SEE TEFL Chiang Mai - SEE TEFL up in Chiang Mai has been teaching a full-time 120-hour course for over eight years and can boast over 700 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.
Special Promotion for Ajarn readers: Anyone signing up for their 4-week May 26th - June 20th, 2014, will recieve a 30-hour Thai language course completely free if they mention 'ajarn offer' on their registration. You can register here.
Islandtefl.com - Island TEFL Thailand have been making some good connections. They have partnered with the University of San Diego (USD), Invasion Jobs in the U.K. and Oxford Seminars (with over 5,000 TEFL graduates a year) On this 125-hour program - which is taught by The USD faculty - not only are you getting a respected certificate but should you decide to further your teaching career, the USD TEFL offers you the chance to earn credits towards their online M.A in Education or TESOL programs.
The Island TEFL/USD course comes with a twice-a-year guaranteed job placement designed to coincide with the Thai school terms that begin in May and November. For the remaining 10 months of the year, Island TEFL offers a three-week in-house, 120-hour TEFL/TESOL in great Thailand locations such as Phuket. Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Bang Seray and Bangkok all with guaranteed job placement.
Finally, as a 50% off special offer for ajarn.com readers, do the 120-hour course in Jometien, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket or San Diego during may, June or July for only 17,500 Thai Baht ($745 USD) Contact Phil Dunne for more information.
Text and Talk - One of Thailand's longest-established TEFL courses, has a very special offer for ajarn.com readers if you enrol on the Bangkok course (which runs from 26th May to 3rd July) You can get a $396 USD discount off the regular price. To obtain the discount, you need to e-mail James Parmalee directly or call him on 081 847 7248 and say that you saw the offer on the ajarn.com website. The deadline for enrolment is May 2nd 2014. The Text and Talk website also has an FAQ and a full overview of the various courses offered at their centers.
TEFLPlus Phuket - TEFLPlus is having a mid-summer sale on its 120-hour, 4-week advanced TEFL course. The first three trainees to mention that they saw this blog entry on ajarn.com and enrol on the course starting July 14th will save $200 (6,000 baht) on their course tuition. Or you can sign up with a friend and save 20% each. TEFLplus class sizes are limited to 12 participants so spaces are limited. You can enrol online here.
It's always interesting to hear about TEFL course graduates who have gone on to great things. In the fifth instalment of TEFLplus Spotlight, you can read about Luke, who moved to North-East Thailand to start his own business.
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.
UniTEFL Chiang Mai - Take a look at UniTEFL's latest blog on the subject of Thai culture and tips for living in Thailand. You can also check out three of their alumni from the United States, Germany and Hungary talking about why they chose Thailand, teaching Thai kids and the UniTEFL course. On the UniTEFL program, you'll experience teaching in local schools and gain some insights into the Thai education system. Visit the UniTEFL website for more details or send an e-mail.
Samui TEFL - You may remember a competition for a free place on a course at Samui TEFL? Well, Robert Ross was the lucky winner, and he's currently busy with his course on Samui. Samui TEFL has a Facebook Group Page This group is for all past, present and potential future students. Feel free to ask each other questions, stay in touch after the course, post pics of your teaching and new surroundings and generally stay in touch!
For anyone that's considering the course, it's a great way to see what past and present groups are up to, with up to date pictures of teacher practice and other activities, to help you make up your mind and see if it's the right course for you. Visit the Samui TEFL website for all the info, course dates, etc
AYC TESOL - AYC have been running TEFL courses in Thailand for over three years and they've had in the region of 300 graduates go through their teacher training programs, which are accredited by NFE-UK and InTESOL USA. The full-time TEFL course is currently 799 US Dollars (approx 24,000 baht)
AYC also runs one of the biggest teacher recruitment / placement programs in Thailand and currently employs over 200 teachers in schools all over Thailand. AYC offers teachers the chance to qualify for a job via the TEFL program and then go straight into the classroom. Take a look at the website for more info.
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.
The Language Centre of Chanthaburi - LCC are offering a good promotion for couples and buddies. If you enrol on the course with another person, you will get the course for $599 instead of the regular price of $699 - so it's a saving of $200 for two people.This offer will be valid for the whole of 2014. All course dates and other info are on 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.