At a Glance: Teaching English in Thailand
Most ESL teaching positions here are in Bangkok, a beautiful and busy metropolis famous for its floating markets, spectacular sights, and delicious food. On days off, ESL teachers can tour Thailand's world-renowned landscapes like the evergreen limestone islands of Ko Tao and the white sand beaches of Kho Phi Phi Don.
|Monthly Salary*:||20,000 - 40,000 THB|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||15 - 35|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year preferred; short-term may be available|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round, but difficult in December and January|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||200 - 700 THB|
|Income Tax††:||0 - 20%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 82 THB|
As of 06-19-2013
1.00 CAD = 30.25 THB
100.00 THB = 3.32 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred|
|Additional Notes:||Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
Teaching in Thailand will give you the opportunity during your time off to explore expansive natural parks, fertile plains, remote jungles, and beaches washed by turquoise waters. Though the overall climate is tropical, there are varying geographic regions like the mountains in the north, or the beautiful southern beaches of the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, ESL teachers who travel there will be warmly welcomed.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Thailand and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.