Aged 20-55, fun loving and professional teachers required.
Are you a native English speaker – holding a passport from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, or South Africa?
Do you have a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field?
Sunny days are waiting for you to come and teach in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand.
Or gain experience as an English Teacher Online – helping students become fluent in English.
The NST Community
We have a friendly community of native English speaking teachers (NEST) who regularly socialize in the many restaurants and bars that fill the narrow streets of Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST). A delicious mix of Chinese and Indian flavours waft through the air – breaking up the strong spicy “chili” aroma, steaming from more familiar Thai dishes.
Beautiful old temples, white sandy beaches and spectacular waterfalls are just some of the reasons why people keep coming back to work in this little known ancient city of Ligor.
Small, friendly and within easy reach of beaches and islands, I am totally amazed that Nakhon Sri Thammarat is still relatively unknown to the NEST community. The pull of Bangkok and Phuket has left our little group in a time-warp.
This is real Thailand – traditional, conservative but very fun loving and friendly.
School Network in NST
Department heads, at many different schools, work closely together and recruit new teachers for the various position that become available in April or October each year.
Semester 1 starts in the first week of May but many schools ask new teachers to work in April – to help with fun Songkran summer camps. It’s a great opportunity to learn the ropes and meet the incoming students, before the school year proper begins.
Each school is slightly different – but most positions ask you to teach 20 hours a week with another 15-20 hours allocated to lesson planning, marking and evaluation reports. The semesters run from May to September and November to March – we have plenty of time to do all our work. Occasionally, you may be asked to judge a competition and work on the weekend but that is extremely rare.
Did I mention that foreign teachers in Thailand can get up to 12 weeks paid vacation?
The staff rooms are usually abuzz with discussions about where teachers have been and what they’ve seen – or where they’re planning to visit next. There is always a holiday on the horizon and Thailand is a major airport hub for ASEAN – so cheap flights can usually be found online.
Teachers can afford to eat out most nights, so there’s always chatter about our favourite restaurants, cooking tips, global sports and news, or the correct use of English language. Book swapping is a regular activity due to the long hours spent reading under shaded palm trees on in local cafes.
We live a cosmopolitan and privileged lifestyle – you will be expected to prefix a colleague’s name with “Teacher” – so people call me Teacher Steve!
CV and Interview Tips
The best time to send in your CV is February or September as those are the months when head-teachers know exactly which positions need filling. Decisions are usually made after a Skype meeting in March or October. Come prepared to those meetings with relevant questions and be ready for some hard grilling – what are your strengths and weaknesses? And so on.
This is an amazing place to work but we hold ourselves to high standards. We need good teachers who our students can trust and learn from.
I know of two schools in need of teachers for this May 2017.
The first is Sirat, where I have been working for 8 years, a lovely school. The second is Benjamat, which a close friend has been working at for 3 years. Both have excellent reputations of fulfilling their promises and paying staff on-time.
I trust you find something that meets your needs. See you in sunny Thailand if you are lucky enough to land a job here!
Si Thammarat Suksa School (English Programme)
Si Thammarat Suksa School (EPAMC), in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand employs nearly 50 native English speaking teachers. We are currently looking for 3 new teachers to start in May.
– K2 (Pre-Kindergarten age 4-5) and K3 (Kindergarten age 5-6): Teachers must love kids and be able to sing and dance. The students have been in our English program for 2 or 3 years, so they can speak English. They are ready to have fun and learn quickly. This is an exciting job working in a team, together with a permanent Thai homeroom teacher. You’ll spend about 9 hours (18 x 30-minute periods) per week teaching. Male and Female Native Speakers may apply.
– Nursery and K1 (Preschool aged 2-4) These positions require Female teachers that LOVE working with young children. You’ll take care of the children and teach them basic life skills, motor skills, dance, and art. You must be a team player. We have excellent Thai teachers that will be in the class with you – as well as Foreign Lead Teachers who will support you. You’ll spend about 9 hours (18 x 30-minute periods) per week teaching. Female Native English Speaking Teachers (NEST) ONLY please.
-G7-12 Regular Program English Teacher = 20 periods per week working with regular program students in the “normal” Thai program.
Teaching 18-20 lessons per week (30-minute lessons in kindergarten; 50-minute lessons in Regular Program)
Perform weekly duties (such as playground monitor)
Teachers work 7:30 am to 4:10 pm Monday-Friday to plan lessons and monitor students’ progress; there may also be occasional activities on Saturdays
Report student progress and needs to parents and administrators
Attending in-service training
-Passport from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa
-Bachelor’s degree in any field
-Background check (for visa purposes)
-SA nationals will need a TOEIC test result for visa purposes
-Adaptability and a fun loving attitude
-Experience and teaching certifications preferred but not essential
Starting salary 30,000-35,000 Thai baht per month (based on qualifications and experience) with yearly raises
Optional airfare reimbursement after completion of contract (teachers may choose 2,000 THB per month extra salary instead)
Medical/dental/prescription drug insurance
Yearly bonus (26,000THB)
Free buffet Lunch provided at school
5-6 weeks paid holidays during the first year (10-12 weeks if you renew for a second year)
Wi-fi and air-conditioning in the classrooms and staffrooms
School computers and projectors for use
In house training programs
Assistance getting settled in Thailand/Nakhon Sri Thammarat
Visa/work permit assistance
All applications should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include as many of the following as possible when applying:
Cover letter stating why you would make a great member of our team.
Full resume or CV
Email addresses for 3 professional referees and 1 personal referee, preferably a close family member.
Scan of your passport information page and a recent photo.
Scans of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts (for VISA/Work Permit purposes).
Any relevant teaching qualifications (not required but helpful)
Police Check Certificate (if you have it; if not we can get it done later)
Visit www.epamc.com/recruitment or email email@example.com for more information
Benjamarachutit Secondary School
Benjamat is a prestigious school in Nakhon Si Thammarat with over 3,500 students. It was founded in 1899, making it the oldest government secondary school in the south of Thailand. It has a number of vacancies available in May 2017.
Mini English Programme
We require a science and math teacher to teach 4 periods of math and science per week, as well as 14-16 other periods of subjects such as; English core course, English reading, English listening and speaking, health and PE and club. Students range from 15-18 years. A degree in any math or science related subject would be preferred, but applicants with a keen interest and a desire to teach math and science will be considered.
We require 1 English teacher to work in our regular program teaching 18-20 periods of English listening and speaking per week. Students range from 12-18 years. You’ll be working alongside a Thai-co teacher who will be present in your class.
Science, Mathematics and Technology Programme (SMTP)
We require 1 English teacher to teach 18-20 periods of English listening and speaking per week. Student’s ages range from 12-18.
Starts 1st of May 2017
Location: The city of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand
Salary: 33,000.00 – 35,000.00 Baht per month + basic health insurance
Requirements: native English speaker from the UK, USA, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcripts
Work Permit is prepared and paid for by the school
Non B Visa is prepared by the school, but payment is left to the teacher
TEFL qualification preferred but not essential
Health and accident insurance provided by the school.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me as I would be more than happy to answer any queries.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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