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.
Lifetime Job Support
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.
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Our TEFL training center on the island of Phuket is in a perfect location close to the center of Phuket Town. Centrally located on the island and only moments away from world-class beaches, Phuket Town is where east meets west. From its famous Sino-Portuguese architecture and traditional temples, to its wide selection of shopping, bars and restaurants, Phuket town offers both history and modern development.
With the help of our experienced training staff, you will deliver lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Students are enthusiastic and provide a supportive environment in which to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher. The center’s facilities are comfortable, air-conditioned and filled with useful resources and teaching materials. We also have computer facilities, Wi-Fi internet, a kitchenette, as well as a balcony overlooking the island’s natural landscape.
- A huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities
- An ideal tropical island surrounded by more idyllic tropical islands - literally!
- A complimentary welcome meal
- Four hours of Thai language and culture classes
Other Optional Activities
- Scuba diving certificates
- Buddhist meditation classes
- Thai cooking classes
- Island hopping adventures
- Thai kick-boxing (Muay Thai) matches or courses
- One-month gym memberships
- Deep-sea fishing trips
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.
There are several accommodation options available for trainees taking our TEFL course in Phuket. All offer clean and comfortable rooms within easy reach of the training centre and have special monthly rates available. With a wide range of facilities and costs you are bound to find something to fit your tastes and budget. After confirming your place on the course by making the deposit payment, you will receive further information on the available options. If you need any help in making a booking or have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please feel free to make your own accommodation arrangements if you would prefer.
Wherever you choose to stay, we suggest that you try to arrive in Phuket no later than Friday, this way you will have time to get used to your new surroundings and rest before starting the course on Monday.
- 1 July 2019 - 26 July
- 5 August 2019 - 30 August
- 9 September 2019 - 4 October
- 14 October 2019 - 8 November
- 11 November 2019 - 6 December
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Phuket and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
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 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?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.