Teaching English in Bangkok Looking For Work
Without a doubt, the best place to look for a teaching position in Thailand is Ajarn.com. Set up in 1999 by Ian McNamara and now run by Bangkok Phil, it has revolutionised recruitment in the teaching industry in Thailand. Many positions appear are posted on the site every week. In addition to job listings, there's a lot of information about teaching in Thailand. Just give the forum a miss – or you might be put off teaching in Thailand forever.
Door knocking! Yep, it used to be the best way to look for a job. Just turn up at a language institute or a school and ask to speak with the boss! Make sure you are wearing your best threads as presentation is all important in Thailand. Also remember to take along a copy of your CV / resume, with a photo attached (Thais love photos on job applications) plus copies of your credentials – teaching qualifications, degree etc. The main ECC branch at Siam Square, The Siam Computer head office at Victory Monument and the huge AUA branch on Rajadamri Road are good places to start.
There is a good selection of English language course books and resource materials available in Bangkok. The best place seems to be DK Books who stock a great range of course books, resource materials and general teaching books. The best branch for these types of resources is the store on a soi off Ratchaprarop Road, just up from the Indra Regent Hotel. Thailand is one of the cheapest places in the world to buy course books – they are priced according to the comparatively low amount of discretionary spending money that Thais have.