Ready to have the experience of living and working in Asia? International Language Programs (that's us) can get you set up to apply with your Thai employer to teach English professionally at a school in central Thailand.
To apply, you must have a four year degree in any emphasis (teaching degree not required), be a native English speaker, and a citizen or resident of North America. The employer also prefers, but does not require, previous volunteer experience with ILP.
Applicants should demonstrate good social skills, willingness to work with a foreign employer, and the desire to serve children.
One year contracts from May-May each year. Possible availability of a six month duration with an option to extend.
Your employer covers the costs of your housing and meals, along with your salary.
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 in the classroom while the other 10 hours are devoted to preparation time (training workshops, lesson planning, staff meetings, etc).
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, loving adult. Since teachers speak only in English while teaching, you do not need to be able to speak Thai.
English will help the children in Thailand receive numerous educational and professional opportunities as they grow. A Thai English speaker is often hired at three times the salary of other applicants with otherwise equal credentials. But more importantly, each child will build a loving relationship with an American teacher. The good which could come from this interaction is immeasurable.
One of the great things about the ILP program is that you will live with and teach at a school with other American teachers. Participants 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.
The best way to experience a foreign culture is to contribute to it rather than by simply observing and touring it. There are however opportunities for teachers to travel on weekends, holidays, and designated school vacation days. Teachers are responsible for all of their own vacation arrangements and costs.
Teachers live in Phichit and Phitsanulok in central Thailand.
Get started by submitting your online application here.
Once that is received, your ILP Representative will contact you to chat about what's next. We can accept applications no earlier than 1 year in advance, and highly recommend starting the application about 6 months prior to the semester you wish to go in order to get a better chance at an opening.
Or if you have questions about the position first, let's chat. Just drop your contact information below and an ILP Representative will get in touch as soon as possible.