Teach Thailand


Teach Thailand


Status : Program Open
Embassy : Open
Vaccination Required :No
PCR Required to Enter : No

Teaching English abroad is an excellent alternative to the traditional post-graduate employment path. It also serves as a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while experiencing the rich culture of the East.

Teaching in Thailand can be the beginning of a rewarding career path, not to mention a chance to gain a one-of-a-kind international experience. Our partners will provide you with excellent orientation, placement, and teacher assistance and support to help you make a smooth transition.

Choosing to teach English in Thailand offers some great benefits. Teachers can expect to get a starting salary of 30,000 to 35,000 Thai Baht for full-time teaching, with flexible contract options. Short term options are possible.
We offer a full-service placement process, with extensive post-placement support
You will have a 40-hour cultural immersion experience and access to the alumni network of over 5,000 teachers and growing!

- Bangkok
- Trang
- Sukhothai
- Ubon
- Chonburi

Benefits and Inclusions
- Airport pickup
- Accommodation during the orientation
- Comprehensive job placement assistance
- Full background check on school
- Contract negotiation
- Visa support
- Thailand in-country cultural orientation
- Online Teacher Resource
- Starter pack

Cultural Immersion
Many of the issues and challenges that one faces when teaching in a foreign country are rooted in cultural differences and language barriers. Gaining a thorough understanding of language, history and culture is imperative to making a success of teaching in Thailand. Preparing to teach abroad with this mindset results in a smoother cultural integration, making the experience more enjoyable and enlightening.

Our cultural immersion course delves into the heart of Thai culture and values through in- class instruction. You will have active-learning cultural excursions to various sites of cultural and historical significance. The in-country orientation is punctuated by in-class language lessons to build a strong foundation in Thai language.

Example of excursions:
- Thai cooking class
- Muay Thai class
- Thai language class
- Temple visit + meditation
- Animal Rescue volunteering
- History, Culture, and Politics lectures
- Beach barbecue/Welcome dinner


- Bachelor Degree Holder
- 120 Hour TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate
- Age between 20 and 50.
- Contracts starting from 5 months and longer
- Native English speakers
- Good mental and physical health
- No criminal history
- South African passport only - no other African passport holders
(US, Canada, NZ, Australian, Irish or British accepted too)

Start/Finish Dates

Start dates throughout the year:

Visa Info

Visa Support by our partners to obtain a work visa to live and work for a year in Thailand

You will be provided with a comprehensive visa checklist. Items may include your Bachelor’s degree, Transcripts, Police check, Health form, TEFL/TESOL certificate, references, employment contract


Admin fee R9950
Program fee US$600
Other fees Please see more info
Visa fees US$50-$150
Travel Insurance R7575 - Up to 29 years incl R10 145 - Over 29 years
Airfare (approx) R10 000 - R15 000
Recommended Spending Money US$2000


Application Time:
Average of 4 - 6 months from the initial application until arrival in Thailand

Application Process:
Contact OVC today to begin the process. You will need to meet the requirements listed in the eligibility section. OVC will give a full checklist of documents to obtain to begin the placement process.

Working hand-in-hand with our partners in Asia you will be placed, attend an online and in-country arrival orientation and move smoothly on to your placement to begin your Thai adventure!

More Info

Additional costs for Documentation Budget:
- Degree notarized, apostilled/authenticated & sent to Thai embassy - US$50-200 per document
- Visa - US$50-150
- SAPS clearance - R160
- Bank account setup - US$50
- Medication Shots/Vaccination - US$0-500*
- Refundable house deposit - US$150**
- Onward journey ticket*** - US$10

*No shots are 100% compulsory. Consult your doctor for shots
**If requesting own room during course/orientation, and a room is available, cost is an additional US$300
***For those who come on a visit visa

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