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Phuket is a fantastic tropical paradise. Located in the crystal clear, relaxing waters off the southwest coast of Thailand, Phuket has rightfully earned the name, “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”.
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and offers a huge variety of things to do and places to see. The island’s cities are safe and offer modern technology. Its famous nightlife is surrounded by quiet countryside, rolling mountains, lush jungle, historic temples and gentle waterfalls. Even the well-traveled know it’s difficult to find so many offerings on one island.
Phuket’s breath-taking beaches also offer plenty of variety. Famous, Patong bustles with activity year-round, yet the Zen-like beaches of Mai Khao and Layan remain sublimely quiet through high season.
Even Phuket’s beaches are surrounded by beaches. There are dozens of tiny islands off of Phuket that can be reached easily and affordably. Koh Phi Phi has served as the backdrop for Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Beach”, while James Bond Island hosted filming for Roger Moore and “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Famous or secluded, these islands should not be missed.
Our TEFL certification course in Phuket offers trainees plenty of time to experience the most exciting nightlife found anywhere outside of Bangkok. Nowhere else can a Thai city boast such a wide variety of entertainment and dining options.
Phuket’s water sport options include everything from snorkeling and scuba diving to kayaking and wind surfing. Land lovers will find horseback riding, jungle trekking and hiking, and elephant rides as well as ATV excursions. Modern movie theaters, world-class shopping and much more, all combined to ensure you have the time of your life while taking our course in Phuket.
In addition to certifying trainees as TEFL teachers, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help course graduates find teaching work in Phuket or anywhere else there is demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching on the tropical island of Phuket.
The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.
Our TEFL training center on the island of Phuket is in a perfect location near the center of Phuket Town. Our central position means you are within just a short step of all the town has to offer including bars, restaurants, local shops, fresh food markets, a modern shopping mall, as well as the islands many world famous beaches. Close by you will also find a large weekend market that is very popular with locals and visitors alike. Here you will find countless stalls selling a wide array of goods including handicrafts, clothing, handbags, sunglasses and perfume, as well as a huge selection of local cuisine.
Our training center is comfortable and well equipped with all the facilities you will need during your course. All classrooms have air-conditioning and are filled with a selection of resources and teaching materials. We also have a kitchenette area, computer access, a scenic balcony, and Wi-Fi internet throughout the building. With the help of our experienced training staff, you will have plenty of practice delivering lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Our students are enthusiastic and keen to learn, which provides the perfect environment to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher.
If you have any questions concerning our TEFL training center in picturesque Phuket, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.Apply Now!
Our TEFL training center in Phuket has a number of accommodation options available to trainees attending the course. Our good relationships with local operators mean that there are special monthly rates available to those taking the TEFL course. You will find that all our recommended places to stay are clean, comfortable and safe, and conveniently located close to the training center.
If you have specific needs with regard to accommodation or any other questions, please let us know and we will do our best to assist in any way we can.
To ensure you start the course at your best we recommend that you try to arrive in Phuket by Friday at the latest. This will give you the chance to rest and relax and acclimatize before starting lessons on the Monday.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 1,090
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
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?Expand
We have ongoing arrangements with several local accommodation providers that offer our students 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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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.