The start-to-finish teaching program that helps travel-hungry grads, ambitious professionals and aspiring teachers secure meaningful work, gain a kick-ass qualification and live out the overseas adventure of your dreams.

Searching for a way to explore South East Asia that also looks good on your CV?

Wishing you could quit your day job and live out your daydream of seeing the world?

Ready to launch a TEFL adventure of your own, but worried a lack of experience will hold you back?

Sounds like you’re in the right place.

We get it. You’re ready for a change. You’re done with the drag of the job hunt or the nine-to-five, and you’re desperate to get out there and explore the world. But you want to do it in a way that actually means something.

A way that’ll help you build stand-out skills and land you straight on the fast path to success.

You’ve trawled through travel sites, and nothing’s quite hit right. Internships, volunteer programs, backpacking—they all sound great… until you realize they don’t pay. Teaching abroad would be perfect, but then there’s the fact you’ve got no experience.

Going back to uni? That’s not really an option. You need a way to get there sooner rather than later whilst picking up the skills and qualifications along the way.

teach english in thailand

What you really need is…

A one-way ticket to carefree travel and career confidence.

A job that offers a complete change of scenery and has you heading home each day with a smile.

A first-class course that propels you to becoming the qualified, confident, and talented teacher you aspire to be.

And a support crew to guide you, every step of the way.


A team of former TEFL teachers and life-long adventurers who traded ‘the norm’ for the chance to transform… and never looked back. We know what it’s like to catch the travel bug, be desperate to explore, and try something completely new. And that’s exactly what we’re here to help you do.

We set up Impact Teaching to create valuable opportunities for meaningful, career-boosting travel. Working with schools, training centers and organizations across Asia, we connect adventure-seeking grads, teachers and young professionals like you with life-changing experiences that take you where you need to go in safe hands.

The Thailand Teaching Program

The Thailand Teaching Program is a start-to-finish placement service that transports you from career stress to teaching success. Taking care of everything from securing a job to settling into your new city, it allows you to focus on enhancing your resume, meeting amazing people and having an all-round awesome time—because that’s what it should be about, right? It helps you:

Secure a legal job

you know – the kind that earns you at least £680 per month (30,000 THB), comes with the right visa and won’t get you deported.

Bag a professional certification

that’ll give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to walk into the classroom with your head held high.

Make friends

with people who, just like you, are adventurous, awesome and so ready to embark on something new.

Gain skills and confidence

to set you apart and have you heading back home a more well-rounded professional ready to take the job market by storm.

Immerse yourself in Thailand

and gain kick-ass cultural knowledge that’ll help you settle into your new city, make friends, and lifelong memories.

Feel at home in a flash

and start making the most of your adventure from the day you touch down without wasting a second.


Your TEFL qualification

Tackle those first day nerves with a 120-hour TEFL course designed to help you quickly find your feet. Covering everything from lesson planning and execution to classroom management, you’ll learn all the tricks you need to confidently handle interviews and teaching demos.

Your teaching placement

Armed with your new qualification and the support of our in-country partner, you’ll start applying for jobs. You’ll teach for 18-25 hours per week in a public or private primary, middle or high school. And you’ll enjoy a laid-back work culture with up to 30 days holiday per year.


Your adventure includes…

We’re here to make your journey run smoothly, from application to arrival—and everything after that. To start you off on the right foot with a cost-effective, time-saving and unforgettable experience, the Thailand Teaching Program guarantees:

120-hour TEFL course

No experience? No problem. A 120-hour online TEFL course will whip you into tip-top teaching shape and equip you with the skills, confidence and qualifications you need to enter the classroom with your head held high.

Full visa application guidance

Getting a Thai work visa is as easy as taking a tuk tuk, but as complicated as the lingo. In other words, it pays to have help. Step-by-step guides and assistance take you smoothly from application to arrival, saving you time, energy, and a whole lotta hassle.

A full-time teaching placement

Whether you choose the in-person or online route to getting qualified, your placement includes the full support of our team and in-country partner in finding a well-paid teaching position lasting between 6-12 months in the city of your choice.   If you’d like to stay longer than one year, that’s possible as well.

Cultural crash course

Get your adventure off to a flying start with a 3-day day training camp about all things Thailand. History, culture, language, politics, and geography seminars will help you settle in and make friends faster than you can say Sawasdee Krab.

Start-to-finish support

From the highs to the lows, we get what it’s like to live and teach in Asia. You’ll receive unlimited support from our advisors, who are here to answer questions, give advice and solve problems, every step of the way—from bagging the best deal on flights to finding a home.

Access to a community

It’s the people you meet that make your experience. You’ll join a vibrant cohort of teachers who’ll be with you through every twist and turn, as well as our international community who’ll helping you adjust, settle in and make friends from the get-go.


It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3… and 4…

We’re all about keeping things simple, which is why our application process is designed to get your adventure underway in just 4 steps.

Step 2

Send us your application

Craft your cover letter, upload your CV and answer a few simple questions.

Step 2

Chat to us

Jump on a 30-minute call and tell us about you, what you’re looking for and when you want to go.

Step 3

Sign up

Submit your enrolment form and pay the program fee. Then… you’re all set!


Who we’re looking for

While we’d love to help everyone who wants to launch a career in Thailand, we’ve gotta follow the rules. So, as Thai work permit laws state, this program is only open to applicants who:

Are native English speakers

Are between the ages of 20 and 60

Hold at least a bachelors degree (in any subject)

Have the funds to pay for the program and associated costs


Check the course dates and deadline

You can start our Thailand Teaching Program any month of the year. The best times to start are in either April or October, as that’s when the academic semesters start in Thailand.  Check the start dates and application deadlines below.

Program Start Date Application Deadline
15/10/2024 15/08/2024
15/04/2025 15/02/2025
15/10/2025 15/08/2025


All you need to know about what’s included

If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that you should never have to pay to work. And with us you won’t have to; however, to be able to offer the support, guidance, training, and resources we’re known for, we require all participants to pay a program service fee.

Teaching job with training

120-hour online TEFL course

3 days cultural orientation

Free accommodation during orientation (3 days)

Cultural excursions

Job placement service & contract negotiation

Visa support

Start-to-finish support

  £630 (£80 discount available if you already have TEFL certificate)

The Fine Print

There are a few things that aren’t included in the program fees. Make sure to take note so there are no nasty surprises down the line! Of course, our team will offer tips and guidance on how to figure these things out and get the best deal.

Medical insurance


Visa and related costs

Meals, transport & living expenses

Long-term accommodation & deposit


This is for you if you’re…

An ambitious final-year student or graduate looking for a career-boosting experience to remember

An adventurer at heart who’s desperately seeking a way to give up the day job in pursuit of something more fulfilling

A nervous newbie who’s worried a lack of experience will get in the way of an awesome time

A sociable bee who can’t wait to embark on an trip with a group of likeminded people


Still got questions? See if we can help

Good question. No, Impact Teaching is a UK-based agency that connects students and graduates with schools and teaching placements across Asia. We don’t own or operate a school ourselves, but we do know a good (and a bad) one when we see it. We seek reputable partners and provide comprehensive support services to ensure that you can relax in the knowledge that someone’s always got your back.

All visa related fees are to be paid by you, the applicant. We’re here to guide you through the process and ensure you know what you need to do and when you need to do it, in the most efficient, affordable way. In most cases, your school will reimburse some, if not all, of the visa costs after you arrive and start work. 

Launching a teach abroad adventure is complicated and time consuming; we’re here to make it easier through start-to-finish support services that help you get a visa, get qualified, settle in, and make the most of your adventure. For our team to be able to do this, we require all participants to pay a program fee. If you want to go it alone, we’re not stopping you, but at Impact Teaching we’re all about simplifying things with placements you can trust.

IMAGINE if you did. We don’t reckon we’d get many applicants, do you? 🤣 Of course, if you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em. But if not, that’s A-okay. In fact, the program is designed to fast-track TEFL newbies to teaching success, gaining a qualification, and picking up a bit of the lingo along the way.

Easy. We know the schools, the process and the requirements like the backs of our hands. So, we know exactly what to look for in our first-round screening calls. Once you pass this, it’s pretty much a dead cert you’ll get an offer in no time.

Absolutely… we can’t guarantee you’ll be at the same school (we’ve gotta share the awesomeness around), but we can help you find positions in the same city.

If you’re a final-year student or graduate looking for the ultimate opportunity to explore South East Asia, secure rewarding employment and keep your parents on side, then this is for you. 

What are you waiting for?