Thailand is a popular destination for ESL teachers who are interested in experiencing an ancient and diverse culture in a country that prides itself on its rich history, tropical climate, renowned hospitality, and beautiful natural scenery. We have plenty of intake dates to choose from, even a summer teach option for those already teaching, and wanting to spend their summer overseas.

Included in the Teach-in-Thailand program is our fun, informative, and action packed cultural orientation week, which covers everything Thai: history, politics, religion, culture, and society.

Teachers earn generous salaries and live comfortably because of the low cost of living. Degree holders are preferred, but we also accept non-degree holders.

Interested in placements? Head over to our featured placements page for more info from teachers currently in the field!

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XploreAsia Teach in Thailand
XploreAsia Teach in Thailand
XploreAsia Teach in Thailand


Our internationally accredited TESOL training and certification (Thailand) courses are held in two separate locations: The beach side resort town of Hua Hin, and the famous, bustling city of Chiang Mai, nestled in the majestic northern mountains of Thailand.

Want to complete your TESOL certification before coming to Thailand? We have many options for in-country TESOL courses, as well as an online TESOL certification option.


Degree holding applicants earn between 30,000 and 40,000 Baht per month (USD 800-1,200). Opportunities to earn additional income through tutoring are usually also available.
Non-degree holding applicants earn between 25,000 and 35,000 Baht per month (USD 700-1,100). Applicants will get all school holidays off, which could be as much as 30 days at a time. These may be paid holidays, depending on your school.

Airport pick-up/ Transport to Hua Hin


Visa Support


Free lifetime placement in any country XploreAsia places teachers


Background check on school


Employment & accommodation assistance


Access to XploreAsia’s Online Teacher Resources


Visa applications can be processed within 24 hours


Work and volunteer opportunities available during school holidays


Medical insurance (not all schools, depending on contract)

XploreAsia Teach in Thailand


  • 120-hour combination of onsite and off-site training
  • A reference guide book, and plentiful support materials
  • Comprehensive orientation on Thai culture, society and politics
  • Multiple cultural excursions
  • Hands-on teaching experience at a local Thai school


A 120-hour TESOL is recommended for degree holders, but not required.
Non-degree holders are required to do a 120 hour XploreAsia TESOL course. Applicants can choose between the XploreAsia In-class & Online TESOL options.
Applicants must be either native English speakers, or be able to prove English fluency.
Applicants must be in good physical and mental health.
Applicants must be between 19 and 50 years old.
Applicants must be passport holders of any of the following countries: United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.


2019 - Hua Hin Intake Dates
28 December 2018
28 January 2019
25 February 2019
1 April 2019
29 April 2019
27 May 2019
24 June 2019
22 July 2019
19 August 2019
30 September 2019
28 October 2019
25 November 2019
30 December 2019
2019 - Chiang Mai Intake Dates
1 April 2019
29 April 2019
7 October 2019
4 November 2019
2020 - Hua Hin Intake Dates
30 December 2019
27 January 2020
24 February 2020
30 March 2020
27 April 2020
25 May 2020
29 June 2020
27 July 2020
24 August 2020
28 September 2020
26 October 2020
23 November 2020
28 December 2020
2020 - Chiang Mai Intake Dates
30 March 2020
27 April 2020
21 September 2020
19 October 2020


These dates have been specifically designed for those that are already in the teaching profession, and would like to spend their summer holidays honing their teaching skills and experiencing teaching overseas.

There are two intake dates that will suit the summer holiday period.


1.    June 10 – July 26

2.    July 1 – August 16


1.    June 8 – July 24

2.    June 29 – August 14


I have really enjoyed the entire training process and living in Hua Hin. I have had a lot of fun getting to know the area – it was a very nice way to start my journey here in Thailand. I loved all the activities that were setup for us.


Instructors and coordinators were great resources for advice on this huge culture change. Seeing/hearing all of their stories gave me the confidence that I can do this and change my life. The TESOL course allowed me to make great friendships, while adapting to life here.


Overall, I am extremely impressed with the training. The teachers have a good grip on Thailand and have considerable experience working with all age groups.


For more information on this program, fill out the form and we’ll get back to you!

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