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Teaching in Thailand Questions
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- How long are teaching contracts in Thailand? Most schools in Thailand will only want to take teachers on for 12 months at a time, although shorter 6-month contracts are sometimes available. If you only want to work for a couple of months, it’ll be a case of picking up private tutori...(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)
- Is it possible for families or couples to find work together in Thailand?Yes – it’s absolutely possible. However, it’s often better to negotiate with employers directly rather than going through an agency, as agencies will in no way be able to guarantee that you’ll be placed together. ...(read more)
- Will my employer pay for the cost of my flight to Thailand? This is quite unusual, however if you negotiate hard enough with your employer they may include the cost of your flight as an end-of-contract bonus....(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)
- How much can I earn teaching in Thailand? The average salary for a new teacher working in Thailand is 25,000 THB per month, but you can earn as much as 60,000 THB per month depending on where you are....(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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