Our TEFL Internship induction training in Chiang Mai is focused on teaching essentials — a two-week training course required before prospective teachers step into the classroom as a paid Intern. This course includes classroom management techniques, a straightforward teaching methodology, language awareness, cultural considerations, and includes some Thai language lessons.

Note that these lessons are an essential part of the training, as the teacher is able to put themselves in the position of a foreign language learner, and know what it feels like to be a student in their classroom.



Over the past three years we have placed students in Northern Thai provinces of Khampaeng Phet, Utthai Thani, Phayao, Mae Hong Son (when available), and Nan (when available). 


Internship Placements

Placements are in formal Thai schools. Opportunities exist to teach in kindergarten (anubahn), primary school (pratom), secondary school (matayom) and colleges working Monday to Friday from around 7:30am to 4:00pm each day. A working week normally involves 18 – 22 teaching periods of between 50 and 60 minutes.



Each TEFL Internship participant receives a guaranteed job with a salary of not less than 25,000 Thai Baht (THB) per month. This provides a comfortable, but not extravagant lifestyle in Thailand. It is possible to save money from this salary during the internship period, and afford at the end of the teaching placement a few months traveling Thailand and Southeast Asia and/or sitting on a beach under a palm tree, or trekking in the jungles.



  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • Be adaptable and flexible.
  • Be a university graduate and hold a recognized bachelor’s degree.
  • Be no older than 50 and no younger than 21.
  • Be an English native speaker
  • Hold a passport from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States.
  • Interns must possess a police clearance from their home country



  • Training 17 – 28 April – paid internship follows for 4-5 months
  • Training 25 September – 06 October – paid internship follows for 4-5 months



The standard fee for the complete program is $1,295 USD. This includes the two weeks of Teaching Essentials training and comfortable resort accommodation during the 2-week course in Chiang Mai.