Teach English to Children in Thailand

Company : GVI
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Humanitarian Projects
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

This incredible program takes place in Phang Nga, Thailand where you can teach English to students ranging from kindergarten to primary school level.

All our staff are TEFL trained and will support you as you learn how to plan and deliver fun and impactful lessons as well as develop your skills in teaching, teamwork, classroom management and leadership.

Thailand has become a very popular tourist destination among international visitors. This has led to an increased need for English skills among local staff. As such as a volunteer English teacher, you will get the chance to contribute to UN SDGs #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth as well as #4 Quality Education whilst at the same time developing your own teaching, teamwork, and leadership abilities. 

You will be living with other GVI participants and our field team in the village of Ban Nam Khem which is a renowned area for its natural beauty. We will provide you with all the training needed to become a volunteer teacher! You will not only receive a five hour introduction to methods used for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), classroom management and lesson planning support but also training on Thai customs that will help you in assisting local teacher with teaching conversational English classes.

You will teach a range of students, from those at a local kindergarten all the way up to primary school level, at distinct instituations, ranging from formal government educational institutions to informal community centres. In addition, you could also be involved in leading after school activities like art and craft sessions! Throughout your time on the program, you  will be able to observe classes being conducted by experienced teachers and receive regular feedback from TEFL qualified GVI staff. 



  • Immerse yourself in the culture of Southern Thailand.
  • Visit the truly awe-inspiring beaches, islands and underwater worlds of the region! 
  • Learn how to teach and see whether this path is for you, while also learning transferable skills that will serve you well in any career going forward.

Costs / Benefits

Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have spent over 65% of all funds directly on our projects. It is our mission to support field operations in the long term. Rather than abandon programs that recruit fewer volunteers we strategically invest from our fully staffed sites to help maintain our presence across the globe. The remaining 35% that is not directly invested in our programs covers the cost of volunteer recruitment, the operations of our head office.

Cost for the program by duration:
2 weeks £1,445
3 weeks £1,665
4 weeks £1,845
5 weeks £2,015
6 weeks £2,195
7 weeks £2,365
8 weeks £2,545
9 weeks £2,765
10 weeks £2,945
11 weeks £3,115
12 weeks £3,295


- 18+
- Intermediate English skills required
- Criminal Background Check
- GVI Medical Form
- Good physical fitness

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