Thai people can speak English but many of them are too shy to talk to foreigners because it is almost normal for Thai people to be polite and shy especially with the Westerners.
This is a gap for native English speakers to go and teach Thai people. If you have a chance to teach them, not only teach them how to speak, but also teach them not to be shy as well.
One of the advantages for teaching English in Thailand is that it is possible to be an English teacher there without a degree but it is usually in the form of volunteer with some non-profit organizations. You can go to an up country area to be a volunteer English teacher. There are more opportunies up there.
You can surely be happy from relaxing Thai way of living, but in term of money, volunteer teacher is not your answer.
Teaching English in Thailand: what if I want to?
If you are interested to start your teaching English career in Thailand, you can find information and opportunites from the Internet as the following.
- Go to job finder websites on the Internet and apply with them
- Try searching from online communities for foreigners in Thailand
- Check with foundations or any related institution where are looking for volunteer English teachers.
- Check from English Forums. There are sometimes people looking for English Teachers oversea there.
Kinglishschool also have forums for English teacher job finders and for recruiters. You can try it. It is totally free.