December 2011

All the latest promotions from Thailand's major TEFL course providers

Island TEFL is offering ajarn readers the chance to enrol on any of its 120-hour courses at Koh Phangnan, Koh Samui or Phuket for as little as 29,900 baht. Sign up with a friend and you'll both get 30% off the regular course prices. Island TEFL also has a guaranteed job placement program. In addition to that, 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 popular South East Backpacker website. For more info on Island TEFL courses and services, e-mail Phil Dunne or call him on 084 755 4968

Samui TEFL has just two places left on their course starting on January 9th and you can pick up those places for a New Year special price of just 35,000 baht. Samui TEFL has a testimonials page if you want to see what other people thought of the course. Why not check out their Facebook page as well while you're at it.

Teach Abroad Thailand is offering a 2 for 1 package if you sign up in December for one of their TEFL courses - and you can choose to study in Koh Samui, Bangkok or Pattaya. There's never been a better time to find a friend! 

What's going on at SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai?, well, some SEE TEFL graduates have got together to create a SEE TEFL alumni association. Its aim is to connect SEE TEFL graduates and ESL teachers working in Chiang Mai in order to share their experiences of living and working in Northern Thailand. All SEE graduates are invited to the first SEE TEFL alumni social and professional development evening on Saturday December 17th. It's an opportunity to network with current and past trainees, plus it should be an enjoyable evening just before the holiday season kicks in.

The alumni group is run by SEE TEFL graduates. Check out their Facebook page  Oh and SEE TEFL has now reached over 5,400 views of its 'typical TEFL teaching practice day video on YouTube. It's well worth a look and really gives you a flavor of what goes on in the teaching practice sessions.

UniTEFL, TEFL course providers based up in Chiang Mai, are offering a FREE 60-hour on-line TEFL course for the highest score in the UniTEFL English quiz and what's more - they are offering a free on-line course for every day of December. Must be worth a go surely because you can enter as many times as you wish. So go on - test your English language knowledge.

Established TEFL course providers Text and Talk have a very interesting offer included in their Bangkok course beginning on the 3rd January 2012. Those who enrol on this course and mention as their source of information will receive two months free accommodation at the Poonchok Mansion, which is a luxury serviced apartment nearby. Get in there now because the accommodation offer only holds good for that January course in Bangkok. In addition, Text and Talk guarantee good employment for any of their course graduates. They also include a TEFL for Young Learners course worth $660 US absolutely free as part of the regular course (very useful if you plan on teaching children)

Text and Talk TEFL courses are spread over six weeks from Monday to Thursday, giving teachers three days to relax and do other things. For more info visit the Text and Talk website or alternatively e-mail Mr James Parmelee with all your questions. You can even call him if you like on 081 847 7248. US Toll free number is 1 866 554 4438

TEFL Plus is having an attractive 'end of year sale'. If you register for their advanced TEFL course, starting on January 16th 2012, you can save 50% of the course fee. So that's a four-week, 125-hour certificate for just 21,000 baht. Not a bad deal at all. You need to reserve your place because understandably seats are very limited if you want to take advantage of the special offer. Fill out the enrolment form on the TEFL Plus website and don't forget to mention that you saw the deal on

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.

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