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Why not try teaching English in Thailand and be spoilt for choosing things to see and do? Thailand is a top TEFL destination known as the ‘Land of the Smiles’. With some of the highest salaries and a taste of tropical paradise, it’s easy to see why! Start your Thailand adventure with our paid teaching English in Thailand internship.

Our TEFL internship Thailand programme takes away all the stress of planning to teach English abroad yourself. All the organisation of securing a teaching job in Thailand is done for you by our TEFL experts. You’ll get 120 hours of online TEFL training, followed by four to five incredible months of paid teaching in this beautiful country.  

On arrival in Bangkok, you and your fellow TEFL teachers will be whisked off to an unforgettable three-day orientation in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. Our dedicated Thai team will also support you every step of the way. When your teaching placement is over, you even have a chance to stay longer. And yes, you will receive a pay rise for doing so! Get in touch today, and let us guide you through the process. 

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  • 4-5 months teaching placement
  • Monthly allowance 30,000-34,000 THB (€780-€885)
  • Accommodation allowance of 3,000 THB per month and assistance finding accommodation
  • 120 Hour Accredited TEFL Course
  • 30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course and Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness Course
  • Lesson Planning Guide and Warmers, Fillers & Coolers Guide
  • 3 days of pre-departure online training
  • 2-day welcome orientation in Bangkok (hotel included)
  • Visa and document legalisation guidance
  • Full coverage of work permit fee
  • In-country support from English-speaking Thai consultants
  • Irish support with a Personal Internship Advisor
  • Native English speaker
  • 21-45 years old
  • Passport holder from one of the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, or New Zealand. (If you hold a European or South African, please contact one of our advisors.)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (official hardcopy required for your visa)
  • Academic results (official digital or hardcopy required for your visa)
  • TEFL qualification (included)
  • Please enquire if you have any visible tattoos or piercings that cannot be covered
  • Physically and mentally healthy (please enquire if you are currently on medication or receiving on-going medical treatment)
  • Police Certificate (12 months validity)
  • Flexible, hardworking and mature
  • International flights: Return flights are a must
  • Police check: Each applicant must have a clean criminal record
  • Budget: Each applicant covers excursions and meals outside of school hours
  • Travel insurance: Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Travel vaccines: Consult your GP or local travel clinic
  • Visa: Costs are reimbursed in your first month’s allowance. Ensure you prepare documentation in a timely manner to obtain your working visa.
  • Translation of degree: If your degree is not printed English, you will need to have it translated by the university.
  • Legalisation of degree: This can take several weeks. Ensure an original copy of your degree is readily available before booking. If you are in your final year of studies, please speak to our team.


4-5 months work placement
Monthly allowance 30,000-34,000 THB (€780-€885)
120 Hour Premier TEFL Course
Orientation/training on arrival
Pre-arranged accommodation included
Ongoing in-country support

Where will I be teaching?

This is a nationwide programme and all schools are outside of Bangkok city. You can request a specific location during your application process if you have one, but we cannot guarantee it.

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    How it works

    Our TEFL teaching English in Thailand programme couldn’t be simpler – and you’ll have our team of experts to help you every step of the way.

    Apply & Train

    Apply now and schedule your interview. You’ll get instant online access to your 120 Hour TEFL course to get started straight away.    

    Interview & Docs

    If your interview is successful, it’s time to provide all your documents, including: degree, transcripts, police record and copy of your valid passport.    

    Go to Thailand

    Once you’ve been formally accepted, you’re ready to go! You’ll be informed to book your flight and, on arrival, taken to your orientation.     


    Stepping outside the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Thailand’s rich culture. Not to mention the vibrant heritage of its neighbours such as Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. Southeast Asia is a hot spot for authentic and traditional festivals, adventure trails, Buddhist temples, tantalising cuisine and nightlife. 

    Why not spend your school holidays island hopping with your fellow TEFL interns? Or better yet, rent some scooters and travel along Thailand’s breathtaking coastline. We can’t wait to hear all about it! 


    There are many reasons why you should look at teaching English in Thailand. And one is an excellent salary. You’ll be one of the highest-earning TEFL teachers for only four months, pocketing 30,000-34,000 (THB) Thai Baht per month. With salary and rent allowance included, your money can go towards immersing yourself in all things Thai. This will be one of the most incredible adventures of your life. So, get in touch, and we’ll tell you why.


    If you’re considering teaching English in Thailand, you couldn’t find a more rewarding internship than this. Your role as a teacher includes up to 24 hours of in-class teaching, Monday-Friday. Your TEFL classes will be divided between primary and secondary school students, with an age range of 3 to 17. Lessons will focus on the spoken and written proficiency of the students. But don’t be afraid to make the lessons engaging and fun. Think music, film, food, drama – the list is endless! 

    Any support you need for activity planning will be on hand from your teaching colleagues. And you’ll have up to 15 hours for lesson planning, grading and school activities each week. At least two TEFL teachers are placed in each school, with round-the-clock support from your colleagues. Fancy teaching with someone you know? This is the perfect programme for friends and couples. Securing a placement together is based on availability, so we recommend applying early as possible. 

    Hear from our Past Interns

    I had always been interested in teaching English abroad. It is a fabulous way to sustain long-term travel and really integrate yourself into a new country and culture. Knowing this, when I saw the program with TEFL.ie, I thought it would be a great opportunity to spend a few months in Thailand.
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    We both were motivated by the idea of travelling, and teaching English appeared to be an exciting and suitable way of transitioning into a working life abroad.
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    Teaching English in Thailand has been an even better experience than I expected. The TEFL course especially helped me with classroom management and my lesson plans. I always had material to rely on in class. It has made the entire experience really relaxing.
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    I went with this option as I had made several phone calls to Katie at the TEFL Institute to discuss the different options available. I felt this one suited me the most as this internship has everything set up, which made it very easy and less stressful to make the big move.
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    Well known for its stunning beaches, rich heritage and ancient temples, it’s no surprise that Thailand is a top TEFL destination. From training to placement locations, our free guide gives you all the information about our programme.

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