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"While Bangkok absorbs an enormous number of English teachers, both trained and untrained, there is also demand in the other cities such as Hat Yai, Chiang Mai in the north, and Songkhla in the south, where there is less competition for work. Not much teacher recruitment takes place outside Thailand. Even Thai universities and teachers' colleges, as well as private business colleges, all of which have EFL departments, depend on finding native-speaking teachers locally. In short, anyone who is determined to teach English in Thailand and prepared to go there to look for work is virtually guaranteed to find opportunities. Finding language schools to approach is not a problem." —Susan Griffith in Teaching English In Asia.

Articles on Teaching English in Thailand
Teaching English in Bangkok Teaching English and Living in Bangkok by Nathan Edgerton
Bangkok has a high demand for English teachers in many different types of schools, from corporate training centers to small private schools to public schools with 50 students per class. There are opportunities for beginning teachers as well as those with more experience...
Teaching English in Chiang Mai Live and Teach in Smiling Chiang Mai by Kimberly L Bryant
Recently voted one of the friendliest cities in the world, Chiang Mai is a fantastic place to dip your toes into the world of teaching English. The relaxed environment and low-key attitude make for a gentle introduction to TEFL for those just starting out...
Living in Thailand or Taiwan Live and Teach English in Thailand or Taiwan? A Guide to Choose the Best Country for You by Michael Plews
Fortunately for anyone with experience who is trying to compare the merits of these two unique countries, both currencies now have a very similar exchange rate... We will make a comparison, inherently somewhat subjective, of some of the key aspects of each country that can make living and teaching a memorable and rewarding experience...
Teaching English and Living in Thailand: Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Job by Lindy Sinka 
How to Teach English in a Thai High School by Paul King
Teaching English in Thailand: LanguageCorps Eases Cultural Transition by Seth Leighton
Work in Thailand: Teaching English Can Be Just the Beginning by Seth Leighton
Chiang Mai's Job Opportunties: Find Out Why ESL Teachers Stay Awhile by M.J. Young
Teaching English in Thailand: A Day in the Life of a Teacher by A.J. Hoge
Freelance Teaching English in Bangkok by A.J. Hoge
Teaching English in Thailand: The 10 Day Job Search by A.J. Hoge
Teach English in Chiang Mai: A Step-by-Step Guide by Wayne Johnson
Teach English in Thailand and Beyond: Making Choices About Where to Teach Abroad by Paul Carpenter
Teach English in Thailand: A New Home With an Array of Choices by Dave Abernathy
Teaching English in The Big Mango by Brian Thornton
Work Teaching English in Thailand by Larry Fitzmaurice
TESOL Jobs in the Land of Smiles by Scott Zimmermann
TEFL Training in Thailand: A Variety of Options for TEFL Certificate-Seekers by Scott Zimmermann
Gender Problems Teaching in Thailand by Rebecca Nguyen
Top Jobs Teaching English in Thailand
See a daily selection of the Jobs Teaching English in Thailand courtesy of ESL Job Feed.

Phuket, Thailand
CTESOL: Teach English Around the World
4 week–(140 hr) Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our training centre in Phuket provides teacher training, certification and career guidance and support throughout our graduate’s teaching career. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours in the classroom. Teach, travel, live and work abroad.
  Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: USD$1,490
Contact: Luke Fisher; info@teflcorp.com
Website: www.teflcorp.com
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Ban Phe & Chiang Mai, Thailand
CTESOL: Teach English Around the World
4 week–(140 hr) Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our training centre in Ban Phe provides teacher training, certification and career guidance and support throughout our graduate’s teaching career. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours in the classroom. Teach, travel, live and work abroad.
  Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: USD$1,490
Contact: Luke Fisher; info@teflcorp.com
Website: www.teflcorp.com
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TEFL Thailand — TEFL Teacher Training
Teach English Abroad: TEFL Thailand offers Ministry of Education-approved English Teacher TEFL certification in Phuket, Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Krabi and Koh Samui. We feature modern facilities, experienced instructors, innovative coursework, comfortable accommodations and job placement services! Our school in Phuket is five minutes walk from the beach and your studies are more fun with your toes in the sand, plus we have a variety of placement options in schools, at resorts, and as private tutors.
  Dates: We offer courses every four weeks all year long.  For our specific dates please see: www.teflthailand.com/enroll/enroll.html
Cost:
Starting at US$1200
Contact: Thomas@TEFLThailand.com
Website: www.teflthailand.com
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CIEE: Teach Abroad in Thailand
The CIEE Teach in Thailand program places individuals just like you in paid semester or year positions teaching English at primary or secondary schools in urban, town, or rural locations. Program benefits include a paid teaching position, in-country orientation, rent-free accommodations for the duration of the teaching contract, return flight perks, Thai visa acquisition, travel and medical insurance, and CIEE pre-departure and emergency support.
Teach English in Thailand with CIEE Dates: One and two semester options beginning in May and October.
Contact: CIEE Teach Abroad, 300 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA. Tel. 1.800.40.STUDY.
Email: teach@ciee.org
Website: For more information please visit: www.ciee.org/thailand.
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SEE TEFL Teacher Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand
4 week — (120 hr) TEFL Certification with Accreditation and Guaranteed Job

SEE’s accredited TEFL Certification in Chiang Mai Thailand enables its graduates to successfully step in to a classroom and teach English. Participants experience 6 1-hour teaching practices with real students in real schools. The schools include a nursing college, a kindergarten, a primary school and a government university. SEE’s teaching inputs combined with real teaching practices give participants the knowledge, skills, confidence and experience to be a successful TEFL teacher.
Learn to teach English in Thailand Dates: 10 courses per year
Cost: From USD$1,295
Contact: John
Address: SEE TEFL, 86/2 Kaewnawarat Rd., T. Watkate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand
Office phone: +66 53 266295/6 (outside Thailand), (053) 266295/6 (within Thailand).
SEE TEFL Director’s cell phone +66 818854144 (outside Thailand), 0818854144 (within Thailand)
Email: info@seetefl.com
Website: seetefl.com
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Teach English in Thailand with Greenheart Thailand: Paid Teaching Positions in Thailand with Greenheart Travel
Teach in Thailand while you live as a local resident for a semester or a year! Teaching placements are available in rural and urban communities throughout Thailand. Whether you are thinking about pursuing a teaching career or just want to get to know a Thai community by becoming part of it, teaching English in Thailand is a unique cultural immersion experience you will never forget.

Earn an $1040-$1,100 USD salary per month – plenty to support yourself and travel around the country!

Dates: Monthly start dates year round
Cost:
$799 (free to extend). Add a one month TFL course in Bangkok for only $800 more!
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.
Tel.: 1.888-ABROAD-1.
Website: www.greenhearttravel.org

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Teaching English in Thailand
Teaching English in Thailand with Geovisions
Paid Teacher in Thailand
This is a paid position with a minimum salary of 30,000 Baht per month (approximately US$ 1,000). Major intake dates are April and October, but we can fill 150 positions each month.
Placements are mostly at the secondary level with student's ranging in age from 12-18. Most placements are available in the Northern and Central provinces but they extend throughout a wide range of urban and rural locations.
Go beyond the beaten path and experience Thailand the way no tourist ever could. GeoVisions' Teach in Thailand program allows you to live and work in one of the world's favorite holiday destinations while helping to improve the English skills of local children and experiencing and engaging in an important cultural exchange. You will find a rich culture built upon a fascinating history and a country populated by a caring, vibrant people. You will truly come to learn why this country is often referred to as "The Land of a Thousand Smiles."

Dates:
Program begins monthly.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.
Email: programs@geovisions.org
Website: www.geovisions.org
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Teach English Abroad in Thailand with LanguageCorps 
LanguageCorps' Programs provide the perfect introduction to Thailand — a land of beautiful beaches, plummeting waterfalls, gilded temples, mouthwatering food, and smiling, gentle people. Program participants are regularly placed in paid teaching jobs in Thailand, and demand for English teachers remains consistently strong. Teach in Thailand with LanguageCorps and experience the adventure of a life time!
Teaching English with LanguageCorps in Thailand Dates: Several times a month year round.
Cost:
From $1750
Contact: LanguageCorps, 53 Whispering Way, Stow MA, 01775
Tel.: 978 562 2100
Email: info@languagecorps.com
Website: www.languagecorps.com
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Language Exchange Homestay in Thailand!
Greenheart Travel's Language Exchange Homestay program offers exactly that: full immersion with a host family in Thailand in exchange for a few hours of English lessons per week. You'll get to explore a country vastly different from your own while keeping your travel costs to a minimum.

Spend approximately 15 hours per week conversing with members of the host family to improve their fluency in English. The rest of the time is yours to hike through the mist covered mountains of Thailand. Don't just study a new language, become a part of it!
  Dates: Year round dates
Cost: 1 month - $1,455. 2 months - $1,635. 3 months - $1,810.
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.
Tel: 888-ABROAD-1
Website: www.greenhearttravel.org
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ESL/TEFL Training / Job Placement for Teaching English Abroad 
Get qualified to teach English as a foreign language and land a job abroad, with our month-long, internationally recognized, TEFL course, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our 120-hour course prepares you for the world of ESL and will help you land a TEFL job almost anywhere. Take advantage of our global job placement network with 30 centres worldwide through TEFL International. We have been training teachers for more than five years. Learn teaching methodology, correct grammar, phonology, classroom management of kids, and how to prep interesting lessons. Course includes 8 hours of practicum, and we have comfortable on-site accommodation.
ESL Teachers in Thailand Dates: Our TEFL course runs each and every month. Please visit our website for a complete schedule.
Cost: Course tuition is 45,000 Baht
Contact: UniTEFL Thailand, PS Mansion, Building 3, Room 3166, 213 Huaykaew Rd., T.Suthep, A.Muang, Chiang Mai Thailand 50200
Tel.: +66 884028217
Email: contact@unitefl.com
Website: www.unitefl.com
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Ajarn.com: The Largest and Most Comprehensive Website for English Teaching in Thailand
The site has an extensive job board, plus general information about living and teaching in Thailand, including freelancing. The job board contains mostly full time positions, but many schools will be interested in part-time or weekend teachers as well. Visit www.ajarn.com for a list of language schools in Thailand.

American University Amumni Center (AUA), www.auathailand.org. Bangkok's best known and most respected language school—a good place to look for weekend work. They offer a one month TESOL certificate course and also have a Thai language program.

The British Council (Thailand). Located at the fringes of Siam Square. The Chulalongkorn Continuing Education institute is located in the same building, upstairs (only open on Saturdays and Sundays). English teaching jobs are posted on the site.

Dave's ESL Cafe Discussion Board on Thailand, www.eslcafe.com, is a useful and lively board with inside tips and dialog among experienced teachers.

ECC (Thailand)
Chain of language schools with 50 branches employing 500 native speaker teachers, who must have a bachelor’s degree and at least six months teaching experience or a CELTA entry level qualification.

Contact: 430/17-24 Chula Soi 64, Siam Square, Bangkok 10330, Thailand; 011-66-2-253-3312; fax. 011-66-2-254-2243 or in the U.S.: 425-930-5421; jobs@ecc.ac.th, www.eccthai.com/jobs.asp

Island TEFL 4-week Certified Course - Thailand
Package A: 4-week certified TEFL course. Package B: 4-week certified TEFL course PLUS 2-month volunteer placement in a state school on Samui (full accommodation included in this package option). 10 hours of observed teaching practice. Gain your TEFL qualification in a troipical paradise.

Contact: info@islandtefl.com, www.islandtefl.com

SIT TESOL Certificate Course
The School for International Training (SIT), Vermont, USA, has been a leader in the field of TESOL training programs for over 30 years. The Certificate Course held at AUA Language Center in Bangkok is a 4-week, 130 hour course that provides participants with knowledge and skills in teaching English, as well as the tools needed for their ongoing reflection and growth as teachers. Graduates are highly sought after throughout Thailand and internationally.

Contact: training@auathailand.orgwww.auathailand.org

TEFLPlus
Thailand's best value teacher training courseconducted on beautiful Patong Beach, Phuket, is a 4-week 125-hour course offering more practice teaching classes than any other provider. Train to become a professional teacher of English and earn an internationally recognised TEFL certificate.

Contact: info@teflplus.com, www.teflplus.com

Text-And-Talk Academy in Thailand
Language training programs, translation services, corporate English teaching, free lesson plans, job services and much more.

Contact: benbow@langserv.com, www.langserv.com

Wall Street Institute in Thailand: The New Way to Learn English
We use a totally flexible multi-media based approach to teaching English, including small classroom sizes, social club activities, a total English language environment. We are open everyday at two locations, students have unlimited access to our learning facilities.

Visit: www.wallstreetenglish.in.th

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