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introduction to TEFL

Spending a month or more away from home to attend a full-time 4-week TEFL course in Phuket is not manageable for everyone. If the TEFL course is not already expensive, then the cost of accommodation and living expenses in Thailand will certainly make it so. And you won’t be earning while you’re learning!

The Phuket intro TEFL 1-week TESOL/TEFL certificate program is the perfect solution. In one intensive week of TEFL training we prepare you to embark on your adventure of travelling and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This top-quality training program takes just 40 hours to complete from Monday to Friday, so by Saturday you’ll have your accredited TEFL certificate and be ready to apply for your first English teaching position, whether in Thailand or farther afield.

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All you need to get started in TEFL

The Phuket intro TEFL is a comprehensive TESOL/TEFL English teacher preparation course. The program consists of methodology covering ESL/EFL teaching basics, English grammar refresher, teacher observation periods and teaching-practice sessions. The week is rounded off by written exams and a practical teaching test.

The TEFL qualification

When you successfully complete the Phuket intro TEFL course you will receive a dual TEFL/TESL certificate. Your newly learned teaching skills and your TEFL certificate are all you need to find an English teaching job just about anywhere you like.

What you will learn

The Phuket intro TEFL course covers all the important aspects of English teaching methodology. You will learn the theory of English language teaching, refresh your grammar skills, observe experienced English teachers in action, and finally conduct practice classes of your own with real students. Our progressive approach, supervised at every stage, ensures your success in this great introductory TEFL course.

TEFL Course structure

The Phuket intro TEFL is conducted over one week from Monday to Friday at our Patong TEFL training centre. The course has 4 components; teaching methodology, English grammar, class observation and teaching practice.

TEFL session schedule

The Phuket intro TEFL certificate course runs from 9 am until 6 pm daily, with a one hour lunch break between 1 pm and 2 pm.

TEFL course assessment

The week is rounded off by a written methodology exam, a written English grammar exam, and a practical teaching demonstration by each trainee.

Successful trainees will receive their TEFL certificates at the end of the final day.

Who is it for?

The Phuket intro TEFL course is the ideal training solution for:

Thailand TEFL graduates

TEFL course entry requirements

The Phuket intro TEFL is open to all nationalities, including non-native speakers. Applicant should be fluent in English and be able to demonstrate the ability to speak and write clearly, explain thoughts and ideas coherently, express opinions and give instructions.

A degree or diploma is not required to participate in this course, although a high school education or equivalent would be advantageous.

Practical requirements

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the date of entry into Thailand, and you must be able to obtain a police clearance certificate from your home country if you wish to work in certain countries.

The minimum entry age is 18, but persons under the age of 21 should consider carefully their employment prospects given their youth.

You should be in good physical and mental health.

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