TEFL Campus Phuket/Chiang Mai

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About

TEFL Campus offers two course formats for your TESOL/TEFL certification and training. One option is a 4-week, in-class course, while the other is a combined/hybrid course where you study TEFL theory and language awareness online before completing training in-class for two weeks. Both formats include observed teaching practice with real students.

We are validated by Lamar University (Texas, USA), licensed by Thailand's Ministry of Education, and independently moderated by Dr. David Hopkins. Our certificates are issued by TEFL International, which works with over 25 TEFL centers around the world. Together, we offer worldwide job support which is guaranteed and ever expires.

Additional services include visa and pre-arrival assistance, accommodation bookings, organized outings, a welcome meal, relocation assistance, 24-hr emergency assistance and access to our community of graduates.

We offer discounts throughout the year, and grads get a free online course worth $ 250.

Highlights
  • Price-match guarantee
  • 98% Overall Customer Satisfaction
  • Guaranteed, lifetime job support
  • Credit-bearing, university-level validation
  • Locations in Phuket and Chiang Mai

Questions & Answers

Schools generally hire when they need teachers which is the beginning of the school year but from what I've seen, there are jobs being offered all year round (not as many choices thought). Each school has difference starting dates as a lot of the schools are private and choose their own holidays.
We received job placement information. Throughout the course we were offered to apply for a wide range of jobs from all over Thailand. After you complete the course, you are added onto a Tefl campus graduate Facebook page where jobs are posted all the time. Tefl Campus helped us refine and develop a good cv specific for teaching in Thailand and they prepared us on how to have a good demo lesson in...
I went to Phuket with my wife, and during the course we spent roughly $300 per week. So $150 per week per person should do you well. We mostly spent money on food and drinks, didn't make any tourist purchases. You could spend even less if you wanted to, but we ate at decent restaurants. Street food is incredibly cheap, and some people survive on that, but it is all fried and not particularly...
I checked their website and it looks like both a college degree and teaching experience aren't required! If you want more information take a look:

Reviews

96%
based on 73 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 8.2
  • Facilities 8.8
  • Safety 9.3
  • Instruction 9.5
  • Support 9.5
  • Value 9
  • Academic Rigor 8.5
  • Job Assistance 8.9
  • Instruction 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 10
  • Value 10
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Meaghan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great course and environment

A friend of mine took this course two years ago and had nothing but great things to say about the course.
After chatting with her about her experience and wanting a new life experience for myself, I knew Phuket and TEFL Campus were the way to go.
From my first inquiry, Eric was nothing but helpful, answered all of my questions and provided information about the course and Phuket.
I choose to get the premium package as it offers accommodations for the month, which was very comforting knowing that I had a secured place to live while taking the course. Highly suggest Phuket Center Apartments.
The course itself is in a great area, with plenty of restaurants and shops around. No shortage of amazing Thai food in Phuket Town.
All in all - highly recommend Eric, Simon and the team at TEFL Campus to further your education or take a new step in life!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travellers on this program would be to enjoy every moment of it!
Pay attention in class, do your assignments first and then go out and enjoy the beauty of Phuket.
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Dominic
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Course, excellent instructors, lifelong job support.

I took the TEFL Campus Phuket course and it was truly top notch. The instructors were professional, but friendly, and incredibly helpful even outside of the course. The observed teaching practices were very helpful with a full review and feedback session immediately after each one. The course overall, was very professional and equally intense. Don't take this course if you're looking for an easy ride, but at the same time, it's not overwhelming at all. The instructors provide everything you need to succeed as a TEFL-TESOL teacher. This course is great for all, but I having university experience definitely helps. I would 10/10 recommend this course for anyone looking for real critical instruction in teaching. It was refreshing and well worth the money. I found a job in Phuket Town just one week after graduating the course.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would live closer to the course while taking it. During the course, I lived in Patong which was about a 45 minute drive each morning. I would suggest living closer to the course so you can interact with your classmates after each day.
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Preeti
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Course, Phuket

I was in search of a TESOL/TEFL course since many years.
Finding a genuine one was challenging, until I came across the gooverseas website.
The course is an intensive one. You will be expected to teach 6 lessons in the 4 week course and also go through observed teaching by experienced teachers, all while learning ESL methodology, grammar and phonetics. Its difficult but not impossible as you have great support from the experienced and efficient staff, Eric and Simon.
Learning this course in Phuket was a great experience.
Thai culture class is also beneficial to students who look forward to teach in Thailand.
Thai language classes will also be provided for a fee at TEFL campus. You will definitely enjoy learning the program here.
There are Nai Harn, Karon and Patong beaches you can visit during your weekends.

What would you improve about this program?
5 weeks program would have been good which could include more practice sessions for grammar.
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Simone
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My best experience yet

I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking not only the educational benefits of learning to teach English as a foreign language but also the fact that it offers a great understanding and education about the Thai culture. The lecture environment is energetic and very relaxed, we laughed, we worked hard and in the end I gained so much more than just an experience. The TEFL teachers, Eric and Simon were extremely organised and prepared for each lesson that we had, all materials were provided and the structure of all lectures ran smoothly without and hassles. The practical teaching support from both Simon and Eric was amazing, never once did I feel that I could not approach them about any difficulties I was experiencing and they always gave the best advice that they could. You are always made feel like you are part of a team that works together, everyone shares their ideas with no fear of making mistakes because that is the type of environment that is created right from the start!

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Kanoa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing course that prepared me for Tefl career.

I found the course online and had high expectations from the positive reviews. The course entirely exceeded my expectations, taking me from no teaching experience, to having the tools and confidence to work as an English teacher abroad. The course itself is challenging in a good way, they show you what it’s like to teach and offer the support and education to guide you. I felt like I had a firm grasp of a way of teaching by the end and I could leverage into a teaching career. The sense of community from the teachers and other students has been unmatched in my education and jobs as well allowing me to experience Thailand and teaching comfortably. Since graduating, I have worked in Japan at a language center and I teach English online.

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Noorhalim Sheng Cai
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Campus Phuket

The course IS intensive and it is no leisure stroll in the park. Juggling between understanding Grammar/phonology lessons and planning/teaching classes in the evenings will be hard but not impossible. It'll put doubts in your head when time becomes a factor and as the course progresses, my only advice is to always stay positive.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience and feel fortunate to the trainers at TEFL Campus Phuket who were always approachable and on-hand to provide assistance and give feedback on how we were doing. Job support briefings were an eye opener which gave me a good view on what to expect being an EL teacher in Thailand and manage our initial expectations. My course-mates were a great bunch too and supporting each other all the way made it a very memorable experience.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Always stay positive no matter the feedback you receive on your teaching style or the amount of course material you have to process for the exam. It will make you doubt yourself as the course progresses and time becomes a factor. I was there but I also managed to complete the course in the end. Don't be afraid to ask for help and accept the feedback provided because it will go a long way in helping you apply yourself.
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VAMSI KIRAN
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

LIFE THRILLING EXPERIENCE

Hai, I'm Vamsi from India. I would like to share my experience in Phuket, Thailand. I came to Phuket to complete my TEFL Certification course. It is an unforgettable moment in my life. this trip gave me more wonderful moments to cherish throughout my life. Phuket is a great place to spend and enjoy the fun and entertainment. the weather is awesome its a wonderful island with myriad colorful beaches and a lot of other entertaining Stuff. Thai culture is amazing and people are awesome always receives us with warmth and affection. I have to mention about food its yummy. all varieties of food are available. they are foodies. I enjoyed my trip a lot with my bunch of friends they are incredibly warm, we all are from different countries. This trip gives me the TEFL CERTIFICATE as well as unforgettable memories

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The surprising thing what I see is the James bond island. It is an incredibly adventurous trip. I enjoyed every moment of the trip with my colleagues
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Ismail
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

a challenging and rewarding course

The course was challenging .It demands a high sense of commitment and hard work .the staff were very helpful .The trainers were highly qualified .every one who took the course learned a lot in a short time .I highly recommend the course to whoever want to start a career as an ESL teacher .with extensive training ,teaching practice and trainers support you will feel confident to start your journey in teaching English as a foreign language .The course is taken in a very beautiful island .trainees can enjoy the city on weekends .Phuket is a foreign oriented place with multiple places to visit .Trainees can also enjoy the amazing islands ' beaches .by enrolling in this course you will have a wonderful experience that you will never forget .

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
don't hesitate to take this course and start your journey in teaching abroad .It will definitely be a rewarding experience
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Viet
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Phuket

Great course in even greater location. No better place to learn how to teach English than Phuket Thailand.I do not think there was a rainy day at all during the course. The course was challenging and required a lot of time but well worth it. On teaching days you could be in class from the morning until 7 or 8 at night.The month flew by pretty quickly though. The teaching lesson were great and working with real students provided good real world experience. The teaching instructors were awesome and very helpful. They were available outside of class for help if needed. All the materials like books and packets were provided by the TEFL campus so all you really needed was a notebook and a pen. Some of the classes a laptop was needed but I did not have one and used my iPad which worked out fine. The location is just outside of the busy area of Phuket town so not so much tourist traffic on the street but close enough to grab some lunch in the many places to eat in Phuket town. The facilities are nice and clean and there was even person who washed the cups used for the drinking fountain. The only issue is if you have a car parking might be a bit of a problem in the morning. There is a breakfast restaurant next store which is pretty busy in the morning. If you have a motorbike then parking is not an issue. There are are plenty of places to park your motorbike.

What would you improve about this program?
This program was very good and I can not think of anything that could improve the program.
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Annabelle
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Glad I did this course!

I did a lot of research to know:
1) If I wanted to do a TEFL-course and
2) Where to do a TEFL-course.
After a while I decided to do the course in Phuket.
Pre-course: I had a good and clear contact with Eric. He answered all my questions.
During the course: I learned a lot! I hadn't studies grammar for 12+ years, and some of the grammar was totally new for me. I never saw phonetics in my life before, so that was also something new.
We also had to teach Thai adults. If was stressful, but also fun. Eric and Simon attended us very well!

Phuket Town is a nice place to do the course. It's not supersupertouristy, but in the weekend you can discover the island (or other islands!) During the course I got a bicycle, and I used it a lot!

Overall: I'm happy with my choice, that I did the TEFL-course, and that I did it in Phuket!

What would you improve about this program?
# a digital file of the course would be nice.
# teaching in a bigger class. Now you teach between 4 - 10 students, but I think a real Thai class is more than 20 students.
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David
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Campus Phuket - Sept 2018

I think this is a very effective course to prepare you to teach English to secondary language learners. The course provides not only excellent content, but also live teaching experience. You'll be teaching in classrooms with typically eight or fewer students. This puts what you've learned immediately into practice. I found the teacher practices and reviews especially helpful to improve and gain confidence. The staff are competent, professional, and courteous. The facility is well maintained and conveniently located in Phuket Town with low cost accommodations and plenty of reasonably-priced restaurants located nearby. I gained some friends for life and will always have fond memories of the experience.

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Tebogo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great value for money

It was the best month of my life not just because of the the knowledge that I learned, but because I also got a nice teaching experience with the Thai students. I've made lifelong friends. The course was a bit intimidating but worth it. It made me learn that if you want something and work hard towards it, you can make it. The staff are amazing and always ready and willing to help. Campus is also very central so the location was good. I've met some pretty amazing people in the past month. Great value for money because they really care about you and help you work on your strengths and weaknesses as well.

What would you improve about this program?
No improvements necessary.
Systems in place. If it aint broke.....
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Amani Khaled Ahmed
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A wonderful and edifying experience!

The TEFL Campus course far exceeded my expectations- though teaching to teach may sound horrendously dull Eric, Simon, Goi and the whole team, made a topic which had the possibility to be horrendously dull was instead an incredibly enjoyable experience! Excellent job support was provided straight away and skills learnt are transferable regardless as to whether you intend to teach immediately post-course or not. An increasing turn towards online teaching may perhaps be addressed more fully but overall I didn't go out of my way to ask any of the instructors so the lack of initiative is not their responsibility. Could not recommend this course more.

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Marcella
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Phuket Thailand TEFL Campus Review

Overall I am very glad I chose to do an in-class course. I feel our instructors did a very good job at preparing us for teaching in the classroom. We had plenty of guidance for how to plan lessons and we were able to understand what is involved in a typical english lesson. By the end of the course each student had taught 6 english lessons to local Thai People 16+ years old. In the beginning we were all nervous, but we were able to get past it and all successfully complete the course. This course has a big focus on grammar and phonetics, I personally did not know alot about either subject. The instructors did a good job at teaching us what we needed to know in these areas. The students in my course were very focused and motivated, but we still had time to go out and explore Phuket. This location has many westerners and it is rather easy to find western style food as it is to find Thai food. I was able to make the most of my time in Thailand by going out each week to explore something new. during my four weeks, I went to two beaches, walked up Monkey Hill, found a secret pool bar, went to local bars, a cat cafe, took a cruise to Phi Phi island, and visited an elephant sanctuary. During our course we also were able to learn about Thai culture and some even took Thai language lessons.

What would you improve about this program?
Paper course materials are good to write on. But for the long term, for the students after the course, having a pdf file of the course packets is something I would have liked to have to look over in the future. Also, having more information about teaching in other countries (besides Thailand) would have been appreciated.
Pem
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Pema- Darjeeling, India

Learning is never ending process. We learn everyday but Teaching what you have learnt is a different thing and TEFL course taught me the way.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I had made a good choice by enrolling here but now I know I did made a pretty good decission. It was wonderful experience learning the different ways to teach. My batch mates were very supportive and the staffs were very nice and helpful. Before my course I was exploring other parts of Thailand and during the course I had time to explore Phuket too. Now I work and live here, thanks to TEFL Phuket.

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TEFL Campus is located in Phuket and Chiang Mai, Thailand. We offer a variety TEFL/TESOL course formats, but all involve observed teaching practice with real students. Accredited by Lamar University (Texas, USA), moderated by established TEFL...