TEFL Jobs in Thailand
Beautiful beaches, beautiful smiles, delightful food, and never a dull moment; that pretty much sums up Thailand! Visitors flow in and out of the tropical paradise every day, releasing their stress and enjoying the moment. Want to turn that into a daily occurrence? Teaching English in Thailand is a great way to do it. The good news is there are plenty of positions available in Thailand. While the salaries aren’t high, with some basic budgeting it is easy to maintain a comfortable lifestyle in the land of smiles.
The average salary varies from $700 - $1200US per month.
Securing a TEFL Position in Thailand
While positions are advertised online occasionally, it is much more effective to go apply in person. Thai people care about appearances, and would much rather make a hire after meeting in person. It is important to dress and carry yourself professionally when attending an interview. Also, bring your original bachelor and/or TEFL certificate with you to Thailand. It is required in order to process a work permit. Recently, the Thai government has mandated that every state public school should have at least one foreign English teacher on staff, which has increased the quality and amount of positions available. New semesters start in May and November, so apply approximately 1-2 months before hand. There are also plenty of private language institutions which hire year round. If you prefer to work fewer hours in order to have more time to explore, then this might be the better option for you. Public schools require a bachelor degree, and having a TEFL is useful in competitive cities like Chiang Mai and Bangkok. However, many rural locations find it difficult to attract applicants and may accept teachers with just a TEFL.
Getting certified to teach in Thailand
If you want to start a life of teaching English in Thailand, you'll need to take the first step and get TEFL certified. This online qualification can be completed in 120 hours and gives you the training and know-how required by top schools in Thailand, and around the world.Get TEFL Certified