Who We Are


At BKS, we're proud to give students the English skills they need to succeed in the real world. Whether students go on to become active in Thailand's growing international business sector, or learn a few words to help them communicate with foreigners, we measure our success one student at a time.



BKS began in 2010 with a simple mission: To improve the quality of and access to English education for children in public schools. We recognized that Thai students face unique challenges in English class, such as being taught in large classes by novice teachers - often without textbooks. Not surprisingly, many students fail to learn in such an environment.

What To Expect As A BKS Teacher


Teaching in Thailand will be an unforgettable experience. Teachers consistently say they've had the time of their lives while doing something good for society upon completing their teaching contracts.



From the moment you arrive in Thailand, BKS staff will make sure you have an easy transition to your school. You'll know where you're going, how you're getting there, who to talk to once you arrive and where you'll be living - all before you land in Thailand.



Along the way, you'll find a welcoming local culture that values balance and inner-peace - while not forgetting to add a fair mix of fun. In the countryside, expect to receive invitations to have dinner, visit local parks or take a trip with the local people. Many people in your city or town will take an interest in you, and will want to hear about both your home country and tell you about Thailand.



You'll be working in Thailand, which is far different from being a traveler. Being an actual resident will allow you to see what Thailand is really like behind the tourist facade. You'll soon be speaking a few words in Thai and have local friends to shed light on one of the world's most exotic countries.



Day-to-day, the initial nerves of conducting a classroom will soon dissolve into the rhythm of attending morning meditation, planning your classes, getting to know your students and participating in school activities. If you have a hobby or a favorite sport, share it! Your students will love to join you. The more fun you have with your students, the more you'll get out of being a teacher.

Application Process

The application process is simple.
  • 1) Submit your resume to recruiting@bangkoksuccess.com. BKS HR staff will review your background, and if we like what we see, we'll be in contact immediately.
  • 2) Our HR staff will schedule either a Skype or in-person interview. We're located in Thailand, so if you're abroad, your interview will likely be in the early morning or late evening your time.
    The BKS Skype ID is bangkok.success.
  • 3) Our HR staff will offer you a contract. Review, sign and scan the contract back to us via email. Then mail the hard copy of the contract to our office.
  • 4) Buy your ticket to Thailand and let our staff know your arrival details.
  • 5) Our staff will either issue documents for your Non-Immigrant B visa or advise you on your visa process if you'll be arriving on a tourist visa instead.
  • 6) Fly to Thailand, and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

Current Openings


Bangkok Success conducts interviews on a rolling basis. We are now hiring native English, Chinese and Japanese speakers for the May 2016 school year.


To apply, please send your resume to recruiting@bangkoksuccess.com. We'll get back to you to schedule an interview.

Salary and Budget

BKS works with government schools throughout Thailand. We pay native English-speakers 30,000THB monthly to teach English conversation, and 32,500THB to teach math or science. Teachers with a math- or science-related degree may qualify for slightly more depending on the school.


On occasion, BKS employs non-native English-speakers to teach English courses. The salary varies depending on the school budget.


BKS also employs native speakers of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and occasionally French. Salaries vary depending on the school.


Outside of Bangkok, you should expect to spend 10-15,000THB monthly on food, housing, transportation and daily living expenses. This affords a middle-class lifestyle. You can either save or take weekend trips with the rest of your salary: It's up to you!


Keep in mind that the average salary for a Thai person is 12-15,000THB monthly.


Upon arrival in Thailand, BKS will have you visit a branch of Standard Chartered Bank to open a local bank account. You'll receive a Visa debit card, and BKS will deposit your salary into this account.


BKS can also arrange for both accident and health insurance at extremely low rates through Bangkok Bank. Keep in mind that the cost of medical treatment is very inexpensive in Thailand.

Housing


BKS arranges for housing to be available at local prices close to all of our schools. Expect to pay roughly 2,500THB to 4,000THB monthly in rent.


Upon arrival in Thailand, BKS staff will put you in contact with the landlord, and you'll be able to move in right away. You should prepare to pay the first month's rent upfront along with a security deposit equal to one month.


You are not required to live in housing that BKS arranges. If you'd like, you can find your own housing which may be amenable for teachers who are already familiar with Thailand.

Visa and Work Permits


BKS has you covered when it comes to getting your working visa and work permit.


Our staff will either sponsor your working visa - which is called a Non-Immigrant B - before you arrive in Thailand through the Thai consulate or embassy in your home country, or have you do a visa run to Laos for your working visa after you arrive. If you bring your original degree to Thailand, BKS can also sponsor your working visa here in Bangkok without having to leave the country. Teachers bear the cost of the NIB visa.



After you have your NIB visa, our staff will then process your work permit through the Thai Ministry of Labor. BKS not only obtains the work permit for you, but pays for it as well.

THAILAND IMPORTANT DATES



May 11, 2016 New Teacher Orientation in Bangkok
May 16, 2016 School Year Begins
May 20, 2016 Visakha Bucha
June 20, 2016 June Solstice
July 1, 2016 Mid Year Bank Holiday
July 18, 2016 National Holiday
July 19, 2016 Asalha Bucha Day
August 12, 2016 The Queen's Birthday
October 1 - 10, 2016 First Term Ends
October 23, 2016 Chulalongkorn Day
October 27, 2016 New Teacher Orientation
November 2, 2016 Second Term Begins
December 5, 2016 The King's Birthday
December 10, 2016 Constitution Day
December 31, 2016 New Year's Eve
January 1, 2017 New Year's Day
March 1 - 10, 2017 School Year Ends

About Us

At BKS, we're proud to give students the English skills they need to succeed in the real world. Whether students go on to become active in Thailand's growing international business sector, or learn a few words to help them communicate with foreigners, we measure our success one student at a time.


BKS began in 2010 with a simple mission: To improve the quality of and access to English education for children in public schools. We recognized that Thai students face unique challenges in English class, such as being taught in large classes by novice teachers - often without textbooks. Not surprisingly, many students fail to learn in such an environment.

 

To bring about change, we've developed a strong conversation-based curriculum with detailed daily lesson plans that both experienced and novice teachers can implement effectively in the classroom. We also provide our students with textbooks that employ the latest teaching methods and English-learning techniques, while only hiring teachers who care about helping students succeed.

 

We expect our teachers to be loyal to our students, and likewise, we take care of our teachers. We know that teachers need help as they take on life in a new country, and that having access to excellent information can make the difference between a great or terrible experience in Thailand.

 

As a joint Thai-Farang venture, we help our teachers navigate the intricacies of Thai culture, but with the guidance of fellow foreigners. Teachers can expect to be paid on-time every month, and assisted throughout the process of transitioning a non-immigrant B visa to a work permit.