It’s time to get abroad! 

Join our short-term Thailand Teaching Programme to get teaching experience in a rural area of Thailand and gain a TEFL/TESOL certificate. Along the way, experience a fascinating new culture and language, and gain valuable qualifications and skills, all while enjoying delicious food in the sun! 
We are delighted to invite you to join us in Thailand for TESOL/TEFL training and an introduction to Thailand and Thai culture, before starting a teaching internship, with expenses paid, including: flights, teacher training, and accommodation. Join a vibrant community of Gotoco’ers and gain professional development support to launch you on a global and impactful career.
This is a short programme! You will have an option to join us for a 6-month or full year programme once you graduate from this.
This is a potential career move, and it’s all funded – that includes flights, TEFL/TESOL certification, meals and accommodation, and lots of cultural activities.

We are recruiting for upcoming intakes right now. Just scroll down to see all dates listed on the form at the bottom of the page!


Check out our video!

This was made for our Year in Thailand programme in March 2022. It gives you an introduction to what it’s like to visit Thailand with us!

What do you get?

Our short-term Thailand Teaching Programme is your launchpad for a global and impactful career. On the programme, you will receive:

  • Full funding to cover your flights, meals and accommodation during your initial training and orientation tourism.
  • TESOL/TEFL training and  certification, including Thai lessons
  • Placement in a supportive school in rural Thailand with accommodation and meals covered, and extensive cultural activities.
  • Professional development mentoring and training throughout your time in Thailand, with a focus on teaching and social enterprise. We do this so that your fellowship with us becomes a first step in a lifetime of interesting and impactful living.
  • Personal and community support, including 24/7 support for emergencies.

What does the training include?

Before starting your teaching placement in Thailand, you will join our teaching and Thai culture orientation period – an exciting cultural introduction filled with excursions in the environs of Bangkok, starting off in China town!  All your accommodation and meals will be fully-funded. The training will include:

  • Training for teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand.
  • Thai culture and language lessons.
  • Cultural introduction to Thailand, including learning about local businesses, cooking, customs, and more.

What does the teaching involve?

You will be teaching English to local Thai students, usually in a primary school setting. The Thai school year is split into two terms, one in November-March and the other in May-October.  We invite you to join us for a segment of a term, in order to gain basic skills, work experience and insights into what life is like as a TEFL teacher here.

  • You will be teaching English to local Thai students, usually in a primary school from Monday to Friday.
  • You will be in a smaller town or rural area to give you a chance to be immersed in local culture, usually within six hours of Bangkok, with at least two other Gotoco’ers and continuous community support from our team.
  • You will have funding to cover your meals, accommodation and flights.
  • You will receive continuous professional development support and mentoring to support you in your teaching and with your future career plans. 

How do you apply?

To apply you need to:

  • Completed high school/A-level/college
  • Be an advanced level English speaker, e.g a native speaker or otherwise have native-level English.
  • Have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for TESOL funding (through citizenship, residency, leave to remain, student visas, et al.)*
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Be available and excited to travel to Thailand!
  • Holding a prior TEFL certificate is a bonus, but not required; TESOL training and certification is provided

This programme is ideal for anyone who wants to explore building a life as a teacher abroad, including recent graduates, mid-career changers, college grads and those from ‘non-traditional’ educational backgrounds. There is extra support available for applicants from widening participation backgrounds, including all funding you may need to make this happen. You will be able to indicate if this applies to you on your application form. 

*We can consider candidates with non-UK university backgrounds and those who do not have the right to work in the UK, but they would not always be eligible for full funding for the TESOL and flights. If this applies to you, please apply and contact us by email to let us know more about your situation. 

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