2-week In-Person TEFL Course & 5-month Internship
Upcoming Start Dates
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April 18th, 2022
September 30th, 2021
September 2022


Thailand has always been a favorite among TEFL teachers worldwide, and the “Rose of the North,” Chiang Mai, is an unmatched place to plant yourself.

Nowhere else is the gentle, easy-going nature of the Thai people on more display than in chilled out Chiang Mai.

This culture hub promises adventure of all kinds—waterfalls, temples, street food, meaningful friendships—and puts you right in the heart of hill country culture.

Whether bemusing golden Buddhas, bartering at night bazaars, or befriending elephants, TEFL internships in Chiang Mai, Thailand promise an experience unlike any other.

Fully Inclusive Programme

  • 120 hour accredited online TEFL course
  • Arrival orientation
  • 5-month teaching placement
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Sponsored work visa
  • Ongoing & emergency support

Questions and Answers

Day 1

Getting there

On your arrival you will be picked up at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) before being transferred to your orientation venue.
Day 2-14


You will have a full two week TEFL training course and orientation upon arrival, while staying at the stunning Chiang Mai Eco Resort. This will take place after your quarantine (typically for 14 days), according to current Covid-19 requirements.
Day 14-150

Your teaching experience

Placements are in formal Thai schools, but will vary from kindergarten to college-level institutions. Your students’ age group will depend on the availability and need of our partners. Expect to work Monday-Friday, from ~7:30am to 4:00pm. You’ll lead ~15-20 hours of English classes each week, leaving you time for extracurricular support, prepping future lessons, or grading your students’ latest essays. Since the learning goes both ways, enter each day eager and humble. Follow professional norms by dressing neatly to honor the hierarchy within schools and the monarchy
Day 150

After your internship

Congratulations, you did it! Make sure to celebrate this achievement. It’s time to decide if you’d like to see more of Thailand Chiang Mai, traveling or teaching (or both). You might decide to extend your stay in Chiang M and teach for longer by renewing your contract. The possibilities are endless for you now as a confident and experienced TEFL teacher.

Essential information about this trip

Monthly stipend of 30 – 34,000 THB (US$995-US$1,125/€890-€1,000/£760-£860)
2 weeks in-country TEFL training including 4 observed teaching practices with real students
15 nights resort accommodation during classroom training
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course
Visa support
Pre-arrival familiarization training
Fully supported transfers
Welcome orientation
Accommodation assistance
More TEFL job assistance after your teaching adventure
24/7 in-country support
What you need:
Aged between 21 – 50
Native English speaker
Bachelor’s degree holder
What’s not required:
Any teaching experience
To speak any other languages
International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)
Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc.
Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa. Ask our team before applying if your home country is eligible for the correct visa.
Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

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You will spend five months gaining hands-on teaching experience in one of a variety of locations in Northern Thai provinces such as:

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    How it works

    Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

    Cultural excursions

    Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked! We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Thailand towards the top!

    Chiang Rai

    Visit Chiang Mai’s sister city, Chiang Rai. It's Thailand’s oldest city and home to one of the coolest temples-turned-art-exhibits in the world, Wat Rong Kun.


    Lanna cuisine, unique to Thailand’s north, is finger-lickin’ good. Try khao soi (egg noodle curry), banana-leaf-wrapped sticky rice, and sai oua (sausage).


    Strap on your hiking boots & set your sights on the highest mountain in Thailand—plus hundreds of tropical birds & lush greenery—in Doi Inthanon National Park.

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