• Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
12 - 26 weeks
Classroom Audience
Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School

Program Details

  • Bachelor’s degree holder
Job Type
Classroom Audience
Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Salary / Benefits
* Monthly allowance 30,000 – 34,000 THB (US$880-US$1,000/€780-€885/£680-£770)
* Four week in-classroom TEFL Course in Chiang Mai
* 30 night stay at a central Chiang Mai hotel
* Full orientation upon arrival
* Accommodation assistance
* Weekends off
* All public holidays off
* Visa assistance
* Ongoing in-country support
Starting Price
Price Details
Secure your place with a deposit. Check Premier TEFL's website for current promotions.
What's Included
Some Accommodation SIM cards Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

4 weeks in-country TEFL training including 6 observed teaching practices with real students
30 nights resort accommodation during TEFL training
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course (Online)
Accommodation assistance
Help to set up a local bank account
24/7 in-country support

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
What's Not Included (Extra)

* International flights
* Police check
* Health check
* Vaccines
* Budget
* Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa and the cost is reimbursed in your first month’s allowance. Ask us for advice on this!
* Insurance
* Quarantine hotel

Aug 16, 2023
May 10, 2022
50 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Our top-rated Thailand internship is currently accepting applications for next semester.

Live in one of the most relaxed countries in Asia...Thailand aka The Land of Smiles.

You won't find a program offering better benefits for a 5 month (single semester) teaching commitment. Plus a chance to extend your contract and increase your salary the longer you stay, this is a lifetime opportunity to extend your time in paradise.

Each start date needs 15+ new TEFL teachers, contact us to find out more and find out which friends you want to apply with you!

Having 4 weeks of classroom-based TEFL training (including teaching practice) on arrival while staying in a central Chiang Mai hotel, you'll be fully prepared to dazzle students in the school with your newfound skills!

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Program Highlights

  • Dine on Thai favs including lanna cusine and banana-leaf wrapped sticky rice
  • Kayak around famous landmarks including elephant rock
  • Discover lost treasures in Thailand's oldest city
  • Climb Thailand's highest mountains
  • Spot tropical birds and lush greenery on hikes

Program Reviews

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  • Benefits 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Facilities 4.85
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

PremierTEFL Paid 5 Month Thailand Chiang Mai TEFL Internship

Moving to teach in Thailand was one of the best decisions I ever made. I met amazing people, grew as an independent individual, and gained valuable experience as a teacher! This program provided me with pre-departure assistance, training, and school placement that allowed me to live my dream of teaching and working in Thailand. Moving to a new country can be very difficult, especially with visa and COVID requirements. However, Premier TEFL's partners in Thailand were extremely helpful with this process. They made moving into a different country in the middle of a pandemic easy! Their training program was also super informative and included effective methods of teaching. When I arrived at my placement school I was able to see the progression of my students' learning with the methods taught to me. Additionally, I was living in a country with amazing food, beautiful mountains and beaches, and some of the kindest people I have ever met. If you're looking for the perfect place to begin a new adventure in Thailand, this is the perfect place to start!

  • Helpful assistance with paperwork before and during your time in Thailand
  • The training period allowed me to easliy make new friends
  • Great introduciton to living in a new culture
104 people found this review helpful.
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My experience with Premier TEFL

My experience with Premier TEFL has been absolutely amazing, especially their TEFL course. The amount of support and help I received through Premier TEFL was mind blowing. What company travels all the way to Thailand to check that you arrived safely and helps you through the orientation? They even took us out for dinner to get to know us more and what is more amazing is they helped me through the whole process! I could not have done it without you. You allowed me to continue my travels and experience a whole new culture. I was nervous traveling alone to Thailand but made so many new friends at orientation. I would definitely recommend Premier TEFL. They value their teachers and show so much appreciation towards them. You become apart of their family. Thank you ......

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve racking moment was the language barrier. Not everyone speaks English but most of them do. I had to learn a bit of Thai to get around or it made things difficult especially traveling on a bus and not knowing where they are going. Its best to learn the basics or you will land up like me in a different town :D. I managed to contact my agency and they were able to speak thai and help me out.
134 people found this review helpful.
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Internship Review

I had an amazing time doing my teaching internship in Thailand! By going through Premier TEFL I had everything taken care of for me which meant very little stress going into a huge transition, which was awesome! They have also been super awesome throughout the whole semester by checking in and sharing photos and everything in between. They really care for those who have gone through their company! I get messages about checking in to make sure things are running smoothly, to see if I need anything, asking about my weekend trips and comments about my photos. They do so much to make me feel taken care of and noticed as one of the many people they work with. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to teaching English abroad! I have had nothing but good experiences working with them!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Just have fun! Things here in Thailand are always changing and information seems to always change. Don’t let it bring you down, just enjoy!
131 people found this review helpful.
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A Life Changing Experience

Where do I start?!?😃 After much research and debating with myself about the 'what ifs' and 'buts' and 'maybes' my journey with Premier Tefl began after finding a suitable short term teaching experience abroad in Thailand. Premier Tefl have a fantastic website with job opportunities all around the world. The website is very easy to navigate but what I particularly love about Premier Tefl is the staff who work there. I have bombarded Premier Tefl with emails and every time they have responded so promptly. They have even gone as far as calling me while in Asia when I expressed my interest in another teaching position in Asia.

Premier Tefl have been with me every step of the way in this life changing, fun-filled journey. It's not easy to pack your life up and move away from home but for me Premier Tefl contributed to making this as stress free as possible. Premier Tefl will be sure to offer you all the reassurance that you may need.

Premier Tefl offer very easy to do Tefl courses to send you on your way to another country. The tefl course was very easy to complete. It was very manageable to do especially while continuing to work full time. It's all online.

After you complete the Tefl course, Premier Tefl set up an interview for you and help you to secure a position. This whole process was made very simple thanks to Premier Tefl.

Another major plus with Premier Tefl is they met all of us in Thailand during our three day orientation course before we began working. They were even there in Thailand to offer their assistance and best of all take us out into Bangkok and pay for our dinner.

A year and a half later after packing up my life and moving to Thailand, I am sitting here in Asia writing this review. You never know this could be you. If you are even considering moving abroad to teach English, my advice would be to simply ring or email Premier Tefl and just express your interest.
Waking up to sunshine everyday has changed my life. I've made the best of friends, immersed myself in a new culture and even learned a small amount of a new language. Premier Tefl have opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me that I never imagined possible before.

144 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience of my life!

If it wasnt´t for PremierTEFL I wouldn´t be where I am today, Thailand!

I spent too many years between two minds whether to take a TEFL course and teach abroad, and now I wish I had done this the moment I first heard about TEFL.

The TEFL course with PremierTEFL is really interesting and helped prepare me to step into a classroom for the first time. From the get-go the PremierTEFL team had all of the expert knowledge and advice I was looking for, I see them as my TEFL family now. :)

Thailand is a beautiful country with beautiful people. I could write a novel about the food, but to sum it up I will say it is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!! I use my weekends to travel, and can´t wait for the term break to spend a few weeks island hopping in the south of the country.

Being a first time teacher I was nervous to start my new profession, but the school have been so kind and supportive and now it seems like second nature to teach every day. I am already planning which country to choose for my next TEL adventure, with PremierTEFL as my TEFL guardian angels. <3

What would you improve about this program?
A longer orientation, we all had so much fun together!
136 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Premier TEFL Thailand Internship

Hands down! The best few months of my life!

I must admit I was a bit nervous to go off on my own to a foreign country as I've never been abroad for a longer period of time. But, I am so glad I did.

With the help of Premier TEFL, it was a breeze! From the moment I booked to the end of the internship. The friendly staff, their efficiency and always someone there to answer my phone calls and emails (I think I rang a bit too much haha!).

The experience in Thailand itself was something else! From the people, to the food, to the support, to the schools, to all the lovely people I met (who were in the exact same boat as me!)

Initially I thought 4.5 months was too long but it was too short! I wanted to live there forever! To anybody who is in two minds about going on an internship with Premier TEFL just DO IT! Take that leap of faith!

I've an experience, memories and friends for life! Thank you so much Premier TEFL!!

139 people found this review helpful.
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A great experience

I would highly recommend this trip.

Thailand was a great experience and Premier TEFL are an amazing company to provide you with everything you need. Their staff are friendly and efficient and always there to help.

10/10 I will certainly be recommending to my fellow teachers 👏

Asia was a country I have always wanted to explore and teach in and thanks to Premier TEFL I have been able to do so.

I am now looking to do China after this experience and I will certainly be returning to Premier TEFL to assist me with this.

Their level of professionalism is the highest I have seen, and I look forward to dealing with them again and travelling to more countries.

127 people found this review helpful.

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