Teaching English in Thailand

Nicknamed the “Land of Smiles,” Thailand is renowned for its friendly people, Buddhist traditions, beautiful coastline, and mouth-watering national cuisine.


Overview of English Teaching Jobs in Thailand

Typical English Students
  • K-12
  • University
  • Adults
Best Time to Get Hired Positions available year-round
Typical Start Dates Positions available year-round
Average Contract Length 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules Full-time and part-time schedules available
Average Salary $900 – $1600 USD per month
Average Cost of Living $500 – $1000 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Typical Teaching Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL certification (see recommended courses below)
  • Native speaker or fluent in English
Typical Benefits for Teachers
  • Free housing
  • Visa assistance
  • In-country orientation
  • Travel stipend for off-site classes
  • Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
  • Reimbursement of airport pick up



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Topics covered in the Thailand guide are:

    Country description
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Things to do and see
  • Teaching overview
  • Demand for teachers
  • Major TEFL cities
  • Typical students
  • Peak hiring season
  • Hiring process
  • Typical contract length
    Cost of living
  • Currency
  • Sample cost guide
  • Job tips
  • How to find jobs
  • Interview advice
  • Hiring process
  • Work visa process
  • Recommended TEFL certification to qualify for jobs

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