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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? 

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Thailand TEFL Job Highlights

MONTHLY SALARY
40,000 (THB) Thai Baht
(US$1,550/€1,100/£945)

AGE GROUP
Teach learners aged 3 to adult
WORKING SCHEDULE
25 Hours - Mon to Sun (one day off)
TRAINING
Training workshops & career mentorship
LESSON TYPES
Kindergarten (YL), Exam and Business
CONTRACT LENGTH
6 & 12 months
START MONTHS
2 teachers needed every 2 months

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.

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

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Employer Overview

Priority Candidates

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.

Teacher Traning

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 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.

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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 Engish in Thailand to young learners from primary age to adults
  • Six-day working week Monday to Sunday (one weekend 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

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.

What do you need to Organize?

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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a negative PCR test (taken within 48 hours of departure)
BudgetSpending money for your first month plus excursions etc.
Visa cost:You’ll have support to obtain your visa ( and receive a visa fee refund of 3,100 THB on contract completion)

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.

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 all 19 Thai public holidays.

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. 

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