TEFL Paid Teaching in Thailand

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On this program you won’t be placed in the middle of nowhere – unless you want to be. Native English teachers populate every province but in many cases our TEFL teachers are placed near each another. Teaching jobs are for a minimum of 4-5 months which is one academic term but you can renew your teaching contract and many teachers have stayed for years teaching English in Thailand.

Teaching jobs can be at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, both private and government schools. That means you could teach students from the age range of between 3 to 18 years old. If you have a preference to the age range, we try our best to suit you and if you do not want a placement offered to you, as long as you have a good reason, you can request to be placed in another area.

Also, if you have a friend, we guarantee that we will place you together, up to a maximum of 3 friends, but you must apply together by putting each others name on the application form.Due to the large number we place, we cannot fulfill specific location preferences (for example, we cannot place you near a beach or island, which is a popular request!) but if you want to be in Bangkok we can normally fulfill this request.

Most people are placed in kindergarten, primary or secondary schools and at both government and private schools. You could be teaching small classes of 6 students or large classes of 50 students. Your working week will always be Monday to Friday with weekends off.

The school day can be long on weekdays. Most schools require you to be there at 7:30am to greet the students and have morning assembly. Schools normally finish at 4:00pm – 4:30pm. Although the school day may be long, the amount of teaching hours is normally a maximum of 24 teaching hours per week. This means you have a lot of free time to plan your lessons during the day.
We work with some colleges and language centres from time to time. Those who get placed here have a varied schedule and can be seen teaching five days per week, with two days off, but its a mixture of weekend work and work during the week. The students in these places range in ages, and are mostly older. Only one or two trainees get assigned to these placements, if any at all, and it’s not too common for these positions to arise for our program.

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