Teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand

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I'm coming to Thailand soon on holiday. I've been thinking about a change of direction in my career and wanted to look into teaching English in Thailand. My husband to be can easily get work anywhere in the world so we were thinking about Thailand as a place to live for a couple of years. I'd like to do something and was wondering what the availability of English teacher's jobs was like? And what the pay would be like? Hitched

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Thetyim 1191628671


To teach here legally you must have a degree and a work permit.
There are jobs available here for unqualified teachers but you will not be totally legal.

Pay is about 30k baht pcm in the provinces and a bit higher in Bangkok but the cost of living in Bangkok is much higher.

There are website forums dedicated to teaching in Thailand which contain job advertisements.
I don't know if posting URL's is allowed here so you had best google for it.

Marcus-447201 1191685557

Ajarn is the best website I know of that provides lots of information about teaching in Thailand as well as a comprehensive list of job advertisements.


There's no problem about posting URLs on this site as long as they are legitimate and legal links!


Here's the URL for Ajarn http://www.ajarn.com/


Good luck with the decision.



Marcus

Christ-447284 1191720504





What a good idea! Thailand is certainly the best place to choose if you want to make a change in your career and think about new projects.


Well you can easily find a job as a foreign teacher even without experience in this field. And by the way teaching here is really different from teaching in the western countries...


The starting salaries are around 30000 baht. It is illegal to work without a work permit in Thailand and there are hefty fines and deportation for anyone found breaking this rule. But at the beginning many teachers start without a work permit and live on a 3 months tourist visa. But it's good to get a work permit here. For that as a teacher you would need to show a bachelor's degree in any field or otherwise to take a tesol/ TOEFL course here.. (Teach English as a Second Language/as a Foreign Language).


Hope this help, good luck

Thetyim 1191848050


"Thailand is certainly the best place to choose if you want to make a change in your career and think about new projects."
I really cannot understand why you posted that.
There is a very long list of reserved occupations that excludes foreigners. Your choice here is limited.


"Well you can easily find a job as a foreign teacher even without experience in this field. "
Sadly true.
Teaching is a responsible position and should not be taken up without regard to the consequences. You are gambling the children's future but employing inexperienced teachers.

Christ-447284 1191869921

I wanted to say that teaching jobs are easy to come by even for those without experience. Couldn't agree more it's a responsible job, but even people without any experience may end up being good teachers?

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