Teaching English in Thailand: At a Glance

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*:25,000 - 40,000 THB
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Usually included
Holidays:Paid
Teaching Hours per Week:16 - 37
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
Private Tutoring per Hour:300 - 1,000 THB
Income Tax††:0 - 20%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 96 THB
Exchange Rate:As of 10-31-2014
100.00 THB = 3.07 USD
1.00 USD = 32.50 THB
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Employer sponsors
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:

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




Teaching in Thailand will give you the opportunity to explore expansive natural parks, fertile plains, remote jungles, and beaches washed by turquoise waters on your time off. 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/TEFL Certification and the 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 1-800-779-1779, 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 an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com 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.

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