Teach Thailand - ECT


English Conversation Teacher Placement


This is your opportunity to contribute to Thai society and grow as an individual. And the good news is you do not need any previous teaching experience, just a positive attitude!

Taking your first steps towards teaching overseas can seem quite scary. We are here to make this opportunity work for you. The BIG advantage of working with us is that we are with you all the way. You will be paid to attend teacher training focusing on teaching in the Thai classroom to make sure you are prepared to give your best. Our staff are on-site at the school every day to help you with day to day issues in the classroom, and we provide 24/7 support in unexpected situations.

You will be teaching English communication skills to secondary students at one of our partner schools. We will pay you to attend the training in Bangkok and then take you out to your school. You will be teaching in dedicated classrooms with multimedia equipment provided. All your lessons and lesson plans are there for you, so you can put all your energy into engaging with your students. You will be part of a team of teachers and you will have a full-time coordinator in the school with you, so you will always feel supported.


You do not need teaching experience or a TEFL certificate but you will:
- be from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland or South Africa
- have a bachelors degree from an accredited university; and,
- be no older than 58 at the time of application.

Start/Finish Dates

All teachers’ contracts are for ten months. (May to March)

Visa Info

Applicants will enter Thailand with a Visa on Entry and then convert the visa on entry to Non-Imm B visa by doing a visa/border hop to any neighbouring country.


Admin fee R3 700
Other fees R3 000 Acceptance/Placement
Visa fees NA
Travel Insurance R3 220 (up to 29 years of age)
Airfare (approx) R12 500 - this is merely an approx.
Recommended Spending Money R15 000 - Please refer to the below more info


The application process is as follows:
1. Complete an OVC online application
2. Skype Interview with OVC Program Manager
3. Application fees are payable on a successful interview
4. Second interview with the employer
5. Program fees are payable on a successful placement

More Info

Teaching in Thailand is one of the most amazing things you’ll do. It’s fun, exotic, exciting and hectic. It is a proper job though, not just a paid holiday.

The starting salary for all English conversation teachers is 33 000 Thai Baht per month. Your salary is paid directly into your bank account on the last working day of each month. We help new teachers to open bank accounts at training. Teachers in the greater Bangkok area also receive 2 000 Thai Baht per month allowance. If you teach for more than 24 hours per week, for example, if you’re covering classes for a colleague who is off sick, you will receive 300 Thai Baht for each extra hour. At the end of a full 10-month contract, you will receive a completion of contract bonus of 20 000 Thai Baht.


Are you from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland or South Africa?
Do you have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited university?
Are you younger than 58 years of age?