Schools in Thailand
The rise of English language at a phenomenal rate has paved the way for the development of both learning as well as teaching English language in Thailand. The Thais have opened up to the idea of incorporating English in their daily lives making way for a large number of EFL/ESL jobs in various schools spread all over the country. Different types of schools can be found ranging from international and private schools, government to higher education institutes. The capital city of Bangkok is dotted with a lot of international schools suitable for every age which maintain a very high standard when it comes to teaching and the facilities provided. Apart from the British and American curriculum, the international schools present in other cities as well also offer the International Baccalaureate or follow national systems from Germany, Switzerland, Japan and India. International school students are allowed to study AP, GCE”A” Level, IGCSE and the IB so that they can pursue higher studies outside the country. Government and public schools are free for Thai nationals. Quite a number of government schools run English language programs which are conducted in English by native English speakers. Thai schools are segregated into pre-kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. International, private, public, government and temple schools follow this division. Besides innumerable teaching opportunities in these schools for EFL/ESL teachers there are a number of language schools, vocational colleges and universities where English teaching jobs are offered. A typical school day usually starts with the National Anthem at 8-30 in the morning and ends at around 15-30 hours though the timings of the government schools may vary a little. Aspiring English teachers have to be TEFL certified before they start applying for teaching English jobs in Thai schools.