Getting started as an English teacher

A quick overview of TEFL certificates, degrees, work permits and visas

If you didn’t go to university, don’t pretend that you did. You may be able to bluff your way through an interview and produce a certificate upon which the ink has just dried; however, all it takes is one phone call to immigration and you won’t just lose your job, you could lose your freedom.


Does your school have a work permit / visa superhero?

Every teacher would love their school to have a Khun Oat

Foreign teachers need someone who takes away all those red tape headaches? Do you have such a member of staff or is your place of employment generally clueless about immigration / ministry of labor procedures and are teachers left to fight for themselves?


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Featured Jobs

Grade 8 School Teacher

฿55,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Short-term English Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Thailand


Female School Counselor (Thai National)

฿27,000+ / month

Samut Prakan


NES Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES or European Teachers

฿34,000+ / month

Songkhla


Featured Teachers

  • Reby


    Filipino, 33 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jo-ann


    Filipino, 38 years old. Currently living in Bahrain

  • Dawit


    Ethiopian, 30 years old. Currently living in Ethiopia

  • Luricelle


    Filipino, 41 years old. Currently living in Seychelles

  • Robert


    Zimbabwean, 49 years old. Currently living in Zimbabwe

  • Ndumbe


    Cameroonian, 23 years old. Currently living in Cameroon

The Hot Spot


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


The Region Guides

The Region Guides

Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


The cost of living

The cost of living

How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

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