My name is Victoria, I am 20 years old and looking to teach in Thailand as soon as I graduate college with a bachelors in English education, approximately one and a half years (summer 2014.) I do not think I want to make a career out of teaching TEFL courses, simply because of the low income. But who knows I could fall in love forever. Speaking of that, (1) what is the average monthly salary in BKK (my preferred teaching choice)? (2) What are my chances of getting a job? (3) How long are the contracts usually? (4) What is the best TEFL training course?
Victoria from USA
2) Are you white? No offense but race does matter here. You will easily find work.
3) 1 year
4) That depends on where you want to take the course.
Hi Victoria, welcome to the forum.
Where are you from in the States? Have you been to Thailand before?
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Welcome. NES females are in high demand here; working/getting a job will be easy for you. Especially because of your chosen degree.
You might want to check out international schools; the wages are considerably higher, say ฿60-80,000/mos. Cheers.
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40K? Is that Thai money? Sorry to sound dumb, but when I say newbie, I mean NEWBIE!
Yes, I am a white American, from Alabama (No, I do not sound like a hick, I have avoided having a horrible twang at all costs.)
1 year, perfect!
I like the courses offered at www teach abroad thailand com, the course is actually taught in Thailand, and they offer a fun little adventure option at an extra cost that includes scuba diving and what not. Koh Samui is my preferred location for the course of the one offered through the site, and the cost is $3200.
THX1133 - Wonderful news, I am going out on a HUGE limb here. The month after I graduate I am getting on a plane to take a TEFL class, with HOPES of getting a job. My only concern is that when I decide I have had my fun and it is time to settle down, I will have nothing waiting on me in America. Heck, I may never want to leave.
Oh and, Don Ho, I have never been to Thailand, but I have been to Europe.
You will go bonkers. You will adore Thailand. You will be in high demand. There's nothing but win win for you, girl. Come.
CLUEZO - I am not particularly worried about salary at all (expecting $300 per month???) I just need to know how much to save in the next year and a half, this has been my dream since I was 17, but now it is becoming a reality!
Ahhhhh!!!! The excitement is coursing through my veins!! The time cannot pass fast enough!!!
This site is filled with such wonderful encouragement!!! I am thrilled that I found it!!!! No one here understands my passion.
Just so you know: you don't need a TEFL cert to get a job or to teach, and you might not learn as much from it as you've learned studying English education.
I was a born traveler! This is what I am meant to do, even if only for a little while. I am also throwing around the idea of teaching on a US military base over seas, as I get older and will need a higher income.
I cannot wait to live it, as well!!!!!!!!
Slap some green on Vicky, boys. Welcome her.
At this rate I will already have quite a few acquaintances in Thailand before I even go!