• Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
120 hours

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement


Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition includes lifetime job search guidance featuring:

✔️ Personal guidance from an experienced Job Search Advisor.

✔️ ESL Job Search Manual: All of our graduates receive a 400-page manual containing all relevant information for major job markets around the world.

✔️ESL worldwide school directory listing over 20,000 schools & online teaching companies worldwide.

✔️ Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies, online teaching companies, and language schools.

✔️ Job interview assistance for International TEFL / TESOL course participants.

✔️ Engaged alumni community of 35,000+ ITA graduates in 80 countries worldwide.

What's Included (Extra)

✔️ University-level instructors
✔️ Award-winning accredited TEFL courses
✔️ Personalized pre-enrollment guidance
✔️ All courses include live practice teaching

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Meals
Dec 26, 2022
May 26, 2021
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About Program

Want to get paid to live & teach English in Thailand? Earn your accredited TEFL certification in Hua Hin or Chiang Mai you’ll be qualified for professional teaching jobs all across Thailand and in 80+ countries worldwide.

This state-of-the-art Chiang Mai TEFL class is 4-weeks long and is a full-time commitment. You'll complete at least 12-14 hours of individually observed & assessed practice teaching during your TEFL class. Online class options are also available.

You'll receive instruction from two university-level professors and work with highly experienced support staff to help you with your local job search. There are 12 students in each Chiang Mai TEFL class, so you'll be able to really get to know your classmates and instructors.

Chiang Mai is one of the hottest job markets for teaching English in Asia due to its beauty, competitive benefits, and because it's situated in the heart of SE Asia, allowing endless weekend travel opportunities!

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Why is International TEFL Academy the Right Choice?

  • One-on-One Pre-Enrollment Guidance: What TEFL class is best for teaching English in Thailand? Is Thailand the right country choice for me? How much money do I need to bring with me to Thailand & what kind of visa do I need? Your personal ITA Advisor will help you navigate these questions about TEFL certification & teaching English abroad in some of Thailand’s most popular cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
  • Professional TEFL Certification Courses: We offer accredited TEFL certification courses online (11 weeks online) and in-person (4 weeks) in 25 locations worldwide, including a 4-week class in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Every ITA TEFL class exceeds international professional standards for instructor qualifications, accredited curriculum, and student teaching hours.
  • We Have Been in YOUR shoes: Everyone on the ITA staff has extensive international experience. Travel is in our blood. It’s our passion to help people realize how realistic this dream of living & working abroad can be. We all appreciate the challenges & rewards of living, traveling, and working abroad.
  • One-on-One Job Search Guidance for Teaching English in Thailand: How do I actually find a teaching job in a city like Chiang Mai? Once enrolled in any ITA TEFL class, you’ll work with our team of expert Student Affairs advisors to help you prepare for your job search in Thailand. Enjoy access to the most comprehensive job resources & guidance on the planet to help you navigate international job markets across Thailand, Asia, and in 80 countries worldwide.
  • Access to ITA Worldwide Alumni Network: Don’t know anyone in Thailand? No problem! ITA has a massive group of ITA alumni in Thailand, and you’ll be able to connect with a bunch of fellow teachers before you head abroad. As an ITA alumni you have exclusive opportunities to network, connect, and correspond with our 20,000 ITA alumni teaching English across the globe. This is a great way to meet friends before you leave for Thailand & get all of your questions answered by current ITA alumni on the ground abroad in Asia!

How Do I Get Started?

Contact International TEFL Academy for your starter brochure or call us directly at 773-634-9900 & start working with your personal Admission Advisors. Your advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your all of your questions, go over your options & set up your game plan to see the world. Your advisor will be happy to speak with you as many times as you need to go over job markets, hiring requirements, TEFL course options & much more.

Your journey begins now so let’s get in touch & let’s get started!

Program Reviews

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  • Instruction 5
  • Support 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Academic Rigor 4.3
  • Job Assistance 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

Rewarding program and experience

What an incredible experience and an enriching way to experience living and working abroad. The instruction was well thought out and provided the perfect start to living in Thailand. I made friends that 8 years later I am still in touch with, I learned teaching skills that I still use today, and most importantly I gained a deeper appreciation for my own strengths by stepping out of my comfort zone. I was placed in rural Isaan which gave me a community that I will always treasure and allowed me to teach such motivated and intelligent students who were eager to gain English language skills that would further their education. I highly recommend this program!

What was your funniest moment?
Getting caught up in a local parade, joining in the fun and ending up on the cover of the local newspaper in my town!
99 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

ITA Chiang Mai course

I went during Songkran of 2019 and it was amazing (I highly recommend doing so because they may also be running a special at the same time)! Songkran is like their New Year's and it's this HUGE water fight and all types of festivities. I've never been that far out of the country and this was a very pleasant first experience. The staff were from all over the world just like the coursemates you have which adds to the experience (strangely though in my course that specific time there were a lot of Americans, the teachers found that odd as well).

They gave us language and cultural awareness classes and excursions along with our TEFL classes to aid in mobility around the country. They assisted with opening bank accounts, job search assistance during and months after the course while also assisting in searching for housing and even dental work! If you were to teach in Thailand literally the head of the ministry of education is one of your instructors and gives you a stamp of approval if you really need it (no pressure!)

The course itself was quite rigorous given the fact that it's just a month and if it was longer it would not feel as taxing. You feel rather bombarded after the first week and the end of week 3 and start of week 4 feel like pure chaos but that's because you've never made a lesson plan/taught before. Once you have it's beyond smooth sailing. You may get a psudeo-coteacher to help with some kids so that is also nice plus the kids can really take a liking to you rather quickly which makes your job that much easier.

Also for anyone else who is black in the diaspora (I'm African American) I was one of three in the course and to my knowledge the instructors did not make us feel unwanted or incapable of completing any tasks or any feelings of targeted discrimination (subtle/coded or otherwise); any feelings of doubt were coming from the course load itself. Final point on this, I speak AAVE (first) and SAE (second) and re-learning how to "properly" speak English in it's standard British or American format can make you feel as though there is no way you can feasibly teach English because you're default is already strongly dialectal borderline second language. However, I promise if you are someone who can/do already code switch habitually you will be fine and complete the course no problem; code-switch back when you're not at work!

Taking this course has given me friends from all over the world and those from the country I taught in. It has truly transformed my life for the better and has opened doors to opportunities I had not idea existed; also lasts a lifetime. The job search assistance and onboarding and personalized help is still going on with this company and I can still communicate and get proper documentation with my instructors in Chiang Mai still to this as well. I personally recommend this company and hope this review can give you a little more honest insights into the course!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Literally google maps is such an amazing tool when you don't know much already; use it. Get a lay of the land before arriving and search for at least 2 week accommodation before you arrive so you can plan accordingly.
111 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Journey with TEFL

When I first started this course, I admit I was rather nervous. I never had any experience teaching, much less teaching English. However, I was blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Professor Cruz, and Ms. Houston. These two provided me with the confidence I needed to move forward in my journey to become an English teacher. I experience nothing short of utmost professionalism and dedication from these two individuals. It was clear that these two represented the pinnacle of professionalism and dedication to see me succeed. My experience with this course has provided me with the unique insight, and confidence I needed to become a successful teacher. I am grateful to have had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this phenomenal course.

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

International TEFL Course

I can not speak about my experience with Job search Guidance because I have not started it yet.
About the course, I believe the best I can say is that I would recommend it without hesitation!
When I enrolled I had no special expectations. From chapter to chapter, from task to task the challenge grew bigger and I found myself completely dedicated to the course and to learn better. These courses are an excellent opportunity to to open horizons in terms of learning experience and I believe in terms of opening doors to travel the world teaching a language. Teaching is in itself a chance to get closer to locals and exchange culture, life experiences and stories. Living in a different community is the best way to embrace the fact that is always a different way to look at life.

107 people found this review helpful.
Response from International TEFL Academy

We greatly appreciate this review! Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or if you need any job search guidance help! Happy travels!

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Tiffany Marie
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Course

I am very happy I took this course because it was a great learning experience. This course was very thorough and structured. This course was 11 weeks long and I feel it flies by so quickly. I was very into the material I was reading and the weekly quizzes forced me to retain the information. My teacher was excellent and her instructions on the weekly assignments were straightforward. She would explain what mistakes students tend to make so you know what mistakes to avoid. It leads you to the right direction when you know what not to do. The course requires a lot of writing so you have to be very passionate about learning this material and have a purpose for taking this course or it will feel daunting. I am very excited to become a teacher abroad.

What would you improve about this program?
Although the job search manual includes a lot of information and provides resources such as Facebook groups and other links, I feel like explanations about getting a visa details is still hard to understand depending on where you want to move.
110 people found this review helpful.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Thank you for reviewing ITA! Glad you had a great experience and thought your instructor was excellent - always good to hear! Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you ever need help with your job search, particularly if you ever have questions about visas! That can be a VERY confusing topic and we are always happy to help. Your advisor in Student Affairs would be your go-to for any questions moving forward. Happy travels!- ITA

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great course for PPP methodology

This was a great place to take my TEFL course. I would recommend it overall but particularly to people that are planning to use the PPP method to teach in a traditional classroom. The instructors are enthusiastic and obviously care about the students. The grammar review was stellar and we thoroughly dove into all areas of PPP. The only thing lacking in my opinion was introducing other methods of teaching. Even just a brief review of their schools of thought and the different approaches would have been a great addition to the course. The practicum was well organized and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to teach in different types of classrooms and interact with different ages to get a feel for what level I may like to teach. Overall I would recommend this course and you can’t go wrong with the location in Chiang Mai!

What would you improve about this program?
Include more critical thinking practices during the last two weeks of lesson planning. The formula was a little to cut and paste.
98 people found this review helpful.
Response from International TEFL Academy

We really appreciate your detailed feedback and suggestions about the course curriculum about your experience in Chiang Mai! Overall, we're really glad to hear that you had a positive experience with the class! If you ever need any help with your job search don't hesitate to get in touch! - ITA

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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Experience!

Where to take our TEFL course was a decision my wife and I mulled over for quite some time. After taking a career break and traveling in Southeast Asia for nine months we moved on to Europe. While touring around Europe in a camper van we decided to take the plunge and sign up for a TEFL program and in doing so change the course of our lives. But the options of where to take the course seemed limitless. We fell in love with Chiang Mai while passing through the previous spring and decided it was the place! The amazing culture and hospitality of Thailand would be great fit for us and it would allow us to explore the area more. Chiang Mai is an incredible city with a lot to offer yet it's very easy to navigate. SEE TEFL had excellent reviews and came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. John
and his team are extremely professional and were always around to give advice and help. While we didn't stay in Thailand to teach I would highly recommend taking your course with SEE TEFL especially if your goal is to teach somewhere in the country. As an added bonus we made friends that will last a lifetime.

97 people found this review helpful.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Todd, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience getting TEFL certified in Chiang Mai! Really appreciate your insights and it sounds like you and your wife are having quite the adventure! Awesome! If there's ever anything we can do for you guys or if you need help with your job search in Thailand or elsewhere, just ask! - ITA

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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent TEFL Course!

Our onsite TEFL certification course in Chiang Mai was an unforgettable experience. We spent 4 weeks doing full-time training while also doing 6 real teaching practices at schools in the area. Our instructors had a plethora of experience teaching English and were able to give excellent advice throughout the course. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to teach especially in Thailand. We were able to learn first hand what is like to be a student while being taught the Thai language on several occasions using the TEFL teaching format provided and taught to us. We learned how to make detailed lesson plans and were able to get feedback from multiple instructors on how we did on each lesson performed and practiced. The staff was excellent and so helpful in finding jobs after the course and with anything you could ever need!

What would you improve about this program?
There is not very much improvement needed if any, the only thing would be maybe to provide an online database of teaching materials and techniques for reference (unless there is already one that I must have missed).
102 people found this review helpful.

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