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MediaKids Academy

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Are you the adventurous type seeking to travel, explore and immerse yourself into rich and authentic cultures? Why not teach in Thailand! MediaKids Academy offers teaching positions in Central, North and the Northeast of Thailand. Take this chance for an experience of a lifetime and earn a living at the same time! Adventure awaits you!

We are looking for Native English Speakers who are energetic, creative, responsible and culturally sensitive, with Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Apply now, and let our expert team take care of the rest for you!

Benefits include: accommodation allowance, work permit, Non-B visa, 24/7 consultant support, free accident insurance, free orientation course, curriculum provided, ATM card provided

If you are looking to get TEFL certified, we offered a Training & Placement program in partnership with GoTEFL Thailand.

Contact us today for more information about our teaching placements and GoTEFL program ! Placements are limited. You journey begins here!

Founded
2001
Headquarters

40/471 Prueksa B Village
Khlongsam, Klongluang
Pathum Thani 12120
Thailand

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Mazuin
10/10

My experience as an English teacher here in Thailand is such a fun and amazing adventure. My students are all jolly and participative that makes my classes interactive and fun. Also, my co-teachers are all kind and helpful all the time. Aside from working as an English teacher, I also got ample time to travel and visit different places in Thailand which adds to my rich cultural experiences here. When it comes to the agency, the staff and personnel of the MediaKids Academy are like our family. They are very approachable, reliable and responsible mentors of us. They always respond to our queries and concerns on time. They always make us feel at ease in our work and stay in Thailand. Hence, if ever that someone would like to come in Thailand to teach, I would definitely recommend Mediakids Academy to him/her.

How can this program be improved?
I think it is better if the MediaKids Academy will facilitate some tutorials or extra classes during the semestral break and summer break so that the teachers will have some money to support themselves during the breaks.
Yes, I recommend this program
Mazuin
10/10

My experience as an English teacher here in Thailand is such a fun and amazing adventure. My students are all jolly and participative that makes my classes interactive and fun. Also, my co-teachers are all kind and helpful all the time. Aside from working as an English teacher, I also got ample time to travel and visit different places in Thailand which adds to my rich cultural experiences here. When it comes to the agency, the staff and personnel of the MediaKids Academy are like our family. They are very approachable, reliable and responsible mentors of us. They always respond to our queries and concerns on time. They always make us feel at ease in our work and stay in Thailand. Hence, if ever that someone would like to come in Thailand to teach, I would definitely recommend Mediakids Academy to him/her.

How can this program be improved?
I think it is better if the MediaKids Academy will facilitate some tutorials or extra classes during the semestral break and summer break so that the teachers will have some money to support themselves during the breaks.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Heidi
6/10

Working for MediaKids has been my first experience teaching abroad and I have to say that they've done a great job at providing support for the logistical challenges of working in Thailand. My cultural consultants were very responsive and reassuring whenever I had questions about immigration, visas, work permits, holidays, or needed someone to help represent my interests to the administration at my placement school.

MediaKids has also provided great tools for my classroom. As a first-time teacher it was incredibly helpful to be given an outline for the semester, as well as recommended vocabulary and suggested classroom activities. At the same time, they give teachers room to personalize their lessons and cater to the varying level of students.

One thing I would note is that there seems to be a lot of disparity in people’s experiences working for this company. Some schools are very demanding and strict while others are pretty flexible and low-key. The level of students of the same age also varies from school to school. While my students are mostly polite and eager to learn, I have friends from orientation that have struggled with student behavioral issues and been unable to find support from MediaKids or their placement school. This variety might be unavoidable, due to the number of different schools across the country that use MediaKids ESL teachers, but it is still important to note if you’re considering working for them.

To conclude, it doesn’t seem like MediaKids is above the curve as far as ESL employers in Thailand. The pay and benefits provided by the company seem average for local standards (new teachers at public schools in rural areas). Also, regardless of which company or school you chose to work for, I imagine a lot of your experience living in Thailand will be dependent on your initiative and interests. All that being said, MediaKids is still a solid choice and I would recommend them as my experience being an employee of the company has been a generally good one.

How can this program be improved?
I would suggest MediaKids work on fostering a support network and invest in creating social events and gatherings for their teachers throughout the semester- especially those in more remote areas of Esan. To be entirely honest, one of my main reason for leaving the company after 1 semester is the feeling of social isolation and restricted access to activities Iike yoga, hiking, and camping - things that would typically occupy my free time State-side that are more difficult to recreate in rural Esan. I've been inventive with finding solutions for how to stay active in my free time, but there is still a very small western community in my town and the social isolation has been a struggle.
Yes, I recommend this program
Max
Max
8/10

Everyone has their reason for coming to Thailand. Some come for the adventure, some come for the partying, some come for the culture, and some--like me--have come for work. As I got on the plane that would take me to Bangkok for my orientation with MediaKids, I was, understandably, very nervous. Spending four months teaching hundreds of kids who speak a language that I don't seemed particularly daunting. But after the three-day orientation course with MediaKids, that nervousness was largely put to rest. From day one they did their best to quell any fears we had and make everything as clear as possible to us about what we should expect during this chapter of our lives. I left orientation with confidence I didn't expect to have and have never looked back. Yes, I was still a bit nervous on day one of teaching, but, because of MediaKids and their excellent staff, I was prepared. I'm over three months in now and can say that MediaKids still continues to be a delightful company to work for. Just about everyone I interact with from the company is very nice and genuinely cares about any issue I may have. It is quite refreshing to work for a company like them. If someone asks me about teaching English in Thailand, I will definitely speak favorably of MediaKids.

How can this program be improved?
I don't like that we are not given a full-functioning debit card. With the Bangkok Bank card they give us, I am not easily able to make purchases online (for plane tickets, etc.) or even at some stores. Also there is a 15 baht withdrawal fee every time I need cash. Not much, but it adds up.
Yes, I recommend this program
Rhea
7/10

This experience allowed me to be exposed to the Thai culture. I am able to speak a little bit of Thai now. I met many great teachers through this program. They pick you up from the airport, which I thought was great. My Area Consultants were very helpful when I needed them.

My school had a mid semester break. It allowed me to travel to other parts of Thailand on my spare time. I got to visit Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Koh Larn, U-Thong, Korat, and of course Bangkok.

I worked with high school students in Essan. The children can be fun to work with. They have a lot of fun school activities you can observe.

How can this program be improved?
Communication and Organization could be improved.
Yes, I recommend this program

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