Samui TEFL 4-week 120-hour intensive TEFL course

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About

Our 4-week, 120-hour intensive TEFL/TESOL course covers every aspect of EFL teaching, with a strong emphasis on practical training. All theory is learnt face-to-face, meaning that you have a tutor on hand to answer any questions and assist with lesson planning. By the end of the course, you'll be confident to teach in the real world, from lesson planning to handling a class of boisterous children. Other aspects covered include understanding how to teach grammar, how to grab and hold your students' attention, and delivering fun, interactive, yet meaningful classes, appropriate to the students' ages and abilities.
The course covers English for special purposes (such as for tourism), and the practical training will be done in a real school environment, with various age groups.
We keep our class sizes small to ensure you receive personal attention during the course.
We also offer assistance with your CV and job applications, and cover Thai culture in the course.

Highlights
  • Teacher pracs in a real classroom environment
  • Located metres from the beautiful Choeng Mon Beach
  • Highly qualified trainers
  • An island tour is included during the first week of the course
  • All of the learning is done hands on through games and interactive activities

Questions & Answers

We have had many 'mature' trainees on the course. In fact if you read through our reviews, you'll see one of the latest ones is from Richard, who is in the age bracket you mentioned. You can also watch this video testimonial from a mature trainee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzT6MO2Qzyo&t=11s As long as you are young at heart and keen to learn, we are happy to have you on the course!

Reviews

99%
based on 110 reviews
  • Benefits 9.7
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 8.4
  • Facilities 9.3
  • Safety 9.8
  • Instruction 9.8
  • Support 9.8
  • Value 9.5
  • Academic Rigor 7.9
  • Job Assistance 9.6
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Blanca
10/10

great experience

Samui TEFL course its one of the best decisions í have made in my life. Katherine and Ashley make a great team and they are really helpful. The course, was really nice experience, i learnt a lot, Catherine is really inspiring and her classes are really intense, then you will have the practise, wich they take you thai schools and its a beautiful experience. I enjoyed the course so much i would do it again. The experience is incredible,and the colleages will become your family. Thank you so much ♡

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Blanca
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the course and with your classmates.
Best of luck with your adventures!
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Antoinette
10/10

Koh Samui TEFL course

I did my TEFL course in Koh Samui in January 2018. What an intense course! . . . . . but wonderful course. Kathryn went all out to prepare us for every scenario in the classroom. Today I am happy to say that I use the tools she drilled into me. Thank you Kathryn for a wonderful course. It is such a wonderful feeling to see that my students understand what I'm teaching them. The biggest compliment was when the company I work for said to me that the students love my teaching technique. Big thank you to Kathryn.

My advise to future students, be committed to the course and be committed to yourself. You attending this course for a reason. . . . . to make a difference in someone else's life. Go and make a difference that will leave a positive mark in your students life.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Antoinette
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the course and are still using techniques taught to you.
Best of luck with your teaching and travels.
The Samui TEFL team.

Yes, I recommend this program
Julia
10/10

Great choice -- go for it

I worked professionally for 6 years after college, all the while thinking something was wrong either with me or with my life. Working in an office, even in the interesting field of book publishing, was dreary, repetitive, and uninspiring. Not the subject matter, but going to the same place, dealing with the same problems, and navigating the same corporate BS day after day... I kept asking myself whether this was going to be the rest of my life, and if so, why?

That's when I started researching ways that I might leave my country and work and live abroad. TEFL was a natural choice, but it still took me about six months to bite the bullet, quit my job, and decide to come over. I'm so glad I did.

The course itself is top-notch (Kathryn is extremely competent and experienced, and the course is well-crafted to deliver the absolute best in TEFL education given the short 4-week time frame), and the experience of meeting other people who've arrived at the same conclusion as you about "normal" life and taken the same leap of faith was amazing. Within a few hours of starting, I knew I'd made one of the best and most important decisions of my life.

I would strongly recommend the course to anyone, whether you already know you want to be a TEFL teacher, just want to change your life, or are looking to develop skills in people management. Most of the teaching tactics that I learned here are applicable to much more than teaching English and get down to the essence of people management and skills training, to the point where I felt I could return to the States and totally rock it as a team leader in a professional role.

I would suggest you take the leap and go for it. You won't be disappointed.

How can this program be improved?
Facilities could be a bit nicer, and communication between staff and students could be improved.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Julia
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Best of luck with your future.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
Claire
9/10

January 18 course

An extremely fun and hands on approach to teaching.

The school is well placed in a town that has plenty of places to eat and drink, close proximity to a beautiful beach but still retains an unspoilt feel, it was an added pleasure to get to spend time and talk with the local people.

Everything about the course is intensive from the jam packed work itinerary to the group dynamics, I came out the other end exhausted and relieved, however, extremely happy that after vast research of TEFL courses on offer I chose this one.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Claire
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the course and the island.
All the best for your future.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Richard
10/10

DO IT

Having recently completed this course I can fully, wholeheartedly recommend it.
The course is intense, dynamic, hard work but most of all an absolute blast.
The quality of teaching is incredible and this gives you the confidence and ability to take the skills straight out into the wide world.
I met so many great friends during this course and had a lot of fun too.
The work can feel difficult at times but the support you get from the staff and your peers is awesome.
The course is taught in such a way that every day you are learning extremely valuable skills that you can transfer into your own teaching once finished.
I don’t regret a single second spent in the classroom and the teaching practices, although nerve racking, are an absolute buzz.
During the course, I could feel myself growing as a person. You meet friends from all around the world and learn from each other.

I would recommend this course to absolutely anyone. Never have I had a more enjoyable and valuable learning experience.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Richard
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the course and made great friends.
Best of luck with your adventures.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jessica
9/10

Great experience!

I loved the interactive teaching style TEFL Samui adopts. We learnt in a fun way, the days were always so diverse and watching Kathryn teach was quite inspiring.

There’s a lot packed into the month so be prepared to have your work cut out but it’s totally worth it and the course equips you with the knowledge and tools to teach your own class.

Since leaving the course I have secured a job on the island - I’m very much looking forward to putting my learning into practice and doing it in paradise is always a bonus.

I would highly reccomend this course. I learnt loads, made great friends and have some brilliant memories.

Book your flight and get to Samui 🌴

How can this program be improved?
By having a few more laptops for people to use at the school and a photo copier
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Jessica
Thank you for your lovely review
We are pleased you enjoyed the course and learned a lot.
Best of luck with your career and travels.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Amy
10/10

You won't regret it!!

What an awesome course!! Samui TEFL will not dissapoint you!

The Samui TEFL was a great experience for me and I would advise anyone who is looking for a new adventure to try out the Samui TEFL. The team made us feel at home right away and went beyond my expectations.
They taught us more than just how to teach, but how to become aware of the new cultures and traditions around us. How to develop our confidence and build our own objectives. Team work was encouraged and I formed close bonds with new friends from all over the world, learning not only from the course but from my peers as well.

If you love teaching or would like to start; this TEFL course on Samui is just for you :)

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Amy
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the course and the island and made great friends.
Best of luck with your career and travels.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Holly
10/10

TEFL Paradise

Taking the plunge to fly to Koh Samui to complete my TEFL qualification has to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.
TEFL Samui has opened so many doors that I did not know could be opened.
The course is intense but the support you receive from Kathryn and Ashleigh makes wen the hardest of days that little bit easier.
Kathryn pushes you to reach your full potential giving you the right tools and experiences.
The teaching pracs that take place within a Thai school on the island are the biggest confidence booster and enable you to feel confident on your first day teaching your own class.
I would highly recommend Samui TEFL!!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Holly
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed the teaching pracs, they are an important part of the course! Best of luck with your teaching and travels.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
Taylor
10/10

The Beginning of a New Adventure in Paradise

I had not heard a lot about TEFL courses at all before I stumbled across Samui TEFL, in fact, I had never even considering teaching English abroad until the day I decided I wanted to make a change, find a new path. Low and behold I was blessed to come across this course! Not only was I excited to spend 2 months in Thailand but once I arrived and started the course I knew in my heart that I had made one of the BIGGEST and BEST decisions of my life. Kathryn and Ashleigh taught me so much, every day was a chance to absorb new information - classroom management, grammar, classroom presence, lesson planning, Thai culture and many other things I had not expected to learn before arriving. I gained a confidence over the course that I would never have gotten without the teaching practices that came along. I will be honest when I say there were days where I felt I had bitten off more than I could chew but whenever I felt overwhelmed or like I was potentially falling behind I had wonderful teachers and amazing peers to ask for help, without hesitation it was given. 4 weeks may seem like a long time but the time flew by faster than I ever could have imagined! I have suggested to many to take the course and I will continue to do so as it has enriched my life. My experience with Samui TEFL will be one I carry with me around the world and I hope so many more people get the opportunity to do the same!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Taylor
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the course and gained confidence to teach.
Best of luck with your career and travels.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
Rachel
9/10

October course review

I enjoyed the course and thought that it provided tools for teaching esl in the classroom. Catherine and Ashleigh have extensive knowledge in this industry and truest care about each student. Their goal is to provide each student with tools to teach English effectively. You will learn techniques that help teach pronunciation and grammar effectively. Also if are friendly and outgoing this course can provide you with friends for life and have colleagues all over the world. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants a challenging yet rewarding tefl experience that helps them teach effectively. You will need to work hard bit it will pay off at the end of the course.

How can this program be improved?
Tell students to bring supplies from home. I understand these are proved but there are supplies that can be brought from home for cheaper and can be used when they teach in the classroom. Also better understanding of proper dress for teacher pracs. Warn people with tattoos and piercing that Thailand is very conservitave and isn't as accepting towards teachers with these things. This needs to be put in bold before they purchase this course. Also warn about wifi and the living conditions of the hotel.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Rachel
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the course and made good friends.
Best of luck with your future.
The Samui TEFL team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Allison
10/10

Best Experience

SamuiTEFL has been an experience unlike any other. This program has given me the knowledge and confidence to effectively teach students. The course is very rigorous, but worth every bit of the hard work it takes. The classroom experience, both with adult and young learners, was invaluable. Kathryn and Ashleigh are knowledgeable, helpful, and humorous. They give you opportunities to work individually as well as in groups, which has lead to many new friendships for me. I’d recommend this course to anyone who is serious about teaching English.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Allison
Thank you so much for your lovely words.
Wishing you all the best for the future.
Kind regards
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Cody
10/10

Best TEFL Program in Thailand

Like many of you, I was in a bit of transition when I discovered Samui TEFL. After quitting my lucrative engineering job and gallivanting across Europe for a year, I thought, "Hey, I want to be a teacher in Thailand. How do I make that happen? Oh, look! Samui TEFL has great reviews! Let's send them an email and buy a ticket to Thailand! Then, after surviving the rigor of this course, I can live in paradise with a beach-view, two pools, saving thousands of dollars a month and have health insurance."
And that's how it happened. Sort of. But really, the real story, if you're willing to believe it, involves a buddy from college, a Panamanian rain forest, a spiral into depression from the stress and boredom of entering adulthood in an American Midwest rustbelt city, a bit of jealousy, a massive exodus from my company (started by me), a chance trip to Slovenia with that same college buddy, and a flight to Thailand. It was this buddy's recommendation to go to Samui TEFL that changed my life. A one month, rigorous TEFL course to prepare one for a teaching job. That's what you're promised and that's what you'll receive with Samui TEFL. Don't go in thinking that this will be easy and that you'll be spending every day on the beach, drinking out of a coconut. You have only one month to learn how to excel in the classroom and that month will require a good bit of work out of you. It's worth it. Do it. Simple.

Response from Samui TEFL

Thank you Cody for your lovely words. We wish you all the best in your adventure.
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh.

Yes, I recommend this program
Beverly
10/10

Fabulous!

If you are looking for a great experience, learn from one of the very best and make great new friendships, look no further than Samui TEFL. All the ladies at Samui TEFL are extremely reliable, friendly and helpful, and have definitely set the standards very high for any other TEFL institute. I would highly recommend Samui TEFL to anyone wanting to become a EFL teacher. The environment is fantastic and the island lifestyle makes learning an enjoyable experience.

Kathryn and Ashleigh are truly fabulous people who make you feel confident in every part of the course. They were so supportive to me and really made a huge difference in my experience. They boosted my confidence where I lacked it and made me feel like part of the family. They really are lovely ladies and make the course extra special!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Beverly
Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on Samui and at the course, and we wish you all the best with your new career.
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
Jason
10/10

Highly recommended

Samui TEFL was a great experience for me and I would advise anyone who is looking for a new adventure to give Samui TEFL a look at. The Samui TEFL team not once made us feel as if we had bitten off more than we could chew.
They taught us more than just how to be teachers; they taught us how to become more aware of cultures around us, how to be more confident in ourselves and our objectives, as well as how to make every situation we are in a fun and enjoyable experience. They gave us the opportunity to work as a team, and guided us well by always leading by example.

If you are considering a TEFL course, Samui TEFL should be at the top of your list!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Jason
Thank you so much for your lovely review! Best of luck with your new career and your travels.
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Zachary
10/10

Do it NOW!

There's a reason you're reading this review right now. Either you're really bored at work or you're interested in earning your TEFL certification and travelling the world. Regardless of why you're reading this, you know that there is something telling you to do it. Well, I'm here to tell you to listen to that little voice and do it! I waited a year from when I first read about SamuiTEFL to when I finally arrived on the island. I spent too long second guessing myself, when really I should've taken the plunge when I started researching. Let me tell you, I am so happy I did it!
I won't sugar coat it, this course is super challenging. Kathryn fits so much into four weeks, but you're better off for it. Unlike some other TEFL courses, Kathryn prepares you for the real world of teaching. Sure, teaching is extremely rewarding, but it's challenging. She will push you, but you will succeed. This course isn't set up for you to fail, it's set up to prepare you to become the best teacher. Kathryn is amazing at what she does, and she will help you become amazing too! Ashleigh is also there to help and support you, which she does an outstanding job with!
Now, while all of this learning is taking place always remember that you're on a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand! You will wake up every morning with the sun shining, birds chirping, and beautiful blue water to swim in! I'm not sure why anyone would choose to earn their TEFL certification anywhere else. I actually decided to stay on the island and teach at a local school, and I couldn't be any happier! So, throw all of your excuses out the window and get yourself on a plane to Thailand! You won't regret it.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Zachary
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Best of luck with your new job on Samui, and stay in touch.
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program

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Samui TEFL is based on the island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. Our 4 week, 120 hour intensive training course prepares you for teaching EFL in the real world, as we have a strong practical element to the course. You'll do not only theory and...