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

EP Science Teacher for April

฿42,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers for May Start

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


Full-time Literacy / EFL Teachers

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Part-time Reading / EFL Teachers

฿600+ / hour

Bangkok


In-class Teachers (British Nationality)

฿600+ / hour

Bangkok


Full-time and Flex-time NES Teachers

฿47,500+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Tom


    British, 56 years old. Currently living in Malaysia

  • Robert


    British, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Asger


    Dane, 51 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Earljay


    Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • M


    Indian, 41 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Reygan


    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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Will I find work in Thailand?

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The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

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Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

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