July 2011

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



Samui TEFL is offering a reduced rate of 35000B for the two courses starting on 29 August, and 26 September.

For these courses, the teaching practice is pretty varied. Practices are done at the International School of Samui, (ISS) and this means that you will get the chance to teach children of many nationalities, not just Asians. As ISS caters to children from kindergarten right through to high school, you will also get experience across all age levels. In addition, there is the opportunity to teach adults, including the Thai staff at ISS, as well as at local businesses in the area.

The Samui TEFL course package includes airport collection, personal assistance with your CV/Resume, 24-hour emergency support, a teacher's bag with all the stationery you will need, a loan cell phone (you keep the sim card), and a welcome dinner.

Samui TEFL's partnership with ISS (The International School of Samui) means that they are also associated with Cambridge University.


SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai has now reached 3,000 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. During training there are 6 one-hour observed teaching practices in real schools teaching real students. This of course is when all that theory becomes reality and your classroom management and discipline skills start to develop. Also included in their TEFL certification package is free 1-year non-immigrant visa support and some cultural awareness training. SEE TEFL don't actually request course-fee balance payments until the end of the first day of training in Chiang Mai. It sounds like a brave move but they are that confident you won't be disappointed in the program they offer. Here is a list of all the benefits to the SEE program. 


Island TEFL is offering ajarn readers a 40% discount on its upcoming TEFL courses on Koh Samui (11th July - 5th August) and Phuket (1st August - 26th August) with a guaranteed teaching job at the end of the program.

Ajarn readers have the opportunity to enroll on its four-week, 120-hour TEFL/TESOL training courses from 15th August - 10th September or 12th September - 8th October in either Bangkok or Koh Samui and have a guaranteed 12 month teaching placement in government schools located throughout Thailand. You don't need a degree or prior teaching experience to qualify for this program. Places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis so you should register asap to avoid future disappointment.

Apart from their TEFL courses, it is now possible to get a 1-10 year ED visa through Island TEFL for 12,500 baht if you sign on for their on-line Thai language course. If you would like more information, visit the Island TEFL website or e-mail Phil Dunne or call him on 084 755 4968


AYC is now offering a 10% discount off its TEFL programs for the months of July and August. AYC is also one of the largest teacher placement agencies in Thailand so if you are looking for a TEFL certificate + job package, AYC could be a very good choice. Take a look at the AYC website or alternatively send an e-mail to KD, who takes care of the TEFL programs and teaching job oppportunities.


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.


ECC has a few courses coming up in the next few months. The Introduction to TEFL course at ECC Carrefour Lard Phrao will run from July 11th to 22nd. The next Teaching to Young Learners course will run from 25th - 29th July at the same venue. There are still places available on the CELTA courses starting on 1st August in Chiang Mai and Phuket. For application forms and more info, go to the ECC website or e-mail directly.


SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai has an excellent 'introduction to SEE TEFL' video available on YouTube where you can meet the people behind the course and take a quick tour of the school. I think it's a fantastic idea. SEE TEFL is also listed by the Thai Industrial Standards Institute - a body that recognizes Thailand products or services that meet an international standard. SEE TEFL are 6th in the list on that TISI page under the parent company name DSS International Language Services. Check out the SEE TEFL website.


International House has now introduced a Cambridge DELTA program at their Bangkok location and the program starts on the 10th October 2011. The course is an eight-week intensive program and it's an ideal choice for those teachers looking to further their careers as a director of studies or even a teacher trainer. Full details of the course can be found on the IH website or you can e-mail Graeme for more details.


Lanna TEFL is another addition to the growing list of TEFL course providers in Chiang Mai. It's almost as if Chiang Mai is becoming the center for TEFL course activity in Thailand - and why not because it's certainly a beautiful place to live and study. Although Lanna TEFL is a new kid on the block, it has the backing of one of Thailand's longest established language school chains and offers a generous 15 hours of observed teaching practice as well as a newly-designed IT room which all trainees have access to. Full details of course dates and schedules are on the TEFL Lanna website 


SIT  provides comprehensive personal support for trainees looking to learn about their TEFL 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 teaching positions throughout the Kingdom.
For more information go to the SIT website


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 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 

Featured Jobs

Professional Teachers for Next Academic Year

12 hours ago

฿40,000+ /month

Chiang Mai


English Camp MC

15 hours ago

฿30,000+ /month

Various locations


Kindergarten Assistant Coordinator

19 hours ago

฿60,000+ /month

Bangkok


TEFL Trainer / Facilitator

1 day, 11 hours ago

฿35,000+ /month

Chiang Mai


Corporate ESL Teachers

2 days, 14 hours ago

฿600+ /hour

Bangkok


ESL Teachers (NES and NNES European)

2 days, 15 hours ago

฿35,000+ /month

Various locations


TEFL Courses & Training

Get off to a good start...

Take your course
in Thailand!

Training Directory

Featured Teachers

  • Anil kumar


    Certificate

    Indian, 24 years old. Currently living in India

  • Randy C.


    BSc

    American, 56 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • lakshmisowjanya


    BEd

    Indian, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sarah


    BA

    American, 23 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Albren Estelle Geanne


    BEd

    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Douglas


    BA

    American, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Len Manuel


    BSc

    Filipino, 36 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Patrick


    BA

    American, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • gregory


    BA

    French, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Peter


    BA

    Canadian, 51 years old. Currently living in Thailand

Sponsors

Mediakids Academy

Top TEFL job placement provider with competitive benefits and an unforgettable experience.

English Planet

To be internationally recognized as the leader in quality English language training.

Smartys

Vacancies for in-house and corporate teachers at the finest schools in Suphanburi City

Eduplus

We get you a job! Options for school placements all over Thailand

BSI Broker

Brokers for ajarn health insurance and for all your Thailand insurance needs.

Siam Computer & Language

Competitive teacher packages with benefits and bonus incentives

Kajonkietsuksa School

First bilingual school in Phuket. Vacancies for kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers.

Kasintorn St Peter School

Progressive English program school near Bangkok employing NES and Filipino teachers

Inlingua Thailand

Premier language school with many branches and corporate training.

Space available

Become an ajarn dot com sponsor

The Hot Spot


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.