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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 in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-07-05 | Writer: Stamford College | Email: email@example.com
Full time Native speaker EFL teacher required at Stamford College, Phuket. to teach English approx 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday in a formal education school setting. Start date end July 2007. We offer a contract for 1 year, competitive monthly salary, work permit/teacher license/visa extensions, medical and social security. Read more
TEFL Teachers required for Nonthaburi, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-06-18 | Writer: kasintorn | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay Rate: At least 40,000 Baht/month Read more
Teach EFL in Lampang, Northern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-06-13 | Writer: Bunyawat Witthayalai School | Email: email@example.com
Bunyawat Witthayalai School is in immediate need of a qualified, native-speaking English teacher for their English Program. The school is located in the beautiful city of Lampang, approximately 100km south of Chiang Mai. Lampang is a very pleasant place to live without the traffic problems and pollution that larger cities like Chiang Mai and Bangkok suffer from. The teaching schedule will require about 15 classroom hours per week, with an attractive salary.
Several positions teaching EFL in ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-06-07 | Writer: Language Services | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Services in Ayutthaya is looking for English native speakers, with and without teaching experience, to fill up some full-time and volunteer positions in quiet districts and small towns of Thailand. Benefits for full time positions include an attractive salary. The volunteer positions would suit English native speakers who are looking for something meaningful and worthwhile to do while traveling in Thailand. Accommodation, meals, transportation, and some small stipends are offe Read more
Teach English in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-06-06 | Writer: nuban NakhonSriThammarat School | Email: email@example.com
Anuban NakhonSriThammarat School is looking for two Native English Teachers to join a young energetic team teaching students aged 5-10 years old. Class sizes are around 35 students and teaching hours are 15-20 contact hours per week. Nakhon Sri Thammarat is a good place to experience low cost Thai living, and is located close to mountains and sea. Read more
Teach English in Suratthani, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-05-31 | Writer: ECC Suratthani | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to live and work near some of the most stunning parts of Southern Thailand? If the answer is "yes", and your available for an immediate start please click on the heading for more information. We are looking for a flexible, qualified, motivated and energetic native speaker with a genuine passion for teaching to join our growing team. You will receive a competitive monthly salary which reflects your experience, a housing allowance, paid vacation, visa assistance, work per Read more
Teach English in Hua Hin, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-05-28 | Writer: Hua Hin Vithayali School | Email: email@example.com
Vithayalai School is based in the centre of Hua Hin, which is a beautiful beach town. The school is well established and the English Department currently employs 4 foreign teachers. At the moment we are looking for a motivated ESL Teacher to teach 19 classroom hours a week. The school will assist with visas and provide a work permit. This is an excellent opportunity for a teacher who would like to enjoy a good quality of life in a friendly town. Read more
Teach English in Songkhla (Thailand)Expand
Date posted:2007-05-17 | Writer: TIEC | Email: NEYPUS@YAHOO.COM
A qualified English conversational teaching position is available at Songacha public school not far from the city. Perfect for those who enjoy working in the wilderness and living in the city. Teaching hours are 20-23 hours per week. Benefits include an attractive salary. Read more
Teach EFL in Songkhla, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2007-05-09 | Writer: Stamford College. | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified teachers are encouraged to apply for one of 2 position Stamford College have open, to start this month. Position 1 is at their International Business School in Hatyai, and position 2 is at their Technical College in Songkhla. Both positions are fully salaried with medical, work permit/teacher licence, paid leave etc. Read more
Teach EFL in Phuket, Thailand at a leading hotelExpand
Date posted:2007-05-03 | Writer: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort | Email: email@example.com
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is currently seeking a full time English teacher. The Candidate should have sound experience in teaching English in Thailand and Asia, a professional attitude towards work, a friendly and co-operative disposition, a willingness to work in a team environment and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Benefits include an attractive salary. Read more