Teach English in Thailand
How to find an English teaching job in Thailand?
Opportunities for Teaching in Thailand
What are the requirements for teaching English in Thailand?
Overview of English teacher lifestyle in Thailand
Thailand Geography and Climate
Living in Bangkok: The Urban Delight
Living in Chang Mai: Cultural Epitome
Chiang Mai, positioned in Northern Thailand, is revered as a beacon of culture, attracting an impressive five million tourists each year. This bustling city is also vying for a prestigious spot in the World Expo 2020, further cementing its global significance.
History buffs and the curious can deepen their understanding of indigenous tribes by visiting the enriching Tribal Museum, a treasure trove of knowledge. Meanwhile, nature enthusiasts have something to rejoice about, as the city’s proximity to the majestic Doi Inthanon National Park offers unparalleled outdoor adventures, making Chiang Mai a diverse destination catering to various interests.
Living in Phi Phi: The Paradise Island
The Phi Phi Islands, nestled in the Andaman Sea, are renowned for their stunning beaches and clear waters. Despite their global fame, living here remains surprisingly affordable. Teachers can enjoy beachfront views without financial strain. Beyond its natural beauty, Phi Phi offers a glimpse into authentic Thai culture, with bustling local markets and traditional long-tail boat rides.
The islands champion sustainability, emphasizing conservation to preserve their pristine state. As night falls, Phi Phi boasts a vibrant nightlife, with beach bars offering entertainment and a lively social scene. In essence, Phi Phi delivers a blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural richness.
Life in Phuket: Beach Bliss
Phuket’s largest beach is a global favorite. From diving explorations, thanks to the intricate coastline, to the vibrant nightlife, there’s never a dull moment. Notably, the Richelieu Rock, discovered by Jacques Yves Cousteau, stands as a diving hotspot. Eager divers can even obtain the PADI diving certification here.
Visa and Work Permit Process for Teachers
Work Permit: Once in Thailand and after starting your teaching role, you must apply for a work permit. This permit allows you to legally work in the country. Your school or teaching institution typically assists in this process, providing necessary documentation.
Visa Extension: After securing a work permit, you can extend your Non-Immigrant B Visa to last for one year. The extension requires a combination of documentation from your place of employment and immigration offices.
90-day Reporting: Remember, while you have a year-long visa, the Thai immigration requires foreigners to report their current address every 90 days, either in person or by mail.
Re-entry Permit: Planning to travel out of Thailand during your teaching stint? Ensure you have a re-entry permit; otherwise, your visa could be voided upon departure.
It’s essential to keep abreast of any changes in visa regulations and always ensure you’re working legally to enjoy a seamless teaching experience in Thailand.
FAQs about Teaching in Thailand
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Salary and benefits when teaching English in Thailand
|Monthly Salary||15,000-30,000THB (approximately $550-$1200)|
|Airfare||Depends on the school – roundtrip airfare can be reimbursed upon completion of contract, but usually airfare is not included|
|Working Hours||35-40 hours/week, 5 days a week|
|Accommodation||$150-$200/month (at teacher’s expense); teachers receive assistance in arranging accommodation|
|Vacation||Varies from school to school Thai holidays + unpaid vacation|
|Health Insurance||Covered by employer|
|Duration of Contracts||12 months|
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Thailand at a glance
Population: 66,720,153 (20th)
Currency: Baht (THB)
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Major religion: Theravada Buddhism
Thailand holds more Guiness World Records per person than any other country.
Not wearing underwear is illegal.
The famous energy drink Red Bull originated in Thailand.
Instead of 3 times a day, Thais eat 4-5 times a day
Thailand houses the world’s largest fish, the 12-meter Rhincodon typus.
A nuclear family in Thailand is rare because most people live in large extended families.
One-tenth of all animal species on Earth live in Thailand.