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Hourly Paid Instructors of English- Bangkok, Thailand

British Council
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Hourly Paid Instructors of English- Bangkok, Thailand

Company: British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Role Purpose 

Core Teaching Duties (Career Level 2 Global Standard)

  • Plan, prepare and deliver high-quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups, taking into account individual learning styles
  • Monitor progress and regularly provide feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, while actively promoting learner autonomy
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to: ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning
  • Support local marketing and promotional strategy; and assist the partner schools and universities (and wider teaching centre) team in delivering excellent customer service

Higher teaching duties (Career Level 3 Global Standard) (in addition to the above accountabilities)

  • Teaching to higher ELT standards
  • Contribute to enhancing the quality of teaching by acting as a role model, and delivering all course types, including more complex programs, and supporting and  guiding less experienced colleagues, including delivery of training
  • Develop materials and design courses as required

Requirements (Career Level 2)

  • High proficiency in English: i.e. Full mastery of English across all four skills, equivalent to CEFR c2 and IELTS band 8/9 (in each of the four sections of the academic version of the test)
  • Undergraduate university degree or equivalent
  • Recognised certificate in EFL: CELTA, Trinity cert TESOL or equivalent  
  • A minimum 1,200 contact hours’ experience gained from teaching two or more of the following age groups: 
  1. Young learners aged 4 to 7
  2. Young learners aged 8 to 12
  3. Young learners aged 13 to 17
  4. Adults (aged 18+)

Requirements (Career Level 3)

  • Undergraduate university degree or equivalent
  • TEFL-Q status: delta, trinity DipTESOL or equivalent
  •  Four years’ full-time post-certificate (i.e. Celta, trinity certTESOL or equivalent) experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels (young learners   and adults)
  • A minimum 1,200 contact hours’ experience gained from teaching two or more of the following age groups: 
  1. Young learners aged 4 to 7
  2. Young learners aged 8 to 12
  3. Young learners aged 13 to 17
  4.  Adults (aged 18+)   


  • Annual Leave and Vacation Periods, Hourly-paid instructors are entitled to six days of paid annual leave per calendar year, with this allocation being adjusted on a pro rata basis
  • Medical plan:Hourly-paid instructors will be enrolled onto the British Council’s medical insurance group scheme upon their commencement in post. The scheme for hourly-paid instructors is currently administered by Generali Thailand
  • Visa and work permit provided by British Council

Additional Information 

British Council Thailand is a large operation consisting of six Teaching Centres and a growing number of Partner School operations.Our main office is based in Siam Square, Bangkok with locations spread out across the Bangkok metropolitan area and around Chiang Mai.
We have about 4,500 young learners studying in our Teaching Centres, with an approximate 50/50 split between Primary (aged 6-11) and Secondary (12-18). We deliver Primary Plus and Secondary Success courses with the aim of developing confidence and ability in English whilst considering children’s development into well-rounded and expressive individuals
We also have 2,500 adult learners at our Teaching Centres, with an approximate 80/20 split between myClass and other adult courses such as IELTS Preparation. myClass allows students to take control of their learning by choosing content relevant to their learning needs as well as the time and location of their classes. Most students are aged from 18-34 and need to develop their communicative competence and proficiency. 
In addition to courses run at our own centres, the British Council works with approximately 3,000 learners at local schools, kindergartens and universities, with many of our managers, instructors and teaching assistants being based at offices sited at these locations. There are currently eight Partner School operations, four in Bangkok and four in Chiang Mai. 

Closing date and time: Friday, 26th Feb 2021 (23:59 CET Time)



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