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TEFL Campus

About

TEFL Campus is located in Phuket and Chiang Mai, Thailand. We offer a variety TEFL/TESOL course formats, but all involve observed teaching practice with real students.

Accredited by Lamar University (Texas, USA), moderated by established TEFL professionals, licensed by Thailand's Ministry of Education, TEFL Campus offers TESOL certificates that are recognized worldwide. Almost no other TEFL program in Asia can honestly say they have university-level validation.

Our support services start the moment you enroll. We offer plenty of visa assistance and information to get you prepared for your trip to Thailand. Accommodation options are private, safe and affordable. We have a large community of graduates, so you'll get plenty of support from them too.

We offer discounts throughout the year and all course graduates receive a free online TEFL certificate course worth US$ 250. We also offer a price-match guarantee--if you see a comparable course for cheaper, we'll match the price.

Reviews

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Jennifer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Campus Phuket

If you're looking for a quick qualification to get yourself into the English teaching industry, this is a perfect course to take. You'll get everything from well planned lessons, practical sessions, academic support and tons of job support. The course is well structured and you will have plenty of opportunity to do well. A short-course like this can be intensive so it is important you are able to commit yourself entirely during the 3-4 weeks. The course providers are extremely experienced and very helpful throughout the course.

Pros
  • Job seeking support
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Alessandro
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

"My amazing experience at TEFL Campus School in Phuket, Thailand"

I chose the complete in-class course at the TEFL Campus School in Phuket. The course was full of contents, instructions, and well organized. It was a great first step to a starting teaching career. Our teachers gave us all their attention, the lessons were interesting never boring, and the time spent at school passed very quickly. I couldn’t have chosen a better course, because we had all the assistance, explanations for all our doubts and our teachers were always very kind and available. In the end, I can say that the course was planned and organized in every detail.

Pros
  • The Teachers at TEFL Campus School Phuket
  • Practical lessons with small-medium size classes
  • The course organization was fully respected
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Richard
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience and the best of the best

Out of all the 120 hour TEFL courses available, I’m so pleased I finally decided on the TEFL Campus in Phuket. One of the deciding factors was all the amazing and fully deserved reviews left by the graduates. I hope my review will also encourage future students to study with the TEFL Campus.
This course is definitely challenging covering grammar, phonetics, lesson planning, assignments, and a three-hour end-of-course exam. In addition, there are six observed lessons with immediate feedback. For me, the observed lessons were the most valuable as I gained more confidence after each feedback session.
Eric’s knowledge of English and training capabilities are amazing and I really can’t recommend this course highly enough.

What was your funniest moment?
My initial board work was pretty funny because my writing was so small and messy. I'm pleased to say it did improve significantly.
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Latrice
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Such a rewarding experience

Just completed my 4 week TEFL course in the middle of the Pandemic (2 March - 27 March in Chiang Mai). Although there was a crisis going on globally, TEFL Campus still did everything in their power to make sure we were certified and had some hands on teaching practices. The staff hospitality is unbeatable and I feel ready to go out and teach at schools. We covered topics of grammar, phonology, classroom management, lesson planning and more. If you are looking for a structured and guided course to help you while you transition, this is the course for you.

What would you improve about this program?
I would add more time to learn the grammar and phonology since such a huge part of the test are those topics.
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David
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best place to get TESOL certified

My experience at TEFL Campus was nothing short of amazing. I loved my time in Phuket during the 4 week course. Although it was harder than I thought, i now feel fully prepared to teach in the real world. Eric, Simon and Ksenia will give you the right tips to becoming a successful ESL teacher. I also think it’s great that they give you the opportunity to teach real classes. With that opportunity, they guide you towards being a proper ESL teacher by giving you points where you can improve. I am so thankful for choosing TEFL Campus and i would not suggest anywhere else!

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

David L Ruff

Why did you choose this program?

The program's accreditation weighed heavily in my decision to attend TEFL Campus Phuket. The online reviews were positive, and I wanted the classroom experience in a Thai setting since, ultimately, I plan to teach in Thailand. My wife and I looked forward to spending extended time in Phuket, enjoying the beaches and learning about the area.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

TEFL Campus Phuket provided extensive assistance in getting acclimated to the area and program. For example, course director, Eric Haeg, recommended housing options and restaurant choices, suggested notebook/classroom supplies, highlighted local tourist sites, offered a scooter and provided job placement assistance.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

There is a wonderful hotel close to the campus called Phuket Chino Inn. This is fairly new property, is well maintained, has friendly staff, and is very reasonably priced. The hotel was very conveniently located just a 100 feet from the campus. By staying at the hotel, you don't have to worry about traffic delays and getting to class late.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

The first week was mainly spent in the classroom, learning the course structure, expectations, content, methodology, and grammar. Subsequently, a typical day included study in the mornings focusing on grammar and phonetics, lesson preparation in the afternoons and teaching/observing teacher practices in the early evenings.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

Given my age, I was not sure how I would adjust back to a classroom setting. However, this ended up being one of my favorite parts of the program. The teachers were very supportive, made learning the content fun, and systematically equipped you to become an effective teacher. The smaller class size facilitated a more interactive atmosphere.

What are the main benefits of this course?

The course teaching time, as you're learning the curriculum, not only prepares you for this career, but is very rewarding working with the ESL students.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Eric Haeg

Job Title
Course Director

Eric Haeg

What position do you hold at TEFL Campus? What has been your career path so far?

I started teaching in Thailand in 2004 before going to work in South Korea. After having been to Thailand, I really wanted to get back so I took a job teaching science in Sriracha (home of the famous Sriracha sauce). I was asked to become an online TEFL course tutor in 2007 before becoming an onsite trainer in 2008. I was named the course's Lead Trainer in 2011 and now I'm the Course Director.

Did YOU teach abroad? If so, where and what inspired you to go?

I got hooked on travel after studying abroad in college. My university studies were great, but what I learned during one semester in Europe provided me with more lessons than any classroom could have. Taking that a step further, I graduated from college and figured I'd start my life-long learning by living and working aboard. I haven't looked back since.

What does the future hold for TEFL Campus -- any exciting new programs to share?

The future is bright. We're always looking for ways to provide a more rewarding experience for our trainees. TEFL training is the first priority, but the weekends offer chances for travel and other experiences.

We're working on including a Thai language course, as well as a Thai cooking course. We've also started a partnership with a professional training company that will offer one-day seminars on emergency first aid response. We feel all of these are great complements to our main TEFL training course.

What about the future of the teach abroad industry? Have you noticed any big changes in TEFL courses?

To be honest, I'm a bit worried by all the online courses. They can be great for experienced teachers and for those who've already undergone in-class training. However, if you've never been in the classroom and never received feedback on your teaching, how are you to know if you're doing it right? Practice makes perfect, but practice is pointless without a good coach, or a trainer in this case.

If there's one thing that our trainees agree on, it's that they don't see how anyone can teach English without having a bit of guided experience in the classroom first.

Which teach abroad destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

That depends on one's circumstances, interests and needs.

Countries like South Korea or Saudi Arabia are great for those who need to earn a lot of money but they can be rough on those who are looking for more adventure and time for travel. Conversely, countries like Italy, Argentina and Thailand are excellent for anyone who wants to explore local history and culture, but if you need to save a lot of your salary, accomplishing these goals can be difficult.