Ayutthaya

It's a town packed with ancient temples and history and only an hour or so from Bangkok - but what are the pickings like for an English teacher?

Last updated in 2016 by Chris Bell / Help us update this guide


Chaiyaphum

Smack in the middle of North East Thailand - say hello to Chaiyaphum. Any opportunities there for an English teacher? 

Last updated in 2015 by Ajarn Keith Help us update this guide


Chantaburi

Ah, at last. Quite possibly my favourite province in the whole of Thailand. It's certainly a wonderful place to live. But is it a wonderful place to teach? 

Last updated in 2015 by Emma Help us update this guide


Chiang Mai

What's going on in one of Thailand's fastest growing cities? The city where I think most teachers would love to work if only the salaries were better. 

Last updated in 2016 by Joanna Szreder Help us update this guide


Hat Yai

One of the largest and busiest cities in Southern Thailand. But is it a hotbed of TEFL jobs?

Last updated in 2016 by Grace and Nicola Jayne Help us update this guide


Hua Hin

Undoubtedly one of the nicest beach resort towns in Thailand but many say it's gone very touristy these days. Is Hua Hin a place for a teacher to settle and find work?

Last updated in 2012 by Halee and Phil Help us update this guide


Kanchanaburi

Plenty of war cemeteries, museums, bridges and other tourist attractions - but is there any work for a teacher? 

last updated in 2009 by Mysterio Help us update this guide


Khon Kaen

I once heard Khon Kaen described as Thailand's most livable city. But would an English teacher survive there?

Last updated in 2016 by A. Hudson Help us update this guide


Koh Samui

There's no doubt that the paradise island of Koh Samui is a great place to be a tourist. But is it a great place to be an English teacher?

Last updated in 2011 by Vicky B Help us update this guide


Lopburi

Temples, monkeys and more monkeys are Lopburi's main draws but as an English teacher looking for a living wage, will you be just monkeying around?

Last updated in 2009 by Pausanius Help us update this guide


Mae Sot

What's the potential for an English teacher living up in Mae Sot on the Thai - Myanmar border?

Last updated in 2011 by Andre Help us update this guide


Mukdahan

The Lonely Planet guide describes Mukdahan as 'not an exciting place'. Sounds like we could be in trouble here. Is there any hope for a TEFLer?

Last updated in 2015 by Caitlin Help us update this guide


Nakhon Pathom

Home to the biggest chedi in Thailand, this charming and busy little town is within easy reach of Bangkok. Are many English teachers making Nakhon Pathom their home?

last updated in 2009 by Ginpetdai Help us update this guide


Nakhon Sawan

The name in Thai means 'heavenly city' - but is it a heavenly city for chalkies?

Last updated in 2015 by Ruth Help us update this guide


Nakhon Si Thammarat

Guidebooks often describe it as a stop-off between Hat Yai and Surat Thani - but what are the pickings like for a TEFLer?

Last updated in 2016 by Kay Help us update this guide


Nonthaburi

Now considered a hotbed of teaching jobs and it's not far from Bangkok either. But is it a decent place to live, as well as work? 

Last updated in 2015 by Steve Help us update this guide


Pattaya

Can Asia's number one 'adult playground by the sea' really offer anything for the English language teacher? 

Last updated in 2016 by Anonymous Help us update this guide


Petchabun

I've heard it described as an amazing place for those who are looking for a simple way of life. But does Petchabun offer enough to an English teacher? 

Last updated in 2015 by Alec Help us update this guide


Petchburi

Petchburi Province itself includes the popular resorts of Hua Hin and Chaam. It sounds like a great place to be a teacher - but what's the reality?

Last updated in 2011 by John Help us update this guide


Phang Nga

Get away from the tourists as much or as little as you like. Enjoy great Thai food and beautiful scenery along with an abundance of available work. Sounds like a great place for teachers.

Last updated in 2010 by John Help us update this guide


Phitsanulok

To the locals and the regulars, it's known as P-Lok. It's got plenty of cultural attractions and a reasonable cost of living. But what about TEFL vacancies?

Last updated in 2010 by Benjamin Finklestein Help us update this guide


Phrae

Phrae, a beautiful corner of Thailand that always seems to have a friendly welcome. But is it English teacher friendly?

Last updated in 2011 by Jennifer Help us update this guide


Phuket

Is Phuket one of those dream locations that promises so much for an English teacher and yet delivers so little? Is it a case of hotel teaching and little else?

Last updated in 2014 by Eric Haeg Help us update this guide


Rangsit

Just 40 kilometres north of Bangkok, Rangsit can be rich pickings for an English teacher looking for a good choice of schools without being too far from the bright lights of the capital.

Last updated in 2014 by Seb Help us update this guide


Ranong

A small, sparsely populated town that thrives as a border run centre thanks to its close proximity to Myanmar. OK, visa runs might be convenient but what else does it offer an English teacher?

Last updated in 2016 by Chrissy Help us update this guide


Ratchaburi

We've waited a long time to get some feedback on Ratchaburi (the home of the clay-fired earthenware jar) which is surprising because it's got a booming TEFL industry. Hasn't it?

Last updated in 2015 by Marko Help us update this guide


Rayong

If you drive several hours south from Bangkok - and can avoid the temptations of Pattaya on the way - you'll eventually end up at the beaches and industrial estates of Rayong. But are there any schools for teachers?

Last updated in 2016 by Anonymous Help us update this guide


Samut Prakarn

Be careful you don't get hit by a motorcycle or fall down a big hole in the footpath. Samut Prakarn really is the pits! But actually there are plenty of schools and teaching jobs in the area.

Last updated in 2015 by Phil Help us update this guide


Samut Songkhram

It's usually a settlement you drive quickly through on your way from Bangkok to Hua Hin, but believe it or not foreigners do actually teach there. But could it be Thailand's most boring province?

Last updated in 2009 by Joseph S Help us update this guide


Si Racha

It's the 'fish sauce town' that you pass through on the drive down from Bangkok to Pattaya. Does somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea appeal to teachers though? 

Last updated in 2009 by Massive Geoff Help us update this guide


Songkhla

This southern city and province has some of the best scenery in Thailand and a mix of Thai, Chinese and Malay cultures. But would a teacher be happy and feel safe there?

Last updated in 2009 by Anonymous Help us update this guide


Suphanburi

Suphanburi has been described as one of the dullest provinces in Thailand, However, those few foreigners who make it there usually tend to stay long term. What's Suphanburi's secret?

Last updated in 2013 by Derek Cowie Help us update this guide


Surat Thani

Is Surat Thani just a place to pass through on the way to somewhere else. Like Koh Samui for example? Or is it TEFL teacher Heaven?

Last updated in 2015 by Michael Help us update this guide


Surin

One wonders what Surin would do without its annual elephant festival. It sounds like a place that puts the L into laid-back. But it does have foreign teachers and plenty of expat retirees apparently.

Last updated in 2015 by Daniel Help us update this guide


Trang

An easygoing, old-school Thai town with its own distinct character - but are there any opportunities for TEFLers?

Last updated in 2011 by The Five Ladies Help us update this guide


Trat

It's been described as 'the perfect small town'. What a pity it rains for 8-9 months of the year. So if you're thinking of living and working here, probably best pack your raincoat.

Last updated in 2015 by William Help us update this guide


Ubon Ratchathani

You can picnic by the river and swap information and war stories with local ex-pats in the Wrong Way Cafe. It's also got a Tesco Lotus. But does it have enough to attract English teachers?

Last updated in 2011 by Darwin Help us update this guide


Udon Thani

Because of its military past, Udon Thani has always had a sizeable Western expat community. But what's it like for a teacher seeking work? 

Last updated in 2016 by Leon Help us update this guide


Uttaradit

500 miles from Bangkok, Uttaradit means the 'the port of the north' apparently. So what work opportunities, etc does this town on the banks of the Nan River offer to any English teacher?

Last updated in 2016 by Anthony Help us update this guide

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