Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. The culture is warm, friendly and genuine. There is a big expat community out there, so you’re in a new and exciting culture but also engaging with many different cultures through the expat network as well. The travel opportunities are wonderful, either around Thailand itself or to neighboring countries. AND the food is delicious and fresh!
Hua Hin is a beautiful city on the beach in central Thailand, approximately two and a half hours away from Bangkok. The area has some amazing beaches, mountains, viewpoints, temples, night markets, water parks, and dining experiences for you to choose from and enjoy at any time of the year.
Hua Hin itself features a beautiful, powdery sand beach, plenty of waterside seafood restaurants, a lively night market and plenty of beach activities. Accommodation along the Beach and on the streets leading away from the sea ranges from simple guesthouses to luxury resorts. Hua Hin is accessible via train, bus, or car and the seaside community of 60,000 residents is famed for its warm and welcoming Thai hospitality.
The TEFL course intakes in Thailand happen regularly, giving participants a range of choices to suit their schedules. There will be many fellow participants on the course; usually around 20 participants from around the world during term courses. In the late September and late April intakes, there are 70-100 participants. This allows participants the opportunity for multilateral cultural exchange.Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Hua Hin TEFL course participants arrive in Bangkok and then spend one to two nights in a hotel in Bangkok. They arrive up to two days prior to the listed start date. The group then leaves together on the Monday morning of the listed start date via group transport.
For the course and observed teaching practice in Hua Hin, we use a prominent educational institution known for its commitment to academic excellence and community development. With a rich history dating back several decades, the school has become an integral part of the local educational landscape. It offers a diverse range of programs and resources, catering to the educational needs of students from preschool to high school levels. The school emphasizes values such as cultural appreciation, civic responsibility, and environmental awareness, making it a nurturing and holistic learning environment for students in the picturesque setting of Hua Hin.
We offer a full 120-hour in-class TESOL course starting on select start dates for a whole month in Hua Hin (about two and a half hours outside of Bangkok). Applicants arrive up to 2 days prior to the start date and are expected to arrive by the latest on the morning of the day before the intake start date. It is broken down into 4 weeks.
The first week is a cultural orientation week designed to immerse you in the culture through important and fun activities such as:
- Around eight hours of basic Thai language lessons
- A traditional cooking class
- Muay Thai lessons (Thai traditional martial arts)
- Temple excursion and afternoon class with a Buddhist monk who will explain the origins and philosophies of the Buddhist faith and how it comes into play in Thailand overall and in the classroom specifically
- A beach dinner
- Learn cultural etiquette classes, history, religion and politics classes from experts
The second and third weeks are dedicated to classes around the content and methodologies of teaching English as a second language. They will include lesson planning for both the receptive and productive skills of students such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening, as well as classroom management techniques and the principles of EFL. This will be held in a classroom with an experienced TESOL instructor, with classes from 8 am to 4 pm with a lunch break in between.
The final week of the in-class course is practical training in a Thai classroom. You are paired with another TESOL participant to plan a number of lessons for different types of lessons, age levels, and proficiency levels of students. You plan and deliver the lesson, and then get feedback from your instructor who is in the classroom with you.
You then write your final TESOL exam and graduate on the final Saturday at the graduation ceremony with the 120-hour in-class TESOL. It never expires and can be used around the world.
The accredited course in Hua Hin is operated by an independent organisation that issues its own certificate on completion of the course.
The Bangkok hotel cost is 700 Thai Baht per person per night (based on a shared room). If you request to stay in a room alone, the cost will be 1,200 THB per night. Note that there is a 500 THB key deposit that will be returned to you upon checkout. Check-in at the Hotel is 2pm. If you wish to check in early (8am to 1pm) there is an additional charge of 500 THB. Checking in prior to 8am will be considered an additional night’s stay. If you plan to arrive in Bangkok a day or two early, you should budget for the cost of transportation, attractions and food.
Baan Sam Pluem (BSP) serves as the ideal accommodation for our students in Hua Hin, offering a unique blend of convenience and coastal charm. Situated just across the street from the beautiful beach, this location provides our students with easy access to the stunning shoreline and refreshing sea breezes. This option is within walking distance to the vibrant center of town, allowing students to explore local attractions and immerse themselves in the culture of Hua Hin. It is also located within walking distance to the TEFL training center.
In instances when we have larger classes or seek additional amenities, we utilize Glory Place, a nearby facility closer to town, equipped with a spacious pool to accommodate our students comfortably. This flexibility ensures that our students enjoy a well-rounded experience, combining the serene seaside ambiance of Baan Sam Pluem School with the convenience and extra facilities of Glory Place when needed.
- 29 January 2024 - 23 February
- 1 April 2024 - 26 April
- 29 April 2024 - 24 May
- 27 May 2024 - 21 June
- 24 June 2024 - 19 July
- 22 July 2024 - 16 August
- 30 September 2024 - 25 October
- 28 October 2024 - 22 November
- 25 November 2024 - 20 December
- 30 December 2024 - 24 January
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 balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
to be paid as directed by the center
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
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