- Native English speaker
- BA, Masters, or PhD transcripts
- ITTO’s 140 Hour Course
- English Teaching experience not required
- UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Ireland passport
- Monthly Salary $800 USD + Discretionary Bonus & Guaranteed yearly 3% cost of living pay increase minimum.
- Medical insurance.
- 1-2 weeks paid vacation + Thai holidays (13-21 days annually).
- Visa extension & work permit and housing assistance.
- Usual School hours are approximately 07:45-16:30 Monday to Friday.
Teaching English in Thailand
As an English teacher in Thailand, you will plan, prepare and deliver quality lessons, promote the general progress and well- being of all students, and be a positive role model. Most of the positions for foreign teachers are mainly for large periods of time. If you are willing to stay for an agreeable amount of time, you are more likely to get hired! Thai people are quite enthusiastic and fun loving; therefore, lessons involving games are popular. Thais have different customs which should be observed, for example, dress conservatively and hand gestures are to be kept to a minimum, as large boisterous ones are considered to be rude. The best times to be searching for a job is from mid-March to mid-May; which is when regular schools have vacation. October is also a good time. There are plenty of private schools in both Bangkok and Chang Mai, where competition is high. Teaching positions in Universities are abundant, but you will of course need a BA; the days are past when the native English speaking beach bum can find work. Teachers can easily find their own accommodations, which may cost for a studio approximately $130 US per month and a one bedroom as expensive as $500 US per month. Cost of living in general is low in Thailand.
Traveling to Thailand
Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and borders Burma, Laos, and Malaysia. The estimated population is 64 million people. Thailand was known as Siam until 1939. It is the only South-Eastern Asian country never to be conquered by a European country. The country stands strong politically as a constitutional monarchy. Economically, Thailand experienced a marked increase in productivity from the late 1970s right up until 1997, when there was a collapse due in part to the devaluation of the whole Asian region. The recovery period from this time is not quite back to previous standards but it has been steady. The nation has plenty of ancient ruins which are magnificently preserved because of the climate. The cuisine in Thailand is world renowned for its mouth wateringly, sugary, spicy, and tangy flavors. Thailand is known warmly as “the land of smiles” and this is shown in the faces of its people. Bangkok, the largest city in the country, is an overabundance of tourist attractions, smells and sounds. The floating market found along the Chao Phraya River is a fantastic attraction, as you can see a complete different way of life and you can buy just about everything from the boats. The spectacular Royal Palace located in the center, boasts a very large reclining gold Buddha. The city is filled with surprises; you will feel both in the Western world and in traditional Thailand at the same time. Located in the south is the beach resort area of Phuket, which has become a Mecca for beach loving tourists because of its natural beauty. The island of Ko Phi Phi has some of the longest beaches in the world. Ko Samui has private very affordable bungalows with easy access to the surf. Chiang Mai is located in the north at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and you definitely have to visit to find out how the hill tribes live. Night time is relatively cooler. The climate is tropical due to its close proximity to the equator.
ITTO’s Job Offer Program is intended for ITTO’s Graduates with a High Pass Grade or above, who are native English speakers holding a passport from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa, and with a College or University Degree.
If you are interested in these offers and meet the above mentioned criteria, we will connect you with our job contacts to guide you through the job offer process.
Note: If you are already a graduate from ITTO you can apply for the Job Offer Program for FREE!
This Job Offer Program does not guarantee a teaching position or placement. A job offer will be made only when initial requirements are met. The process will then be followed by an interview if the curriculum matches the requirements for the specific position. ITTO is not acting as an employment agency; this program is solely for the purpose of assisting you on your teaching career.
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