TEFL in Thailand
Destination TEFL in Thailand
Picture this: The bright lights and bustling activity of downtown Bangkok have both amazed and exhausted you. It’s Friday afternoon, and you’re done teaching for the week. You decide to venture a little ways outside of the city, but not before grabbing some fish stir fry from Khao Gaeng Rattana. With a full belly, you want only one thing: relaxation. Naturally, your journey leads you to Wat Pho, otherwise known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
With two weeks to live, learn and teach in Bangkok, there is no shortage of life-lasting adventures to be had. During the day, use your newfound TEFL knowledge teaching English in a Thai classroom. The weekends (and evenings) are yours to curate as you see fit, but in case you are curious about a typical school day in Bangkok...
A Typical Day for a Destination TEFL Student:Click to Open
8:00am: Walk to a nearby street vendor for a bowl of Joke - a classic Thai breakfast porridge
9:00am: Arrive at your local school to observe and teach ESL lesson - you’ll be teaching/observing about 2 hours per day, so during this time you may have a prep period
1:00pm: You’re hungry, enjoy a delicious lunch of Som Tum, spicy green papaya salad - of course you’ll end your meal with some mango sticky rice
2:00pm: Get out your notebooks - travel to your local school for ESL instruction by an experienced mentor teacher. During this time, you’ll also discuss what went well in the morning, what you are preparing for the next day, and intercultural training for succeed in a Thai classroom.
6:00pm: Work is done for the day - enjoy a nice stroll around the beautiful streets of Bangkok
6:30pm: Dinner! Feast on some fried fish (that’s a whole fish, people), or a bowl of Tom Yum Goong, spicy shrimp soup - your pick!
Note: Schedule is an example and subject to change.
Weekend InspirationClick to Open
The weekend is yours to explore - here are a few suggestion on how to spend your free time:
Take a visit to see the Reclining Buddha, a statue covered in gold leaf that stands almost 50 feet tall.
Wander the Chatuchak Market on Saturday or Sunday. With its 8,000 stalls this is one of the largest markets in the world.
Take a short train ride to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. Here you can visit the ruins of breathtaking temples and escape the city heat and crowds.
Program Cost: $1,800
- 190-Hour TEFL certification upon completion of the online course and in-person practicum (130 hours of coursework online, and 60 hours of coursework and practicum abroad).
- 2 weeks of instruction and practicum with local students, under the guidance of a mentor. Includes:
- 40 hours of instruction from mentor teachers
- 20 hours of observed practicum
- Pre-departure and in-country support (what to pack, transportation advice, emergency support in-country)
- A cultural excursion in Bangkok
- Half day orientation to welcome you to Thailand
- Travel insurance (for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
- Job assistance and advice
- Farewell dinner
What’s not Included:
- Accommodation- recommended accommodation list will be provided
- Airport pick-up
- Meals (besides farewell dinner)
Dates and Deadlines
*Exact dates TBD
Destination TEFL Eligibility Requirements
Must be a fluent English speaker
Must have a valid Passport or Passport Card
Ability to obtain a clean criminal background check
Must love adventure and traveling abroad
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