The GEC Teach English in Thailand program is a great opportunity of working holiday. You will live and work in one of the most beautiful countries of the world. Teachers have access to some of the most incredible landscapes in the world while earning a wage that allows most to live comfortably while still being able to save. Get ready to meet smiling people, eat delicious Thai food and have lots of fun!
Thailand has a unique culture and it is different from any other in the world with its Buddhist temples, bustling cities, beautiful countryside, and gorgeous beaches. Thai food is one of the world’s tastiest cuisines.
Thailand is known as “The land of smile” for Thai people are traditionally friendly. Culture of dance is another important aspect of the country as well as hospitality. There are dozens of annual festivals and holidays to take part in.
If you’re looking for a friendly environment, beautiful weather, a decent salary and an easy pace of life, Thailand is the perfect alternative for you to teach abroad. Most English teachers living in Asian countries make a reasonable living, but those living in Thailand are even more lucky. Thailand is one of the most affordable countries to live in when it comes to housing, transportation, and food.
Thailand is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. If it is traveling, living, partying, or relaxing what you’re looking for, teaching English in the land of smiles might be one of the best decisions you have ever made.
The central hub of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a perfect location for world travelers who want to really explore many different countries and their cultures. You will not only be living in an exciting new country, but you’ll also be able to visit other fascinating destinations like India, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China during your time in Thailand.
Being a native speaker of English, a four-year bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification are typically required to teach English in Thailand. Teachers planning to teach in Thailand are also required to obtain a clean background check.
Salaries vary in Thailand depending on your qualifications, experience and the type of teaching job you have. The basic TEFL wage for new teachers in Thailand is usually around 28.000 – 40.000 Baht ($850 – $1200) per month. Experienced teachers may earn much more than this.
Expenses shouldn’t be too high if you’re sensible. Local Thai food is very cheap. Expect to pay between 40 baht and 100 baht or so for a meal. Depending on the city you choose, a salary of $850-$1,200 should be enough to cover all of your expenses. Compared to other cites, both salaries and living costs are higher in Bangkok.
The school year in Thailand begins in May and ends in February. Schools have a semester break from late September to mid-October. Most hiring is done during February and March, or for the universities, in early August. Language schools usually hire throughout the year. Therefore, we have start dates every month.
TEFL teachers in Thailand should expect a 40-hour workweek. Teachers usually have a teaching load of 20-25 classes per week, depending on the school. Apart from the time spent in the classroom, teachers are supposed to deal with class planning, presentations, meetings, and a range of extracurricular activities.
It is common practice in Thailand that teachers pay for their own accommodation. A comfortable, well-located apartment costs you around 8,000 baht to 15,000 baht per month, depending on the area.
GEC has a large network of partner schools in Thailand.
You can teach English in most of the major cities and popular locations of the "Land of Smile"