Teaching English in Thailand
Thailand, the beautiful oriental destination has gained significant reputation as a tourist spot over the years. This gorgeous country is also one of the biggest ESL market in the world, which also attracts significant amount of westerners all through out the year. With the fast growing economy and the developing tourism sector, the demand of ESL teachers in Thailand has also developed significantly. The teacher who gets a chance of working as an ESL teacher in Thailand is also blessed with the opportunity of traveling in Thailand.
Thailand is blessed with two world renowned beach resorts Phuket and Pattaya, wonderful secluded islands, great shopping malls in the city of Bangkok and very rich culture and heritage. It would be an adventure of a life time and the same time quite challenging. The English teaching jobs in Thailand are not just limited to regular schools in Thailand but language schools and institutes mainly meant for adults also hire teachers commonly. The facilities and amenities in the schools of Thailand are good and most of the schools are air-conditioned.
Types of schools for ESL TEFL TESOL Teachers
Public Schools for Teaching ESL in Thailand - Teachers are in high demand in the public schools all over Thailand. The public schools give comparatively low salary than the private schools in Thailand. But while working in Public schools the teachers can travel to most exotic destination in Thailand.
Private Schools for Teaching ESL in Thailand - Private schools pay more than the private school but the screening process of the teachers are quite tight. The private schools have better facilities and mostly provide accommodation to the teachers.
International Schools for Teaching ESL in Thailand - International Schools in Thailand are of high standards. The teachers in the International schools are paid best salary. The eligibility criteria to get recruited in these schools are very high due to the high global standards.
Language Institutes for Teaching ESL in Thailand - Language institutes in Thailand hire teachers throughout the year mainly to train adults working in the tourism industry. These language schools are mainly in the city areas and the major tourist spots of Thailand. The schedule of these schools is not same as the regular schools.
There is high demand of ESL teachers in Thailand but everyone cannot become teachers in Thailand. The demands of Native English speakers are higher for the position of English teachers. TEFL or TESOL certificates are also mandatory for some schools. It is illegal to work in Thailand without a proper work permit and Visa. The Thai government only gives work permit to teachers with a bachelorâ€™s degree. Although it is possible to get an ESL job in Thailand without a degree, the teachers do not get good salary. Teachers with high qualification and experience are expected to get better salary and other benefits. The average salaries of the teachers in Thailand are around 20,000 baht to 50,000 baht. Accommodation is also sometimes provided by the school to the teachers or allowance is given.