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.
Full-service placement process, with extensive post-placement support
40hr 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/lectures, and 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
- Aged 20 and 50.
- Contracts starting from 5-Months and longer
- Native English speakers
- Good Mental and Physical Health
- No criminal history
- South Africa 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 such as your Bachelor’s degree, Transcripts, Police check, Health form, TEFL/TESOL Certificate, References, Employment contract to name a few


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 gather 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 onto 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 Acc 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 personal room is available, costs is an additional US$300
***For those who come on a visit visa

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