TEFL in SAMUI
Teaching English as a foreign language is a rewarding experience, and a fulfilling way to discover another part of the world, as well as a new culture. Studying and working abroad is also a great achievement that you can proudly list on your CV/resume.
The course is 120 hrs, 4 weeks, Mon to Fri, and additional hours will need to be done in your own time for resourcing, studying and planning. Your certificate is for the standard 120h course, including observed practical lessons. This is the preferred requirement for schools worldwide, and they are now reluctant to accept online courses or the shorter 60hr courses.
You get your certificate on the last day of the course, along with a detailed report to show prospective employers. Those who obtain a merit or higher will also receive a letter of recommendation.
All of the learning is done hands-on through games and interactive activities. You will never just be lectured to, but will always be involved in every lesson. The theory in the course is presented by the trainer using games, activities and strategies that you will then be able to use in your own teaching, allowing you to build your portfolio of activities and teaching tools from day one. Your observed teacher practicals will start from week two when you’ll be able to apply these techniques yourself.
We limit our numbers to small groups so that we can offer personal assistance with lesson planning and any area you may need help with such as grammar etc. Our practical training includes both youth and adult lessons, at various schools and businesses around the island. Should your course be over a school holiday, we’ll use the same children, but teach them in the form of a summer camp.
- Native English-speaker (only UK, Ireland, USA, NZ, Aus, Canada and SA),
- If you have a university degree
- Under 55 years old in age
*Non-Degreed applicants may also apply - please note, only placement assistance is offered with no job guarantee due to restrictions.
2018 course dates
22 October – 16 November 2018
19 November – 14 Dec 2018
2019 course dates
7 January - 1 February
4 February - 1 March
4 March - 29 March
** 2 week Sonkran Break**
15 April - 10 May
13 May to 7 June
10 June - 28 June (3 weeks incl 2 Saturdays)
** 6 week summer break**
12 August - 6 September
9 September - 4 October
** 1 week break **
14 October - 8 November
11 November - 6 December
** 4 week break before January 2020 course **
|Service fee||R5150 - Course fee deposit|
|Program fee||R12 850 - Final Course fee payment|
|Other fees||Accommodation @THB15 000 (paid in Thailand)|
|Travel Insurance||R3 220.00 (up to 29 years of age)|
|Airfare (approx)||R12 000|
|Recommended Spending Money||R15 000 (excl. accommodation as per above)|
To apply, you need to submit your well-formatted CV in MS Word format, together with a head and shoulders photograph and 1-minute voice recording, via our website.
If you have a degree it will make finding work much easier for you. In fact, we GUARANTEE that you will find a job, should you meet the following criteria:
If you’re from one of the official native English-speaking countries (only UK, Ireland, USA, NZ, Aus, Canada and SA), if you have a university degree, and are under 55 years old and if you obtain a distinction on the course.
For those that don’t meet these criteria, we do assist with job placement (but cannot guarantee jobs) as we have connections with many schools and agencies and help you to apply for positions. We do also have some contacts that accept teachers without degrees, but you do need to be dynamic and be prepared to do demo lessons. (About 30% of past students don’t have degrees, and most have found work – they were just flexible regarding area You should be aware that you’d be teaching on a tourist visa without a work permit if you don’t have a degree). Several schools and agencies contact us first when looking for teachers, as they’ve been so happy with the quality of teachers trained to date. We also have a private/closed Facebook group where schools and agencies advertise to our teachers. You will only have access to this group once you start the course. Please note: Legally, to work as a teacher in a government or international school in Thailand, you also need to have a university degree in order to obtain a work permit. This isn’t always required for language schools or to teach in a business, and most non-degree holders will be teaching without a work permit. It is easier for non-degree holders in Vietnam, as well as Cambodia, where a degree is not required for a work permit. We do have some contacts in these countries too.