my name is Manuel and I'm a 19 year old German guy. Currently I'm volunteering as an English teacher in a rural school in Isaan (North-Eastern-Thailand). I enjoy teaching so much, that I think about taking another gap year to become a real teacher. I could get a TEFL or CELTA certificate, work for 6 months and hopefully save some money to travel.
But this decision involves a big investment of time and money (If I don't start studying now I'll have to wait until October 2014 and the certificate is not that cheap as well), and I'm not sure about my job opportunities.
I'm not a native speaker but I speak English fluently, the teachers I asked consider it good enough for teaching. I also speak French fairly well and basic Thai, so I know what learning a foreign language feels like. I don't have a degree, but very good A levels (if anyone cares about that) and by then I'll have the TEFL- or CELTA-certificate. I have a little teaching experience (taught Thai kids aged 8-15 independently for four weeks) and the Thai English teacher of the school considers capable for teaching English, so I'll probably get a good reference. I also plan to do a short internship at a school in Bangkok, because I don't think my future workplace will be as loosely managed as the village school where I teach right now.
The rest of my C.V. consists of another two weeks volunteering with children, 6 months work experience at a carpentry and 7 months travelling in Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
I'd prefer to work in Thailand, but other Asian countries are fine too.
Do I have any chances to find a job in Thailand or somewhere else with this C.V.?
If yes, what salary can I expect? Can I maybe save something?
I don't need much money to live, I don't smoke, rarely drink or go shopping and I would live in flat share. I was told a room in Bangkok is about 5000 THB, so I should be fine with 15000 THB a month.
Any information would help me a lot :)