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Thailand Seeks to Hire Filipino Teachers for ‘English for All’ Program

Knowing that Filipino teachers are competent, especially in teaching the English language to young children, Thailand wants to hire Filipino teachers for the kingdom’s “English for All” program.

Thailand Minister of Education Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has initiated the inter-agency meeting on the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the government-to-government hiring of Filipino teachers to Thailand, revealed PH Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

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The Education Secretary said that there are actually a number of Filipino teachers already working in Thailand. Many of them went to visit the country on a tourist visa and eventually found a job there; however, such cases are much difficult to monitor.

It’s not a plan, it’s not a policy proposal, it is an existing situation and if we can think, we can agree on a better way by which we can protect the Filipinos and at the same time, the Thai government, because it’s not able to regulate and it’s not able to keep track of all Filipinos who come,” she explained.

To ensure the safety of these teachers and so they would get the proper benefits and privileges they are entitled as foreign workers in Thailand, the government-to-government hiring seeks to “improve and promote” the international professional exchanges between the two countries through the MOU.

The hiring program will be in accordance with the prevailing laws and regulations of the Philippines as well as the provisions of Thailand.

To uphold the teachers’ welfare and protection, the hiring program will also work with several PH government agencies, particularly the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Commission on Higher Education (CHED),Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Agency (OWWA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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According to Secretary to the Minister of Education of Thailand M.L. Pariyada Diskul, their country has high regard for Filipino teachers.

Your teachers are very diligent and blend in well with our culture,” she said.

We want to recruit Filipino teachers to be placed in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) government schools, which are the three provinces in the eastern side of Bangkok to upgrade the English competencies of the children in that area. I hope this will be the beginning of many other projects to come.

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  1. Erika O. Faderogao

    When will be the hiring start?

    • It is government to government hiring, meaning you apply directly at POEA. Go to the information table and ask about English Teacher for Thailand, then the personnel will encode your name in the system to check if you are not a government employee. Then once okay then proceed to next advise.

  2. How to apply for an english teacher in thailand..please help and i am interested. Thank you

  3. I am so much interested! How to apply?

  4. Reylen Marie C. Millanes

    I am well interested for this hiring program. I am a licensed professional teacher and let’s say it’s really difficult to enter for a Teacher 1 position in DepEd because of “ranking”. This one is a big opportunity for me for I am fresh, graduated last 2017 and doesn’t have teaching experience but I used to teach English for korean students here in Bacolod. I’m thinking if what are those requirements needed and where should I send my application? Thank you.

    • How and where to apply for this position? Im a graduate of one of the prestigious Universities in the Philippines and a professional teacher.

  5. Mariel Jean S. Requina

    Hi 🙂 Good day! I’m willing to apply. What are the qualifications ?

  6. I want to ask the salary..

  7. Jennifer A. Rowold

    Im very interested How to apply?

  8. Bernardino F. de Veyra Jr.

    Hi… May I know how to apply pls.???

  9. Isaac O. Obseñares

    What are the requirements?

  10. John Jencent L. Mago

    Please consider me as an applicant

  11. Im interested. How many years experience is required?

  12. Thank you for the information. How can we apply for this job? 😊

  13. How to apply?

  14. how to apply for this?

  15. Shiela Mae T. Polestico

    How to apply? I’m interested.

    • I would love to teach in Thailand as I am looking for a meaningful experience in teaching. I am a graduate of BSED Major in English last March 2018 and got my licence in teaching, the same year. I am working on my papers to travel in Asia to seek for a teaching job. Hope this is the opportunity that I have been waiting for. Thank you and God bless!

  16. Shiela Mae T. Polestico

    I’m interested.

  17. How to apply as an English teacher for Thailand? I am very willing and interested…

  18. I am interested to apply as English teacher in Thailand. Please let me know if how cam I apply.

  19. I’m interested po

  20. What are the requirements for application?

  21. I’m interested to apply but I don’t know how. Please let me know the procedures. Thank you.

  22. How to apply?

  23. Im interested. How to apply?

  24. Super interested.. although I’m not Filipino. I come from South Africa, living in Thailand with my Thai husband and our 4 children,who go to school here…

    Is there any chance for me to apply… Please advise how could one apply for this great opportunity..

    Thanks you kindly

  25. How to apply as an English teacher?Kindly post requirements.Thank you very much.

  26. Angeli Rose Meneses

    Hi, I’m interested. How to apply?

  27. Maria Cristy R. ROMERO

    I am interested. How to apply?

  28. I want to apply although I have a permanent job in a Local Government but if it offers a good salary, then I want to grab the opportunity. I am a registered English teacher and would be happy for this job offer. My only question is the age limit and the salary, thank you

  29. I’m interested. May I know how to apply? Thank you.

  30. How and where to apply

  31. How to apply?

  32. How to apply?

  33. Good day!
    How can I apply? I am an Early Childhood graduate 😀 Thank you and God bless

  34. I am interested, how to apply?

  35. Ma. Klairol V. Dela Cruz

    I’m interested..how to apply? thank you.

  36. Baby Jean V. Lungay

    I am interested.
    How to apply??thanks.

  37. How to apply?

  38. Antonio C. Isidro

    Please consider me an applicant as English teacher to Thailand.Many thanks.

  39. I’m interested. May I know the procedure and the requirements? Thank you!

  40. Im intereated to apply for a teaching position…

  41. Interested….how to apply??

  42. How? interested here

  43. Jessa R. Autencio

    Interested here.

  44. How to appy po im interested

  45. Please consider me as an applicant.

  46. may we know the qualifications?

  47. I’m interested. How?

  48. Good day. I am interested. What are the qualifications? Thank you.

  49. I am interested to apply,how?I am an ESL teacher/tutor and have tesol and other certificates

  50. How? What are the things needed? like documents that we need to process.

  51. Analyn A. Drajido

    I am interested to apply for this program. May I know how and what are the requirements for this. I have been in the government teaching for almost 17 years in the elementary level.

  52. How to apply?

  53. I am much interested, how to apply?? and what are documents needed?

  54. interested..how to apply po?

  55. Geraly O. Bentazal

    May I know how to apply and what are the qualifications and requirements po?

  56. Mary Sweet Rose Tindoc

    Im interested to apply..Im in a public school for 12 years and 3 years in private school.Please notify me about this.Thank you.

  57. How to apply?please notify me..i’m interested…

  58. Jean Coleen Aban Allones

    I am very interested, how to apply?

  59. I’m interested to this program. How to apply

  60. Please send the requirements needed..I am very much interested..thanks.

  61. Cirilyn V. Torreon

    I am interested!!How do I apply?

  62. I’m interested. How to apply?
    Please let me notify for updates. Godspees.

  63. I’m so much interested for this opportunity. How to apply ? Please help.

  64. I think its a government to government hiring procedure. We may follow up through dole website or their contact center to know the details. If you are in Manila, try to drop by at poea in Ortigas to inquire. I was teaching in Thailand last two years ago and there exist a little discrimination when it comes to Native English and Non-native like us. For a Filipino teacher Thailand at year one contract offers 20-25k bht, free lunch and housing, if someone offers Filipino teacher more than that he or she is fortunate.

  65. I am interested to this opportunity…Please send me back how to apply and what are the documents needed…

  66. I’m also interested with this opportunity.

  67. I am interested. What are the requirements and how to apply?

  68. Nova Belen S. Guinayon

    I am interested. How to apply? Please let me know. Thank you!

  69. Ana Mary Mantilla

    Im interested. How to apply?

  70. hello_Imba fresh graduate last 2018, im interested .How to apply? please let me know ,what are the requirements. thank you

  71. I am interested to this job hiring. How to apply?

  72. How to apply?

  73. good day! i am interested, how am i going to apply? what are the qualifications? thank you.

  74. I’m interested. How to apply?

  75. What are the requirements?

  76. How to apply?

  77. I am interested,how can I apply?😊

  78. I am Filipino major and a licensed professional teacher. May I know how to apply?

  79. Christene Jane G. Quiambao

    i am interested how to apply?


  81. Hi… I’m Edna B. Viloan a licensed teacher with M. A. in Special Education. I was a grade 1 teacher for 10 years at San Francisco Elementary School District I. I am now teaching at King Abdulaziz Medical City – Child Learning Center under National Guard (RIYADH KSA) for 7 years as a KG3 teacher.. Do I have a chance to be hired?

  82. GOOD DAY,,,I’m interested to apply, I am licence teacher and a graduate of Bachelor of Elementary Education.. .please inform me in my gmail if how? thank you.

  83. Good day. I’m interested. How to apply? What are the requirements? Am I qualify? Thanks and best regards.

  84. May I know the qualifications and requirements on how to apply? Thank you.

  85. john michael tadiaque

    hello,i want to know how apply.and what requirements should be submitted.

  86. john michael tadiaque

    hello,i want to know how apply and what requirements should be submitted.

  87. Vanessa C. Mangaring

    I am willing to share my knowledge and competence. Please allow me to know on how can i apply for teaching position. Thank you very much.

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