ThomasTopham wrote:I would advise against starting in the UK. ESL teaching is not a particularly prestigious job there, the competition is huge... I just can't see any upside.
I will certainly agree with Thomas on that.
Do remember however, that the much revered CELTA is based on teaching adults, but of course the basic principles are the same and there is lots of help on TEFL.net and other forums for ideas for teaching kids, if that happens to be what you want to do.
Here are a couple of links to help you on your way:
General & cost of living: http://www.nittayo.org/faq.html#question2
There are lots of TESOL courses in Thailand but this CELTA centre is owned by the retired former Cambridge University ESOL director for Southeast Asia: http://www.ihbangkok.com/celta_in_cm.html
It's not the cheapest, but the complete package actually represents excellent value.
And do check
the warnings on the other threads on this forum.