Primary School teacher wanted in Thailand

We recruit teachers from all over the world and bring them to Thailand.


The students you’ll be teaching range from 6 – 14 years old, with classes of less than 30 students each. The teachers will mainly be teaching English conversational skills, using the material and textbooks provided. The classes will be fun, interactive and you are very welcome to use games and activities. Teaching hours are under 24 contact hours, and the school hours are from 8am – 4pm. The contract length with Echo English is normally 1 school term, so around 4 or 5 months. You’ll have time to plan lessons, marking assessments and relaxing with the friendly teachers at the school. The school is located in a small town, about 140km from Chiang Mai city. There are regular buses to the city, making it an ideal location for weekend trips. You’ll be living in a very friendly and welcoming community. The town has all the essential shops and utilities: a couple convenience stores, markets and restaurants. Many temples, a national park and hot springs are nearby and you can visit them during your time off.


In order to be accepted for the Induction + Guaranteed Job Program, you need to:

  • Hold a Bachelors degree in any subject
  • Be a native English speaker OR Filipino who is fluent in English
  • Hold a TEFL certificate OR have teaching experience in any subject of at least 3 months
  • Be enthusiastic and enjoy working with children


All of our native English teachers get paid 30,000 THB per month gross salary, with our Filipino English teachers getting paid 15,000 THB gross. We are required by law to pay 3% income tax on behalf of you every month, meaning the net figure you receive each month is 29,100 THB or 14, 550 THB respectively. The reason for the difference in salary is solely due to Thai schools seeing native English speakers as more valuable than non natives because they want their students to imitate the Western accent. Some schools accept Filipino because they have a clear accent, almost American sounding, but most are not willing to pay the same salaries to Filipinos as native English speakers.

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