TEFL Course News

July 2015

All the latest news and promotions from Thailand's major 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. 


TEFL Campus Phuket - TEFL Campus is currently offering 30% off the course fee for anyone who enrolls on the course beginning August 3rd.

While June, July and August represent Phuket's low season for tourism, it's high season for TEFL employment at the island's language centers and at universities across Thailand. This means the odds of finding a job after the course are rather high.

TEFL Campus has been operating in Phuket Town since 2002. Their TEFL certification is validated by Fort Hays State University and the center itself is licensed by Thailand's Ministry of Education. They offer meaningful assistance with employment, visas and accommodation. Contact TEFL Campus for more details.


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 any of their 4-week TEFL courses in 2015 by August 31st 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. Spaces at this price are limited so contact them soon.

What do TEFLplus' trainees think? David just completed his 4-week advanced TEFL course and you can see his 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.


UEC TEFL Thai  - 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.


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 -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 also offers a wide range of online TEFL/TESOL courses including the popular 120-hour certificate course and more advanced specialised courses in teaching young learners and teaching business English. 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 is looking for 30 teachers for the November semester and the recruiter is willing to subsidise most of the cost of the training for the ‘right' kind of candidate. Native speaking applicants under 45, with a degree who are accepted will have their TEFL course paid for them, so that all they pay is $600 towards accommodation and administration.

These are well-paid jobs in the provinces with a total remuneration package of $1,000 a month, with everything taken care of for you from point of airport arrival. You can learn more about the Training and Placement (TAP) program here 

In addition, there has been a great deal of interest in the Certificate in Professional Teaching (CPT) from New Era University, a teaching diploma awarded by CHED (Higher Education Department in the Philippines) and therefore recognised by Khurusapa. This is in fact the first year of the MA in Education, an affordable such program available to Thailand teachers.

A dozen students are presently enrolled, and the first of them will gain their permanent teacher's licence in November when they graduate. Some students have been given temporary licence extensions while studying. UniTEFL is the sole administrator in Thailand for this program. A similar program through Philippine Women's University has now been discontinued.


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.


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.


The Language Centre of Chanthaburi - LCC offer to meet you at the airport in Bangkok and then take you by a private car direct to their centre and to your housing in Chanthaburi - all for free! You just have to apply and pay the first down payment before October 31st 2015. In addition, if you enrol on the course with another person, you will get the course for $899 instead of the regular price of $999 - so it's a saving of $200 for two people. Visit the LCC website.


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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