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 Khon Kaen, North Eastern Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-08-02 | Writer: Mahathai School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahathai School is located in the centre of Khon Kaen City. Our School has an extensive English programme supported by excellent staff and facilities. We need a teacher to teach 20 periods a week. Teachers are given paid holidays in October and April/May. We need a native speaker of English with suitable qualifications and experience to start immediately. Benefits include attractice salary, work permit, visa and insurance. Read more
Teach English in Trang, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-07-27 | Writer: British Language School, Trang | Email: email@example.com
A full time teacher is needed from the beginning of August until the end of February 2007 to teach English Conversation to primary students.There are 22 teaching hours a week, Monday - Friday. Benefits include attractive salary, arrangement of teaching license and work permit. Read more
Opportunity for TEFL in Phuket, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-07-20 | Writer: Muang Phuket School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muang Phuket School is a government school in Phuket, Thailand. We have one teaching position available for an EFL teacher on a one year full time contract starting before the end of July 2006. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to become part of a dynamic team of highly motivated teachers. Benefits include attractive salary, completion bonus and insurance cover. Read more
Teach EFL in Hat Yai, Thailand (2)Expand
Date posted:2006-07-19 | Writer: Smart English | Email: email@example.com
An English Teacher is required at a small, primary school outside Hat Yai. Although the school is out of town, the small classes and conditions should make this position a fun and rewarding experience, and the right applicant will be greatly appreciated by the children and the school. Benefits include an attractive salary, visa, medical insurance and reimbursement of transport costs to and from the school.
Teach EFL in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-07-13 | Writer: Tantiwatra School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tantiwatra School is looking for 2 native language English teachers, with relevant experience in teaching children from 2 years of age to 18 years old. We offer excellent facilities parallel to that of an international school. Successful candidates will be well remunerated; work permit and visas will be paid for by the school. There is also an opportunity to teach extra classes to receive extra renumeration.
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-07-06 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa school | Email: email@example.com
Kajonkietsuksa school is the kindergarten and primary bilingual school in Phuket. The bilingual programme was founded in 2000 and currently has 670 students. Due to continuing expansion of the school, we are looking for additional primary and kindergarten teachers. We will provide a Thai teaching license, work permit, and insurance, together with a competitive salary. Read more
Teach English in BangkokExpand
Date posted:2006-06-28 | Writer: firstname.lastname@example.org | Email: email@example.com
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a diligent and dedicated English to teacher to teach English to Mattayom students at our school here in Bangkok.
Benefits include: Full assistance with work permit and visa including the cost of the work permit and a housing allowance of 3,500 a month. 20 contact hours a week with 2 weeks fully paid holidays and 18 bank holidays. Salary is according to experience.
Position Teaching TEFL in BangkokExpand
Date posted:2006-06-20 | Writer: Sarasas Witaed Bangbon (High School) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified teachers, bachelor’s degree minimum, are invited to apply for teaching positions at Sarasas Witaed Bangbon School. Acdemic subjects i.e. English, EFL, Maths, Social, Science, P.E., etc are available from Pre-school & KG. to grade 11. A yearly contract is offered (re-newable) with an attractive starting salary. A furnished, air conditoned apartment, on campus, is provided at no cost excluding electricity and water. Following a three month probationary period, Blu Read more
Teach English in Southern Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-06-08 | Writer: Saparachinee School | Email: email@example.com
Saparachinee School Trang is a large government secondary school situated in the centre of Trang. Trang is in the south west of Thailand about 125 km south of Krabi and about 300 km south of Phuket. The school requires two full time English teachers for students aged between 12 and 18. The school offers an attractive salary. Contracts are in principle for 12 months and the school will provide all assistance required in obtaining a non immigrant visa and work permit. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-06-06 | 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
a Primary3 homeroom teacher, an upper primary English teacher and 3 kindergarten homeroom English teachers. The positions are full time- Monday to Friday 7.30-4.50pm. A one-year contract is offered after a probationary period, wherein the school will be responsible for work permit, Thai teacher license, health and accidential insurance. Read more