• Thailand
    • Bangkok
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
The course is normally $1,800 USD. However the employer, MediaKids Academy (Thailand's #1 Placement Agency), is subsidizing the course by $1,300. So you only pay the remaining $500. The idea behind this is so that you get TEFL certified and MediaKids can guarantee you a job afterwards!

The price of the course includes month-long apartment-style accommodation.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Weekend excursions

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Transportation
Feb 18, 2020
Dec 17, 2015
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About Program

GoTEFL’s Training and Placement (TAP) Program has been specifically designed to ease your transition in the world of TEFL, with minimal upfront cost to you! Spend an unforgettable semester in Thailand with a prearranged job and everything taken care of for you, starting the moment you sign up! This is the internationally accredited 120-hour in-class TEFL International certification, setting you up for a premium career as an English teacher abroad.

The course itself is designed to fully prepare you and set you up for success: including teaching practicum in a real Thai classroom where you will gain practical experience before you start teaching on your own. The course also involves lessons of cultural sensitivity as it applies to teaching in Thailand. The TAP Program intakes are about one-month before the start of the teaching contract, and include fun excursions, accommodation, visa processing, and consultant support.

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Program Highlights

  • $1,300 subsidy - So you only pay $500 out of pocket
  • In-class TEFL Course with 4 teaching practicums in real Thai schools, so you can get practical experience
  • Guaranteed PAID 4-month teaching placement with MediaKids Academy - Thailand's #1 teaching placement provider
  • Make memories you'll never forget during weekend excursions with your fellow participants
  • Worldwide accredidation with TEFL International - so you can teach your way around the world after Thailand

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9.17 Rating
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great People, Great Program

I really enjoyed the program! Our teacher, James, was amazing and made the whole experience really fun and interesting. I loved being able to teach actual children in a school and get hands on experience, which you don't necessarily get in other programs. The team at UniTEFL was very helpful from start to finish and always available if we had questions or concerns. The fact that our agency subsidizes the TEFL course was a huge draw to me and so much cheaper than doing another TEFL course. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to be a teacher in Thailand! Truly great people and a great program.

What would you improve about this program?
Being more honest about what to expect from Thai students, especially in ECD programs. They can be quite unruly and some days you are more of a babysitter/referee than an educator. It would have been nice to learn that during the course and learn about different management methods.
15 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Thailand.

After completing Uni and not having much luck in the job market I decided that I would like to try teaching abroad. Now after an extensive internet search I decided that the Go-TEFL program was the way ahead for me. It offered training and a guaranteed placement. Let me tell you it delivered everything it promised, the course covered everything you will need to know in the class room as well as 7 teaching lessons in a Thai classroom which is invaluable. So much so that first day when you get to your school you are not concerned about not knowing what to do in front of all those Thai students that will be yours for the semester. Great course, great people running it and overall a great learning experience.

14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Go TEFL Thailand

I am an American who recently graduated college and had an itch to see what lies beyond the gates of my town. I contemplated the thought of teaching overseas for a year while working a corporate 9-5 job. Then one day my friend told me about his experience in Thailand and how exciting it was to go on an adventure, so I set sail. I was in the 1 month TEFL program in Chaingmai, Thailand. It was a great experience learning about teaching ESL since I didnt major in education. The lessons were detailed and we even got do some hands on work. Outside of class we went on trips to explore the culture and customs of Thailand. I have met lifelong friends and had one of the greatest experiences as a first time traveler.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have liked to see more materials for the games that we had to make.
13 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

UniTEFL gave me an incredible opportunity!

The TAP program from UniTEFL gave me the opportunity to experience an abroad program right out of university. The program helped me to make friends in Thailand, feel confident and comfortable in a classroom setting and feel as though I had made the right choice coming to a new place. I'm very grateful for UniTEFL and all the support they gave me throughout my TEFL course and the support they still give me, even though they don't have to.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would change about the program is for there to be more open communication with MediaKids, the placement agency. All in all, there was minimal problems but the communication between MediaKids and UniTEFL could have been improved to better the understanding of the course participants.
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Home Away From Home

The GoTEFL training and placement program in Chiang Mai was one of the most fun experiences I have ever had. We lived together, learned together, taught together and experienced Thai culture together. The trainers were helpful and involved with us every step of the way-in the classroom and out of the classroom. The cultural excursions were a HUGE help to gaining insight into Thai culture, seeing the beauty of Chiang Mai and getting to know our colleagues. The program really made my transition to Thailand easy and feel like I already had a home.

What would you improve about this program?
I think for me it was just budgeting. I didnt really know how much money I would be spending on the visas, housing, eating, etc. It would be nice to get a kind of budget or idea of how much you spend when you get here--since we have 2 months without pay.
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A great company to train with.

The training in Chiang Mai was second to none,amazing staff,a great experience. All training is relevant and useful, teaching practices to help you settle in,you leave feeling prepared and happy. A decision you will not regret.

What would you improve about this program?
I would make the transition befween the uni tell training and the company providing the school placements smoother, but I know this is something they are working on.
13 people found this review helpful.

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