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Kids-English Thailand (KET)

About

OUR MISSION:

To provide unique & meaningful work & travel opportunities where people can immerse themselves in a new culture, make new friends, & discover the diverse and beautiful landscape of Thailand. All the while, making a significant impact on the lives of Thailand’s Young Generation!

We have over a decade of experience providing salaried & stable teaching jobs and processing the complicated paperwork required for foreigners teaching in Thailand.

We provide a teacher training program in the beautiful province of Sukhothai, Thailand with a full-time teaching job upon completion. The teaching job gives you the chance to earn money, experience a new culture & meet new people, whilst the training program ensures you are fully prepared for the classroom.

"Kids English not only provides a great opportunity to jumpstart your career as a teacher in Thailand but also introduces you to the country's culture & puts you through a training that prepares you to face any challenges" -Alex

Reviews

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Quinn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great help for first-time teachers

Kids English and their contacts throughout the country provided step-by-step guidance on all the logistics of getting established in Thailand: job placement, documents, apartment hunting, etc., and this assistance was essential during the complicated travel situation in 2021. In addition, KE's initiation program provided a great primer on language, food, banking, shopping, Thai culture, and more, all of which significantly eased the transition to my new position and set me at ease in my new city.

Pros
  • Greatly eases the burden of getting established in Thailand
  • Good English-speaking staff
  • Extensive network throughout Thailand
Cons
  • Sometimes a lack of transparency about placement details
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Evan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thailand Rural Life! Best thing I have ever experienced!

When I first found Kids English I was attracted by the price of the program and the reviews from past teachers!

Once we had go to the point where they were offering me teaching positions I had the choice between large cities or semi rural locations. I asked for the pros and cons of both and then went for a semi rural location.

I did this because Kids English said that the relationships I would build with the members of the community, my collogues at school and my students.

This has turned out to be 100% true! I have made such great friend with the Thai people I work with and the people in my community.

Every week I am invited to do something, be it a wedding or a trip to a national park or simply going for dinner. There isn't a moment that goes by where I don't have something to do at the weekend.

In contrast to people I meet during training who have gone to larger cities they haven't once been taken anywhere by their Thai collogues or friends.

I am thoroughly enjoying being in a semi rural area where everything is cheap, authentic and I never have a dull day!

Pros
  • Teacher training
  • 24/7 support
  • No stress about paperwork because Kids English helps with everything
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Darry
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thailand off the beaten path!

Choosing Kids-English was easy for me because they offer the chance to go abroad without paying massive fees. Teachers who are not from the major Native English Speaking countries do not have the same spending power due to strength of currencies and economies. Kids English gave me the opportunity to travel and work in Thailand for a fraction of the cost as other companies, which gave me the chance to have an experience that normally only Non-native English Speakers have. I am forever grateful for Kids English and all they did for me!

Pros
  • 24/7 support
  • Experienced staff team
  • A True meaningful experience
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Milly
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

I was looking for a period of from my studies and was looking for an opportunity to volunteer. Kids English doesn't usually facilitate volunteers. however I reached out to them and explained my intentions and they made it happen. Kids English is very well connected and they have years of experience helping people travel abroad and fulfill their dreams. I was able to spend time in China and make new friends, eat amazing food and experience the beautiful countryside that most people don't get to see because they stay in the Big Cities only. Venturing into rural areas gives you a chance to connect with people in a more authentic manner. I will remember my experience with Kids English for the rest of my life!

Pros
  • Pre-Departure Guide
  • Cultural Sessions
  • Amazing Excursions
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Nad
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What you read is what you get!

Teaching in China Via the Teach & Discover China Program with Kids English was the best decision I could have made. They supported me in every area feasible. Before I left, once I arrived and even after I left by way of refrences. Whilst I was in China I met many foreign teachers that told me horror stories of their living conditions and work conditions, which made me feel so grateful to Kids English. Everything they said they would do they did, and more! I will cherish the memories I have of my time in China, and still to this day 3 years on I have many friends and we keep in contact regularly.

Pros
  • TEFL Support
  • Language Classes
  • Fantastic Staff team

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Matthew John

Job Title
Executive Team Leader
Matthew, who is a dedicated father of two, has spent 15 years in Asia. His work experience spans 13 years in India, Thailand & China as a circus skills instructor, English & Performance Arts teacher, a Senior Manager, and an Entrepreneur.

He speaks fluent Thai and English, which makes him a perfect liaison between foreign teachers and schools. Matthew is the Executive Team Leader at KET Thailand Headquarters.
Matthew John

What is your favorite travel memory?

I would have to say my favourite memory is when I got to build a snowman and play in the snow with my son and daughter in China. We don't get snow in Thailand, which is where we are permanently based, which makes it even more special to us!

Our three years in China was incredible! The International School, which we were in was truly amazing. The education was first class, they provided fantastic accommodation and benefits, and the people we met have become close friends. We have so many great memories from our time in China, and we often reminisce.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Since working for Kids-English Thailand, my main area of improvement is in my administrative duties. I am more organized nowadays!

I always keep my email inbox categorized, I put the paperwork in the filing cabinet under the correct heading, and I keep my desk tidy.

Kids English Thailand takes pride in being professional and organized at all times. The workplace environment and company culture have rubbed off on me; being regimented in my administrative duties truly helps save time and make fewer mistakes.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

There are so many stories to tell from all the teachers that have completed KET's programs.

I enjoy hearing about and witnessing the career opportunities KET's programs open up for teachers.

Many teachers have moved on to higher education or managed to secure independent employment with fantastic salaries + benefits using their experience and references from KET's programs.

Being a part of people's personal development and seeing so many success stories gives me the enthusiasm and drive to keep working hard every day!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

It's hard for me to choose one particular program as I have personally taught in Thailand and China. They are both excellent places to teach and discover!

China offers excellent salary + benefits, and it is fantastic for traveling during school holidays as it is very diverse. However, the workload is twice that of Thailand, and some parts of China have brutal winters.

Thailand offers less salary then China, but the cultural experience, the fruit, the cuisine, the weather, and the people are amazing.

I recommend a year on the Teach and Discover Thailand Program and then over to China on the TEFL in China Program. That way, you get the best of both worlds.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I would have to say the fact that KET has no fees, no hidden charges policy!

KET's mission is to help teachers help others, at no cost to teachers whatsoever!

I enjoy being a part of a company that stays true to its mission, and staying true to the company mission has proven to be a reliable business model.

I enjoy being a member of the KET team that provides affordable opportunities for teachers to come abroad to teach and discover!

Witnessing teachers immerse themselves in a new culture, meet new people, & earn enough money to travel is truly a fantastic job to have!

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Teamwork and a comfortable workplace environment are high on my list; however, I think that staying true to the Mission of the company has to be a top priority!

Whatever company a person may work for and whatever the mission may be, I genuinely believe that if all individuals are singing from the same song sheet, the business will have more of a chance at succeeding.

At least in my experience!