frequently ask questions
What are the requirements to teach in Thailand?
1. You must have a passport from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa with TOEIC test.
2. You must have a bachelor degree, in any field
3. If you have a passport from none-Native English Speaking country then you must have a neutral English accent plus a TOEIC test.
4. TEFL Certificate (Check out our TEFL Recommendations page if you don't have any)
What documents should I bring to Thailand in order to teach?
In order to teach in Thailand, it is important that you bring an original degree and original transcripts,a degree certified by Thai embassy from your home country ,a police clearance ,
your CELTA/TEFL certification if you have it (as it is required by some schools and preferred by many), your TOEIC test score if you're a non-native speaker (this can be done in Bangkok if needed),
and a recent bank statement (as they are sometimes ask for proof of funds if flying with a one-way plane ticket).
What are the different types of visas available in Thailand?
The different types of visas that Thailand offers include Tourist Visas, Non-Immigrant Education "ED" Visas, Non-Immigrant Business "B" Visas, Marriage Visas, Retirement Visas, and Permanent Resident Visas. Among the requirements to teach in Thailand is obtaining a Non-Immigrant B Visa.
A lot foreigners come into Thailand with the intention of teaching arrive on a Tourist Visa and later switch it over to a Non-Immigrant B Visa once a teaching position is secured.
What is the process for obtaining a visa?
You can apply for a visa at any Thai consulate. 3 types of visa that you can arrive on if you are looking to come to Thailand for work.
1. Non-B visa - it is a working visa. After you've got a job confirmation from us, we will process the paper work for you to apply a visa from your home country.
2. Single entry tourist - We can change the tourist visa to Non-B visa in Thailand.
3. Visa on arrival 30 days visa except stamp - (Some schools can process paper work on this visa but most can't). You might have to do a visa run.
How many periods do teachers teach per week?
On average, our teachers teach between 18 and 22 periods per week. It should also be noted that many schools require you to be on campus during working hours, even when you're not teaching. In addition to these classes, many schools offer the option to teach extra classes after school or on the weekends. This is completely optional, but can be a good way to earn extra money.
How much do teachers earn per month?
This will completely depend upon the school and the position, however, we always provide a competitive salary based on location. For more specific information, refer to our "Job Openings" page.
What is the cost of living?
Obviously this can range depending on the area, however, in most areas of Thailand, accommodation can be found for as little as 2,000 to 3,000 baht per month for basic living and from 6,000 to 10,000 baht per month for accommodations with pools, gyms, rooftop gardens, etc. As for eating, food in Thailand is unbelievably affordable with a large variety of quality dishes. Thai dishes range from anywhere between 35 baht for street food and 200 baht for really nice sit-down restaurants, averaging around 50 baht. Western and international dishes range from anywhere between 50 baht for street stalls and 300 baht for top-quality restaurants, averaging around 150 baht.
What is the dress code for teachers?
Most schools require their male staff to wear a button-down dress shirt, dress pants, and a tie, while female staff are required to wear skirts (that extend below the knee) and blouses (that cover the shoulders). In addition, all teachers are required to wear closed-toe shoes and all clothing must be conservative and modest in appearance.