Thailand TEFL Teaching Job Resources
The Definitive Lists
Websites to Find TEFL Teaching Jobs
Below are some great places that list new teaching jobs for TEFL-certified teachers. Remember that there are many different kinds of jobs for English teachers. You may want to take a quick look at the different types of teaching opportunities you with have with your Vantage TEFL Certification.
Many of these sites are free for teachers. That is, you're free to post your resume where it can be included in job searches by employers looking for teachers. Like in a Google search, you are the product. (That's why its free!) The website makes their money by charging employers looking for qualified instructors. Some of these sites are country specific, regional, and others are global in scope.
To effectively use many of the web resources listed below, you should be ready in terms of having your resume and cover letter developed. If you're not at this stage, you may find our article on crafting a Power Resume useful.
Linkedin.com : Once you've developed your Power Resume, you can post it online and reach the world's largest professional network of over 400 million people. Connecting with other educators, administrators, and education-related companies around the world can give you a foot in the proverbial door when it comes to open job positions. Linkedin can help you build your teaching career. You can discover how at 7 ways teachers should be using LinkedIn to help their careers
Thailand Centered TEFL Job Resources
Ajarn.com: Thailand's premier teaching website. Free resume posting for teachers and many Thai employers use this resource to find suitable teachers. Run by Ajarn Phil, he places lots of blog posts, articles and information on ELT in Thailand such as the cost of living, insurance, newbie guides and much more.
Ajarn.com Region Guides: If you want to learn more about what's it like to teach "upcountry" in Thailand's various provinces, Ajarn's Region Guide web page is a good place to start. It also details the regional cost of living differences.
Ajarn Job Space: Browse Thailand jobs by list.
ESL Authority: All the information you'll need to teach abroad. Global in reach, they have sections dedicated to the Thai teaching market.
Jobs DB (Database) Thailand One of the biggest jobs database in Thailand covering every industry including teaching.
Teaching Thailand Jobs: A free Jobs Board for expat teachers in Thailand.
Craigslist Thailand: There are education and teaching sections to the internet-based classifieds. It’s worth perusing.
Though they're not specifically focused on Thailand, it's also a good idea to post your resume on these two sites:
ESL Teachers Board: A board for all things related to English teaching. Including free resume postings
Daves ESL Cafe: You can post your resume on their Jobs Board...has both international and some country-specific job boards.
Thailand-focused Facebook Teacher Groups
These are Facebook groups that are free to join. In between all the discussion of the English teaching, you find that recruiters and schools post a number of jobs here. These groups are definitely worth checking a couple times a week. You can even post about yourself and your qualifications.
English Teaching Thailand: A public Facebook group with nearly 10,000 members. Postings include job openings, teaching tools and techniques and information specific to Thailand.
Thailand Foreign English Teachers Network Group - 14,000 members strong where all things English teaching in Thailand are discussed--including job postings.
its English Community Forum for Teachers: Another good Facebook Group to join. Many schools and recruiters post jobs o the groups because it's free and read by a lot of teachers.
Teachers in Thailand: discussions about teaching in Thailand with many job postings.
Teachers of Chiang Mai - A good Facebook Group with lots of teaching job postings for northern Thailand.
ESL Teachers in Thailand - Another Facebook Group you can join for free. They regularly post jobs.
Thailand Foreign Teachers Association - A good Facebook Group with lots of discussion on all matters teaching...including job postings.
Teacher Employment Agencies
Recruiters are often looking to feel specific teaching jobs or a group of positions for a school. It's a good idea to forward your resume with a cover letter to agencies that specialize in placing teachers.
Here are some of the leading education recruiters in Siam:
Private Language Schools & Volunteer Organizations
ESL Base have a comprehensive database of private language schools. This is segmented on a country basis. You will also find Volunteer teaching situations listed on this page as well. It's constantly updated.
Satit (Demonstration) Schools
n Thailand, many universities operate demonstration schools, also known as laboratory schools.
Called "sathit" schools (Thai: โรงเรียนสาธิต), these were originally set-up as part of a university's teacher-training programmes. These schools provide student teachers with practice-teaching opportunities and are also used by the universities for education research and development.
There are now sixty-four demonstration schools in the Kingdom. List of Thai Demonstration Schools
There are 170 institutions of higher education in Thailand, both public and private, offering 4,100 curricula. Over half of the provinces have a government Rajabhat University, traditionally teacher training colleges.
Most bachelor’s degree courses are four year, full-time programs. Exceptions are education and architecture that require five years, and the doctor of dental surgery, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine that require six years of study.
Master’s degree programs last for either one or two years. Thailand has at least 1,000 Ph.D. programs offered at 33 Thai universities.
Top Thai 100—The Best Private & Public Schools
Pounding the pavement and personally visiting targeted schools is a time-honored strategy for finding a good job.
The Teachers’ Council of Thailand (TCT) has put together a definitive list of some of the best schools in Thailand—both public schools and private institutions.
Increasingly, many online teachers are basing themselves in Thailand given its quality lifestyle and cost of living advantages. It’s also only a one-hour time difference from eastern China, which is the world's largest source of online students.
The Online Teacher matches teachers with the best online schools—selecting the top 20% of companies based on their overall professionalism, pay, and teacher turnover rate..
Teaching positions that pay between US$ 15 to 25 dollars per hour. It’s a one-stop source of online jobs for teachers. And
it’s free. You just create your Online Teacher Profile.
Another excellent resource for online teaching is Good Air English. Run by Michael who teaches out of Buenos Aires—hence the name. This is a very comprehensive "list" that features N. American, British, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and other European companies. All leading online resources.
More Job Source Listings
Looking for more ideas and resources to help advertise yourself to schools and institutions that are looking for qualified teachers? While not specifically Thai-focused, here are some places that may be worth your time.
TEFL Jobs Overseas has many current TEFL jobs for teaching overseas. Before beginning your teaching overseas adventure, you can find any TEFL information you need to help make an informed decision about a TEFL teaching career teaching English overseas.
Study Abroad - is an online directory that caters to both students and teachers. Their "teach abroad" section is worth a look.
Footprints Recruiting - recruits certified teachers and places them in teaching positions in safe, reputable schools and government-run education institutions worldwide -
Go abroad – connects certified teachers with teaching programs from around the world.
TEFL.com - has over 20 years of TEFL job search experience. An excellent source. .
Job.ac.uk - links its users with thousands of job openings around the world:
Seriousteacher - An international site with job postings from around the world. w
TEFL.net - is a great source for job listings. It's also a treasure trove of information and resources for teachers. Everything from lesson plans and worksheets can be found here. /
ESL 101 - has a powerful search engine. Narrow your listing by country, salary range - even the age range of your preferred students.
ESL Employment - is a TEFL/ESL job and employment resource site.
TEFL Jobs World - TEFL Jobs World is run by EFL teachers. They have over 25 years combined teaching and recruiting experience in the TEFL industry.
TESall - claims that their "jobs board contains the best jobs from around the world updated daily"
ESOL Jobs Feed - publishes links to ESL Job postings from a variety of sources including TESall, Total ESL, Yahoo!/Monster, Guardian Jobs, Chronicle of Higher Education, craigslist, TESOL Org, TEFL, etc.
Reddit - is the 25th most visited website in the world. It has a forum dedicated to TEFL
English Online Hub - This site specialized on the growing demand for online teaching. -
Search Associates - More than English teaching, they've been assisting thousands of teachers, administrators, counselors, librarians, and interns to find jobs in quality international schools and have become the largest and most successful recruitment organization in international education.
Region/Segment Specific Teaching Job Websites
Teach Mideast - is a great source of job listings for people who want to teach in the middle east.
Transitions Abroad - job listings for North America
Asia Teaching Jobs - for those interested in teaching in Asia.
The Guardian Jobs - has update to date TEFL listings in Europe.
Indeed - is an excellent source of African TEFL job openings.
TEFLSearch - handles TEFL listings specifically in China
TIE Online - UB-based jobs list of international teaching posts. A key site for those looking for positions at international schools.
Teacher International Consultancy - TIC recruits teachers for international school jobs in over 70 countries
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