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Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and also one of the main hubs of the whole South East Asian region. The city is a diverse, thriving and cosmopolitan metropolis, which is the perfect place to begin your career as an English teacher. Immerse yourself in Bangkok and you will immerse yourself in Thai life. Both enchanting and exciting, taking a teacher training course in Bangkok will no doubt prove to be a rewarding experience.
Our training center is conveniently situated in a quiet, family oriented working class neighborhood far from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Our location in a local mall will allow you to experience the ‘real’ Thailand, however, access to the skyscrapers of the Central Business District, glitzy malls, historic temples and the famous Bangkok nightlife is readily available as our training center is located directly on the city’s convenient BTS Skytrain network. Bangkok is also a perfect base for exploring the rest of the country as flights, trains and buses are both plentiful and affordable.
Our TEFL certification course in Bangkok will certainly prepare you for teaching in a real classroom. It has the perfect approach to learning to teach English, giving you the proper facilities, materials, and caring support from experienced trainers and staff so that you will be able to successfully complete the course. Additionally, comfortable accommodation and good food (both Thai and Western) are readily available within easy walking distance.
In addition to becoming certified as an English language teacher, we will also provide you with lifetime job placement guidance. We give our graduates all the tools and assistance needed to allow them to find quality and fulfilling work in any location in Thailand or anywhere else in the world where there is demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching in the hub of South East Asia.
The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we are online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we will answer your questions immediately.
Our Bangkok TEFL training center is based in a newly renovated building that has everything required to ensure your stay is both enjoyable and rewarding. The center features modern, well equipped classrooms, Wi-Fi throughout and plenty of valuable resources for use in the planning and delivery of your lessons. During your stay you will also benefit from the vast experience of our professional teacher trainers who will guide you through the course from start to finish.
In order to learn the skills and techniques necessary to become an effective EFL teacher, you will be given plenty of time to practice in local Thai schools. Although it may seem intimidating at first, with the support and assistance of our trainers we are confident that you will finish the course feeling ready to begin your teaching career. As well as studying hard in the classroom, you will also be able to explore this fascinating city during your free time. With the benefit of our local knowledge, we will do all we can to ensure you make the most of the time you spend with us.Apply Now!
The city of Bangkok has no shortage of accommodation options ranging from very affordable hostels to luxurious international resorts. Once you have booked your place on the course we will provide full details of our recommended accommodation choices in the area surrounding the training center, and help you choose the right option to suit your preferences and budget.
All our recommended accommodation is situated within easy access of the training center, as well as plenty of local amenities such as shops, bars and restaurants. Bangkok’s comprehensive public transport system also provides convenient and affordable access to all the main cultural sites in and around the city, so you will have plenty to keep you busy in your free time.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 1,090
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
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 Ban Phe itself.
The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.
Course 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, transfer from Bangkok to Ban Phe*, lifetime job assistance and daily refreshments.
* At 12:00 noon on the Saturday prior to the course start date, we will provide transportation from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to your accommodation at the school.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Local Resorts (US$ 170-330): We have a few great options for you to choose from and all locations are close to the school. Prices will depend mainly on your choice of a fan or air-conditioned room.
Local Guesthouse (US$ 140-600): Features an on-site bar, cable TV for sports and news, a Western grill and a Thai kitchen for traditional Thai food. Reservations are based on advanced bookings only.
Your accommodation is available from 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the course begins through to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Ban Phe by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins.
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. Once in Thailand, trainees can extend their visas for an additional 30 days for a small fee at a local immigration office. 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
The initial orientation is usually on the Sunday evening prior to the course start date at 6:00 p.m. The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We use local Thai students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Thai students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to.
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 also 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
The maximum class size on the Ban Phe course is 32, however it is split up into two groups. Normally we would expect to have around twenty trainees, with ten per group. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please bring a pen and a notebook for taking notes during class. All relevant forms and instructions will be provided, as well as notes from the input sessions.
You may want to bring a recording device with you, it is not required equipment but many trainees have commented that this has made the course easier for them (for preparing lessons, interviewing and listening to conversations with students etc).
We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center and in the lobby of the hotel. 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’s 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.
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