MediaKids Academy

MediaKids Academy

MediaKids Academy is Thailand’s top English teaching placement provider. Gain unique life experiences and earn a great income, all while making a difference in the lives of others. Don't miss your chance!

We have nearly 300 positions in over 70 schools around Thailand. We place teachers based on personal preferences, qualifications, and availability.

If you are looking for a unique life experience while making a difference in the lives of others, then we would love to hear from you! MediaKids has placed and supported thousands of teachers from around the world, providing teachers with the opportunity to fully immerse in the culture and become part of the local community. 

Since its founding in 2001, MediaKids has grown to a team of 300 teachers per semester, representing over 70 primary and secondary schools across Thailand. We offer the flexibility of shorter contract commitments so you can choose to either renew with us or move on to new adventures afterwards.

Whether you are a recent University graduate looking for a unique life experience or a seasoned professional, we have a position for you. No TEFL or experience? No problem! We are looking for energetic, creative, responsible and culturally sensitive teachers, with a positive attitude and the desire to develop as a teacher. MediaKids provides full training for new teachers, so even novices can feel confident and well-prepared before entering the classroom. 

All our teachers are fully supported by the full-time consultant and curriculum team. These teams are dedicated to supporting you throughout your whole stay in Thailand with us; everything from visas, accommodation, Thai language translating, curriculum, and cultural support. You will receive regular visits from the MediaKids consultant team to provide you with on-going support, but they are also available via phone for you in-between visits.

Curriculum is fully provided by our in-house Curriculum Development team. So you can focus on putting your energy into the classroom and helping students to develop their English, rather than worrying about what topics to teach. Although the curriculum is provided, we offer teachers opportunity and flexibility to teach according to individual style.

Accommodation is pre-arranged before you even arrive to Thailand. So you can rest well knowing that you have a safe place to live nearby where you will be teaching. MediaKids provides 3,000 baht allowance per month towards the cost of your rent.

MediaKids is run by a combined Western and Thai team with many years' experience working in the industry. Our programs are aimed at improving the English language skills of Thai children. We run English programs for communicative development, intensive English programs, and programs that include teaching Math, Science, Computing, and Health in the English language.

 

Benefits

• Full-time teaching placements in unique and historic locations across Thailand
• 30,000 THB monthly salary (and up based on qualifications)
• Accommodation pre-arranged before arrival with provided 3,000 Thai baht monthly allowance
• 3,000 Thai baht Non-B work visa reimbursement (with all paperwork sorted by our staff)
• Free Work Permit (with all paperwork sorted by our staff)
• Free accident insurance
• Semester-to-Semester (4 months) contract commitment
• Dedicated team of Thai and Native English speaking consultants supporting teachers throughout the semester (face-to-face, via phone, and online)
• Paid Thai public holidays
• Full curriculum and textbooks provided by MediaKids
• Maximum 24 teaching hours per week
• Orientation and training in Bangkok (Thai language, culture, school system, visa, etc.)
• Assistance with opening the Thai bank account
• Assistance with obtaining the Thai SIM card
• Airport pick-up available

 

Requirements

• Native English speakers – from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa (Non-native English speakers from Europe may apply)
• Bachelor degree holders (from accredited university)
• 21-50 years old

 

Dates

Contracts are for 4-month duration. Semesters start every May and November, but we hire throughout each semester.

 

Salary

Salaries start at 30,000 baht per month. Additional 3,000 baht per month accommodation allowance is provided. Our placements are free of charge!

 

Apply Now!

Please only apply if you meet ALL of the above requirements. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!

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MediaKids Academy Reviews

Wonderful experience

My first time living and working as an English teacher in Thailand was made possible through MediaKids Academy. Each staff member was extremely helpful and helped me feel comfortable in a completely different country to me. This program aided in getting all of my documents set up as well as with communicating with the school employees regarding any concerns that I had. I enjoyed teaching through MediaKids because they provided all of the lesson plans that I needed to succeed.

I am extremely grateful for this program and for the opportunity to teach in my now favorite country!
If you are looking for a program, please look no more.

By: Nadia
Nationality: US
Age: 24

An easy experience

When I first moved to Thailand everything was so overwhelming especially with it being my first teaching experience.
I found MediaKids when I was searching for teaching opportunities.
They have a lot of positions in a variety of schools all over the country. In unique Places all over the country.
They make everything so easy when it comes to settling in, culture problems. Visas anything they are there for you 24/7! They are very professional and gave me an amazing experience and life-long friends!

By: Louise Allonby
Nationality: British
Age: 25

Working for Mediakids and being a Teacher

Hi, well first of all mediakids gets a 5/5 stars for me. Since my time here in Thailand Mediakids have been nothing short of brilliant. I thought everything was too good to be true, they would take care if all the documents I needed for visa's, work permits, mobile numbers, bank accounts, insurance, accommodation and curriculum. And all was taken care of with relevant ease.

Obviously they cannot always baby sit you and you have to step up a gear and find a way to get around Thailand. Transportation is reletively easy to use when you have car taxi's, bike taxi's, tuk tuks, big and small buses, minivans, trains and planes to choose from. So coming here you just get right into it and start travelling the country, especially on the weekends and holidays when there is no school.

Being a teacher is something so fulfilling, you just have fun everyday with your students, they are always smiling and you just can't help but smile yourself. With mediakids curriculum it's so easy to follow and come up with your lessons plans and you always have a curriculum consultant a short message away to help you out. Going on 2 years teaching and will hope to continue!

I had the opportunity to work in the curriculum department at mediakids for 1 month in the holidays. It was a great experience and even better getting to know all the people working there. There are so many from different parts of the world so somebody has always got something interesting to share.

I believe everybody should do tefl teaching atleast once in their life. It's only 4 months of your time spent laughing with kids (and teaching obviously) and also travelling and meeting new people from all part of the globe. And with Mediakids academy you have the kind of company who will actually take care of you and make sure you have a pleasurable experience in this amazing country.

By: DJ Boardman
Nationality: British/South African
Age: 28

Media Kids, Thailand

Media Kids is one of the largest agencies that place people in schools here in Thailand. You need a college degree to be hired but you do not need a TEFL in order to get a job (I do not have a TEFL). They commonly hire people from exploreasia and gotefl courses. But you do not need to go through one of those expensive courses, I applied online and got a job for free.

Media Kids has treated me fairly, they always pay on time, they set me up in a decent apartment, and they are always available for questions. They also set up your visa for you (this is very valuable because some agencies don't and it's a really confusing process if you do not speak Thai) but that's about it, their class room curriculum is bogus and in effective, and they schools don't help you.

I have taught in Spain and Korea, and I would frankly never recommend that someone comes to teach English in Thailand. The jobs are "all for show." It is a symbol of status for schools to have foreign (white) teachers at their school, they post more photos of foreign teachers than they do of students but they really do not care if you teach at all. The schools in Thailand just want you to sit around all day and be seen, not teach. Because of this, Almost none of the teachers take their job seriously and many people spend their time here bored.

I would give my experience with media kids a 4.5/5, they've always treated me fairly, but my over all experience is with working in Thailand a 1/5.

By: Andrew
Nationality: USA
Age: 24

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