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Teach in Thailand

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Information for term Teach in Thailand

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

January 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $1,600
  • Compensation: 28,000-33,000 baht (approx. $920-$1,080)/month plus housing

Application Deadline

January 1, 2021
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $1,800
  • Compensation: 28,000-33,000 baht (approx. $920-$1,080)/month plus housing

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $1,800
  • Compensation: 28,000-33,000 baht (approx. $920-$1,080)/month plus housing

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $1,600
  • Compensation: 28,000-33,000 baht (approx. $920-$1,080)/month plus housing

Overview

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Immerse yourself in Thai culture in a way that no tourist can.  As a foreign teacher in Thailand you’ll become a part of a local community, build meaningful relationships with colleagues and neighbors, and make a difference in the lives of your students. With CIEE, you’ll have all the training and support you need to be successful inside and outside the classroom. The competitive salary and provided housing will allow you to explore Thailand on weekends and enjoy all the Pad Thai you can eat!

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed placement and detailed school information before confirming your participation on the program
  • No need for a visa-run after arrival because CIEE will help you obtain a work visa for teaching in Thailand pre-departure
  • Peace-of-mind with unparalleled support and 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Build a network of friends during the on-site orientation and travel together during breaks
  • Placements with partners and friends
  • No teaching experience necessary!

IF YOU’D LIKE CIEE TO COVER YOUR VISA PROCESSING FEES, APPLY FOR THE TEACH IN THAILAND PLUS PROGRAM

 

Term Program Dates Deadline Compensation
Fall 2020 One semester
(Nov.** to April)
Two semesters
(Nov** to Sept.)
July  1 28,000-33,000 baht (approx. $920-$1,080)/month plus housing
Spring 2021 One semester
(May* to Sept.)
Two semesters
(May* to Mar.)
January 1 28,000-33,000 baht (approx. $920-$1,080)/month plus housing

*June start date available for those with May graduation dates
**August start date available for those teaching two semesters with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Hard Science or Math

About Our Program Fees

As a non-profit organization, CIEE relies on program fees to provide participants with placement assistance, international insurance, orientation, and support before and after arrival. The program fee of $1,600 for one semester or $1,800 for two semesters is paid in two installments:

  • $500 commitment deposit after acceptance ($1,000 for programs with TEFL)
  • Remaining balance due when you receive your placement

CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount!

What's Included

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What's Included

  • Guaranteed job placement prior to departure
  • Pre-departure support– including visa guidance and a comprehensive online pre-departure course
  • Six-day orientation in Bangkok or Chiang Mai – including excursions, training sessions, meals, and hotel accommodation
  • Housing provided by employer at teaching location
  • Transport to your assignment
  • iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance services
  • 24-hour support while you're abroad

    *If you’d like CIEE to cover your visa processing fees, apply for the Teach in Thailand Plus program.

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The Destination

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CIEE participants are placed at public or private schools throughout Thailand in cities and towns of all sizes.  Placements in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the southern region are limited and typically more competitive.

It’s easy to see why this is the most visited country in Southeast Asia as you explore dense, green jungles, crystal-blue oceans as warm as bathwater, food with flavors that burst on your taste buds, and the company of smiling, adventurous people.

The Take-Aways

  • Compensation

    Between 28,000 to 33,000 baht/month depending on your qualifications, provided accommodation, a completion bonus of 20,000 baht to offset the cost of return airfare for participants who complete two consecutive semesters at the same school.

  • Preparation

    Pre-departure job placement, visa assistance, cultural and professional development guides, and extensive in-country orientation.

  • Assistance

    Pre-departure guidance, in-country support from resident staff, medical insurance and 24-hour worldwide assistance with CIEE iNext.

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Job Description

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Job Description

As a lead classroom teacher, you’ll focus on improving the conversational English skills of your eager students with creative classroom exercises and educational games.

Often, positions open to teach other subjects, such as math, science, technology, computers, social studies, and physical education. Candidates with educational backgrounds in these areas are encouraged to note a willingness to teach subjects other than English on their applications. Also conducted in English, these classes can be smaller than English language classes, and pay a higher monthly salary of 30,000 to 33,000 baht/month.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and promote international goodwill while you earn money to support yourself. The cost of living in Thailand is quite reasonable, so your salary will go a long way.

COMPENSATION

The compensation package includes provided accommodation for all teachers and a salary between 28,000-33,000 baht per month (approx. $920-$1,080). Note that holidays and semester breaks are unpaid. Willingness to teach subjects other than English as well as prior teaching experience results in a higher monthly salary.

There are three compensation tiers:

  • 28,000 baht (approx. $920)/month plus housing: This is the base salary for participants teaching English.  
     
  • 30,000 baht (approx. $980)/month plus housing: Participants can qualify for this salary one of three ways
    • Having a TEFL certificate before starting to teach
    • Teaching non-English subjects
    • Having a Bachelor’s degree in a hard science or math and teaching those subjects.
       
  • 33,000 baht (approx. $1,080)/month plus housing: Teachers with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education

    These salaries are generous in local terms – about twice what local teachers earn – and your wages can easily finance independent travel after the semester ends. In addition, two semester Teach in Thailand participants earn a completion bonus of 20,000 baht to offset return airfare upon successful completion of contract.

  • Schools

    Positions are available at private and public partner schools across Thailand. Most placements are available in the central, eastern, and northern regions of the country; while positions in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the southern provinces are limited and typically more competitive. We do not place teachers in the southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, Satun, and Songkhla.

    You can request placement at a particular level and location, but keep in mind that placements are driven by demand, so we cannot guarantee that requests will be met.

  • WORKLOAD

    A typical teaching load is 20-25 classes per week, depending on the school. In addition to time in the classroom, participants are expected to devote time to class planning, presentations, faculty meetings, and a range of extracurricular activities. Participants should expect a 40-hour workweek.

    This allows plenty of opportunity to travel, explore the countryside, and enjoy Thai culture.

What People are Saying

  • It's an amazing experience!! I've met the nicest people! So many new friends!!!

    Maddy R. | Teach in Thailand
  • CIEE's program is a good way to teach English abroad because of the helpful information and assistance with each step of the process and assurance that the placement is reputable.

    Josh B. | Teach in Thailand
  • They really help you get set up and make you feel comfortable. Moving to a new country with a foreign first language can be really overwhelming. It's good to know someone has your back.

    Erica A. | Teach in Thailand
  • It was such a smooth process that got me to a place where I was finally following a major dream of mine!

    Sam G. | Teach in Thailand
  • Painless, clear process for application. Phenomenal support when I had questions both before and after acceptance

    Harold H. | Teach in Thailand

Qualifications

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Qualifications

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree to apply, along with a few other qualifications. These, plus a sense of adventure and a desire to cross cultural boundaries and engage with people eager to learn English, will make you a great candidate.

CIEE looks for candidates who are independent, curious, and thrive in a changing environment. Are you self-motivated, responsible, and ready to take the plunge into a rewarding adventure? If so, start your application now!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Native English speaker
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Citizenship in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or South Africa

To make your application stronger, highlight additional qualifications, such as:

  • TEFL certification
  • Experience studying, working, or volunteering abroad
  • Master’s degree in English, education, math, or science
  • K-12 teaching licensure or certification

TEFL Certification

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TEFL Certification

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification gives you the skills, experience, and confidence to make teaching abroad even more rewarding – both for you and those you teach. The CIEE TEFL 150-hour certification course can easily be added on to your program to ensure that you:

  • Develop an awareness of the field and practices of TEFL
  • Understand the components of English related to teaching nonnative speakers
  • Get personalized feedback from an experienced TEFL tutor
  • Can design lessons for TEFL students at a variety of levels
  • Complete 20 hours of practice teaching experience to hone your skills

Discover the benefit of including a TEFL Course with your teach abroad program.

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