Published: 01 July, 2014  |  Last updated: 01 July, 2014

Teaching English in Chom Tong area, Thailand


Chom Tong, Thailand

Report submitted on 1 July, 2014 by Dave.

Teaching English in Chom Tong area, Thailand:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Chom Tong area, Thailand?
Thailand has a strong advertising from companies that help people to become certified and teach here. Typically it includes placement. I teach for free as a retired resident at two schools (two days a week) and a morning class on Saturday. There is tons of info on the Internet. I would suggest using a company that is located in the region where one wants to teach.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
I really don’t know the answer to this but I know that International teachers usually find employment in a provincial center, like Chiang Mai, or even at the District level, though less common.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
Probably includes some weekends.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Chom Tong area, Thailand to teach English?
Do it, the kids in primary school where I teach are great and respect teachers at a level we’re not accustomed too. There are many community benefits too because of the high regard for teachers. I don’t know about life in the big city ;-]

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Chom Tong area, Thailand?
See above.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Chom Tong area, Thailand?
The Thai teachers have limited skills at teaching English though most have a positive attitude about teaching and the need for English language in their country.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
IT may be limited.


Living in Chom Tong area, Thailand:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Thailand?
Of course there are visa requirements but I don’t think they are more stringent than anywhere else. It so happens that the newly forming ASEAN trading block is using English as the central language. Thailand is now hiring many more International teachers to help improve their English skills. It is a good time to be looking.

What is the cost of living like in Thailand?
US$1,000 per month should be enough for a single person to live quite comfortably.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Don’t know but there are always plenty of apartments for rent in provincial cities.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Chom Tong area, Thailand?
Great food and pleasant people.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Chom Tong area, Thailand?
One needs to be open, patient, trusting and understanding because of differences in culture.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Chom Tong area, Thailand to live?
See above.


About Me and My Work:

My Name: David

Nationality: US

Students I’ve taught in Thailand: Elementary (6-12 years), junior high school (12-15 years)

Where I teach: Primary schools in Chomthong District, a rural area for almost a year.

How I found my current jobs: They found me.

My school facilities: Adequate.


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