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Thailand FREE Teaching Placement

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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.

     

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED
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
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Local orientation
Project training, including TEFL training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

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!  

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

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.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll fly into Bangkok on or 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.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

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!

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

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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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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.

COSTS

6 months £ 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.

DEPARTURE DATES

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 aim to arrive on the Sunday

DURATION

From 6 months

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

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

In-country

  • 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

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Bangkok (BKK)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Flights are not included in our project costs. However, Frontier have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with Frontier. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact Frontier’s dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this project, or to register your interest, just click on the orange "Apply Now!" button at the top of the menu. Fill out and submit a short application form and then one of our advisors will give you a call back to answer any questions and to progress your application if you wish to continue.

There is no obligation when making an application, and you do not need to pay anything at this point.