All foreign teachers working in Thai schools are required to complete a Thai Language and Culture Course approved by the Thai Ministry of Education within their first year of service.Most Thai schools require foreign teachers to pay for this course themselves. A single course applicant will pay approximately 8,000 baht to complete the course.

Assumption College will arrange and pay for foreign teachers to complete the Thai Language and Culture course. However, if a teacher leaves the school and would like to keep their certificate to enable them to work in another Thai school they have to ‘buy’ the certificate from the school for approximately 3,000 baht.

If a new teacher is recruited from within Thailand and previously taught at a different Thai school they must be able to show their Thai Language and Culture certificate. If not, they must retake the three day course under the same conditions as other new teachers.