Next Vacancy: May-2015
Welcome to every teacher who came here to learn more about our school. We hope that most of your questions about our school have been answered and we will try to give you further information about teaching at our
school on this site.
To apply you are required to send us a resume including a
recent photograph, but please read the information below first.
Please note, that under Thai law even volunteers are required to hold a work permitand a proper visa. The minimum qualification needed in order to be granted the permits is a BA in any field!
The situation in Thailand’s classrooms regarding English lessons is not very good. For that reason, like in other Asian countries, school administrators turn to foreign / native teachers to improve the quality of English language lessons. Though the salaries payed to a foreigner here in Thailand are much lower than in China, Japan, Taiwan or Korea, a regular salary for a foreign ( native ) teacher is still about five times (or more) higher than the salary of a Thai teacher with an equal or higher educational background. Most schools are able to pay those salaries by accepting huge numbers of students per class or by charging high tuition fees. We believe that our children here at Baantorfun, should also have the chance to learn with a foreign teacher. But we are unable to pay that amount of money to a native speaker because we had to raise our tuition fees or the number of students per classroom. Both we refuse to do because good education should not only be affordable for rich people’s children and packed classrooms are not beneficial for the children’s development at all. So the teacher we are looking for must be willing to volunteer.
The definition of “Volunteer” is: A person that works for free, for the benefit of others. We do not offer that kind of volunteer position but provide as much as possible to make the teaching here at our school a once in a lifetime experience. This is not a volunteer position where you have to pay.
We do provide accommodation ( including a private bathroom which is very spacey and clean. It has hot cold water and a western toilet ) with aircondition and satellite TV, DVD Player,Wireless Internet, kingsized bed, sofa and a fridge. We also brovide board with free meals ( including a western breakfast and Thai style lunch and dinner ),fridge, laundry service, bicycle to get around, Visa, Workpermit, Teaching Permit, a little pocket money and of course any kind of teaching material you need. So everything you might need is taken care of, but there will be no salary.
But you have the opportunity to give private English lessons in the evenings or weekends to earn some extra money. We would support you in that matter of course.
The accommodation is situated on school premises so you do not have to travel to, or from work.
Our decision to keep classes small is a guarantee that teaching those classes will be very much fun and will satisfy you as a teacher much more than teaching huge classes. Besides that we have also individual ” Lesson Times ” for each level. The younger kids, the shorter are the lessons.
For Pre Kindergarten we established 20 minutes lessons, Kindergarten 1 studies for 30 minutes , Kindergarten 2 has 40 minutes lessons and Kindergarten 3 studies for 50 minutes. The classroom teachers are present and will help and support you during every language lesson. Between lessons you have some free time to rest or prepare material for the next lesson. There are only 15 lessons to teach per week and the earliest starts at 8.30 a.m. Curriculum, Teaching Material and Lessonsplans are completely done by our school. We do not offer short-term positions. Volunteers must be willing to commit for 10 Month.
Documents you need for Visa, Workpermit and Teachingpermit :
Passport with Non Immigrant B visa
Original university transcripts
Original university certificate/diploma
Original Tefl/Celta certificate
Lots of photos
If you are interested, if you do love children and teaching,
just as much as we do and if you want to make a difference, just like we do,
you might consider our offer and contact us. It would most definitely be a
great experience for you, for our children and for us.
To apply please send your resume with a recent photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
we will contact you as soon as possible.
If you are interested in other volunteer oportunities in Thailand please click here to visit Volunteer Work Thailand. In case that you would like to volunteer in other countries please click here to visit Volunteer Latin America.