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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 EFL in Phuket, Thailand at a leading hotelExpand
Date posted:2007-05-03 | Writer: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Teach EFL in Suratthani (Thailand).Expand
Date posted:2007-04-26 | Writer: Amerithai | Email: Ken_Tefl@Yahoo.com
Western Native English Speakers wanted in Surat Thani. Full time 2 Semester contract, Visa etc. for different schools in Surat Thani province. Variety of ages in different schools. Some minor travel involved. Help in finding accommodation. A chance to teach in a different environment. Clean air, low costs, near mountains and beaches. Live in a small but vibrant town.
Teach EFL in Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-04-23 | Writer: ECC Suratthani | Email: email@example.com
Do you want to live and work near some of the most stunning parts of Southern Thailand? If the answer is “yes” then read on. In preparation for the new academic year starting in May 2007, we are now looking for Teachers to start work in both Suratthani and Chumphon, in Southern Thailand. Benefits include a competitive salary which will reflect your experience, a housing allowance, paid vacation, visa assistance, work permit and a bonus scheme linked to hours worked during term time.
Teach EFL in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-04-12 | Writer: British International School, Phuket | Email: Reana@bcis.ac.th
Under an agreement with the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization, BIS Phuket is now seeking qualified, native-speakers of English to work in local Thai Schools, as part of an English or ESL Programme. This is an opportunity to work in a programme with back up and support provided by an International School. Generous remuneration package depending on experience. Read more
TEFL Job in Phuket, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2007-04-04 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kajonkietsuksa, the first kindergarten and primary bilingual school in Phuket with over 50 native English teachers, is in need of additional full time native English speaker teachers. Benefits include an attractive salary, one year contract ( the school handling the work permit and the Thai teacher’s license application and related documents) together with health and accident insurance. Read more
Teach EFL in Phatthalung, Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-03-29 | Writer: Satri Phattalung School | Email: email@example.com
We're looking for a native English speaker with a degree and TEFL certificate to teach English at our special English class. The class consists of students aged 13-18 years. The school is in Phatthalung, Southern Thailand. Applicants will be required to start work in June. The school will assist and pay for applicants in getting their work permit and visa.
TEFL Post in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-03-22 | Writer: Chalermprakiatsomdetprasrinakarin Phuket School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalermprakiatsomdetprasrinakarin Phuket School, Phuket is looking for 2 Native English Teachers to join their dedicated English Program beginning April 2007. You will be teaching between 18-20 hours per week, class length being 50 minutes each. Benefits include housing allowance and paid vacations. Read more
TEFL Opportunity in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-03-16 | Writer: Muang Talang School | Email: email@example.com
Qualified native English speaking teacher needed for a High School in Phuket, starting in May. Attractive schedule that includes no more than 20 classes a week in a very relaxed school with great Thai teachers and good kids. Benefits include paid holidays and competitive salary. Read more
TEFL in Songkhla, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-03-08 | Writer: Hello English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello English has several vacancies for English teachers for the new school term, beginning May 2007. All teaching positions are for Matayom (High School) or vocational (College) students. Teachers will be placed in Thai schools and will have access to our vast library of teaching resources. The students all have a strong work ethic and are a pleasure to teach. Hatyai is the bustling commercial and transport hub of the South of Thailand. It’s large enough to have all the comforts available in Read more
TEFL Position in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-03-05 | Writer: Stamford College Phuket | Email: email@example.com
Join us at our school in Phuket and teach EFL. We have 3 positions open, to teach to young learners at either Kindergarten (age 3 to 6 years), Primary ( age 6 to 12 years), or Secondary levels (age 12 to 18 years).All positions are full time and salaried with work permit, teacher licence and visa processed and paid for. Paid leave and medical insurance are also part of the package. Read more