TEFL Course in Thailand
A 4-week TEFL training course in Thailand
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Group Size: 15-30 students
Trip code: THTT
Duration: 4 weeks
Want to travel to Thailand, learn teaching skills, and gain a university-accredited TEFL qualification? Our 120-hour TEFL training course in Thailand is based in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin and runs for a total of 4 weeks. The TEFL programme begins with a week of exciting cultural immersion, where you can discover all about Thai culture, see the sights, learn a little of the Thai language, and go on cultural excursions. The cultural week is followed by a further 3 weeks of TEFL training, which includes 2/3 days of practical experience teaching kids at an English camp and the opportunity to attend classes at Bangkok’s top university for education. Gain a TEFL qualification in Thailand and get set up to teach English and earn money abroad!
Fancy teaching in Thailand after your TEFL course? Check out our Paid Teaching in Thailand programme.
- Gain a 120-hour TEFL qualification, accredited by one of Thailand's top universities for education - your pass to teach English all around the world!
- Do your TEFL training in-country in Thailand, living and training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin – all accommodation is included
- Enjoy one week’s Thai cultural immersion, including exciting activities, language and culture lessons and cultural excursions
- Spend three further weeks learning the TEFL ropes at our beach front training centre, plus gain practical experience teaching Thai kids at English Camp
- Meet like-minded mates and bond with teaching buddies as you train to teach English as a foreign language
Gain a coveted 120-hour TEFL qualification in amazing Thailand on this incredible Asian TEFL course programme!
Located in the lush Thai beach resort of Hua Hin, this is a TEFL course with a difference. The course is monitored and accredited by Bangkok’s top university for education!
The course begins with a one-week cultural immersion experience with an ongoing cross-cultural flavour so you get to know the real Thailand. Then your 120-hour teaching course will begin!
During your course, you will have the opportunity to sit in on some classes and lectures at the university in Bangkok, giving you a complete educational experience. At the end of your course, you will receive a certificate signed by this prestigious university. Having completed this accredited course you will be highly sought after by schools around the world!
Why train for a TEFL qualification?
- A TEFL qualification opens doors to paid teaching positions around the world
- A TEFL qualification is a valuable addition to your CV
- You will gain an in-depth understanding of how to teach English abroad
- You will learn all about the roles and responsibilities of a teacher
- You will develop a set of teaching skills so you can teach students of all ages
- You will learn how to plan and structure lessons
- You will boost your confidence with practical experience in the classroom
Week 1: Cultural Immersion Experience
You will be met at Bangkok airport by a programme representative and you will spend your first night in Bangkok. On the following day you will be transferred to Hua Hin. During your first week’s cultural Introduction you will take language lessons, go on cultural excursions, get to know Hua Hin and experience authentic Thai culture and temple visits.
Week 2: Lesson planning and basic grammar introduction
In week 2 you will learn about the key elements of a lesson plan and how to structure a lesson. You will also learn how to teach grammar and brush up on the rules of grammar. You will put together a lesson plan for teaching grammar and get practical, hands-on experience presenting a full lesson.
Week 3: Teaching reading, listening and speaking
English During this third week you will focus on learning how to teach reading, listening and speaking English in a classroom environment. You’ll find out how to teach students key reading skills. You will create a lesson plan for teaching reading and present a full lesson for more practical experience.
Week 4: Classroom management, English Camp & final exam
This final week of TEFL training focuses on classroom management, learning key skills such as how to set ground rules, how to get to know your students and how to gain your students trust and respect. You will spend a few days preparing lessons to teach at English Camp. You will then get to practice your teaching skills with Thai kids at a 2-3 day English Camp. You will also take a multiple choice and short answer final TEFL training exam.
Please note: During popular teacher training months (which may include February, March, September and November, although this may vary) your 120-hour TEFL training may be condensed into the first 2-3 weeks. If you do this more intensive training schedule, the rest of your time in Thailand will be spent volunteer teaching with local Thai kids, so you get even more practical teaching experience.
Finding a paid teaching job after your TEFL training
This TEFL training programme provides you with a 120-hour TEFL qualification, but does not set you up with a paid teaching job. Once you have your TEFL you can apply to teach English in a variety of amazing destinations all around the world. If you are interested in combining your TEFL training with finding a paid teaching job in Thailand, check out our Paid Teaching in Thailand programme instead.
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You will need to arrange your own arrival into Bangkok International Airport on the Sunday morning before your course. Pickup from the airport is included. Once you arrive at the airport you will be met by a representative from the TEFL course and transferred to a comfortable and welcoming hotel in Bangkok, where you will spend your first night. A welcome meeting and orientation will take place at 5pm on Sunday afternoon.
If you wish to arrive in Bangkok early, an airport pickup can be arranged for any arrivals up to four days before the start of the programme. You must stay in the programme accommodation in order to claim this transfer. Any extra accommodation before your programme begins is at your own cost and can be paid locally. Please let us know your arrival plans before departure.
On the Monday morning you and your group will be transferred to Hua Hin by minibus (approximately 3 hours from Bangkok) where your TEFL adventure will begin!
Accommodation is included for the duration of your stay. You will be in twin-share accommodation, sharing with another member of your own sex from your training group.
Your first night will be spent in a hotel in Bangkok. During your 4-Week TEFL Course you will be staying in either a local hotel or a shared rental house in the beach town of Hua Hin.
The accommodation is conveniently located close to both the TEFL school and the centre of the beautiful coastal town of Hua Hin, so you can easily head out for some sunbathing! Rooms have air conditioning, and are comfortable and well-equipped.
There may be a cleaning charge of 600 Baht (approx £10) for the month and a utilities fee, generally nominal, which is based upon use. Electricity fees are approximately £20-40 (THB 1,000-2,000) per month, depending on the amount of usage.
Please note: You may be asked to pay a deposit equal to one month’s rent (approx £125-£160) upon check-in. The deposit will be returned to you when you check out, provided nothing is broken or missing.
Meals are not included on this trip. However, cheap and tasty food is readily available in Thailand. You’ll be able to find food in markets, cafes, shops, and from street vendors at excellent prices. Average meals should cost you no more than about £2-5.
The minimum age to take part in this programme is 18.
You will need to have a return, or onward, flight out of Thailand booked before you travel out to Thailand to begin your TEFL training.
60 Day Tourist Visa
You will need to apply for and obtain a 60-day visa before you travel and should note that the applications process usually takes around a week. The cost for this tourist visa is not included into the trip price, and is usually around £25. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.
On this particular programme, as you’ll be working with children, you’ll need to undergo an enhanced DBS previously known as CRB, or Criminal Record Bureau check and will need to have a clean criminal record.
DBS checks may list past convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings, and if applicable will show whether or not you have been barred from working with certain vulnerable groups. Non-conviction information such as fixed penalties may also be included.
There is an addition cost for the DBS check, please speak to your travel advisor at the time of booking. The DBS process is in 3 stages:
1. Once we receive your booking payment, you will then be sent an online application link for the DBS check, which you will need to complete.
2. Once you have completed the application, the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) will need verification of your identity - to do this you will need to take 3 original documents to your nearest crown post office and use their DBS and ID verification service. This costs approximately £9 and is payable directly to the Post Office.
3. Once the post office verification is done it usually takes up to 4 weeks for your DBS to be processed, and your DBS will be sent to you directly in the post.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.