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IslandTEFL, is Thailand’s most trusted, popular and inexpensive Teacher Training and Placement Program Provider

Since 2001, over 2,000 Program graduates have now preselected their own teaching placement programs, locations and schools throughout Thailand. Which Thailand location and school will you choose, in order to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others?


Teach in Thailand, where your passion and skills are needed the most, where you can truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of others and where you will be most appreciated and cherished.

Whether you are a native or non-native English speaker, have a B.A/B.S. Degree, prior teaching experience and a 120 hour TEFL/TESOL Certification or none of these things, as long as you can speak English fluently, you can teach English.

We are Thailand’s most popular and inexpensive teacher training and placement program provider. We offer the most comprehensive and affordable programs available in Thailand. Compare the benefits and costs of our flagship placement Program T to similar offerings by our peers and placement agents and see why 9 out of 10 teachers choose to partner with Island TEFL.


Cost Comparison* – Popular Thailand Placement Programs, Including Work Permit, Insurance and Teacher license costs.

Company Applicant With TEFL Applicant Needs TEFL
i-to-I (www.i-to-i.com) $1,595 $ 2,690
Ciee (www.ciee.org) $1,950 $ 2,950
Greenheart (cci-exchange.com) $1,450 from $ 2,250
Island TEFL T (islandteflthailand.com) $795 $1,194 -$1,690
Savings with IslandTEFL Program T $655 - $1,195 $1,056 - $1,756

*N.B. Costs are approximate & taken from company websites or provided by the companies themselves.


Question: By enrolling in Island TEFL’s Thailand Placement Program T and not settling for a program from somebody else, an Island TEFL applicant can achieve huge savings of around $800 - $1,800 in program costs alone! It almost sounds too good to be true, how can this be possible?
Answer: Island TEFL reaches out directly to applicants, through its own direct advertising and recruitment efforts, rather than employing a third party agent or “partner” company to recruit applicants to its Thailand Placement Program T. By simply cutting out the middle man or agent in the recruitment process, Island TEFL is able to achieve huge savings in program costs that it passes on directly to their enrollees! These significant savings are often large enough to pay for a return airfare to Thailand as well as the investment cost for one of Island TEFL’s internationally accredited, 120 hour, TEFL/TESOL certification courses, if the applicant is not already TEFL/TESOL certified.

When you take into consideration that the Island TEFL Placement Program T also provides private, furnished, rent free accommodations for our teachers for the duration of their teaching placements, additional savings can run into thousands of dollars over the course of a year.

Island TEFL teachers are amongst the highest, if not the highest, paid EFL teachers in Thailand. Island TEFL teachers receive more than twice as much in monthly salary as the payments received by i-to-i enrollees.

Island TEFL Program T enrollees and their families, have the peace of mind in knowing that our company is registered and headquartered in the U.S. as well as Thailand. Applicants receive total pre departure assistance and are met upon arrival in Thailand and we offer 24/7 support in Thailand. All accommodations and schools are located in safe environments throughout Thailand.



Program T - Teach English as a Foreign Language or other subjects in English, in schools throughout Thailand
4 to 6 month teaching contracts (one semester) or 12 months with opportunity for renewal. Commencing 27th April or late October, 2014 2- 8 or 9 – 14 May & 24 – 29 October, 2015 and 4 – 9 January, early May and late October 2016.

  • English teaching positions and positions teaching other subjects in English throughout Thailand.
  • 4 to 6 month or 12 month contracts. You have the option to renew the contract and even change location.
  • International SIM Card to keep in touch with friends and family.
  • Smart Polo T-Shirt that you can wear to school.
  • Teaching hours are usually between 20 -24 hours per week.
  • Teaching curriculum provided making teaching easy.
  • Excellent minimum Salary of 27,000 Thai Baht (2-3x the salary of a local teacher).
  • Rent-Free Private Accommodation provided for the duration of your contract. In rare cases where rent-free accommodation is not provided a generous accommodation allowance of 3,000 THB per month is given.
  • Accommodations are clean, safe and are conveniently located close to your placement school.
  • Full Visa assistance. Paid Work Permit and accident insurance if 12 month contract is selected
  • 1 Day “Meet and Greet program” Including: Airport transfer on designated arrival date to your paid hotel accommodation.
  • 5 Day “Professional Teacher Development, Thai Culture and Immersion and Orientation Program”
  • 6 Night’s shared accommodation are included at your hotel for the duration of the Meet and Greet and Teacher Orientation Programs.
  • Full Pre Departure and 24/7 in-Thailand emergency services support covering the duration of your contract

Start Dates:
2- 8 or 9 – 14 May & 24 – 29 October, 2015 and 4 – 9 January, early May and late October 2016.

Program T Investment Cost:
From only $795 USD (Approx. 483 GBP)

If you are able commit to this program and make a 50% deposit payment of $397.50 USD, within 10 days of receiving your placement offer, you will automatically qualify for the early booking fee of only $795 USD. We hope that you are able to take advantage of this one-time, $100 USD savings off of the already low program investment cost of $895 USD.

If you are unable to accept your placement offer and/ or pay the 50% deposit fee within 10 days of receiving your placement offer you will be required to pay the regular program fee of $895 USD. In this case a 50% deposit of $447.50 USD will be required to secure your place on the program.

N.B. Airfare to Thailand is not covered in the Program investment cost

Program T Optional Ad On: For those that don’t already have an internationally accredited 120 hour, TEFL/TESOL Certification, that enables you to teach English as a Foreign or Second language throughout the world, This is your opportunity to acquire this certification at an exceptionally reduced cost through Island TEFL

Add an Island TEFL, online, internationally accredited, 120 hour, TEFL/TESOL Certification course for an additional investment cost of only $199 USD (approximately 328 GBP).

N.B. To qualify for this exceptionally reduced, special offer price of only $199 USD, you must book and pay a 50% deposit for this course within 10 days of receiving your Program Placement offer. If these conditions are not met you will be required to pay the normal investment cost for the course which is $499 USD (approximately 328 GBP).


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Add an Island TEFL, on-location, 120 hour, TEFL/TESOL Certification course for an additional investment cost of only $995 USD (approximately 654 GBP). (Choose from the following Island TEFL, teacher training locations in Thailand: Bangkok; Koh Samui; Phuket or Surin Island TEFL, Bali in Indonesia)


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  • Monthly Salary 30,000 Thai Baht (2.5 -3x more than a local Thai teacher)
    Private, Furnished, Rent free Accommodation

  • 4-6 Month or 10-12 Month renewable contracts

  • Full Visa Assistance

  • Work Permit and Insurance Provided

  • 2 Day Meet and Greet with Airport Pick Up and Transfer

  • 5 Day Comprehensive Orientation Seminar at a Bangkok Hotel

  • 24/7 Support from the moment you land until after you leave Thailand

  • Start 27th April or late October 2014




If you want to really make a difference, Thailand is one of the countries where your teaching skills and passion will be appreciated the most. ASEAN Economic Community 2015 (AEC) is literally just around the corner and English is the agreed common language for business for the 10 member ASEAN countries. But, out of 40 countries assessed, Thailand's education system is ranked 37th.

The Thai Government and MOE are aggressively addressing this situation, and one of the goals is to provide at least one native

English speaking teacher to every government school in Thailand to help with fluency, pronunciation and confidence.

So while richer countries may offer more monetary rewards, remember that living costs in Thailand are much lower, so your monthly salary goes a long way. When you also factor in the intangible rewards of teaching and living the Thailand life style, you can appreciate why so many choose to go where they are most needed and appreciated. In Thailand you can truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.



"AEC 2015, as known as ASEAN Economic Community 2015, is a uniting of 10 ASEAN countries, which are Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Brunei. AEC 2015 will bring a new era of economical cooperation to all 10 countries. Investors can invest anywhere in these countries. Workers can go work anywhere in these countries also with no tight restriction like before. Competition will get fiercer for those who are not well-prepared. All 10 countries agree to use English as the language for business."


"Amazing Thailand" has something to offer everybody and there is a reason why it is referred to as the land of 1000 smiles. Whether it is the warm weather, the exotic food, the powdery white beaches, the laid back atmosphere and lifestyle, the many stunningly beautiful tropical islands, the rich and unique culture and that it is home to perhaps the friendliest people in the world, once you experience Thailand for yourself you will never want to leave."