ESL Job in Thailand
Super English is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join our team of thirteen fantastic teachers to teach English, Math, and Science to the fun-loving children of Surat Thani.
Surat Thani means “The City of Good People” in Thai. The students are well behaved, intelligent, and eager to learn. The working environment is friendly, supportive, and relaxed. We give our teachers the time and space they need to develop at their own pace while offering support any time they want or need it. There is a Thai teaching assistant in every class.
These positions are tailored for those who enjoy being creative while teaching, are comfortable in a professional organization, like to laugh and have fun in the classroom, and are willing to work hard to make sure the students experience an enjoyable and productive time while learning.
To learn more about our school and Surat Thani, please visit our website: www.superenglishsurat.com
The two available positions are to teach Grade 5 and Grade 6, with an preferred starting date of October 24th.
– 37,500++ baht per month salary
– 25 teaching hours per week (weekends off)
– 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. workday
– minimum amount of paperwork
– one year contract
– three-week paid travel break in October
– all national holidays paid, as well as a 1-2 week Christmas break
– two month travel break in March and April
– all one year visas and work permits provided by the school
– full support in finding housing
– full training
– full support throughout your entire contract
– comprehensive onboarding and orientation
A successful applicant will have the following qualities:
– hard-working, professional, and flexible
– fun and out-going
– patient, interested in learning, and open-minded
– young at heart
Most importantly, a successful applicant will have a genuine desire to teach English to the children of Surat Thani.
JOIN US AT SUPER ENGLISH TO BE A GREAT TEACHER, WORK WITH FUN-LOVING KIDS, AND ENJOY THAILAND!
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Here are some comments from current and former teachers about their experiences with Super English:
“I really like that the Thidamaepra campus is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Easy access to resources such as shopping, transport, food, and entertainment can be massively timesaving. The campus itself comprises a collection of modern and contemporary buildings mixed with a large garden area and ample parking. This wide-open plan is a breath of fresh air in the busy urban center. Having taught in rural and small-town schools prior, I recognize that it is the staff, resources, and location that have bolstered my return year after year. The mutual respect between Super English and Thai staff is the foundation of our success. This supportive working relationship with Super English is the topping on the cake! Despite my long personal commute, it is the best job I’ve ever had” – Leo Ouellette, third year with SE
“Upon approaching the end of my second year working with Super English at Thidamaepra School, I am eager and optimistic to continue teaching in the next school year. I am optimistic because I have found the staff at Super English and Thida to be friendly and supportive, be it my co-teachers in the classroom, or the colleagues at school. I also appreciate the freedom to approach the curriculum how I see fit and execute classes in my own way. Even through a very difficult time period with the pandemic I have felt confident in teaching my classes, whether they be online, hybrid, or in-person, because of a well-structured English program. I look forward to continuing to work with Super English for the foreseeable future.” – Ben Walker, third year with SE
“Working with such bright students in my two years at Thida has been a joy. The students always respond well when I challenge them with new lessons, and it has been very rewarding to see them develop.” – Dave Staines, third year with SE
“Thidamaepra is a great place to work. The school and Super English provide a positive work environment where teachers can increase their teaching productivity and efficiency. One of the main advantages of Thida is flexibility. You can bring the best out of your students by following your own teaching strategies.” – Detti Kormos, second year with SE
“Working with P1 students at Thida has helped me become a creative teacher, and my time here has left me with valuable skills. As a teacher with Super English, I set the pace in the classroom. I have the creative freedom and support needed to guide my students in a nurturing environment. So far, I’ve had a great experience and my time here in Thailand and at Thida is one I’ll never forget.” – Annisha Aaron, second year with SE
“I’m coming up on six years working with Super English and I still enjoy each day as much as I did when I first entered the classroom at Thidamaepra. The only difference is – wait. Who am I kidding? There’s a living list of differences. Most importantly, I feel like I have a firm handle on day-to-day teaching, and it’s awesome. I’ve stuck with the same class for two years and plan on continuing with them into the next year. They know how I operate, and I know their strengths, weaknesses, personalities, and quirks. It’s been impressive watching their abilities grow and hearing target sentences we studied previously being used in everyday conversation. Many things are still the same as the day I accepted Peter’s job offer too though, especially the support and communication of management. If ever I have a question, I know it will be addressed completely in a timely fashion. Teachers also have full autonomy of their classrooms – think of yourself as the CEO of your class. Want to implement a new point system? Go ahead! It isn’t working? Scrap it. See what sticks. You have the freedom. Super English sets itself apart from the crowd for these reasons and with that eliminates the usual stresses which often accompany teaching in a foreign country and allow teachers to focus on, well, teaching. I’m looking forward to continuing with Super English for my sixth (wow!) year.” – Tom Pernecker, eight years with SE
“The decision to sign on for a fourth year of teaching with Super English at Thidamaepra School in Surat Thani was an easy one to make. Ever since day one, I have felt like I have been making a difference in my students’ lives. I have very special relationships with my students and my Thai co-teachers– my students and I play games during break time, they are comfortable enough to ask me questions in class, and my co-teachers and I trust each other to always do what is best for the students. I don’t think I would be able to have these great experiences anywhere else. Also, since day one, whenever I have had any questions about salary, passport information, teaching tips, etc. the Super English staff has always been there to help! Thank you, Super English, for allowing me to continue this great adventure! If you want to work for a company that allows you to teach the way you want and if you want to live in a place that is comfortable and HOT, then working for Super English in Surat Thani is the way to go!” – Matthew Phillips, five years with SE
“To be honest, when I read the testimonials on the Super English website as I tried to decide whether or not to move across the world, I thought they sounded too good to be true. But I can truthfully say that Super English has not only met my expectations but exceeded them. After living in Thailand for four months now, I have met several Americans from different agencies who have told horror stories of visa problems and disorganization, but I have never had to worry about that working for Super English. Everything runs smoothly thanks to Peter’s expert leadership and the amazing staff of Super English, enabling me to focus solely on my students and becoming the best teacher that I can be. Back home, I felt stifled in a job that did not allow me much creativity or any independence to make decisions, but teaching with Super English has been the complete opposite and has already helped my professional development immensely. No two days are ever alike when you’re a teacher, and I love facing new challenges each day and knowing that I always have complete support from Peter and Super English. I couldn’t ask for better students, better co-workers, or a better school at which to teach, and Surat Thani is the perfect place to call home in Thailand—the people are friendly, it’s not touristy, and it’s close to the beautiful islands and beaches. A large amount of vacation time and the ability to travel is one of the benefits of teaching with Super English, but honestly I miss my students and enjoy my job so much that I can’t wait to come back to work—something you never would have heard me say back in America. The decision to leave America took me weeks to make, but the decision to stay another year with Super English in Surat Thani only took me five minutes.” – Sarah Anderson, two years with SE
“Bottom line first: SE is a phenomenal agency to work for. They provide support, resources, and stand-up good quality management on every level. SE’s website alone does a reassuring job about working for the company (Peter and the rest of the team are amazing and are there for you with anything you might need!) Personally, I really appreciate the organization and communication that the SE team provides. It might seem like a small technicality, but it’s way too easy to find a Thai agency whose communication structure is significantly sub-par and consequently frustrating for its English teachers. Go with SE. It’s an incredible decision! When I came to Surat, I hadn’t researched the city itself whatsoever, but I usually meet people who are mainly concerned with the city itself – its location in relation to tourist destinations in Thailand, its outdoor options, etc. In my opinion, Surat is an unbeatable place to live and grow. The community of expats here is solid – large enough to hold regular events like pub quiz nights and soccer matches, but small enough to know almost every foreigner by name. The locals in Surat make you feel like a celebrity when you just walk down the street or into a shop! Almost everyone who passes you will give you a big smile, wave, honk, thumbs up, or all of the above! This is the perfect example of how living in Surat is. It is an impeccable combination of great foreigners, friendly locals, fantastic prices, beautiful jungle, delicious food, and sweet kids! Working with SE and living in Surat has been fantastic! – Rhyanna LeGault, two years with SE
“I’m currently finishing my sixth year with Super English working at Thidamaepra. It’s amazing how one year turns into many and I think that speaks volumes as to the overall experience working at Super English. Peter and the team have always gone out of their way to make sure all the administrative work is taken care of so I can fully focus my efforts on teaching and enjoying my time in Surat Thani. It’s been instrumental to my success and development to have this support and assistance. Super English has always gone above and beyond to help with teaching assistance, Thai language classes, social activities for the team, etc. I think that really sets us apart from other schools. Being so far away from home, it was very important to me to have a company who was there for me, helped me though bumps along the road, and fostered my personal / professional growth and development. Super English has worked tirelessly to make sure we have a great team and a positive working environment. That’s important as it translates over to the kids, which is the most important part! I’ve been blessed to work with my kids from grade three to grade six and Super English was fully supportive and encouraging of the bond I’ve formed with my students. I’ve always felt like a part of the Surat community. Surat is a very warm and accessible city. Plenty to do around town and a new adventure is only a bus ride or ferry ride away to a new city, island, or town! To me, it’s offered a great way to integrate into Thai culture and feel like an active participant in town. It’s always cute when I’m out and about and I hear, “Teacher!!” with a smiling, bright face. I couldn’t imagine working for a different company in Thailand and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made!” – Keith Mangan, six years with SE
“One of the most enjoyable aspects of working for Super English at Thidamaepra is the perfect balance of Thai and western culture. At Thida, we are surrounded by Thai culture every day in the classroom. But it is both a relief and a comfort to have a boss and colleagues that are western. I love the confusion and immersion I feel at Thida daily. The surprise assemblies for reasons I cannot fathom, and ridiculous antics of my Thai kids is what makes this job something I thoroughly and truly enjoy. For example, last week we were surprised by an assembly that was a mix of the biblical story ‘The Demons and The Pigs’, a memorial for the founders of Thida and of course no Thai gathering is complete without a belting solo of the popular 90’s hit song Zombie by The Cranberries. It was in Thai so we were all left a little uncertain about how any of these related, but that is what makes this experience so intriguing for me. That being said some Thai antics are not aligned with western working culture, such as sudden holiday changes, or unrealistic teaching expectations. It is the times like those that I am happy to work for a company run with the same western working ideals I grew up with. I have never had to worry about my visa paperwork, was given a place to stay upon arrival in Surat Thani free of charge and given a thorough introduction to the ins and outs of Thai culture from a western perspective. Working in an office of westerners also has many advantages. Since we are all in the same boat in a certain sense, we can swap ideas, share experiences and most importantly we have the support of peers when something Thai rubs you the wrong way- whether that be a lunch that sets your mouth on fire, or an unreasonable request from a Thai teacher. Overall, my experience at Thida with Super English has been a wonderfully perfect mix of Thai and western culture, and I give it the highest recommendation to anyone wanting the best of both worlds.” – Shea Lovato, one year with SE
“When I moved to Thailand, I knew within my first week that I would want to live here for a while. Staying in Surat Thani to work with Super English for another year was a very easy decision to make, and I’m so glad I did! It has been another great year of living in the Thai jungle, hopping over to the islands any weekend I want, eating lots of Pad Thai, and of course, spending time with the cutest students in the world. Staying on another year with Super has allowed me to experience more and get a taste of everything Thailand has to offer. I went from teaching P5 last year to P3 this year, and I’m so happy I did both because the grade levels are so fun and clever in very different ways. My time spent living in Thailand would not be the same without either of them. Thanks to Super English, I will never regret my decision to leave everything behind and move across the world!” – Allie Groll, two years with SE
“I have had an amazing year working at Thida. This is now my third teaching position in my third country and I have nothing but good things to say about both Thida and Super English. Peter and the team are incredibly helpful. Whatever the query, they have always been available to me when needed. The monthly socials are great fun and allow any concerns to be brought up in a friendly and informal setting. It is difficult not to smile when walking around Thida as the kids are so excited and happy to see you all the time that you begin to feel like something of a celebrity. We have a really great group of teachers who consistently share ideas which makes everything that much easier, especially on those days when inspiration is hard to come by. Surat Thani is also a fabulous place to be and I would highly recommend it. The location is excellent leaving us spoiled for choice at the weekends, having to decide between an island, jungle or city trip. I am so pleased I got the opportunity to come here and work with such a great team in, what is essentially paradise, I would make the same choice again in a heartbeat!” – Michelle Harris, one year with SE
JOIN US AT SUPER ENGLISH TO BE A GREAT TEACHER, WORK WITH FUN-LOVING KIDS, AND ENJOY THAILAND!
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