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Teach English Camps in Thailand

4.9(56 reviews)
Experience
Teach
Destination
Thailand
Duration
4 to 8 weeks
Ages
18 to 72
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….

Teaching English in Thailand is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and explore the world. But it’s not for everyone. On our Teach English Camp in Thailand – you get a short-term (4-8 weeks) taste of the English teacher's life. 

On this life-changing trip, not only do you get everything you need to get a taste of the English teacher life, you also get: 

  • Teach Camp Placement. We’ll secure your teaching camp placement – travelling around Thailand and teaching at various camps for 2-4 days at a time – before you leave home. 
  • Teaching Course. This online, 2-week long training course will teach you everything you need to know about being a teacher in Thailand.
  • Local Activities & Experiences. Get the lay of the land and experience the highlights of your new home with a range of cultural activities and experiences during your first few weeks in Thailand. These may include a cooking class, a Muay Thai class, and a visit to a local rescue dog shelter.
  • Accommodation Included. Spend your first night at a hotel in Bangkok before settling into your volunteer accommodation in Hua Hin. 

Thailand is a popular place for travellers. So you’re going to need some time and freedom to explore all these islands. And what better way than to travel around the country while teaching at English camps along the way?

You’ll meet loads of other people on a similar adventure to yours – even if you’re travelling solo. Travellers who’re also revelling in the freedom that comes with exploring Thailand. 

The laid back way of life in Thailand is stuff of legend. As an English teacher, you’ll get all this and much more – without sacrificing the creature comforts of home. 

But this isn’t only an adventure full of fun. It’s also an opportunity for you to get an idea of what your life could look like as an English teacher in Thailand. 

This is the perfect way to test if teaching English overseas is the right move for you. 

When you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you find accommodation, visa assistance, a range of exciting cultural activities, and so much more.

Inclusions

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Teach camp teaching course
Teach camp placement
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Orientation accommodation
Arrival airport transfer
Welcome orientation
Local cultural experiences
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
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Global AcademyNEW
Marketplace dealsNEW
$250 off your next trip

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

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

  • Be between 18-72 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 trips are designed to get you set up 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 on your side from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a Dedicated Trip Coordinator to guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. Our team is well travelled so you can learn from our experience. 

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. 

Before you leave home, you’ll have to complete our 2-week, online, self-paced English camp preparation course. You’ll learn how to develop a curriculum and lessons for an English camp. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into before you even leave home. 

Once you land in Thailand our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. After a night in Bangkok (or, for smaller intakes, straight from the Bangkok airport)  you’ll be transported to your hotel accommodation in Hua Hin – your home base for the next 4-8 weeks. 

Your first week is jam-packed with your in-country orientation activities. You’ll learn all about Thai culture, religion, politics, and a few language lessons from experienced instructors. 

There is also a huge range of cultural activities planned, including 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. 

From then on you’ll travel around Thailand, teaching English at various camps around the country. Each camp is 2-4 days long, so you’ll have plenty of time in between to relax, explore, or party. You’ll also receive a monthly stipend ($50 – $150 USD a month) to cover your cost of living while you’re there. Previous examples of camps include ones set up for underprivileged, rural public schools that can’t afford to hire an English teacher ful-time, or a short English camp to assist the national park rangers to improve their language interaction with tourists.

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. 

We’re with you every step of the way.

Requirements 

To qualify for this trip, you must be between 18-72 years old. You’ll also need a laptop to help with your teaching duties.

What extra costs will I have? 

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

Accommodation

Your first night will be in a hotel in Bangkok (with breakfast included). 

You’ll then be taken to Hua Hin – your home base for the duration of your trip – where you’ll stay in a hotel. 

While you’re teaching at various camps across the country you’ll stay in a range of clean and comfortable guesthouses and hostels alongside the other participants and your trip leader. When you’re not at the schools, you’ll be out exploring your incredible surroundings, so the accommodation is mostly there for a place to rest every night!

Trip itinerary

Before you leave

Complete the 2-week, online, self-paced English Camp preparation course. You’ll learn how to develop lessons and a curriculum for English Camps so you know exactly what you’re getting into before you leave home.

Arrival

When you arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, your private transfer (included with your trip) will take you to your accommodation in Bangkok for your first night or straight to Hua Hin. This is where you’ll get your first in-country orientation and be introduced to the other teachers.

Week 1

Your first week in Hua Hin is all about orientation. You’ll learn all you need to know about Thai culture, religion, politics, and even an introduction to the language.  You’ll also have the chance to participate in a range of cultural activities we have planned, including:  Muay Thai class Volunteering at Rescue Paws – a street dog rescue & rehabilitation project Tour of a local Buddhist temple Visit a Thai market and learn how to use your ingredients in a traditional Thai cooking class Your orientation will end with a beach barbecue with all your fellow teachers.    

Week 2+

You’ll be travelling around Thailand to teach at Teach English Camps around Thailand. Each camp lasts 2-4 days. Some camps are back-to-back, but the most days you’ll be teaching in a row is 6.  Between camps you can return to Hua Hin to relax. Or you can use this time to explore the many delights of Thailand. Most meals are included, but you’ll also be given some pocket money to cover meals that aren’t arranged for you.

Ongoing

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. 

Your placement at an English camp is confirmed before you leave. So you know exactly what you’re getting into before you leave home. 

Once you land in Thailand our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your initial accommodation in Bangkok. 

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 help you get a small taste of the TESOL lifestyle while teaching children across the country how to speak English. 

English camps happen across Thailand and are a fun and interactive way for the children to learn English. Kinda like Summer Camp in the UK or USA, but with the main focus on learning English.  

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 – especially in countries popular for tourism like Thailand.  

This is the perfect trip for someone who’s interested in becoming an English teacher overseas, but they’re not sure if it's right for them. 

Alternatively – teaching English as a foreign language is one of those travel ‘hacks’ that’ll allow you to travel indefinitely.

Reviews

Jenny A
Global work and travel co. are absolutely amazing, made things super simple and encouraged me to make it a reality.
Lucy T
So far my experience has been good and I'm excited and Cameron was very helpful and informative about the trip and what is included. I am looking forward to visiting a new country and culture I haven't been before... Cannot wait.
Janee R
Tai had seriously helped me through my disconnection. Made very thing easy, and smooth. Made sure I had my next opportunity. Most amazing customer service I’m so excited and pleased with everything and effort they have put in for my experience. Thank so much and so excited for what awaits.
Tracy N
Kate is the most accommodating, understanding, and helpful travel coordinator!
Micaela
Everyone with how I speek in the phone has really pacient, understanble and friendly I really happy with the service.

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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.

How it works

1. Choose a trip style

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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