Thailand is world-famous for its beautiful long sandy beaches and thanks to its warm climate they can be enjoyed at any time of the year. With its central location in Asia (it has land borders with Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia), it is a great hub for exploring other countries with relative ease and at very low cost.
Thailand is a culturally rich nation; there are a vast number of temples and historical sites dotted all around Thailand, so your free time has endless possibilities for places to go and things to do!
The capital, Bangkok, is a popular city with a population of over ten million. The city has experienced phenomenal growth over the past 30 years to become one of the leading economic cities in Asia. It has such a high influx of tourists that it makes the city a mecca for cheap flights to and from there. The city easily has the best street food in the world. With such rich flavours at cheap prices on every street, you will be spoilt for choice at every meal.
The Thai people with their strong Buddhist values are a very relaxed and friendly people and really add to the experience of living and working in Thailand.
Teaching in Thailand
Immigration laws change frequently but in general a prospective teacher doesn’t need to jump through many hoops to gain employment. For our high end International Schools, teachers require professional teaching certification along with 2 or more years of classroom experience teaching in their chosen subject. Whereas typically ESL teachers are required to possess at least a bachelor’s degree and to come from a country where English is the primary language.
TFA International School Jobs in Thailand
Teachers For Asia work with a wide selection of top International Schools located in Thailand. We hire for all subject areas ranging from Math and the Sciences, to PE, English Literature and Music, with everything in between. Many of our client schools teach through both the popular IB curriculum and the British IGCSE set up. We can go into more details on these during your skype consultation with our team.
Candidates must hold a professional Teacher Qualification and have previous relevant teaching experience, ideally more than 2 years teaching your chosen subject. Benefits in these schools are excellent with competitive salaries, professional training, accommodation and flights covered, long paid vacations along with many other benefits.
The classroom dynamic is excellent as students at these schools are usually very focused and keen to prepare for entrance exams into the top Universities in Europe and US. Check out our wide selection of subject teaching roles at these top tier schools in Thailand coming up this year on our International School Jobs Board.
TFA Public School Jobs in Thailand
We work with several Public School programs in Northern Thailand. As we manage things very closely these programs have proven very popular and have been a real success for us. We usually hire twice per year for these highly sought after roles.
Working 5 days per week, Monday to Friday and with standard public school hours (830am – 430pm), you certainly won’t be overworked. Benefits are quite standard and class sizes are generally larger than the equivalent in our Private Academy partner schools but you will have the support of a Thai assistant teacher to help you manage the class along with ongoing training and great orientation and training back when you first arrive. Generally Thai kids don’t require much discipline, they are usually eager and really interested in learning. And like western kids, they love to end a class with a lively game of some sort.
Check out our ESL Public School teaching roles in Thailand coming up this season on our Jobs Board.
Learn more about life as a teacher in Thailand
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How To Apply.
If you’re still at home, getting your visa is probably your priority and the process takes a bit of time and effort (depending on which country you will be employed in of course).
We will advise you on every step and make it as stress free as possible. Suffice to say, once it’s done and you’re here you’ll wonder what you fretted about. It goes without saying that if you have any questions, please email us using our Contact us form on this site or directly through firstname.lastname@example.org
So what exactly is a teaching Visa? This is what you will need to legally teach over here in Asia. It is usually valid for 12 months (the length of a standard contract) from the date of entry into the country and of course, it’s renewable.
In order to be eligible for this visa, teachers must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (either 3 or 4 years) from an accredited University and be a citizen of one of the following English speaking countries – USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Your visa will only allow you to work at the specific school which sponsors your visa. You cannot work at another school unless you receive a special permission from immigration on your visa. When you receive your visa, it may be a single-entry visa. If you wish to travel internationally from your base country here in Asia, as many teachers do, you will need to apply for a multiple reentry visa at the immigration office. This is very easy to obtain and usually doesn’t cost a lot.