Teaching in Thailand
Teaching in Thailand gives you the chance to experience teaching in a new environment. It is a mixture of a learning and cultural experience for both the teacher and their students.
Teachers will often have the opportunity to work with learners of all ages and develop a sense of what age groups and levels they are comfortable teaching. New teachers are often unsure of what age groups they prefer to work with and appreciate the opportunity to try a variety of classes.
A teacher within a regular Thai school can be expected to teach between 18 and 24 periods per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30 am to 4.30 pm. Teachers are expected to be able to deliver creative and engaging lessons. Successful teachers bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm into the classroom. Whilst they take their teaching seriously, it is also very important that teachers can develop professionally and enjoy their time in the in the classroom.
Thai children start school at a young age, so most students are very familiar with the routine of school and know exactly what is expected of them. Respect for elders is a mainstay of Thai culture, so you likely won't spend much time on discipline: instead, you can get down to the fun stuff, interesting activities, motivating lessons, and positive learning.