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Kids-English Thailand (KET)


Kids-English Thailand (KET) founded in 2009 is a fully licensed education training & staffing management company based in Sukhothai, Thailand. Our entirely committed & highly experienced team provides teaching jobs, training programs & internships opportunities across Thailand.
We have built up trust over many years with public & private kindergartens, elementary schools & secondary schools; we satisfy their educational staffing needs and provide 24/7 support. We also have over a decade of experience processing the complicated paperwork required for foreigners teaching in Thailand. For teachers in Thailand, our role is to provide salaried & stable teaching jobs in our partner schools which are located in the North, North-Western & Central regions of Thailand, and provide you with 24/7 support.


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Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely cannot put into words what an awesome experience I had in Thailand. I chose to study the TEFL abroad as I was a lone traveler and thought it would be a good way to meet people- I'm so glad I chose this option as the people I met along the way really made the trip for me! I was both excited and apprehensive about teaching outside of a main city but the placement could not have been better. The staff were fully supportive the whole time and added so much to the whole experience. I felt like I had an authentic Thai experience without being thrown in the deep end to fend for myself. All questions were answered, support was given for visas and work permits and I felt like I always had someone to turn to. Fully recommend this to anyone considering!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Myself and some friends visited a beautiful temple where we saw many monks- one of which was covered head to toe in tattoos! Not really sure what I was expecting but not that! I wanted to take a photograph but didn't want to be rude. It was quite a surprise.
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Yes, I recommend this program

This company is sooooooo amazing!!!!!! They have helped me in so many ways I can’t explain. I will be telling all of my friends about this company! Such a great help! I am so happy that I found this company!!!! Everyone at this company is super friendly and very accommodating! I am so excited to introduce the company to many of my friend and family members!!!! They are amazing at helping you find what’s right for you! They are extremely reliable and are always available when you need them! I will be sure to spread the word about this company to anyone looking for new opportunities to try you MUST venture out to they are definitely one of the best companies I have ever worked with!!!! You will not regret giving them a try!!!!!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Starting to plan your adventure in Thailand can be a daunting task. If planned correctly, this will be one of the best experiences of your life, the emphasis here is on the word 'plan'. The team at Teach & Discover Thailand made this process as streamline as possible, providing me with all the knowledge I needed before arriving in Bangkok. There are little things that make a huge differences in the Thai culture. These simple gestures or ways of addressing the Thai people can make the world of difference to your experience in Thailand. All of this was explained to me in great detail and before I stepped on the plane, I was ready for whatever Thailand may bring. The most important aspect of this program is the constant support from the team. When it comes to navigating the language and visas, they have you covered. When it comes to setting you up in your new school and surroundings, they have you covered! They took care of everything which allowed me to fully enjoy the experience. I cannot stress enough just how important it is to have a knowledgeable team to take care of you doing your time in the land of smiles. I trusted the team at Teach & Discover Thailand and they did not disappoint. Highly recommend.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
You will encounter many nerve-racking moments in Thailand as the culture, landscape, food and people will all be very unfamiliar. This program and the people involved made me feel at ease every step of the way. They are always available to assist, advise or handle any and all questions or queries that you may have. I met numerous people involved in programs across Thailand and after a few conversations regarding their services and support, I quickly realized that I was apart of the right program!
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Yes, I recommend this program

The content of the course was excellent, every bit of it was useful and practical. All of the sessions were very well prepared and informative. I learned more in that one month than I would have learned going to college for three years. I received great feedback that helped me improve and build confidence. The course was challenging but the staff made the whole process very easy so that all you have to focus on is teaching.The TEFL staff are all supportive, experienced and highly qualified. The trainers gave us a toolbox of resources and ideas, helped us with the lesson plans and gave innovative techniques for dealing with stressful situations teachers are often faced with. I feel confident and capable while applying for jobs. The staff gives general and personal job support. All the anxiety of beginning my first teaching job was alleviated upon completion of the course.

What would you improve about this program?
That it finished? haha. You'd be hard pressed to find any flaws in this program.
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Yes, I recommend this program

As a first time traveler I was a bit apprehensive about going abroad alone for the first time but I could not have been in safer hands! The staff were absolutely incredible from day one, answered all my questions (no matter how silly, and there were a lot of silly ones!) and were consistently helpful throughout my stay. The TEFL course was a lot to cram in but definitely worth the effort as it made the first day of school a lot less daunting. The best part was meeting other people in the same boat as me on the course and keeping in touch throughout my time in China, I never felt alone and I know I have made friends for life! We were given support regarding visas and other paperwork throughout which made the whole process a lot less of a headache. Definitely cannot recommend this enough, for anyone who is thinking of making the leap just go for it! Big shout out to everyone that helped make this adventure happen!!! Onto the next one!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Try to learn at least a tiny bit of the local language as it really does help to make friends and break down barriers! Theres loads of youtube videos and people take you a lot more seriously when they can see you are putting in the effort!

Staff Interviews

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

Matthew John

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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.

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!