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TEFL Campus

Why choose TEFL Campus?

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.


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Yes, I recommend this program

Great and useful course

The course is very informative! Even as a native English speaker I learned a lot about the English language that I either didn't know or didn't remember from grade school. You will be learning the ins and outs of grammar and grammar rules (which will be helpful in whatever you decide to do after the course). It's a lot of work in such a short period of time but very doable if you apply yourself and take the course seriously. Remain open to feedback and learning new things to be successful. Just a heads up (and something I wish was communicated to me), if you are interested in teaching English in Thailand and do not have a bachelor's degree, speak with the director about what your options are for staying and legally working in the country before you commit.

  • very informative
  • teaching practice with (real life) adult students is great preparation for future jobs
  • lack of communication with difficulty of obtaining a visa without a degree
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Yes, I recommend this program

The hands-on approach effectively prepared me to teach

This course effectively prepared me to teach because it did not only teach me theory but, through lots of experience and coaching, taught me how to actually perform the task of teaching. I feel confident moving forward. I feel like I know how to do it, from an experiential standpoint, not just from a theoretical standpoint.

There was a little bit of disorganization/lack of communication amongst the staff on one or two occasions. The main teacher was not a native speaker, which was a little hard to get passed. But her education and experience in this field more than qualified her to equip English teachers.

Overall, the course was well worth it! Whatever cons there may have been, they were negligible compared to the pros! I am very grateful for the training I received in this course!

  • hands on training, tons of it in various forms
  • really good feedback and lots of it from experienced teachers
  • kind, fun staff
  • some disorganization amongst the staff at times
  • too much writing on the board!!! We spent a lot of time watching the trainer write things on the board that were already in the material packet that we were given!
  • Sometimes the atmosphere seemed a bit unprofessional. But I prefer this to overly formal. The staff and trainees were close after only a short period of time. It was a good experience.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Program/Beautiful Kingdom

As a native English speaker from Canada, I found this course to be excellent! I learned a lot! Both about myself and how to effectively teach ESL. Course content was engaging, thorough and challenging! I also met some great people!
I would highly recommend this course to any adult who wishes to learn, teach & broaden their horizon! It was affordable, educational and a true investment in myself!
* NOTE: I found the Thai people to be refreshingly kind, considerate and very grateful! Some of the best experiences I've ever had!

  • Conveniently located
  • Challenging course content
  • Great way to connect with other World travellers
  • There weren't any!
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Stevie jo
Yes, I recommend this program

Tefl course Phuket

From start to finish I found this course very educational! I learnt so many skills from practical teaching in classrooms to studying Grammar skills that will help me in my future teaching career.I enjoyed the learning of lesson structure and how creating detailed plans can result in a very successful lesson. I found all the staff beyond helpful at my training campus and any help that I required was assisted straight away! I’m so glad I chose Tefl to complete my certificate I’m and look forward to seeing where it takes me.

  • Received personal 1 on 1 tutoring on practical teaching.
  • Have full understanding on structuring a lesson with lesson planning and material aids.
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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.

  • Job seeking support


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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.