My partner and I decided to take a risk and work abroad. We did some research on different TEFL courses and came across Samui TEFL through an agency called OVC. Deciding to do our TEFL course through Samui TEFL was definitely one of the best decisions that we have ever made!
Samui TEFL offers you so much more than any other TEFL company. Yes, the costs are a lot more, BUT the knowledge and skills that you gain at the end of the course is definitely worth every cent. Samui TEFL doesn't only offer in-house theory classes, but they also expose you to Teaching Practicals that allows you to experience the world of teaching English as a Second Language to foreign students.
The trainer, Chiara Gasparotti, who facilitates all the classes is such a star! She puts so much thought and effort into all her lessons and genuinely makes every second so enjoyable. Her assistant, Off, is just as awesome and always willing to help. They literally break their backs to ensure that you are equipped and skilled for your Teaching Practicals too. The classmates that we worked with also made the course so much fun and bearable. We got the opportunity to learn about different cultures and all the team work also allowed us to gain some knowledge on different classroom ethics and lesson plans.
Samui TEFL does not only ensure that you become a well qualified ESL Teacher, but they also assist you in job placement. Jane Openshaw, one of the teacher trainers, helped my partner and I throughout the whole process. She assisted with all the documents and ensured that the necessary parties received all the required information. We are both currently teaching at the same International School in Sihanoukville, Cambodia and are looking forward for what's ahead.
We definitely recommend Samui TEFL to anyone who is looking into completing their TEFL course through a good company!
Keep up the good work, Samui TEFL!