Tuesday 23 April 2013

Teaching English in Thailand

Dear Student,


This programme might be just right for you…

Are you thinking of becoming a teacher? British Council and the Thailand Ministry of Education are offering an exciting opportunity to teach English in Thailand. This is an English teaching support programme where selected candidates are placed in schools, colleges and community centres around the country. The programme runs for a period of 8 weeks from 15 July to 6 September 2013 with over 300 places on the programme offered to applicants across the UK. If you’re thinking about becoming a teacher and would like to gain some invaluable experience – this project is for you!  

15 July – 6 September 2013
Eligibility criteria:
  • You have to hold a UK or Irish passport
  • You have to be currently a student in higher education in the UK (students in their final year about to graduate in 2013 are also encouraged to apply)
  • You should have a keen interest in becoming a teacher and you should be able to demonstrate this
  • You have to be able to attend UK Pre-departure briefing: 17 – 21 June 2013
  • You have to be able to arrive in Thailand by Saturday, 13 July 2013
The package for English Teaching Assistant is:
  • A monthly allowance of 10,000 baht (approx. £215)
  • Free accommodation during the placement
  • In-country travel to and from the placement
  • UK and in-country briefing and training programme
  • Professional support from the British Council
In order for your application to be considered you are required to submit an initial online application. You will then receive an email instructing you to download and print an application form and a reference form. You should then complete the paper copy of the application along with the reference form completed by an academic member of staff at the University of Manchester; and submit to the Study Abroad Unit by the deadline specified below. 
Applications MUST be made via the Study Abroad Unit in Manchester, NOT through the British Council. Prior to your application, please read the Guidance Notes for TET carefully.
Finance: If successful, you have to be prepared to cover your own costs of flights, visa, insurance, food and CRB check.

To find out more about the programme check out
the British Council website and read a blog by Jamie Dos Anjos.

4:00 PM on Friday, 17 May 2013
Please submit to: Study Abroad Unit – The University of Manchester – Rutherford Building – Oxford Road – Manchester – M14 4EX
For information please contact: email: – tel. 0161 306 5626

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