Our Thailand TEFL taster is our most popular graduate opportunity! Due to its relatively short duration (5 months), it is best seen as a foot in the door, an internship, or a starter placement. It will get your TEFL journey off the ground, and it will give you the experience you likely need to feel comfortable applying for future TEFL jobs. This may be for the following semester in Thailand, or it may be elsewhere in the world, in the years that follow. If you do decide to extend for a second semester, you will have a 6-week holiday, between semesters, to travel!
We are currently taking applications for the following start dates:
🇹🇭Oct/Nov 2022 – Last couple of places remaining.
🇹🇭April/May 2023 – Lots of places available.
Places will be issued on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
- Currently open to native English speakers, with an undergraduate degree in anything, and with no criminal record
- 1 semester (roughly 5 months) placement, with possibility to extend for another semester
- Monthly salary of about 31/32k Thai Baht – This equates to about 1,000 US dollars per month
- 7.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday
- Teach English at a Kindergarten, Primary School, or High School
- Placements are in smaller towns and locations across the country, allowing applicants to experience the ”true Thailand”
- Free Accommodation for the duration
- Induction on arrival (via our Thailand partners)
- In-country support (via our Thailand partners)
- Opportunity to spend 1 or 2 months travelling around Thailand after contract finishes
Note Regarding Salary
The cost of living in Thailand is substantially lower than the U.K. To appreciate the spending power of your salary, you can generally multiply it by about 3-4 times (that is to say that making £650/month in Thailand should enable a lifestyle roughly the same as you would have were you making £1950-£2600/month in the UK).
TravelGrad has worked to ensure that the salaries in all placement locations are more than enough for our applicants to live comfortably in that location. In fact, in each case, it is quite likely that you will be able to save a little money too.
⭐Application, Training & Support Fee:
Oct/Nov 2022 – £749. This price includes a 120-hour online TEFL course, prior to departure, as well as complete help and assistance throughout the VISA application and placement process. The £749 is split into 2 equal payments over time.
April/May 2023 – £599 [early bird price] This price includes a 120-hour online TEFL course, prior to departure, as well as complete help and assistance throughout the VISA application and placement process. The £599 is split into 2 equal payments over time.
Please note: We are not an employment agency. We instead promote cultural exchange opportunities. You are not paying us to find you a job. Any payment made by yourself to TravelGrad Ltd. is solely for your TEFL training, our consultation services, and your pre-departure support. Having said that, you are guaranteed a placement. We just don’t charge you for that part. You can think of it as though we find you a placement for free, but apply a charge for the services in and around that placement.
Full Financial & Timescale Information for Oct/Nov 2022 can be viewed here.
⭐On both start dates, you can typically expect to be one of about twenty applicants, all flying out and starting at the same time!
⭐Groups can apply together, but a maximum of 2 friends/a couple should expect to be placed together.
⭐The most frequent question we receive is whether applicants can expect to be placed alongside other applicants, at the same school, or within the same town/meeting up distance. The majority of applicants (about 80%) are placed in groups of 2-5. This is either at the same school or within about 20 minutes from each other. About 20% are placed in groups of 5-15. Applicants are free to submit a preference on this element, and whilst not guaranteed, every effort to match it will be made.