Job in Thailand, the British Council offer hourly paid work to teachers who are already resident in Bangkok, or the other cities in which they operate. In fact, most schools try to find local teachers, so being in country is very important for securing teaching positions in Thailand.
Good advice for teaching in Thailand might be:
Take some cash and just go!
Foreign Recruitment Agencies
Foreign recruitment agencies are contracted by the major Thai language schools to find teachers for them. So to increase your employment prospects, you should register with at least one recruitment agency.
Outside of Bangkok - Why not Hua Hin?
You may wish to consider living and working in a smaller center than the huge city of Bangkok. Hua Hin and Chiang Maiare interesting cities, and the pace in both is more relaxed than in Bangkok.
"Thailand`s Royal Beach Resort"
Located: 200kms south of Bangkok on the coast
Hua Hin boasts beautiful beaches, but some of them with no waves to speak of so it is like swimming in a bath. If that doesn`t bother you, the beaches are lovely.
Video Tour of Hua Hin`s Beaches
Expats in Hua Hin
There is a growing expat retirement community here. There are some great restaurants and resorts, plus good medical facilities.The climate is nice year round, and the natural surroundings including clear tropical seas and fantastic beaches are also a draw to expats.
The cost of living is very low, hence the attraction to retirees.
As well there are many medical centers in the area including:
San Paulo Hospital, Hua Hin Hospital, Bangkok International Hospital, Hua Hin Interntational Polyclinic, Hua Hin Red Cross and others.
In short, it is a beautiful area.
This small city is about three hours south of Bangkok by bus. So Bangkok is reachable should you want a taste of big city life from time to time.
Jobs in Thailand - In and around Hua Hin
"Hua Hin and Cha-Am play host to a number of tertiary education institutions and universities such as Silapakorn (Arts) University, Suan Dusit Rajabhat (Hospitality) University , and the Petchaburi Technology and Agricultural University., the only international American accredited University in Thailand also has its main campus fringing these towns."
Video Tour of Hua Hin
Job in Thailand - Webster University near Hua Hin
Near Hua Hin in Cha Am is Webster University Thailand. Webster`s main campus is in St. Louis, Missouri, but they also have Thai campuses in Bangkok and near Hua Hin.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-Am, Thailand.
Webster may hire local teachers living in Hua Hin
Attractions in and Near Hua Hin
Ko Sai and Cha Am islands are located nearby. If you have never been to a Thai island, I think the phrase "Island Paradise,"refers to them.