THAILAND TEFL TASTER
Your no-fuss route to teaching in Thailand
Get a taste of life in Thailand and kick-start your post-uni career in the most exciting way possible with our 5-month Thailand TEFL Taster.
Lush green rice paddies, mystical mountains and laid-back, endlessly positive vibes – Thailand is an adventurous graduate’s dream. It might be best known for its insane nightlife and beautiful beaches, but venture a little further, and you’ll discover there’s so much more to the Land of Smiles.
On this 5-month teaching adventure, you’ll experience it all. You’ll get a taste of true Thai culture, gain the skills and confidence to launch your TEFL journey and turn your desire to see the world into a well-paid reality. And you’ll do it all with people just like you.
This is the program for you if…
You’re in (or have just graduated from) your final year of uni and have no idea what comes next – you’re ready for a new challenge, just not the grad job kind.
You dream of exploring the world and earning money but have no idea how to make it happen.
You’re bang up for travelling solo… but don’t want to be alone!
You’d love to teach abroad and experience the ‘real’ Thailand, but you’re not ready to commit to an entire year.
Is that you? Sweet. We’ve got you.
Since 2014, we’ve been helping open-minded graduates live and work around the world as an exciting alternative to the traditional ‘grad job’ route back home. After starting our own careers abroad, we discovered the world has so much more to offer than life at home – and we want you to experience it.
That’s why we set out to create a safe and supported route into the excitement of the unknown, so you can experience all the great parts of living abroad without all the hassle.
The Thailand TEFL Taster
Lasting one semester (5 months), the Thailand TEFL Taster is the no-fuss route to starting your teaching career or overseas adventure. Get your journey off the ground quickly and easily with thorough 1:1 guidance and support from a team that knows its stuff.
Find a school you can trust
We’ve done the ‘is this really legit’ checks on all our partners so you can rest assured you’ll work in a reliable school that’ll look after, pay and support you, from start to finish.
Work Monday to Friday from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm in a kindergarten, primary or high school and earn £650-700 per month. That’s roughly equivalent to earning £1950-£2600 per month in the UK!
Skip the confusion, fast-forward to the fun
The Travel Grad team is here to guide you through all the confusing stuff – from gathering legal docs to applying for your visa. We’ll tell you when, where and how you need to submit what, giving you peace of mind you’ll get it right the first time.
First-time teacher? Great!
A 120-hour online TEFL course will get you up to speed with the need-to-know best practices and classroom management hacks before you leave. You’ll arrive in Thailand with the confidence and energy to go all in.
Make friends for life from day one
Around 90% of Travel Grads are solo travellers. If that’s you too, know that you’re not alone. You’ll meet the rest of the troops in a WhatsApp group before heading off, so you can chat, link up and arrive in Thailand with a ready-made group of friends.
Experience real Thai culture
Working in a small town in the north of Thailand, you’ll embark on a true Thai adventure – gaining unrivalled cultural knowledge and experiences. Before that, you’ll overcome any last-minute nerves with an immersive induction into local culture, taboos and school life.
The Isaan region – your new home
Tucked between Laos and Cambodia, Isaan is Thailand’s biggest, yet least visited region. Teaching here will give you a rare glimpse into the ‘real’ Thailand. You’ll live alongside indigenous and minority populations who are known for their warmth and positivity, as well as many other like-minded graduates/soon-to-be friends. You can look forward to soaking up the laid-back lifestyle, exploring the magnificent scenery and enjoying the low cost of living that characterises the region.
When will you go?
You can start your adventure at one of two points during the year if you apply in time. Note that we only have 20 spots available for each intake. First come, first served.
Get your journey off the ground
Step 1: Apply
Choose your start date and complete our online application form to tell us about yourself.
Step 2: Chat to us
We’ll be in touch within a couple of days to arrange an online interview.
Step 3: Sign up.
Secure your spot by paying your deposit and let the good times commence! Once in, you’ll receive the deets to start your TEFL and we’ll hit go on the school application process. Don’t stress – we’ll walk you through every step and answer all your questions.
You’re a native English speaker who’s keen to make a difference in students’ lives by teaching them to speak your language
You’ve got (or will soon have) an undergraduate degree in any subject and you’re looking for a way to travel and make money
You’re up for a new challenge and want to try teaching abroad without committing to a year-long placement
You’ve got a clean criminal record and are ready to dive into the unknown
120-hour online TEFL course
Full application process assistance (incl. School application, visa process and related documents)
Post-arrival induction to help you settle in
In-country support during your placement
Whatsapp group chat access to meet friends from the day you sign up
The added extras…
You’ll also get access to two exclusive Travel Grad bonuses so you can hit the ground running:
Explore the Applicant Portal where you’ll find tips and travel guides that prepare you for your journey
Browse our Lesson Plan Library for ready-made lesson plans you can use, adapt or take teaching inspo from.
Flexible & Reassuring Payment Structure
Ease the burden on the bank and your mind by splitting the fee across two equal instalments: the first when you sign up and the second when you sign your contract of employment (the aim of this is to provide some reassurance that we will secure you a contract you are happy with).
Upon paying your first instalment, you’ll receive login details to your 120 hour online TEFL course. This qualification is yours for life (even in the unlikely event that you later decide against travelling abroad).
The Unavoidable Extras
Legally and safely moving to Thailand involves a few extra costs, spread over the 3-4 months before you go. We’ll give you a heads up before they’re due so you won’t be caught off guard.