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 107 reviews
  • Benefits 9.7
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 8.4
  • Facilities 9.3
  • Safety 9.8
  • Instruction 9.9
  • Support 9.8
  • Value 9.4
  • Academic Rigor 7.9
  • Job Assistance 9.6
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Crystal
9/10

New career, new friends, new life!

I was 35 years old living in Philadelphia when I decided to turn my life completely upside down. I had great friends, a nice apartment, a good job with a promotion on the horizon but something was missing. I wanted to travel, really travel. My 9-5, Mon-Fri job would not allow that and I needed to make a change. When I researched living and working abroad I came across TEFL and knew that was the answer. I spoke with friends then friends of friends, and found someone who took Samui TEFL and highly recommended it. It is overwhelming finding a credible TELF course. There are so many out there that are not going to prepare you the way Samui TELF does. The instructor Kathryn is very knowledgeable, engaging and fun. It is hard to imagine sitting in a classroom for 6 hours learning about grammar when the beach is a 2 minute walk away. Kathryn somehow manages to keep your attention. The teacher practicums are terrifying and the most fun! I was so scared for my first one and when it was finished I could not wait until the next one. Practicing with real students is extremely important and beneficial to course. Do NOT do an online course, you will miss out on working with real students. Samui TEFL gives you a solid base to start off of as a new teacher however, you will be putting in a lot of work along the way. My biggest piece of advice is to ask a lot of questions in class, then ask more. You will not be alone, everybody in class will be thinking the same thing "what did I get myself into?" the answer is "the most exciting adventure of your life"! Kathryn will be there for you every step of the way. She will give you additional resources and put in contact with others. Samui TEFL brings in a recruiter one day that you can openly ask any question you want about job searching. My Samui TEFL class had 22 students in and on 2 day, I had 22 amazing friends. The course is intense with a lot of work and studying however, you are not alone. Samui TEFL does more than teach you how to lesson plan and grammar structure. It provides you an environment that prepares you for the adventure of your life. I have a great job at a school that I love but, more importantly because of Samui TEFL, I have a family in Thailand that is there to support me and travel the world with me!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Crystal
Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
All the best for your future.
Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rachel
10/10

From Thailand to Italy: all thanks to Samui TEFL!

I highly recommend Samui TEFL!! It was a fantastic month of learning, creativity, pushing comfort zones, and soaking up all of Kathryn's (TEFL instructor) wisdom and advice, with a great bunch of people! It gave me a solid foundation for my TEFL teaching career, and it was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and explore all the delights of the beautiful island of Koh Samui. The instructor Kathryn is brilliant. She has a wealth of information and creative ideas, which really makes you feel equipped and prepared to enter the world of ESL teaching. The teacher practices in local schools are great fun, and a brilliant chance to try out new ideas out and grow in confidence. Kathryn is very encouraging, and gives detailed feedback which is so valuable in learning how to improve or adjust your teaching method/activities. Days are sometimes long; some evenings you'll spend a couple hours preparing for your teacher practices, but this is really worth it in terms of feeling equipped and understanding how to lesson plan. If you put in the effort, you’ll learn lots and find yourself quickly growing in confidence and teaching ability! After my TEFL course I was employed, with Kathryn's assistance, by a nearby International school on the island. It was a brilliant and unique experience that I look back on with many fond memories. Kathryn was always willing to give support when needed which was appreciated. The knowledge and experience I took away from my time with Samui TEFL was so useful, and quickly implemented in my teaching employment. It was always helpful to look over my course notes to get fresh ideas and inspiration for my classes.

I am now teaching in Italy. It has been great to be able to refer back to my Samui TEFL experience and ideas. The TEFL teaching adventure continues for me in a new part of the world and I am absolutely loving it! All thanks to Kathryn and Rosanne for all they invested in their program, and for giving me the tools and confidence to make TEFL teaching a longer term career than I originally planned on! TEFL teaching is truly a fantastic opportunity that opens doors worldwide; and with Kathryn's continued assistance and my Samui TEFL resources it has been an easy and wonderful journey!

If you are considering doing a TEFL and not sure where.... go to Samui TEFL! It really exceeded all my expectations and opened doors I couldn't have imagined. Living on Koh Samui itself is a unique and fantastic experience. You’ll meet some amazing people and create some unforgettable memories in a beautiful part of the world :) I also recommend staying at T-Phat Phink hotel which Samui TEFL offers at a discounted rate. It’s clean, comfortable, and the owner Joy does her absolute best to make you feel at home and always at hand for any issue you might have!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Samantha
10/10

My adventure with Samui TEFL

Doing the Samui TEFL course broadened not only my intellectual horizons but also my sense of adventure and my love for teaching! Kathryn really helped boost my confidence whilst teaching and gave an excellent recommendation for me, which ultimately got me into the school I wanted to get into, and is working at currently. Samui TEFL has allowed me to live and work on a paradise island and aided me with all the tools necessary to do so. It’s a dream come true! Our 4-week, 120-hour intensive TEFL course covers every aspect of EFL teaching, with a strong emphasis on practical training. All theory is learnt face-to-face, which means that you have a tutor on hand to answer any questions and assist with lesson planning. Ashleigh, as well as Kathryn was extremely helpful and made the entire process as comfortable as it could be. By the end of the course, you'll be confident to teach in the real world, from lesson planning to how to handle a class of 30 odd kids and taught excellent classroom management skills. This course has predominantly taught me how to deliver fun, interactive and inspirational classes, appropriate to the students' ages and abilities.
The course covers English for special purposes and the practical training will be done in a real school environment. As well as what I’ve mentioned, you get to go on an island tour with your course mates the first weekend! You also get tones of help with finding work and updating your cv. So Samui TEFL, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

How can this program be improved?
Can't think of anything!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Deborah
10/10

Best decision I made

I did my Samui Tefl course in 2013 and I have not looked back since..... I used to read a lot of reviews that started just like mine and I thought to myself "yeah right".... but I stand totally 100% corrected all of my doubts gone... yes you have to work hard but with the help and support I received whilst undertaking and even 4 years later from Samui Tefl speaks volumes. I was the oldest candidate on my course but I was always made to feel relaxed and the course facilitator was always on hand to answer the smallest question or calm your nerves before a teacher practice... after completing my course all candidates on my course found work within Asia and all went on to complete successful Tefl teacher jobs before either going home or continuing their journey..... as for me well I left Thailand 1 year ago and now I am a successful Tefl teacher in Cambodia ....

Response from Samui TEFL

Thank you Deborah for your lovely review. We are pleased you are enjoying your teaching experience in Cambodia now.
All the best for the future.
Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend this program
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Randall
10/10

Just another voice of agreement with other reviews!!

When I decided to leave the corporate world to teach English in Asia, I knew it would be a challenge. What I didn't realize was how exciting and rewarding it would be as well.

I don't even know where to begin when talking about Samui TEFL. From the word "go", they were right on top of everything. When I sent my initial inquiry, I expected to wait a day or two. I had sent my inquiry on a Friday night, Saturday morning for Koh Samui. Within an hour, Rosanne had sent me an email with an introduction to the course. Attached was the answer to everything I could possibly think of that needed answered. Of course, being the person I am, I thought of other questions. Every question was answered quickly and professionally.

When I was trying to select a TEFL company to train with, I had set up a criteria list. Included in that list was: a challenging curriculum, a professional staff, experienced instructors, good support staff, and job placement. I also wanted to see reviews. I believe the best judge of a program is someone who has "been there, done that".

Challenging is not the word for this program. I could tell from day one that Kathryn (instructor) had a firm grasp on not just the English (especially grammar) language, but on what we needed to learn to be successful in the classroom. I am not just talking about Thailand. I am talking about ANY classroom where we may teach English as a foreign language. From Kathryn's teaching a segment in Italian, to spending extra time on a particular subject...Kathryn was there!

No good course can be successful without good back of the house support. Once again, Samui TEFL came through like a champ. The first day, we were introduced to Ashleigh. She is another great player on the Samui TEFL team. She pulled our CV (resume) and started working on each one individually. Ashleigh took the time to restructure and set them in a way that prospective employers could see the information they needed. She also coordinated with a local agent to talk to us about teaching in Thailand. It was a good conversation, as he wasn't selling his services. He answered questions about teaching in Thailand and what to expect. Ashleigh (like Kathryn) worked odd hours to support the class as was needed.

All three constantly checked with members of my class to make sure that we were getting the training we needed. They also supported those of us that were seeking employment. By the time week three rolled around, I had 6 solid job offers. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed, as all had merit. Ashleigh was a great behind the scenes advisor. She took me aside and said, "quit looking for more jobs and choose one". I took her advice and quit looking at ajarn.com. I chose a direction to go and that is where I am.

I could keep writing stories about how the training was "dead-on" at Samui TEFL. From how Thai students would respond to us, to how fellow Thai teachers may be, they were right. The classroom control points were invaluable. The staff spoke to us extensively about what it was like to teach in Thailand.

Before I arrived at Samui TEFL, I knew where I was staying. A driver was sent to pick me up at the airport and take me to the hotel. The Samui TEFL know the local area VERY well. They know the places to see, the restaurants to eat at, the beaches, and the other islands. If they don't know the answer, they find out.

I completed my course in November, 2016. I waited to write my review, as I wanted to see how my skills match those who are teaching now. Before this course, I had never taught in a elementary school. I now teach 4-5 grade math/science. I also do private tutoring. I tutor 3 first graders. The owner of the school has asked me if I have time to do a class for some second graders. It would seem that the parents' of two of the first graders want me to take on their older children and had said something to their friends. The rate I am paid is higher then the standard rate paid for tutoring in this area. I attribute that to the style of teaching I use. Presentation-Practice-Production, A/B sticks, Drilling procedure, activities, hands on activities, and even lexis substitution. If you know these terms...you have been to Samui TEFL!

Oh and BTW....you stay in a tropical paradise for class!!

How can this program be improved?
The Samui TEFL staff is constantly looking for ways to make this course better. I was amazed the adjustments that Kathryn made in teaching material to reflect the needs of the class. Ashley was always looking for ways to help students day to day activities.

To be honest, I can't think of any way to make it better. You get what you put into the course.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Randall
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed the course, and now the teaching.
Wishing you all the best for the future.
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Collier
10/10

The best there is

When looking for a top notch TEFL course in Thailand there's no other program in the country that competes with Samui TEFL. Kathryn is the consummate professional; she doesn't pull punches, preferring instead to prepare students for the workloads that they will encounter; she expects effort and adherence to her methods, which focus on a high energy, totally engaging teaching style that keeps students too busy to be distracted and disruptive at the same time that they learn a well organized lesson. This is not a course for the casual-minded individual who says he/she wants to teach when he/she means travel. It's real work. That said, if you're willing to work then it's the best practice and prep you can hope for. Kathryn and Roseanne introduced our class to an agent (of which they have access to a whole network) who set me and three friends I met at Samui TEFL up with jobs in a great school just outside of Bangkok. After more than a month working as a new teacher I'm amazed at how much I continue to refer to my Samui TEFL material for inspiration, ideas, and teaching tips. Kathryn's style definitely influenced my approach to teaching - fast paced, high energy, and fun - and she remains a valuable resource months after the program.

Add to that the fact that you get to spend a month on one of the nicest islands in Thailand, set up in a comfortable hotel right on the beach just a few blocks from the TEFL center. There's plenty to do and explore in Choeng Mon and the greater island depending on how adventurous you are. The program's size means you won't lack for attention or feedback and more than likely you will make friends that you enjoy traveling with.

Overall, the program was a wonderful experience that set me up well for every subsequent venture I've undertaken in Thailand. I think that Samui TEFL will continue to serve me well in the future and nearly everyone who I graduated the course with agrees. If you want more information on traveling in Thailand, various hurdles that foreign teachers need to jump through and what to expect in a place that promises no standardized method for doing things, check out collierconnell.weebly.com for more info and feel free to contact me with questions.

How can this program be improved?
The one minor issue that I had was the lack of new technology (projectors, computers, etc.) that were set up in the TEFL center. That issue has been resolved, however, with the addition of a new instructor whose taking care of it. It was also good practice to get down and dirty with glue sticks and paper to create full proof games and lesson plans.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Collier

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Wishing you all the best in the future.
Kind regards
Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lisa
10/10

Such an amazing course!

I loved my experience with Kathryn and Ashleigh at Samui TEFL! After graduating from University and then working for a year in an office, I realized that wasn't what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life. I had a strong urge to travel, but wanted to be doing something meaningful while traveling as well. A friend had told me about a few online TEFL courses, but after doing a bit of research, I found that the in-person courses tend to be much more effective. Samui TEFL confirmed this 100%!

Not only was I able to live on a beautiful (and super fun) island for four weeks with some AMAZING classmates and friends, but I was also able to learn more about teaching English than I ever thought I would in just 4 weeks. The course is incredibly intense but I listened to Kathryn and stayed on top of all my tasks, so it went just fine! Kathryn refreshed us on grammar while showing us helpful teaching techniques at the same time. She ensured that I was fully prepared before I went into all of my different teaching pracs. I felt a bit nervous going into them, but once I was in front of the class and applying the advice that Kathryn gave me, I felt so comfortable.

Throughout the course, Ashleigh and Kathryn were so helpful when it came to assisting me in finding a job. I ended up traveling for a few weeks rather than working right away, but now that I am planning on working in the next few weeks, they have reached out and given me all the resources I need for finding a job!

Overall, I HIGHLY suggest this course for individuals of any age and any background - you will not regret it! Thank you Kathryn and Ashleigh for a great experience.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing I can think of!
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Lisa
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it is much appreciated. Wishing you all the best for the future.
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ashley
10/10

Teaching in Thailand

I came to Thailand in order to travel, meet new people, reignite my passion for teaching, and escape the monotony of everyday life. I was absolutely delighted when all of these things happened easily and naturally. As soon as I arrived in Koh Samui, I was greeted at the airport by Joy, a lovely woman who managed one of the hotels in which the program is affiliated. Joy drove me to the hotel and pointed out some key destinations along the way. The hotel was very clean and only cost 10,000 Baht for the month. Most people from the program stayed in the same two hotels, which was wonderful because we became instant friends and travel companions. My friends and I spent many hours working on lessons and resourcing, but during our leisure time we went to the beach, markets, restaurants, and of course, out in Chaweng. I have since travelled with several of the people in my program and intend to remain close friends with all of them. The program itself is super informative. The instructor has a ton of teaching experience and a wealth of knowledge to be shared. I was a teacher back in the states for several years, and I was surprised by how much I learned in the four short weeks. Teaching English to native Thai speakers is an incredibly different experience, and my expectations of the program were completely surpassed. The instructor also helped me secure a teaching position at a local international school. I recommend this program to anyone that has an open mind and sense of adventure. Living amongst the Thai people is an absolute privilege, and I wouldn't trade this experience for anything in the world.

How can this program be improved?
The instructor asks for feedback from every student throughout the duration of the course. The instructor has already implemented this feedback to benefit next month's trainees.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Ashley
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the course. It was a pleasure having you, and we wish you all the best.
Kind regards
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kala
10/10

Wow - What an amazing experience

I highly recommend taking this TEFL course on Koh Samui Island. Both Kathryn and Ashleigh go above and beyond to get you fully prepared to teach English in Thailand or in other country. I couldn't imagine trying to teach English in a foreign country before taking this course. Kathryn makes sure to use our classroom time wisely, focusing on the most important items one needs to know to be a successful teacher. She provides each student with a flash drive of resources that will jump start their teaching career and job search. After taking the course I have learned/ refreshed my grammar, learned about the Thai culture, learned how to lesson plan in the most efficient way and feel confident in front of a classroom full of students.
In addition to the course I would recommend this program because of its location. I mean it is located in PARADISE!!!! And they help set up room accommodations at a hotel a minute walk from the beach and about a 5 minute walk from the TEFL school. When I wasn't in class I had so much time to get to know the other classmates, go to the beach, scooter around the island and endulge in the Thai cuisine. During my 4 weeks on the island classmates and I traveled around the island to Temples, waterfalls, beaches and night markets. Kathryn and Ashleigh our instructor even took us on a beautiful hike one Sunday morning. (They really go above and beyond with their students). I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to take the Samui TEFL course. I highly recommend you take it as well.

Sincerely,

One Happy TEFL Certified Student -Kala

How can this program be improved?
Thank you for all your hard work and help the pass month. I hope to make it back to Koh Samui to teach your daughter a backflip soon. :)

Sincerely,
Kala
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Kala
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Wishing you all the best for your new career and travels.
Kind regards
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Richard
10/10

Samui TEFL, a great choice.

To anyone considering obtaining their teaching certification in Thailand, I can thoroughly recommend Samui TEFL.

After 20+ years working in a corporate environment I decided to take time out for a sabbatical and explore a different path by volunteering to teach English in Cambodia. Although it was not a pre-requisite to have any formal teaching certification for the programme, I was keen to learn the necessary skills for preparing and delivering lessons and get some practical experience under my belt.

The Samui TEFL course delivered on my objectives and then some. Beyond learning good lesson planning and resourcing techniques and habits, I learned a lot about classroom management, the importance of making lessons fun and engaging for the students (regardless of age) and how to tackle common issues Thais face with learning English, particularly pronunciation.

While the course is intense at times, the classes were always energetic and entertaining, in no small part down to Kathryn’s passion and enthusiasm for developing teachers. The course is centred around practical experience rather than dry theory and the teacher practices provided everyone with an opportunity to teach young and mature students.

Kathryn and Ashleigh were very supportive of all the students throughout, whether giving feedback on lesson plans, assistance with CV writing or applying for/securing jobs.

I found the class size of 13 to be ideal. I was fortunate to have an amazing set of classmates from all kinds of backgrounds and experiences. We all bonded from day one and worked hard and played hard together over the four weeks which made the course all the more enjoyable.

A big thank you to Kathryn, Ashleigh and my classmates. I now venture forward to Cambodia (and beyond…) with the confidence I can put the skills learned on the course into practice.

How can this program be improved?
I cannot think of anything major. Kathryn made adaptations to the course content/approach as she thought necessary along the way, sometimes in consultation with the class.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Richard
Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Your kind words are much appreciated. All the best with your travels and future.
Kind regards
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Keegan
10/10

Samui TEFL is awesome!

I am so happy that I chose Samui TEFL to get certified. Both Kathryn and Ashleigh are the best! I learned so much in just 4 weeks. How to manage a classroom, Thai culture on what not to do/to do based on cultural norms, lesson planning and how to adapt a lesson plan for any age group are just a few examples. I am currently teaching at a school in Uttaradit, Thailand and I have felt 100% confident with any grade, subject or task the school asks me to teach. The course not only taught me how to be a great teacher but living on Koh Samui and meeting my fellow classmates from around the world was so much fun. Exploring Koh Samui or the other surrounding islands on the weekends or after school is a great way to have fun and make memories, all while working hard and learning a skill you can use for the rest of your life.

How can this program be improved?
Everything was great!
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Keegan
Thank you so much for your review. It was an absolute pleasure having you on the course, and we wish you all the best for the future.
Kind regards
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
Kiri
10/10

Go to samui Tefl, you won't regret it!

Samui Tefl has to be the most amazing experience of my life. Being dyslexic and knowing I find it hard to learn in a classroom setting I was worried. There was no need for me to worry, the teachers are always there to help and the support you get from class mates is amazing.
We all became one big family and I will forever be grateful to them for the help the gave me.

The island is beautiful and you are able to learn so much about Thai culture. It is very different to any other culture I have been able to experience. They are humble, caring and every morning the locals will say 'hello.'
Living is so cheap, we were going for meals at what we call the post office for around 50bht a meal (in gbp this is just over 1 pound).

I had so many worries coming here, I had packed my bags and left England with nothing to go back to. It was a gamble but I an certain I made the right choice.Hopefully I can stay in Thailand for a long time.
Thankyou so much to everyone at Samui Tefl. Thankyou to Kathryn and Ashleigh (our teachers) you have helped me become a better person, you saw potential in me and have given me the confidence to be able to do anything.
I'll be seeing you very soon ;-)

How can this program be improved?
Only a few things I would recommend.
Having set timetables - what we will do daily with times of breaks ect
Give stroked deadlines for lesson plans from the start.
When it comes to actual teacher practices having a time table - when to start the lesson, break time and end of lesson ect
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Kiri
Thank you for your lovely review, as well as your suggestions.
We wish you all the best for your future. Happy travels!
Kind regards
Rosanne, Kathryn and Ashleigh

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tom
10/10

Great course, great location

Dear Kathryn,

I hope this finds you well. May the following act as my review:

I completed my Samui TEFL course on the 24th June, 2016.

As a fully-qualified teacher, I undertook the TEFL course for purposes of career professional development. My dual aims in terms of outcomes from the course were:
i) To gain a better understanding, and enhanced professional capacity, to teach EAL students of Senior school age (11-16 years).
ii) To gain a professional qualification enabling me to teach in ESL summer schools/camps in Europe and the USA.

My review contains 3 component parts: content, teachers and facilitation.

Firstly, I found the content within the course to be very useful for anybody hoping to earn a TEFL qualification which is practice based. This course is particularly relevant for those who seek to work in the Thai education system. The intense and rigorous course involves teaching practicals in local Thai schools. This provides relevant and important experience ‘on the job’. All students are supported in seeking - and finding - employment at the end of the course which I think is the main asset of this course. Not only do students learn the requisite skills to teach English as a foreign language but, in addition, they are supported in finding work within Thailand. Nearly all students have jobs in Thailand at the end of the course if they have worked hard and meet the required standard, which is amazing and very reassuring.

Secondly, Kathryn and Rosanne are really kind and supportive of the students. Kathryn is a very experienced ESL teacher and I learnt so much despite being an experienced practitioner. Namely, the course reminded me of the necessity in making learning active and fun for learners, especially young learners. In addition, I was reminded of the fundamental necessity of resourcing lessons and activities properly. I was reminded of how the success of learning often hinges on this. Rosanne helps students upon arrival and assimilation and also helps students find work upon completion of the course (as does Kathryn). The centre is very well organised and both women are very professional. I know both very well and they are caring and considerate people. You can be rest assured that if you do this course they are trustworthy and reliable. You could not be in better hands!

Lastly, the location of Samui TEFL is truly unique. The location of the language centre in Choeng Mon is a relaxed, beautiful setting on the tropical island of Koh Samui. Although I opted not to stay at the recommended accommodation provided as part of the course, I do know that it is highly regarded and the other students really enjoyed staying there. Koh Samui is the perfect place to do a TEFL course. The island is fun and there is lots to do and see. The cost of living is very affordable, making this course a cost effective option compared to completing a course in Europe.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Tom
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our course.
We wish you all the best for the future.
All the best,
Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend this program
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Michelle
10/10

Amazing experience

This is amazing course on a beautiful island, so just go and do it! I was lucky enough to have a fantastic group of students, of all ages, this made the course fun :-)
Kathryn is an incredible teacher, you will learn so much and you can really see her experience in this field. She will instill confidence and you will learn a lot!

It wasn't an easy course by any means....be prepared for hard work and to put the rest of your life on hold for 4 weeks! It is all worthwhile though and will make you a better prepared teacher :-)

Rosanne does help with finding work afterwards so it's pretty much guaranteed that you will get a job if you want one.

It was a great experience, hard work but very rewarding, I have no doubt that this is the best course on Samui :-)

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Michelle
Thank you so much for your lovely words. We wish you all the best for the future.
Kind regards
Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend this program
Irene
10/10

Samui TEFL - Fantastic course!

To all future TEFL students and individuals thinking about making a difference in other people's lives. My name is Irene and I completed the course on the 16th of September 2016. This was by far the best decision I ever made in my life!

At first I thought to myself: "Me? A teacher? I have never taught English to foreign students!" I gained confidence after receiving amazing support and additional information that answered all the questions and doubts I had with regards to this career change so I took a leap of faith and here I am today - a qualified TEFL teacher!

You can't get any better than the TEFL course in Koh Samui. The support, patience, guidance and advice we received is unheard of! Kathryn and Rosanne are two amazing individuals! Kathryn has such a broad range of experience and knowledge and she is hands on in every aspect of the course. Rosanne is excellent in providing information and giving advice with regards to jobs and the island in general. The fact that every student in the TEFL course passed is living proof that they are experts in their field of work.

I am now living in Chanthaburi - a beautiful town in Thailand pursuing my career as a teacher and making a difference in other people's lives. There is nothing more rewarding than 35-40 confident and smiling faces everyday practicing the English language.

I recommend the Samui TEFL course to anyone who has an interest in teaching and making a difference in Thailand. You get to work hard for 4 weeks while enjoying the breathtaking island vibes - what more could you ask for!

Make a difference and sign up today!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Irene
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you are enjoyed your teaching experience in Thailand.
All the best
Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend this program

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About Samui TEFL

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...