Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 125 Hours
Total Course Tuition: $1,449 USD
Reserve with a Deposit of: $434 USD (Deducted from Total Tuition)
Why take your TEFL Course in Thailand?
The TEFL course in Phuket is 4-weeks long, featuring 125 hours of course content, leading to the internationally recognized certificate in teaching English as a Foreign Language. This teacher training course has been developed over a period of years and is taught by some of the most respected trainers in the business. Successful graduates earn an internationally recognized TEFL certificate allowing them to teach anywhere in the world. Our course is approved and quality assured by the Thai Ministry of Education, the main accrediting body in Thailand. Moreover, you can enjoy yourself and have fun in Thailand’s unique and wonderful culture!
Study in Phuket
Phuket, a mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, situated along the clear waters of the western shore. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China. It was actually frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism. Phuket is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Aside from visiting the fantastic attractions of Thailand’s biggest island, you can take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the many nearby tropical paradises, including the famous Phi Phi Islands. Phuket City, the capital, has old shophouses and busy markets and Patong, the main resort town, has many nightclubs. Phuket is an island surrounded by beautiful beaches with soft white sand and clear blue waters. Tourists come here for the beaches and warm waters, so you won’t be enjoying any stretch of sand alone in Phuket.
The course is aimed at those with no previous experience. During the TEFL course in Phuket, you will prepare and teach a minimum of 10 practice classes with real Thai students in a classroom setting. The 4-week program covers all the important aspects of teaching methodology. You will learn the theory of English language teaching, refresh your grammar skills, observe experienced teachers in action, and finally conduct practice classes of your own with real students. In fact, our trainees get more actual practice classes than any other provider. Our progressive approach, supervised at every stage, ensures your success in this great comprehensive course. We also include a Thai language and culture module designed to give trainees the experience of being a language student.
2018 Course Dates
January 15 – February 9
February 19 – March 16
April 16 – May 11
June 4 – June 29
July 16 – August 10
August 27 – September 21
October 8 – November 2
November 19 – December 14
Included features within Total Course Fee:
Onsite TEFL Training of 125 hours.
Accredited and Internationally Recognized Certificate.
Job Contacts for Thailand, worldwide + Lifelong Career Guidance.
Guaranteed Job Placement in China and Thailand.
ALL course materials, stationery supplies, printing and photocopying.
Free wireless internet service at school.
The TEFL Course in Thailand has 4 components: EFL teaching methodology, English grammar, class observation and teaching practice. Also included are 10 lessons of Thai language to allow trainees to experience being a language learner. The TEFL program in Phuket covers all aspects of modern English teaching methodology, English grammar, includes teacher observation periods and more teaching practice sessions than most TEFL courses out there. Some areas covered are:
You will be guided through the process of planning, preparation, implementation and reflection of each lesson.
By the end of the TEFL course you will be able to:
Teaching practice is an important, integral part of the course, and is undertaken in small groups of 3-4 trainees with volunteer students at different learner levels. During the TEFL Course in Thailand, you will prepare and teach a minimum of 10 practice classes with real students in a classroom situation. All teaching practice sessions are observed by a qualified, experienced EFL teacher trainer who will complete a performance report to provide constructive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher. All our teachers are also previous graduates of the our TEFL program. They are ideally qualified to conduct feedback sessions after all your practice classes.
Teach English in Thailand
Once you’ve completed the TEFL course in Phuket, you can easily find the right TEFL job in Thailand!
Getting a Teaching Job in Thailand
We do provide our trainees with the means to find English teaching jobs abroad. You should be aware that many countries require teachers to have both higher education (to degree or diploma level) and a TEFL/TESOL certificate, whilst some only require a TEFL certificate. Taking responsibility for finding your own employment demonstrates resourcefulness, and employers consider this a valuable trait when employing new teachers.
CHECK THE JOB BOARDS
Have a look through the Job Guidance Section on our website. There are many TEFL job boards advertising thousands of English teaching jobs throughout the world. These jobs are updated and added to daily. Choose a number of jobs that interest you, then email them your cover letter with CV attached, and scans of your photo and passport (make sure the file sizes are reasonable – nobody wants to get a 10Mb email!). If an employer is interested in your application you may be asked to forward further information or take a telephone interview. You will be most likely invited for face-to-face interview, then a job offer will be made at the end of the interview.
As a qualified EFL teacher with an internationally recognised TEFL/TESL certificate, you will have no problem finding a teaching EFL job in Thailand. There are possibilities all over the world, in almost every country you can think of. You can choose between teaching positions in private language schools, state schools, universities, businesses, hotels, kindergartens as well as private tutoring and voluntary work.
Different Types of Schools in Thailand
Schools in Thailand can be split into the following four types:
PUBLIC/STATE SCHOOLS: There are thousands of primary and secondary schools throughout Thailand, from small schools in rural villages to schools with more than 2,000 students in larger towns. These are the first place to start looking for work as they all employ foreigners to teach English. Pay is adequate, and terms and conditions are usually good.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Larger towns have private primary and secondary schools, many of which offer English programs. Pay is higher than in state schools, but days are longer and contact hours greater.
LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: There are language schools in all the larger towns. Some concentrate on the student market, teaching English to schoolchildren. Others teach business English and offer on-site corporate training. Pay is usually by the hour and no holiday pay is accrued. This means if you are not working, you are not earning.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS: There are several international schools in Thailand. These are extremely difficult schools for new TEFL graduates to get work in. Pay is much higher, but the required qualifications mean that most people won’t make the grade.
The accommodation at our Guesthouse or Apartments is for 29 nights total.
Check-in is from the Saturday prior to the course and check-out is the Sunday after course completion, so you’ll have plenty of time to get familiar with the area before your course starts on the Monday, and then a couple of days to recover from the graduation party at the end!
Of course, additional nights can be booked if required before or after the course.
Guesthouse: Price from April through October $345 USD
Guesthouse: Price from November through March $749 USD
Apartment: All Year $495 USD
Some students prefer to use Airbnb instead, (visit https://www.airbnb.com), to arrange their own accommodation while taking the course in Phuket. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.
Simply let us know your preference in advance.
What are the requirements to teach English in Thailand?
To qualify to teach English in Thailand you will need:
Be a native or near-native English speaker.
Higher education (a degree or diploma).
TEFL Certificate of at least 120 hours total.
Be aged between 18 and 65.
Have a passport with at least 12 months remaining.
No criminal record.
Where can I teach upon graduation of the TEFL Course in Thailand?
You can teach in any of the following four types of schools:
state schools (primary and secondary), private schools (primary and secondary), language schools or at international schools.
How do I apply for my Tourist Visa to take the TEFL Course in Thailand?
a) Apply for a 60-day Tourist Visa from the Thailand Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
This can normally be handled by post within a few days and is not expensive. You will not need any documentation from us to support an application for such a visa.
b) Enter Thailand and receive a 30-day on-entry Tourist Visa. Before it expires, make a day-trip to a border crossing to leave and re-enter. This gives you a further 15 days free of charge. The day trip will cost around £20 (US$40).
Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the date of entry into Thailand, and you must be able to obtain a police clearance certificate from your home country if you wish to work in certain countries.
Does the TEFL course in Thailand include a grammar module?
Not all courses include it, but our TEFL Course in Thailand does! A very thorough English grammar module is included in all of our courses. Regardless of your current level, you can be sure that by the time you complete our course you will feel like an English expert. We conduct intermediate tests at the end of each week to ensure that trainees have grasped all English grammar taught so far. This gives us an opportunity to address any weaknesses highlighted by the test.
By taking our TEFL Course in Thailand, you receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts worldwide, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be a fun mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless surprises that Phuket has to offer.