July 2010

Why not take your TEFL course in Thailand?


Island TEFL, Koh Samui is running a special promotion. It is offering ajarn.com readers 25% off the published package prices for its upcoming courses. Please contact Philip Dunne or call him on 0847554968 for more information. Island TEFL has just added a third course trainer to its Koh Samui island location. Capacity has now been increased from one class of six students to three classes of 6-8 students.

In addition to offering its trainees placements within the tourism industry, in resorts, hotels, spas and restaurants, Island TEFL, Koh Samui is now offering a 20 hour Teaching General Business English Course. This is open to anybody and provides the perfect springboard for somebody wishing to enter this lucrative field of ESL teaching.


St. Theresa International College's Graduate Diploma in Teaching is a nine-month program to qualify for a teachers license from Teachers Council of Thailand. The next module begins on June 5, 2010.


SEE TEFL has taken on a new trainer. You can read all about Mr Colin Mackenzie here. SEE TEFL also has three YouTube videos  'An introduction to SEE TEFL', 'Cultural awareness Day' and 'Teacher Testimonials' You can view the videos on SEE TEFL's YouTube pageThe SIT TESOL Program, hosted by the AUA Language Center, is pleased to announce that despite the unrest in Thailand, all its courses will run as scheduled. Their dedicated band of trainers will lead the June 17 - July 15 course in Bangkok before moving up to Chiang Mai from August 12 - September 8.
SIT also provides comprehensive personal support for trainees looking to learn about the course and get settled in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. This includes their free Survival Guides and Accommodation Guides, and unlimited personal support from the trainers themselves.
As always, all SIT courses will run with a minimum of one full-time trainer for every four trainees accepted on to the course. The SIT Program has also been busy forging contacts with employers around the country and they are now able to assist graduates in finding lucrative teaching positions throughout the Kingdom.
For more information go to the SIT website or contact Steve: 081 646 8410. From abroad: +6681 646 8410


International House now has three permanent TEFL trainers. This means that the capacity for course participants has increased to 18 places in Bangkok and 12 in Chiang Mai. You can find all the course dates at each location by visiting the IH website or you can contact Graeme by e-mail.


Text and Talk is now providing several benefits to TEFL course trainees. They are offering a 12-month Thai language course – and a 12-month Non-immigrant Education Visa – free of charge when you enroll. The participant pays only the nominal government visa fee. In addition, they offer guaranteed work placement and sound job advice.

What else? The regular TEFL course now includes a full diploma-level Teaching English to Young Learners Course (TEYL) This is especially useful if you plan on teaching children. Text and Talk also offers flexible schedules so you choose the times you want to study.

For more information you can contact Leigh by e-mail. Or call Mobile: +6689 823 7049 (locally, 089 823 7049). U.S. toll free: 1 866 554 4438. Or chat online using Skype: tefl.info


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.


Starting this February, two more universities, Khon Kaen University and Prince of Songkla University, (Phuket campus), will join the growing trend toward offering fully accredited university issued TEFL training in Thailand. Now, prospective teachers who have been looking for university teacher-training courses have choices in three different areas of the country to select from.

For those in the far North East, the Khon Kaen University campus is a great place to explore the more rural side of Thailand while getting your university TEFL/TESOL certification. For those who prefer the beach and the excitement of Phuket, there is now the Prince of Songkla University TEFL/TESOL course.

For more information please contact:
Khon Kaen University at contacts@kku-li.com  
Prince of Songkla University at contacts@fis-psu.com  
Chiang Mai University at contacts@teflcmu.com 


The Special Thai Project of American TESOL Institute has now been running for two years. Within this two-year time, ATI has trained approximately 400 students in four semesters. As part of the program. you will get a chance to work four to five months in Thailand.

The Special Thai Program of American TESOL Institute takes place in three locations, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok. To know more about new offer and program details visit their website 


Dates for the ECC training courses for 2010 are now up on the website. If you complete your application and are accepted on the CELTA course 45 days before course commencement, you are entitled to an early-bird discount of 10% (making the cost of the course US$1440instead of US$1600) Get your application in early!

Both the Bangkok courses come with a free Teaching English to Young Learners add on.If you are interested in any of the above courses, visit the website or email Paul

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