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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 Khon Kaen, North-eastern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-02-26 | Writer: Mahathai School | Email: email@example.com
Full Time English Teachers are required to teach middle grades of primary students at Mahathai School in Khon Kaen, starting mid-May 2007. Khon Kaen is a busy city like any other, and the locals are very friendly. Competitive renumeration is offered in addition to a pleasant and easy going work environment. Holidays are plentiful and the contract is for a full 12 months.
Teach EFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2007-02-21 | Writer: American Pacific International School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers are required for a residential Summer Program for 8-15 year-olds running from April 1-20 at a boarding school in Chiang Mai. Accommodation is provided. Qualified teachers and who have a TEFL qualification are particularly welcome to apply. There may be longer-term employment possibilities for appropriately qualified teachers. Salary will be according to qualifications and experience. Read more
Teach EFL in Rayong, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-02-19 | Writer: Private School | Email: email@example.com
A private school in Rayong is looking for a full-time native speaking English Teacher. Teaching load is around 20 contact hours per week, with children aged 5-15. Rayong is on the Gulf of Thailand,180 km south east of Bangkok and is ideally situated for easy access to many islands abundant with marine resources, the largest being Koh Samet. Read more
Opportunity for TEFL in Suratthani, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-02-09 | Writer: ECC Suratthani | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECC has an 11 year history of language training in Suratthani. 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. We are looking for Flexible, Qualified, Motivated and Energetic Native Speakers with a genuine passion for Teaching to join our growing team. We have full time and part time positions available at all school levels. Read more
TEFL in Phitsanalok, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-02-01 | Writer: Anuban Phitsanulok School | Email: email@example.com
We are currently in need of Native English speakers only to teach primary school and kindergarten students, for the next school year which begins in May 2007. There will be a maximum of 20 contact hours per week. Classes will have between 25 -30 students for the English Program, in fully equipped air-conditioned classrooms. Read more
Position Teaching TEFL in Phuket and Songkhla, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-01-25 | Writer: Stamford College Phuket | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stamford is seeking native speaker qualified English teachers for our schools in Phuket and Songkhla to teach in a mainstream school setting, teaching children and young learners. We offer fixed monthly salary, work permit/long term visa, medical, first class working conditions, generous paid leave and opportunity for extra income through extra teaching if desired. Read more
TEFL in Trang, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-01-18 | Writer: Pornsirikul English Training School | Email: email@example.com
Pornsirikul English Training School is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and team working TEFL qualified teacher to start ASAP. Newly qualified teachers are encouraged to apply, as we are a great place to start a teaching career! We have lots of resources and lesson plans already made, and offer ongoing training in teacher development. Teaching hours aren’t more than 20 hours a week. Trang is situated on Thailand’s Southern coast, approx. 2 hours south of Krabi. Trang is famous for Read more
Position teaching TEFL in Suratthani, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-01-11 | Writer: Suratthani Highschool | Email: Surathiring@aol.com
Suratthani School requires teachers for the upcoming school year commencing April 1st 2007. We offer a very competitive salary plus a housing allowance. Suratthani School is located in the South of Thailand, near many beaches and islands, and is the leading government school in the area. Read more
TEFL in Bangkok, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2007-01-08 | Writer: EF English First (Siam Square) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EF English First (Siam Square) is looking for qualified full-time and part-time teachers for immediate employment. Benefits include medical insurance and paid vacations. EF English First is part of EF Education, the largest privately owned English language teaching organisation in the world. Learners range from absolute beginner to advanced. We focus on three types of programs: adult clients, children’s programs, and corporate programs. Read more
Teach EFL in Phitsanulok, ThaiExpand
Date posted:2006-12-14 | Writer: Anuban Phitsanulok School | Email: email@example.com
We are currently in need of Native English speakers to teach primary school and kindergarten students, for the next school year which begins in May 2007. There are also two teaching positions available, with 18 contact hours per week, for non-Native English speakers. Benefits include attractive salary, paid holidays and health insurance. Read more