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  • Education: 
    BA/BS is required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 120-hour TESOL Certificate or 220-hour TESOL Diploma is required. More advanced TEFL/TESOL course in Thailand will be preferred.
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Formal schools hire from February - April & August - October (formal schools) throughout the Year by language institutes.
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Public Schools, Private language schools and some private lessons.
  • Citizenship Requirements: 
    Both natives and non-natives with fluent English-speaking skills can apply
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Mainly conducted over the telephone or Skype.
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 25-35 hours of classroom as well as extra prep time
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    School children, Business Students and Private students
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    $600 – 800 USD
  • Visas: 
    Visa generally issued by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1500 – 3500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1000 - 1500 USD
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    Stipend can be availed as well as housing
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
Teaching English in Thailand

A four-year degree and a TESOL certification in Thailand will help any local English speaker and qualified non-local speaker to get a new job for teaching English mostly during the long periods of May and November. The vast majority of the employment opportunities are in private or public schools for teaching children or young adults. Bangkok and a portion of the other huge urban communities offer the choice of teaching in private schools and language foundations to grown-ups, business experts, or youths and kids while a portion of the smaller Thai towns additionally has a few positions.

For teaching English in Thailand, job interviews are for the most part face to face while some might be through Skype or via telephone. Lodging costs and airfares should be borne by the teachers. Lodging is profoundly reasonable with a considerable lot of the English instructors deciding to share living space with their associates. Average teaching contracts are available for 5 months to a year and can include educating either kids or business experts. A Non-B Immigrant Visa is generally needed for English teaching jobs.

English teachers can get to lead a comfortable life on the generous compensation that they are offered while they figure out how to save $500-$700 consistently. Thai Baht has a valuation equivalent to around 33% that of the US Dollar with the average cost for basic items and travel being amazingly low. Work-weeks are close to 20 to 25 hours in length which leaves teachers with ample time for movement and exploring around while some utilize this opportunity to earn some additional cash through web-based teaching.

A TEFL certificate and a four-year college degree are the common prerequisites for teaching English in Thailand. A clear background investigation additionally should be done by those keen on getting a new job here. Urban areas, for example, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok are the significant English-teaching centers in the country.


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