TEFL Course News

May 2019

It's the peak recruitment season for teachers in Thailand - so boost your employment chances!



International TEFL Academy - ITA offers a 4-week TEFL TESOL certification course in Chiang Mai that will qualify you for jobs in Thailand and worldwide. 

As well as comprehensive training, the course includes personalized job placement assistance for teaching positions in both Thailand and around the world.

Taught by experienced instructors in new state-of-the-art facilities, the Chiang Mai TEFL Class is accredited by TQUK in the UK and also by the Thai Ministry of Education. All students receive detailed information and pre-enrollment guidance from advisors before joining the class to ensure that they gain an understanding of what the TEFL course entails and what to expect in terms of teaching jobs. 

Teachers are also brought up to speed on visas, start-up costs, housing, salaries, and the interview process before they commit their time and money to taking the course. You can speak with an advisor by calling +1-773-634-9900 in the US or by requesting information.

International TEFL Academy promises a high level of service, support and resources to both enrolled students & alumni. Once enrolled, students receive a pre-course grammar module to prep for the course and receive assistance and support from both the student affairs representatives in Chicago & the course staff in Chiang Mai. 

All enrolled students & graduates receive lifetime job search guidance both in Thailand & worldwide in addition to access to exclusive alumni networks with more than 20,000 graduates teaching in 80 countries.  For more information and a free brochure.

SEE TEFL Chiang Mai - SEE TEFL up in Chiang Mai has been teaching a full-time 120-hour TEFL course for over eleven years, and can boast over 1,200 graduates. In addition to this popular 4-week certification program, they offer paid teaching internships twice a year to coincide with the two school semesters in Thailand. Early-bird discounts are available for the 4-week program.

The SEE TEFL 4-week course is comprehensive and includes pre-arrival training materials, a grammar review, lesson planning, 6 observed teaching practices in a variety of schools with real students, cultural awareness training, classroom management, survival Thai language lessons, and job seeking advice. They offer visa support and they have a webpage dedicated to all your visa options and how they can help in each case. Well worth a look.

In April, 2016 SEE TEFL moved into a new, modern, purpose-built school just a short distance from their previous location. SEE TEFL has a job guarantee, and most TEFL grads find work within a few weeks. SEE TEFL is licensed by the Thailand Ministry of Education, has achieved ISO 9001 quality certification, and is a TQUK approved training centre. There are some great photos here of the new school opening ceremony and you can take a tour of the school in this video.

An online grammar terminology and teaching process review is now included with all 4-week TEFL courses (at the request of trainees). Grammar will still be reviewed in their course, in a standard classroom setting. However, an introductory refresh of grammar terminology, as well as a video overview of the teaching process, will help with preparation for the course. The grammar terminology and teaching process review is emailed to trainees approximately 4 weeks before the start of their on-site training course.

From May 2019 SEE TEFL will also be offering their very popular 4-week onsite program from luxury beach hotel accommodation in Krabi, Thailand. Places are limited so book early to secure a place - partners/friends stay for free.

Chiang Mai University TEFL - Chiang Mai University still offers its Guaranteed Job Referral Scheme for all its graduates to one of their many recruitment partners.

CMUTEFL is running its TED (Teacher Employment Discount) campaign for all applicants who are currently employed as a teacher or those who have been offered a contract to start teaching in a foreign country.

To be eligible, applicant must show proof of employment upon enrolment to qualify for a 20% discount off the program fees (saving of $280 USD)

Check out the Chiang Mai University website for details of TEFL course dates and other information. They also have an active Facebook page.

Chiang Mai University TEFL is pleased to announce that its new look website is now up and running.  Customers may have previously noticed some inconsistencies with the performance of their old website but this has now been resolved and they are now accepting applications for the next TEFL course.

Vantage TEFL Certification - Established in 2007, Vantage TEFL offers a 120-hour, in-Class course with six hours of observed teacher practice and expert trainer feedback.  Their program is validated by Fairmont State University (FSU) in the USA. Vantage graduates can receive 3 credits in FSU’s online Masters of Education Degree in Professional Studies. Vantage also recently received an award from GoOverseas.com

Vantage provides lifelong job support. They will craft your own Power Resume - "impacting hiring authorities within the six seconds they spend reading them". They’ll also train you on interviewing techniques and they’ll formulate a personalized job search strategy.

Vantage has two major footprints in Asia. Their employment network includes partnerships with Thailand’s leading recruitment agencies that place hundreds of teachers in schools every year. 

In their TEFL Silk Road program, they offer a guaranteed job in China though their partner institute that has 90+ schools in 17 cities. TSR candidates get US$500 off their Vantage TEFL tuition. And in China, they’ll earn over $2,550 per month—plus a signing bonus of US$860.

They also offer a 120-hour Combined Course, which blends online curriculum study with a live practicum of 6 observed teaching practices. They also run attractive special offers for ajarn.com readers

International House - CELTA provider, International House, offers the globally renowned University of Cambridge CELTA and Delta qualifications.

The 4-week, 120-hour Cambridge CELTA includes significant practical experience. Candidates teach 6 hours of real lessons, including feedback and support for each lesson. Every Cambridge CELTA course is moderated by external Cambridge assessors, so you are assured that the quality of the course and the centre itself meet Cambridge's high standards.

 International House Bangkok and International House Chiang Mai have trained more than five thousand candidates over the last 13 years. Their professional trainers have years of experience first as teachers themselves, then as teacher trainers. All trainers are Delta-qualified and have undergone rigorous training moderated by Cambridge University English.

Out of more than 300 Cambridge Teacher Training centres worldwide, International House Bangkok was awarded the most compliant centre for 2015-2016 from Cambridge University. This award recognises the centre that follows all of Cambridge's many requirements most stringently.

In addition to the 4-week course, IH Bangkok also offers part-time CELTA courses over 10 weeks. You can find information and program dates, etc by visiting either the Bangkok website or the Chiang Mai website

Chichester College TEFL - This year celebrates the 18th anniversary of the Chichester College TEFL course being run in Bangkok. How time flies! It seems like just yesterday when the first courses were advertised on ajarn.com as far back as January 2001!

Their course dates page now lists courses running up to March 2020 and early-booking discounts of up to US$200 are available for people booking in advance as well as an offer of free accommodation for couples enrolling together.

As always, the Chichester TEFL program continues to offer their excellent job placement guarantee and exciting field trips as part of their regular course offering. Be sure to check out the video testimonials page which is updated regularly as new teachers graduate from the course.

ITTT On-line TEFL / TESOL Courses - All ITTT four-week in-class TEFL courses are accredited by Fairmont State University in the United States, who validate 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 Fairmont State University.

ITTT offers a wide range of online TEFL/TESOL courses including the popular 120-hour certificate course, the 250-hour TESOL diploma and more advanced specialized courses in teaching young learners and teaching business English.

For those who really want to get serious about their training, there is also the 220-hour Master Package (120-hour TEFL course + 50-hour Business and 50-hour Young Learners courses) and the 470-hour Professional Package (120-hour TEFL course + 250-hour TESOL Diploma + 50-hour Business and 50-hour Young Learners courses)

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.

TEFL Campus Phuket - TEFL Campus Phuket's next course begins on May 27th. Whether you're interested in attending that course, or any other course in 2019, they offer a US$ 50 Ajarn.com Readers Discount.  Graduates of these courses will benefit from TEFL Campus' guaranteed job support and Thailand's prime hiring season, which runs between April and into June.

TEFL Campus’ latest blogs highlight 2018 course reviews, and you can read a first-hand account of the course in Jack's TEFL Course Diary. You can also check out their latest videos on their YouTube channel.

TEFL Campus offers two course formats: a 4-week, 120-hr, onsite course validated by Fairmont State University and a convenient combined course options where you study online before completing real teaching practice in Phuket.


Thailand TEFL Academy - The Thailand TEFL Academy is a state-of-the-art English teacher training academy located on the island of Koh Samui. 

The Thailand TEFL Academy's training facility is located at the ISS Study Centre on the grounds of the highly respected International School of Samui providing students with a sense of trust, security and community. Founded in 2007, the International School of Samui follows the popular British Independent School Model supported by the University of Cambridge. The school’s student base ranges in ages from 2 to 16 years old, with over 250 pupils currently enrolled from over 35 different countries.

 The Thailand TEFL Academy not only serves as a TEFL training facility but a full-time language school with Thai and English language courses taught daily in small group and 1-to-1 formats. TEFL teacher training in a private school environment provides an advantage to graduates, as they get a feel for this kind of teaching environment, as well as in the public schools used for observed teaching practices. Their strategic alliance with the International School of Samui offers TEFL students the experience of teaching children and adults from not just Thailand, but all over the world.

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