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The Ultimate Job Placement Program for Teaching English in Thailand

Are you looking to teach English in Asia but remain unsure about hassles like pushy recruiters, hard-to-understand contracts, and confusing visa paperwork?

Take the guesswork out of getting a great teaching job in Thailand with this full-service TEFL job placement program, which guarantees job placement for all who qualify.  

From interviews and visa paperwork to in-depth cultural training, our program provides the end-to-end support & guidance you need to enjoy the experience of a lifetime teaching English in Thailand.

Our TEFL Jobs Program in Thailand provides the following:

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Thailand
  • We will match you with a school that most closely meets your preferences, but we cannot guarantee that your preferences can be met
  • Placements available year-round including some short-term contracts
  • Interview arrangements & coaching

  • Hands-on visa & work permit support
  • 40 hours of comprehensive Thai cultural orientation, including excursions and Thai language lessons
  • Regular social meet-ups with fellow ESL teachers
  • If you are not TEFL-certified, you can bundle one of ITA's award-winning TEFL courses with your teaching placement in Thailand
  • Once you've successfully completed your first school contract in Thailand, you can join job placement programs for Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Myanmar, and Cambodia free of charge.

Find the Right TEFL Job for You

ITA and our partners in Asia have more than a decade of experience helping thousands teach English in Thailand and around Asia. With a network of more than 1,000 vetted schools in Thailand alone, we offer the flexibility to choose a teaching job that works best for you.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Most teaching jobs available through placement pay $800 to $1,200 per month (30,000 to 40,000 Baht). While less likely, there is potential for qualified and more experienced teachers to earn up to $1,350 (50,000 Baht). Due to the low cost of living in Thailand, most teachers are able to save $200-400 monthly after expenses.

Hands-on Pre-departure Support

Receive one-on-one support for obtaining and processing all necessary paperwork for interviews, visas, and work permits.

24/7 In-country Support Throughout Your Placement

Dedicated in-country team to assist with everything from adjusting to your new job and cultural environment, 24-hour teacher hotline in case of an emergency, and day-to-day support for any help you may need during your teach abroad experience.


Who Should Take This Program?

This Teaching abroad program in Thailand is for you if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Citizen of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
  • 21-55 years old (56-59 year olds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Minimum 120 hours accredited TEFL certification approved by ITA.

Not TEFL certified? We recommend  ITA’s Online TEFL Courses, and our in-person TEFL course in Hua Hin Thailand. Here is a complete TEFL Course Index.

Perhaps you are:

  • Looking to get a guaranteed quality English teaching job in Thailand without hassles;
  • Seeking the confidence of going abroad knowing you have an entire team of experts supporting you every step of your journey;
  • A college graduate looking to kick off your career with an international adventure that will boost your resume;
  • Looking for a career break that enables you to make a difference while getting paid to live & travel in Southeast Asia;
  • Dreaming of exploring Thailand's glittering beaches, ancient templates, and legendary floating markets.
  • Hungry to taste how good authentic pad Thai can be!

What Does a "Guaranteed Placement" in Thailand Entail?

Once accepted into this program, we will take care of every step of your job search process until you’ve accepted your dream job. Once you begin teaching, you will continue to enjoy access to personalized 24/7 support to address any issues you have in your teaching position. 

  • Personalized Support: Work one-on-one with our expert advisors to find you a placement guided by your preferences.
  • Personalized Job Placement Service: ITA and our partners in Asia have more than a decade of experience helping thousands teach English in Thailand and around Asia. With a network of more than 1,000 vetted schools in Thailand alone, we will aim to match you with a school that aligns with your personal preferences. (Note: Preference matching is possible but is not guaranteed). 
  • Hands-on Job Application Support:  Our team will help you create a highly competitive Teacher Profile, including a resume, cover letter, & introductory video tailored for the local teaching market.
  • No Need to Search for Teaching Jobs in Thailand: We will promote you & match you with the schools guided by your preferences. 
  • Full Interview Support: You'll get fully coached on the interview process once we match you with schools.
  • Contract Review: Once you've received one or more job offers, we'll review them to ensure they meet market-related requirements (salary, work hours, work days, responsibilities, etc.) and answer any questions before you accept your offer.
  • Accept the Right Job For You:  If you don't receive a job offer from the school you interview with (which seldom happens) or are unhappy with a job offer, we will line up more interviews.


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Our Commitment to You

Job Security & Peace of Mind

  • Our Guarantee to You:  You will receive a placement in a teaching position at a school in Thailand that has been carefully vetted and is guided by your individual preferences. (Note that preferences cannot be guaranteed.)
  • Removing the Stress of Searching for a Job in a Foreign Country: Have the added peace of mind knowing that we'll handle the job search process for you, from prepping your resume to reviewing contract offers, to ensure you receive a fair contract with the best possible salary and benefits.
  • The Best Working Conditions: We vet our schools carefully and ensure they are accountable for providing the best working conditions for our teachers. Otherwise, we won't work for them.
  • Cultural Immersion: Through our culture and language training and excursions, you'll be able to fast-track and more effectively assimilate to the cultural nuances of life in Thailand - both at work and in your day-to-day personal life and travels.
  • Simplified Pre-arrival Logistics: Preparing to move to Thailand to teach English can be lengthy and complex when it comes to the visa process, collecting and legalizing documents, and so on. We're here to guide and support you through this.
  • We Work for You! Unlike many recruiters and agencies, we don't receive a commission from schools we work with, so we're 100% accountable to you and will stand up for you accordingly.
  • Post Placement Support:  Our team of experienced experts is on-hand 24/7, even after you begin your teaching job. You can count on our support to resolve any issues that arise after your placement.


Pre-Departure & In-Country Support

Pre-departure Support

  • Hands-on guidance in collecting all the documents you will need for your visa and work permit, including:

- Bachelor’s degree
- Academic transcripts
- Criminal background check

  • Packing and budget guide
  • A dedicated staff member will provide one-on-one support and answer all of your questions as you prepare to move to Thailand.

In-country Support & Features

  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Welcome dinner
  • Cultural orientation, excursions, and language lessons
  • 24-hour emergency in-country support team and hotline
  • In-country team on call to assist with managing issues like culture shock & homesickness, 
  • Regular social meetup events with fellow teachers in your town and surrounding areas.
Job Placement Process & Timeline

Job Placement Process & Timeline

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Online & In-Country TEFL Certification Options

Online & In-Country TEFL Certification

An accredited TEFL certification is required to participate in this placement program. 

If you still need to be TEFL certified, ITA offers award-winning TEFL classes that will best prepare you for success teaching English in Thailand. We strongly recommend these options for participating in this Teach English in Thailand Program.

Hot Tip! Save up to $400 when you bundle and sign up for your TEFL class and Teach English in Thailand Program!

ITA Online TEFL Course Options

  • 4-Week Full-Time & 11-Week Part-Time options
  • Study From Home or From Anywhere
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation From TQUK
  • University-Level Instructors
  • 10 to 20 Hours of Live Practice Teaching
  • Most cost-effective option - Payment Plan Options Available
  • Hot tip! If you're looking to get certified while working or going to school, the 11-week part-time choice is ideal!

Check out Your Online Course Options here!

In-person TEFL Course in Hua Hin, Thailand:

  • 4-Week intensive course in Thailand
  • Idyllic location in the beachside town of Hua Hin
  • Internationally accredited & taught by highly experienced instructors
  • Get acclimated to Thailand, see the country & make some friends before your teaching placement.

Learn more about the Hua Hin, Thailand TEFL Course here!

Are you already TEFL certified?

If you hold an internationally accredited TEFL certification which is at least 120 hours through one of our approved TEFL providers, you will qualify for our TEFL Jobs Programs in Thailand. Please note that ITA’s alumni network and lifetime job search guidance are only available to graduates of our online and in-person TEFL courses.

Cultural Orientation Program

Cultural Orientation

To help you get the most out of your experience in Thailand, both in and out of the classroom, we provide a one week in-person cultural orientation with fellow new ESL teachers in the coastal town of Hua Hin. This takes place during the first week of the program prior to starting your placement and includes lessons and presentations on Thai culture, society, history, politics, and language. In addition, your orientation in Thailand includes a variety of cultural activities & excursions capped off with a beach BBQ at the end of the week.

Cultural Excursions & Activities Include:

  • Hands-on Thai cooking classes & meals 
  • Visit to a local Thai night market where you will practice your Thai language skills and buy ingredients for your Thai cooking class
  • Volunteering at an animal rescue shelter
  • A traditional Muay Thai (martial arts) Lesson
  • Teaching Practicum: Gain preparation and confidence through practice teaching Thai students in a controlled setting with support and feedback from experienced English teachers.
  • Visit a local Buddhist temple to learn about local religious traditions and receive a blessing from a Thai monk.
  • Beach BBQ

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Extended Social Network & Alumni Community

Extended Social Network & Alumni Community

Even for experienced travelers, moving abroad can be challenging and even lonely. As an English teacher in Thailand, you will have plenty of opportunities to make relationships and friends to last a lifetime.

Still, we do everything we can to ensure you have access to the support you need and opportunities to meet others like yourself who are going through the adventure of living and teaching English in Thailand.

  • Full-time access to our support team who can assist in managing issues like homesickness & culture shock,
  • Regular social events & meet-ups for English teachers in your area of Thailand,
  • Group excursions and meals during your orientation,
  • Remember! Your placement will be based on your preferences, so if you feel more comfortable teaching in a school or a location where there are more other English teachers, we will accommodate you!

ITA Alumni Community

Note: This feature is only available to those who enroll in one of ITA’s online or in-person courses.

Those who take their TEFL certification course through International TEFL Academy can take advantage of ITA's worldwide alumni network of 40,000+ graduates teaching English in 80 countries.

  • Join up to 100 exclusive Facebook groups - including one just for Thailand! - where you can network, meet folks, share job tips, and more.
  • Virtual and in-person meet-ups are arranged in select locations worldwide.
  • Expand your knowledge by tuning into exclusive webinars, panel discussions and podcasts.
  • Make extra $$$ participating in ITA's alumni referral program.
  • Tell your story - we publish hundreds of alumni videos, articles, and Q&As on our website.


Lifetime Guaranteed Placement & Job Search Guidance

Lifetime Job Search Guidance

All participants in this program are eligible to receive future Guaranteed Job Placements in other countries such as South Korea & Japan.

Whether you take your TEFL course through ITA or another organization,  you can join Job Placement Programs free of charge for South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia once you've successfully completed your first school contract and on the condition that you meet the eligibility requirements for the desired country/program.

International TEFL Academy Lifetime Job Search Guidance

Note: This feature is only available to those who enroll in one of ITA’s online or in-person courses.

Not only will we guarantee you a job in Thailand, but you will also receive access to ITA’s exclusive Job Search Guidance Manual and Student Affairs team to help you find teaching jobs in over 80+ countries at any point in the future.

  • Personal guidance from an experienced Job Search Advisor
  • Detailed video webinars on the job process
  • 450-page ESL job search manual
  • ESL worldwide school directory listing more than 20,000 schools
  • Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies, online teaching companies, and language schools

Pricing, Dates & Enrollment

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy program, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and assist you with the enrollment process.

We strongly recommend enrolling in a Job Placement Program at least 3 months in advance of your anticipated start date for the smoothest pre-arrival experience. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.

You need to be TEFL certified to enroll in this Job Placement Program. We recommend  ITA’s Online TEFL Courses and our in-person TEFL course in Hua Hin, Thailand. Here is a complete TEFL Course Index.

BUNDLE & SAVE: Get $400 OFF your guaranteed job placement if you bundle with a standard TEFL course

The International TEFL Academy Approach to TEFL Job Placement

At International TEFL Academy, we are dedicated to working with you on a highly personalized basis to guarantee that you enjoy the experience of a lifetime teaching English abroad through our exclusive programs. 

Trusted Network of 2,500 Schools

We work with more than 2,500 schools across Asia, ensuring that we can offer you a wide variety of opportunities and options. We have thoroughly vetted all schools to ensure they provide the best work environment where you will teach. 

Choose the Right TEFL Experience for You

We owe it to you to provide an experience that meets your expectations. That's why we will place you only in a teaching position that matches your preferences as closely as possible. You will not pay for a job you don't want.

Accountability to You 

Unlike many recruiters, schools do not pay us, so we have no conflict of interest. You are our customer, and our primary focus is your satisfaction. We will advocate to ensure you enjoy the best possible salary & benefits and will work on your behalf to address any problems or issues.

End-to-End Personalized Support

From pre-departure preparations like document collection through the placement & interview process and even after you begin your English teaching job, our experienced team provides personalized guidance to help you every step of the way. 

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Ask ITA's Director of Academics

Sarah Kalert, Head of Academics at International TEFL Academy.
Sarah has a Master's in English - TEFL/TESL and has taught English abroad in Chile.

How much will I earn teaching English in Thailand?

Most teaching jobs available through placement pay at $800 to $1,200 per month (30,000 to 40,000 Baht). The average first-time teacher will earn around 35,000 baht (approximately $1,000). That might not sound like a lot, but due to the low cost of living in Thailand, most teachers are able to save around $200-$400 USD monthly after expenses, plus 16+ paid public holidays.

What are the requirements to participate in the Teach Abroad in Thailand Program?

The requirements to participate in our Teaching Abroad Program in Thailand with Job Placement are:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Citizen of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
  • 21-59 years old 
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Minimum 120 hours accredited TEFL certification approved by ITA.

Do you really guarantee me an ESL teaching job in Thailand?

YES! If you meet the eligibility criteria and register for the program, we will guarantee you an ESL teaching position in Thailand. With hundreds of carefully vetted schools in our network and demand for native-speaking English teachers at an all-time high, we guarantee you a job and place you in a position that meets your preferences in areas like location and type of school, and other variables.

How will I find a place to live during my Thailand teaching program?

In Thailand, most schools do not provide housing for teachers. However, as part of our end-to-end support, our team will assist you with finding suitable accommodations including translating, negotiating, and troubleshooting. Accommodations during your initial orientation are included with the cost of your placement program.

Can I get placed with my friend, partner, or spouse?

YES! It is common for friends, spouses & partners to get placed together.

Can I start my teaching placement at any time?

Yes. In Thailand, schools are hiring and recruiting English teachers year-round.

What is the difference between Job Placement & Job Search Guidance?

ITA's Job Search Guidance comes included with your TEFL course. It is a service designed to provide you with the resources you need to get a great TEFL job, including personalized assistance. It does not place TEFL certified English teachers into specific jobs. For an additional fee, ITA's job placement programs provide a guaranteed English teaching job and salary range in Thailand, South Korea, or Japan.

Read more: Job Placement vs Job Search Guidance: What's the Difference?

Teach Abroad Programs Comparison


What is included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement 
  • Job matching to your preferences 
  • 1500+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save $200-$400 monthly after expenses
  • 16+ paid public holidays
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement support
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement
  • 40 Hours of Thai cultural training with language lessons & excursions



What's included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Japan
  • Job matching to your preferences
  • 150+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save $2,500-a-year
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement support
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement
  • 40 Hours of cultural training with Japanese language lessons & excursions

South Korea

What's included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Korea
  • Job matching to your preferences
  • 500+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save $12,000+ annually
  • $1,000 airfare voucher + free apartment
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement guidance
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement in Korea
  • 40 Hours of cultural training with Korean language lessons & excursions