Phuket – The Jewel Of The Andaman
The bustling island of Phuket, located in the emerald-blue waters of the Andaman Sea, is the tourist Mecca of Thailand. This island, the largest in the country, boasts crystal-clear waters, colorful coral reefs, long stretches of beaches, and sublime rock formations. The famed Phi Phi and Similan Islands and Pha Nga Bay are also easily accessible from Phuket.
Our fully-equipped training center is located on Patong beach, the most popular tourist resort area in Phuket. Aside from its 3.5-kilometer stretch of beach, Patong is famed for being the center of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. We limit classes to a maximum of 16 trainees, ensuring adequate time can be spent with each trainee throughout the course. During the 4-week course, evenings and weekends are usually free, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the local culture, beaches, nightlife and all that Phuket has to offer. You will, however, have some homework assignments to complete.
4-Week TEFL Course
Our 4-week TEFL course is fully accredited and certified to meet international standards. The training involves up to 6-hours of observed teaching practice and 120-hours of classroom instruction. You will acquire all the practical skills you will need to teach English as a foreign language in any country around the world.
Our program lets you focus on the more practical aspects of the TEFL course, such as teaching practice with real Thai students in a local government school or an orphanage. This is the experience of a lifetime! You’ll also enjoy a more relaxed learning experience on the island and have more free time to chill out and embrace this amazing tropical paradise!
Course Start Dates
Courses run virtually every month from January to December each year. We will confirm the exact dates when booking. You may change your start date after booking by giving just 30 days notice.
Rooms usually cost around USD$500-$1,000 for the month depending on high season. There is no shortage of long stay apartments in Thailand costing anywhere from USD$400 per month for a studio room to $700 per month for a standard 1-2 bedroom apartment.
You can expect comfortable, private accommodation with cable TV, refrigerator, air-conditioning, a comfortable bed, a bathroom, and usually WiFi Internet. Most hotels are close to the shops, ATM’s, nightlife and other amenities. Once you confirm your place on the course, our staff will arrange to book your accommodation.
Getting Here and Visas
Airport pickup and transfer is included in the Advanced package. We recommend you arrive in Thailand at least 2-days prior to the course start date.
Students planning to stay in Thailand longer than 4-weeks should apply for a 60-day tourist visa, which must be obtained before you arrive in Thailand. Once you secure a job placement, your employer is responsible for sponsoring you for a Business (NIB) visa and then a work permit. If you plan to stay for 4-weeks or less, you can simply arrive without any visa and you still get a 30-day arrival stamp at any main airport in Thailand. Check with your local Thai consulate before travelling.
For conditions of work in Thailand, job prospects, dress code etc, please check our Koh Samui page