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Teach English in Thailand for May

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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FLIGHT REIMBURSEMENT offer for teachers who can start ASAP

Are you the adventurous type seeking to travel, explore and immerse yourself into rich and authentic cultures? Why not teach in Thailand! MediaKids Academy is currently...

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Teaching Openings for IT NES Teachers

MediaKids Academy is looking for Native English Speaker teachers to teach IT in our MEP program in government schools across Thailand. Every semester we are placing more

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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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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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MediaKids Academy Reviews

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 for May

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 for May

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 for May

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    8

  • Support Services

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Community

    10

The path less traveled...

Coming from one of the largest cities in the USA, I was a bit nervous to set off to Thailand on my own to teach English in a rural area. After arriving in my town in Mahasarakham, I soon came to realize that living and teaching in a rural and unfamiliar area was the best decision I could have made. The school and Thai teachers were so friendly, to the point that I became very close with them and we hung out every day. The rural provinces are so beautiful to explore as well. Many people come to Thailand and go to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the islands. But very few get to experience and immerse themselves in the culture off the beaten path. The MediaKids staff were great at helping me adjust to to living and teaching in Thailand.. Everything was sorted for me, from accommodation, to visas, to curriculum and general support. So I was pretty much just tasked with teaching, enjoying my time, and becoming part of the community, which I gladly did. If you are thinking about coming to teach in Thailand, I highly suggest at least trying one semester in the small provincial towns of northeastern Thailand. MediaKids will be there to support you.

Program: Teach English in Thailand for May

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    5

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Compensation & Benefits

    6

  • Support Services

    5

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Community

    3

MK experience

MediaKids is a fine company to work for. The curriculum could be improved by adding different versions of tests and assignments for higher or lower levels. The flashcards are adequate, but lack cultural sensitivity and diversity in that they are quite typically eurocentric and patriarchal. However, this kind of thing is par for the course with most companies no matter the industry. Also the images used in the vocabulary cards are often insufficient to demonstrate the concept in question and could greatly benefit from the addition of Thai translations. Some teachers in rural areas will have to print the vocab cards themselves when they arrive at their schools, which is slightly disappointing. Props for games and activities may have to be made by the teachers in some schools, which is time-consuming. The corporate hierarchy is vague and undefined so it is difficult to know who to ask about certain issues, and in some cases the staff either cannot or will not help to resolve miscommunications or find solutions to problems within the school. There is a lack of organization within the company that is often frustrating for a new teacher. However, once you get used to the lack of interdepartmental communication and oversight, it's actually quite nice because you have a lot of freedom to teach the lessons how you want without any micromanaging (or regular managing for that matter). The curriculum consultants are friendly, helpful and effective. HR should be more concerned with teacher retention.

Program: Teach English in Thailand for May

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