TEFL Heaven Internships Thailand

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TEFL Heaven in the UK and Thailand provide the very popular TEFL Heaven Internships Thailand Program.

Starting with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training in a paradise location and ending with a fully salaried TEFL job in Thailand, it's no wonder that more than 120 candidates train and teach on this program.

We have trained over 600 candidates in 5 years on this program, with a maximum of 24 candidates per training session. With many trainees around the same age (in their twenties or early thirties) on one course it means making friends is easy. We train teachers every 6 months in the months of April and September each year, just before the start of each term.

Teaching placements last one school term of around 5 months, making in the whole about 6 months of the program. If you want to stay longer, just renew your contract with the school. See out website for more details.

Once you have completed your training you will then go straight to your paid teaching role where you will be earning between 25-30,000 THB providing you with a very comfortable lifestyle that will enable you to travel, explore and see the very best of Thailand and it's surrounding countries.

Training + Certification + Full Support + Guaranteed Paid Job - Sounds like heaven?

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 64 reviews
  • Benefits 8.8
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.6
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
  • Instruction 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Value 9.2
  • Difficulty 6.4
  • Job Assistance 9.6
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Tira
10/10

Spectacular program!

I searched and searched online while looking into which program to take my TEFL course with to teach in Thailand. I could not be happier with my decision to go with TEFL Heaven. The program is very organized and practical. I learned a lot to prepare me to teach and met over 20 absolutely beautiful souls that made the entire course so worth it! Teaching abroad can be very overwhelming, and TEFL Heaven took all of the stress out of it! They found me a fantastic company who provided me with a job which I love, and I have lifelong friends who I can meet up with on the weekends and explore Thailand together! I cannot recommend this program more! If you're thinking about it, do it!

Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Tira,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the program :) We're super happy you chose us too and that you had a brilliant time training and working in Thailand!
Kind regards,
Charlie - The TEFL Heaven Team

Yes, I recommend this program
Sacha
8/10

Tefl Heaven Koh Samui

The three weeks of training was a great combination of intense training, socialising and exploring the beautiful island of Koh Samui! As soon as I booked onto the course I had a constant flow of support. It is comforting that now, almost a month after the course has finished I still know that I can contact the TEFL heaven team if I ever need help with anything.

How can this program be improved?
-Training aimed at teaching higher skilled students
-Felt that the topics covered were all very basic, primary subjects e.g colors, numbers
-My school is a very high level secondary school covering alot of grammar
-Less games throughout the course and more learning how to teach
-I wish that we got taught different ways to assess students

Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Sacha,
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! You're right, you can get in touch with us at any time, and if we can help then of course we will!
I've given the feedback re the course content to the trainers and Directors now, so will be taken on board. Thanks for the feedback, it's always good to know where we can improve!
Kind regards,

Charlie

Yes, I recommend this program
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Summer
10/10

A lifetime of memories and knowledge.

I can't explain how happy I am with the decision to take this course. Fresh out of college, I had such a huge desire to travel but to do it in a way that would give back to the community and this course has truly allowed that to happen. I had previous teaching experience but never in a formal setting, and may I just say that this course truly does educate you. Although, it can seem like a lot of information all at once, the TEFL teachers are there every step of the way to help guide you. Each day is beneficial not only because of the content you learn for teaching students but because of the added bonus that you learn first hand the culture of Thailand from people who have already experienced it. I'm so glad I didn't take a TEFL course back in the United States because I really don't think it could have prepared me for this amazingly unique country. Through the course I was able to get a better understanding of aspects of teaching English in Thailand that a general TEFL course in the U.S. wouldn't have been able to provide. Beyond the course material itself, the staff and trainers are phenomenal, and do everything to make you feel comfortable. Even when a few of us got sick (it's bond to happen), they took care of us, translated to pharmacists what we needed, and in the rare occasion rushed us to the doctors. It's scary starting a new career, but what you learn a long the way, and who you meet in the process of the course changes you. If your'e having doubts, DON'T, if you are accepted to the program jump right in and enjoy the ride, you truly won't regret it.

How can this program be improved?
I had no personal problems. I know a few others were disappointed with their teaching location, but they were quickly transferred to somewhere they felt happier with! If anything I would have loved more lesson ideas for kids whose English level is quite high.
Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Summer,
Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review :) I'm glad you had a great time with us!
We've taken on board the feedback about teaching those with a higher level of English, and this will be worked on! We value feedback highly, and this will help us improve for sure.
Kind regards,
Charlie

Yes, I recommend this program
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Nicole
10/10

Strong Program

TEFL Heaven made moving to Thailand and becoming a teacher an easy transition. Their staff answers emails quickly and helps you in whatever way they can. The TEFL training gives you enough support and guidance for you to teach and prepare lessons on your own. They placed me at a great school that has a great campus, friendly Thai and foreign teachers, A/C, and cute, energetic kids. Getting a visa and moving to a new country has never been easier. Confidence and an open attitude are needed.

How can this program be improved?
It would be nice to teach kids more than one day
Yes, I recommend this program
Rochelle
10/10

TEFL Heaven - amazing!!!

First of all, I would like to give a special thanks to Mike and Kate for their continuous support throughout my teaching placement, as well as a big thanks to my TEFL Heaven trainer Kelly.

If you are considering being a teacher I would highly recommend undertaking the TEFL Heaven course. I joined the 2016 Krabi training in September and cannot begin to emphasise how much I have grown since.

The weeks of intense training are a perfect blend of learning new techniques, teaching preparation, social life and many fun activities. We were given the opportunity to carry out our lessons as well as join summer camps! It has been a once in a lifetime experience that everybody deserves to be part of.

I have made friends for life and couldn't be happier with the school I am working at. Thank you TEFL Heaven from saving me from a 9-5 deka job and reigniting my love and passion for teaching and learning!

Yes, I recommend this program
Briana
10/10

Amazing Experience in TEFLHeaven Krabi 2016

I had a wonderful experience while participating in TEFLHeaven Krabi October 2016.

Pros:

4. Krabi is gorgeous and has decent nightlife. It's nearby a lot of fun islands to visit as well (Go to Phi Phi for a weekend, so fun!). Also, our hotel was clean and beautiful.

3. This program is intensely social. It's perfect for someone who has just graduated college and doesn't have a ton of travel experience (you'll likely befriend someone who will become your travel buddy). It's not so perfect for my fellow independent introverts, but you have down time every day that you can use to escape and explore the town on your own, and it's certainly nice to always have the option to be with others.

2. The manual used by this course is particularly good. It includes sections on Classroom Management, how a Language Teacher differs from a Traditional Teacher, how to Present Vocabulary and Grammar, how to Lesson Plan, how to teach to different Learning Styles, and basically every major topic every new teacher should be taught.

1. Our Main Trainer Kelly was out of this world phenomenal. Krabi could be a miserable place (it's not) and I would still recommend you select the Krabi location JUST to be taught by Kelly. Seriously, she's that amazing. I taught for two years in the USA before participating in this program and left American public education disappointed. Kelly completely renewed my faith in myself as a teacher. She gave me so many teaching strategies and tools of the trade and inspired so much confidence (shout out to Kelly: real talk, you da literal best.)

Cons:
3. The wifi in our hotel was abysmal. If you use your phone frequently, my best advice is: buy a sim card at the airport and pay for the best internet you can get monthly (I have AIS and was on it virtually the entire time).

2. We happened to be in Krabi during a particularly rainy season, so we didn't get to be outside as much as we would have liked. Just luck of the draw!

1. If you want to have a good time, expect to spend. Yes, things are cheaper over here, but many people don't get their first paycheck until the first week of December. During your first month, you have to take care of food/any touring you would like to do and it's very easy to blow your budget. The second month requires even more money from you (food, bedding, deposits on housing, a motorbike (if the town you will be teaching in doesn't have a ton of public transportation), and whatever materials/necessities you can't live without.

Oh, also, prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for possibly loving it so much here that you never want to go home.

How can this program be improved?
This program could be improved by serving free food on Welcome Day. :)
Yes, I recommend this program
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Elizabeth
10/10

Do it!!!

Whether you want to travel, just finished school or bored with your job....this is an amazing experience that you will never forget! You will be certified to teach anywhere in the world and you will meet amazing people with like minded goals! The training from TEFL Heaven truly did prepare me to teach in a foreign country. My favorite was that they also taught you about the culture and the language. My first semester I taught in Ayutthaya and before I even got there I was able to speak many different phrases in Thai. The trainers are incredible and are never truly "off the clock." They are always there to help you whether it is about the course, something emotional or you ate weird street food and need a lift and a translator to the doctor. They helped train us and be ready to teach in Thailand as well as an emotional support system! Stop thinking about it and do it!

How can this program be improved?
Teach more games that cater to when you have to teach larger (50+) children in a small classroom with desks, so no room for running or making a circle...etc.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Danielle
10/10

Koh Phangan Best 3 weeks ever!!

How to begin?! These past 3 weeks have been nothing short of amazing. I did not know coming into this how much I would grow as a person. Of course I had hopes/ thoughts about it but really no expectations. From arriving to the welcome day social to the last couple days of the training, I had never felt so "in the right place". If you're wondering what you should do after college or just with your life... this is a great place to be. You might not do it forever, but it's an experience that challenges you and helps you grow in ways that you would never get from wherever you are from. My advice is to not rush into a job or lifestyle you didn't choose. Choose to do something more with your life. Don't settle. Moving across the world to teach English helps you define who you are more and more, while also being extremely rewarding. You have a long life ahead of you (hopefully) to work and do boring things. Not everyone gets the chance to do something like this, so if you are contemplating it.. I say GO FOR IT!!

How can this program be improved?
Possibly being more realistic about where we will be placed from the beginning.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Luke
10/10

The Best Three Weeks I've Had In a While

So after doing Semester at Sea in 2014, I figured I would never have an experience like it again. Then I did the TEFL Heaven Internship on Samui. I met some of the greatest people I will ever meet, learn some incredible things about teaching I wouldn't have learned anywhere else, and had the most fun I've had in a long time. The teachers and staff were amazing kind and fantastic (shout out to SUZE), the accommodations were wonderful (shoutout to MAMA at the Joy), the other students are now some of my best friends (shoutout to FAMUI), and I am so incredibly happy I decided to sign up for this program. If you are at all interesting in teaching English, getting your TEFL, and living in Thailand, then my goodness what are you doing reading this? Sign up, quickly! Go!!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Nichole
10/10

If you're thinking about it, just do it!

I couldn't have had a better TEFL training experience--tell me about another program that gives you experience teaching local students, support from experienced trainers (who have usually done the TEFL Heaven program themselves), plus the chance to live on an island for three weeks! I had absolutely no teaching experience prior to my program but I feel like it gave me the skills I needed to start. Not only do you get to work at an English Camp and prepare lessons for real kids, but throughout the entire course (starting day one!) you'll teach each other as if you are students. It sounds a little silly, but I loved being able to see the ideas that my other trainees came up with that I get to use in my classes now. I feel confident in my abilities as a teacher, whereas had I just been thrown into my class I'd feel completely overwhelmed. The program is also fantastic due to the fact that I got to meet a group of like-minded, adventurous individuals that are all going through the same experience as I am. I know that I can count on any of them, and any of my trainers, for any questions, support, or advice I might need. Sure, you can take a course online...but why not just take the leap?

Yes, I recommend this program
Emily
10/10

BEST decision I have ever made!! If you are even thinking about it just do it, you won't regret it!

I had always wanted to come back to Thailand to embark on a change of career as a teacher. When I first arrived in Bangkok I had a moment of fear but once starting the course, meeting all the other lovely teachers and trainers all my worries subsided.

The course and people who have supported me throughout this process have been incredible and always went above and beyond all my expectations. I feel I have been well prepared from a teaching perspective as well as cultural and being able to fit into the Thai lifestyle.

I have learnt so much about myself throughout the course and my confidence has gone through the roof! On my first day thinking how could I go from almost no teaching experience to being responsible a classroom of children who may not even be able to speak English and being able to deliver an effective lesson but now I feel I am there and have all the right tools and mindset on how to be a good English teacher.

I am so grateful for everything TEFL heaven have done for me and if you are reading reviews trying to decide which programme to go with (i2i, studying at home etc.) I would 100% tell you to go with TEFL heaven. They set you up for life here like no one else can and you will love it from the moment you arrive!

How can this program be improved?
I cannot think of a single bad thing to say about my experience thus far.

Yes you will have your moments, its Thailand of course! But TEFl heaven are incredibly supportive and no matter what will always just be an email, call or LINE away which is so reassuring.
Yes, I recommend this program
Madeleine
10/10

Expectations exceeded

I had looked into doing a TEFL course for years and didn’t stumble across TEFL Heaven until the last minute. I’m so thankful that I did! Have just spent the last three weeks in a nice hotel in Phuket getting qualified. We had fantastic trainers and I’m feeling ready to take on the Thai students for real. The course is super practical and all about sharing ideas and activities to build up a bank of lessons to take to your school, of course there is a little theory thrown in there too. The main man, Mike, was always on the other end of the phone to help if you had any issues, but really there were none because the trainers had it down. I’m very happy I decided to do a face-to-face TEFL course as opposed to one online and would 100% recommend TEFL Heaven to anyone interested in teaching English overseas. Not only is the course great, you also get to spend three weeks with 20 (ish) others you’ve never met before, I sure way to make friends if you’re taking this on alone.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jay
10/10

My TEFL Heaven experience on Kata beach

THE best decision you could ever make! I can wholeheartedly recommend TEFL Heaven without any hesitation - this has been an incredible 3 weeks of my life and here's a few reasons why:

- the trainers were experienced, approachable and genuinely wanted us to do well (thank you Louise, Mary T and Dao!). They were also up late tending to anyone with illness and even made hospital runs (an allergic reaction just as you're about to give a lesson!)

- lots of opportunities for team bonding during the course with loads of games and competitions etc

- the location! A beautiful resort with a swimming pool a few hundred metres from the beach

- the course was well organised and the trainers or Mike were easily reached to sort out any problems (visas, placements etc)

- it was nice to have school placements sorted for us - a big weight of your shoulders

- most importantly, I have met an amazing group of people who I can now call my friends - I did the course on my own without knowing anyone and within the first day of arriving in Bangkok I had met 5 of my coursemates (tefl heaven set up a Facebook group weeks in advance to help everyone get to know each other) and knew instantly that I'd made the right decision

My one reservation for booking with TEFL heaven was the type of people that I might be doing the course with but they have all been amazing - I suppose it makes sense that you are going to meet like-minded people and that TEFL heaven have a good selection process for choosing people with a genuine interest in teaching and expanding their horizons.
So, if you've taken the time to read reviews on TEFL heaven then you're considering it-I would suggest you go and do it!

How can this program be improved?
Hard to think of any negatives for the course - I feel ready to teach and am raring to go! The trainers were superb and helped everyone to settle in and get to know each other, whilst also aiding with understanding Thai culture. The hotel was amazing-it's going to be hard to get used to staying in hostels again :(
So overall, excellent value for money
Yes, I recommend this program
Olivia
10/10

My Tefl Heaven Experience

The Tefl Heaven experienece has been one that will be looked upon as a wonderful experience that has given me life long memories and friendships. I would reccomend this opportunity to all who are looking to gain a professional life experience that will allow you to travel the world, and positivley touch people's lives. I've grown so much through this course and I'm so excited to start teaching! Thank you to my all Tefl Trainers and to the whole Tefl Heaven company for making this one of the best choices I've made!!

Yes, I recommend this program
Ella
10/10

Tefl heaven Samui

If you're unsure on whether to do a TEFL course online or spend a bit more and have quality face to face training on a paradise island, I can say that this TEFL course is worth every penny. The guidance and support from the whole TEFL Heaven team has been invaluable and you never feel in the dark. Training and living on Samui for 3 weeks was incredible- the teaching from our main trainer Suzanne was first class and there was nothing better than finishing a long day of training by unwinding on the beach. I had the most amazing time exploring the island on our weekends off and it made me so excited knowing that this was going to become part of my reality. I am absolutely loving my time here so far- teaching is very rewarding and there's nothing better than spending my weekends exploring Thailand with the most incredible people I met through training. Moving country and starting a new job is very daunting, but I feel that TEFL Heaven have done their best to make the transition as smooth as possible. It's also very reassuring to know that I could email or phone any of the team from TEFL Heaven and they would do their upmost to help. Thanks for everything!

How can this program be improved?
Along with the visa fees and other costs, maybe a warning that you will be living off of half a months wages for the first month. This could allow people to save a bit more money.
Yes, I recommend this program

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Since 2007 TEFL Heaven (formerly Experience Teaching Abroad) has assisted university graduates and non-graduates to secure quality teaching placements abroad. We pride ourselves on being a fun and personable company who like to actively engage with...