I highly recommend LanguageCorps Asia to anyone who is interested in entering the TEFL field in Southeast Asia or China and here's why:
1. Training Location: The training is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and PP is a lively, fun, and cheap city. The expat community is huge there, and the city is also very western. This makes it the perfect introductory city for people who are either visiting Southeast Asia for the first time, or have never been outside of their native country. In PP, most people speak a little bit of English, there are always experienced expats available for advice, and you don't have to live without your western luxuries like Nutella, deodorant, and Mountain Dew. It's an extremely convenient city, and made my transition to China very easy.
Cons: The city is very dirty, polluted, and smelly. But it's SEA. What can you expect?
2. Instructors: Phnom Penh has amazing instructors for TEFL. Tucker, Nick, and Rick were some of the most fun instructors I've ever had all while being extremely knowledgable and helpful. It's nice too because each one of the instructors is at a different stage in their life, which is useful depending on what problem you need solved. They were absolutely invaluable resources on virtually everything to do with teaching and living in SEA.
Cons: My program specifically is in China. Unfortunately the program didn't have an instructor who specialised in China. While this would have been nice, it wasn't detrimental to my arrival in China.
3. Course: The course was very comprehensive. Since being thrown into the ring, my training has shown over and over again to be extremely valuable and fairly complete. The teaching methods we learn in the course definitely work, which is really important if you head to China where you'll end up facing 300 primary students on your first or second day. Cons: It's extremely intensive which makes it hard to fully enjoy PP while going to class for several hours a day. It's basically several min-mesters shoved into one month. It's worth it, but be prepared to actually work your butt off. Don't let this deter you though-- people still had a blast while working really hard. As long as you have good time management skills, you'll be able to have your beer and drink it too.