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TEFL Jobs in Thailand
TEFL Courses in Chiang Mai
TEFL Courses in Phuket
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 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
Teach English in Krabi, Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-04-13 | Writer: Papinporn Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papinporn Language School is based in beautiful Ao Nang close to the sea and many islands. We support our teachers in every way we can. Because of the quality of our teachers and the support we give our reputation is growing rapidly. We will be looking to hire a further 15 to 20 new teachers over the next 2 months for our new contracts. Some of these positions will be in areas other than Krabi and some will be for hotel teaching.
Teach English in Thailand (3)Expand
Date posted:2006-04-10 | Writer: Great Fun English language Center | Email: email@example.com
Great Fun English language Center, Songkhla is looking for 2 English Native Speakers
to teach in primary and secondary schools in Muang District, Songkhla Province, Thailand. Read more
TEFL qualified teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Phuket, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-04-04 | Writer: Chalermprakiat school | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalermprakiat is a government school located in Phuket town.We are looking for a native English speaker with a bachelors degree as well as a TEFL certificate to teach English to students from our Multi-language programme and from our normal programme. If you think you are a good team worker, understand the Thai culture well, are flexible and patient with lots of energy, this might be the job for you. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Hatyai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-03-30 | Writer: Stamford College | Email: email@example.com
We are seeking two teachers to join us at our bilingual school in Hatyai, Southern Thailand. The positions are to teach children in a mainstream school setting. The duties require the teacher to be on duty from approx 8:00 am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday, and within that time teach approx 20 hours per week. We have a total of 14 overseas teachers at the school, and have a reward package that is fair by Thai standards. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Trang, Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-03-23 | Writer: INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND COMPUTER SCHOOL | Email: Jhumacel@msn.com
We are looking for native English speaking teachers to start in May. Trang province is a very peaceful place to stay. Commodities are very cheap and people are very friendly. There are beautiful places to visit during holidays. Benefits include competitive salary, bonus scheme and opportunities for additional private work.
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL In Chiang Mai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-03-21 | Writer: King\'s College of English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
King's College of English has been in operation in Thailand since 1994. We are associated with King's Schools in the UK (London, Oxford and Bournemouth) and in Canada. There are four branches in Thailand: three in Bangkok and a newly opened branch in Chiang Mai, for which we are seeking teachers. Benefits include competitive salary, paid holiday, bonus, and medical insurance. Read more
Qualified teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Phuket, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-03-14 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa school | Email: email@example.com
Kajonkietsuksa school is the first kindergarten and primary bilingual school in Phuket, with 45 native English teachers. We are currently looking for teachers for the new school year, (a one year contract starting from 1st of April, middle of April or 2nd of May). benefits include competitive salary, work permit, Thai teacher license, health and accident insurance, and assisting with visa. Read more
Opportunity teaching TEFL in Phuket, Thailand (2)Expand
Date posted:2006-03-08 | Writer: British Language School, Phuket | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Language School, Phuket, is looking for 10 full time and part time teachers to start in May, with an eight month contract. Benefits include competitive salary, paid holiday and arrangements for teaching license and work permit. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-03-02 | Writer: Seka school | Email: email@example.com
Welcome to Seka School. We are a small school in the Seka District of north-eastern Thailand, Nongkhai Province and are looking for native English speaking teachers. There is a 'Friendship Bridge' across the river from Nongkhai to Laos, which is convenient for visa runs. We will provide a good salary together with free accommodation/ bonus/ Non-B sponsorship / work permit/ and an orientation course. Read more