XploreAsia 120 Hour TESOL in Thailand & Online

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Our internationally accredited (OTTSA) TESOL course will prepare you for an incredible teaching experience, while our cultural immersion course will prepare you to live and work successfully in Thailand

Receive comprehensive training in teaching English to non-native speakers by educational professionals. Gain feedback from both the instructor and fellow peers in your class. You will gain an understanding of theories/techniques and be able to create exciting lesson plans for speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will also teach at a non-profit English camp in a Thai school.

Hua Hin, Thailand hosts the XploreAsia experience which includes a comprehensive orientation week covering Thai language, culture, history and politics. Visit an elephant sanctuary, train in Muay Thai and visit a beautiful mountain top temple. You will visit and be able to volunteer at our partner local dog rescue centre.

XploreAsia offers education, culture and adventure in equal measure!

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9.52 Rating
based on 42 reviews
  • Benefits 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 6.5
  • Facilities 8.1
  • Safety 9.6
  • Instruction 9.3
  • Support 9.4
  • Value 9.1
  • Academic Rigor 7.2
  • Job Assistance 9.4
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John
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

First class top dog second to none experience

Due to extensive experience of bad luck with many courses affiliated to different fields of interest i was very weary when first enrolling on this program back in April 2018. However the company has completely changed my way of thinking. based on an astonishing customer service approach.
Not only was I welcomed warmly on day one, and supported the entire duration of my course.....The company has gone beyond expectation assisting me further, a year on from training,
swift response to emails. good explanation in times of delay. very approachable warm and friendly..........
The course itself was very thorough. every key component explained in depth. the instructors want you to pass....I am dyslexic though passed with ease due to the kind and supportive nature of trainees. Never be afraid to ask questions ( i am a bit shy in that department)
I had a million questions regarding visas etc. the team are experts on everything...very knowledgeable and explain things thoroughly....
I would recommend Xplore asia to everyone.....having spoken to fellow teachers THEY TOLD ME THEY WISH THE HELL THEY HAD DONE TOO REASON BEING.....THERE WAS CRITICAL INFORMATION THEY WISH THEY HAD OBTAINED....THAT XPORE ASIA STUDENTS WERE BLESSED WITH.
In a nutshell 150 value for money

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
With great respect............I hate to end on a negative e though felt there were some hidden costs needed prior notification....e,g I had to goi to bangkok for a CRB.......then there was a month in rears for accommodation and then the visa run.....though on the contrary not worth moaning about as had fantastic training and now a great future helping children....i love kids

Jacko the crazy south African is fantastically funny and an amazing warm heart teacher....from experience in teaching.....we need people like him though be warned youll be in pain laughing
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Cody
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

XploreAsia Truly Embraces Adventure and Changes Lives

XploreAsia was one of the best experiences of my life. From the first minutes at the airport to the moment you go off to your placement, the staff is there to help with all needs. The cultural course and TESOL training are world-class, and the family atmosphere is very welcoming to all participants. I went through the course in April and it was amazing to be part of the Thai New Year.
Moving to a new country can be difficult but having the support of a good company, like XploreAsia, is crucial to a smooth transition.
The best parts for me were the adventures, learning the culture and language, adapting to a different environment, and making lifelong friends. The experience changed my life and it was the impetus to get my Master's degree in education and continue to work abroad.

If you want to have top notch guidance on the absolute adventure of a lifetime, contact XploreAsia.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was when I got dressed in traditional Thai clothing (with makeup) and did a choreographed dance routine in front of 200 people at the school director's retirement party. Practicing for it beforehand was funny too.
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Maya
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

XploreAsia Marketing Internship

I actually participated in the marketing internship at XploreAsia instead of the TESOL course. This experience allowed me to understand the back end of the company and all of the different programs to teach abroad. I learned a lot about each of the different countries that they place teachers in and the difference between each culture. This was the perfect opportunity to develop my marketing skills in an international setting. I wrote five blog posts to help potential teachers understand what XploreAsia offers. I also created instagram highlight stories for each program to feature teachers and aspects of the program. As far as the logistics of the program goes I didn’t have any trouble with the application process or the visa. The staff was always super friendly and helpful and answered any questions I might have. I’ve travelled before but I found it quite easy to adjust into my new routine working in Thailand. Overall, I had the best experience!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
For the internship specifically, keep in mind that you’ll still be working 8:30-5:30 M-F so it’s not all play. Come in with some great ideas and projects so that the work week will fly by and you can travel on the weekends!
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Sophie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Take the Leap

I was a part of the 2017 Sept/Oct intake and I had a really awesome experience. I did a lot of research, and if you're in that process of researching right now I'll make it easy for you. XploreAsia is the BEST program you will find. They have so many connections within the country, which always made me feel like I was in good hands. The cultural orientation is a great way to get a feel for Thailand, and you'll meet so many people that are just as nervous and excited as you. The course itself isn't easy but you learn a lot and they will not let you graduate until you feel confident teaching a class in Thailand, so don't worry if you've never worked with kids or you feel like you won't be prepared. As long as you've got the heart and motivation you'll be fine! GO FOR IT. You won't regret it.

What would you improve about this program?
Keep doing what you're doing XploreAsia!!!
Rosie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Xplore'd Asia

I loved my experience with XploreAsia in Thailand. I met 30 new life-long friends during my orientation and TESOL course, which was held in Hua Hin. I think XploreAsia is unique because it provides some cultural and language instruction coupled with the TESOL course. This was really beneficial to my success as a teacher and to my experience as a whole. Communication was top-notch and placement was easy to navigate. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone thinking of teaching abroad in Asia. Post-Thailand, I feel like my perspective on each blade of grass is different. I appreciate my life more and see the possibilities in every little thing.

Bridget
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

XploreAsia-BFITS Thailand

I had an absolutely amazing experience with XploreAsia. From my first day in Thailand the program did absolutely everything possible to make me feel welcome and secure. The TESOL course was very helpful and well prepared me for teaching. The entire staff at XploreAsia took a personal interest in us and wanted to ensure our total comfort and success as foreign teachers. After I received my TESOL certification I was assigned to an agent through the company BFITS. I have nothing but stellar things to say about BFITS as well. I met with my agent, Angel, in person in Bangkok. She walked me through every step of my contract and made sure I knew exactly what was expected of me. BFITS prepared me in every way possible with supplies and methods to begin teaching. They remained in contact with me throughout my teaching experience and even checked up on me once I was settled. BFITS felt like a family and I was thrilled to work for them.

What would you improve about this program?
I can't think of anything else to improve this program. These people know what they are doing and anyone would be lucky to work for them.
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Maddison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Moving to Thailand!

At 20 I decided to move to go live and work in Thailand and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I made best friends, life long memories and stepped into a career I had never even thought of doing! I taught at a kindergarten and every day since being home I miss my kiddies! Since returning to my home country I been plotting and planning the next country i'm going to go live in and I have nobody to thank but XploreAsia! They made every step along the way easy and stress free, supporting you the entire time. They are aware that there's a 99% chance you've never done anything like this before and are there to support you the entire time! Even since leaving Thailand, any questions I have or favours I need they help me in every way they can and I couldn't appreciate it more!

Marius
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing

In short for me this was a life changing time from the day I started my course at XploreAsia to the last day at my school, I have learned a lot and even the bad taught me that when life gives you lemon's,,,,,

Thank you for all that XploreAsia gave me, you made me grow up and change to a better version of myself

I ALSO met my girlfriend here that is Thai,, and AMAZING does not even begin to explain the change she has brought to my life, I am VERY VERY happy and BLESSED to have met her!

Kind Regards
Marius Benadie

What would you improve about this program?
I can just add that the money was for me personally an issue because I just brought as much as the recruiter back in SA told us and it wasn't enough, so on that and working with my agency ETC was an issue,, I never ever complained but felt like I was really taken advantage of and they should also set their cost apart and show us (their clients) how much they take of our salary, which in my experience was way too much for so little work from their side (they took 17 000 baht for themselves for only helping me on visa runs with instructions via line), but what I can say is that I learned a valuable lesson and got a foot in the door to do it from now on my own so that is a plus.
Response from XploreAsia

Hi Marius, thank you for sending us your feedback. We're really happy that you've found yourself an incredible life here in Thailand.

I wanted to reiterate that the agents do not take your salary. We go over this in detail during the orientation, and throughout the TESOL course. Schools pay agencies to provide teachers, to provide them education support, and to ensure that they always have a teacher at hand should someone need to stand-in for any reason. There is simply more to it than providing visa assistance, etc. Most often, this is confused as schools only pay in one lump sum, and most often this sum is written in one contract which is in the teachers name. We can see why people may think the agent 'takes' salary. But it simply isn't the case. Teachers get paid the rate that is agreed, a salary that is more than double the average salary in Thailand, whilst the agents get their own fee for services to the school.

Again, I'm so glad you've found yourself here.

Please keep in touch!