Start your adventure with the new Thai school year!
The new Thai School year is coming soon...
The end of the Thai school year is fast approaching. Starting at the end of March, kids go on break for seven weeks. The Thai school year starts up again in the third week of May. Thai Schools and job agents experience their busiest hiring time during this period. There are thousands of English teaching positions to fill at this time of year, so it's a very popular time of year to to enroll in a TEFL course.
What is TEFL?
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English. You'll hear other acronyms like TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), EAL (English as an Additional Language) and more, but all refer to the basic idea of teaching English to non-native English speakers. (TESOL is also the primary international organization for TEFL and ESL in general.) TEFL teachers may be native or non-native English speakers, though the requirements for teaching vary country to country. The ability to speak English can greatly improve the lives of people around the world, as it helps them gain access to the global community. In our increasingly globalized world, the demand for English proficiency, and therefore English teachers, is high. As a TEFL teacher you will see first hand what it's like to help someone improve their lot in life. A TEFL certificate will prepare you for teaching anywhere in the world and is a requirement for most employers.
Teaching with a TEFL certificate is a great way to earn a reasonable wage while meeting new people, traveling the world or even jump starting your teaching career. If you're looking for a new adventure, getting your TEFL certificate in Thailand is unbeatable. There is an abundance of teaching opportunities for first year teachers right here in Thailand. Our TEFL courses are held just steps away from Bangtao Beach, on the beautiful island of Phuket. You will earn a TEFL certificate that will benefit you throughout your life and equip you with the tools you need to successfully teach English anywhere in the world, even for those who have no prior teaching experience.
Why English TEFL Thailand?
Thailand is the perfect location from which to begin a TEFL course and embark upon your international adventure or teaching career. English proficiency is depressingly low in Thailand. (Thailand ranked 62nd out of 70 countries surveyed by the English Proficiency Index, the index developed by EF (Education First), the Zurich based education leader.) This puts enormous pressure on the country to strive toward improving their language skills. As a result, there are hundreds of teaching positions available to native English speakers all over the country. The demand is high and so is the level of respect you will receive as an English teacher. The cost of living in Thailand is low, so you can afford to live comfortably and travel while on a teacher's salary.
Our TEFL courses will prepare you for teaching anywhere in the world. Taking our TEFL course in Phuket, however, will give you a unique understanding of Thai culture and allow you to acclimatize quickly to the way of life here. And, because this is an intense course, having the school near a 5 mile white sand beach on the island of Phuket is a sure fire way of reducing your stress.
It is not a requirement that you be able to speak Thai, though you're bound to pick up a few phrases here and there. Most of the students who come to Thailand end up getting their teaching jobs here. It truly is a tropical paradise. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to this beautiful country!