Get TEFL Certified On-Site in Thailand

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Teaching IBT TOEFL to high school students in Bangkok
Teaching IBT TOEFL to high school students in Bangkok
Teaching IBT TOEFL to high school students in Bangkok
Teaching IBT TOEFL to high school students in Bangkok
Children ready for our Observed Teaching Practice
Children ready for our Observed Teaching Practice
SEE TEFL completion!!
SEE TEFL completion!!
At the chalkboard
At the chalkboard

About

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 6 x 1-hour observed teaching practices in local schools.
- Full TEFL Certification (120 hours onsite)
- 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
- $200 super early-bird discount available for confirming a place at least 6 weeks before training starts
- 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 (8 hours)
- Job/Visa support
- Volunteer option
- Each course is limited to 20 trainees

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...

Reviews

99%
based on 18 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 7.3
  • Facilities 8.2
  • Safety 9.5
  • Instruction 10
  • Support 10
  • Value 9.9
  • Academic Rigor 7.9
  • Job Assistance 9.7
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Brenna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible value from an impressive staff!

My husband and I just finished our four week TEFL course at SEE TEFL! We were so impressed with everything about the course -- the staff, the materials, the level of care and preparation, etc. We couldn't recommend it more. As you consider teaching English overseas, a lot of people will tell you to save money and do your TEFL online -- don't listen! We are so thankful we gained the valuable experience that SEE TEFL provides through the various grammar inputs and teaching practices. You get real experience in classrooms around Chiang Mai and the trainers give you valuable feedback to take with you into your own classrooms moving forward. The course is not for the faint at heart. It's hard work but well worth it! We really couldn't recommend this program more!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing! Seriously only left a good impression on us.
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Donna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Recent Graduate January 2019

Have just graduated from SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai. This was an amazing experience. The teaching and support staff at SEE TEFL were nothing short of amazing. This course challenged me in ways I frankly was not expecting. The tuition and support from staff and fellow students was second to none. The 6 practical lessons in local Chiang Mai schools enabled me to practice my skills and understand what the teaching process was like as a first time TEFL Teacher. There was tremendous variety in our teaching practices so that all classes were covered from Kindergarten to Vocational level students. The course enabled me to learn how to plan lessons, create activities to be used in the classroom, manage time effectively and critically evaluate my performance. This is a wonderful course that is highly regarded and provides international accreditation. So happy I chose SEE TEFL to complete this course.

What would you improve about this program?
I do not think it can be - no complaints from me, hard work has its advantages.
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Edward
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great value, experience and assistance

Completing the 120-hour TEFL course has been a positive life changing experience. It started me with the necessary skills, knowledge, and assistance to help secure my first teaching position. This course and staff associated with it has guided me on a career path that has been extremely satisfying. After 8 years teaching in SE Asia (Thailand and Vietnam), i can honestly say that this course helped me to develop a passion for teaching. The instructors and staff associated with SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai were polite, understanding of cultural differences, and always willing to help. The 120-hour course seemed intense at the time but all the hard work does payoff. Chiang Mai is a beautiful city that is easy to feel comfortable with great opportunities for someone to have many growing experiences.

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Brandon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience!

I was recommended the SEETEFL certification course by a friend and must say it definitely lived up to my expectations. After an intense 4 week course with 6 observed teaching practices, I felt confident in my abilities to plan and teach a complete ESL lessons. SEETEFL gave me the tools needed to jump into a classroom and teach right away. I found a job within two weeks of graduating from the course and am loving my new life teaching English in Asia!

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Molly
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Course

SEE TEFL is an excellent choice when thinking about taking an overseas TEFL class. The staff is professional, the coursework is highly relevant, and the preparation for in class teaching is unmatched.
The staff are really what made the experience above and beyond. Grammar preparation with Shouvik taught me things I don’t even think I learned as a student. While this section was quite tedious, it was crucial as we later learned that we could apply every lesson he taught into our own lessons in the classroom. Kelly Anne helped us to perfect our teaching skills by demonstrating lessons (particularly memorable the kindergarten lesson). You could tell her enthusiasm for teaching and it gave everyone motivation for their upcoming lessons. John and Ying are the owners and are extremely professional in running their business, yet still find the time to help the trainees through every aspect of their course.
My favorite part of the class was the preparation for the six teaching practices. I was so nervous for these practices as I thought there was no way I could be fully prepared. However standing in front of the classroom seemed natural due to all the preparation I had received.
The program prepares you for every aspect of teaching from lesson planning to making materials. Afterwards you are reviewed on your performance and given constructive criticism, which I found the most valuable part of the course. I was able to start focusing on my individual strengths as a teacher which contributed to a significant confidence boost in the classroom.
This course really helped me find a profession that I love and want to continue for years to come. I highly, highly recommend this program as this training program, I believe, is the best of the best. I am always happy to talk about my experience at SEE TEFL as it really was a very memorable and positive experience.

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Kevin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A truly fantastic experience.

Having only initially taken the course as a means of dipping my toes in the teaching waters it ended up becoming an experience that shaped my career aspirations and goals.

All of the trainers greet all trainees warmly, welcoming them to Chiang Mai, and are highly experienced in both living and working in the local area. The training inputs are insightful and engaging, in particular I enjoyed Shouvik’s grammar inputs and Ying’s fun Thai lessons. All of the teaching practices were great and the feedback provided was highly useful in helping me and other trainees quickly improve and develop our teaching skills. Each teaching practiced afforded me the chance to teach a different class, encouraging me to be flexible with my teaching preferences which would become important after graduation. In addition to all of this I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful support team that work at SEETEFL. The lengths they go to help and assist trainees and teachers is commendable and another wonderful feature of the course.

By the end of the course I had really started to get a feel for teaching ESL and decided to pursue this career avenue further and SEETEFL provide trainees with assistance and advice when looking for work. Upon entering the classroom after graduating is when I really felt the benefit of the course as I had been provided with a tool set that could be applied in a variety of different classroom situations. Further to this the support from all the staff at SEETEFL was continued, John, Shouvik and Ying were always very approachable and able to offer additional suggestions and guidance when needed.

My only real disappointment was when I eventually left Chiang Mai to move to Bangkok to study a Masters degree in Education. Once more this was also with the full support of the team at SEETEFL who assisted with references and recommendations for my application to the course and to my new school.

So, here I am 6 years later after first walking into the training room at SEETEFL having now been teaching for nearly 6 years in Thailand and having recently completed a Masters degree in Education. Still however I think back to my time on the course and invaluable training, support and guidance it provided me with. Having met and spoke with many teachers over the years who had taken different TEFL course around Thailand and Asia, none of them have been able to reflect so highly about their TEFL course as I do when I recall my time at SEETEFL. I would recommend the course to anyone, it is challenging and stimulating and provided me with an experience that I will never forget.

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Rinchen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Course experience

I personally feel that SEE TEFL is by far the best course that I have taken in my entire life. I like the fact that it allowed all speakers of English be it native or non native to enroll into the course. I also appreciate the staff support and services that were available for the trainees at the center. Additionally, the lessons were thoughtfully planned with information relevant to teaching. The classroom lessons and instructions came in handy during the practical hours. The course required us to complete six Observed Teaching Practices (OTPs). This opportunity to teach in real life situations with real students is what sets this program apart from the rest. As a trainee, I learned a lot from the feedback given to me by my observer during these six OTPs.

What would you improve about this program?
Although job support and resume assistance were provided to us, I felt that it was really brief. It would have been better if it was a little more detailed and if the center invited few graduates to share their experiences during the job hunt.
John
John
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

SEE TEFL - You can't go wrong!

Please read Adam's review dated October 2017. This course is in no way an attendance course and you will not pass if you do not put the effort into the OTPs (Observed Teaching Practices). If you put in the effort you will see continual improvement in your abilities and confidence, assisted by the very professional staff led by John and Shouvik (Senior EFL Trainer). John and Shouvik are two of the best trainers you could ever hope to have. Professional, patient, encouraging and most of all very supportive. SEE TEFL uses a wide and impressive range of schools including kindergarten, primary, secondary and vocational. Every OTP provided different experiences which will be used when you commence teaching. There are many TEFL courses available however you will be hard pressed to find one that provides the learning environment that SEE TEFL does. There are times when nearly every person on the course questioned whether they had what it takes to complete the course - just when you are feeling that way you find the reassurance of John or Shouvik! God bless them! After a 43 year career which saw me working in some not so nice places I am excited about my next phase involving ESL and teaching in Phitsanulok, Thailand.

What would you improve about this program?
Students should try and bring their own laptop as it makes it much easier to prepare lessons and material in your hotel / apartment and gives you far more flexibility. Although I did not use the IT equipment it may help if the computers at the school were 'linked' which will provide much easier access and flexibility for course students.