TEFL Heaven: Take on Thailand with Guaranteed Paid Job!

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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!

  • 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

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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...


9.43 Rating
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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Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
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.
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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!!

What would you improve about this program?
Possibly being more realistic about where we will be placed from the beginning.
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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!!

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Yes, I recommend this program

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

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!

What would you improve about this program?
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

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.

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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!

What would you improve about this program?
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

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!!