Multiple Locations +3
  • Cambodia
    • Siem Reap
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok
  • Indonesia
    • Bali
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School

Program Details

  • Native English speaker.
  • At least 20 years old.
  • Clean criminal record.
  • Sense of adventure and open to new cultures.
  • Open to both degree and non-degree holders to teach in Cambodia
  • Degree holders can teach in Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School
Age Min.
Age Max


Salary / Benefits
Salary between $1000 and $1500 per month (higher end for degree holders)

Starting Price
Price Details
Includes the full course, job placement assistance, cultural tour.
Excludes accommodation
What's Included
Some Activities Airport Transfers Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 03, 2022
Feb 24, 2020
18 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

This program offers the best of two worlds:
Spend a month completing your TEFL course at one of our training centres - and choose a different country for your placement assistance!
We have training centres in:
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Bali, Indonesia
- Bangkok, Thailand.
We offer placement assistance in Cambodia for non-degree holders, and in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Program Highlights

  • See two countries: Study in one location, teach in another
  • Options for both degree and non-degree holders
  • Study Cambodia, teach in Thailand
  • Study Thailand, teach in Cambodia
  • Study in Bali, teach in Vietnam

Program Reviews

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  • Benefits 4.5
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4.75
  • Facilities 4.25
  • Safety 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

I highly recommend Samui TEFL

Signing up for the 4 -week course at Samui TEFL was one of the best decisions I ever made. The island is beautiful and the accommodation is amazing. The teachers are brilliant, helpful, patient, understanding and go above and beyond to help you find a job.
I received a job offer whilst I was on week 3 of the course and I started work the week after finishing. it was that simple.
I am now a teacher at Hua Hin and everything is going well. I am teaching English to 11 -14 year olds which suits me because they are learning advanced English which I am more interested in.
I highly recommend Samui TEFL.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Teaching for my first teaching practical was nerve-racking but as long as you have a lesson plan you will be fine.
41 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Learn, Teach, Explore, Enjoy

Taking the initial step out of our comfort zones, my wife and I decided that we wanted to do the TEFL course in Thailand and learn about it's people and culture at the same time. Once we have landed, our accomodation was already confirmed before we took off in South Africa, and the owner of D-valley resort where we stayed for the entire course, transported us from Koh Samui Airport. The TEFL course was intense but so much fun and the presentation by the trainers was awesome and effective. Chiara and Jane (the trainers) are very good at their jobs. The course was packed with information and all relevant. An island tour was included in the package which gave our group a break from training. The assistance with setting up interviews with employers at the end of the course was great and by the time we landed in Cambodia, our entire group were set up with interviews.

43 people found this review helpful.
Response from Destination TEFL

Dear Brendan
Thanks so much for your lovely review. So pleased you are both still teaching. We look forward to hearing an update from you some time!

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Yes, I recommend this program


No need to think twice, best decision I have ever made . I also met the most amazing people while doing the course, made life long friends, and had so much fun. Trust me the tutors know what they are talking about and the support is spot on.I went to Koh Samui not knowing what to expect I was nervous, wondering if I am doing the right thing, and then you do your first Teacher Practice, seeing the kids how they smiled how they looked at me with this awe in their eyes, some of them not so much, but at that moment every bad feeling I had just vanished and I felt a sense of purpose. TEFL wil give you every tool to succeed and become the best teacher you can be. Trust them because I do. I am currently working at a school in Cambodia thanks to TEFL.

45 people found this review helpful.
Response from Destination TEFL

Hi Emaly
Thanks so much for your review. So pleased to see photos of your teaching posted by your school. Do stay in touch.

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Yes, I recommend this program


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!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Please ensure that you have enough backup cash at all times.
41 people found this review helpful.
Response from Destination TEFL

Dear Leigh
Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time on the course and found our trainers so skilled. Chiara certainly does put in 110% to ensure everyone is well prepared.
Do stay in touch and let us know how the teaching is going.
All the best

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