TEFL Course News

September 2018

All the latest news and offers from Thailand's leading TEFL courses

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.

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 offers a 120-hour, in-Class course with six hours of observed teacher practice to real students, with trainer feedback. Vantage TEFL has two university accreditations - both internationally recognized, with Master’s level credits. Each course is externally moderated.

The American accreditation is from Fairmont State University where graduates earn 3 Master’s credits. Vantage's TEFL curriculum has been further validated by the European Global School-Paris as graduates can also waive 25% of the credits towards a Master's in Education. 

This program employs three specialist trainers. The Lead Trainer will cover six key areas of teaching methodology and techniques giving you the foundational skill set to be successful in the classroom. The Jobs Coach will sit with you to develop an individual Power Resume, train you on interviewing techniques and come up with a personalized job search strategy. TEFL trainees will also do a foreign language component in Thai by a Cambridge-certified bilingual trainer. 

You can read a review of the program in the definitive Teaching in Thailand—A Practical System,  Vantage run small class sizes so they can give personalized attention both to individual teacher development and the subsequent job search. 

In their TEFL Silk Road program, they offer a guaranteed job in China though their partner institute that has 70+ schools in 14 cities. Through their TSR program, you can earn a US$750 rebate on your TEFL tuition.

They also offer a 120-hour Combined Course, which blends online curriculum study with a practicum of observed teaching practices. 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 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.

Entrust TEFL Chiang Mai & Krabi -  Entrust TEFL offers a140-hour full time TEFL course which has over 14 years of professional teacher training and a 100% guaranteed job placement record in Thailand. Entrust TEFL is legally licensed by the M.O.E to provide teacher training in Thailand and holds an international accreditation, which makes both their training course and completion certificates recognized by recruiters worldwide. 

The 140-hour award-winning teacher training course and job placement guarantee is open to both degree and non-degree holders as well as native and non-native speakers of English. 

Entrust has trained and placed over 5,700 graduates in paying positions across Thailand and worldwide. Entrust's comprehensive teacher training course curriculum includes three full days of real teaching practice and observation at Thai schools. The course also includes an additional 20-hours of other teaching disciplines such as; teaching online, business English, maths, science and Thai language training as part of the normal TEFL training course to as well as  many useful articles regarding teaching in Thailand. 

Entrust includes a non-immigrant visa sponsorship package for up to 180 days as part of their premium program to give new teachers time to obtain their work permit from their employing school,  get them earning income quickly and working legally in Thailand. 

Entrust TEFL are currently running discounts for course start dates of July - September that will save 10% on enrollment. Additionally, if you enroll with a buddy, you will each save an additional $100 off enrollment.

TEFL Campus Phuket - TEFL Campus Phuket has a full course for September, and only three seats remain open for October. The last course of the year starts on November 5th, and those who enroll by Sept 30th will receive US$ 200 off course fees. In addition to this, all Ajarn.com readers receive a special US$ 50 discount on any course date.

With its university-level validation, course participants can rest assured that their TEFL certificate will be recognized worldwide. As part of the validation, the course is externally moderated and the school itself is licensed by Thailand's Ministry of Education. You can also find a summary of independent TEFL course reviews across a variety of reliable sources.

To find out more about TEFL Campus, visit their YouTube channel or read blogs from two graduates, Kathy and Steven

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 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 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.

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