The answer is yes! but first please check my overall guide to teaching English abroad to fund your travels! There are lots of tips and advice in there which will really help you.
There’s something in the air in Thailand. Teacake would call it pure magic. It’s hard to explain but when you’re here you feel fulfilled, happy, blessed, content and that all is right with the world….well, until you see a ping pong show maybe but still, Thailand captures your heart and it can be hard to leave! Thailand is awesome for:
- New teachers
- Short-term work
- Super friendly generous locals
- Buddhism (95% of Thais are buddhist)
- Massages / Islands / Temples / Tuk Tuks / Buckets of questionable liquids
- Healthy delicious cheap food…..ohmyword the food, food!
Are you a new teacher? Thailand is for you!
Thailand is a fantastic foot in the door for new teachers. There are ample opportunities to go and do your TEFL course then jump straight into a guaranteed job / internship afterwards. My favourite guys are MyTEFL who are offering 35% off their 120 hour course for all Teacake readers! It’s essential in today’s ESL market so go get one!
Where did you teach Teacake?
I actually only taught here for a month whilst doing my CELTA course in Chiang Mai with International House. I taught adults and the experience was unbelievably good. Thais are very willing to learn English. They’re also polite, friendly and patient people. I spoke to many expats teaching English here at the time and they were very happy teachers!
Looking for short-term work?
For travellers on the road who want to make a pit-stop and earn some extra money, most schools and agencies will allow teachers to sign only a six-month contract. That’s really great news for teachers who have wanderlust like Teacake and easily get itchy feet!
I’m not going to beat around the bush here: Thailand is not going to allow you to save buckets of money like China or Korea can. However, when you take into consideration the cost of living here, you’re going to be comfortable and Thailand is just so soul-fulfilling!
Where’s the jobs at?
Ajarn is by far the best ESL job website for Thailand but I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – looking around yourself, visiting schools, asking locals, knocking on doors – that’s the best way you are going to get a good job. No doubt about it. Fly there and start hunting. Good luck!
Any other questions? Contact me and I’ll get right back to you!
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