Samui TEFL 4-week 120-hour intensive TEFL course

Video and Photos

September and October is a peak hiring season!

We are offering a 10% discount on sign-ups for the 17 September and 22 October 2018 courses, discounted from 43,000 baht to 38,700 baht.
It's peak hiring season so don't miss out! Please mention GoOverseas to receive this special offer.


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.

  • 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: As long as you are young at heart and keen to learn, we are happy to have you on the course!


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
  • Difficulty 7.9
  • Job Assistance 9.6
Showing 106 - 107 of 107
Default avatar

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 this program
Default avatar

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 this program


Meet the Alumni

Meet the Staff

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...