Published: 06 April, 2015  |  Last updated: 06 April, 2015

Teaching English in Loei, Thailand

Loei, Thailand

 

Report submitted on 06 April, 2015 by Jay.

Teaching English in Loei, Thailand:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Loei, Thailand?
Visit government, private schools and language schools, in person.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at state schools, teaching at colleges / universities, teaching at community centers, etc., private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
University degree in any subject, TEFL, TOEIC for non-native speakers.  Native speakers are prefered.

What are the levels of payment?
Starting at approx. 350 baht (US$11) per hour private teaching.
Starting at 25,000 – 30,000 baht (US$790 – US$940) per month salary schools.

How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
25 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
4 weeks holidays in April/May.  2 weeks for festivals and religious holidays.  Normal paid holidays.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Loei, Thailand to teach English?
Meet other farang (foreigners) at ‘The Saloon’ on Friday night. Many teachers meet there for drinks after 19:00 hours

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Loei, Thailand?
Plenty of work, grateful and eager students and cooperative parents, stressless life.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Loei, Thailand?
Level of spoken English in society is extremely low.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
You do have to learn to speak basic Thai, also to read and write it as well.

 

Living in Loei, Thailand:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Thailand?
You need a business visa or non “o” (based on marriage).

What is the cost of living like in Thailand?
Approx 30,000 baht (US$940) for single, 50,000 baht (US$1,570) for a couple.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
There are no arrangements.  Drive around and ask around. Many houses for rent between 4000 and 8000 baht (US$125-250).

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Loei, Thailand?
Laid back, friendly people, sunny climate, good food.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Loei, Thailand?
Hardly any cultural life up in the North East of Thailand.  Visa and work-permit hassle – burocracy.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Loei, Thailand?
Do your homework, and do not try anything illegal. Only work with the right visa and permit.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
Nothing.

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Thailand?
Easy living, good food, warm weather, the people.

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Good VPN router.

 

About Me and My Work:

My Name: Jay

Nationality: Dutch

Students I’ve taught in Thailand: Elementary (6-12 years), high school (15-18 years), adults, business

Where I teach: I teach privately, to children and adult, to small businesses. Working here for 1 year.

How I found my current jobs: Word of mouth, and advertisements/brochure.

 

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2 comments on “Teaching English in Thailand – Loei”

  1. Hi Jay,

    I Will be living in Loei, Thailand for 1 year in Jan 2017. I’m starting to get details about the
    Various visas and what I will need in order to work in Loei. Question- which schools do you recommend to teach as I am currently I. The Dominican Tepublic teaching kids ages 3-7 English. I know there are a lot of schools that say they are legit but if you have a few good ones already, it would be great to work with them.

    Thank you,
    Danielle

  2. Hello Jay
    I just wondered if you know a school in or around Loei that hires foreign teachers for the next school year. We are an international couple, not native, but both with degrees. We have been living in Thailand for 2 years now and like the countryside. Thank you in advance for any feedback. Regards andreas

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