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Teach English in Thailand!

MediaKids Academy is a Thai organization that aims to improve the English language skills of Thai children by implementing an ‘English taught by Native Speakers’ program...

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Travel and Explore while Teaching in Thailand. Apply Now!

If you are the adventurous type who is constantly looking for new travel and cultural immersion experiences, grab this opportunity to teach in Thailand! MediaKids Academy...

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Job Openings for Science NES Teachers

Do you wish to bask in the beautiful beaches of Thailand and explore most of its attractions? This is possible by working in the country. MediaKids Academy has positions

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Teach | Travel | Explore | Inspire

MediaKids Academy is one of the most recognized TEFL job providers in Thailand, representing over 70 government schools across Northern, Central and North Eastern Thailand....

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Teaching Openings for Maths NES Teachers

MediaKids Academy is looking for Native English Speaker teachers to teach Math in their MEP program. Qualified candidates will work in government schools across Thailand....

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MediaKids Academy Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Community

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Support Services

    7

  • Compensation & Benefits

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Host School or Placement

    10

ESL teacher

Media Kids is a great company that has many schools in Thailand. Your experience can depend on the school where you are placed (I had a perfect school and loved 100% of everything). Media Kids' staff will always answer calls, always pay on time and will have your paperwork completed for immigration.
Some warnings, you will need to be very independent. Getting set up in the housing they provide, bank accounts, getting to and from immigration and especially the curriculum is all bare-bones. They offer assistance but it is on you to handle your day-to-day business and fill in the blanks where needed.
I totally recommend Media Kids, it's a great way to attain valuable teaching experience and further your teaching resume.

Program: Job Openings for Science NES Teachers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation & Benefits

    10

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Community

    9

First time English teacher

Have you ever decided to sell all of your belongings, pack up a bag, and book a one- way flight? That is exactly what I did. I completed my TEFL/ TESOL certification, applied for a teaching job in Thailand, and left the rest as a mystery. I was excited and nervous as I had never done this before but MediaKids Academy assisted me through every step of the way. Training was extensive and very helpful, i was able to get a sim card to stay connected to family, and they also taught us conversational Thai phrases that were extremely helpful.
Lesson plans were arranged and most necessary materials were provided. The staff was also extremely helpful with instructions and comments on any of the material that they provided and they were accessible at any given time of the day.
Working with MediaKids aided me in realizing how great of a teacher I could be and they helped me expand my potential.
Overall, I made wonderful friends, learned a wonderful language and culture, explored the most beautiful places, and found my new career. Moving to Thailand was by far the best experience and decision I ever made and would recommend everyone to do it too! Teach with MediaKids :)

Program: Travel and Explore while Teaching in Thailand. Apply Now!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    9

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Community

    9

Couldn't ask for better!

MEDIA KIDS have been absolutely fabulous in helping me through moving countries from the UK to Thailand and changing my career into becoming a TEFL teacher.
Having decided that Thailand was the country I was determined to teach in, but being completely bewildered where to even start - Media Kids from the word go have been fantastic.
I had plenty of Skype interviews, but Media Kids just felt completely the correct choice to go for, they made everything seem possible and easily doable (which it is.)
The company is young and enthusiastic, yet competent and utterly supportive. They are experienced and will go the extra mile to help when you need it.
Even before leaving the UK, they were on hand to help. They properly listened to all of my requests about where in Thailand I wanted to move to and why (I absolutely love where I've been placed in the North of Thailand - it ticks every box I asked for,) they listened to all of my concerns about getting all my documents in order before coming out here - and never made me feel silly for asking the most ridiculous of questions.
Even on arrival at the orientation, they remembered me which was a great personal and welcoming touch!
Now that I'm a few months into teaching and working with Media Kids, they remain ace. There's a team designated for your area, and they really are on hand whenever you need them - even if it's for translating a sign in a shop (thank you Kwan!!)
Any questions or worries I've had about the curriculum and / or teaching, they're there to help, without any judgement.
They really are super friendly and accommodating, I feel like I have a totally understanding support network to fall back on.
Now I'm in Thailand and I've met other TEFL teachers who use other companies, it seems like they have to do a lot of their own leg work with all the legal paperwork, to sorting out phone contracts, finding their own accommodation, navigating new curriculum's etc... (which trust me - if you don't speak or read Thai is pretty hardcore...!) but Media Kids take all that stress off and either do it for you - or guide you through every step of the way. Which is a huge deal breaker if nothing else!
They've made an exciting (but daunting!) experience all the better and I couldn't have made a better choice in choosing Media Kids.
Thank you!

Program: Teach English in Thailand!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    8

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Community

    10

Don't let your teaching trip to Thailand be a gamble

Choose Media Kids to help you every step of the way. I had so many Skype interviews with different teaching agencies back home in England, but it was an obvious choice to go with Media Kids. They’ve helped me every step of the way providing all the information I needed before jetting off, orientation in Bangkok, an easy to use teaching curriculum, to settling into life and actually working in Northern Thailand. This is only my first term teaching and it’s been as smooth as Thai silk. I have a team of assistants at MK to help me whenever I need them and I’m looking forward to many more months with Media Kids by my side.

Program: Teach English in Thailand!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    10

  • Community

    10

First time teaching abroad.

After being in a job that had me physically and mentally exhausted I needed a change, thankfully I had recently finished my TEFL course and found a job opportunity to teach in Thailand. A week after I applied to MediaKids I had an interview, the next day I was offered the job at my choice of schools. Less than a month later I had arrived in Bangkok. I had a warm welcome when I arrived at the hotel, spent the evening getting my bearings and then got ready for the three day orientation which was interesting, taught me some basic Thai and explained various elements of teaching along with practising lessons with the rest of the new teachers. I had 5 days before I started teaching once the orientation finished, so I flew up to Chiang Mai where I climbed waterfalls, explored a cave temple and relaxed at some hot springs. Once I eventually arrived in my town, a nice rural area in the North of Thailand, I had a weekend to explore. I got to meet the Thai teachers and the director of the school, everyone was incredibly welcoming, the foreign teachers were introduced at a school assembly and we were each presented with some flowers which now decorate my desk in the office, a week after that we were taken out for a welcome meal which was absolutely incredibly, and presented with another plant, which decorates the head of my bed. Teaching has been an entirely unique experience, it started off very tough but as the students got used to me they are more talkative and even speak to me in English when they see me around town. While this is a small rural town there is still a lot to do, if you know where to look. I have made many friends here, and there is now a group of about 12 of us teachers who often meet up in the evenings or at weekends. Just yesterday, we hired motorbikes for 200 baht, roughly the price of a pint of beer back home, and spent the day driving through the mountains, visiting temples and relaxing by some rivers and waterfalls before returning to the weekly night market in town. If you are feeling stuck in your life, or just need to get away from everything, I would highly recomend applying to a MediaKids job listing and start a new life, have some incredible new experiences, see a brand new world with a totally different culture, enrich some young lives and have 24/7 support from the agency while you are doing all of this.

Program: Teach English in Thailand!

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