Samui TEFL 4-week 120-hour intensive TEFL course

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About

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, 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 meainingful 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 104 reviews
  • Benefits 9.7
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 8.4
  • Facilities 9.3
  • Safety 9.8
  • Instruction 9.8
  • Support 9.8
  • Value 9.4
  • Difficulty 8
  • Job Assistance 9.6
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Amy
10/10

A challenging but fun experience!

I am now over halfway through the course and I am very impressed with it. The first week is a bit crazy as we are given so much information. From week 2 onwards it is a lot of fun, it's amazing that we get to experience teaching so early in the course as it enables us to find our strengths and weaknesses early on so we know what to improve on straight away.
Kathryn is a really amazing teacher, she really knows her stuff! She is very good at giving constructive feedback and you can tell she really cares about all her students. Rosanne offers a lot of support as well and we are able to email with any queries we have regarding the course, our CVs, etc. I am very very happy with my decision to embark on this adventure with Samui TEFL!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Amy

We are so pleased that you are enjoying the course. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Good luck with your interviews and we wish you the best of luck with your new career.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Molly
10/10

Samui TEFL was the right choice for me!

I looked at a lot of different TEFL courses and I couldn't be happier with my decision. This course fully prepares you for your future as a teacher in Thailand or elsewhere. Though the class is intense, if you use your time wisely there is plenty of time to roam around the island and enjoy yourself. Rosanne is very helpful with everything you need before, during, and after the course. Kathryn is an amazing instructor and her knowledge of teaching went far beyond my expectations. For anyone interested in TEFL, this is the class for you.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Molly

Thank you so much for your kind words and great review. You were a pleasure having on the course and I know your classmates enjoyed your sense of humour too!
Enjoy your new teaching career.

Best wishes

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Kadey
10/10

The beginning of a great adventure..

I absolutely loved the course.. I found it super intense but also exciting and nerve wrecking all at once.. The experience you gain is well needed once you step into the teaching world. I am thankful for the confidence I gained through the tefl course and friends and memories I will cherish for a lifetime!!

How can this program be improved?
I wish I had known before hand to bring a laptop as we had a few pc issues BUT many hands make light work and we worked together and made it work :)
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Kadey
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you on the course, and we're pleased you are now enjoying your teaching in Chiang Mai.

Best wishes

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Charlotte
10/10

Choose this course, you won't regret it!

Before I decided on Samui TEFL I wasn't sure which course to choose or how beneficial a TEFL course could be for a qualified teacher... I was definitely right to choose Samui TEFL and whether you're a teacher or not I highly recommend doing this course before teaching English as a foreign language! When booking onto the course Rosanne is very helpful and responds quickly to all of your questions and our trainer Kathryn was certainly more than what I had hoped for. She is a great trainer and will look after you while you're in Samui.

I hope you make the right decision! :)

How can this program be improved?
To have more time to learn the grammar and teach more.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Charlotte

Thank you for your wonderful review, and congratulations on securing a job on the island!

We are pleased you enjoyed the course and found it helpful, and we are thankful for your advise too.
Regarding the grammar: As you know, we only have 120hours/4 weeks, so there's only so much grammar revision we can fit in if we are to cover all the theory as well as do practicals at the schools. As native English speakers, the grammar is merely a 'brush up', as it sould have been covered this in your school curriculum. But we do understand your point as for many it's been a while since leaving school. We do have a 'pre-course reading' doc covering the grammar that we do in class and that you are tested on, and we send this to students who request it before they come on the course, if they feel they want to revise before they start with us. We will be sure to let all applicants know that they can request this in case they never saw it on the website.

Thanks again for your review, and good luck with your teaching job on Samui

Yes, I recommend
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Amanda
10/10

Best Decision We Ever Made!

Myself and my boyfriend researched and pondered over many courses throughout South East Asia. We were very apprehensive about choosing a course. Now we are over the moon we chose Samui Tefl. I don't think there could be a better course out there. You will not be disappointed!

Rosanne is an amazing course coordinator and will be there for you before, during, and after the course for anything you need. Kathryn, the course trainer was just terrific! She has a wealth of teaching ideas, making sure each lesson is filled with fun activities! She can solve any solution with all her creative ideas! Kathryn will answer your questions anytime of the day.

On this course you will have a perfect balance of fun and learning. The course is intense but there is plenty of time to relax, explore the island and spend time with your new friends!

I can't fault this course in any way! It was one of the best decisions we ever made as a couple! Now we have a world of opportunities awaiting us, very exciting! Thanks Samui Tefl! :)

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Amanda and Cormac

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you decided to join us, and you contributed a lot to the group. We wish you every success with your teaching careers in SE Asia.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Katy
10/10

It's worth the risk!

Choosing a program was the hardest steps of this journey so far. I read all of these reviews and contacted many different companies before settling on Samui TEFL. I wanted a course that was engaging and fun yet pushed me and enabled me to feel comfortable in the classroom. This course did all of that and more. Kathryn is an amazing trainer with so much knowledge and patience and Rosanne answered all of my annoying questions before I arrived. I don't have anything to compare the course too, but I don't need to. This experience will be on of the best experiences of your life and if you choose Samui TEFL you can be assured that your first month here will be everything you need it to be.

If you are still unsure, take a look at the facebook page where you can see pictures from teacher practices to graduation.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Katy

Thank you for your lovely review. You were a pleasure to have on the course, and we wish you the best of luck with your teaching career. We're pleased you found the course both fun and challenging, as that is our aim.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Sutiva
10/10

Great decision to join Samui TEFL!

I was checking for some TEFL school on the Island and finally I made decision to join Samui TEFL. I felt I could get what I expected since the first few days until the end of the course. Love to join their class and love teaching practice. They really help to guide you what will you meet when you out to the real world of teaching. Join them and you won't be dissapointed!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Joy
Thank you so much for your lovely review. You were a pleasure to have on the course, and you worked very hard. We are so pleased you enjoyed the course and made new friends.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Marcello
9/10

The only TEFL school to consider in Thailand

Samui Tefl is the best choice any future teacher can make on their journey to Thailand. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity that Rosanne and Kathryn gave myself and a friend when we were stuck, as our original plans to study at a TEFL school in Bangkok fell through. We contacted Rosanne on the Saturday morning asking her if there might be any possibility for us to join the March course as we've already started arranging everything and an unfortunate event might end our dream. Rosanne spoke to Kathryn and made additional space for us to be able to join the course and get all the needed experience. Kathryn is by far the most dynamic teacher I have ever had and I never knew it would be possible for anyone to teach that much in a month. Rosanne assisted us with well needed guidance on what the right choices would be and how we would go about starting a teaching career. I met some of the most awesome people on the course that I will call friends forever. The course is not easy and you should not expect a walk in the park, but all the hard work does pay off. You will leave Samui TEFL as a changed person.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Marcello

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and kind words. We are pleased that you found Kathryn's teaching to be dynamic, and as with everything in life you also get out what you put in, so thank you for your efforts too.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn.

Yes, I recommend
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Tina
10/10

Look no further!

If you're looking for a TEFL course anywhere in the World - stop here and sign up! It took me 3 days to get on board and I've had no regrets since. The course was intense and took us out of our comfort zones, but we did well, proving so much to ourselves. I still use the A/B cards that I'd made while doing the course in March 2013!

The "after course" support is what overwhelmed me the most - although they don't guarantee you a job, they won't rest until you get one - they made sure I got one! :)

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Tina

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you are using the methods and materials learnt during the course. You are a wonderful teacher, and your students are lucky to have you.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Emily
10/10

I Highly Recommend Samui TEFL!

You will not regret taking Samui TEFL's 4-week course. I completed the course in Nov 2013 and it really was an amazing experience. I learned so much in such a short period of time. The course is quite intense, but also allows for a lot of fun with some really awesome people. Not only did I learn how to become a confident teacher, it was an experience I'll never forget. The staff is incredibly helpful on every level and so supportive. They also keep the class size small, the variety of teacher practices are great, the learning facility is nice and convenient, and Ko Samui is beautiful. You really can't go wrong!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Emily

Thank you for your lovely review, and we are so pleased that you not only enjoyed the course, but learnt a lot too!

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Colleen
10/10

A life-changing experience

The course really did change my life. Not only did it change my outlook about teaching in general, but it boosted my self-confidence in ways I never thought possible.
The lessons were always interesting and fun and we always learnt things that were 'real-world' relevant.
You get total support from staff, a thorough syllabus, constant encouragement, AND help in finding a job.
Intensive theory along with practical teaching sessions in real schools means that you graduate from this course feeling confident that you are ready for a 'proper' teaching job.

How can this program be improved?
If I look back at this course, there is honestly nothing I would change. I thoroughly enjoyed it just as it was. Just the right number of people, just the right length in total, just the right number of hours per day.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Colleen

Thank you so much for your great review of our course. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the course and gained confidence for the classroom.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Diana
9/10

Professional, thorough and intense :)

I was looking for a course that was professional and thorough and that REALLY taught me how to teach. And that's what I got! We went through everything needed: different methods of teaching, English language (grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.), lesson planning, cultural awareness, all the different sources you can use to create your lessons, etc. And we had 6 teaching practices in 4 different schools with real students of different ages: the best way to experience what life as an English teacher is like! Kathryn, the trainer, is brilliant. She has so much experience and she loves sharing it with her students. I thoroughly enjoyed her classes! Rosanne takes care of everything 'backstage' and she'll do anything to answer all your questions. Yes, these 2 ladies offer an excellent TEFL course and I very much recommend it!

How can this program be improved?
Bring your own laptop! You've to spend a lot of time on the computer with preparing your lessons, but with only 2 laptops in the school it can make your planning difficult.
Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Diana
Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the course and felt that it gave you the knowledge to teach in the real world. We do our best!

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Charisma
10/10

Extraordinary-- highly recommend!

I recently graduated from Samui TEFL and started teaching at a secondary school on the island. This wouldn't have been possible without the assistance provided by Rosanne Turner (director) and Kathryn Webb (trainer and co-director).

When fellow teachers at school appreciate and borrow your teaching techniques, you know you chose the right TEFL institute. My equally proud batch-matches will agree with me on this. We were well-trained to keep our lessons exciting and articulate at the same time.

The institute had a relaxed homely ambiance with a lovely pool adding warmth to the place. I enjoyed my time on the course and there's no doubt you would too.

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Charisma

Thank you so much for your great review.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed the centre, made good friends, and felt confident under Kathryn's guidance.

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend
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Meegan
10/10

Amazing experience

I did the course in October 2013 and loved every minute, the content is broken up into manageable chunks and you get a lot of teaching practice time to get a feel of what teaching English is all about. I graduated from the course and got a job at an International school , with help from the course co ordinators:)I met some incredible people and would highly recommend Samui TEFL to anyone intrestes in traveling and teaching!

Response from Samui TEFL

Dear Meegan

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the course, and we are glad that we managed to secure you a job at an international school on the island, which you of course deserve!

Kind regards

Rosanne and Kathryn

Yes, I recommend

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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...