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With a new surge toward slow travelling - staying long term in a country to soak up the culture and learn as much as possible - teaching English has become a popular way to make living abroad a reality. Thailands top industry is tourism, and with that comes an urgent need to speak the global language. Teachers abound in every corner of this tropical nation, and every semester there is room for more.
If you are looking to start a new chapter in your life, then discover the freedom and the fun of teaching English in Thailand! Teach in Thailand to meet locals that will show you the Thailand behind the news stories. Travel to work in a tuk-tuk, be dazzled by downtown Bangkok, meet the keepers of ancient temples, and become part of your school community. The OVC Teach in Thailand program places individuals just like you in paid semester or year positions, teaching at primary or secondary schools in urban, town, or rural locations. Anywhere you teach in Thailand, you will have the opportunity to learn Thai customs, share your own way of life, and have new experiences that make it impossible to take even the smallest things for granted.
You will make lifelong friends from around the world, experience all of the excitement that Thailand has to offer, and learn a skill that could take you all over the world, in only 3 weeks. By taking our accredited three-week training course, you will learn how to teach fun and useful classes for your students and on top of that, you will get an internationally recognised certificate.
In just a few weeks you can qualify to teach English as a foreign language and be placed as a teacher in Thailand. There is more to an English teacher than a certificate, and without the correct training, you will struggle to control classes or prepare lessons easily. The course focuses on methodology by using real-world, well-developed techniques to achieve better results amongst your students, and in turn increasing your employability.
Your training will be held in either Chiang Mai, Thailands most laid back city or Krabi, a cool coastal town with easy access to all the surrounding islands.
Our partner in Thailand has amazing teacher training programs, which provides guaranteed placement after the successful completion of the program.
The Intensive Program: $1,290.00 – Chiang Mai & Krabi : The Standard TEFL Course includes the same teacher training as all of our other courses, however, without the bells and whistles of the Premium TEFL Program. You will still get world class teacher training, in-class Thai culture immersion, a bank account and job placement assistance in Thailand, but not resort accommodation, excursions or trips. Accommodation can however be arranged at a separate charge.
** Upgrade to Premium - Chiang Mai add $500.00 & Krabi add $700.00
##BRING A BUDDY AND BOTH WILL RECEIVE R1,000.00 DISCOUNT OFF THE APPLICATION FEE ##
* Degree Holders: Approx. 30 000 to 35 000 Baht per month
* Non-Degree Holders: Approx. 25 000 to 32 000 Baht per month
Food and Accommodation This may or may not be included and varies from school to school. In most cases, the school will assist the teacher to find appropriate accommodation close to the school.
The OVC promotes equal opportunity to all South Africans. However, most schools in Thailand favour foreign Caucasian teachers.
Job Placements for Degree Holders:
If you are Caucasian, 22 - 40 years of age and hold a degree in any field, you will be placed in a guaranteed teaching position after the completion of the course, or even prior to your arrival in Thailand.
Job Placements for Non-Degree Holders: or Non-Caucasian applicants:
If you are 18 - 45 years of age and do not hold a degree in any field, or are non-Caucasian, you may not be fully guaranteed a teaching position in Thailand. Your consideration for placement is completely under the discretion of our Thai placement partner. Based on past experience, your odds of being offered a teaching position are still excellent, as the demand for EFL teachers in Thailand far exceeds the supply. However, we cannot 100% guarantee you a teaching position being a non-degreed candidate.
Both Intensive and Premium Programs start on the 1st Monday of every month. The Hybrid Program starts on the 2nd Monday of every month.
OVC will provide visa assistance to obtain the proper visa to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. Once you are placed, the school will provide you with the appropriate documentation to receive a working visa and work permit. Thailand Immigration requires you to report every 90 days to the nearest immigration office to maintain your visa and legal status in the country, which is solely your responsibility.
Airfares and Insurance:
OVC co-ordinates with our Thailand partner and we are responsible for assisting you with all your travel arrangements and the issuing of your travel and medical insurance.
|Admin fee||R3 500.00|
|Other fees||Program fees as per above*|
|Visa fees||R500.00 - excl courier fees to PTA return - chat with OVC consultant|
|Travel Insurance||(age 18 to 35) R2, 550.00|
|Recommended Spending Money||R15, 000 minimum DEGREE HOLDERS & R20, 000 minimum for NON DEGREE HOLDERS|
Apply online through the OVC website and our Thailand partner will assist you with everything you need to know regarding costs, accommodation and employment. Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent all the necessary information. A live Skype interview can also be arranged for you in order to answer any questions you might have.
The OVC has referred many applicants to our current Thailand partner in the past, resulting in good service and positive feedback. The OVC does not accept any liability on behalf of any applicants who apply through our Thailand partner, and are only responsible for assisting the applicant with the application of their visas and the issuance of the applicants airfare and insurance.
You will benefit by:
- Learning how to teach all kinds of students
- Starting a new chapter of your life in Thailand
- Getting paid to travel the world
- Making new international friends
- Securing a teaching job for life or just taking a year out
For many travellers in Thailand, the hardest part about the journey is saying goodbye. With its varied landscapes, friendly locals and inviting culture, it is no surprise many come to Thailand for months and find themselves still here, years later.
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|Are you 21 years or older?||yes no|
|Do you hold a South African Passport?||yes no|
|Are you a Native English Speaker?||yes no|
|Do you understand that the TEFL course is open to all applicants yet only applicants with degrees will be guaranteed a job placement?||yes no|
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