TEFL Teachers Needed in Thailand
Premier TEFL has highly-paid, 6 and 12 month Language School contract positions exclusively available with our trusted partner in Bangkok and Hua Hin.
On arrival you’ll spend your first 7 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 Bangkok sightseeing.
Teaching positions include openings in the kindergarten, teaching IELTS and exam classes as well as coaching Business English clients. Both in-classroom and online options are available for students.
Thailand is, and has always been one of the most popular destinations TEFL teachers flock to. After all, who wouldn’t was to live and work with paradise for a backdrop?
Boost your international TEFL career with our fully supported TEFL job in the Land of Smiles!
Thailand TEFL Job Highlights
40,000 – 45,000 (THB) Thai Baht
TEFL Job Summary
Teaching positions are in private Language Schools, and placement locations include Silom, Lad Prao and Hua Hin.
Typically the school day starts at 10.00am, finishing by 8.30pm Monday to Friday. Weekend lessons run from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Teachers only need to be at school for their scheduled classes; online classes can be taught from home.
You’ll have two days off per week. Either Saturday or Sunday, plus one midweek day.
Through 25 hours of face-to-face and online 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.
While applicants can state a preference for age group, lesson types and placement location it depends upon availability, we will endeavor to meet the preferences of teachers. Friends are also welcome to apply, placement together depends on availability.
Apply if you have / are:
- Native English speaker
- Have a passport from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
- Bachelor’s degree
- Aged between 21 - 45
- TEFL qualified (minimum 120 hours)
- Clean police record
- In good mental and physical health
Download the guide to teaching English in ThailandGet the Guide
Well established in Bangkok for over 17 years, our schools teach English to students of all ages and levels, with our main focus on corporate training and test preparation.
As an enthusiastic employer of newly qualified TEFL teachers we understand the value that you will bring to our schools in terms of energy and passion. We also having the systems in place to support you through professional growth and development while you discover your teaching style.
Tailored Teacher Training
Before you start teaching English in Thailand, you’ll be completely prepared as a TEFL teacher by taking our 210 hour tailored TEFL training package.
Including four professional courses; not only will you be a fully qualified TEFL teacher, and be equipped to prepare students for the important IELTS tests. You’ll also specialize in Teaching Business English to top off your training package.
Included too are 20 pre-written lesson plans for teaching young learners and business English classes.
We also welcome applicants having completed a comprehensive TEFL course with another internationally recognized provider.
You will provide high impact learning experiences for your students.
- You can expect to teach English ~25 hours weekly to your students, leaving you ample time (~15 hours) to prep lesson plans and activities or grade papers.
- Teach English in Thailand to young learners from primary age to adults
- Five-day working week Monday to Sunday (one weekend & one midweek day off)
- Week-long cultural and training orientation
- Overtime hourly rate of 450 THB for teaching more than 25 hours of classes weekly
- Full housing assistance to find your perfect apartment
- Contract renewal after 6 months
- Improve students’ conversational, exam and corporate English in an impactful way
After you settle in, you will spend your teaching placement in one our school placements in Bangkok (Silom or Lad Prao) or Hua Hin.
How it works
What do you need to Organize?
Questions and Answers
How can I earn more than 40,000 Baht (THB)?
Your salary is based on teaching 100 hours in a calendar month. An hourly rate of 450 THB is paid for any classes taught over this.
New or inexperienced TEFL teachers receive 40,000 Baht (THB) as your base monthly salary. Teachers with 2 years of relevant experience in a language school will be paid 45,000 Baht (THB) monthly.
What help is there to find a local apartment?
Your school representative will help to arrange viewings of suitable apartments with a local agent. Modern apartments in Bangkok can start from 8,000 THB (US$230/€290/£190) monthly.
A typical downpayment on an apartment is one to two months’ rent in advance.
TIP: For those seeking a more plush pad, you can upgrade accommodation to a complex with a pool and gym by budgeting in the region 10,000 – 14,000 THB.
What time off and holidays do I get?
Teachers get one day off per week (usually a Saturday or Sunday) plus around 1 week of paid holidays at Songkran (Thai New Year) and another week over Christmas and New Year.
Is my visa sponsored?
Yes, you will receive a visa cost reimbursement of 3,100 THB (US$90/€85/£75) after completion of 6 months of teaching.
Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
No, it’s not a requirement of your employer to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
However, it can make things a lot easier in Thailand in general if you are. You may be asked to show proof of vaccine for flights, getting inside certain buildings, restaurants, bars etc.
Note: please check the current guidelines for Thailand as COVID-19 restrictions can change without notice.