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Teach English in Thailand

Thailand TEFL Program Summary

  • 4 week TEFL certification
  • Train in the stunning Chiang Mai
  • Pre-arranged accommodation, ready for when you arrive
  • Job placement assistance in Thailand & worldwide
  • Visa guidance
  • Around 8 others on your course

$1,300 USD

(see www.xe.com for the most up to date conversion into your currency)

When can I start my TEFL?

Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and we recommend you apply early as courses fill up fast.

Teach English and live an adventure in Thailand

Thailand has become one of the most popular destinations for teaching English. English teachers earn a good salary, get to experience the magical Thai culture and enjoy traditional food.

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Thailand is the hub of southeast Asia and in the last 20 years, it has developed into the popular destination we all know and love today!

It’s a vast country, with most of the population in and around the Bangkok area and neighboring provinces. There are only 2 cities in Thailand! Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has a population of approx 8 million, the size of London, UK. Outside the city, you’ll find small towns and villages. All with the essentials; a school, shop, bank, doctor and so on.

With your generous salary teaching English, you’ll have the means to explore and travel the stunning islands of Thailand. Koh means island in Thai. The most famous and packed with things to do include Samui, Pha Ngan, Phi Phi, Tao, Samet, Khood, Lipe, Lanta.

You’ll find beaches that are out of this world and will be able to explore the lush forests and stunning waterfalls.

Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country, Monks hold extremely high rank, only the Monarchy being higher. The temples are out of this world and you’re likely to see a statue of Buddha around every corner.

You’ll be amazed by the plentiful, fresh and cheap street food! A meal costs around $1 USD from a street vendor and there’s something to suit everyone’s taste! Thai people don’t generally cook, or have kitchens in their homes and with fresh, cheap food so readily available, it’s not hard to understand why!

Be sure to brush up on Thai etiquette before you arrive!

Thai people are extremely laid back – horizontal in fact. This may be a world away from what you’re used to, but we can assure you that you’ll enjoy it after a while. You won’t find a friendlier nation. It’s called the land of smiles for a reason!

Thailand is a very inexpensive place to live. Western food and drinks can soon mount up however so you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the deliciously fresh local street foods.

As a rough estimate, you’ll spend approx 15,000-20,000 Thai Baht (approx $400-$550 USD) per month on all your living costs including rent, food, bills, transport – all the essentials! Leaving you with half your salary each month as disposable income and to travel.

Asia is a great place to save cash or spend freely with no worries. Mai pen rai! – You’ll hear that a lot in Thailand as it translates loosely to ‘no worries’!

It’s recommended to have savings of approx $1000 – $1500 USD before you begin your program, to live comfortably until you’re paid by your employer, which is usually at the end of your first month teaching.


The team in Thailand can arrange a comfortable, furnished studio apartment within walking distance of the school, and the famous night bazaar. This is $200 USD for 4 weeks. If you’d prefer to secure a different option, you will have assistance with finding alternative accommodations.


Some schools offer teachers housing, otherwise you can expect to rent a furnished apartment for approx 10,000 THB per month. The team in Thailand will assist you with your permanent housing once you have accepted a school contract.

  • Course format

This course is a level 5, 130 hour, 4 week TEFL certification. It’s intensive and includes many teaching practises and planning sessions. You’ll be studying from 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

  • Teaching practices

You’ll have at least 10 hours of teaching practicals throughout the course. Each day you’ll also be lesson planning and studying new teaching methods.

  • Type of assessment

You’ll be assessed continually throughout the 4 weeks training with observances from your trainers and peers.

  • Course location and centre

The training centre is located in central Chiang Mai, a short trip from the old town, and has so many things to do and see locally! You’re surrounded by temples, markets, shopping, food and more.

  •  Requirements 

The age requirement is generally 18 to 55 years old, however we welcome all applications on a case by case basis. Most candidates are 21+ years old, a Bachelor’s degree is essential.

  • Job market and employment possibility

There are hundreds of TEFL jobs throughout the country. You’ll have full assistance in securing your TEFL role after training. The team will ensure your needs are met. Most jobs are in schools, ranging from kindergarten to high school. Occasionally there are summer camps and language centre positions, as well as online teaching opportunities.

  •  Visa Requirements

Visa information changes all the time. Most candidates enter on a pre-purchased tourist visa. Following the course and once you’ve secured your new job, you’ll be guided through the process of applying for a non immigrant B visa and work permit. This is correct at the time of publication, for accurate up to date information, please email/contact us.

Most teaching jobs in Thailand are in government schools, with ages ranging from kindergarten, through to high school. 

You can expect to work on the mainland, Monday to Friday, from around 8am to 4pm. You’ll be teaching around 20 hours per week, and lesson planning and marking in your free periods.

Peak hiring months are May and November, as there are only 2 long terms in Thailand each year. There are jobs all year round in English camps, summer camps, language centres, and online teaching.  A usual contract length begins around 5 months.

You can expect to earn 35,000-45,000 Thai Baht (approx $1000-$1200  USD), per month as a minimum. Some schools do pay more, depending on experience.


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