jobs for Americans are mostly as English teacher,
Bangkok being the city where numerous people are
hired to teach English, trained and even untrained.
But there are other cities with demands for this
kind of job, such as:
in the Thailand’s South, Chiang Mai or Hat Yai,
cities where the competition for a job is not that
big. Even the Thai private schools, colleges and
universities with EFL departments are looking for
English native speaking teachers.
So, any person
decided to teach in the land of smiles and ready to
go and look for work has opportunities.
To find language
school where you can ask for a job is not difficult; you can
take the yellow pages, the English version and start
searching. You can also buy The Nation and The Bangkok Post,
English newspapers with vacancy notices.
Around the Victory
Monument and the Siam Square are a lot of languages
institutes and schools, so you can start from there.
go to a job interview dress smartly and have with
you a professional resume and some references. The
university graduators are respected in Thailand and
they are expected to have a proper look. A grammar
test will probably be included in interview.
time to find a job as teacher is from March to May,
a busy season for the English schools and also in
October for jobs in the private schools.
January to February is not a good time to look for a
teaching job in Thailand.
The wages for the private tutors are bigger than the ones
from the commercial schools, but to get a job as tutor is
harder if you don’t have a stable place to live and if you
didn’t fit into the elite community. To put an ad in the
English newspapers, for the private pupils, can help a lot.
job for Americans can be also found at hotels where
native speakers are needed for the conversation
classes. The most of the EFL teachers working in
Thailand don’t have the work visa but that don’t
cause them any problems. The foreign people teach on
a non-immigrant or tourist visa. To obtain the work
permit you have to own a minimum of BA and a
teaching certificate. There teachers who go to
Malaysia at every 3 months to take a new visa from
the Thailand consulate. The general rate in Bangkok
is of 250-300 Baht per hour (about $6), with schools
that pay even less and with schools that pay more,
especially if you accept to travel outside the city.
expanses are not big, from a salary of $600 per month, $95
has to be spent on rent, some good food can be bought from
the street stalls at small prices; some delicious fruit and
fish cost around $2. The part-time professors can afford to
visit Thailand and its wonderful islands, where the beaches
are amazing and the rhythm of life is calm.