Jet away to a tropical climate teaching in Thailand long term or a contract for 2 years. Teaching jobs in Thailand international schools or state public school are at all levels from elementary and high schools. You can also experience the country for 12 months while teaching English in Thailand at one of the government 2nd tier schools.
Teaching jobs in Thailand
There are jobs for teachers in Thailand government and private international schools all year round, although the academic year starts in August until the following June. You, as a person should, for your own benefit get on with people at all age groups. When you are not preparing lessons, marking and in the classroom, experience what Thailand has to offer culturally, cuisine, people, cities and countryside.
Teaching without a degree (No chance now), TEFL or other language qualification has become difficult with schools and visa requirement changes. One option is to join one of the larger language schools that offer training on the job with TEFL certificate and qualification and a wage while living & working in Thailand.
You would gain experience, be in an actual job and earning at the same time, although not as much as an experienced language teacher. With this experience and qualification you could apply for a English as a second language teaching position in a state school when advertised.
Teaching in Thailand
Qualified school teachers from Australia, South Africa, United States, UK and other countries have the option to apply for Thailand international schools jobs or the state government sector education. You would be teaching your own specialist subject at kindergarten/nursery, primary or secondary/high school to children from 3 to 18 years old.
Trained teachers with experience from the Philippines are also currently teaching in state schools. Search for Thailand teaching jobs for Filipinos at online job boards such as ajarn.com and teachingthailand.com and you will see classroom teacher jobs for Filipinos experienced and qualified teachers.
Teaching English in Thailand jobs can be secured at state school in cities, towns and rural areas around the country.
Choosing to teach as full time teacher, your classroom teaching hours and preparation are very similar to your own country, in excess of 40 hours a week. Not just a party!
Thailand teacher salary benefits
- Salary per month: 30,000-90,000 Baht, depending on experience and qualifications
- Accommodation: Some schools provide single/shared apartments. Others assistance to find a suitable living area
- Holiday’s: As per employment law Thailand and school breaks in summer, festive times
- Air flight ticket: Ticket in advance, one-way or your own ticket depending on the employer
- Health insurance: Provided by the employer
- Contract length: 12 months plus, although 2 years is normal for state and international schools
Requirements for a teacher in Thailand
- BA/BSC and above bachelor degree in the subject
- Qualified teacher status from your own country
- Native or near native English speaker for English subject teachers
- 2 + years experience, although some British schools employ newly qualified teachers (Check NQT requirements)
- Clean criminal record background. UK residents must be from Acro here for residency
- Preference for western trained teachers from Canada, US, South Africa, Ireland, Australia and UK, not always
- Degree transcripts for some state and international schools
- In good health
School subjects positions
State and international schools employ foreign teachers to teach specialist subjects to school age children and English.
Teachers are also employed to teach 3 to 5 year old children at international schools in Thailand for grader 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Thailand language teacher school jobs
One of the more popular countries for travellers and teachers. The jobs market has become more competitive to secure a language teachers job in Thailand. Government public schools in Thailand also offer English as a second language teacher positions that can be found in the popular cities of Bangkok, Chang Mai and Phuket. Also consider close proximity to populated areas with convince of travel and local entertainment.
You would be teaching English at a state school or international schools to children between 3-18 years, although you will generally require prior experience of teaching children.
Without an undergraduate degree, TEFL or other language qualification a teacher’s post is out of your grasp. You have no chance at an international or state government school. Schools and visa requirements are fairly strict on who qualifies and rightly so..
Thailand language teacher salaries in school: full time 20,000-35,000, depending on experience and employer.
Language teachers of English requirements
Bachelor degree and above with or without TEFL, TESOL or similar language qualification
Native English speaker. A few employers will consider near native language speakers of English
Other requirements for work and residency permits as basically the same as a school teacher above.
Living in Thailand
Once you have settled into your apartment and your school has helped to process your work & residency permit you can relax a bit. Enjoy a different culture, go out to meet local people and take part in local events. By all means visit the big city of Bangkok, beaches of Phi or the party and tourist resort of Phuket. What I can see is Thailand has so much to offer in the countryside with rare flora and fauna, hill walking trails and rivers boat excursions. Checkout the official Thailand tourist website.
Thailand country facts
Population: 64, 500, 000 approximately
Area size: 513, 115 Sq Km approximately
Time: GMT + 7
Currency: Baht (THB)
Country code: + 66
Climate: Three seasons from dry hot and humid to cool winters
Electricity: 220 AC Volts, 50 Hz
Emergencies: Police, Fire, Ambulance 191, Tourism Police 1155, Police 191, Fire Brigades 199, Ambulance 1554, Crime Suppression 195, Highway Police 1193, Directory enquires 1133, Tourist Service Centre 1672, Weather Information Service Centre 0-2399-4012
21st February Magha Bucha Day, 6th April Chakri Day, 13th 15th April Songkran, 1st May Labour Day, 5th May Coronation Day, 19th May Visakha Bucha, 1st July Mid Year Bank Holiday, 16th August Khao Phansa Day, 12 August HM The Queen’s Birthday, 23 October Chulalongkorn Day, 5th December HM The King’s Birthday, 10th December Constitution Day.
Cities in Thailand for teacher jobs in schools
Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Udon Thani, Pak Kret. Khon
Kaen, Chaophraya Surasak, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Pathom,
Phitsanulok, Pattaya, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Rangsit, Yala, Phuket,
Samut Prakan, Lampang, Laem Chabang, Chiang Rai, Trang, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Ko Samui, Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Mae Sot, Om Noi, Sakon Nakhon
Phuket, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Surat Thani, Krabi, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Samui, Don Muang , Bangkok Port.