TEFL Course News

February 2015

Our monthly round-up of news and promotions from Thailand's TEFL courses


 

 


SEE TEFL Chiang Mai - SEE TEFL up in Chiang Mai has been teaching a full-time 120-hour course for over nine years and can boast over 800 graduates. In addition to this very popular 4-week certification program, they now offer a teacher training and paid internship opportunity twice a year to coincide with the two school semesters in Thailand.

The SEE TEFL internship program is a great way to experience Thailand as a paid teacher, but also ideal for those who aren't ready to commit to a 4-week TEFL course program or a teaching commitment longer than five months. Internship includes pre-arrival classroom familiarization training, two weeks face-to-face classroom skills and cultural awareness induction training in Chiang Mai. Then a paid one-semester teaching job of four to five months in a rural or provincial Thai school. Interns are paid a minimum of 25,000 baht a month. More information here

SEE TEFL is also licensed by The Thailand Ministry of Education, which means they can help you with a non-immigrant visa. They have a webpage dedicated to all your visa options and how they can help you in each case. Well worth a look. 


Islandtefl.com - Island TEFL is offering free on-location (or online) 150-hour, internationally accredited, TEFL/TESOL training for Ajarn Readers during the Months of March, April, September and October at their Surin location with guaranteed job placement commencing in early May or November.

Island TEFL are partnered with the University of San Diego (USD) and Invasion Jobs in the U.K. On the 125-hour USD program - which is taught by The USD faculty - not only are you getting a respected certificate but should you decide to further your teaching career, the USD TEFL offers you the chance to earn credits towards their online M.A in Education or TESOL programs.

The Island TEFL/USD course comes with a twice-a-year guaranteed job placement designed to coincide with the Thai school terms that begin in May and November. For the remaining 10 months of the year, Island TEFL offers a three-week in-house, 120-hour TEFL/TESOL in great Thailand locations such as Phuket. Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Surin and Bangkok all with guaranteed job placement. Contact philip@islandtefl.com for more info.


TEFL Campus Phuket - TEFL Campus Phuket has partnered with MediaKids Academy to offer course participants a guaranteed job once they finish their training.

This program could be a great option for those who want affordable training (US$500 of course fees) with the knowledge that they will have a guaranteed income once the course is completed. Once participants finish the course, they will be placed in a school for four months. Contracts can be extended beyond that four months but it is not mandatory. Participants must be from a native-English speaking country and hold a bachelor's degree or higher. 

This moderated, licensed and accredited course has also forged good connections with other employers, not only on Phuket Island itself but in other areas of Thailand. For more information, contact TEFL Campus Phuket.


TEFLPlus Phuket - TEFLPlus Phuket has some great news to help you become a certified English teacher in 2015. They have extended their $999 early bird special for another month giving you the chance to take advantage of this great deal. Reserve your space on their April 20th, June 1st or July 13th advanced TEFL courses by March 20th and you can earn your 120-hour TEFL certificate in Phuket for just $999. Simply mention this blog post on ajarn.com to receive your instant discount.

What do TEFLplus' trainees think? Louba and Lotte just completed their 4-week advanced TEFL course and you can see their video review on YouTube.

If you would like to get an insider tour of the TEFLPlus facility, take a look at this video as Li takes you on a guided tour of the training center at Patong Language School. Patong Language School has been granted a licence to operate in Phuket and has been one of the island's leading language schools for over 30 years. Their training center is just two minutes from the beach and Patong is a good location to combine training with a holiday.

 


Chiang Mai University TEFL - CMUTEFL now also includes a professional development workshop which offers job assistance and CV/Resume writing review session to those looking for employment in northern Thailand. Don't forget also that graduates from the program get first priority on new jobs being offered at Chiang Mai University.

In September, Chiang Mai University TEFL was appointed a teacher training centre for universities in China and recently completed a training program for 15 teachers from Chengdu University with more to follow in 2015. As always, don't forget to check out their latest photos from their facebook page and videos on youtube.


ITTT On-line TEFL / TESOL Courses - International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT) has been offering TEFL courses for over 12 years at over 20 locations around the world including Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand. They also offer a range of popular online courses. For ajarn.com readers, they offer a 20% discount on all online courses and on the deposit payment on all 4-week in-class and combined courses. 

The ITTT 4-week in-class courses have recently gained accreditation from Fort Hays State University in the USA. FHSU validates all 4-week in-class course certificates that are issued worldwide. Graduates also have the option to gain three credits and a transcript from FHSU. 

In another development, ITTT has launched a partnership program that gives an opportunity to anyone with a teaching blog, page, website or interested friends the opportunity to earn commission on any course TEFL purchased through them. If you are interested email alex@tesol-tefl.net 


UniTEFL Chiang Mai - All courses include practical teaching sessions at local Thai government schools. UniTEFL has also been designated by a second university as their distance learning center for on-line programs in Thailand. New Era University and PWU University programs have been designed to address the needs of busy and active professionals with convenient access and innovative technology. If you are thinking of advancing your degree and would like to convert to a degree in education or pursue an M.A in Education or Early Childhood Development, here are the curriculum outlinesContact UniTefl for details and dates.


AYC TESOL - AYC have been running TEFL courses in Thailand for over three years and they've had in the region of 300 graduates go through their teacher training programs, which are accredited by NFE-UK and InTESOL USA. The full-time TEFL course is currently 799 US Dollars (approx 24,000 baht)

AYC also runs a large teacher recruitment / placement program in Thailand and currently employs over 200 teachers in schools all over Thailand. AYC offers teachers the chance to qualify for a job via the TEFL program and then go straight into the classroom. Take a look at the website for more info.


Chichester College - 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.


The Language Centre of Chanthaburi - LCC are going to offer all applicants a free motorbike rental for their course duration. You just have to apply and pay the first down payment before April 30th (plus a valid driver's licence is also a requirement). In addition, if you enrol on the course with another person, you will get the course for $599 instead of the regular price of $699 - so it's a saving of $200 for two people. This offer will be valid for the whole of 2015.  All course dates and other info are on the LCC website.


Global TESOL Thailand - Take the 5-day Global TESOL course and you can study in Phuket or Bangkok and take advantage of special student room rates. Course students can also take ‘add on' specialized courses with flexible study options. Global TESOL also offer an employment workshop and cultural induction program as well as payment plans to suit different budgets. Students arriving from overseas can pay a course deposit and take advantage of airport pick-up and accommodation support service. Students already living in Thailand can claim travel reimbursement. Check out the Global TESOL Thailand website to get more info on a course that has trained over 50,000 graduates worldwide.


TEFL Heaven Thailand - TEFL Heaven have just launched a brand new website  

They've also been getting blog happy. They have a recent blog post about how Kit Kat Chunkies can save chocolate lovers in Thailand and are publishing video interviews on their blog every week from trainees and teachers from their courses. The latest one is from comedian-turned-teacher Pete. 


With the help of some of Thailand's TEFL course providers, we list ten of the reasons why Thailand can be a good choice for your TEFL course.



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