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Our 4-week, in-class TEFL/TESOL course is located in Phuket
Our training center in Phuket has always been one of our most popular due to the island’s great beaches and entertainment options, as well as the strong market for qualified English teachers. More info
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TEFL TESOL Courses in Phuket

The island of Phuket, pronounced Poo-ket, is widely regarded as the ‘Pearl of the South’. Situated off the south west coast of thailand, in the warm and clear waters of the Andaman Sea, this beautiful island, the largest in Thailand, is a fabulous exotic location.

The island of Phuket really does have everything you could wish for – mountains and rivers, countryside and jungles, beaches and islands, technology and cities, palaces and temples; you will struggle to find another island that offers such variety.

Phuket has many beautiful beaches to choose from throughout the year. Perhaps the dynamic Patong beach or the tranquil Mai Khao beach with a 19km stretch of beautiful golden sand will be your location to relax. Kho Phi Phi is the world renowned island where the film ‘The Beach’ was shot and the aptly named James Bond Island is where scenes from ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ were filmed. These are only two of the fascinating islands that the Phuket region has to offer.

Amongst Phuket’s amazing landscape you can find some of the most exciting entertainment, nightlife and cuisine to be found anywhere in Thailand. Throughout your course you will find you have ample time to take off and explore the island. Studying your tefl/tesol course in Phuket will definitely be enjoyable and you will never find yourself stuck for something to do. With a wide variety of activities available such as elephant trekking, wind surfing, horse riding, bungee jumping and first class SCUBA diving and snorkelling.

Phuket Climate

Whatever the season, the average daily temperature in Phuket is around 80-90 °F (27-32 °C). During the day the weather is humid and hot with cool breezes at night. The months of July to November are referred to as the green or rainy season and this is when the island experiences regular but often short tropical rain falls that usually come in the late afternoon. Despite the rain, most of the day stays clear with enchanting sunsets.

Living Costs in Phuket

You will find a large community of permanent farang (foreign) residents in Phuket, as well as a well developed tourism industry which means that the cost of living is slightly higher here than in many other parts of Thailand. Regardless of this, the cost of living in Phuket still remains a lot cheaper than living in the West.

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The School

Our training centre in Phuket is located in a relatively quiet part of Phuket Town, close to the centre where you will find a wide range of bars, internet cafes, restaurants and other services. In addition to this, you will also find the islands best shopping area with a wide range of international and Thai stores close by. As the school is centrally located on the island you are never far from Phuket’s many beautiful beaches or numerous other attractions.

Our TEFL/TESOL school building is spacious, air-conditioned and comfortable and is equipped with Wi-Fi and all the facilities and materials you will need to successfully complete the course.

Accommodation

For those attending the training course in Phuket there are a range of accommodation options available. We have a good working relationship with two local providers, who offer special monthly rates for course trainees starting from 7,500 baht. All options are located close to the school and are well equipped, clean, comfortable and safe. Upon payment of the deposit, further details of the accommodation available will be sent to you. If you have any special requirements or require further assistance with making a booking, please contact us and we will do all we can to help. Of course you may want to make your own arrangements and you are perfectly free to do so.

We suggest that trainees try to arrive in Phuket no later than Friday. This will give you plenty of time to get refreshed and acclimatized to your new surroundings before classes start on Monday.

Course dates

2020

  • 6 January 2020 - 31 January
  • 10 February 2020 - 6 March
  • 20 April 2020 - 15 May
  • 25 May 2020 - 19 June
  • 29 June 2020 - 24 July
  • 3 August 2020 - 28 August
  • 7 September 2020 - 2 October
  • 12 October 2020 - 6 November
  • 9 November 2020 - 4 December

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The course balance and accommodation fees must be paid onsite via cash (THB or USD 50/100 notes only) or credit/debit card. All other payment methods are subject to a 5% fee.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 1090
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, accommodation fees must be paid onsite via cash (THB or USD 50/100 notes only) or credit/debit card. All other payment methods are subject to a 5% fee.

From
Baht 7500
(plus utilities)
4 weeks in-class course in Phuket
special price on offer from
$ 1690
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Phuket itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or traveler’s check.

    Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport transfers for qualifying arrivals, lifetime job assistance, a welcome dinner and daily refreshments.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    We have ongoing arrangements with several local establishments that provide our students with special monthly rates. All our recommended options are within walking distance of the school and are in safe neighborhoods. We have also inspected all options to make sure they provide rooms and facilities that will ensure you have a comfortable stay.

    Our options range in price so you should find something that is suitable for your budget; however, you are also free to make your own arrangements as well. Upon receipt of your course deposit we will send you all the relevant details of the available options. If you have any questions or concerns about your accommodation in Phuket, please contact us and we will do all we can to help.

  • What travel documents will I need for thailand?

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    It is advised that you enter Thailand on a 60 day Tourist Visa. Applications are cheap and turnaround times are fairly quick. You need to apply for a tourist visa with your nearest Thai embassy. Note that 15-day or 30-day stamps can only be extended by a maximum of seven days without leaving Thailand. Alternatively, some nationals can enter the Kingdom and obtain permission to stay in Thailand for 30 days (by air) or 15 days (over land) upon arrival.*

    If you are from a country where visa procedures require a course invitation letter, one will be made available to you immediately after your intent to attend the course has been proven via your deposit payment.

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Thai consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    From Monday to Friday, class begins at either 9:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. Lunch is taken between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. On days that you conduct your teaching practice you will plan your lesson between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and then deliver the lesson from either 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. These lessons are followed by immediate feedback from the instructors. Friday classes finish at 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. and the weekend is free.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    Lessons are delivered to students aged 16 years and older. The vast majority of students are Thai but other nationalities do attend some classes. Class size varies from one-to-one lessons up to 16 students. Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    We average 24 trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. Thailand can get rather hot so this means sandals, shorts, t-shirts and other loose-fitting clothing, cotton attire is best. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    If you plan to work in Thailand without returning home before you do so, you will need to bring your original degree (if you have one) and any other teaching qualifications that you might have. While not required by all schools, it is advisable to obtain a local criminal background check and sealed university transcripts as some schools will want to see one, or both of these documents.

  • Do I need a degree to teach in thailand?

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    The short answer is no. Thailand’s Ministry of Education (MoE) does require foreign teachers to have degrees, but not all schools fall under the MoE’s jurisdiction. Primary and secondary schools, both public and private, will require degrees as your teacher’s license will need to be approved by the MoE. However, university and corporate work will not require a degree. Teaching in one of Thailand’s thousands of language schools also does not necessarily require a degree. So while some sources fail to truly explore this issue and say degrees are required, you can rest assured, they are not required for all teaching positions around the Kingdom.