Training and Support

We’ll make sure you’re classroom ready and prepared for your new life in Thailand

Cheap Cost of Living

A high salary compared to monthly expenses means you can travel and save

Chance to Travel

Explore Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and of course Thailand with ease

There’s a reason Thailand is called the Land of Smiles.

We think there’s more to it than simply the happy and friendly locals. It’s because the second our teachers step off the plane in hot and sunny Bangkok – they’re beaming from ear to ear. There’s not much you can’t love about Thailand. Thai people are some of the loveliest on earth, the food is simply the best, the weather is great, the scenery is better, and it opens up the possibility for adventure after adventure.

Choosing to teach in Thailand is unlocking the door to a lifestyle that can’t be beaten – eating fresh fruit in the sun everyday, surrounded by nature and beautiful people. The salary of a foreign teacher combined with the low cost of living means you can enjoy delicious meals out everyday, and plenty of trips across the country and all of Southeast Asia. Meet amazing Thais, your fantastic students, and other foreign teachers on your journey to one of the best countries in the world.

Sounds good, right?

Why Thailand Is Right For You…

Unbeatable Lifestyle

There’s a reason Thai people are smiling, and you will be too. When the sun is out and the skies are blue, things just seem easier. Not having to wrap up and hide inside during the cold winter months means you’re always outside, socializing with friends and even at school. Your whole body relaxes. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and incredible food heals the soul. And when the sun goes down, that’s when even more fun begins.

Cultural Delight

Whether you’re exploring a temple or hitting up the night market for some delicious treats, the occasional pinch is necessary to make sure you’re not dreaming. From Chiang Mai in the north to Phuket in the south, the culture in Thailand is so rich and varied. Buddhism flows throughout the county and creates a sense of peace as you explore, with scenery that looks like something from a movie. It can’t be beaten.

Exploring and Adventure

Thailand has so much to offer, you really don’t need to leave the country during your holidays, unless you want to go skiing that is. From jungle to mountains, and beach to city life, it has it all. But being in the heart of Southeast Asia, why not just hop over the border? Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Malaysia are just a stone’s throw away, and flights cost less than a train ticket in the UK. So don’t forget your passport.

What Will I Do as a Teacher in Thailand?

You’ll be in a supportive environment – Thai schools are fantastic, warm, and friendly places to be. From the moment you greet the smiling security guards on your way in, to to the moment you say goodbye at the end of the day, you’ll be surrounded by people who will make you smile. Your fellow foreign teachers are there for you to natter away with, and your Thai colleagues will be by your side with a joke or some valuable advise and tips to help improve your teaching.

You’ll lead classes – but fear not, you will be supported by your Thai co-teacher. In full transparency, some are more useful than others. But if you have an open conversation with them and outline what you need from each other, all is usually well and they can be a real asset to you.

You won’t struggle with classroom management – there may be a some challenging students in a few classes, but as you develop your teaching skills and create connections with the students, problems tend to fade away. On the whole, Thai students are very well behaved and work hard. It’s not truthful to say they are all like this, but the ones that are less interested in learning can be the most memorable and fun. Simply making the slightest bit of progress and having them enjoy your classes, walking out with a smile, is a great reward.

You’ll start in April or October – due to a vastly different climate and seasons than in cooler countries like the UK, China, and the USA, Thailand follows different term dates. Make sure to get your application in a few months before April or October to ensure you can start at the beginning of your preferred term.

You’ll enjoy Thai holidays – there’s so much to explore in Thailand and Southeast Asia. And luckily for you, there are plenty of holidays to fill with adventures. Whether it’s a trip up to the mountains or Bangkok during a long weekend, or a journey through Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos during the long break, you can with the ample time off school.

You’ll plan lessons, give feedback, and test students – although you’ll have plenty of time to let your hair down during the holidays, you must stay professional and work hard during term time. This includes planning lessons, which are sometimes but not always checked by your co-teachers. Testing students and giving feedback are also essential parts of your role, but don’t worry, you’ll be given plenty of instructions and support in how to do so.

You’ll create great connections with your students – the amazing trips, delicious food, and stunning weather are all parts of what makes Thailand so appealing. But it’s the strong relationships you’ll create with your funny, cheeky, and just fantastic students that will last longer than any other memory. You’ll make a real impact on their lives, and they will on yours. This is the best thing about being a teacher in Thailand.

Some of the Many Places We Offer…

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Jodie

Chiang Rai – 2021

“Covid meant it took me a lot longer to teach abroad than originally planned, and I ended up in an entirely different location. However, all through this, I felt completely supported by Impact Teaching! I was kept up to date with any problems that arose and the potential options available to me, until I eventually ended up teaching in Thailand. Even since arriving here, Impact Teaching has continued to support me with any problems that I have. Also, the cost of enrolling with Impact Teaching is a lot cheaper than other companies that I looked at previously. This is really a company that cares about helping people get abroad to teach. Would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting to teach abroad!”

Requirements

There aren’t many downsides to choosing Thailand as the place where you start your teaching adventure, and we want to make it happen for you. But there are a few requirements that are important to consider first. We are bound by what the Thai government needs to make sure everything is done correctly and legally, this is a priority for us. We always strive to be transparent and honest, because after all of our years helping people become teachers across the world, this has lead only to success and satisfaction.

But before the requirements, it’s important to also consider what type of traits a teacher in Thailand needs. We’re sure you already have them if you’re reading this, but let us tell you anyway. It’s key that you are professional, hard working, and respectful. There’s plenty of time to let your hair down during the weekends and during school holidays, but it’s important to put in 110% when you’re working. Being positive and resilient is also very useful, although the majority of your time will be magical, things can occasionally get tough. And of course, Thailand is the Land of Smiles, so smiling is usually a good idea.

Requirements:

  • Hold a passport from the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or an EU country
  • Have a university degree (any subject is ok – and final year students can apply)
  • Hold a clean background check
  • Have completed a TEFL before arriving in China (we can help you get one)

You don’t need any teaching experience or knowledge of the Thai language.

Sonia

Nanjing – 2021

“I had a wonderful time in Thailand. I got to know my Thai colleagues and the culture well. I am so grateful to have had the experience of working and living abroad, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Impact Teaching. They provided great assistance before going to Thailand and were very considerate about my request to work in a primary school, and continued to help and support throughout my stay in Thailand. I highly recommend using Impact Teaching’s service if you are looking to work in abroad.”

Cost of Living and Lifestyle

Take our word when we say this, Thailand is cheap, at least compared to the UK and other western countries. But it’s important to remember that we are in a very fortunate position, because although the salary of a foreign teacher in Thailand may seem low to you, it’s significantly more than most locals make. So we think it’s only right to remain respectful and grateful. But let us tell you how much you can expect to be spending and how it will affect your salary.

Below are some examples of how much different things cost, using the help of our teachers in the country:

  • Half the monthly cost of a 3/4 bedroom house with garden – £75-150
  • Half the monthly bills for your accommodation – £20
  • A bowl of delicious noodles – £1.50
  • Dinner for two at an expensive restaurant – £18
  • One big bottle of local beer – £1.50
  • Unlimited monthly public transport – £15

On the upper end of the cost for accomodation, you can expect to live somewhere fit for a king or queen. Do not be deterred by the seemingly lower salary in Thailand compared to the other countries we offer, because it truly is a magical place and you can not only save money for travelling, but also a bit extra too.

Out

Program Fee – £480

Visa and Insurance (estimate) – £400

Return Flights (estimate) – £600

In

£750 a Month (estimate)

£110 Visa Reimbursement (at end of contract)

  • In country support from our experienced team who have all lived and taught abroad before, for anything from teaching tips to day to day struggles

Your Investment

The memories you make as a teacher in Thailand will be priceless. But there are a few startup costs that are important to consider. We’ve made our fee as low as we can and given you as much bang for your buck as possible.

What does our £480 fee get you?

  • An orientation day on 27th July in central London where you’ll meet us, but more importantly your fellow teachers
  • A 120h TEFL course from an esteemed and accredited provider, and our guidance through it (if you already have a TEFL then there’s an £80 discount)
  • Invaluable online and in person training sessions with alumni members who have been there and done it
  • A safe and legal placement at a trusted and vetted school in Thailand
  • Our full support and experience through the complicated visa process, never feel overwhelmed or stressed

What’s Next?

If Thailand is right for you, and you’re right for Thailand, then click here to submit your CV along with a cover letter

We’ll have a 30-minute video call to discuss options and your background, if all goes well, you can get excited as we get to work

Now you can sit back, relax, and get ready for your adventure while we find your perfect school and get the ball rolling

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