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A generous salary affords those teaching English in Thailand the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle while saving the equivalent of $450–$700 USD per month. The Thai Baht is valued at about one-third of the US Dollar and the cost of living (and travel!) is low. English language schools in Thailand offer approximately 20 to 25 hours of work per week, allowing for plenty of time to travel and explore. Many English teachers make extra money by teaching English online.
A four-year bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification are typically required to teach English in Thailand. Teachers planning to teach in Thailand are also required to obtain a clean background check. Major cities for teaching English in Thailand include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Pattaya.
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