TEFL Heaven: Take on Thailand with Guaranteed Paid Job!

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TEFL Heaven family boat trip

About

TEFL Heaven is proud to deliver the TEFL Heaven's Take on Thailand Program, our most popular program!

With low costs of living and Bangkok being the travel hub of South East Asia, Thailand is the perfect place to start teaching and gain experience.

TEFL Heaven's Take on Thailand program will get you ready to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) while you get TEFL certified in a paradise location. With many trainees of the same age (in their twenties or early thirties) it means making friends on your course is easy. We train teachers every 6 months during April and October, just before the start of the school terms.

The Take on Thailand program comes with a GUARANTEED paid job in after the course. Hands on, face-to face learning experience with teaching practice giving you the confidence and all the tools you need to be a successful teacher!

Visit our website and talk to one of our travel and TEFL experts to start your adventure!

Highlights
  • Fully TEFL/ TESOL Certificate after the course
  • Guaranteed job placement after the course
  • Complimentary accommodation during the training course
  • Pre-departure guidance on visas, costs of living and salary guides and connections with previous teachers
  • Lifetime worldwide job assistance from our team

Currently offering a special reduced rate for our Mexico Program (Summer months only) check out the website for more info!

Experience 3 weeks fully immersive TEFL/ TESOL training in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico with a guaranteed paid work placement within 30 days of your course ending and a lifetime, worldwide job assistance guarantee!

Questions & Answers

With TEFL Heaven, Asia teachers are required to be from the age of 20 - 55 years old. In Latin America and Europe you would be required to be between the ages of 18 and 65.

Yes. It says on the website: FOR THOSE WITHOUT A BACHELORS DEGREE If you do not have a bachelors degree you can receive a guaranteed paid teaching job on this program: PUERTO VALLARTA & PAID JOB MEXICO If you have not yet acquired your bachelors degree yet, but are still studying, you are also eligible for the guaranteed paid teaching job, as long as you get your degree certificate sent to you...

Reviews

94%
based on 75 reviews
  • Benefits 8.8
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.6
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
  • Instruction 9.2
  • Support 9.7
  • Value 9.1
  • Academic Rigor 6.3
  • Job Assistance 9.7
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Becky
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I LOVE TEFL HEAVEN!

TEFL Heaven have been nothing short of amazing each step of the way. From the initial interview right until you were placed with your agency (and even still now). Mike and his team have created an incredible opportunity and his passion truly reflects in the TEFL Heaven program he created. I honestly couldn't have imagined doing my TEFL certification with anyone else. I decided to take the leap of faith and started my journey towards becoming a TEFL teaching in September 2020. I did my TEFL training on the beautiful island of Koh Chang where I met some lifelong friends. There were so many amazing moments it's hard to write about all of them in this review but it felt like we were a family on the island. The nerves, the fears, the anxiety were still there, which is of course natural but the people and TEFL Heaven staff were so supportive with everything. What makes this company stand out from the rest is their sincere genuinity for everyone. I love what TEFL heaven stands for and what their vision is for TEFL teachers all over the world.

The TEFL training course was set up incredibly well. There is only so much you can cover in three short weeks but I think they prepared us as best as they could. I had absolutely zero teaching experience prior to this and I didn't believe I could do half of the things I can now. You gain so much experience and they give you so many kills and tools to use, I truly feel without this training I wouldn't have been prepared enough going into my first teaching position. After the TEFL training was over we returned back to Bangkok, where we met with our placement agencies who took us to our teaching location. I, along with nine other TEFL Heaven trainees were placed at a public school in Chachoengsao, Thailand. I'm just finishing my first term teaching Primary 1 and it is the BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE. I have grown in ways I never dreamed were possible and have stepped out of my comfort zone a countless amount of times that my confidence is much higher than it has ever been.

My favourite thing about the program was meeting so many likeminded individuals but also the support TEFL Heaven provided every step of the way. There are a lot of anxieties and worries at the beginning with visas, documents, financial, personal...etc. but TEFL Heaven are a very experienced company and truly make you feel at ease. I also loved how we got to meet Mike himself at the orientation and he actually came to our island for a couple of days, which added a great personal touch and you can tell he cares for everyone. Listening to his own story and sharing his vision was truly inspiring. I loved this program, I loved the staff and I loved all the wonderful people I met along the way. Thank you TEFL Heaven for making my dream as a TEFL Teacher become reality and pushing me out of my comfort zones each day. SO TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITH, TRUST IN THE PROCESS AND LIVE YOUR BEST MOST FULFILLING LIFE DOING WHAT YOU LOVE.

I wish you all the best and who knows, maybe at some point down the line I will meet some of you.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was definitely presenting in front of your peers during the TEFL training course. I never thought of myself as much of a public speaker, in fact I hated talking to a big group of people. I remember the first task I had to do was present a 10 minute lesson on a subject (Directions). I was super nervous and anxious and all I wanted to do was run away but I got through it and after that everything seemed a lot easier. I overcame this by simply accepting that it is okay if you aren't good at something you have never done before (that is the whole point of training). I told myself that the only way to grow and improve is by making it through difficult and uncomfortable situations. At the end of the day we are all in the same boat and you can't let the fear of failure/ judgement overcome you. Take each challenge as it comes and watch yourself transform into the person you always hoped you could be. You may surprise yourself with what you are capable of.
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Grant
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Love It!

My TEFL Heaven experience was nothing short of fantastic. From the second I began looking on TEFL Heaven's website, assistance was given to me by their dedicated staff members. Every step of the way during the signup process, the staff members were there to answer any questions I had about teaching/living in Thailand, training on an island, and moving across the world.

After signing up, the team members continued assisting me with tips on what to pack, where and how to arrange my paperwork and passport documents, and with the logistics of arriving in Thailand and transportation to the training destination on Koh Chang. I felt a sense of comfort during preparation as no question I had went unanswered. Additionally, we were added to a Facebook group where the trainees and staff could interact - a chance to get to know one another and bounce questions/ideas around.

After landing in Bangkok, we had two action-packed days of team-building and orientation. During this, we met our fellow trainees and got so see some awesome cultural sites in Bangkok, such as Wat Arun. Additionally, we were educated on some Thai cultural practices and words which came in handy as we set off for the island of Koh Chang. The transportation to Koh Chang was arranged by TEFL Heaven - one less thing to stress about.

The training experience on Koh Chang was absolutely wonderful. First off, the island was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been - and we got to spend 3 weeks there! On the weekdays, our training group received comprehensive, in-depth training by our Trainers. Having never taught a single thing in my life, this education was extremely valuable. I was able to learn from the ground up, with no prior knowledge.

We learned how to teach English as a foreign language, how to manage a classroom, and how to effectively communicate with the students. Additionally, we were educated on the ins-and-outs of the Thai school system. Lastly, we got 1 hour of Thai language class every day. The trainers were so qualified and enthusiastic! Our classroom was on-site at the resort on Koh Chang - I could see the ocean and palm trees while learning! The things I learned during training have helped me immensely inside and outside of the classroom.

On the weekends and afternoons, our TEFL training group was allowed to explore the island, seeing some amazing spots such as waterfalls and hiking trails, and trying the ever so delicious Thai food that Koh Chang has to offer. Any time I had a question or an issue came up, the TEFL staff was able to provide prompt and thorough assistance. Even during a relatively serious personal matter on the island, the staff was able to help me through it as friends, and provide guidance for which I am very thankful.

As for the guaranteed job - I was placed in the awesome city of Chachoengsao. This placement was done after the folks at TEFL Heaven and my agency were able to discuss where they thought I would thrive. The job placement is guaranteed, and intentional, in order to set the teachers up for success. Not surprisingly, the agency and TEFL Heaven has operated extremely professionally and assisted every step of the way.

I can say with confidence that TEFL Heaven has changed my life in the most positive way. I gained knowledge, training, cultural orientation, some great friends, and an awesome job here in Thailand. I had my reservations, as anyone would, about moving across the world to start a new life teaching English. However, the folks at TEFL Heaven made the experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Looking back, now that I have been here for 3 months, I would not change a thing. I recommend TEFL Heaven wholeheartedly to anyone considering making the leap.

THANK YOU TEFL HEAVEN!!

-Grant

What was your funniest moment?
When Byron tried to order Khao Soi at the restaurant on Koh Chang but the waitress didn't understand him and brought him white rice. Oh well, Mai Bpen Rai!
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Cody
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Koh Chang and Khorat

My experience has been really amazing. I had never left the western United States until I decided to embark on this adventure and it has been extremely eye opening. Koh Chang was like something out of a movie so beautiful and everyone that I trained with was very friendly and fun. My city I teach in is called Khorat and is a pretty big city with lots to do! I got lucky enough to teach sport and health and that has been a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend not inky TEFL Heaven but also teaching abroad

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Definitely getting to my city the day before school started and being handed 9 textbooks finding out that I would be teaching 9 different grades
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Wesley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision I ever made! TEFL Heaven: you changed my life!

My experience with TEFL Heaven was absolutely tremendous. I attended the training on Koh Chang in April 2019 and it was the perfect way to jumpstart my Thailand experience and my career as an English teacher.
They helped me figure out all the logistics of my travel plans before I flew out to Thailand. Their assistance in lining up a job for after the training was incredible and tefl heaven works with some great teaching agencies. We had a great mixture of cultural experience and practical learning and preparation.
The training helped me understand the logistics of the job but more importantly the cultural expectations of teaching in Thailand. My trainers made sure that we all had the type of support we needed to leave the training feeling confident about our capabilities to teach. They made us feel that we could ask any questions and air out any potential concerns or worries and address them right away. I continue to be supported by the organization and will have their support moving forward in my next chapter. I seriously can’t rave about my experience enough. Hit me up with any questions and I’d love to talk more about why TEFL Heaven is the best choice!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Book it. The price is worth the experience and support. Pack light and bring your positivity and excitement. Thailand is a land of smiles and happiness and, though it won’t ever be perfect and a lot of things will shift and change while you’re here, it will change your life for the better.
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Roberto
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you, TEFL Heaven

Getting my certification with TEFL Heaven is one of the best decisions I've made in my life so far. My training course was extremely practical and informative, and we even got some hands-on experience teaching children at an English camp during our training. I can't explain how beneficial such an experience was for someone like me, a first-time teacher with no real experience in a classroom; it gave me confidence as a teacher. The trainers were helpful, knowledgeable, and made our experience fantastic every step of the way. I made some lifelong friends during my training, and learned a lot - about teaching, and myself as a person. I recommend TEFL Heaven wholeheartedly to anyone who is considering getting into teaching English abroad. You won't regret it.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take that first step and never look back. You will thank yourself later.
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Jade
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision I ever made

I took part in the TEFL Heaven Thailand internship programme and I really cannot praise it enough. The whole experience has been absolutely incredible - loads of support at home and out here in Thailand. The course itself was 3 weeks long in a beautiful resort on the island of Koh Chang - the trainers were fantastic and the course was really thorough including the opportunity to practice teaching children which not every tefl course has. We had a mixture of theory and practical teaching and the whole thing was so much fun. The small group dynamic makes for a really supportive environment. Being trained in Thailand also made a huge difference in settling in and getting used to the culture. I was placed with a great agency and a great job and have had continued support since the course. If you're thinking about doing it, I can promise you won't regret it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open minded, take every opportunity and savour every moment. Don't hold back and be yourself, it's an incredible opportunity to grow if you want to.
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Alexandra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Overall Experience

I completed my TEFL training through TEFL Heaven in April of 2019 and I am now teaching 2nd grade English in Chachoengsao, Thailand. Everything about my experience with TEFL Heaven surpassed my expectations. The trainers were accessible and wonderful, it was indeed in a paradise location, and I felt well-prepared going into the classroom. If you are looking for a program that will help you make friends and get used to the Thai culture before you start teaching, this is the program for you! The program transformed the idea of moving across the world and getting a job from seeming scary and inaccessible to being a very manageable and fun experience. Myself and the other trainees on my course have nothing but great things to say about TEFL Heaven.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing I discovered through this experience was how quickly one can feel at home, even on the other side of the world.
Adeline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Thailand

I am extremely thankful to have done the TEFL program in Thailand because it was a nice introduction to the country before signing a contract to live here for a year. I was very nervous coming over, with obvious reasons, but the program really helped to calm my nerves and help me prepare for teaching. I did my training on the island of Koh Chang and it was so incredibly beautiful. I also got to meet a lot of new friends and that was a huge bonus as well.
Currently I am living in the town of Ranong Thailand, which is very south, and I'm teaching high school in an international program, this means that all of my students are able to speak at least a little bit of english. I teach english, sociology, geography and art and love it all! My town is small but there are many things to do, especially if you love nature! I live close to a lot of the major islands, like Phuket and Koh Phayam, so its nice to be able to travel there when I need a break. So far my experience here has been amazing- it's obviously not all easy but I'm learning and growing everyday and I wouldn't exchange this experience for anything.
I made a cool video of my life here in Ranong- from my school, to my home and some places in between! If you want to catch a glimpse of my life here check it out! :)

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t allow your thoughts to overwhelm and keep you from saying yes to an experience of a lifetime. I promise you that everything will be okay and although it won’t always be easy, you will come out of this experience stronger and more confident. This is something that I always wanted to do but was terrified of taking the steps necessary in order for me to accomplish this goal. Being here in Thailand now I realize how much I built it up in my head but in reality it feels so normal and is much easier than I initially expected. If you have any doubt in your mind, stop and ask yourself if it’s out of fear of the unknown and don’t allow that fear to stop you. Jump headfirst into the unknown because it is there where you will learn and grow so much more than you ever expected and it’s a beautiful process along the way. Life is meant to be lived and you have the world at your fingertips, if you choose to experience and explore, and there are so many beautiful things and people waiting for you. If i can leave you with any advice, it’s: Please don’t let fear keep you from living your life, accept and acknowledge it but keep moving forward- you never know how far you can go until you try.