TEFL Heaven

TEFL Heaven

About

Since 2007, our passionate team of travel experts have assisted university graduates and non-graduates to secure quality teaching placements abroad. We actively engage with all who are seeking the opportunity to teach English as a foreign language by offering them the knowledge and support they need to embark on this amazing life changing experience!

TEFL Heaven offers fully immersive programs which include TEFL/ TESOL training completed over a 3-4 week period in one of 12 destinations in Asia, Europe or Latin America. All programs come with a guaranteed paid teaching job, or job seeking assistance, and a lifetime worldwide job assistance guarantee.

Founded
2007

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Reviews

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Iona
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I decided to apply for a TEFl course half way through my final year of university and knew I wanted to come to Latin American so I could learn Spanish along the way and experience a completely difficult culture than Scotland. I decided to go with Maximo Nivel through TEFL Heaven because of the on site 4 week course they were offering that would allow me to meet people and settle into Costa Rican a little more. In hindsight this worked well for me because I met some great people who I have become really close with and even moved in with. I was also able to find a job before even finishing the course and received lots of support in this process. The course also offers 10 hours of practical teaching experience which is accessed in order to track your progress therefore you leave the course feeling ready to go in the profession.

What would you improve about this program?
The only downside to this course is the price. I personally feel that it was worth it for the added experiences that come with doing the course in the country that you want to work, however, I feel for some people it would be unaffordable.
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Wesley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience with TEFL Heaven was absolutely tremendous. I attended the training on Koh Chang in April 2019 and it was the perfect way to jumpstart my Thailand experience and my career as an English teacher.
They helped me figure out all the logistics of my travel plans before I flew out to Thailand. Their assistance in lining up a job for after the training was incredible and tefl heaven works with some great teaching agencies. We had a great mixture of cultural experience and practical learning and preparation.
The training helped me understand the logistics of the job but more importantly the cultural expectations of teaching in Thailand. My trainers made sure that we all had the type of support we needed to leave the training feeling confident about our capabilities to teach. They made us feel that we could ask any questions and air out any potential concerns or worries and address them right away. I continue to be supported by the organization and will have their support moving forward in my next chapter. I seriously can’t rave about my experience enough. Hit me up with any questions and I’d love to talk more about why TEFL Heaven is the best choice!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Book it. The price is worth the experience and support. Pack light and bring your positivity and excitement. Thailand is a land of smiles and happiness and, though it won’t ever be perfect and a lot of things will shift and change while you’re here, it will change your life for the better.
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Roberto
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Getting my certification with TEFL Heaven is one of the best decisions I've made in my life so far. My training course was extremely practical and informative, and we even got some hands-on experience teaching children at an English camp during our training. I can't explain how beneficial such an experience was for someone like me, a first-time teacher with no real experience in a classroom; it gave me confidence as a teacher. The trainers were helpful, knowledgeable, and made our experience fantastic every step of the way. I made some lifelong friends during my training, and learned a lot - about teaching, and myself as a person. I recommend TEFL Heaven wholeheartedly to anyone who is considering getting into teaching English abroad. You won't regret it.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take that first step and never look back. You will thank yourself later.
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Jade
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I took part in the TEFL Heaven Thailand internship programme and I really cannot praise it enough. The whole experience has been absolutely incredible - loads of support at home and out here in Thailand. The course itself was 3 weeks long in a beautiful resort on the island of Koh Chang - the trainers were fantastic and the course was really thorough including the opportunity to practice teaching children which not every tefl course has. We had a mixture of theory and practical teaching and the whole thing was so much fun. The small group dynamic makes for a really supportive environment. Being trained in Thailand also made a huge difference in settling in and getting used to the culture. I was placed with a great agency and a great job and have had continued support since the course. If you're thinking about doing it, I can promise you won't regret it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open minded, take every opportunity and savour every moment. Don't hold back and be yourself, it's an incredible opportunity to grow if you want to.
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Alexandra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I completed my TEFL training through TEFL Heaven in April of 2019 and I am now teaching 2nd grade English in Chachoengsao, Thailand. Everything about my experience with TEFL Heaven surpassed my expectations. The trainers were accessible and wonderful, it was indeed in a paradise location, and I felt well-prepared going into the classroom. If you are looking for a program that will help you make friends and get used to the Thai culture before you start teaching, this is the program for you! The program transformed the idea of moving across the world and getting a job from seeming scary and inaccessible to being a very manageable and fun experience. Myself and the other trainees on my course have nothing but great things to say about TEFL Heaven.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing I discovered through this experience was how quickly one can feel at home, even on the other side of the world.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

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

Amber Parker

Amber is from UK and has completed her accredited worldwide TEFL certificate in Thailand. She did her 3 week in country TEFL course on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in the south of Thailand. She then went on to teach kindergarten children in Bangkok and travelled to Cambodia, Laos, Bali and the surrounding cities/islands during her time in Thailand.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program as my friends brother completed his TEFL course though TEFL heaven and he could not praise TEFL heaven enough. Before sending in my application I did my research and the reviews online were fantastic and the email response to my questions were quick and the staff quickly made me feel at ease and answered all my questions. I also chose this program because visiting south east Asia was always something I wanted to do as my parents had their honeymoon in Thailand. Furthermore, I also got to do my training on a paradise island!

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

The program provided assisted me with assistance in finding accommodation after training (as during training accommodation is included), visa support, advice on what documents to bring, airport transfers, a shuttle coach to travel from Bangkok down to the island I was training on and they supported me in finding a job straight after training. All the program advisors and staff were so lovely and clearly loved what they do which 100% reflected in their work. The only thing I had to do really was to organize my flights and make sure I packed the appropriate items!!

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

My advice is, do your research about the program and the country that you are interested in and do not be afraid to ask questions to the program advisors as they are so helpful and there is no such thing as a silly question.

Bring a months worth of savings with you just in case there’s an emergency, take out travel insurance, make sure your passport is valid and get your degree legalized before you fly.

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

The average day is you would wake up every morning have breakfast with all of your course friends. Then get to the training room for around 10am, the trainer would go through what you would learn during the day I.e lesson plans, grammar lessons, fun tools, tips and games.

You would have a morning of theory on grammar or how to teach a class and then in the afternoon you would practice your teaching in front of your class friends. This isn’t scary everyone is so supportive and in the same boat as you!! By the end of the 3 weeks of training you will feel super confident to teach English to a class.

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

My biggest fear was missing home as I never travelled alone before. I overcame this quickly as I met so many friends on my program that became like a second family to me, I also was super busy to even realize I was missing home as I was either teaching or travelling. Also the wonders of technology and social media enabled me to speak to my family, boyfriend and friends all the time.

What were a few of your favorite moments?

My favorite few stories are when I was on the way back to my condo in Bangkok from the BTS (Bangkok Skytrain) and on the way back the monsoon rain started, there was no cover for me to go under so I had to walk back to my condo which soaked me. My flip flop broke and i remember looking in the mirror when I got home laughing as I looked so funny.

I also will never forget seeing the sunset over Angkor Wat in Cambodia and I will also never forget the tropical humid heat that hits you when you step off the plane!!

Staff Interviews

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

Emilie Léveillé

Job Title
Program Manager
Emilie is from Canada. She is currently living and working in Thailand for TEFL Heaven.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is when my family and I rented a car in eastern Europe and visited seven countries in twenty days. On the way, we met lovely families that hosted us for the night and shared with us their stories. There is a lot of rich history in those parts of the world and it was fascinating to get a more in depth look into their past.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

The company has helped me become excited and passionate about work again. It is allowing me to face exciting challenges and develop my skills as a communications graduate. It is also allowing me to develop deeper connections with individuals all over the world, which is truly something special and unique. I am on a continuous learning experience, which is very rewarding.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The best story I've heard from a return student is how this experience has changed their lives for the better. Going to teach in a foreign country allows people to gain perspective and insights on other people's way of lives. It allows them to disconnect from their routines and get a deeper look into a culture that has been unfamiliar to them previously.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

The program I would choose to go on would be the Thailand program. It is truly a special program that has been carefully put together by people who have gone through the program themselves and lived the experience first hand. There is so much love and soul in this country and its beautiful culture that this is felt by every individual that comes along for the journey. The excitement and passion felt by the team's staff members is also something that is unique to this program.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our company is unique because we help people find answers to some of the questions they have been pondering. "What should I do with my life?", "How can I work and be passionate about my employment at the same time?". TEFL Heaven allows people to change their lives and dive into a surreal experience that completely puts everything into perspective. It is a magical experience and a gift that is given to everyone who decides to embark on this journey with TEFL Heaven. I am especially proud of my team when I see the excitement of the people who come abroad through our company and have nothing but fantastic things to say about our team.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

The biggest factor in being a successful company is passion and honestly. At TEFL Heaven, we truly believe in the story we are "selling". We believe that we are providing people with a story and an adventure that will change their lives and give them an insight into the world's multiple cultures. There is so much of the world's beauty to discover, and we facilitate this by supporting them throughout their experience abroad. We are passionate and excited about their new journey ahead, but we are also honest throughout the process and provide them the best and most helpful information possible.

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