Thailand’s Best Teaching Opportunities

Thailand’s Best Teaching Opportunities

IslandTEFL, is Thailand’s most trusted, popular and inexpensive Teacher Training and Placement Program Provider

Since 2001, over 2,000 Program graduates have now preselected their own teaching placement programs, locations and schools throughout Thailand. Which Thailand location and school will you choose, in order to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others?

Get Paid to Travel!

300 Teachers wanted in ThailandHere is your opportunity to mix business with pleasure; get paid on your amazing global adventure. It’s an opportunity to learn important career skills, and experience different cultures. Whether you are a native or non-native English speaker, have a bachelors degree, prior teaching experience and a 120 hour TEFL/TESOL Certification, or none of these things, as long as you can speak English fluently and have a desire to teach others, you can earn money as a traveling English teacher.

Snapshot: Paid Teaching positions throughout Thailand.

Snapshot: Paid Teaching positions throughout Thailand Location: Teaching Positions are located throughout Thailand. Where will you choose to teach? Duration: Teaching placement are minimum of 4 – 5 months (one Thai school term). 12 month contracts. Are available and renewable by mutual consent. Salary: $800 to $1200 USD per month depending on location and experience. This is 2-3x what local Thai teacher earns. Most positions include rent free private accommodation or an allowance. Start Dates: April and October are the main start dates but year round commencement is available. Phuket, Thailand TEFL/TESOLTraining: If you are already TEFL/TESOL qualified you will attend a 6 day Professional Teacher Development and Thai Cultural Orientation Seminar which includes a 2 day Meet and Greet Program where you will meet many fellow participants like yourself. If you are not already TEFL/TESOL qualified don’t worry, you are provided the opportunity to earn your internationally accredited, 120 hour, TEFL/TESOL certification, either online at your own pace or over 3 weeks on an exotic island or city location throughout amazing Thailand. We will provide you with all the necessary teaching theories, techniques, classroom experience and practice in an intercultural context. After your training, orientation and your placement your true adventure in Thailand begins! Thailand has long been a favorite destination for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) teachers for its combination of gorgeous islands, beaches, excellent cuisine, fascinating culture, affordable cost of living and the friendliness of the Thai people. What better place to live and teach English than Thailand that offers sun-drenched beach paradise, coconut palms swaying and the sea glittering with pleasures for your time off? This unique program allows you to join in on the fun and action with paid work as an English teacher, with training provided in some of the most iconic locations in Thailand, including Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket, Jontiem Beach, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai. Depending on your background and previous experience, you may be placed in one of Thailand’s many private or public schools or language centers throughout the Kingdom, ensuring your experience will be both as unique and tailored to your needs as possible. Compare the benefits and costs of our flagship placement Program T to similar offerings by our peers and placement agents and see why 9 out of 10 teachers choose to partner with Island TEFL.

Cost Comparison* – Popular Thailand Placement Programs, Including Work Permit, Insurance and Teacher license costs.

i-to-i ( $1,595 $2,690
Ciee ( $1,950 $2,950
Greenheart ( $1,450 from $2,250
Island TEFL T ( $795 (495 GBP) $950 – $1,790
Savings with IslandTEFL Program T $655 – $1,195 $1,300 – $2,000

*N.B. Costs are approximate & taken from company websites or provided by the companies themselves. Question: By enrolling in Island TEFL’s Thailand Placement Program T and not settling for a program from somebody else, an Island TEFL applicant can achieve huge savings of around $800 – $1,800  in program costs alone! It almost sounds too good to be true, how can this be possible? Answer: Island TEFL reaches out directly to applicants, through its own direct advertising and recruitment efforts, rather than employing a third party agent or “partner” company to recruit applicants to its Thailand Placement Program T. By simply cutting out the middle man or agent in the recruitment process, Island TEFL is able to achieve huge savings in program costs that it passes on directly to their enrollees! These significant savings are often large enough to pay for a return airfare to Thailand as well as the investment cost for one of Island TEFL’s internationally accredited, 120 hour, TEFL/TESOL certification courses, if the applicant is not already TEFL/TESOL certified. When you take into consideration that the Island TEFL Placement Program T also provides private, furnished, rent free accommodations for our teachers for the duration of their teaching placements, additional savings can run into thousands of dollars over the course of a year. Island TEFL teachers are amongst the highest, if not the highest, paid EFL teachers in Thailand. Island TEFL teachers receive more than twice as much in monthly salary as the payments received by i-to-i enrollees. Island TEFL Program T enrollees and their families, have the peace of mind in knowing that our company is registered and headquartered in the U.S. as well as Thailand. Applicants receive total pre departure assistance and are met upon arrival in Thailand and we offer 24/7 support in Thailand. All accommodations and schools are located in safe environments throughout Thailand.


Program T – Teach English as a Foreign Language or other subjects in English, in schools throughout Thailand 4 to 6 month teaching contracts (one semester) or 12 month contracts (two semesters) with opportunity for renewal. Commencing January, late April or late October annually.

  • English teaching positions and positions teaching other subjects in English throughout Thailand.
  • 4 to 6 month contracts. You have the option to renew the contract and even change location.
  • International SIM Card to keep in touch with friends and family.
  • Smart polo T-shirt.
  • Teaching hours are usually between 20 -24 hours per week.
  • Excellent Salary of 30,000 Thai Baht (Approx. $1,000 USD) based (2-3x the salary of a local teacher).
  • Rent-Free Private Accommodation provided for the duration of your contract. In rare cases where rent-free accommodation is not provided a generous accommodation is given.
  • Accommodations are clean, safe and are conveniently located close to your placement school.
  • Full B1 Visa preparation and assistance. Paid Work Permit and accident insurance.
  • 2 Day “Meet and Greet program” Including: Airport transfer on designated arrival date at Bangkok airport to your paid Bangkok hotel accommodation. International SIM card so you can keep in touch with friends and family back home
  • 4 Day “Professional Teacher Development, Thai Culture and Immersion and Orientation Program”
  • 6 Night’s shared accommodation and breakfast are included at your hotel for the duration of the Meet and Greet and Teacher Orientation Programs.
  • Full Pre Departure and 24/7 in-Thailand emergency services support covering the duration of your contract
Program R

Native English Speaker
With or without Bachelors Degree
Non Native English Speaker
With Bachelors Degree
21 - 45 years


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Island TEFL reserves the right to change the locations, curriculum, teachers/ instructors or any university accreditation at any time and without notice as to any program.