ASIAN Economic Community.

It's a uniting of 10 ASIAN countries. These are Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Brunei. It brings a new era of economic cooperation for all 10 countries. Freedom to travel and work anywhere in these countries. No tight restriction as laid down before.  

Why will the demand for qualified English teachers become even higher? 
With the 10 Asian countries coming together as a community, the demand for English teachers increases. English is the chosen language for business and communication with these Asian countries. The language will be added to every teaching curriculum. Thus an accredited TEFL certificate will certainly give you an edge! Far less schools will request a bachelor's degree for their English teaching vacancies in Asia. Of course if you have a bachelor's degree, you can generally negotiate a better wage.  

Teaching English in Asia.

Asia is accessible and the contrasting difference between the countries, means that there's something out there for everyone. Teaching English can be a means for travel. Take a gap year from university or 'real life,' or a lifelong career. Asia is a premier destination for English teachers. Reasons such as ease of travel between countries, salaries and sometimes free housing! There's also an abundance of teaching jobs in Asia.

Do your research carefully, because things are always changing. Many schools in Thailand request a bachelor's degree or a minimum TEFL certificate. All the Asian countries accept the TEFL or TESOL certificate in its own merit! Of course some experience in teaching English goes along way. Be prepared to write a covering letter as well as sending your CV-Resume, when applying for a teaching position. Do some research through the internet on the school itself and location. Currently Vietnam and China has hundreds of vacancies for English teachers that do not require a degree. Generally the more experienced you become as an English teacher, the higher the wage.

To prioritize your search, decide which is more important to you. Taught English before, you'll usually be eligible for a bigger paycheck. Some employers raise your pay when you sign on for a second contract. Think about the cost of living and quality of life! Weigh it up, against how rewarding the teaching English position will be for you.

Every English teacher will walk away with a different story to tell. It's impossible to predict which location will appeal to which teacher. Based on quality of life, ease of finding employment and culture.

How good are Thai people at English?

The average English skill level of Thai people measured by TOEFL IBT is 75 points from 120 points. Compairing other ASEAN countries, Thailand is only ahead of Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and Vietnam. Thailand lags far behind major ASEAN countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. This indicates that Thais need to learn English to compete with other countries. If not, they will find it harder to find work when the AEC takes effect.

Workers with better language skills, helps improve the Thai economy and makes the country more competitive. It attracts more foreign investment to benefit Thailand.

TEFL Koh Phangan - Teaching English Thailand

TEFL Koh Phangan. Teaching English at a local hospital.

TESOL Koh Phangan in Thailand.


Help people Learn English and Employment Advice.

Have you graduated college with a degree? Are you at a loss at what to do with yourself for a while?  Why not go overseas and teach the English language. There are many different pros and cons to consider when it comes to traveling overseas. Many employers in Thailand and Asia may ask to see a BA Degree and a TEFL. 

Do you have a passion for teaching children or adults how to learn English. It certainly provides them with more opportunities in their lives. Being multilingual really helps. No matter what type of jobs they want in the future. 

Do You Want to Travel? To have this type of job, you're going to need to be willing to travel overseas. You will likely land in an Asian country, though sometimes the're other options. It sometimes takes a toll on people who're not good without their families and friends. However, the're great people that go and do the same type of job. This means you have someone to go exploring and socialize with!

The thirst to travel will make things easier to leave. It does not have to be forever. They're many people that fall in love with the countries they teach in and their jobs. They decide that they want to continue to teach the English language to children and live worry free. So many cool things to do and see while you have some downtime.

Do You Like to Meet New People? Meeting new people is the best part when teaching a new language. You get to build relationships with new people pretty much everywhere. You also bond with other teachers, go to get dinner, and hang out. Simply just have time with new friends that are in the same boat as you. It's sometimes scary to move far away from everything. However, teaching really is a thrilling experience for most people who go to Thailand and Asia.


TEFL Thailand course information.

Thailand English Teacher Training. 

TEFL Koh Phangan Thailand.

TEFL Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Teach English in Thailand. TEFL Koh Phangan.

TEFL Thailand Koh Phangan.

Daniel's 1st of 15 teacher training lessons. TEFL Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Lane teaching at the Lime n Soda resort. TEFL Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Teaching at the local primary school. TEFL Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Teaching on the TEFL course at the primary school. TEFL Koh Phangan Thailand.

English Teacher Training. Lesson Planning is a big part of the Koh Phangan TEFL course in Thailand.

TEFL Course Thailand. Koh Phangan TEFL. 


Worldwide network of TESOL schools in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Peru, and USA. 
TEFL Koh Phangan course combined on line - onsite. Teacher training EFL for paid teaching English jobs abroad. 14 years' experience with full TESOL TEFL accreditation.

Many language teachers take jobs in public schools. Jobs available in the private sector as well.

EFL teaching methodology for children differs!

EFL learning method for adults quite often include long sessions without movement. The worksheets are appropriate for adults. Children however, learn differently, as their brains are more delicate than those of adults. Therefore, another method with different materials should be applied to children. Worksheets which better match their characteristics. Shorter lessons, engaging, fun, active and interesting. It's important to tell the parents about the TEFL method. Their roles could influence children both negatively and positively. It depends on how they support the kids with lesson plans that they take home to practice.

Koh Phangan Thailand.

Teaching in Thailand.

I finished my TEFL qualification and had become very good friends with the only other person on the course, Amy. I actually had a job guarantee in China with Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan. However, I reigned in on the contract to try to carve out a living in Chiang Mai. I fell in love with the place. Amy and I decided to try to get a job together in a decent school. Find an apartment and live the dream.

First up, sorting out accommodation. We managed to find a serviced apartment in the north of the city for 5000 Baht per month. I guess this was the first indication of where a life in Thailand shines brighter than most other countries in the world. Within a month we were good friends with the owners and cleaners. To the extent that they wouldn’t let us leave the building on an empty stomach. Insisting we eat before we go out teaching or partying.

They would insist on ironing our shirts and offer to take us on all manner of cultural adventures. Such as the Visakha Bucha Festival where we trek to Doi Suthep in the middle of the night or Loy Krathong. An amazing festival where we let off fireworks and vessels down the Ping River. Never would there be an event on, without an invite from the very helpful staff there. Thai accommodation owners are very special in a kind way.

Anyway, with our $130 a month rental sorted, we needed to find a job pretty quickly. Bearing in mind neither Amy or I had any significant disposable income.

Within three days, we found a job at an international school and employees of AUA Chiang Mai. It's one of the most famous language institutions in the country with branches in every major city.

The facilities, by Thai standards, were great.

Class sizes ranging from 5-20.


Student ages ranging from 15-30, average around 18.

A structured syllabus with text books and workbooks (again not a given at all).

THE REAL HIGHLIGHT: Working hours of 5.00 pm – 8.15 pm every day. (3 hours a day, now that’s how the world of work should be, enough of these 12 hour days in the corporate cage).

The other teachers there were all relatively young so it gave us an automatic social group. 

The pay was around 27,000 Baht a month. Personally I found that more than enough to live a good life.

Thai students are literally a pleasure to teach, it’s smiles, good behavior and respect. The thing I noticed the most about Thai people, in comparison with the UK, it's the lack of ego. The western ego! The bane of society. Having to get that bigger car to outdo your neighbor, not having fun because you're too worried about looking cool. Keeping yourself restrained, so as to not risk humiliation.

In the Thai classroom I found quite the opposite and teaching there was awesome because of this. Also the students actually seem grateful for you teaching them. A notion that's foreign to anyone who has taught in a British comprehensive school I’m sure!

Resume Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make.

1. Make sure that your contact information is accurate.
You may have an outstanding resume and impressive qualifications. However, the employers have no way of reaching you if you put in the wrong information. Include your phone number, email address and Skype ID. If you still don’t have Skype make sure to download and register right away. If your name is gender neutral, it would be better if you include Mr or Ms. This avoids confusion from the employers.

2. Include your time zone.
Include the city you're currently in and its time zone. Your potential employers are often on the other side of the world. They can easily arrange a reasonable time to setup an interview for you. You should also include your nationality and place of birth.

3. Prioritize your resume content.
Put important information first, so that you're most important and relevant experience goes on top. Sometimes your previous TEFL experience may be more relevant to the job you are applying for. You want to make sure that the employer sees that first. If you have key accomplishments, they should also be at the top of your job position. If you are applying for teaching kids, be sure to include any type of work or activities you’ve done with kids. Be sure to include the exact start and finish dates for each position.

4. Relevant skills.
Think about how your previous experiences. List them as skills to let them know that you fit this position. Give concrete examples and descriptions. This shows that you researched the company and the job. Emphasize your strengths! Show the employers that you're compatible with their school. There’s no need to include irrelevant information, that wastes space on your resume.

5. Cultural diversity and foreign languages.
Since you're applying for a position in a foreign country. Your knowledge of at least one foreign language will be definitely worth including. Your knowledge of another language indicates that you are aware of the process of acquiring a foreign language. You can empathize with your future students inside the classroom. If you have worked before with different cultures, it's another plus on your resume.

6. Write a customized cover letter.
Using a standard resume and sending it to all available positions is a common mistake that people make. Sure, it's very convenient and saves time. However, it also indicates that you didn’t do enough research about the job. Your cover letter is a great opportunity for you to sell yourself and show that it's relevant to the job. It’s also a great way to inject your personality into the application process early on. If the school's in Tianjin, China, explain why you’d like to work in that city in particular. If the school has interactive whiteboards, articulate why you think they're useful tools for education.

7. Proofread twice and PDF.
There plenty of examples of bad resumes, that go straight in the bin. Proofread your resume not just once but twice. Ask a friend to read it over too. Make sure you check your spelling, grammar and use the appropriate fonts, spacing and text sizes. Once you're certain that it’s typo-free, save it to PDF format so. It keeps your resume design intact. They're many versions of Microsoft office, that alter the layout.

8. Setup privacy on social networks.
With social media, employers look beyond the documents you provide when short-listing candidates. It's becoming common for employers to check candidates’ social networks. It’s best that you set your privacy settings higher. Keep those drunken photos private and hide your complaints about your previous employer.

9. Self-introduction video or a teaching demo.
Here’s your chance to impress the school you're applying for. This will also give the employer an idea about your English ability, teaching style and classroom presence. It's great for non-native English speaking candidates. Native speakers can also find it useful, especially with no teaching experience. Make sure you make a proper script and rehearse before recording your video introduction. This will look more professional and can attract more employers. Even after you land that job, you can still use the same video introduction.Use it to get private tutors for some extra income. Include a short video clip of you inside the classroom teaching. It's a great way to stand out from the crowd.

Koh Phangan TESOL Thailand.

TOIEC Test Example Questions.

How many people are coming to the conference?

A) There were 70 people there.
B) I don't think she is coming.
C) At least 150 people.

Do you think the boss will take us out for lunch today?

A) I had a hamburger and fries.
B) He's probably too busy today.
C) I didn't take the bus.

Did you email the report to the client?

A) I'll type it after lunch.
B) No, I sent it by fax.
C) I collected some important facts.

Did you have to wait very long?

A) No more than an hour.
B) I hate long line-ups.
C) I've gained twenty pounds.
Excuse me sir, how much have you had to drink?
A)    Not since this morning.
B)    Two bottles.
C)    I had it with pizza at 3 o’clock.
Have you got insurance?
A)    Yes, I bought it before I came here.
B)    No, I don’t think of I’ve heard of it.
C)    Three of them in total, I think.

TEFL Koh Phangan Thailand.


2018 Article on teaching English in Thailand.
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