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Kids-English Thailand (KET)



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


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Journey with KET company

If you're looking for teaching jobs in Thailand, I highly recommend the KET company. Finding work abroad is difficult for me. But, thanks to the KET team, I was able to teach in an amazing school here in Thailand, where my teaching skills were honed. In my placement school, I met amazing co-teachers, made new friends, and most importantly, I was able to immerse myself in Thai culture. I am immensely thankful for this experience, which will be in my heart forever. Thank you for the opportunity, KET. 🙌❤️😍

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To infinity... and beyond

I applied to a lot of online sites, submitted my cv and intro video. One such site was called Dave's ESL cafe, an individual contacted me and told me that I would have to pay him $200 dollars before he could start looking for a placement school for me. I was so desprate to get out of my situation, that I almost did that. After speaking to my parents they, they convinced me not to pay any money up front.

In September of this year, my aunt had given me a guys number, she said that he recruited people from South Africa to teach in Thailand. I spoke to him and also sent my cv and intro video. I waited for two weeks, before giving up hope on him. So I figured that there had to be other agencies. I ran a google search: teacher recuitment agency thailand. A bunch of sites popped up, amongst them, was Kids English.

I finished my applications, and all I had to do was wait, not one of my strong suits, I got a response from them within two days. I spoke to Matthew. At that time I did not know much about him and was a little sceptical at first, I did not know the guy, I did not know if this was another scam or not. After speaking to him, he assured me that I would not have to pay anything up front, and would only have to pay him, when I got to Thailand, and that was for a training program that would immerse me into Thai culture. He asked me to send him a Thai friendly cv and intro video. A few days after that, I got a job offer from a school.

This was my oppertunity. This was my oppertunity to start anew. After so many rejection letters and not having a job, this was my chance to go at life on my own. I took it. I made the trip over to Thailand, met Matthew. The guy just keeps on blowing my mind away, not only at how he handles himself professionally, anyone can do that, Matthew is the kind of guy that will sit for hours trying to solve a problem, the guy is like a scent dog whose following a particularly appealing scent: he won't stop until he's got it. If there is a problem, even if its after school hours, he will talk to you and help sort the problem out.

So if you have gotten this far, know this: This is not a scam. This program is by far, the most chapest option. I have friends who have paid way more than I did, and they regreted it after I told them what I went through with Matthew.

I implore you: Give them a chance. If you are like me, then you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Read that again.

  • Price
  • Food
  • Cost of Living
  • The heat
  • Mouth burning, tongue killing spicy, but tasty food
  • Water tempreture
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Great experience!

Kids English Thailand (KET) is a fantastic agency located in Sukhothai which can help you get a job in Thailand supporting you in every step. The team is incredibly friendly, kind and supportive. They provide the training, basic Thai lessons and the environment is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Kids English Thailand supports you in application for the job and prepare the documents you need in advance, they are the best of the best, you will never be left behind with them. This agency offers a lot to you, sometimes more than you expected, they are very comprehensive.

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  • Comprehensive
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Kids English Thailand

KET is an awesome agency which can help you get to work in Thailand every step of the way. The team is incredibly friendly and supportive. They make the training genuinely fun, and foster a great environment to meet other teachers and build friendships. When lever we have to apply for documents KET prepares everything in advance to make sure we have what we need. More than just fulfilling their obligations they have repeatedly been there to help when I have needed support navigating Thailand, settling in, and even moving house!

  • Prompt to respond
  • Understanding of needs
  • Fun!
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Teaching Abroad in Thailand

I taught English in Northern Thailand for one year, two semesters, at a primary school and also as a guest lecturer at a university. I taught five periods a day, five days a week, up to twenty six hours of, from ages 3 - 11, some small classes and others large and was a mentor to the university English major students to assess their work and professional teaching experience in collaboration and a personal tutor to students of all ages and adults after school and on the weekend, where I also became a swimming coach, with over twenty years of swimming experience.

I had many duties and responsibilities including: gate duty once a week greeting the students and parents first thing in the morning, attending every class with a lesson plan and objective, assessing each individual student and reporting back to colleagues and directors for feedback and scoring them mid-term and end of term with exams. Everyday involved looking after the students, always keeping an eye on them and assisting with anything they need or resolving any issues or conflict that arose and leading each class to the cafeteria, sitting with the students and ensuring they all eat and finish their food and at the end of the day being present as parents collect their children and have to sign forms to announce their presence. Once a week I also had to do an English morning programme for the entire school and faculty, fun activities for everyone to engage in and learn key vocabulary in the process. There were weekly meetings for all teachers to attend, discussing the learning process, improvements and upcoming events, which I had to always be a part of and was happy to, as each one was extremely enjoyable and a treasurable experience and piece of Thai tradition and most times had to set up the days following up to the events. Occasionally, my teacher duties sometimes stretched further as I attended seminars at schools and universities around Thailand and played a host to these events, where I did online training to Thai teachers on how to teach a foreign language and even had to be a judge to music and dance competitions to represent my school and university as an English Director. I built strong relationships with my students and outside school would spend time with them and at times support them at competitions for sports, music and other extracurricular activities.

I came with no previous teaching experience, but am leaving with a wealth of knowledge and skill from my time there, not only from teaching, but also from the beauty of Thai culture. I had a really immersive experience, with everyone in my day to day life (students, teachers, parents, locals) all with little to no understanding of English language, thus leading me to having to adapt by learning Thai to be able to communicate with them and language exchange, with a strong barrier, using body language and facial expressions everyday and getting to visually elicit meaning and understand their personalities and over time learning one another’s language and using that experience to incorporate into my teaching practises and learning myself by finding and enacting new ways of communication without speech and how to understand and use language correctly, finding shared interests and making them laugh constantly to form a strong bond and trust and Thai people respect you attempting to speak their language as they know how difficult it is for themselves to try to speak yours, a mutual respect and appreciation. A lot of my teaching was trial and error at first, many lessons experimenting to find my style, as I had so much creative freedom, given just the curriculum inside a workbook and then could base any lessons from that, all material, activities and practises were in my control and at my access and everyday each student was so excited to learn the language and practise it together in fun innovative ways. I exercised using pitch, tone and pace to help in understanding, speaking slower, enunciating and elevating my voice for certain words and phrases, as the Thai language is a tonal one and so easier for them to learn and pick up meaning if you use English in the same manner. I split up the lessons by skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and made sure every student participated in class, but always was patient with their comfort and confident, encouraging them to enjoy learning and receiving feedback from their parents about how happy they are when they leave school and love my classes, means everything and makes it such a fulfilling position, as teaching a foreign language is one of the most challenging jobs, but also overwhelmingly rewarding, to be able to teach life lessons inside and outside the classroom, providing them with the tools they need to survive and communicate out in the world naturally everyday and being a role model to them and knowing how much you’re appreciated, it honestly made me realise my full potential and purpose out in the world. The analogy I have used to describe my perspective is that teaching was like watching a foreign film for the first time without subtitles, never hearing the language before, that was the most accurate way to explain what it is like teaching a foreign language.

I was far outside of my comfort zone as I moved out to Asia by myself, leaving all I ever knew to live alone for the first time, teach for the first time in a country and culture I had never been to before and so with all of that I experienced a lot of culture shock naturally and throughout the duration of my teaching, had to participate in many activities, celebrations and traditions in full Thai fashion, eat the best food I have ever had in my life (also the spiciest), adjust to the scorching high temperatures of Thai summer and adapt to living and driving and got to travel and explore the country and absorb everything going on around me; it was like living life for the first time again, absolutely everything was alien to me and that is such an exhilarating and euphoric feeling. Everyday was unpredictable, new and different and an unforgettable experience, adventure and sacred story worth telling, all of it was worth capturing, the tales are endless, I never wanted to put my camera down, but also embraced Buddhist practises of being present and just appreciating the moment with no expectations and I know I will never forget a single moment of any of it, the greatest memories, it was a life changing journey and the happiest and best time of my life without a doubt and just the beginning of what is to come, teaching in Asia, moving out here was the best decision I have ever made.

I had never known or had anything like this before, the way Thai people welcome you into their lives and homes, take care of you and the kindness they show, always smiling and willing to help with anything and everything, even if they don’t understand, and my favourite thing is how they are a proud nation of their culture and community is the most important thing, they do everything together and being brought into that community, there is no greater feeling, everyday everyone in my area waving at me and rushing to come and greet me, excited to interact even if just for a few moments, it is such a heartwarming experience and something that became routine and I couldn’t believe I’d lived so long without having this before and now couldn’t imagine my life without it, it was all I could’ve ever possibly asked for and so much more and I couldn’t begin to thank them all for everything they had done and given to me, I felt so at home, safe and comfortable from my first day until my last and couldn’t catch my breath most days due to how incredible it felt to be treated this way and everything I was included in.

The children are the best part, they started my day, kept me going through the tough days and also kept me grounded and humble and made me look forward to going to work everyday, seeing their excitement whenever they saw me, shouting ‘teacher’ and running to hug me, it made everyday worth it, everything was always for them and I felt at the end that I was just meant to find each and every one of them. I am leaving knowing I made a difference in not only the children’s lives, but everyone else around me everyday in the lasting relationships I made, contributing an active and valuable meaningful impact. It was an adventure, journey of self discovery and introspection, so much personal growth alongside seeing the growth and development of each student, where I learnt even more than I taught, about their culture and language; it was beyond all of my expectations and during the tough and long days, exhausted and frustrated, when I just wanted it to end to finishing and never wanting to leave and saying goodbye to the life and home I’d built one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do and I leave unbelievably grateful, forever changed and ready to spread the kindness and customs I have gathered in my time around the world and proud of who I became, appreciating language more than I ever have before.

I came to Thailand with the company Xplore Asia, who assisted with every step of the journey, from the interview, job applications and placement, the whole visa process, flights and accommodation, legalising my degree and background checks and all the steps needed to work abroad in pre-arrival preparation and then when I arrived in the country, had airport pickup, orientation, language classes, history of the culture and further training in the field of teaching and education. I was then passed onto my agency at Kids English, who provided me with my job as an English teacher at the school and on hand assistance and support through the whole year, always giving me advice, information and helping with any questions or situations I had with the best solutions and frequently keeping communication, checking in on me and my experience and listening to everything I have to say and sharing their own personal stories and it was so comforting and were extremely inspiring by building up my confidence and praising my accomplishments and my journey and staying by my side from the first day until the last, I was extremely blessed with the team I was given and will be staying in contact to be able to share future endeavours, as they were there for the beginning of my teaching career and I owe part of my success to their support and care and cannot recommend them enough to future foreign teachers in Thailand.

  • culture exchange
  • personal growth and discovery
  • satisfaction of teaching children
  • miss-communication and misunderstandings with language barriers
  • long days and late nights with meetings and setting up events
  • controlling large classes with no other English speaking teachers to assist


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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Kyal Johannisen

Kyal Johannisen is a High School English Teacher that is currently teaching in Thailand. His range of teaching includes speaking, reading, and listening.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program because it was always a dream for me to come to Thailand. I have always been fascinated by the Thai culture and people. Doing this program has allowed me to come to this beautiful country and I am truly grateful. Teaching has always been a passion of mine, so getting the opportunity to teach abroad was something out of a dream.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

The program organized nearly everything. From assisting me with the paperwork, training, transport to get to the location, mentorship, accommodation, a sim card, and just about everything you need to be set up for your new adventure. The things you are responsible for includes your plane ticket and overall finances to get set up in Thailand.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

To have a open mind, be kind, and have patience. As a Westerner things tend to move very fast and at a rapid pace. Things in Thailand however gets done in a less rushed way. The other thing I will say, is to be ready for a culture shock. But do not worry, the people of Thailand are so kind and friendly that they will always be open to teaching you things about their culture.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

The day begins with one waking up in a sweat, and no it is not a fever. Thailand is just that hot! So make sure your place has a air conditioner. The rest of the day tends to move relatively quick. It is often filled with activities and classes. Language is always a barrier, so always try to speak as slowly as possible, especially when you are trying to explain something. The lunches will most likely become a highlight of the day as there are so many options at such cheap prices. The nights are also as exciting as you will often find yourself meeting locals who are curious to know more about you and your culture. The Thai people are always so proud of their culture, so always try to learn a thing or two.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear was that I wouldn't get along with the kids and teachers of the school, leaving me completely isolated. But I can happily say that this was not at all the issue. The people of Thailand are so kind and welcoming. The teachers were helpful and the kids are so respectful. My views have changed in so many ways already, all being very positive.

Write and answer your own question.

There is so much to tell, but I will say this. Thailand is such a unique and beautiful country that to not at least attempt this program would be a missed opportunity. From the kind people, amazing food, and beautiful views, Thailand is a truly worthy experience.

Staff Interviews

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


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Foreign Teacher Coordinator
Tang is a communication graduate, with amazing communication skills. She can problem solve and work independently or as part of a team. She is a true asset to Kids English Thailand's Team
Tang with a white button up shirt, black blazer, and dark hair tied in a bun

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel was when my family took me to Myanmar. We got to visit some ancient sites, temples, and cultural sites. We also got to go up in the air in a hot air balloon at sunrise and to this day it is one of the most memorable moments of my life. I have many pictures from that trip that I treasure and have displayed around my house.

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

Working for kids English Thailand really allowed me to use my degree in communications in a real-world situation. I am more confident; my English ability has increased, and it is statistically proven via English Proficiency exams that I have taken after the fact. Using English everyday instead of my native tongue Thai has accelerated my growth, which is something I am eternally grateful for and have admiration for Kids-English Thailand for creating an environment that is conducive to personal development.

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

Working for Kids-English Thailand means that I meet foreign teachers from multiple countries and multiple walks of life! Some people are very independent whilst others need the 24/7 support that Kids-English Thailand provides. My favorite story that I tell people is from one night back in late 2021 a teacher called the Kids-English Thailand Hotline and I answered, and they needed advice on how to use a rice cooker that they had just bought, because the instructions were in Thai. For someone who has been using a rice cooker from aged 10 at first it felt like an unusual question, and I had to take a step back and put myself in someone else’s shoes and see something from a different perspective and provide the necessary support and guidance. This memory and life lesson will live on I me for the rest of my life!

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

Kids-English Thailand before 2020 had a successful China program, but post 2020 the China program is on pause and Kids English Thailand now focuses on Thailand. I would have loved to experience the teaching in China Program. I watch Chinese drama shoes and movies and I am huge fan of the ancient history of China. Having the opportunity to visit the ancient sites I see in dramas and movies would be an amazing experience for me and one I don’t know if I can ever fulfill!

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

Kids English Thailand is a company that is attempting to make coming to work abroad as affordable for everyone involved. There isn’t a profit driven culture inside Kids English Thailand, it is a culture shaped around personal development, personal responsibility, and most of all affordability for all parties involved. Kids English Thailand truly lives up to their motto of:
Inspiration, Immersion, Impact

A teachers’ impact is the inspiration for the younger generation!”
— Kids-English Motto

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

The biggest factor in my mind to make a company successful is transparency. Always striving for transparency and taking feedback seriously and attempting to improve the internal working of the company. I see this in the day-to-day work life and culture at Kids English Thailand and I believe it is a business model that can succeed, however, it’s a long-term approach and not a short-term profit driven mindset. I am proud to be working for a company that cares about the work they do and the impact they have!

Kids-English Thailand is striving for a genuine meaningful work and travel experience despite the challenges and the hurdles that is the primary focus and culture inside the company.