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Join our ThailandStarter Program

Dive into our Thailand Starter Program, specially designed for those new to the TEFL world! This program is an ideal launchpad for graduates of all ages, offering a unique blend of fun, support, and safety for an unforgettable 4.5-month teaching stint. It's perfect for those testing the waters in teaching abroad, whether during a gap year or as a stepping-stone into teaching. Every year, countless graduates choose to kickstart their adventurous journey in Thailand with TFT!

Program Fee: £700
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What's included?

Paid TEFL placement starting out at 4.5 months in total. Fly out in May & October every year. We work with well established organisations all across Thailand to faciliate your placement. No experience needed and full training provided.

Teachers in Thailand


TFT is renowned for its excellent support to applicants, ensuring a hassle-free journey to Thailand

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Join a large group of TFT graduates embarking on their first journey, and connect with our vibrant community through a pre-departure chat!

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120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course

TFTs fully accredited & internationally recognised Advanced TEFL Course worth £300 + TFTs Lesson Plan Library! Lifetime qualification.

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Travel Time

You'll mainly travel around before and after your placements. Whilst immersing in Thai national holidays and festivals during the semester!

TEFL teacher in Thailand


Paid teaching placement for 4.5 months. All schools & organisations vetted and screened by our team.

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Salary & Benefits

You'll be paid well. £700 to £1000 every month plus a housing allowance for the duration! Plus work permit and visa sponsorship

How our Thailand program isdifferent to others

In our Thailand program, celebrated for its richness and diversity, you can customize your teaching experience. Select from vibrant cities or smaller authentic communities, offering flexibility that's rare in the industry. We collaborate with diverse schools and organisations, catering to all preferences. You'll also be part of a supportive network of fellow teachers. This mix of tailored options and exceptional support makes our TEFL journey in Thailand uniquely fulfilling.

How It Works

Interested in joining our Thailand Starter Program? Here's a quick checklist before starting your application:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree or higher in any field.

  • Be a native English speaker (EU passport holders also welcome)

  • Able to pass a criminal record check.

  • Be in good health.

  • Have enthusiasm and readiness for change.

Don't worry if you don't have a TEFL qualification yet; our program includes a highly accredited and internationally recognised qualification.

The process kicks off with a casual welcome call to understand your goals. As long as you meet the criteria, you're in! This program is open to any one and everyone! You'll start preparing for your exciting move to Thailand!

Program Fee

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Our Thailand TEFL Starter experience is £700 which can be paid in two instalments, the first payment being to secure your place on the programme and start your TEFL Course. Here's a reminder of what you get:

  • TFTs 120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course

  • Orientation and teacher training with our local team

  • 24/7 support throughout the whole process and once in Thailand

  • Assistance with criminal record check, visa process and authentication of documents

  • A guaranteed paid placement teaching English in Thailand

  • Assistance with bank and sim card set up

  • TFTs Lesson Plan Library

  • The Fewer Things Survival Guide to Thailand

  • Private group chat with all applicants

Keep reading below for more information on 'Other Financials', 'Friends & Couples', 'Accommodation' & 'Cost of Living'

Already have a TEFL?

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Please tell us if you are already qualified, we can fast track your application and the program fee will be considerably lower. If you're an experienced and already qualified teacher we can connect you with some higher salary positions.  For your TEFL certificate to be accepted by our team, it must be fully accredited and internationally recognised. 

Housing Options

Teachers in Thailand

You will receive a housing allowance or a higher salary to compensate with all our placements. We'll help you get set up with a place once in Thailand and you may even find yourself living with some of the other teachers you meet during orientation or once in the group chats! 


Typically the accommodation is very basic, but a good standard for Thailand and Asia in general. You will be required to put down a deposit of around £150 which will be paid back to you when moving out. You will also need to pay for some utilities such as electricity which is very cheap at around £15-20 per month.

Other financials

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Other financial aspects have to be taken in to account when accepting your offer onto the programme such as: visa cost, criminal record check, degree authentication, flight and insurance costs along with spending money and initial rent deposit. We estimate the average total spend to be around £1800-2200. 

Friends & Couples

Teachers in Thailad

What better way to come on a crazy adventure to Thailand than signing up with your other half or group of friends, please let us know when applying if you are part of a group or couple. We can place you together in the same school/city and you can start your new adventure together!


Larger groups are also welcome to apply, but please note you may have split up into smaller groups for placements, as quite often schools in Thailand do not find it desirable to hire a group of friends together.

Awards & Recognitions

For 3 years running TFT has picked up the award of top teach abroad provider on Go Overseas! With special recognitions to fun, support & safety of our programs.

Read hundreds of reviews about TFT below.

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