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Thailand FREE Teaching Placement

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Thailand FREE Teaching Placement

Experience the cultural wonders of Thailand while teaching English to local Thai children on your FREE teaching placement.

Prices from US$0

Thailand has continued to be one of the most tempting destinations for those who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity. Breathtaking silvery beaches lapped by warm, crystal clear waters are complemented by friendly locals, mouth-watering local delicacies, and an ancient and fascinating historical heritage rooted in Buddhist origins.

Join this once in a lifetime opportunity completely FREE of charge and gain unforgettable memories. Whether you are an experienced teacher or a student looking to further your skills, this project will provide you with the perfect opportunity to broaden your horizons and even provide you with the ideal platform to achieve a TEFL Qualification. Whatever your aim, the ability to live and work in a new and exciting country shows that you have determination, adaptability and maturity and will undoubtedly enhance your career prospects and employability with future employers.



  • It's FREE!
  • Immerse yourself in true Thai culture
  • Live & work alongside the locals
  • Make lifelong friends


  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor's degree
  • Criminal record background check
  • Applications must be received no less than 2 months in advance
  • Aged between 21-50 years old
  • English must be your first language


Location Singburi, Thailand
Activities Teacher  training
Teach English
Creating lesson plans
Transport Airport pick up
Accommodation Eco-house
Varies during placement


Before you go Pre-departure support
Help with Visa
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food during your training period
Airport pick-up
Local orientation
Project training, including TEFL training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


By participating in the Frontier-Thailand Teaching Programme, you'll be helping your students improve their level of English and bringing a fresh approach to teaching styles and lesson types.

Teaching is not just about transferring knowledge; it is about building confidence and trust and about forging friendships. Before long, you'll find that your students become like a family to you and you’ll enjoy attending local festivals or exploring Thailand’s spectacular countryside with them, or simply telling stories.

In return for your commitment and helping Frontier to support these local schools, Frontier is able to offer this volunteering opportunity completely FREE of charge!  


Your placement in Thailand starts with a two week training period in Singburi which includes teacher training and introductions to Thai culture. You will meet students and nearby schools, as well as observing lessons with both Thai and foreign teachers. You will then have the opportunity to practise teaching with your peers and in the local schools before beginning the placement itself.

Once you have completed and passed the course you will be issued with a teaching certificate and our local coordinators will help you to secure a teaching placement at a local school teaching 20–30 hours per week. You will be making and executing your own lesson plans, and this will give you the perfect opportunity to experience real Thailand, make a difference to the future generations, immerse yourself in Thai culture and make friends for life with your welcoming hosts and the wonderful children.


You'll fly into Bangkok on Saturday or Sunday  before your placement start date and will be met by a local representative of Frontier-Thailand, after which you will be escorted to your accommodation for the first phase of your stay. You will be near Singburi, approximately 140 km north of Bangkok.


Your accommodation during your two week training period will be at our volunteer base in one of three eco-houses in Singburi. The rooms are twin shared and all the houses have Western style toilets, while one even has an Asian style toilet! You will have access to cool water showers, which you'll find refreshing in the heat of Thailand! There are communal areas for eating, relaxing and meeting your new friends and there is a local shop within walking distance of most of the houses should you feel the need for any additional treats!

Following your training period and once your placement has been secured, your accommodation will be arranged for you directly by the school you are placed in, which is offered free of charge in exchange for your hard work and commitment. Some participants may even have the opportunity to live with a local host family – the ideal environment for the host and the guest to practise each other's language!


All food is included during your training period only, and you will find it to be typically Thai fare. Thai is one of the world's most exciting cuisines, and if you're willing to experiment, you'll be richly rewarded. Contrary to popular belief, not all Thai food is fiery hot and there are plenty of tasty dishes suited to the Western palate. This hybrid cuisine has been influenced by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Most dishes incorporate four elements, sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours, and many of the dishes are rice or noodle based.

Once you have completed the training period you will be responsible for sourcing your own food and covering the cost of this.

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We highly recommend that applicants for the FREE teaching placement consider joining the Thailand Intro Week which has been specifically designed to help integrate travellers into Thai culture whilst at the same time enabling you to meet other like-minded travellers before setting off on your adventure.

A range of adventure and cultural activities like visits to remote villages, canopy tours, and river rafting may be available. Ask your local hosts to arrange extra activities for you – they will help ensure that you get the best prices and booking direct helps to support the local economy.


6 months US$0

Please note that to secure your placement you will be required to pay an initial holding deposit of GBP200 / USD300, which is then refunded to you upon completion of your placement.


We recommend that you do a four week placement prior to applying for this project. Speak with our advisors.

(applications required two months in advance)

Please check availability before applying for this popular project!


From 6 months

This project is available throughout the Christmas period


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support 
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Food during your training period
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Local orientation
  • Project training, including TEFL training
  • In-country emergency support 
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Bangkok (BKK)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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