This paid TEFL experience is the best way to discover the ins and outs of laid-back Thai life, by living as an English teacher in the local community. Explore lively cities, chill out on idyllic white sand beaches, visit serene temples and get to grips with teaching English in a friendly host school. You’ll earn a generous monthly allowance and be able to live very comfortably, and you’ll receive great support throughout.
Although my experience in Thailand has been short, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and have come to love this country. I love it so much I would be overjoyed to stay; there are still so many things to see and do.
Being in Thailand has opened new prospects for me. The Thai people are so friendly and overly accommodating; and as a culture they’re very respectful to people in a higher position than themselves. Working with children has pushed me, but it’s also been a massive reward.
Teaching and living in Thailand has been such a life-changing experience. In the past six months I have learnt, seen and done so many new things, and been to so many new places. I have learnt how to ride a moped, speak a bit of Thai and most importantly, teach children English; such a fun and fulfilling thing to do!
Getting thereOn arrival in Bangkok airport, you’ll be met by our in-country team and transferred to your hotel in central Bangkok to recuperate.
Welcome to Thailand!Your first week in Thailand will be spent in orientation – getting to grips with local culture and history, and meeting your fellow interns. You’ll also take your 2 day classroom TEFL course, take part in a tour of Bangkok and pick up some handy phrases in Thai so that you’re prepared for getting stuck in to local life.
Your teaching experienceYou’ll teach at one of our partner schools in a range of locations across the country, and we’ll let you know where you’re placed the week before you arrive for the experience. You’ll have 5 months to really get involved in local life and the day-to-day running of the school, and you’ll likely be teaching for around 25 hours a week, with extra time for planning lessons in the evenings.
In return for your teaching you’ll get comfortable accommodation and a generous living allowance of 16,000THB per month – that’s about £315, and more than enough to live really well to local standards.
Our in-country partners will be on hand to provide 24/7 remote support just in case you need them, so don’t hesitate to call on their insider knowledge!
After teachingAt the end of your teaching experience, it’s really up to you how you proceed. Plenty of our graduates have found full-time teaching jobs in Thailand and further afield with the assistance of in-country team, and if you fancy just continuing on with your travels then you’ll be really well equipped with all your TEFL experience.
Before you go
What you need:
- Be fluent in English
- Be aged between 21-45
- Hold a University degree
- To be a native English speaker with a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
- Be ready for an adventure teaching English abroad
What you don't need:
- Prior teaching experience
- A second language
- 140 hours of TEFL training
- Advice & pre-departure preparation
- Visa support
- Airport pick-up & transfers
- Orientation week
- Tour of Bangkok
- Thai lessons
- Accommodation & orientation week meals
- 5 months’ teaching experience
- 16,000THB (approx. £315/$445) monthly living allowance during teaching
- Ongoing in-country support
- Certificate and reference on request
- Employment support and advice on completion of internship
What's not included?
- Visas and visa administration fees
- Police check: Approximately £45 for an ACRO in the UK (must be clean)
- Budget: Approximately £20-£40/$30-$55 per week
- Travel insurance