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Thailand’s capital city is a thriving, modern metropolis with gleaming sky scrapers rising above the exquisite Buddhist temples that dot the city. Traditional markets mingle with the latest shopping malls selling up-to-date fashions and technology. Bangkok is also home to some of the top restaurants in Southeast Asia and its street food is delicious, cheap and ubiquitous.
Bangkok was named as one of the world’s Top Ten Cities by Travel + Leisure and the number one visited city by Global Destination Cities Index Bangkok is one of the most exciting places to visit in Asia if not the world.
Whether you’re interests lay in exploring the history of the city and country or in finding the best place for a night out, there is bound to be something for you in Bangkok.
Our school is in a pleasant open air shopping mall that is also home to a stationary store and supermarket. Just two minutes walk away you will find a couple of pharmacies that are able to fill prescriptions and sell over-the-counter medication. We have all you’ll need at the centre to complete your TEFL training including Wi-Fi throughout the building.
The world famous Chatuchak Weekend Market is just around the corner with more than 8,000 stalls over 35 acres selling everything under the sun. Also nearby is the less well known Or Tor Kor market. This is a fresh market that was ranked the fourth best in the world by CNNGo. As well as selling a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood, there is a food court where you can sample delicious local dishes as you take a break from your shopping.Apply Now!
Accommodation in Bangkok is plentiful and there is something for everyone. As the centre of the country’s TEFL industry there is plenty of choice for English teachers, with condos and studio apartments widely available.
The type of facilities included will depend on the price of the apartment or condo you decide to rent but a reasonably priced unit will usually have air conditioning, refrigerator and Wi-Fi.
Our training centre in Bangkok works with local accommodation providers to offer our course participants special monthly rates. Once you have made the initial course deposit payment confirming your place on the course, we will send you further information about the accommodation options available to you. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or special requests and we will try to assist you.
Please note that you do not need to book your accommodation through and are free to make your own arrangements should you wish to do so.Apply Now!
What are my payment options?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative centre. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via 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 informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Bangkok 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 traveller’s check. Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes moderation and accreditation fees, lifetime job assistance and all our basic services.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
We have ongoing arrangements with local apartments that provide our students with special monthly rates. All our recommended options are within walking distance of the school and are in safe neighbourhoods.
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 Bangkok, please contact us and we will do all we can to help.
What travel documents will I need for Thailand?Expand
You will need a passport that still has at least 6 months validly before expiration.
As for entry into Thailand, you have two easy options (and other not as easy ones). The first is a Visa Exemption (VE). For visitors from most countries you will get a VE for 30 days. No paperwork required…and they’re free. You just need to enter Thailand through an airport, which means a major port like Bangkok. (You won’t get a 30 day VE if you come overland through a neighbouring country.)
VEs can be extended for an additional 30 days for a THB 1,900 fee.
Your other easy option is to enter Thailand on a 60 day Tourist Visa, which can be obtained from your local Thai embassy.
The advantage of a Tourist Visa over the VE approach is that a Tourist Visa can be changed into a visa that can be used for work. If you have a VE, you will eventually have to leave Thailand to secure the appropriate visa to work under.
* Please note visa information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your local Thai consulate or embassy for updated information and the latest requirements.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class begins at 10:00 a.m. from Monday to Friday when trainees learn classroom management, grammar, language and culture and other practical aspects of the course.
We then break for lunch between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. trainees prepare their lessons with the assistance of the instructors and then afterward in the afternoon or early evening - from either 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. they teach their lessons to Thai students.
Your observed class lessons are followed by immediate feedback from the instructors. You will not be teaching every afternoon, but you teach six to eight hours of observed teaching practice over the 4-week course.
On Friday, trainees are free after 1:00 p.m. and your weekend is also free.
This course is demanding. You will need to spend time after class and on weekends preparing teaching materials and completing various assignments.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Observed teaching practice typically takes place with students aged 12 years and older. These can vary from one-to-one tutoring sessions to classrooms of some twenty students. Lessons are based upon real teaching curriculums and we use resources well known with the ELT industry.
In general, Thai students are usually very friendly, but a bit shy. They can be keen and enthusiastic to learn English and our student teachers usually walk away with a very positive experience.
You will also have the opportunity to select and/or create your own teaching materials. You will have a lot of help in doing this and receive continuous input from your course trainer. You also get immediate feedback on your lesson after you deliver it. Your “practicum” will be assessed and documented. A satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?Expand
You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions – such as public schools – may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.
While you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English. We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.
Is there a dress code?Expand
Yes and No.
Casual attire is allowed for all our in house training sessions.
That situation changes when you teach in front of real students. During you live teaching practices, a conservative dress code is prescribed.
Men will need collared shirts, long trousers and dress shoes. A necktie is recommended. Women need to wear shirt tops that cover their shoulders. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed.
We should note these “formal” dress codes are very similar to what you will encounter once you begin teaching at any educational institution.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
We will provide all course materials.
The only things you need to bring are something to write in like a notebook and a pen.
Please feel free to bring your laptop and/or any internet device you have as we have free Wi-Fi on all floors of our training centre.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
It’s a good idea to bring your originals copies of your degree, course transcripts and any other relevant qualifications particularly if they relate to teaching.
Copies are usually sufficient in most situations but you may wish to have access to the originals without having to go home or have them sent to you.
You will receive your original TEFL Certificate from us upon successful completion of the course.
Do I need a degree to teach in Thailand?Expand
Sometimes “Yes” and sometimes “No”.
There are many different types of employers of English teachers in Thailand. Universities, public and private schools, private tutoring schools and language institutes and private situations between a teacher and a student(s).
The Ministry of Education (MoE) requires teachers to have degrees. Primary and secondary schools, both public and private, will require a bachelor’s degree in any major as well as your TEFL certificate.
However, there are many situation that don’t fall under the MoE’s jurisdiction. Teaching in one of Bangkok’s thousands of language schools does not require a degree. That’s a decision that will depend on the hiring authority.
Keep in mind that if you don’t have a degree, your TEFL certification becomes even more important because it demonstrates that you have the necessary training to be effective in the classroom.
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