Thailand is located in the South east of Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma. Visit the world’s largest Buddha, go to the world’s largest crocodile farm, find the world’s smallest mammal, the Craseonycteris thonglongyai, all while teaching in Thailand. While there, you will never run short of things to do, whether it be eating delicious Thai cuisine, witnessing interesting Thai culture or teaching your fun and energetic students.


A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline is generally required and a TESOL qualification greatly improves your employment prospects. In the past, these requirement was laxly enforced but the Thai government is enforcing the regulation more strictly.

Average Monthly Salary
US $750 – $3000
Average Monthly Cost Of Living
Living costs are generally very low in Thailand but accommodation in some areas of Bangkok can be rather expensive.
Peak Hiring Times
In order to teach legally in Thailand, you need a work permit. Whilst there are lots of teachers who do not have this it is strongly advisable that you do not consider accepting an offer of employment unless there is a guarantee of a work permit paid for by your employer. This should be arranged before you arrive in Thailand because otherwise it will entail leaving the country and returning again on the proper work visa. Once you have the work visa you then need to apply for the teacher’s license but you are free to teach in the meantime (as long as you get one within 2 years of arriving).
Visa Requirements
Teachers in Thailand will have to obtain a Non Immigrant B Visa before entering Thailand but the provider or school will help you with the process. Then, after arriving Thailand and being granted an initial 90-day stay permit, teachers should apply for a work permit.
Australian Government Travel Advice
Exercise a high degree of caution

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