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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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TEFL in Rayong, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-05-29 | Writer: ECC Rayong | Email: email@example.com
Rayong is 200kms south east of Bangkok and is ideally located for visits to some beautiful islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The teacher is required to work flexible hours from Monday to Friday. We offer an attractive salary, work permit and health insurance. The successful applicant will be teaching beginner to advanced levels. Read more
Teach English in Khon Kaen, North-eastern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-05-25 | Writer: Kanlayanawat School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kanlayanawat School, a big famous school in Khon Kaen province, urgently requires native English teachers. The teachers will teach 20 hours per week with a salary depending on experience and qualifications. The school will assist with documentation for work permit. Read more
TEFL in Phatthalung, Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-05-18 | Writer: Satri Phattalung School | Email: email@example.com
We're looking for a qualified native English speaking teacher to teach at our special English class. The class consists of students aged from 13-18 years old. The school is in Phatthalung, Southern Thailand. Applicants will be required to start work in June 2006. The school will assist and pay for applicants in getting their work permit and visa. Read more
Teach EFL in Krabi, Thailand! (2)Expand
Date posted:2006-05-16 | Writer: The Language Club | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We require 3 native speaking English Teachers to work on site at hotels in the Krabi area and one further teacher to work in our Language Centre. The hotel work will be up to 5 hours a day, Monday to Friday, based on site at the hotels and will include a free lunch. The classroom based work will be teaching small groups and individuals (all adults) and will be a maximum of 80 hours per month. For the hotel work, the ability to ride a motorcycle is a must. Read more
Opportunity for TEFL in Bangkok, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-05-10 | Writer: Lert Pattana Language School | Email: email@example.com
LPS is one of the leading Educational Language Organizations in Thailand dedicated to offering language and exchange programs for foreign and local students and professionals. We are looking for teachers who are prepared to commit to a 1 year contract, and offer an attractive salary, assistance with airfare and accommodation, work permit, medical insurance and 1 week induction course.
TEFL in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-05-09 | Writer: EFL Learning Centre | Email: Thailand@teacher.com
EFL Learning Centre is seeking 4 EFL teachers for various locations in and around Chiang Mai. Three of the positions are part-time and one full-time. The part-time positions are hourly paid and the full-time position is salaried with benefits including work permit, health insurance, 5-day working week and paid holiday. Read more
TEFL in Kanchanaburi, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-05-03 | Writer: Saiyokmaneekanwitthaya School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saiyokmaneekanwitthaya School is a high school located in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
We are looking for a native English teacher from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand to teach from Monday to Friday between 8am and 3.30pm. Benefits include work permit, accident insurance and free accommodation. Read more
Teach EFL in Hatyai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-05-01 | Writer: Hello English | Email: Helloenglishthailand@yahoo.com
We will be shortly conducting interviews in Bangkok and Hatyai, for a full time TEFL teacher to teach English to college students studying tourism and business. Aircon class rooms, all teaching resources provided. Hatyai is the largest city in the South of Thailand and has easy access to the beaches and Islands. It is a bustling business centre with a fairly large expat community, plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Read more
Teach English in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-04-24 | Writer: Wichai Wittaya School | Email: email@example.com
Wichai Wittaya is accepting applications for teachers from Kindergarten to upper primary level. This is an opportunity to join a professional and hardworking team, committed to high standards in bilingual education. A competitive package is offered including accident insurance, end of year bonus, work permit and visa sponsorship. Read more
TEFL in Sunny Suratthani, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-04-20 | Writer: Suratthani School | Email: Surathiring@aol.com
Suratthani School is in need of teachers for their English Program. Located in the South of Thailand, near many beaches and islands, Suratthani School is the leading government school in the area, providing high-quality education for Mattayom 1-3 students (from approximately the North American equivalent of grades 7-10)in the English Program. Benefits include accommodation allowance, medical insurance and loyalty bonus. Read more