When is the best time to do a course?

Positions for TEFL teachers in Thailand are available throughout the year.  Government run schools regularly hire for year long contracts 3 times a year. May/June   September/October and February/March.   In addition, many of these year long government contractual positions open mid-year due to unforeseen circumstances.  Private language schools and institutes generally hire mid-semester as this is the time most students choose to do additional studies.   International programs on the other hand will follow the western school calendar beginning in August/September for the first semester, January for the second and June/July for the summer programs.  In addition, many other countries follow slightly different calendars as well.