Get paid to teach English in one of Asia's most exciting and culturally immersive destinations. Teaching English in Thailand is our most popular program by far as it gives travelers the opportunity to teach for just a single semester if they like or extend up to a full year or even more!
"Coming to teach in Thailand was the best decision I ever made for myself. I have grown in so many ways I never thought I would. What I love the most about Thailand is the Thai people that are very friendly and the delicious Thai food. Working with Thai kids is a pleasure as are keen to learn. Overall I’m so happy that I was able to have this experience and so grateful to TravelBud for making it possible!"
- Chwayita, July 2018
When can I start?
Highest demand currently is for degree-holders to start on the following dates:
- April 1st, 2019 (Most popular intake: 7 Spaces left)
- April 29th, 2019 (10 Spaces left)
- May 27th, 2019 (10 Spaces left)
- Multiple other options available: we have monthly start dates throughout 2019
The dates above will give you some of the smoothest transitions into life, working in Thailand. If these dates don't suit you, just chat to us about the many alternative start dates on offer!
Our Thailand program also comes with an excellent in-country cultural orientation done in the beach town Hua Hin, Thailand and a highly acclaimed TESOL course with certification by top-notch instructors who have each worked out in the field as English teachers in the country.
We offer full-time positions to teach children of varying ages from kindergarten up to high school at schools throughout the country. This often means applicants get a choice in who and where they teach. Not only that but if you're traveling with a friend or partner you can usually be placed together. Thailand has lengthy school holidays twice a year allowing you the opportunity to travel, volunteer or intern for a month or two in between semesters.
This program is only open to citizens of the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the EU (EU citizens need level C1/2 English certification).
- Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
- Bachelor's degree is required
- Be a minimum of 20 years and maximum of 30 years of age, those aged older or younger will be reviewed on a case by case basis
- Clean criminal record
- A love for foreign cultures and willingness to embrace new challenges
Our program comes with an exceptional cultural orientation which includes airport pickup, a local sim card and assistance with opening a bank account.
You'll also get to explore and learn about Thai culture before you end up in your placement location with the fun team of in-country program managers in Thailand. You'll learn how to speak the basics of Thai, how to shop in a local market and make traditional Thai dishes. You'll learn about the religion in the country by visiting a local temples to meditate with a Buddhist monk, you'll get fascinating Thai culture and history lectures from an expert in the field and you'll get to try out the national sport, Muay Thai (kick boxing) with some of the locals.
If you don't have a recognised TESOL, TEFL or CELTA certificate yet, it's not a problem. Our program comes with a highly acclaimed 120 hour in-class TESOL course conducted in Hua Hin which is tailored to the specific requirements of teaching English in Thailand. You'll learn everything from classroom management to creating lesson plans and the specific issues Thai students battle with when tackling English. Not only that but you'll be able to try out your skills in front of a live class at a local English camp before you head out to your placement school so that you can be sure you'll be ready for whatever Thailand throws at you.
What our participants say they love most about TravelBud
"TravelBud has been the most supportive, warm and family like agency I have ever worked with. They gave such a personal touch to getting me ready with my Thailand experience and always gave attention to personal details when checking up by phone call or email, which made me feel like I wasn't just a number. Both the staff and founders have gone out of their way to make sure we were looked after, supported, happy and if not happy a plan was always made. I have to say a HUGE thank you to Saskia and Liam, you have been incredible."
- Caitlin, October 2017
- Fast turnaround time
- Guaranteed job placement
- Great reviews by past teachers
- Our fun, friendly enrolments agents all have teach abroad experience
- Simple to understand website full of photos and videos to help you prepare for what to expect
The TravelBud Team
Our entire enrollments and support team have teach abroad experience. When enquiring with us you'll be speaking to one of the following:
Lauren - one of our longest-standing team members, Lauren has teach abroad experience in Thailand, a program she did through TravelBud and has now helped more than 130 of our alumni realise their teach abroad dreams, almost 50 of them to Thailand alone!
Lydia - with years of experience teaching and travelling in China, Lydia has seen what life is like organising her own teach abroad experience and so can give you first-hand insights into how the benefits of a supported program compare. Her passion for teaching abroad is infectious!
Kim - with first-hand experience teaching English in South Korea, Kim can share some deep personal insights into what life is like living and working abroad. Kim's probably our most organised team member, so you know you're in competent hands with her.
Philippa - another of our TravelBud alumni, Philippa taught English in Thailand for 18 months before returning home to help make others' teach abroad plans a reality, her calm and patient demeanour will help ease any nerves you might have!
- Salaries of between 25,000 and 40,000 Thai Baht per month, depending on qualifications and placement location
- Airport pickup
- Transport to Hua Hin, Thailand
- Sim card for your mobile phone
- Assistance with opening a bank account
- 1 Week cultural orientation
- 3 weeks 120 hour in-class TESOL course - for those without certification
- Pre-departure support for applications and visa guidance
- 24/7 in-country support
- Guaranteed job placement
- Friends and couples can be placed together
- Single semester or full year contracts available