All the latest news and deals from Thailand's major TEFL course providers
SEE TEFL are offering a last-minute deal on their August 6th course for ajarn.com readers. Although their early-bird discount period has expired for this date, they are still prepared to offer a $200 discount to the next two people who enroll for this course if they mention 'ajarn.com' on their registration form. SEE TEFL has 451 graduates from 47 classes, as of June 22nd, 2012. and you can view all the graduation classes on their Flickr photo album. Perhaps you might even know the odd face or two?
What's going on at Text and Talk? Well, they've got a couple of comprehensive courses coming up - one in Bangkok (24th July - 31st August) and the other in Pattaya (17th July - 23rd August) It's worth noting that Text and Talk guarantees employment for any of their course graduates. It's also worth noting that if you are too busy to attend the six-week course, you can do the course at home at your own leisure.
All Text and Talk courses include three free modules - the teacher's grammar module, the language comparison module and an English to young learners' module. You can check out all the info on the T&T website or contact James Parmalee, The Enrolments Director, for advice on courses, visas and general Thailand TEFL stuff. You can e-mail James or contact him by phone.
UniTEFL Thailand has a limited special offer for their August course beginning on July 30th at their Chiang Mai location. Enroll now and you'll get free accommodation for the month worth $250. Rooms will be reserved on a first come first served basis because there is a limited supply. You can also take advantage of UniTEFL's job placement network, which covers many places around the world and an extensive alumni base. All details on the UniTEFL website.
Chiang Mai University TEFL is now accepting applications for their September 10th course and have launched their 'Bring a Friend' promotion which means that if you and a friend both sign up for either the September or October 2012 CMUTEFL course you and your friend will eligible for 10% off the total tuition fees. This offer is valid until the 3rd August 2012. Don't forget to check out their official youtube page to see some of the recent June graduates along with a video diary of their experiences. They are taking on a lot of graduates from the program, who might have the opportunity to come back and teach on campus. Graduates will now also be issued with Certificates of Attainment for completing the 20-hour Thai Language and Culture Certificate Course following the CMUTEFL course.
How about taking your TEFL course in Chantaburi, often referred to as 'The City of the Moon'? Chantaburi is known for its gemstone industry and its tropical fruits. The Language Centre of Chantaburi are the TEFL course providers in this area and they are offering free accommodation as part of their TEFL package. Trainees will stay in a modern, furnished apartment with TV and laundry service - all just fifteen minutes walk to the training center. For those trainees who do not wish to stay in the apartments. LCC will contribute 3,000 baht to your accommodation costs - even for the weekend deal.
Island TEFL is offering ajarn readers the chance to enrol on any of its upcoming 3 or 4 Week, 120-hour accredited TEFL courses in Bangkok, Koh Phangnan, Koh Samui or Phuket for only 15,000 baht - which is a 66% savings off the regular prices. Island TEFL also has a guaranteed job placement program and are currently recruiting for schools throughout Thailand, throughout the year. You can get a taste for the program by watching the video on YouTube. If you visit the Island TEFL homepage, there is a link to an article about Island TEFL from the South East Backpacker website. For more info on Island TEFL courses and services, e-mail Phil Dunne or Skype him at "islandtefl"
TEFLPlus is having a "lucky draw" for a chance to win free hotel accommodation with its Phuket TEFL course. Just download TEFLPlus' free Surviving Thailand Guide stuffed full of useful info and tips for anyone interested in visiting Thailand. They're giving 4 lucky winners free hotel rooms in 2013. It could be you so why not enter!
Samui TEFL has just three places left on their August course at the promotional price of 35,000 baht. Samui TEFL has also teamed up with a swimming school on the island and now offers as an 'add-on' package, a course to qualify teachers as swim-instructors. This is a recognised certificate and students can complete their swim instructor training immediately after their TEFL course. Email them for more information.
What's happening at AYC, TEFL course provider and one of the largest teacher recruiters in Thailand? Well, they have cut the prices of their 120-hour on-site Bangkok TESOL Course to 799 USD for the regular course and 999 USD with private accommodation (a studio apartment)
AYC offers internationally recognized certification from INTESOL USA and NCFE UK and one of the aims of the course is to create a source of qualified and prepared teachers for the AYC English program in Thailand. A large number of teachers have already gained work through this channel. For more information, you can contact KD on 0892 357 356 or send an e-mail
In the latest Ontesol blog, you can learn how to teach English communicatively using songs! The TESOL article explains how to use songs with adult learners. After reading the article, a sample TESOL lesson plan will show you how to use a song to review grammar and integrate listening comprehension to speaking, reading and writing skills.
The American TESOL Institute is offering some nice deals and discounts on its Thailand TEFL courses. Special 2012 offers include a 290 US dollar discount on the Phuket course and they are still offering the Bangkok course at 2011 prices (950 US dollars) There is also a 100% job guaranteed placement service all over the world and volunteer internships in Thailand for eligible candidates. About half a dozen locations in Thailand - check out the website
With the help of some of Thailand's TEFL course providers, we've added an article to the ajarn website which lists ten of the reasons why Thailand can be a good choice for your TEFL course.
Steve, from the popular Chichester College TESOL Course in Bangkok, has written an excellent blog entry entitled, "How much Thai do I need to be able to speak?". This is the question on everyones lips when they first consider teaching English in Thailand and Steve's ever-friendly writing tone makes this piece a pleasure to read.