TEFL Course News

May 2012

All the latest discounts and promotions on Thailand TEFL courses

TEFLPlus Phuket is having a last-minute special offer - 29 nights free accommodation for its June 4, 2012 four-week advanced TEFL course. There are only two spaces eligible for this promotion, so fill out the enrollment form and be sure to mention that you saw this offer on ajarn.com. If you would like to see what others have said about TEFLPlus teacher training in Phuket, have a look at its YouTube channel. You can also go on a virtual guided tour of Patong Language School where the TEFLPlus training program is held in this YouTube video.

TEFL course videos are getting more and more popular these days. Chiang Mai University TEFL has just published its 'Introduction to CMUTEFL' virtual tour video. To see more you can visit the CMUTEFL YouTube page. CMUTEFL has a number of video testimonials and if you want to speak to any of their former graduates yourself, CMUTEFL can put you in touch via email.

CMUTEFL is now accepting applications for their June course, which runs from the 4th to the 29th. I've heard that places are filling up fast, so get your skates on. For those graduates who excel in the program, they could have the opportunity to work at Chiang Mai University itself. CMUTEFLL have recruited some of their best performing teacher trainees to work on campus. Finally, you can also take advantage of their free 20-hour Thai Language and Culture certificate course, which is exclusive for CMUTEFL grads.

UniTEFL in Chiang Mai have put together a set of videos where you can hear the thoughts of prior course graduates. They also have their own UniTEFL Youtube channel with plenty of other videos for you to look at. As part of the UniTEFL course, you get to teach Thai students in their school environments - always a great help when you are new to teaching because the thought of going into a large classroom can often be very daunting. Both native and non-native English speakers are welcome on the course. You can get more info from the UniTEFL website.

Teach Abroad Thailand has just re-launched their accredited TEFL Course in Koh Phangan and are offering a whopping 50% discount for Ajarn readers. The offer closes on the 30th May 2012. Get your skates on because they only have 32 seats available at this discounted rate so it's first come first served. All applicants must pass a telephone interview.

The Koh Phangan 'Adventure' package includes TEFL course, airport pick-up, 24/7 support, visa, beach hut accommodation, Thai cooking course, Thai language lessons, scuba dive (optional), job placement assistance and full moon party. Sounds like a terrific deal. 

What's happening at AYC, TEFL course provider and one of the largest teacher recruiters in Thailand? Well, they have cut the prices of their 120-hour on-site Bangkok TESOL Course to 799 USD for the regular course and 999 USD with private accommodation (a studio apartment) 

AYC offers internationally recognized certification from INTESOL USA and NCFE UK and one of the aims of the course is to create a source of qualified and prepared teachers for the AYC English program in Thailand. A large number of teachers have already gained work through this channel. For more information, you can contact KD on 0892 357 356 or send an e-mail 

Island TEFL is offering ajarn readers the chance to enrol on any of its upcoming 3 or 4 Week, 120-hour accredited TEFL courses in Bangkok, Koh Phangnan, Koh Samui or Phuket for only 22,500 Baht - which is a 50% savings off the regular prices. Sign up with a friend and you'll both get 30% off the regular course prices.

Island TEFL also has a guaranteed job placement program and are currently recruiting for schools throughout Thailand, throughout the year. You can get a taste for the program by watching the video on YouTube. If you visit the Island TEFL homepage, there is a link to an article about Island TEFL from the South East Backpacker website. For more info on Island TEFL courses and services, e-mail Phil Dunne or Skype him at "islandtefl"

It's the start of the academic year which means that within the next few weeks, schools across Thailand will celebrate Teachers' Day (Wai Khru). SEE TEFL has a few YouTube videos that show what happens at a school in Chiang Mai on this day. Incidentally, all the foreign teachers at this school are SEE TEFL graduates. Coming from the West it is refreshing to see genuine respect paid by students to their teachers. You can find out more about Wai Khru Day on Wikipedia

International TESOL and TEFL Training (ITTT) has three Thailand locations at Phuket, Ban Phe and Chiang Mai. They also have on-line study options (with a money-back guarantee) Regardless of which course you take, anyone can take advantage of ITTT's job placement service.

As a special ajarn offer, if you sign up for one of their on-line courses before the end of April, you'll recieve a free course - either a specialized course in teaching business English or teaching English to young learners (valued at US$ 250 each). ITTT also have generous discounts when two or more people sign up together, and for those wishing to sign up for multiple courses.

For more information about ITTT's courses and special offers, go to their homepage. If you'd like to speak with someone about your options, you can call them at 081 979 9128. Or you can always e-mail

If you fancy taking your TEFL course in Pattaya, then ajarn.com welcomes the Pattaya School of Languages and Computers onto its growing list of website sponsors. Pattaya needs no introduction of course so if you want to combine teacher training with being in one of the liveliest hotspots in Asia, then PLC might be the choice for you. Visit their website to see what's going on. 

Samui TEFL has teamed up with a swimming school on the island and now offers as an 'add-on' package, a course to qualify teachers as swim-instructors. This is a recognised certificate and students can complete their swim instructor training immediately after their TEFL course. Armed with two certificates, both the TEFL and the swimming instructor, teachers possibly increase their opportunities of finding work in schools because they have more to offer. Email Samui TEFL for more information.

In the latest Ontesol blog, you can learn how to teach English communicatively using songs! The TESOL article explains how to use songs with adult learners. After reading the article, a sample TESOL lesson plan will show you how to use a song to review grammar and integrate listening comprehension to speaking, reading and writing skills.

The American TESOL Institute is offering some nice deals and discounts on its Thailand TEFL courses. Special 2012 offers include a 290 US dollar discount on the Phuket course and they are still offering the Bangkok course at 2011 prices (950 US dollars) There is also a 100% job guaranteed placement service all over the world and volunteer internships in Thailand for eligible candidates. About half a dozen locations in Thailand - check out the website.

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.

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.



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