SEE TEFL Chiang Mai
SEE TEFL up in Chiang Mai have been teaching a full-time 120-hour course for seven years and can boast over 600 graduates. 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 committment 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. If you want to read an article on the topic of the 3 Ps - presentation, practice and production - then there is a great article on the SEE TEFL website.
TEFLPlus is celebrating its 30th year in the training industry with a nice offer on its 120-hour, 4-week advanced TEFL course. The first five trainees to mention they saw this blog entry on ajarn.com and confirm their places on either the November 18th course or the 13th January course in 2014 will receive a 30% discount. So sign up early and you could be earning your TEFL certificate with TEFLPlus for just 29,400 baht. That's about 939 dollars US or 579 GBP. Schools aren't the only places that hire teachers and you can read all about Meghan's life in Phuket in the fourth installment of TEFL Spotlight. She graduated from TEFLPlus in May 2012 and has ended up working at a place you probably wouldn't expect. 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
UniTEFL Thailand is offering a limited special offer for Ajarn readers at their Chiang Mai location. Enroll in their 120-hour program and receive "free accommodations" for the month (worth up to $250) plus save an extra 5,000 baht on the course fees for the course starting on October 28th. Rooms will be reserved on a first come first served basis and supply is limited. All course participants will have access to UniTEFL's International Job Placement Network with over 30 worldwide locations. Considering teaching? Should you become an ESL teacher? Have a read of this UniTEFL blog to see. Designing lessons that are fun for students can also be fun for the teacher. Check out this video by one of the UniTEFL alumni on that very topic. On the UniTEFL program, you'll experience teaching in local government schools and gain an insight into the Thai education system. Visit the UniTEFL website for more details or send an e-mail.
The winner of the Ajarn.com / Samui TEFL competition was Robert Ross and he will be attending the February 2014 course on Samui. Congratuations Robert! And in further news, Samui TEFL is excited to announce that they have been chosen as the course provider for Experience Teaching Abroad's (ETA) new Thailand Monthly Program ETA and their sister company, ECHO English, have provided quality teacher training and placement programs in Asia and South America for quite some time. Samui TEFL is understandably proud to partner with ETA and they are looking forward to welcoming and training ETA's candidates on Samui island.
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
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 Center of Chanthaburi
The Language Center of Chanthaburi is offering a very nice discount on their courses for October and November. If you enrol with a friend, you will get the course price for $599 - which is a $200 saving on the regular price. There are limited 'buddy packages' available, so enrol now if you want to make the saving. You can also book clean and comfortable accommodation through LCC for the duration of your course.
Thonburi Language Center has now cut the cost of their 120-hour in-house program to a very competitive $499 U.S. They also have a guaranteed job placement service for after you finish the course. Remember that the new school semester starts very soon! You can get more info from the TLC website or send them an e-mail.
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.