TEFL Course News

February 2018

We've got the best deals from Thailand's leading TEFL course providers


SEE TEFL Chiang Mai - SEE TEFL up in Chiang Mai has been teaching a full-time 120-hour TEFL course for over eleven years, and can boast over 1,200 graduates. In addition to this popular 4-week certification program, they offer paid teaching internships twice a year to coincide with the two school semesters in Thailand. Early-bird discounts are available for the 4-week program.

The SEE TEFL 4-week course is comprehensive and includes pre-arrival training materials, a grammar review, lesson planning, 6 observed teaching practices in a variety of schools with real students, cultural awareness training, classroom management, survival Thai language lessons, and job seeking advice. They offer visa support and they have a webpage dedicated to all your visa options and how they can help in each case. Well worth a look.

In April, 2016 SEE TEFL moved into a new, modern, purpose-built school just a short distance from their previous location. SEE TEFL has a job guarantee, and most TEFL grads find work within a few weeks. SEE TEFL is licensed by the Thailand Ministry of Education, has achieved ISO 9001 quality certification, and is a TQUK approved training centre. There are some great photos here of the new school opening ceremony and you can take a tour of the school in this video.

An online grammar terminology and teaching process review is now included with all 4-week TEFL courses (at the request of trainees). Grammar will still be reviewed in their course, in a standard classroom setting. However, an introductory refresh of grammar terminology, as well as a video overview of the teaching process, will help with preparation for the course. The grammar terminology and teaching process review is emailed to trainees approximately 4 weeks before the start of their on-site training course.


Eduplus TEFL - Eduplus TEFL offers 120-hour on-site training for foreign nationals who intend to teach English in Thailand. Their certificate is accredited by organizations such as the UK College of Teachers, TESOL International Association and the Ministry of Education in Thailand.

They have three training centers in Samut Prakan, Pattaya, and Huahin and can arrange a visit for anyone who is interested in taking a course and fancies having a look around. These attractive locations provide students a relaxed and 'vacation-like' environment while studying.

While training, Eduplus' network of agents will look for available teaching positions around Thailand (and beyond). They provide unlimited coaching support ensuring that student needs or questions are taken care of. The TEFL course package also includes a night tour around the city, fan-cooled hostel accommodation and a Thai welcome meal.

The training lasts three weeks. The first two weeks will include the course content, basic Thai language instruction and a field trip. After that, you will have 1-week practicum with real Thai students, which will be done at either a private or public school. With this exposure you can experience a teaching environment and gain awareness of different classroom situations.

TEFL course sessions are from Monday to Friday, 9am -12 am and 1pm to 3pm. This schedule allows course participants a good amount of free time to explore their chosen destination. Contact them for details.


Chiang Mai University TEFL - Chiang Mai University still offers its Guaranteed Job Referral Scheme for all its graduates to one of their many recruitment partners.

CMUTEFL is running its TED (Teacher Employment Discount) campaign for all applicants who are currently employed as a teacher or those who have been offered a contract to start teaching in a foreign country.

To be eligible, applicant must show proof of employment upon enrolment to qualify for a 20% discount off the program fees (saving of $280 USD)

Check out the Chiang Mai University website for details of TEFL course dates and other information. They also have an active Facebook page.


TEFL Campus Phuket - TEFL Campus Phuket - TEFL Campus Phuket just rolled out a new course information video on YouTube, which includes scenes from training as well as course grad testimonials. They also published a full report of their TEFL course reviews for 2017.

Their next 4-week, TEFL training course in Phuket begins on 12th March. From now until February 28th, they're running a US$ 150 discount for all Ajarn.com readers--just mention "Ajarn.com" when you contact them to receive the discount. All graduates also receive a free online TEFL course worth US$ 250.

TEFL Campus has been running lifetime job support since 2002. During this time, they've built up a proven record of helping graduates find jobs on Phuket, in Thailand and throughout Asia. Regardless of age, education level, nationality or experience, TEFL Campus offers individualized support to help find a good teaching job. To get an idea of how easy it was for TEFL Campus graduates to come to Phuket and get a job teaching English, you can read first-hand accounts in Kathy or Stephen's TEFL Course Diary entries.

TEFL Campus runs a fully accredited TEFL course with university-level accreditation (through Fort Hays State University). The course is also externally accredited by an independent industry expert, which helps to ensure that their certification is recognized worldwide.


Vantage TEFL Certification - Vantage offers an American accredited, 120-hour, in-class course with 6 hours of observed teacher practice. TEFL graduates earn three college credits from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, USA.

Vantage's TEFL curriculum has recently been accorded further recognition. Completion of their course can now be used to waive 25% of the credits towards a Master's degree in Education. You can read a review of Vantage in the book Teaching in Thailand - A Practical System.

This program employs three specialist trainers. The lead trainer will cover six key areas of teaching methodology and techniques that will give you the foundational skill set to be successful in the classroom. The jobs coach will sit with you one-on-one developing an individual ‘power resume' and job search strategy and train you on interviewing techniques. Trainees will also do a foreign language component in Thai by a Cambridge-certified bilingual trainer.

Vantage does its observed teaching practices at Boromrajonani College of Nursing, a well-known Thai training college. Vantage run small class sizes so they can give personalized attention both to individual teacher development and the subsequent job search. 

In addition to its network of Thailand schools and institutes, Vantage has partnered with an award-winning private language institute in China to launch The TEFL Silk Road. They have 70+ campuses in 14 cities and you can earn a rebate of $750 of your tuition fees with a guaranteed job.  Vantage is also a Cambridge English authorized exam centre and provides testing services to schools, universities and blue-chip corporations.

Vantage also run attractive special offers for ajarn.com readers so check those out!


 

International House - CELTA provider, International House, offers the globally renowned University of Cambridge CELTA and Delta qualifications.

The 4-week, 120-hour Cambridge CELTA includes significant practical experience. Candidates teach 6 hours of real lessons, including feedback and support for each lesson. Every Cambridge CELTA course is moderated by external Cambridge assessors, so you are assured that the quality of the course and the centre itself meet Cambridge's high standards.

 International House Bangkok and International House Chiang Mai have trained more than five thousand candidates over the last 13 years. Their professional trainers have years of experience first as teachers themselves, then as teacher trainers. All trainers are Delta-qualified and have undergone rigorous training moderated by Cambridge University English.

Out of more than 300 Cambridge Teacher Training centres worldwide, International House Bangkok was awarded the most compliant centre for 2015-2016 from Cambridge University. This award recognises the centre that follows all of Cambridge's many requirements most stringently.

In addition to the 4-week course, IH Bangkok also offers part-time CELTA courses over 10 weeks. You can find information and program dates, etc by visiting either the Bangkok website or the Chiang Mai website


Chichester College TEFL - This year celebrates the 17th anniversary of the Chichester College TEFL course being run in Bangkok. How time flies! It seems like just yesterday when the first courses were advertised on ajarn.com as far back as January 2001!

Their course dates page now lists courses running up to March 2019 and early-booking discounts of up to US$200 are available for people booking in advance as well as an offer of free accommodation for couples enrolling together.

As always, the Chichester TEFL program continues to offer their excellent job placement guarantee and exciting field trips as part of their regular course offering. Be sure to check out the video testimonialspage which is updated regularly as new teachers graduate from the course.


Entrust TEFL Chiang Mai & Krabi - Entrust TEFL is an award winning 140-hour full time TEFL course with over 14 years of professional teacher training and guaranteed job placement experience in Thailand. Their teacher training course curriculum is licensed and regulated by the Thai Ministry of Education as well as internationally accredited by World TEFL Accrediting Commission based in New York, USA.

Entrust TEFL are currently running discounts for course start dates of January - March and July - September that will save you 10% on enrollment. Additionally, if you enroll with a buddy, you will each save an additional $100 off enrollment.

The 140-hour award-winning teacher training course and job placement guarantee is open to both degree and non-degree holders as well as native and non-native speakers of English.

Entrust has trained and placed over 5,700 graduates in paying positions across Thailand with many of those now working worldwide. Entrust's comprehensive teacher training course curriculum includes three full days of real teaching practice and observation at real Thai schools. The course also includes an additional 20-hours of other teaching disciplines such as; teaching online, business English, maths, science and Thai language training as part of the normal TEFL training course to prepare you to make the most of your TEFL certification.

Entrust includes a non-immigrant visa sponsorship package for up to 180 days as part of their premium program to give you ample time to obtain your work permit from your employing school and to get you earning and working legally in Thailand.


TEFL Heaven TEFL Heaven offers three weeks of TEFL training (120 hours) followed by a guaranteed paid teaching job which could be anywhere in Thailand. The program starts with training you how to teach English as a foreign language at locations such as Koh Chang, Krabi, Koh Samui, Phuket and Koh Phangan. Watch a short insight into the training period of TEFL Heaven! 

They have links with schools and organisations in Thailand and are able to offer everyone who comes on the program a guaranteed paid teaching job. To be eligible for this program, you need to hold a bachelor's degree in any subject (not teaching, ANY subject) and be a native English speaker or from a native English speaking country. All jobs will pay at least 30,000 THB per month.

TEFL Heaven have reviews online for this program to help with your research on the Go AbroadGo Overseas and TEFL Heaven websites. 


UEC TEFL Thai Bangkok  - UEC TEFL Thai offers a 120-hour training course in Central Bangkok and are committed to empowering trainees to become competent and enthusiastic teachers in an international training environment. Check out the current list of course dates. They also offer up to a 10% discount for student cardholders.

Courses are licensed by The Thai Ministry of Education and teaching practice is done with 'less fortunate' Thai students (which is a nice touch). UEC Thai TEFL also assists trainees in finding accommodation and employment and offers as much support as needed. Why not read what recent graduates have said about the course.

If you are in Bangkok, you are very welcome to drop by the UEC TEFL Thai office, chat with current trainees and even sit in on a lesson. Telephone or send an e-mail for more information.


ITTT On-line TEFL / TESOL Courses - With in-class courses offered in over 20 locations worldwide, International TEFL and TESOL Training's centres are ideally placed to provide up-to-date local information on the region you wish to teach in. All of ITTT's four-week in-class TEFL courses are accredited by Fort Hays State University in the United States and FHSU validates all in-class certificates issued worldwide. Graduates of the four-week in-class courses also have the opportunity to earn three credits plus a transcript from Fort Hays State University.

ITTT offers a wide range of online TEFL/TESOL courses including the popular 120-hour certificate course, the 250-hour TESOL diploma and more advanced specialized courses in teaching young learners and teaching business English.

For those who really want to get serious about their training, there is also the 220-hour Master Package (120-hour TEFL course + 50-hour Business and 50-hour Young Learners courses) and the 470-hour Professional Package (120-hour TEFL course + 250-hour TESOL Diploma + 50-hour Business and 50-hour Young Learners courses)

All online courses are available with or without tutor support and come with lifetime job placement assistance for graduates. To see what past trainees thought about their experience with ITTT view their video testimonials here.

As a special offer to ajarn.com readers, ITTT is offering a 20% discount on all online courses and the deposit payment for their in-class and combined courses. They also run a partnership program giving anyone with a teaching blog, page, website, or interested friends the opportunity to earn commission on any TEFL course bought through them. For more information email web@tesol-tefl.net.


UniTEFL Chiang Mai - UniTEFL runs a 120-hour accredited TEFL Course based up in Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand and they have trained over 1,000 teachers who receive worldwide lifetime job assistance from TEFL International.

UniTEFL's full package includes month-long accommodation, teaching practices in real Thai classrooms with real students, TI accredited certificate and guaranteed job programs.

Go to the UniTEFL website for full details.


TEFLPlus Phuket - TEFLPlus Phuket in Patong Beach has some great news to help you become a certified English teacher in 2018. Ajarn.com readers can mention this blog post and receive an 8,000 Baht discount on any of their upcoming 4-week advanced TEFL courses and earn a 120-hour TEFL certificate for 40,000 Baht (US $1,174) so contact them soon.

Their training center is in a convenient area of the beach resort town of Patong, the center of Phuket's shopping, dining, and nightlife and you will never be far from the Andaman Sea. It is a good choice to combine training with a holiday.

What do TEFLplus graduates think of the course? Recent graduates Jen and Ben share their experience at TEFLplus 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 license to operate in Phuket and has been one of the island's leading language schools for over 30 years.


WECI Hua Hin - WECI's TEFL course is held in the Thai beach resort town of Hua Hin, about 2.5 hours south of Bangkok.

The course meets the requirements to issue a TEFL certificate that is valid worldwide as it takes 120 hours to complete and includes at least 6 hours of teaching practicum at local Thai schools.

WECI keeps their classes to a reasonable size so each student can get personal attention from the trainer. WECI also provides job placement assistance to all their students which includes help with producing professional resumes and advice on interviews. They have successfully found English teaching jobs for all their previous students in Thailand and other countries in Asia.

The course price is 39,000 baht (approx $1175 USD) and includes transfer by car from Bangkok to Hua Hin. They also assist with securing accommodation in Hua Hin for the duration of the course. They have some excellent private studio apartments with all mod cons from only $200 USD for the month. WECI's training centre is equipped with wifi, computers, printers and scanners that students can use.


Asian College of Teachers - Asian College of Teachers (ACT) boasts 25,000 alumni and is committed to developing global educators in many disciplines. It was also awarded a Global Achievers' Award for Excellence in Education in Bangkok in 2016.

Course participants get access to a range of courses, gaining a knowledge of modern teaching methodologies and developing skills to integrate them into global classrooms. Participants can pursue tailor-made TEFL and other teaching courses in both online and in-class modes. The program also promises a guaranteed job in Thailand at the end of the course. ACT also offers back-end support catering to academic needs and easy access to academic and support teams via mail, chat.

In terms of accreditation, ACT's courses are endorsed by Training Qualifications UK and their TEFL courses are accredited by TESOL Canada. ACT has also become the authorised centre for conducting the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test.


TEFL Intercontinental Pattaya - TEFL Intercontinental offers a 5-week, accredited course for 38,000 baht and would be a good option for those trainees who want to base themeslves in the busy beach resort of Pattaya. Benefits of the course include a TEFL certificate that can earn you three credits at a university, a Thai culture book and free course bag and stationery.

TEFL intercontinental also offers a job placement service for after you have finished the course and can place teachers in government schools, private schools and language centres both in the Pattaya area and other parts of Thailand.

The course includes observing experienced teachers and you will be given the opportunity to discuss problems and ask for advice. Teaching practice takes place in local Thai schools using real Thai students.

You can contact TEFL Intercontinental by phone or by e-mail with any questions you may have about the program.


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