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Requirements to Teach in Thailand Questions
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- Which visa do I need to work legally in Thailand? The visa system in Thailand is incredibly complicated. In order to teach there you need a teacher’s license (from the Thai Ministry of Education), a work permit (from the Thai Labor Department) and a one-year visa (from the Thai Immigrati...(read more)
- How many hours a week do TEFL teachers in Thailand usually work? This just depends. You’ll usually work 35 hours per week. 16-25 of these will be contact hours where you’re in the classroom teaching, with the remainder set aside for preparation. ...(read more)
- How much tax will I have to pay on my earnings in Thailand? Around 10 to 20% of your salary will go towards tax, depending on how much you earn....(read more)
- How much TEFL training do I need to teach in Thailand? Most schools in Thailand will want to see that you’ve done at least 120 hours of TEFL study either online, in the classroom, or a mixture of both, especially if you don’t have previous teaching experience. These courses will all qua...(read more)
- Do I need to speak Thai in order to teach English in Thailand?No, not at all. Employers will want you to create an English-speaking atmosphere in your classes, so you won’t be expected to speak Thai in a work context. However, you might want to learn a few key phrases to help you in your day-to-day...(read more)
- Do I need a degree to teach in Thailand? Yes. The Thai government requires you to have a degree in order for you to get your work visa. There’s no way around this unless you work illegally on a tourist visa which we really, really wouldn’t recommend....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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