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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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Native English speaking teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-02-16 | Writer: Muang Thalang School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muang Thalang is a government school located in Thalang, Phuket. The school needs an English teacher for the new school year begining in May. You will be teaching secondary school students, Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm, approximately 20 hours teaching per week. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Chiang Mai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-02-10 | Writer: Intensive College Foundation Course\",\" | Email: email@example.com
Teacher needed, with TESOL skills at the Intensive College Foundation Course (ICFC), Chiang Mai, Thailand. Each year ICFC prepares a small group of displaced people from Burma for university education in Thailand, India and elsewhere. ICFC is a program of a progressive US based NGO that has operated in Thailand since 1996. The teacher will join a small team who will be working with a total of 25 students on a 12-month course. The program is challenging as students come from deprived edu Read more
Position Teaching English in Phuket, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-02-07 | Writer: Chalermprakiatsomdetprasrinakarin Phuket school | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalermprakiat is a secondary government school in Phuket town. We are looking for a native English speaker to teach English at our multi-language programme. Applicants will be required to start work in April for the summer course with new students. Benefits include monthly housing allowance, social security and assistance obtaining work permit.
Job teaching TEFL in ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-02-02 | Writer: Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University | Email: email@example.com
We require teachers for both Business and General English courses. Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University is a community university serving Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi and Suphanburi. Teachers are required for both immediate start and also for May 2006. The English Language Department teaches students majoring in Business English on a four year degree programme as well as offering a number of general courses across the campus in the different faculties. Read more
TEFL in Phetchaburi, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-01-19 | Writer: Banlatwitthaya School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Banlatwitthaya School, located near Phetchaburi City, is looking for three native English speakers for positions commencing in May. Ban Lat is located approximately 2 hours South West of Bangkok, a short way inland from the Gulf of Thailand. We are interested in teachers who wish to teach both general conversation classes and also those who wish to teach subjects within the school English Program.
Teach English in North Eastern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2006-01-12 | Writer: Surindra Rajabhat | Email: Wirote2005@gmail.com
Surindra Rajabhat is looking for a full time native speaker language teacher to begin work as soon as possible. The position requires a teaching load of 18 hours or less a week. The teacher will be required to teach University students - both English and non-English majors - and may be required to help with teaching young learners at the local Communication School. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Hatyai- Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2006-01-09 | Writer: Hatyai U.P Education school | Email: email@example.com
Hatyai U.P Education school in Hatyai is now recruiting ESL teachers for the new academic year with a start date of 1 May, 2006. The Program focuses on teaching communication skills to young learners. Teachers will be expected to teach at least 23-25 hours a week. We value quality teachers and therefore offer a very competitive salary package in comparison to other Thai schools. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in BangkokExpand
Date posted:2006-01-03 | Writer: SN School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently in need of Native English speakers to teach secondary school students.
There will be a maximum of 20 teaching hours per week. The job offers paid holidays (7-8 weeks/year), free work permit, health insurance (BUPA) and accommodation assistance. Attractive bonus package.
Position teaching English in Phuket, Thailand!Expand
Date posted:2005-12-08 | Writer: Kajonkietsuksa School | Email: email@example.com
Kajonkietsuksa school is the first kindergarten and primary bilingual school in Phuket, with 35 native English teachers. We are currently looking fo kindergarten English teachers and 2 primary English teachers. Benefits include health insurance and visa. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in southern Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2005-12-05 | Writer: Hello English | Email: Helloenglishthailand@yahoo.com
English teacher required to teach primary and secondary school students. The successful applicant would teach in 2 different schools. Monday and Friday in the bustling town of Hatyai (mornings only....finish at 11am.)and......Tue,Wed & Thursday in the nearby busy seaside town of Songkhla. Contact hours less than 20hrs a week. Immediate start, with contract to mid March. Read more