— This is AUA's newest branch which is situated in the northern suburbs of Bangkok away from the traffic jams and pollution. It is just a 25 minute, 25 baht micro-bus ride to the centre of Bangkok (Victory Monument). Offering a different perspective on living in the thriving metropolis of Bangkok, Muang Thong gives you an insight into how many urban Thai people live. Although Tesco, Big C, Macro and Carrefour are within easy reach, as are restaurants from many cultures and five star hotels, fresh fish, vegetable, and meat markets offer produce at significantly lower prices than the city centre. Within five minutes of the branch there are typical Thai style food halls and fish restaurants offering live music every night.


We currently have a close knit team of nine teachers who are always prepared to support their colleagues, both old and new. There is a well-appointed and comfortable teachers' lounge with private lockers for each teacher. There is also a useful 'kitchen corner' with a large fridge.


— The pay rate for probationary teachers is 400 baht per hour, rising to 450 baht per hour in your third full year. Saturday/Sunday teaching pays 650 baht per hour. Participation in AUA's Professional Development Programme leads to a Year End Payment of 40,000 baht. Two and a half hour classes are currently offered at Muang Thong, starting at 4.10 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Thursday), and at 08.00, 11.00 , and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the branch is closed on Fridays.

If teachers worked 15 hours weekdays and 10 hours on weekends, they could expect to earn 12,500 Baht per week. AUA runs terms of six weeks. Between each term there is a free week for teachers, which offers an ideal opportunity for those teachers wishing to travel. Both Bangkok Airport and Mo Chit bus terminal are close by giving easy access to the whole of Thailand.


— Popular Condos (the white buildings in the distance), about five minutes walking distance from the branch, are available and include furniture and air-conditioning from 3,500 baht per month. Two bed roomed condos (from where this photo was taken) with living room, kitchenette, bathroom, balcony and air-conditioning are available from around 9000 baht per month. Furnished single room accommodation with bathroom, balcony and UBC cable T.V. on Chaeng Wattana Road opposite Tesco and Big C is available from around 5500 baht per month.

For more details of working at AUA Muang Thong and current vacancies, please telephone the manager Roxanne Kirkpatrick, at 02 980 7774 , or e-mail her at muangthong@auathailand.org


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