Huge Insult To Native English Speaking Teachers In Thailand

What is wrong with this job ad? I copied this employment advertisement from a website in Bangkok that has ads for teachers looking for teaching jobs in Thailand.
Please take a look at the salary for this Full-Time Head English Teacher position.
Please also take a good look at the requirements of this position.
What do you think? I'd love to hear your opinion especially since recently there has been lots of talk about this topic on many forums in Thailand about companies/schools who have the nerve to place advertisements like this and insult good qualified, highly motivated native English speaking teachers. Let me know what you think and while your at it let this employer know what you really think.

Unisearch Study Centres Bangkok (Thailand) At least 15,000 Baht/month

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Full Time Head English Teacher
Unisearch Study Centres, premier boutique language centres in Bangkok, are always expanding and looking for quality individuals to add to our dynamic team.

Full Time; Head English Teacher

Female Native English speaker age over 30 years old

B.A. in related fields / TEFL, ESL or equivalent cert. is an advantage

Energetic, confident and able to conduct our new activity based learning program

Teaching experience is advantage

Experience with small and young children is preferable

Able to work on weekend

Please submit your application in English with CV in details and recent photo to:

Unisearch Study Centres
105 Soi. Rachadapisek 14/1, Rachadapisek – Thapra Rd., Thonburi, Bangkok 10600
Phone:02-477-9344 / Fax:02-477-9343


  1. I agree it is too low a salary for any English teacher, native speaker or not as long as he/she is qualified, especialy since it is a supervisory position. I guess the hiring company thought they could recruit such an employee at that rate of pay in the recessionary economy.

    That said, kindly give me an idea as to how much a head English teacher should get as a native speaker and non-native speaker, per your knowledge of the job market. I am planning to teach English in Thailand.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I have been teaching English for almost 10-years. I know people who have been teaching here for 10-20 years, the sad thing about this is that salaries haven't risen much in that period. If you look at which is the No.1 site here in Thailand for foreigners looking to teach here. Many teaching jobs are starting out at around 30,000-40,000 Baht per month and this is for a native English speaking teacher with about 2-years experience preferred, Bachelors degree and TEFL preferred. Usually non-native English speakers are offered 15,000 Baht per month. For someone with experience, Bachelors degree and TEFL, I would have to say about 50,000 Baht for a supervisory position. But you must remember that my opinion and reality are to completely different things here in the land of underpaid teachers.

  3. Many things are wrong with this ad! First of all the salary for this opportunity is inhuman! Also, they need someone with more than a BA degree if they are looking for someone to be in charge of there English Program. Lastly, and probably more importantly is the tone of the ad. It's as if they will take anyone for this important opportunity. They should have specific requirements such as you need to have teaching experience in Thailand and have Professional Work Ethics for example. If you want to hire a good person for this job it has to be a very thoughtful ad.

    -Your Linkedin buddy!....LOL.


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