Guaranteed PlacementPro TEFL is proudly one of the few TEFL companies in Thailand that "really" places their graduates directly after graduation. Placement is not always easy, especially when factors like nationality, educational status, ethnicity and age play a role. But we have successfully found and facilitated teaching positions for all our graduates, even though we only guarantee positions for degreed TEFL students. It gives us great satisfaction to see our graduates employed, putting their skills to use and start earning an income as a foreign language teacher. We have placed every single Pro TEFL graduate in a teaching job since inception, regardless of Nationality, Educational back ground, or Age.- J. Patrick McNaughton, Entrust Program Director While few things in life are guaranteed, and we do not promise jobs for non-degreed TEFL graduates, our track record speaks for itself. We do everything in our power to ensure that our students are placed in positions as soon after earning their TEFL certification as possible, in order to maintain our 100% record. It gives us great satisfaction to see our graduates putting their skills to use and earning an income as a foreign language teacher. However, it speeds up the process if you do your bit in taking responsibility for your future too. In addition to taking one of our TEFL courses. You are encouraged to: Approach placement agencies Check out specialised teaching job boards like ajarn.com Post your CV online as soon as you arrive in Thailand Be prepared to travel for interviews There is no shortage of TEFL jobs in Thailand, and with our help you are bound to succeed in finding a suitable placement and start earning a salary teaching English. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of Thailand is fairly low – an average of 45.69 as compared to the USA, which has an average CPI of 77.48. In terms of value for money, the low CPI shows that overall Thailand is a good destination for either a low cost international holiday or a teaching destination. Generally, expats like settling in Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Pattaya. Of these three, Chiang Mai has the lowest CPI with a rating of only 42.64. In tourist destinations like Phuket and Koh Samui, expect to pay at least as much as you would in Bangkok (CPI of 51.09). While rural areas are, well, rural, don’t discredit these areas. Living costs are much cheaper and often there are additional perks like the use of a motorbike, substituted accommodation and, on occasion, free lunches from the school. Many teachers supplement their income with additional English tutoring during their free time and run English camps during the holidays. Teaching salaries Thailand It is easy to enjoy a comfortable standard of living in Thailand on a teacher’s salary. The CPI (Consumer Price Index) in Thailand is low, especially in Chiang Mai, which basically means that it is a cheap place to live. For example, Thailand’s CPI is 45.69 compared to the USA’s 77.48, which implies that things cost just over half of what they do in the US. Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui are the most expensive places to live in Thailand, but still economical by Western standards, and the rural areas are the cheapest destination of all. Although you will have to sacrifice some of the ‘mod-cons’ while working in one of these off-the-beaten track towns, there are sometimes other cost-saving benefits such as the use of a motorbike, accommodation subsidies and even free lunches at school. Once you start teaching it is easy to save up for further travel and still live comfortably, and the short working hours and school holidays provide extra opportunities to explore and enjoy your host country. Bear in mind that these holidays are unpaid, so budget wisely, but they do allow you to teach extra classes or run English holiday camps to supplement your income. If you aren’t ready to commit to a full time position, there are freelance education jobs available for native English speakers in Thailand too. Your teacher salary and typical expenses Monthly income: 30,000THB Fixed costsTaxation: 7% of your salary Rent: 2,500THB – 8,000THB Water: 200THB Electricity: 1.8THB – 8THB per unitLiving expensesWeekday meals: 200THB per day Weekend meals and drinks: 500THB per dayHide Entertainment costs & totals In summary, then, on an estimated starting salary of 25,000THB (non-dergee holder) – 35,000THB (degree holder) : Rent and utilities: 8,000THB Per Month (max) Food and weekend drinks: 8,000THB Per Month Misc. entertainment: 2,000THB Per Month (Miscellaneous entertainment is up to you, but shouldn’t require more than 2,000THB a month.) Total Living Expenditure Per Month:11,200THB – 18,000THB Total Savings Per Month: 13,800THB (non-degree holder) – 23,800THB (degree holder) This is living like a Rock Star as the average income in Thailand for Thai people is Approximately 8,500 Thai baht per month!!