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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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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
TEFL in Lopburi, Thailand (2)Expand
Date posted:2005-11-29 | Writer: Winitsuksa School | Email: email@example.com
Winitsuksa School is seeking the services of two native English-speaking teachers for their bilingual programme, which has operated for 9 years, to replace two teachers returning to their homelands. Winitsuksa is a prestigious private high school of 3,500 students located in historic Lopburi, 150 km north of Bangkok. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Trang, Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2005-11-24 | Writer: P.E.T.S. Trang | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pornsirikul English Training School is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and team working TEFL qualified teacher to start asap. Trang is situated on Thailand’s Southern coast, approx. 2 hours south of Krabi. It is famous for the vegetarian festival, islands, beaches and waterfalls. Trang is a quiet town somewhat untouched by tourism and western influences. The cost of living is significantly low in comparison to other cities in Thailand. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Suratthani, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2005-11-23 | Writer: AmeriThai Education International | Email: email@example.com
We are looking for 2 new members of our team! We are a private language school located in Surat Thani. We have a mximum of 10 students in a class. Air conditioned classrooms, 20 hours a week, 2 consecutive days off. Benefits include: housing allowance, all visas and work permits taken care of by the school, and contract completion bonus. Read more
Teach English in Rayong, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2005-11-16 | Writer: St Andrews International School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an excellent opportunity to work in a expanding and recognised International School, working alongside experienced colleagues. We are looking for an immediate start. Situated 10km from the sea (Banchang) and 20 minutes drive from Pattaya, St Andrews is a purpose built school, located on a stunning golf course and surrounded by lush green hills.
TEFL in Udon Thani, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2005-11-08 | Writer: ELC School | Email: email@example.com
Native English Speakers required for 3 positions teaching at a school in Udon thani Province. Attractive salary, depending on qualifications and experience.
Job Teaching TEFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2)Expand
Date posted:2005-11-03 | Writer: Wichai Wittaya Bilingual School School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wichai Wittaya Bilingual School School is currently seeking a Full-time Primary English Teacher for the second term commencing November , 2005. Our school is in beautiful Chiangmai. Interested candidates must be a native English speaker. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Suratthani, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2005-10-31 | Writer: AmeriThai Education International | Email: email@example.com
We are in need of native speaking English teachers for our school in Suratthani. Attractive benefits package, including bonus for immediate start. Read more
Job teaching TEFL in Hat Yai, Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2005-10-26 | Writer: IIE Languauge School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IIE,a dynamic language school which has 13 branches in Bangkok now has opened a new branch in Hat Yai,the biggest city in Songkla Province.We are now looking for a lot of full time and part time English teachers who are NATIVE speakers, or any European who can speak English perfectly. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Songkhla, Southern Thailand.Expand
Date posted:2005-10-18 | Writer: Stairway English | Email: email@example.com
Teach in the center of Songkhla City – not far from the beach and major shopping areas, restaurants and night life. Relatively quiet town in comparison to the larger Hatyai City, easy to travel and many options for accommodation. Benefits include attractive salary, end of contract bonus and medical insurance. Read more