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Teach in Thailand (No Degree Required)

4.3(3 reviews)
Experience
Teach
Destination
Thailand
Duration
3 to 15 months
Ages
20 to 50
Degree
No Degree required

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Trip overview

Can you imagine having 1,400 tropical islands as your home away from home? Not just any islands, either. 

We’re talking idyllic Thai islands covered in picture perfect palm-lined beaches to relax on, infamous Full Moon Parties to dance the night away at, tropical jungles filled with exotic animals, beach weather all-year round, low cost of living, the feeling of freedom as you explore, world-famous food, friendly people….

And now you can be an English teacher in Thailand even if you don’t have a degree. 

On this trip, you’ll get your TESOL qualification and a 2-month teaching contract in Thailand – with the option to extend your teaching contract for a year in Cambodia. 

On this life-changing trip, not only do you get everything you need to start your English teacher life with a bang, you also get: 

  • Teaching placement assistance. We’ll help you land a teaching placement in Thailand so you can start with a bang. And if you’re not ready to go home after 3 months in Thailand, we’ll assist you with a job match in Cambodia to keep your adventure going. 
  • Cultural orientation and activities. Don’t be a clueless tourist. Be a savvy traveller instead with a range of cultural orientation activities during your first week in Thailand. These may include a Thai cooking lesson, Thai market tour, a Muay Thai class, a temple trip, and a visit to a rescue dog shelter.  
  • Accommodation assistance. Accommodation in a twin-share room in Hua Hin is included for the duration of your TESOL course. Once you’re done, we’ll help you find a comfortable home you’re happy with close to your placement. 

This is the perfect trip for someone who wants to be an English teacher abroad without spending at least 3 years – and thousands of dollars –  on a degree first. 

Just imagine your life in Thailand. You’re living in Hua Hin, a beautiful coastal town with all the fixings of a Thai beach paradise. 

Your days start with you being the hero of your classroom; teaching the kids how to speak English – the global language – so they can grab the opportunities that’ll improve their lives. 

When your teaching responsibilities are over you have the paradise of Thailand to explore! Your orientation and included activities have given you a lay of the land so you know exactly how to make the most of your time off. 

And if your trip is coming to an end and you’re not ready to go home (highly likely) you can choose to land a year long teaching contract in Cambodia to keep your travels going. 

When you go with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. We’ll organise your course (including accommodation for the duration of your course) and help you land a job once you pass – so you know exactly what you’re getting into.

Inclusions

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Certified TESOL Course
Job match
Optional Cambodia job match
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Comfortable accommodation
Arrival airport transfer
Welcome orientation
Local cultural experiences
Local life essentials
Interview preparation
Permanent accommodation support
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
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Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 20-50 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Teach English trips are crafted to ease your transition into a fulfilling life overseas. We are here to save you a ton of time, stress and money, and here's how we do it:

Right from the beginning, we join forces with you. You'll be assigned a Dedicated Trip Coordinator who will be your reliable guide, assisting you through the pre-departure stages of your trip. 

You'll also be provided a Personal Travel Concierge, staffed by real humans who assist in booking flights and insurance, as well as visa guidance, and catering to any additional requirements you desire. No robots here!

Upon your arrival in Thailand, our local team will be waiting at the airport, ready to extend a warm welcome. Following an orientation night in Bangkok in most intakes, introducing you to the country's unique charm, you will be transported to your twin-share accommodation in Hua Hin. This coastal haven will be your cherished home for the next four weeks, though extensions are possible should you desire an extended stay. 

Hua Hin not only serves as the location where you will partake in your TESOL course but also offers an array of amazing cultural activities and excursions designed to enhance your experience alongside newfound teacher friends. Engage in a Muay Thai class to astound your loved ones back home, visit a local street dog rescue and rehabilitation volunteer project if you seek to find a furry companion, explore the vibrant Thai market, and immerse yourself in a traditional Thai cooking class. To foster connections, we organise a memorable beach BBQ where you can mingle with fellow teachers and forge lasting friendships.

Our commitment to your success is paramount! In most cases, you will be offered a paid teaching position even before finishing your TESOL course. However, in the unlikely event that this doesn't occur, rest assured that our local team will assist you until a teaching position is secured, assuming you have successfully graduated from the TESOL program.

But our guidance exceeds this stage. Throughout your journey, we maintain proactive communication to ascertain that your experience proceeds seamlessly. Should any questions or concerns arise, our support is just a quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. Additionally, for any urgent situations, utilise our round-the-clock emergency support line.

Remember, we are devoted to accompanying you every step of the way, ensuring you achieve your goals smoothly and savour an unforgettable adventure that will transform your life!

Requirements 

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Native English speaker from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand
  • High school diploma
  • No face, neck, or hand tattoos
  • 20-50 years old 
  • Background check

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Accommodation

During your TESOL course, you’ll stay in included accommodation in a double room in Hua Hin (or upgrade to a private room at an additional cost). 

Once your course is over, we’ll help you find your new home close to your teaching placement. And if you choose to extend your trip over to Cambodia, we’ll help you find a home there, too. 

Trip itinerary

Arrival

Once you arrive at Bangkok International Airport, a driver will be waiting to take you straight to your included accommodation in Hua Hin – about a 3-hour drive south of Bangkok.  Spend your first day settling in, getting to know your fellow future-teachers, or exploring the neighbourhood.

Week 1

Your first week is all about orientation. You’ll learn about life in Thailand, get your local life essentials like a SIM card and bank account, and get the lay of the land through the eyes of a local. These orientation activities may include:  Thai cooking lesson  Thai market tour   Muay Thai class Temple trip Visit a rescue dog shelter Beach dinner with the rest of the teachers

Week 2-4

You’ll spend the next 3 weeks doing your internationally recognised TESOL qualification. You’ll be in the classroom 5-6 days a week, leaving some of the weekend open for you to discover the hidden gems of Thailand.

Week 5+

Once you’ve passed your TESOL course, you’ll have the opportunity to interview and be matched with a 2-month teaching contract in Thailand. You’ll be able to put your new skills and qualifications into practice in your very own classroom.

Week 12+

The teaching in Thailand portion of your trip is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to go home! If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug and aren’t ready to go home (highly likely) you’ve got options.  You could land a year-long teaching contract in Cambodia to keep your adventure going (while earning money).  Let us know in advance so we can start looking for job matches for you in Cambodia.

Ongoing

Most people are offered a local teaching contract before they’ve even finished their TESOL course. If this doesn’t happen to you (unlikely) our local partner won’t stop until you’ve got one. Over 95% of our travellers have a teaching job within 2 weeks of graduating their TESOL. Each teaching position is different – so how your life will look is different for everyone.  You’ll most likely get weekends and all school holidays off. This is the perfect opportunity to use that salary you’ve been saving up to explore the island paradise of your new home.  You can party at Thailand’s infamous Full Moon Parties, explore luscious jungles and tropical beaches, or hop on a quick flight to your choice of incredible destinations on your doorstep.  We’ll be in touch with you throughout your stay. If you ever need advice or support our team is available to answer your questions.  Don’t go alone. Go with Global. 

Why choose us

Our Teach English trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Thailand our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your twin-share volunteer accommodation in Hua Hin – your home for the next 4 weeks. 

Hua Hin is where you’ll be taking your TESOL course. It’s also where you’ll enjoy a wide range of local activities and excursions included in your trip along with your new teacher friends. 

These activities include a Muay Thai class to impress your friends back home, visit to a local street dog rescue clinic in case you want to adopt your new best friend, visit to a nearby Thai market and traditional Thai cooking class for when you’re courting that special someone, and a beach BBQ where you’ll meet your fellow teachers. 

More often than not, people are offered a paid teaching position before they even finish their course. In the rare cases this doesn’t happen – as long as you graduated from your TESOL –  our local partners won’t stop until you have a paid teaching position confirmed. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about teaching in Thailand, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Thailand. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate teaching experience in Thailand, complete with everything you need and 24/7 support.

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Why Teach

The main purpose of this trip is to get your TESOL qualification so you can teach English virtually anywhere in the world – even if you don’t have a degree. 

You’ll do your course and a 2-month teaching gig in Thailand. When you’re done, you have the option of heading over to Cambodia on a year-long teaching contract. 

As tourism grows and globalisation makes the world smaller, English continues to be the ‘global language’ for mutual communication. 

Which means that people who live in non-English speaking countries could open up a world of opportunities for themselves and their communities by learning to speak English. 

So on this trip, you get a globally recognised qualification that could help you land a job in countries all over the world. But you also get to teach the children of the community a language skill that’ll empower them to improve their lives and the lives of their communities. 

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

What if I don't have any teaching experience?

No experience? No problem! Most Teach trips include a comprehensive in-country TESOL/TEFL course and certification. Led by experienced instructors, these courses equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in the field. All in-country courses include in-person teaching practice with real students so you can gain practical experience as well as cultural immersion, to ensure success when you're out in the field.

Am I guaranteed a job after completing the TESOL/TEFL course?

One of the huge advantages of choosing Global Work & Travel for your Teach adventure is our commitment to helping you secure your first paid teaching placement. Our in-country partners have a stellar reputation for training highly competent and confident English Teachers. With their extensive network of schools and language institutes, they work diligently to set you up with a paid placement. Once you complete your TESOL/TEFL course, or sometimes even before finishing it, our in-country team will set up interviews, prepare you for success, and guide you towards securing your desired teaching position. Then it's off to enrich the lives of students with your English wisdom!

Will I be provided with accommodation during my Teach trip?

Most Teach trips include initial accommodation, and our in-country partner will provide resources to help you find a clean, comfortable, and affordable place to stay during your teaching placement. It's common for our teachers to develop great friendships and opt to live and work together. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the modern, nice, and affordable accommodation options available to you. Rest assured, we'll ensure you have a comfortable home away from home during your Teach trip!

Will I earn enough to get by when teaching?

Absolutely! While the earning potential may vary depending on the teaching destination, all our teachers on the field earn more than enough to cover their living expenses and save some funds for exciting side trips or future travels. Many teachers even take advantage of additional tutoring opportunities to further boost their income. You can rest assured that your teaching placement will provide you with sufficient financial resources to support yourself and enjoy the incredible experiences that await during your time abroad.

Can I teach in other countries afterwards?

Absolutely! Once you've successfully completed your TESOL/TEFL course and initial placement in the country you booked, you'll have developed the skills and experience necessary to excel in English teaching. Many of our teachers take advantage of this and choose to explore other fascinating destinations while leveraging their English teaching skills as a means to work and travel the world. It's an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons, immerse yourself in different cultures, and continue making a positive impact through teaching. The possibilities are endless when it comes to teaching in multiple destinations - the world is literally your oyster!

What if I already have a TESOL/TEFL?

While we acknowledge your existing TESOL/TEFL, we require all our teachers to complete our comprehensive TESOL/TEFL Course & Certification included in the trip package. This ensures that you are equipped with the necessary skillset, practical experience, and premium accreditation for success in the field. Even teachers with prior TESOL/TEFL certifications, including those with extensive professional teaching experience, have found immense value in our course. Our courses provide local language and cultural training, lesson planning, in-class observation and evaluation, and more. It serves as a refresher, helps you acclimatise to the local environment, make lifelong friends, and ensures you are fully confident when applying your teaching skills.

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/5 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24 hours, Mon-Fri.

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