Full-time Instructor of English, Thailand Partner Schools

Full-time Instructor of English, Thailand Partner Schools

Contract: per semester* (with possibility to extend by mutual agreement)

Role type: Hourly-Paid Teacher


Pay band: 

Career level 2- Hourly Teaching Rate THB 633.00 and Hourly Non-Teaching Rate THB 422

Career level 3-Hourly Teaching Rate THB 706.50 and Hourly Non-Teaching Rate THB 471


Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand


 Role Purpose 

To deliver and promote quality teaching and the effective learning of English,
To support the broader aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission


Core Teaching Duties (Career Level 2 Global Standard)

Plan, prepare and deliver high-quality English language teaching that recognises the varying needs of learners and meets the minimum criteria of Teaching Skills level 1 (c.f. accompanying guide).
Monitor student progress and provide regular feedback throughout the academic year while actively promoting learner autonomy.
Contribute – as a key member of the academic team in Bangkok – to the preparation, evaluation and further development of the offsite English language programmes run by the British Council, helping ensure that the host stakeholders’ requirements are met in alignment with the organisation’s pedagogic values and approaches.
Complete all teaching-related administrative tasks to specified standards.



Higher teaching duties (Career Level 3 Global Standard) 

Further to the above duties and accountabilities for Career Level 2:

Plan, prepare and deliver high-quality English language teaching that is exemplary in nature, meeting higher ELT standards as per Teaching Skills level 2 (more demanding).
Contribute to the organisation’s goals and objectives pertaining to teaching and learning standards by: (i) demonstrating both the willingness and the ability to provide a wide range of ELT-related activities as determined by operational requirements, and (ii) supporting less experienced colleagues, both informally and by providing training and mentoring as required.



Requirements (Career Level 2)

High proficiency in English: i.e. Full mastery of English across all four skills, equivalent to CEFR C2 and IELTS band 8/9 (in each of the four sections of the academic version of the test).
Undergraduate university degree or equivalent.
Recognised certificate in EFL: CELTA, Trinity cert TESOL or equivalent.      
A minimum 1,200 contact hours’ experience gained from teaching two or more of the following age groups: 
Young learners aged 4 to 7
Young learners aged 8 to 12
Young learners aged 13 to 17
Adults (aged 18+)


Requirements (Career Level 3)

Undergraduate university degree or equivalent.
TEFL-Q status: delta, trinity DipTESOL or equivalent.
Four years’ full-time post-certificate (i.e. Celta, trinity certTESOL or equivalent) experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels (young learners and adults).
A minimum 1,200 contact hours’ experience gained from teaching two or more of the following age groups: 
Young learners aged 4 to 7
Young learners aged 8 to 12
Young learners aged 13 to 17
Adults (aged 18+)   


Passport requirements/ right to work in country

All offers will be conditional on the issuing of a working visa and work permit by the relevant local authorities and the approval of the appointment by the partner school(s) to which the employee is assigned.

The British Council cannot sponsor working visas for instructors’ partners (unless they are also employees) but will offer guidance on applying for spouse or dependent visas for partners and family members where possible. 



Medical plan
6 days of paid annual leave per calendar year
Professional development support



Additional vacancy information

Candidates considering applying for positions in Chiang Mai should be aware that at certain times of year – and in particular during March and April – smoke haze can cause PM 2.5 counts, with air pollution reaching levels deemed ‘unhealthy’ and on occasion ‘hazardous’ to those in sensitive group brackets. This could include those with respiratory issues and other vulnerable demographics such as children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

Candidates are therefore encouraged to consult the Health section of the Thailand page of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s travel advice website, the World Air Quality Index page for Chiang Mai, and the website of the Royal Thai Government’s Pollution Control Department.

 It should also be noted that air quality in Chiang Mai significantly improves after April and usually falls into the World Health Organisation’s target air quality bracket throughout the monsoon season, so that the city’s overall yearly average tends to achieve a rating of ‘moderate’.


Advert closing date: 23rd  May 2021 - 23:59 Singapore Time (GMT +8)

About us

The academic year in Thailand runs from May to April, with young learners at teaching centres attending two 20-week semesters and adults attending four 10-week terms, with breaks between each. There are also intensive ‘summer’ courses held around the Songkran (Thai New Year) period in March and April each year. The partner schools follow academic calendars that are broadly similar to the teaching centres, but there are some differences due to the requirement that we follow each school’s own term dates. These are often announced at short notice and remain subject to change, which can affect our staff members’ ability to plan and book leave and holidays in advance.

What we offer


Employee salaries are paid in arrears on a monthly basis and follow the British Council’s Five Career Levels pay scale. These vacancies are open to applicants who meet the criteria set out in the accompanying role profile for Level 2 (core teacher) or Level 3 (higher teacher).



- Enjoy 35 days of Annual leave
- Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses

What we want

To be considered for any of the available positions, candidates will need to have at least two years of full-time post-certificate teaching experience (i.e. gained following the successful completion of the Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent). They must also have an undergraduate degree and experience of teaching learners at either primary or secondary level.

You need to have the requirements below:

AND one of the following sets to apply:

Uni Cert.
TEFL Cert.
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