JOB PLACEMENT LOCATIONS AND DURATION
On this program you won’t be placed in the middle of nowhere – unless you want to be. Native English teachers populate every province but in many cases our TEFL teachers are placed near each another. Teaching jobs are for a minimum of 4-5 months which is one academic term but you can renew your teaching contract and many teachers have stayed for years teaching English in Thailand.
TYPE OF JOBS AND SCHOOLS
Teaching jobs can be at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, both private and government schools. That means you could teach students from the age range of between 3 to 18 years old. If you have a preference to the age range, we try our best to suit you and if you do not want a placement offered to you, as long as you have a good reason, you can request to be placed in another area.
APPLYING WITH FRIENDS
Also, if you have a friend, we guarantee that we will place you together, up to a maximum of 3 friends, but you must apply together by putting each others name on the application form.Due to the large number we place, we cannot fulfill specific location preferences (for example, we cannot place you near a beach or island, which is a popular request!) but if you want to be in Bangkok we can normally fulfill this request.
Most people are placed in kindergarten, primary or secondary schools and at both government and private schools. You could be teaching small classes of 6 students or large classes of 50 students. Your working week will always be Monday to Friday with weekends off.
The school day can be long on weekdays. Most schools require you to be there at 7:30am to greet the students and have morning assembly. Schools normally finish at 4:00pm – 4:30pm. Although the school day may be long, the amount of teaching hours is normally a maximum of 24 teaching hours per week. This means you have a lot of free time to plan your lessons during the day.
We work with some colleges and language centres from time to time. Those who get placed here have a varied schedule and can be seen teaching five days per week, with two days off, but its a mixture of weekend work and work during the week. The students in these places range in ages, and are mostly older. Only one or two trainees get assigned to these placements, if any at all, and it’s not too common for these positions to arise for our program.
Starting with 3 weeks TEFL training in a paradise location, followed by a guaranteed paid teaching job which could be anywhere in Thailand. This is our most popular program and there are good reasons for it – Thailand is a popular country because of the low cost of living, good salaries for teachers, great tasting food, friendly people, stunning beaches and hot weather.
TRAINING IN PARADISE
This program starts with training you how to teach English as a foreign language on a paradise island or very near one. Paradise locations we have used in the past have been Koh Chang, Krabi, Koh Samui, Phuket and Koh Phangan. Please note that although teacher training is in the paradise location, your teaching placement will not always be.
WE FILL UP EACH PARADISE LOCATION THEN OPEN ANOTHER
Once one paradise training location books up to the maximum of 24 trainees, we open another paradise training location and start again at interviewing over Skype for the right people for that location. We always start with booking up Koh Chang, and there is no set order of which location opens up next.
THE PROGRAM RUNS EVERY APRIL AND OCTOBER
We run this program twice each year, with start dates in April and October, which is just before the start of the school terms. We do it this way to make sure everyone has a job for the start of the school term – and we have never failed in our job guarantee and placement service.
We have strong links with schools and organisations in Thailand and are able to offer everyone who comes on the program a guaranteed paid teaching job. To be eligible for this program, you need to hold a bachelors degree in any subject (not teaching, ANY subject) and be native English speaking, or from a native English speaking country.