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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 Trang, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-10-05 | Writer: Saparachinee School Trang | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saparachinee School in Trang requires one full time English teacher to join its English Programme team as of next term, commencing 24th October. Saparachinee School is a large government school in the centre of Trang which is about 125km south of Krabi. The school offers a 12 month contract with a monthly salary dependant upon experience and qualifications. The school will provide all necessary assistance in obtaining non-B visa and work permit (which is usually completed within 7-10days). Read more
Job Teaching TEFL in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-09-28 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa school | Email: email@example.com
Kajonkietsuksa school is the first kindergarten and primary bilingual school in Phuket (with 50 native English teachers). We are currently looking for additional teachers. The positions are full time- Monday to Friday 7.30-4.50pm. A one-year contract is offered after completing the probationary period, wherein the school will be responsible for work permit, Thai teacher license, health and accidential insurance, and assisting for visa. These positions are only for Native English speakers Read more
TEFL in Central Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-09-21 | Writer: Kururatrangsarit School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kururatrangsarit Secondary School is in need of 2 native English speaking teachers for a 4 month contract teaching 21 periods per week. There are 1600 students in the school. The school is located in the district of Chombung, 30 kilometers from Ratchaburi in the central part of Thailand, near Nakhonpathom and Kanchanaburi. Benefits include accommodation. Read more
Job Teaching TEFL in Suratthani, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-09-19 | Writer: ECC Suratthani | Email: email@example.com
ECC, 11 years of language training in Suratthani. A unique opportunity has arisen which requires a special individual. We are looking for a motivated, flexible, committed and professional English Teacher who can start in late October, and who is willing to sign a minimum 1 year contract. If you want to experience the real Thailand, you will find it here in Suratthani. It is the gateway to Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket, so when you have the time to relax the beach is not far away.
TEFL in Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-09-14 | Writer: Tangtrongchit Commercial School Group | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tangtrongchit Commercial School Group is a large private vocational school group having 5 campuses in Bangkok and 1 in Phuket. We have English Instructor positions opening up for the coming school term starting October 25th 2006. Benefits include attractive salary, paid vacations, medical insurance,visa and work permit provided. Read more
TEFL in Hatyai, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-09-13 | Writer: Stamford College | Email: email@example.com
We are accepting applications for a Primary (Prathom) Year 1 teaching position at our bilingual school in Hatyai. The position is to act as homeroom teacher for a class of approximately 25 students, teaching general English and thematic English. Our bilingual school has a staff of 15 non-Thai English teachers who work with the Thai teaching and administration staff. We offer a monthly salary, generous paid leave, work permit/long term visa, social security/medical and a few other minor b Read more
Teach English in Nonthaburi, Central Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-09-07 | Writer: Kasintorn St. Peter School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kasintorn St. Peter School, a bilingual school, has job openings for full-time teachers starting next term. Teaching hours are up to 25hours a week, Monday to Friday. Benefits include attractive salary, paid holidays and one year contract. Read more
Teach English in in Hatyai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-08-31 | Writer: HELLO ENGLISH | Email: email@example.com
We have vacancies for 2 native English speaking teachers in Hatyai, starting in October. Both positions are full-time, teaching small classes of secondary school or college students who are a pleasure to teach. Good teaching conditions in schools with friendly atmospheres. Attractive salary plus holiday pay. Read more
Post Teaching TEFL in Phuket, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-08-17 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa school | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kajonkietsuksa school is the first kindergarten and primary bilingual school in Phuket (with 50 native English teachers). We are currently looking for 3 additional native speaking English teachers. We will provide teacher license, work permit, accidential and health insurance and assistance with visa. Read more
TEFL in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-08-14 | Writer: Berret Gardner | Email: email@example.com
Anuban Jangwat is a government primary school located in Nakhon Si Thammarat. We are currently looking for three teachers to begin in late October for the new semester beginning November 1st. Nakhon Si Thammarat is a truly Thai town with few tourists where you can learn a lot about Thai
culture. There are waterfalls and mountains close by and great beaches, easy to get away to on the weekends.