At a Glance: Teaching English in Thailand

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 Koh Tao and the white sand beaches of Koh Phi Phi Don.

Living and Teaching in Thailand
Thailand: At a Glance
Thailand: Living in Thailand
Thailand: Teaching ESL in Thailand
Thailand: Financial Snapshot
Monthly Salary*:
30,000 - 50,000 THB
1,180 - 1,960 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
450 - 700 THB
17.75 - 27.50 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 10 - 15%
Ability to Save per year: 2,100 - 12,100 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 18 - 25
Typical Contract Length: One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s): May, November, or year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 4 months
Work Visa: Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate

Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam

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 Job 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 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

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.