Escape winter and warm up your career
As we reach December, a lot of people like to reflect on the events of the past year. A question that inevitably comes up is: “What do I want to do next year?” Teaching English in Thailand is a great way to take a gap year for graduates, but it is also an option for any Native English Speaker (NES) who wants a change in career.
Just imagine, living in a tropical paradise and making a real change in the world by helping the young to speak another language. No more winter! Year-round sunshine. Reasonable cost of living. Make new friends from all over the world. Earning a steady income. And have I mentioned the beaches?!
To teach in Thailand, you need a university degree, and a TEFL qualification. Genius Language School offers a 6-week TEFL (Teach English as Foreign Language) face-to-face course at our school in Patong. Schools in Thailand prefer that you have attended a course in person, rather than the numerous TEFL course available online. Another advantage of attending the course in Patong is that you will teach actual lessons to Thai children which will give you the edge when applying for jobs.
While you are doing the TEFL course, you can explore Phuket to get a feel for the different areas, and at the end of the course, you will be ready to apply for your dream job in your dream location. As Genius Language school is well-known and highly respected in Phuket, we have many connections with the local schools and we can assist in placing you.
Teaching salaries start at 35000 Baht a month, and while this may not sound like a lot, keep in mind that the cost of living in Phuket is very low compared to European countries. You also get a lot of school holidays, so you will have plenty of free time to enjoy the beautiful island of Phuket. Thai children are very well-behaved and easy to teach, so you will have high job satisfaction. Happy kids lead to a happy teacher. And if you don’t want to teach kids, there are also some institutions that teach English to adults, so you have a wide range of positions to choose from. Most schools will also assist you with applying for a work permit.
So, make sure you have a valid passport, pack your bags and contact Genius Language School today to book your TEFL course with us.