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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...
Buddha statue Teaching English and Living in Thailand: Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Job by Lindy Sinka
A guide that discusses many key aspects involved in preparing to find work and live in Thailand.
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...
Living in Thailand or Taiwan How to Teach English in a Thai High School by Paul King
...Keep in mind that you can do a lot of things with Thai students—even older ones nearing graduation—that you probably could not do with students from Western countries...
Living and Teaching in a Small, Remote Village in Thailand by Rachel Price
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 / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our training center in Phuket is the ideal location to enter the thriving ESL market in Thailand. Our team of highly experienced and dedicated trainers will support you throughout your course and provide valuable feedback on your practical teaching sessions with real English language students. Earning your certificate in Phuket allows you to make the most of your free-time with a wide range of outdoor activities easily available such as scuba diving, kayaking, or simply chilling out at the beach.
Teach English in Phuket, Thailand Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: Deposit: US$500. Balance: US$1090.

Ban Phe, Thailand
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our Ban Phe training center is located in a small fishing village on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The pace of life here is much slower than that of Bangkok or nearby Pattaya and you will gain a unique insight into Thai culture that can be hard to find in the more urban parts of the country. The course in Ban Phe has a strong focus on teaching practice, ensuring that you gain the knowledge and experience needed to teach English around the world.
Teach English in Ban Phe, Thailand Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: Deposit: US$600. Balance: US$1090.

Chiang Mai, Thailand
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our TESOL course in Chiang Mai, Thailand will give you all the skills you need to become a successful ESL teacher in Thailand and beyond. Our trainers will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of English grammar and teaching methodologies, and the teaching practice sessions in local schools will give you valuable classroom experience. Outside the classroom there is plenty to occupy you, from visiting the many ancient temples and ruins to trekking in the hills or shopping at the local markets and shopping malls.
Teach English in Chiang Mai, Thailand Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: Deposit: US$600. Balance: US$1090.

Teaching English in Thailand
Teaching English in Thailand with Geovisions
Paid Teacher in Thailand
This is a full-time, paid position to teach English in Thailand. Major intake dates are May and November, but we can fill 150 positions monthly if you're ready to go now.
ORIENTATION in the resort of Hua Hin is included for five days. You can also add on 3 more weeks of onsite TESOL training and practice teaching. We pick you up in Bangkok in our van and transfer you to Hua Hin, which is covered in your fee.
Teaching positions are available all over Thailand and the jobs are guaranteed. You get National Holidays off and accident and medical insurance. We screen 100% of the jobs. Degree holders are placed very quickly. We can also place individuals without a degree.
Come see why Thailand is called, "The Land Of Smiles."

Major intakes: May and November. But we can place up to 150 monthly during the year.
Cost: $1,659 orientation and then placement in a full time job. $2,299 one-week of orientation, three-weeks of TESOL and placement.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.

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.
From $1750
Contact: LanguageCorps, 53 Whispering Way, Stow MA, 01775
Tel.: 978 562 2100

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 centers 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

Paid Teaching in Thailand with GVI
GVI is an international multi-award winning volunteer organization offering paid teaching placements in Thailand.

Break away from the rat race, earn 25,000 - 35,000 Baht+ a month, and live in a tropical location, living life to the fullest while you pursue your dream of teaching.

Whether you are a recent graduate or taking a break from education, this paid teaching placement is the perfect opportunity to do something that will stand out on your CV and will boost your future career.
Paid English teaching in Thailand Cost: $1000
Website: Paid Teaching in Thailand
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 for a list of language schools in Thailand.

Teach in Thailand

Teach programs include placement, monthly stipend, pre-arranged housing, orientation, airfare bonus, visa and arrival assistance, and health insurance. We place teachers all over Thailand, with orientation available in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. Placements are 5 or 10 months for Teachers, and 2.5 months for Teacher's Assistants. Teachers are typically placed in secondary schools and teach about 25 hours/week, with extra hours required for prep.

Contact: API, 300 Camp Craft Way Ste 100, Austin, TX 78746 USA; tel. 512-600-8900;;

AUA Language Center
Teaching jobs are available at the 17 branches for those with a native command of the England language, a B.A. degree, 120-hour TEFL certificate (SIT, CELTA or equivalent) from a face-to-face course, and a 1-year commitment. Employees receive health insurance, a work permit, one week off after each 6-week term, mobility within country-wide branches, and 50% discount on Thai classes (where taught).


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.


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.


Dave's ESL Cafe Forum on Thailand
A useful and lively forum with inside tips, resources, and extensive dialog among experienced teachers.


ECC (Thailand)
The largest language school in 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.


Greenheart Travel
Paid English Teaching Positions Throughout Thailand
Teach in Thailand with Greenheart Travel and Have the Time of your Life!

  • 1 week orientation (with optional 3 week TESOL certification) in Hua Hin or Chiang Mai
  • One semester contracts (semesters are around 4 months long but your commitment might be shorter if you arrive in the middle of a semester)
  • Monthly guaranteed salary of at least 30,000 THB
  • Placements in elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Monthly start dates, year round


International TEFL Academy
TEFL TESOL Certification Pattaya, Thailand
Courses and job placement assistance for all graduates.


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.


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 recognized TEFL certificate.


Text-And-Talk Academy in Thailand
Offers TEFL Courses to prepare you to Teach English as a Foreign language and qualify you to teach ESL or EFL around the globe. Internationally Accredited TEFL Courses conducted in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen, Thailand. Over 3,000 Employed Graduates and counting. Free assistance with obtaining a visa and acquiring accommodation. Guaranteed job placement after graduation. Translation Services and Language Training.


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.


Teach English in Thailand with ITTTTeach in Thailand with LanguageCorpsEnglish Job Training and Placement with UniTEFL Paid Teaching in Thailand with GVITeach in Thailand with WorkingAbroad
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