Ready to have the experience of living and working in another part of the world?
International Language Programs (that's us) can get you set up to apply with your Thai employer to teach English professionally at schools in Central Thailand. You'll be set up with a salary, a teaching schedule, vacation time, and more — read up on the requirements necessary for our teachers, plus a few other details.
We are currently accepting applications! Find the application at the bottom of the page.
To apply, you must have a four year degree in any emphasis (a teaching degree not required), be a native English speaker, and a citizen or resident of North America. The employer also prefers previous volunteer experience with ILP but it's not required.
Applicants should demonstrate good social skills, willingness to work with a foreign employer, and the desire to serve children.
Thai language skills are not required. In ILP classes, children learn English similarly to how they acquired their native language, through experience and interaction with a fluent speaker. Since teachers speak only in English while teaching, you do not need to be able to speak Thai.
Contracts are a year (12 months) from May-May.
There is a possible 6-month contract, with an option to extend.
Your employer covers the costs of your housing and meals, along with your salary. Your salary is paid to you in local currency. Your Thai employer also provides a flight cost reimbursement (roundtrip to Thailand) up to $1,500.
Teachers use a teaching methodology for teaching English developed by the late Dr. Trevor McKee, Ph.D., professor of Human Development and Psycholinguistics at Brigham Young University. Prior to departure, you will complete a qualifying training session with ILP on teaching using this methodology. Applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds have become very effective teachers in a short time, even without prior experience.
Teachers will work 40 hours per week. An average of 30 hours is spent teaching in the classroom while the other 10 hours are devoted to preparation time (training workshops, lesson planning, staff meetings, etc).
English will help the children in Thailand receive numerous educational and professional opportunities now, and in their future. More importantly, each child will build a loving relationship with an American teacher. The impact you can make is a powerful one.
Teachers live in Central Thailand (in two locations — Phichit and Phitsanulok). Through the ILP Professional Teaching Program, you'll be living and teaching at a local school, but with other American teachers (in addition to local staff).
This program is focused on immersion, providing ways for you to not only experience a foreign culture, but to contribute to it. In addition to your teaching opportunities, teachers will have the chance to travel on weekend, holiday breaks, and designated school vacation days. Teachers are responsible for all of their vacation arrangements and costs and have been able to travel all over Thailand and other countries in the area.
Participants in this program typically come from schools like Brigham Young University, BYU-I, University of Utah, Utah State, Weber State, Arizona State University, and many others throughout Utah and the United States and Canada.
As you know, the virus has made an impact on countries all across the globe and Thailand has not been immune. We have worked with both shorter-term teachers (on our volunteer side of the program) and longer-term, professional teachers in Thailand throughout the pandemic. Expect that travel looks a bit differently right now, just as daily life does.
Things change quite frequently and typically without much warning so it's best to talk with us (especially if you have specific questions), but here's a glimpse at what life is like in Thailand. Currently, classes are held online and we anticipate that in-person classes may resume soon. Traveling is a little more restricted as well, with the country split into zones that help give insight into areas where the virus is more rampant and off-limits to travelers. It is also currently required to wear a mask in public.
Follow us on Instagram to see what teachers are up to and see what vacations can look like while you're living in Thailand! We're consistently posting to answer questions, showing off the cities and vacations you can experience as a teacher in Thailand, and more. Follow us at @ilpadventurepro.
We are currently accepting applications! Get started by submitting your online application here (or clicking the button below). Applications are accepted no earlier than 1 year in advance. We highly recommend starting the application about 6 months prior to the semester you wish to go, to help increase your chances at an available opening. We're so excited for your international adventure!