• Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Weekly Classroom Hours
Apartment Hotel
Age Min.


Starting Price
What's Included
Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

All training materials.

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
Nov 06, 2023
Mar 29, 2024
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About Program

SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai is one of the most respected TEFL training courses in Asia. They offer the standard 120-hour, onsite 4-week program with observed teaching practices at local schools.
- Licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education
- ISO 9001 certification ensures world-wide recognition of SEE’s TEFL program
- Endorsed as an 'Approved Training Center' for TEFL by TQUK so can offer an optional Ofqual regulated Level 5 certification
- 6 x 1-hour observed teaching practices with real students at a range of levels and ages in local schools
- Cultural awareness training (1 day)
- Survival Thai language instruction (6 hours)
- Free airport collection at any time of the day, or night
- Assistance to purchase a Thai SIM card with a pre-paid data package
- Job support guarantee
- Volunteer option
- Each course is limited to 20 trainees

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

SEE TEFL is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all individuals, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and other diverse identities). We believe in promoting diversity, acceptance, and respect for everyone in our TEFL community.



At SEE TEFL, we recognize the critical importance of sustainability and are committed to incorporating sustainable practices into all aspects of our operations. Our goal is to foster environmental, social, and economic sustainability to create a positive impact on the communities we serve and the world at large.

Ethical Impact

At SEE TEFL, we recognize the ethical impact of our actions and strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our operations. Our commitment to ethical practices extends to our interactions with trainees, partner schools, local communities, and the broader educational landscape. We firmly believe that ethical conduct is the cornerstone of building trust, fostering positive relationships, and creating a sustainable and impactful educational experience.

Program Highlights

  • Spend a month training in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Training is onsite at our Ministry of Education licensed school.
  • Includes 6 Observed Teaching Practices with real students at a range of local schools.
  • Job support guarantee and accommodation support.
  • Make friends, enjoy our city and be trained effectively.

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Program Reviews

4.96 Rating
based on 26 reviews
  • 5 rating 96.15%
  • 4 rating 3.85%
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  • Benefits 4.7
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 3.85
  • Facilities 4.2
  • Safety 4.85
  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Value 4.95
  • Academic Rigor 4.3
  • Job Assistance 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best course ever.

The course is amazing. Great staff great facilities and overall great program. I’ve learned so much in 4 weeks. I’m confident in my teaching abilities thanks to the foundation that SEETEFL has taught me. The program itself is well balanced. As you progress your skill set begins to take shape and next thing you know you have completed the program and looking for work. SEETEFL also offers support after graduation you are never alone. The overall quality and effectiveness of the program speaks for itself. Thank you SEETEFL.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
As you begin teaching in real classes it can be nerve racking but the skills that I was taught showed me to overcome my fears and rely on my training.
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Well worth the time and money

I did my SEE TEFL 4-week course a few months ago. I checked reviews, read blogs and forums, and compared them to other similar programs before enrolling. There wasn't really anything I found in my research to keep them off the top of my short list.

Pre-enrollment was made easy by the director's prompt responses to all my emails. He reassured me regarding my apprehensions and worries. Finally, I dived in and made the commitment. Around a month before training started I received a 'pre-arrival' training pack with video reviews of the teaching methodology we would be trained to use and an overview of grammar terminology. The first two weeks of onsite training focused on developing individual teaching skills and grammar awareness. There was also a little Thai - great fun - and a very useful day spent looking at Thai culture. The last two weeks were all about the observed teaching practices at local school. I can honestly say that I don't know how anyone can become an effective teacher without face to face training.

The school stayed in touch with me after training regularly asking us how we were going with our job searches and whether we needed any extra support. I didn't need help and found employment quickly but there were a couple of non-native speakers who needed extra help, but I believe they received it as I've seen photos of them teaching on Facebook.

There wasn't anything I would say that was negative. However, I think some trainees were surprised at the intensity of the last two weeks. This isn't an online class where you read about training, this course is serious about making you an effective teacher and this requires hard work.

Overall, a great experience that set me up for a fulfilling teaching experience.

What was your funniest moment?
I think the funniest moment of my experience was watching another trainee trying to clean a whiteboard after using a permanent marker. Funny because this wasn't the first time this particular trainee had done this.
  • Professional
  • Effective
  • Intense
  • Intense
25 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Program - Well Worth It!

I went to SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai back in 2011 with the intention of getting an English teaching certificate to be used to augment my retirement income, if needed, as I travelled around the world. As fate would have it, I returned to Thailand a year later, met a wonderful Thai woman, later we were married, and so I ended up never actually teaching English.

But having said that, the decision to take the certificate course with SEE TEFL was one of the best decisions I ever made. Director/teacher John Quinn and his lovely wife Dr. Ying, were terrific people who made the experience both educationally and personally very rewarding. The structure of their language teaching method is proven to be highly effective. The gradual daily increase in knowledge and experience is rigorous - yet a lot of fun. We also learned some basic Thai language along with a helpful bit of Thai culture.

An important and rewarding aspect of the SEE TEFL course was that many of the people I met in my class, and shared our "language boot camp" experiences with, became and remain good friends, some of whom I continue to be in close contact with all these years later.

I have many fond memories of SEE TEFL to this day. To be sure, everything starts at the top, and John Quinn and Dr. Ying are great people!

  • Their language teaching techniques are proven highly effective.
  • Classes were relaxed and fun.
  • Teaching practices are invaluable aids to becoming a better teacher.
  • It wasn't easy. (not really a Con)
55 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My SEETEFL experience

I am thrilled to write this glowing review of my experience at SEETEFL Chiang Mai! I had such a fantastic time there, as SEETEFL is renowned for providing top-notch TEFL courses that are both comprehensive and engaging.
From the moment I arrived at SEETEFL Chiang Mai, I was greeted with warmth and professionalism. The staff was incredibly helpful and supportive, ensuring that I had everything I needed to succeed in my TEFL course. The instructors were some of the best in the industry, and their passion for teaching English was contagious. They made sure to provide a learning environment that was both challenging and fun, making every class something to look forward to.
One thing that really stood out to me was the variety of teaching methods and techniques that were utilized at SEETEFL Chiang Mai. The course was designed to be hands-on, which meant that I was given plenty of opportunities to practice my teaching skills in real-world scenarios. This approach was incredibly effective, and it gave me the confidence I needed to start teaching English right away.
Overall, I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience at SEETEFL Chiang Mai. I received a top-quality education that has prepared me well for my future as an English teacher. I have no doubt that I will excel in my new role, thanks in part to the exceptional training I received at SEETEFL Chiang Mai. I am grateful for this experience and I highly recommend SEETEFL to anyone looking to pursue a career in teaching English.

  • 1.Comprehensive curriculum: SEETEFL offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of teaching English as a foreign language. This ensures that students receive a well-rounded education and are well-prepared to start teaching upon graduation.
  • 2.Experienced instructors: SEETEFL employs experienced instructors who are knowledgeable about the latest teaching techniques and methods. They are dedicated to providing students with the best possible education and support.
  • 3.Hands-on approach: SEETEFL offers a hands-on approach to learning, giving students plenty of opportunities to practice their teaching skills in real-world scenarios. This helps to build confidence and ensure that students are well-prepared to teach Engl
  • 2.Intensive course: The TEFL course at SEETEFL is intensive and requires a significant time commitment. Students must be prepared to devote a considerable amount of time and effort to complete the course successfully.
  • 3.Cost: SEETEFL is not the most affordable TEFL provider on the market, and the cost of the course may be prohibitive for some students. However, the quality of education and the hands-on approach may justify the price for those who can afford it.
58 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

100% recommended

I completed my TEFL course in April 2022 (a few months ago) and I still remember how great it was. The staff is amazing, they helped in every situation, answered all my questions and were there for me throughout the whole month. I am a non-native speaker so I was a bit scared before starting the course about how it's going to go, but from day 1 it was super comfortable to be there and I got all the support I needed. At the end of the course I felt ready to teach and a few weeks later I was already in a summer camp as an English teacher. Thank you so much for everything! I 100% recommend SEE TEFL

72 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing in many ways

I successfully completed the SEE-TEFL 120 hour in the Aug-Sep 22 group. I initially wasn’t sure if teaching was for me. What I found though is the experience was incredible, the SEE tuition top notch and John and his team where focused on us and our journey from day 1

For a non-teacher you do need to apply yourself to the coursework though, but it can be done.

I have now started to look for volunteer work, and hopefully will change the lives of Thai children at temple schools around Thailand.

  • Educational
  • Guided
  • Support
  • Rained during September
  • Expedited curriculum
  • Print allowance
73 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

SEE TEFL Chiang Mai Thailand- Fantastic TEFL Certification Program

I completed SEE TEFL's 120 Hour TEFL Certification program and I can't say enough good things about the program. Prior to arriving in Thailand SEE TEFL's director, John Quinn, was extremely supportive and guided me through the whole process. In fact, it was John's continual support and commitment to his program and its students, which was a big deciding factor in my decision to choose Thailand as my destination to teach English.

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum, which thoroughly prepares students for teaching in the classroom. The teaching practices were well organized and provided students a practical application of material and methodologies discussed in class. The SEE TEFL trainers were knowledgeable and very supportive. When I took the program, I was lucky enough to be trained by Shouvik and Terry. They were both outstanding and even offered to assist students outside classroom/training hours.

If you are looking for a solid TEFL certification program, which offers support, encouragement and a lot of fun, then look no further than SEE TEFL!!

Happy Teaching!!

94 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Quality TEFL school

I took the 4-week TEFL course back in spring 2015. Any questions or worries that I had prior to arriving in Thailand were quickly resolved by emailing the school. John (the school’s director) would promptly reply to all of my inquiries, providing lots of useful information and explaining different visa options.

Once in Thailand, the course itself far exceeded my expectations. The class size was small, which created an intimate group setting. The lessons were engaging and really prepared us for the teaching practices by going over the theory and methodology of teaching English in an EFL environment. However, that’s not to say that the teaching practices were in any way easy. We spent many days and nights labouring over those first few lessons, making our lesson plans and creating our own teaching materials, but with each of those teaching practices (and the constructive feedback that went along with them) I felt more and more confident in front of a classroom.

I had zero teaching experience prior to attending SEE TEFL, but by the end of the program I really felt ready and excited to teach English in SE Asia. Although I had originally planned to go to Vietnam once the course was over, I ended up finding a job in Chiang Mai right away thanks to this course.

In short, I cannot recommend this school enough to anyone wishing to come teach English in SE Asia. The course is intense, but John and his team are there to help and encourage you every step of the way. And a special mention for Ying’s Thai lessons, which were always funny and interesting, and served as a great introduction to the Thai language and culture.

106 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hello, We only knew a couple people who stayed at Prince Hotel. They liked it fine. Pretty fair priced accommodation. I think the people who stayed there could walk, but mostly took Songtaews to beat the rain (about 20 baht from Prince to SEE which is really reasonable). We stayed at a couple places. The first was Inn Kham which is really close to the SEE TEFL building, but not a lot to do around...