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TEFL Jobs in Thailand
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Demand for certified TEFL teachers in Thailand is almost infinite and if you hold a degree, positions are virtually guaranteed.
Bangkok and much of the surrounding area have more positions available than there are teachers to fill them. While work at a school under the Thai Ministry of Education will require a degree, jobs for those without degrees can be found in language schools and in private corporations. Some schools in rural areas of this beautiful country are exempt from this so if a real cultural experience is what you’re after, this is a great option for those without degrees.
Coming in just behind the king of Thailand and monks, teachers throughout the kingdom hold a tremendous amount of respect.
Thailand is one of the most popular countries for work in a TEFL job. Salaries are high compared to local standards and you can keep the cost of living very low if you choose to. After a bit of experience and the higher wages that accompany it, you can begin to even save some of your hard-earned cash.
TEFL Job in Thailand
As mentioned above, work at a school under the Thailand’s Ministry of Education will require a degree, jobs for those without degrees can be found in language schools and in private corporations. With or without a degree, a quick scan of jobs in Thailand will tell you that employers are looking for teachers with well recognized TEFL certificates such as that offered by TEFL International.
Jobs are typically contracted for one year and you will need to bring your original university diploma as well as official university transcripts with you when applying for government school jobs. Some may ask for criminal background checks and a medical check-up.
TEFL Salaries in Thailand
Starting salaries for TEFL jobs in schools are usually around 30,000 THB per month. It is a bit easier to get a job before the beginning of the school year in May and in between terms during October, but jobs are usually available year round. School jobs usually entail 18-24 contact hours per week and often have numerous paid holidays.
Types of TEFL Jobs in Thailand
Foreign teachers can work in government and private schools. Here you’ll need a degree and you’ll be expected to work standard hours Monday through Friday. These jobs will require a contract and will sometimes ask that you work a weekend English camp or two during the year. These jobs are typically EFL jobs but you can find positions teaching Science, Math, PE and Art.
TEFL jobs at language schools are plentiful and pay an hourly rate. Your schedule will be more sporadic and subject to frequent change. You will often have to travel to your on-site classrooms but sometimes drivers are provided by the language school. But don’t expect to get much help with obtaining a work permit until you’ve worked with the school for a while and proven that you’re committed to the post.
Most people begin their TEFL job search once they get to Thailand. Thai employers will usually want to see you before offering you a position and expectation of dress and appearance are the same as they are in the West.
While considering a job offer, be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises after agreeing to take the position. Also, be sure to get all details confirming benefits written in your contract.TEFL Courses in Ban Phe
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TEFL Job in Chonburi, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-09-15 | Writer: Magnet School Chonburi | Email: email@example.com
TEFL qualified native English speaker needed for next semester (beginning November 9th) to teach at Satit Piboon Bumpen Demonstrational School, which is located on the campus of and part of Burapha University in Bangsaen, Chonburi, just minutes from the beach. We offer an attractive salary for teaching up to 20 periods (50 minutes each) per week. To apply, please forward your CV with recent photo to the e-mail address given on the job heading. Read more
Opportunity to Teach TEFL in Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-08-20 | Writer: Udomsuksa Commercial College | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Native English speaking TEFL teacher required by Udomsuksa Commercial College in Hat Yai city. We require a native English teacher to start work immediately in a vocational college iin the centre of Hat Yai. The students are aged between 16-20, and the full curriculum is provided. The working day is from 8am-4pm although contact hours are 20 periods/week lasting 50 minutes each. We offer an attractive salary and a contract through to the end of February next year. Read more
TEFL Job in Phuket, Thailand (2)Expand
Date posted:2009-07-19 | Writer: ELT Phuket International | Email: email@example.com
ELT Phuket International is contracted to manage and support Primary and Secondary English Programmes for the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation. You could now become part of this exciting opportunity to provide better learning opportunities for local Thai children. This is the ideal opportunity to join the most innovative English Programme in Phuket, Thailand. We are looking to appoint a qualified TEFL teacher who is enthusiastic, flexible, and energetic, who is keen to make a positive contribution to our project and who is interested in professional development as a teacher. Click on the heading for more details. Read more
TEFL Jobs in ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-06-23 | Writer: BFIT | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bright Future International Training & Services, an educational organization which provides primary and secondary academic programs to private and government schools in Thailand, seeks to hire motivated, ambitious, responsible TEFL qualified graduates who are interested in professional development, cultural exchange and travel. We have positions available now in Bangkok and Suratthani. Benefits include a modern working environment, with sensible class sizes and working hours. Read more
Job Teaching TEFL in Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-05-25 | Writer: C-Bright | Email: email@example.com
We are a small friendly private English language centre in the heart of Hat Yai looking for a full-time TEFL teacher and a senior full-time teacher. Our school is located in the heart of Hat Yai, a bustling city in the South of Thailand. It is in the province of Songkhla and is not far from some of Thailand's most beautiful islands and beaches. We have students of all ages and backgrounds and offer a wide variety of classes. Our class sizes are small (5-12) and we have a well resourced library of teaching materials. We offer a competitive salary, visa, health insurance, work permit, 20 days paid annual leave in addition to 20 National holidays and a chance to develop your career professionally in a friendly and supportive work environment. Read more
Full Time TEFL Teachers Required in ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-04-20 | Writer: Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Center, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University is looking for three TEFL qualified native English teachers with a minimum of one year's experience in teaching English as a foreign language.Teaching hours at the university is between 15 – 18 hours/week. The salary is 30,000 Baht/month (housing allowance is included) and you will get 30 days paid holidays per year. Read more
Job Teaching TEFL in Chiang Mai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-03-04 | Writer: Starfish Country Home School | Email: email@example.com
The Starfish Country Home School in Chiangmai seeks a TEFL certified English teacher for its lower elementary grades, starting in April. A good salary and free accommodations are provided, together with communally served food.We are a free residential and day school with most residential students being hill tribe children from needy families. We have a large new air-conditioned school with excellent facilities and equipment. Class size is less than 10 students. Read more
Teach TEFL in Suratthani, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-02-04 | Writer: The Language | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Language is a private language school operating in Suratthani that requires TEFL qualified Native English Teachers to join our happily placed team to begin training in April/May 2009. You would teach the same students every week with small class sizes. Each position teaches set levels ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 9.We offer an attractive benefits package, including performance bonus, overtime payments, free accommodation or allowance, paid holidays and processing of work permit /visa. Read more
Teach TEFL in Hat Yai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-01-13 | Writer: Hatyairatprachasun School | Email: email@example.com
We are looking for 2 Native Secondary TEFL qualified English Teachers for a Government High School located in Hatyai, Songkhla
(1 male and 1 female). The teachers will be teaching listening and speaking, and also reading and writing subjects. Benefits such as insurance and paid government holidays are included together with an attractive salary. The teachers are expected to be open minded, help in the curriculum development and participate in school activities such as morning assemblies.
Teach English in Nonthaburi , Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2008-12-03 | Writer: PLI(Pennwood Language Institute) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need a TEFL qualified native speaking English Teacher to teach at Anuban Nonthaburi School in Nonthaburi, Thailand. The job involves teaching young learners 14 hours a week from Monday to Friday, with an assistant Thai teacher. We are looking for someone who is able to commit themselves between May 2009 and March 2010. Benefits include an attractive salary.