TEFL Course News

November 2014

All the latest news and special offers, etc from TEFL courses in Thailand


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

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. 

Islandtefl.com - Island TEFL has 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, Jomtien and Bangkok all with guaranteed job placement.

Finally, as a 50% off special offer for ajarn.com readers, do the 120-hour course in Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket or San Diego during the remainder of 2014 for only 17,500 Thai Baht ($745 USD) In addition, ajarn readers can get the 12-month ED (education) visa for 18,500 baht instead of the usual price of 26,800 baht. Contact philip@islandtefl.com for more info. 

TEFL Campus Phuket - Mention Ajarn.com in an application for the January 5th 2015 course and you'll receive $250 USD off course fees. If you're interested in teaching English in Phuket, the TEFL Campus Phuket center has trained more than 2,000 teachers since 2002. During that time, they've established connections with employers all over the island, as well as throughout Thailand.

TEFL Campus Phuket just said ‘goodbye' to a group of trainees in September and received very positive feedback. Visit the TEFL Campus website for more information and for info on accreditation, job support, course curriculum and more.

TEFLPlus Phuket - TEFLPlus Phuket is having an early bird special for all of its 2015 advanced TEFL courses. Reserve your space on any 2015 course before December 15th and you can earn your 120-hour TEFL certificate in Phuket for just $999. Simply mention ajarn.com to receive your instant discount. Please note that there are only three discounted spaces per group, so enroll early before the spaces are all gone.

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.

Chiang Mai University TEFL - The CMU TEFL course now includes teaching practice at local government schools as well as the opportunity to teach students at university level as well. The last program of 2014 will be on 10th November, there are still spaces available for those of you who wish to get certified before the end of the year.

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.

Entrust TEFL - For a brief overview of how the course is run from past and present students take a look at the Entrust TEFL Facebook page. Entrust TEFL is based in Chiang Mai and they have a 3-week, 120-hour intensive course that will prepare you for life in a Thai classroom. For a detailed overview of the various courses they run, visit EntrustTEFL.com

ITTT On-line TEFL / TESOL Courses - International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT) has been offering TEFL courses for over 12 years at over 20 locations around the world including Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand. They also offer a range of popular online courses. For ajarn.com readers, they offer a 20% discount on all online courses and on the deposit payment on all 4-week in-class and combined courses. 

The ITTT 4-week in-class courses have recently gained accreditation from Fort Hays State University in the USA. FHSU validates all 4-week in-class course certificates that are issued worldwide. Graduates also have the option to gain three credits and a transcript from FHSU. 

In another development, ITTT has launched a partnership program that gives an opportunity to anyone with a teaching blog, page, website or interested friends the opportunity to earn commission on any course TEFL purchased through them. If you are interested email alex@tesol-tefl.net 

UniTEFL Chiang Mai - All courses include practical teaching sessions at local Thai government schools. UniTEFL has also been designated by a second university as their distance learning center for on-line programs in Thailand. New Era University and PWU University programs have been designed to address the needs of busy and active professionals with convenient access and innovative technology. If you are thinking of advancing your degree and would like to convert to a degree in education or pursue an M.A in Education or Early Childhood Development, here are the curriculum outlinesContact UniTefl for details and dates.

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 a large teacher recruitment / placement program 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.

SLS Pattaya - SLS Pattaya have recently opened a new TEFL teaching & language centre, in the heart of Pattaya. In addition to TEFL, they also teach Thai, English and Business English. By registering with SLS you will have the opportunity to experience Thailand's original Text & Talk TEFL course. All students can follow a pathway that has seen over 3,200 students successfully graduate over the past 15 years. Official ED visas are offered with approved courses, giving students the opportunity to remain in Thailand prior to, and throughout the duration of their studies. ED visa extensions can also be arranged for students with valid documentation. SLS will assist you in all visa matters.

TEFL Heaven Thailand - TEFL Heaven Thailand has just finished training a group of 67 new TEFL teachers in Koh Chang, Koh Samui and Krabi and sent them to various paid teaching placements around Thailand. Many teachers have started blogging about their stories. Gemma's blog, TEFL Heaven Krabi  Harriet's blog, TEFL Heaven Koh Chang  Kate's blog, TEFL Heaven Koh Samui 

You can also enter into TEFL Heaven's Free Placement Competition. They are giving away one free TEFL Program place (TEFL course + guaranteed job) every 6 months. Closing date for this session is the end of Feb 2015 and all you need to do is share a post on Facebook. For more details go to the TEFL Heaven competition page

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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