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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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Teach English in Lopburi, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-09-07 | Writer: Winitsuksa School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winitsuksa School is one of the largest secondary schools in Lopburi, ( 150 kms north of Bangkok), with almost 4,000 students. The Bi-lingual department has been operating for over 10 years and currently has a vacancy for a TEFL qualified English teacher. All classrooms and offices are air conditioned. Teaching hours are 20 per week, with all Thai public holidays, April and October school holidays paid.
Teach TEFL in Northern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-08-03 | Writer: Pakchong School | Email: email@example.com
Full time TEFL qualified native English speaking Teacher wanted to teach 12-14 year olds in our English Program. We are located only 2 hours from Bangkok and 45 min. from Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima). Our community is warm and friendly, the weather is always very nice, much cooler than other places. Our students want to learn and work hard learning English.
Teach English in Bangkok, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-07-07 | Writer: Sarasas Nimitmai School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarasas Affiliated Bilingual Schools are privately owned Co-educational schools. Our student body spans from Kindergarten to Secondary classes. We are looking for native English speaking TEFL qualified teachers to join our team in MinBuri, 30 minutes from the new Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport. It is important that applicants are flexible team players, who are patient and tolerant of others. Salary according to qualifications and experience. Other benefits include furnished accommodation and daily transport to and from school. Read more
Teach TEFL in Songkhla, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-06-05 | Writer: VatKoagaw | Email: email@example.com
TEFL Teachers wanted for a school near Samila Beach in Songkhla, Southern Thailand. There are opportunities for both short term substitute teachers and full-time one year contracts teaching approximately 20 hours a week. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, dedicated and interested in working in a small, but top-quality and academically/professionally demanding environment to join 6 other foreign teachers.
The school is walking distance from a beach and other benefits include an attractive salary including paid holidays. Read more
Tutor TEFL in a Phuket Hotel, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-06-04 | Writer: British Studies | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English TEFL Tutor needed to teach four groups of employees at a hotel in Thalang, Phuket (about half-way between the airport and Phuket town). We offer an attractive hourly rate for a workload over around 6 hours a day, 10 am - 5 pm (with an hour for lunch). Must be a native English speaker.
TEFL Teachers Wanted in Nakhorn Sri Thammarat, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-03-11 | Writer: Semamuang Primary School | Email: email@example.com
The English Program at Semamuang Primary School in Nakhorn Sri Thammarat is looking for two enthusiastic qualified TEFL teachers for Grades One and Two. Semamuang is the city’s premier academic school. Class size of 30, regular school hours and holidays, plus 10 days personal leave and 10 days sick leave. Medical and life insurance. Starting salary 30,000 baht which allows you to live comfortably and travel. The Nakhorn area is known for its mountains and spectacular waterfalls. The people are super friendly and there are few tourists. Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket are all within easy travelling distance. Read more
Full-time TEFL Teacher Required in HatYai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-02-12 | Writer: EF English First | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EF English First Hatyai is looking for a creative and energetic TEFL teacher to join our professional and dedicated work group. The successful candidate should be an all-rounder able to work with children, teens and young adults. Hatyai is a bustling, cosmopolitan and comfortable medium-size city surrounded by the natural beauty of Southern Thailand, an hour's drive from the Malaysian border and close to both the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand coasts. Read more
Full Time Kindergarten Job Teaching TEFL in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2008-01-15 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa School | Email: email@example.com
We currently have Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten TEFL job vacancies for the 2008-2009 school year, commencing employment in March. Because our students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are so young, (from ages 2 – 5), we need someone who has a nurturing, maternal personality. You must relate to small children and their needs. An excellent sense of humour and fun is a necessity. Experience with this particular age group is not necessarily required, but a strong desire to work with little ones is a must. Read more
TEFL in Krabi, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-07-19 | Writer: Papinporn Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Four English teachers urgently required to teach English conversation to students aged from 13-17. You will teach 20 to 22 hours per week, some course books and materials will be provided. Assistance in finding accommodation will be given. Some extra work may be available to earn extra money. Work permit cost will be paid for and some visa costs. The school is situated in a quiet untroubled area near Songkhla. Read more
TEFL in Suratthani (Thailand)Expand
Date posted:2007-07-12 | Writer: Phasasilvittaya school | Email: email@example.com
Phasasilvittaya School in Suratthani is looking for a full time TEFL qualified English Teacher to teach 8-12 year old students 23 hours per week. Suratthani is just a short sea ferry ride to Koh Sumui and a couple of very quiet beaches are nearby, plus not far off are some great mountains and tropical countryside. Read more