If you are interested to teach English in Thailand, keep reading for the information regarding job types and description.
Most teachers end up teaching either at a private language school or at a public school. There are also ample opportunities available for teaching at preschools. TEFL certified teachers in Thailand normally teach about 24 classes per week but not more than that. Most schedules vary between 20-22 hours per week. Classes are 50-60 minutes long depending on the school. Most teachers will be required to teach each class once per week. English teachers with TEFL qualification will be required to hand in a lesson planning every month at the end of the month.
For Thai Schools Teachers will work at the school Monday-Friday from the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. (Timing may vary with school. General timing is mentioned.)
|Public Schools||800 - 1,000 USD per month||Monday - Friday; 40 hours per week||A bachelor's degree and fluency in English. A TEFL certificate is an advantage.|
|Language Academies||600 - 1,500 USD per month||Varies; nights and weekends often required. Average hours are 18 - 25 per week||A bachelor's degree and fluency in English. A TEFL certificate is an advantage.|
|Private International Schools||3,000 - 5,500 USD per month||Varies with school||Valid teaching credential within home country|
|Universities||similar to the salaries of public-school teachers||10 - 12 teaching hours per week||A bachelor's degree, usually higher. A TEFL certificate and/or a teaching certificate is a plus.|
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This course gives me an opportunity to enhance my teaching ability. First, the materials and the lessons provided are very useful.The course provides teaching approaches and relevant techniques which I can apply to class. Second, my coordinator - Annie Joseph is extremely nice. I really appreciated her priceless comments and feedback. Lastly, the online platform really fits this time. During this pandemic, it's hard to go out and study in college so studying online is the best choice. I try to study anytime I'm free. The website and the system were really supportive in which I could access all sections easily.I would have been regretful if I hadn't applied for this course.
I struggled a bit to start with but that made me sit back and really think about how I answered the questions. Some parts of the course confused me but when I asked Annie she was able to explain it clearly for me, I also have some friends here in Chaiyaphum who are teaching English as a second language and they were very helpful in advising me about different scenarios they have experienced in the classroom. I would like to add that not a single teacher over here has done a tesol course so if I choose to teach in a classroom I don't think I will have any problems.
The TESOL English language certification course from the Asian College of Teachers was comprehensive and well structured. It has given me a very solid grounding in teaching English both online and at language schools. I am working as an online teacher with Amazing Talkers and have also applied to Wall Street English to teach in Bangkok where I live.