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Supported TEFL Job in Thailand

Teach English in Thailand for 9 months

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TEFL Job in Thailand

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing Thailand’s enchanting culture.

Start: May 2018

9 months

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Monthly salary 30,000 – 34,000 (THB) Thai Baht

Contract renewal bonus & annual pay rise

Full orientation upon arrival

Organized accommodation with 3,000 (THB) Thai Baht monthly contribution

 Transport guidance on arrival

Opportunity to teach in primary and secondary schools

Mon to Fri teaching schedule

One month mid-contract holiday

Visa support & reimbursement

Free accident insurance

Ongoing in-country support

TIP  Apply today – this is a hot job! You don’t need previous teaching experience or a second language to apply.

TEFL Job in Thailand

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing Thailand’s enchanting culture.


Thailand is, and has always been one of the most popular destinations TEFL teachers flock to. After all, who wouldn’t want to live and work in paradise? Boost your international TEFL career with our supported TEFL job in the Land of Smiles!

Tipped globally as one of the most popular destinations for young travelers, and with good reason; with a rich history, unrivalled scenery and truly tasty cuisine, Thailand has everything (and more) to offer qualified TEFL teachers.

Premier TEFL has highly-paid, short contract positions with our trusted partner throughout the Central and South, North, and North-East of the country. A TEFL favorite thanks to the authentic Thai lifestyle on offer.

On arrival you’ll spend your first few days on teacher’s orientation. You’ll get to know fellow TEFL teachers and thanks to local knowledge and professional support, you can brush up on cultural tips for life in Thailand and enjoy a spot of sightseeing.

Teacher training

Before you start your exciting new life in Thailand and if you’re not yet TEFL certified, you’ll be completely prepared for your adventures as a TEFL teacher by taking our 290 hour TEFL Course.

Including five professional courses; not only will you be a fully qualified TEFL teacher, and be licensed to prepare students for the important IELTS and TOEIC tests. You’ll specialize in Teaching Business English and Teaching Young Learners to top off your training package. Once enrolled, you can apply for this paid TEFL job.

We also welcome applicants having completed a comprehensive TEFL course with any other internationally recognized provider.


TEFL job requirements

  • Between 21 – 45 years old
  • Native English speaker
  • Passport holder from America, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa
  • Bachelor’s degree education or higher
  • Hold a TEFL or TESOL Certificate (min 120 hours)
  • Having teaching experience is a bonus
  • Available for a full academic year (9 months)
  • Have dedication, cultural flexibility, organization, respect, creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism.

How it works

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

Getting there

On arrival, you’ll grab a taxi to your orientation hotel, having been guided on how to get there from the airport by our team.

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights.
  • Police check: Need to have police clearance
  • Budget: You’ll need to cover costs for your first month before you get paid and save a little each month towards your mid-year month off.
  • Travel insurance: this is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel!
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
  • Health check: you’ll, need to pass a medical

Your teaching experience

Placements vary from primary (pratom) to secondary schools (matayom) primarily in the Central and South, North, and North-East Thailand, enjoying weekends and public holidays off. Teaching placements are in formal Thai schools, and placement towns often have other foreigners living and working there, for example teachers, travelers and expats.

Typically the school day starts at 7.45am, finishing by 4.30pm. Through 20 – 24 hours of face-to-face teaching in school classroom settings each week, you will be aiming to improve your students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Any support you need for activity planning will be on hand from your teaching colleagues.

The academic year is split into two semesters and you’ll enjoy around a month off in between. Teachers often use this time to take an island vacation and relax as well as invite friends to visit from home.

While applicants cannot choose the type of school, location or age group as it depends upon availability, we endeavor to meet the preferences of teachers. Groups of friends and couples are also welcome to apply, as we will make a recommendation to be placed together in the right school placement.


After you settle in, you will spend the semester teaching in one of our stunning placements throughout Thailand.

Outside the classroom

For life outside of the classroom, you get to experience first-hand the ethnic and cultural variations of Thailand. Bordering Laos and Myanmar, Northern Thailand is world-renowned for its lush mountainous peaks, the beauty of its ancient temples, mysterious Thai hill tribes and cooler, yet still tropical temperature.

After your first teaching semester head to the coast to soak up some sun during your month off. White sandy beaches line the coastline of Thailand and are a mecca for expats and tourists in search of entertainment and a bustling nightlife.

Island hopping is a must, take a speedboat ride to Koh Phangan for a full moon party or go snorkeling off the small coral island of Koh Tao.

What is the salary of a TEFL teacher in Thailand?

The salary of a TEFL teacher in Thailand is between 30,000 and 34,000 (THB) Thai Baht per month. With that salary, you are totally set to enjoy your time and be very comfortable while traveling during weekends off.

Teachers can opt for fully organized accommodation or a 3,000 (THB) Thai Baht accommodation contribution throughout your teaching contract, this incredible salary package will be hard to beat.

When budgeting remember you’ll have one month unpaid between semesters – we recommend saving a little each month towards a well-deserved relaxing holiday.

Ready to begin your Thai adventure? We have an in-house expert waiting to guide you. Ask Shirley, our Asia adviser, about living and working in Thailand, she’ll call you.