Trip Details


  • 3 Weeks Face to face TEFL training in a Thai paradise location
  • Guaranteed Paid teaching placement in Thailand
  • Accommodation during the 3 week training
  • Qualifies you to teach English world wide
  • Train with like minded peers and make new friends
  • Good salaries and low living costs


On this program you won’t be placed in the middle of nowhere – unless you want to be. Native English teachers populate every province but in many cases our TEFL teachers are placed near each another. Teaching jobs are for a minimum of 4-5 months which is one academic term but you can renew your teaching contract and many teachers have stayed for years teaching English in Thailand.
Teaching jobs can be at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, both private and government schools. That means you could teach students from the age range of between 3 to 18 years old. If you have a preference to the age range, we try our best to suit you and if you do not want a placement offered to you, as long as you have a good reason, you can request to be placed in another area.
Also, if you have a friend, we guarantee that we will place you together, up to a maximum of 3 friends, but you must apply together by putting each others name on the application form.Due to the large number we place, we cannot fulfill specific location preferences (for example, we cannot place you near a beach or island, which is a popular request!) but if you want to be in Bangkok we can normally fulfill this request.

Most people are placed in kindergarten, primary or secondary schools and at both government and private schools. You could be teaching small classes of 6 students or large classes of 50 students. Your working week will always be Monday to Friday with weekends off.

The school day can be long on weekdays. Most schools require you to be there at 7:30am to greet the students and have morning assembly. Schools normally finish at 4:00pm – 4:30pm. Although the school day may be long, the amount of teaching hours is normally a maximum of 24 teaching hours per week. This means you have a lot of free time to plan your lessons during the day.
We work with some colleges and language centres from time to time. Those who get placed here have a varied schedule and can be seen teaching five days per week, with two days off, but its a mixture of weekend work and work during the week. The students in these places range in ages, and are mostly older. Only one or two trainees get assigned to these placements, if any at all, and it’s not too common for these positions to arise for our program.

Trip Itinerary

Starting with 3 weeks TEFL training in a paradise location, followed by a guaranteed paid teaching job which could be anywhere in Thailand. This is our most popular program and there are good reasons for it – Thailand is a popular country because of the low cost of living, good salaries for teachers, great tasting food, friendly people, stunning beaches and hot weather.
This program starts with training you how to teach English as a foreign language on a paradise island or very near one. Paradise locations we have used in the past have been Koh Chang, Krabi, Koh Samui, Phuket and Koh Phangan. Please note that although teacher training is in the paradise location, your teaching placement will not always be.
Once one paradise training location books up to the maximum of 24 trainees, we open another paradise training location and start again at interviewing over Skype for the right people for that location. We always start with booking up Koh Chang, and there is no set order of which location opens up next.
We run this program twice each year, with start dates in April and October, which is just before the start of the school terms. We do it this way to make sure everyone has a job for the start of the school term – and we have never failed in our job guarantee and placement service.
We have strong links with schools and organisations in Thailand and are able to offer everyone who comes on the program a guaranteed paid teaching job. To be eligible for this program, you need to hold a bachelors degree in any subject (not teaching, ANY subject) and be native English speaking, or from a native English speaking country.

We still are able to offer everyone a guaranteed teaching job, paying at least 30,000 THB per month, which is the market average and more than enough money to enjoy yourself in Thailand.

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 67 million
Capital: Bangkok
Language: Thai
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)

From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.

Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.

Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas.  By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own.  We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.

With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.  Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.

You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • Accommodation during 3 week introduction
  • Paid Teaching position
  • TEFL Certificate

What's not included

  • Accommodation after introduction
  • Departures/ drop offs
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa