Dress Code
Q: What is the dress code at school?

A: Male teachers are expected to wear a professional white shirt, smart black trousers, tie, belt, and black or brown office footwear. A tie will be provided by MediaKids at the orientation course. Male teachers are also required to have a trimmed professional look for both their hairstyle and facial hair.

As for female teachers, a professional white blouse along with a smart black or plain skirt, belt, and closed-toe professional shoes are required. Two white blouses will be provided by MediaKids at the orientation course.

Q: What kinds of accommodation are provided by MediaKids?

A: Accommodation is pre-arranged in the form of an apartment, small house, bungalow, or a room in a shared house. Most of the accommodations are chosen based on proximity to the school, amenities, and budget. Depending on location, single/shared houses may be provided or suggested. Most accommodations will be studio-type apartments.

3,000 Thai Baht housing allowance is provided by MediaKids. Depending on school location and availability, we have three different contracts for accommodation:

  • Take Care – the cost of rent will be transferred directly by MediaKids to the landowner every month
  • Over Budget – 3,000 Thai Baht will be transferred directly by MediaKids to the landowner every month, and any amount in excess will be deducted from the teacher’s salary
  • Take Budget – 3,000 Thai Baht will be included on top of the monthly salary, and it will be the teacher’s responsibility to find their own accommodation

Q: What amenities are included in the accommodation? Are utility bills covered by MediaKids?

A: All accommodations include basic amenities such as a bed, dresser, and air conditioner. Moreover, depending on location and type of accommodation, some will include extra amenities, e.g., TV, fridge, sofa.

Teachers are responsible for monthly utilities, such as electric and water bills. These can be approximately 1,000 Thai Baht/month depending on usage.

Q: How far is the accommodation from the school?

A: Most of our accommodations are a five to fifteen-minute commute from the school. Many placements are within walking distance, but some places require you to take public transportation or ride your own motorbike.

Q: What school activities do MediaKids teachers typically participate in?

A: Aside from instructing the main curriculum program (ECD/IEP/MEP), teachers are required to implement any supplemental programs provided to the school by MediaKids Academy, including but not limited to the following:

  • MediaKids Awards – Teach and train the students using the English vocabulary lists provided by the curriculum team
  • Open House – Participate in an open house event where the general public can take a look around the school and learn more about it
  • Morning Talk – Prepare a topic of discussion to present for 2-5 minutes at the morning assembly
  • Morning Greeting (Gate Duty) – Greet students and parents at the front of the gate as requested by the school
  • MediaKids Application/MediaKids Online – Assist the students with learning through the MediaKids application/online platform
  • English Camp (usually held on a weekend) – Lead a team of students through fun, energy-filled games and activities
  • Teaching Thai Teachers – Teach English to Thai teachers by creating your own presentation using a provided list of topics
Orientation Course
Q: Do we have our own private rooms or are we expected to share?

A: The room we arrange is a shared room. Private rooms are available on request for an additional cost of 450-500 Thai Baht per night.

Q: Will food be provided?

A: Snacks will be provided during breaks, however, meals before and after the course will be the responsibility of the teachers.

Q: How will the orientation benefit the start of my life in Thailand?

A: We will provide you with information about how to work with Thai schools and Thai students. You will also be supported with a curriculum, lesson planning guidance, and grading workshop. During the course, you will be taught basic Thai phrases and get the chance to meet other foreign teachers and MediaKids staff that you will be working with throughout the semester.

Q: How is the working visa processed? A: Due to various challenges brought about by COVID-19, the requirements and process in obtaining a Non-B working visa are now completely different from pre-pandemic times as these are subject to change depending on the current situation. For new teachers, your recruiter will keep you updated with the latest visa information during the application and placement process. For renewing teachers, your consultant and HR Generalist will be in touch with you.
Work Permit
Q: What are the steps needed in order to get a work permit?

A: Once you have your Non-B working visa, the team can already begin the process of obtaining your work permit. MediaKids will cover the cost of your work permit, however, the medical check needed to process this document will be the teacher’s responsibility. Medical checks usually cost around 400 to 1,000 Thai Baht depending on the clinic or hospital. Your area consultant/s will be in touch and assist you with the process.

Q: How is the transportation in Thailand?

A: It is very convenient and inexpensive. You can choose from a variety of modes, including airplane, bus, van, taxi, tuk-tuk, songtaew, motorcycle taxi, and train.

Q: What are the main airports in Thailand?

A: We have 2 main airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport. Some provinces also have international airports, such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Krabi, Samui, Surat Thani, Udon Thani, and Ubon Ratchathani. There are also a large number of domestic airports for easy access to the rest of Thailand.

Q: How are the buses?

A: Buses in Thailand are widely used. You can take a bus anywhere in Thailand. The regular schedule runs throughout the day. Mochit Bus Station in Bangkok is the main station going to the north and northeastern regions. Sai Tai Mai offers services to the south. Many people prefer the night buses for long trips as they are very comfortable to sleep on.

Q: How are the trains?

A: Like buses, trains reach all areas of Thailand, are inexpensive, and are widely used. They have many scheduled throughout the day and beds are available for night trips. While they usually take a bit longer, it’s a beautiful way to travel, giving you the opportunity to admire scenic views along the way.

Q: Do you provide insurance?

A: MediaKids provides free accident insurance during your first semester courtesy of Navakij. This covers general accidents (e.g., vehicular, animal bites) and does not include sports-related injuries.

Teachers who renew with MediaKids receive health insurance which covers inpatient cases over 6 hours of admission and emergency outpatient treatment due to accidents.

For any queries or more specific information (e.g., covered benefits, sum insured per case), feel free to contact your HR representative.

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