TEFL Course News

October 2017

News, promotions and links from Thailand's most popular TEFL courses

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.

Vantage TEFL Certification - An American accredited, 120-hour, In-Class course with a minimum of 6 hours of observed teacher practice. Their certificates are validated in the USA and graduates earn three college credits from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. They also offer a 120-hour combined course, which blends online study with live classroom teaching. 

Vantage's TEFL curriculum has recently been accorded further recognition. Completion of their course can now be used to waive 25% of the credits towards a Master's degree in Education.

This program employs three specialist trainers. The lead trainer will cover six key areas of teaching methodology and techniques that will give you the foundational skill set to be successful in the classroom. The jobs coach will sit with you one-on-one developing an individual ‘power resume' and job search strategy and train you on interviewing techniques. You can see how Vantage alumni have been recruited on the videos on their testimonials page.

Finally, trainees do a foreign language component in Thai by a Cambridge-certified bilingual trainer.

Vantage does its observed teaching practice at Boromrajonani College of Nursing, Thailand's oldest nursing training institute. Vantage is also a Cambridge English authorized exam centre and provide testing services to Thailand's schools, universities and blue-chip corporations. They also provide the proficiency assessment - under the supervision of the Thailand's Ministry of Education for the English Research Project examining Thai English teacher training for all of the country's secondary schools.

Vantage also run attractive special offers for ajarn.com readers so check those out!


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 TESOL - This year celebrates the 16th anniversary of the Chichester College TESOL / 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!

The course dates page now lists courses running up to March 2018 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.

An interesting article about the differences between TESOL, TEFL and TESL has also been added to help answer some of the questions arising from this subject.

As always, the Chichester TESOL program continues to offer their excellent job placement guarantee and exciting field trips as part of their regular course offering.

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.

TEFL Heaven - TEFL Heaven offers three weeks of TEFL training (120 hours) followed by a guaranteed paid teaching job which could be anywhere in Thailand. The program starts with training you how to teach English as a foreign language at locations such as Koh Chang, Krabi, Koh Samui, Phuket and Koh Phangan. Watch a short insight into the training period of TEFL Heaven! 

They have links with schools and organisations in Thailand and are able to offer everyone who comes on the program a guaranteed paid teaching job. To be eligible for this program, you need to hold a bachelor's degree in any subject (not teaching, ANY subject) and be a native English speaker or from a native English speaking country. All jobs will pay at least 30,000 THB per month.

TEFL Heaven have reviews online for this program to help with your research on the Go Abroad, Go Overseas and TEFL Heaven websites. 

TEFL Campus Phuket - TEFL Campus Phuket has only three seats available for the rest of 2017. One read over their testimonials page will tell you why the course is doing so well.  

TEFL Campus' 120-hr, 4-week course is accredited by Fort Hays State University, licensed by Thailand's Ministry of Education and externally moderated. All of this of course lends validity to the resulting certification. You can read more about TEFL Campus' affiliations here.

TEFL Campus has been running lifetime job support since 2002. During this time, they've built up a proven record of helping graduates find jobs on Phuket, in Thailand and throughout Asia. Regardless of age, education level, nationality or experience, TEFL Campus offers individualized support to help find a good teaching job. TEFL Campus graduates know just how easy it is to come to Phuket and get a job teaching English. Find out for yourself by reading first-hand accounts in Kathy or Stephen's TEFL Course Diary entries.

TEFL Campus is also running an Ajarn.com readers discount for anyone who ends up taking one of their last available seats in 2017. Also, all graduates receive a free supplemental online course worth US$250.

UEC TEFL Thai Bangkok  - UEC TEFL Thai offers a 120-hour training course in Central Bangkok and are committed to empowering trainees to become competent and enthusiastic teachers in an international training environment. Check out the current list of course dates. They also offer up to a 10% discount for student cardholders.

Courses are licensed by The Thai Ministry of Education and teaching practice is done with 'less fortunate' Thai students (which is a nice touch). UEC Thai TEFL also assists trainees in finding accommodation and employment and offers as much support as needed. Why not read what recent graduates have said about the course.

If you are in Bangkok, you are very welcome to drop by the UEC TEFL Thai office, chat with current trainees and even sit in on a lesson. Telephone or send an e-mail for more information.

ITTT On-line TEFL / TESOL Courses - With in-class courses offered in over 20 locations worldwide, International TEFL and TESOL Training's centres are ideally placed to provide up-to-date local information on the region you wish to teach in. All of ITTT's four-week in-class TEFL courses are accredited by Fort Hays State University in the United States and FHSU validates 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 Fort Hays State University.

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

UniTEFL Chiang Mai - UniTEFL runs a 120-hour accredited TEFL Course based up in Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand and they have trained over 1,000 teachers who receive worldwide lifetime job assistance from TEFL International.

UniTEFL's full package includes month-long accommodation, teaching practices in real Thai classrooms with real students, TI accredited certificate and guaranteed job programs.

Go to the UniTEFL website for full details.

TEFLPlus Phuket - TEFLPlus Phuket in Patong Beach has some great news to help you become a certified English teacher in 2017. Ajarn.com readers can mention this blog post and receive an 8,000 Baht discount on any of their upcoming 4-week advanced TEFL courses and earn a 120-hour TEFL certificate for 40,000 Baht (US $1,174) so contact them soon.

Their training center is in a convenient area of the beach resort town of Patong, the center of Phuket's shopping, dining, and nightlife and you will never be far from the Andaman Sea. It is a good choice to combine training with a holiday.

What do TEFLplus graduates think of the course? Recent graduates Jen and Ben share their experience at TEFLplus on YouTube.

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. Patong Language School has been granted a license to operate in Phuket and has been one of the island's leading language schools for over 30 years.


WECI Hua Hin - WECI's TEFL course is held in the Thai beach resort town of Hua Hin, about 2.5 hours south of Bangkok.

The course meets the requirements to issue a TEFL certificate that is valid worldwide as it takes 120 hours to complete and includes at least 6 hours of teaching practicum at local Thai schools.

WECI keeps their classes to a reasonable size so each student can get personal attention from the trainer. WECI also provides job placement assistance to all their students which includes help with producing professional resumes and advice on interviews. They have successfully found English teaching jobs for all their previous students in Thailand and other countries in Asia.

The course price is 39,000 baht (approx $1175 USD) and includes transfer by car from Bangkok to Hua Hin. They also assist with securing accommodation in Hua Hin for the duration of the course. They have some excellent private studio apartments with all mod cons from only $200 USD for the month. WECI's training centre is equipped with wifi, computers, printers and scanners that students can use.

You can read what previous students have said about the course on the testimonial page 

TEFL and Language Centre of Chantaburi - LCC are going to discount the course price for all our students who take the course with a friend, buddy, etc., from the regular price of US $999 to US $899 each, including accommodation. The offer ends 30th of November 2017.

Contact them with any questions you may have or for more information.

Asian College of TeachersAsian College of Teachers (ACT) boasts 25,000 alumni and is committed to developing global educators in many disciplines. It was also awarded a Global Achievers' Award for Excellence in Education in Bangkok in 2016.

Course participants get access to a range of courses, gaining a knowledge of modern teaching methodologies and developing skills to integrate them into global classrooms. Participants can pursue tailor-made TEFL and other teaching courses in both online and in-class modes. The program also promises a guaranteed job in Thailand at the end of the course. ACT also offers back-end support catering to academic needs and easy access to academic and support teams via mail, chat.

In terms of accreditation, ACT's courses are endorsed by Training Qualifications UK and their TEFL courses are accredited by TESOL Canada. ACT has also become the authorised centre for conducting the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test.

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