Teach ESL abroad in Thailand and earn a monthly living allowance of THB 12,500 (approx. £240) plus free accommodation, utility allowance, airport transfer, full orientation session in Bangkok, free Thai lunch at your school & get TEFL certified before you start. No degree required! Apply now!
Now accepting applications for July 2016
We welcome fluent English speakers! Book your place today on this amazing cultural exchange program!
*Participants doing the Bangkok TESOL option will receive some orientation as part of the course.
* average local salary in Thailand is around THB 6,000 monthly
Limited places are available so book early to avoid disappointment.
July 2016 - exact dates to be confirmed
Throughout Thailand including Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Surat Thani, Khorat, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Laem Chabang, Sri Racha, Songhkla, Phitsanalok, Rayong, Trang & many more!
Dive into Thailand’s myriad of attractions including...
A sultry island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand that will wow even the most ardent beach connoisseur!
Tuk tuks, monks, malls, temples, elephants and everything in between jostle for position on the streets of Thailand’s steamy capital.
Stately Chiang Rai offers a soothing northern welcome and is the perfect escape from Thailand’s hedonistic beach scene.
Thailand’s less visited region provides a glimpse into a more traditional way of life as well as some spectacularly fiery cuisine!
We have been organizing teaching placements in Thailand for over 8 years! During this time, we have placed 1,000s of teachers into teaching programs in Thailand. Our staff have extensive knowledge of the Thailand school system having themselves taught English in Thailand previously. We will work with you directly through every step of the application process and ensure your transition to Thailand runs smoothly. Our internship placements in Thailand offer a good local salary, accommodation, airport transfer, orientation, lunch at the school and the chance to experience the real Thailand by teaching there and contributing to the local community.
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What is TEFL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and once you have completed a TEFL qualification, you can teach ESL abroad in a wide variety of countries. There are a few different types of courses for teaching English in Asia, the UAE and many unique destinations, however TEFL and TESOL courses (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are the most common.
How do I learn TEFL?
You can learn TEFL in a number of ways including university courses and even internships in various locations such as China and Argentina. English Language teaching allows you to broaden your horizons and gain experiences you will not find anywhere else. Learning TEFL will allow you to embark on various different adventures including teaching in Asia, South America and the Middle East and considering global language training is becoming increasingly popular, international schools are always crying out for additional ESL teachers.
What locations are available?
The placements are throughout the country at Thai government schools and educational institutes.
Will there be other native English teachers nearby?
Thailand is an extremely popular country for English teachers. So, it is likely that there will be other foreign teachers living and teaching near to you or only a short bus ride away.
What happens at the orientation?
The orientation covers plenty of ground including essential tips on lesson planning, introduction to Thai culture and history, Thai language, curriculum guidance and practice on teaching English in Thailand!
What is an average weekly teaching schedule?
It is likely that you will have around 20 face to face teaching hours inclusive in a 35 hour week. When not teaching, you will be expected to prep class, attend meetings and do some general admin duties.
What is the student age range?
The teaching internships in Thailand are mostly with government schools and universities and so students are usually from kindergarten to high school age (4 – 18 year olds).
What do I need to wear to school?
The Thais favour a smart appearance for teachers so the usual work attire would be a shirt, tie and trousers for the guys and skirt and blouse for the girls.
Is housing provided?
Yes, accommodation is provided throughout the duration of the TEFL internship in Thailand.
Does ESLstarter assist with the visa process?Yes, ESLstarter will assist interns through the visa process. Please note, the actual visa fee is not included in the program fee and is the responsibility of the applicant.
Do I need any vaccinations for Thailand? What happens if I get sick?
There are no required vaccinations, although Hepatitis A and B are recommended. The vaccinations are also available within Thailand. Malaria is not a significant issue in Thailand. Western style clinics with English speaking doctors are plentiful. Pharmacies offering recognised Western medicines are also available. Please note, this information is for guidance purposes only - we would always recommend that applicants talk with their GP for the latest information on vaccinations for the Far East.
What is the transport system like in the towns and cities?
There are several means of getting around in Thailand. Car and motorbike taxis are readily available. Tuk-tuk’s are popular with the locals although it’s always best to agree on a price first if you plan on using this mode of transport! Intercity buses are plentiful and very cost effective.
Can I send money home from Thailand?
It’s easy to send money back to your home bank account via wire transfer and this can be done from most high street banks.
The standard of health care in Bangkok is excellent and in the provincial capitals it is very good. From the rural areas it's probably best to head to a provincial capital to get the best treatment. Most doctors speak English and pharmacies are plentiful even throughout the smaller towns and cities.
Dive in and try it! Thai food is simply world-class! From fiery red curries to stuffed pork omelet, from mouth-melting mango salad to tangy chicken soup, Thai cuisine is hot, bursting with flavor and utterly addictive. Street vendors with an ardent following of local diners are always a great bet for a cheap and tasty fill! If you long for some home comfort food, Western restaurants serving up European and American food are never far away.
The best (and cheapest!) way to see Thailand is to do as the locals do and hop on a bus. The country is well-served by a bus network that reaches into even the most remote of spots, far from the tourist crowds. Fares are extremely competitive with a two hour air-con bus journey costing around THB120. Trains are also an economic way to travel around Thailand. Tickets can be booked on-line or in person and 3rd, 2nd or 1st class carriages are available on the sleeper trains that head north toward Chiang Mai and Nong Khai or south toward Hat Yai, Trang and the Malaysian border.
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