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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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Position teaching TEFL in Songkhla, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-12-05 | Writer: Stamford College | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need a qualified teacher to join us around mid-December to teach English with our team of EFL teachers at our Technical and Commercial campus in Songkhla town. We offer a reward package that includes fixed monthly salary plus bonus hours, medical, and very generous paid leave. Applicants can be NON-NATIVE speaker for this position, and of course native speakers are welcome to apply. Read more
Position Teaching TEFL in Phuket, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-11-30 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa School Phuket | Email: email@example.com
Kajonkietsuksa , the first kindergarten and primary bilingual school in Phuket with over 50 native English teachers at the forefronts of the growing members of the school’s faculty, is in need of additional full time native English speaker teachers to fill up kindergarten and primary teaching positions for the next school year (starting on 19th March 2007). Read more
TEFL in Udon Thani, North-eastern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-11-23 | Writer: English Club Udon Thani | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Club Udon thani are urgently looking for part-time and full-time teachers. We currently have 5 branches - all in E-san (North-Eastern; Udon Thani",Loei,"Khon Kaen,Sakon nakorn,Nong Khai). Full-time contract teachers are provided with a work permit and are expected to work for at least 1 year for the company, teaching 20 hours a week. Learners range from absolute beginner to advanced.Classes are of a standard size and have a maximum of 16 students. Benefits include attractive salar Read more
Teach EFL in Bangkok, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-11-16 | Writer: Elite Training Institute | Email: email@example.com
Elite is a well established and reputable language school on Silom Road with over 16 years experience in education in Thailand. We offer a range of part time and corporate courses, camps both up-country and international, and supplying well known schools with full time teachers. We offer a very attractive package to the successful candidates, including paid holidays, end of contract bonus and professional development program. Read more
Position teaching TEFL in Songkhla, Thailand- Near The Beach!Expand
Date posted:2006-11-09 | Writer: Woranari Chaloem | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woranari Chaloem is looking for full-time native speaker English teachers starting immediately. The school is your typical happy-go-lucky government secondary school, with standard class sizes. Teaching hours should be around 18 per week with an attractive salary. Songkhla has three beaches one of which is within view of the school buildings! It is a safe place for foreigners and is not associated with any of the troubles further South.
TEFL in North-eastern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-11-02 | Writer: English Club Sakon Nakorn | Email: email@example.com
We are a language centre in North eastern Thailand and there are currently 5 branches - all in E-san: Udon Thani, Loei, Khon Kaen, Sakon nakorn, Nong Khai. We are looking for full-time contract teachers who are prepared to work 20 hours a week for at least 1 year for the company. Benefits include work permit and attractive salary. Read more
Teach EFL in Trang, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-10-30 | Writer: Pornsirikul English Training School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 a quiet town somewhat untouched by tourism and western influences. The cost of living is sign Read more
TEFL near Hat Yai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-10-26 | Writer: Patong Prathan Kiriwat School | Email: email@example.com
Patong Prathan Kiriwat School is located about 20km south of Hat Yai on a large treed campus which is off the main road and quite quiet. Nature is not far away, with many beaches and waterfalls close by. The school are looking for a full-time English Teacher to teach 23 50 minute periods a week. Benefits include an attractive salary, payment for your Non- immigrant B visa and work permit and help finding accomodation. Read more
TEFL in Chumpon, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-10-24 | Writer: Niramon School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Niramon School is located in Chumpon, which is a major transfer point to Koh Tao Island. We are looking for an English teacher to teach 20 hours per week. You only have to stay at the school for these hours. The rest of the day is yours! The school is spacious, clean, and quiet and has an indoor swimming pool and fitness center, which are available for the teacher to use free of charge. Benefits include free furnished accommodation. Read more
TEFL in Samut Prakan, Central ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-10-16 | Writer: Ratwinit Bangkaeo School | Email: email@example.com
We seek a native speaker teacher to teach English to teenagers on our gifted students program. Our program is housed in a separate, fully air-conditioned building. We have excellent resources for our small, coeducational classes. Workload will be in the region of 16 taught periods each of 50 minutes. Salary is comensurate with qualifications and experience.