SEE TEFL

SEE TEFL

About

SEE TEFL is one of the most most established and respected TEFL training courses in Asia. They offer the standard 120-hour 4-week program with 6 1-hour observed teaching practices in local schools allowing graduates to teach anywhere across the world plus a 4-5 month teaching Internship which provides an opportunity for participants to live as English teachers in Thai schools in rural areas of the country; participants fully immerse in Thai culture and live as a respected 'ajarn' in their new community.

SEE's training program is accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education and its management system is ISO 9001:2008 compliant. It's also a TQUK approved training center. Courses are usually oversubscribed and there is also an early-bird $200 discount for booking early, so it's best to book early in order to guarantee a place on your preferred training date.

Website
seetefl.com
Founded
2006
Headquarters

208/2 Kaewnawarat Road
Watkate Amphoe Muang Chang Wat , Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai 50000
Thailand

Reviews

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Brandon
10/10

I was recommended the SEETEFL certification course by a friend and must say it definitely lived up to my expectations. After an intense 4 week course with 6 observed teaching practices, I felt confident in my abilities to plan and teach a complete ESL lessons. SEETEFL gave me the tools needed to jump into a classroom and teach right away. I found a job within two weeks of graduating from the course and am loving my new life teaching English in Asia!

Yes, I recommend
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Molly
10/10

SEE TEFL is an excellent choice when thinking about taking an overseas TEFL class. The staff is professional, the coursework is highly relevant, and the preparation for in class teaching is unmatched.
The staff are really what made the experience above and beyond. Grammar preparation with Shouvik taught me things I don’t even think I learned as a student. While this section was quite tedious, it was crucial as we later learned that we could apply every lesson he taught into our own lessons in the classroom. Kelly Anne helped us to perfect our teaching skills by demonstrating lessons (particularly memorable the kindergarten lesson). You could tell her enthusiasm for teaching and it gave everyone motivation for their upcoming lessons. John and Ying are the owners and are extremely professional in running their business, yet still find the time to help the trainees through every aspect of their course.
My favorite part of the class was the preparation for the six teaching practices. I was so nervous for these practices as I thought there was no way I could be fully prepared. However standing in front of the classroom seemed natural due to all the preparation I had received.
The program prepares you for every aspect of teaching from lesson planning to making materials. Afterwards you are reviewed on your performance and given constructive criticism, which I found the most valuable part of the course. I was able to start focusing on my individual strengths as a teacher which contributed to a significant confidence boost in the classroom.
This course really helped me find a profession that I love and want to continue for years to come. I highly, highly recommend this program as this training program, I believe, is the best of the best. I am always happy to talk about my experience at SEE TEFL as it really was a very memorable and positive experience.

Yes, I recommend
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Kevin
10/10

Having only initially taken the course as a means of dipping my toes in the teaching waters it ended up becoming an experience that shaped my career aspirations and goals.

All of the trainers greet all trainees warmly, welcoming them to Chiang Mai, and are highly experienced in both living and working in the local area. The training inputs are insightful and engaging, in particular I enjoyed Shouvik’s grammar inputs and Ying’s fun Thai lessons. All of the teaching practices were great and the feedback provided was highly useful in helping me and other trainees quickly improve and develop our teaching skills. Each teaching practiced afforded me the chance to teach a different class, encouraging me to be flexible with my teaching preferences which would become important after graduation. In addition to all of this I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful support team that work at SEETEFL. The lengths they go to help and assist trainees and teachers is commendable and another wonderful feature of the course.

By the end of the course I had really started to get a feel for teaching ESL and decided to pursue this career avenue further and SEETEFL provide trainees with assistance and advice when looking for work. Upon entering the classroom after graduating is when I really felt the benefit of the course as I had been provided with a tool set that could be applied in a variety of different classroom situations. Further to this the support from all the staff at SEETEFL was continued, John, Shouvik and Ying were always very approachable and able to offer additional suggestions and guidance when needed.

My only real disappointment was when I eventually left Chiang Mai to move to Bangkok to study a Masters degree in Education. Once more this was also with the full support of the team at SEETEFL who assisted with references and recommendations for my application to the course and to my new school.

So, here I am 6 years later after first walking into the training room at SEETEFL having now been teaching for nearly 6 years in Thailand and having recently completed a Masters degree in Education. Still however I think back to my time on the course and invaluable training, support and guidance it provided me with. Having met and spoke with many teachers over the years who had taken different TEFL course around Thailand and Asia, none of them have been able to reflect so highly about their TEFL course as I do when I recall my time at SEETEFL. I would recommend the course to anyone, it is challenging and stimulating and provided me with an experience that I will never forget.

Yes, I recommend
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Nicki
10/10

SEETEFL had been recommended to me by a friend and I was so glad I chose their program over others. The two week internship allows you to receive all the training on classroom management lesson planning, grammar review etc as you would receive on the normal TEFL but you finish your training by completing a semester teaching at a Thai school instead of having as many teaching practices.
For me this suited me really well because it guaranteed a job for at least 6 months to get you started. You still do teaching practices as part of the course which help you gain confidence before starting work.
The classes received during the course are easy to follow and very informative. They're great at supporting you through every stage of the training and there for when you get nervous about your first teaching practices.
The accommodation that you stay in as a part of the program is lovely, clean and well set out rooms with a delicious buffet breakfast offering western and Thai and there's also a pool onsite. The location is a short walk to the SEETEFL building and has a lot of nice restaurants in the area. It's also not far from the city center and night market.
They also offer great support after you leave. If I had any queries I emailed and they would respond very quickly and even now nearly 4 years later I am still in contact with them.
Overall a fantastic experience which has led to some great teaching opportunities as well as uniting me with a network of SEETEFL graduates. They are a lovely team of people.

How can this program be improved?
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Rinchen
10/10

I personally feel that SEE TEFL is by far the best course that I have taken in my entire life. I like the fact that it allowed all speakers of English be it native or non native to enroll into the course. I also appreciate the staff support and services that were available for the trainees at the center. Additionally, the lessons were thoughtfully planned with information relevant to teaching. The classroom lessons and instructions came in handy during the practical hours. The course required us to complete six Observed Teaching Practices (OTPs). This opportunity to teach in real life situations with real students is what sets this program apart from the rest. As a trainee, I learned a lot from the feedback given to me by my observer during these six OTPs.

How can this program be improved?
Although job support and resume assistance were provided to us, I felt that it was really brief. It would have been better if it was a little more detailed and if the center invited few graduates to share their experiences during the job hunt.
Yes, I recommend

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