Our training centre in Phuket provides what might well be the most popular TEFL course in thailand. We average over 12 trainees per course and have proven ourselves to be one of the best course locations worldwide. In the classroom you will receive unsurpassed training, while after the course you will receive an internationally recognized certificate to teach English as a foreign language, as well as lifetime assistance finding employment worldwide. Outside of the classroom, Phuket never fails to provide trainees with breath-taking scenery and a variety of experiences not to be forgotten.
Phuket is Thailand’s largest and most popular island destination, however, despite rapid growth along its west coast, Phuket still has plenty of lush jungles, picturesque mountain vistas, peaceful farmland, historic temples and of course, many beautiful white sandy beaches. When modern amenities are required, a short trip into urban centers such as Phuket Town, Patong, Chalong and Cheung Thalay offer great shopping, world class dining options and plenty of entertainment venues.
Training at our TEFL centre in Phuket means famous beaches are never far away. In your free time you can visit any one of over a dozen white sand shores and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters. From Mai Khao’s 11 miles of secluded northern beach, to Rawai’s local seafood restaurants, seeing one beach certainly doesn’t mean you have seen them all.
Amid the island’s beautiful landscape sits Thailand’s most cosmopolitan variety of nightlife, entertainment and dining options. Our TEFL course in Phuket allows you plenty of time to explore and enjoy yourself so training to become a teacher here is always great fun. Between the scuba diving, snorkeling, island hopping, horse-back riding, bungee jumping, elephant trekking and hiking through rainforests, you will never suffer a dull moment.
Our course is located in a new building within the central area of Phuket Town. The training center's facilities are modern and well stocked with all necessary teaching resources and materials you might need. Our classrooms are air-conditioned and always filled with local Thai students so you will benefit from practical training as a real EFL teacher, something not every training course can offer. Our trainers have many years of teaching experience between them and our student satisfaction ratings demonstrate exceptional professionalism and individualized attention.
Our course accommodation choices also offer superb variety and value for money. We have developed close ties with several accommodation providers who provide us with special monthly deals for our students. Our options should suit all budgets and personal preferences so you can be sure of a comfortable stay during your time with us.
The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.
The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in Phuket is completing a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.
Apply to take our TEFL course in Phuket now and soon you could be living and working in a true tropical paradise. However, training in Phuket doesn’t mean you have to stay and work there; if you would like to move on after the course we offer lifetime assistance finding jobs around the world.Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our training centre in Phuket is perfectly located close to the centre of Phuket Town. Within a short walk of the centre you will find a wide variety of amenities including public transport, a local fresh market, a modern shopping mall, a large park area, as well as a selection of local shops, bars and restaurants. Also within a short distance of the centre is a fantastic weekend market. Here you will find all manner of goods on offer, from local handicrafts and souvenirs, to perfumes and handbags and almost anything else you can imagine. The market is a great place to pick up a bargain or to simply hangout and enjoy some delicious local food and a cold drink.
The school itself consists of three floors within a modern development. The centre is comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned throughout. We have two classrooms, a library of resources and teaching materials, computer facilities, a kitchenette and a balcony that offers great views of the local landscape. The training centre also has Wi-Fi internet throughout the building.
- A wealth of indoor and outdoor activities
- An idyllic tropical island surrounded by more idyllic tropical islands
- Complimentary welcome meal
- Four hours of Thai language and culture classes
Other optional activities:
- PADI scuba certificate
- Buddhist meditation class
- Thai cooking class
- Island trips
- Thai boxing matches or courses
- One-month gym membership
- Deep-sea fishing trips
For our TEFL course in Phuket we can offer a variety of great options for accommodation during your stay. We have developed a good working relationship with two local establishments who offer special monthly deals for our course students starting from 7,500 baht. All our recommended options are located close to the school and are safe, clean and comfortable.
Our recommended options include hotels, guesthouses and apartments that vary in facilities and overall cost so you should find something to suit your budget and personal preference. Once you have confirmed your place on a course by paying the relevant deposit, we will send you further details of the available options. If you have any questions, special requests or require any other help in making a booking we will be glad to provide all the assistance we can. You are also free to arrange your own accommodation if you prefer.
We would recommend that you try to arrive in Phuket by Saturday at the latest, as this provides you with the opportunity to rest, acclimatize and get used to your surroundings before you start the course on Monday morning.
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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.
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, 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.
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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 hotels, guesthouses and apartment complexes 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 are generally conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You will have your weekends free and the course will finish on the Thursday evening of the 4th week.
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.