By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, a pulsating city home to 10 million people. TEFL jobs in Bangkok are plentiful, read here to find out more.
Bangkok is an international city and the demand for learning English continues to grow. Thai’s working in the tourist industry and international business are particularly keen to improve their English. Western teachers can find work in language schools, universities and regular Thai schools. The language schools are dominated by a few large chains. The largest employers of native English teachers in the city are now the primary and secondary schools. Standards have been improving over the last 15 years and schools are increasingly keen to employ teachers with recognised TEFL qualifications. Also schools tend to be more organised and teachers get a better deal with their schedule and contract, than in years gone by. Good contracts offer 25 hours teaching time per week over 5 days, plus at least 3 weeks paid holiday per year. Salaries tend to be around 30,000-35,000 Baht (around $1000) a month.
It’s best to find a job first and sort your accomodation later. You want to live as near to your place of work as possible as trafic in Bangkok is terrible, and public transport costs can mount up if you have a long commute. It’s also swelteringly hot year round so a short commute is the more preferable option. Accommodation costs are around 3,500-5,000 Baht for a small appartment in one of the central areas of Bangkok.
Bangkok is a great place for eating, and you can pick up a meal from a street vendor for around 20-30 Baht. A beer cost about 60 Baht in a standard Thai bar. There are a lot of great restaurants in the city, including international cuisine and main courses start at around 100 Baht.
Look here for more information about teaching English in Thailand.
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All the best for now, the TEFL Jobs World team.