A World Called Bangkok
Bangkok is a vibrant, hectic and awe inspiring Asian metropolis with gleaming sky scrapers rising above the incense infused air of the local Buddhist temple. Traditional floating markets are a short trip from 21st Century shopping malls selling the latest fashions and technology. The city is also home to some of the top restaurants in the region if not the world and its street food is delicious, cheap and available almost everywhere.
The city is the gravitational centre of the country and attracts Thais from all over the kingdom with the promise of work as well as good schools and universities. As such, it is a great place to experience the unique cultures of the different parts of the country.
TEFL Course Bangkok
ITTT’s Bangkok TEFL training course takes place in a working English language school that teaches children in the afternoon and business professionals in the evening. The school is an authorized Cambridge English Test Centre and accommodates an exam centre for online computer-based assessment in addition to conducting onsite testing at our clients’ premises.
Our teacher trainers have years of experience teaching English as a foreign language and backgrounds in curriculum development, customized course creation and eLearning. They also have a strong background in teaching business English and creating specialized training courses to many of the country’s blue chip companies.
We also provide on-going job support for our graduates including job placement assistance, interview preparation and resume creation. We keep our class sizes small so that you can be sure you will receive the maximum individual attention you could require throughout your course.
Thailand’s Biggest Teacher Job Market
Bangkok is the centre of the TEFL industry in Thailand and is where the vast majority of teaching work is to be found. With over two thousand private language schools hiring teachers year round and numerous state and private schools that hire new teachers on a seasonal basis, you are sure to find a job that’s right for you on graduation.
To get the process started all you need to do is fill out a free application on our website. As long as you are 18 years old or over and a fluent English speaker, you are eligible to apply.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our Bangkok training centre is situated in north Bangkok in a picturesque open air mall near to Thailand’s largest university, Kasetsart Universty and the city’s famous “Elephant Building”, a thirty-two storey skyscraper in the shape of an elephant.
In the area surrounding the school you will find all you need during the course with a supermarket and stationary supply store located within the same mall plus two pharmacies within a two minute walk. We are also close to the Major Cineplex cinema and The Avenue Ratchayothin, which has a number of fast food outlets as well as banks, IT stores and more. Stations for the MRT (underground) and BTS (Skytrain) are just a short ride away making the rest of the city easily accessible from the training centre.
The training centre itself has everything you’ll need to complete the course successfully. We are based in a three storey building in a pleasant open air mall with a school and computer based test centre as well as management offices and reception area. There is Wi-Fi available throughout the training centre.
We are also close to the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market; a huge market that encompasses more than 8,000 stalls over 35 acres. Just behind the weekend market is the less well-known Or Tor Kor Market, a fresh market that has been ranked as the fourth best in the world by CNNGo. The market sells a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and exotic spices as well as fresh meat and seafood. There is also a food court where you can sample the delicious local cuisine to your heart’s content.
Bangkok is a major tourist destination and accommodation is plentiful. There is something for everyone, whether you are on a tight budget or looking to live in the lap of luxury. As the centre of the country’s TEFL industry there is plenty of choice for potential and practicing English teachers with condos and studio apartments widely available.
The facilities included will depend on the cost of the apartment but you can generally expect to find most units will have air conditioning, refrigerator and Wi-Fi.
Our training centre in Bangkok has developed good working relationships with local accommodation providers to offer our course participants special rates on monthly rents. When you have confirmed your place on the course by making the initial deposit payment, you will receive additional information about the accommodation options available. If you have any questions or special requests, please feel free to let us know and we will do our best to assist you.
You are not obligated to choose your accommodation through us and you can of course make your own arrangements should you wish to. There are a number of websites listing apartments and houses for rent as well as those advertising rooms in hotels and guesthouses.
- 6 January 2020 - 31 January
- 3 February 2020 - 28 February
- 9 March 2020 - 3 April
- 20 April 2020 - 15 May
- 18 May 2020 - 12 June
- 22 June 2020 - 17 July
- 27 July 2020 - 21 August
- 24 August 2020 - 18 September
- 21 September 2020 - 16 October
- 19 October 2020 - 13 November
- 23 November 2020 - 18 December
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Bangkok and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
The deposit for the course must be paid to our administrative centre. Credit/debit card is the quickest and least expensive way to pay but we also accept payment via Pay Pal and bank transfer. Although there are no deadlines for making the deposit payment, the courses do fill up quickly and you place on the course will only be reserved once the deposit has been paid.
On payment of the deposit, we will send you an informational packet with detailed information about the course and Bangkok.
The balance of the course fees is to be paid on the first day of your course and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash of traveller’s cheque.
All course related materials and services are included in the course fees and you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for these. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
We have ongoing arrangements with local accommodation providers that offer our students special monthly rates. All our recommended options are within walking distance of the school and have been chosen to ensure that they provide rooms with modern facilities to make your stay a comfortable one.
Our options range in price so you should find something that is suitable for your budget; however, you are also free to make your own arrangements as well. Upon receipt of your course deposit we will send you all the relevant details of the available options. If you have any questions or concerns about your accommodation in Bangkok, please contact us and we will do all we can to help.
What travel documents will I need for Thailand?Expand
You will need a passport that still has at least 6 months validly before expiration.
As for entry into Thailand, you have two easy options (and other not as easy ones). The first is a Visa Exemption (VE). For visitors from most countries you will get a VE for 30 days. There is no paperwork required and they’re free. You just need to enter Thailand through an airport, which means a major port like Bangkok. (You won’t get a 30 day VE if you come overland through a neighboring country.)
VEs can be extended for an additional 30 days for a THB 1,900 fee.
Your other easy option is to enter Thailand on a 60 day Tourist Visa, which can be obtained from your local Thai embassy.
The advantage of a Tourist Visa over the VE approach is that a Tourist Visa can be changed into a visa that can be used for work. If you have a VE, you will eventually have to leave Thailand to secure the appropriate visa to work under.
* Please note visa information is subject to change at any time. Please contact your local Thai consulate or embassy for updated information and the latest requirements.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class begins at 10:00 a.m. from Monday to Friday when trainees learn classroom management, grammar, language and culture and other practical aspects of the course.
Lunch is between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. trainees will spend time preparing their lessons with the assistance of our trainers and then in the afternoon or early evening - from either 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. they teach their lessons to Thai students.
Your observed class lessons are followed by immediate feedback from the instructors. You will not be teaching every afternoon, but you will teach six to eight hours of observed teaching practice over the 4-week course.
On Friday, you are free after 1:00 p.m. and your weekend is also free.
Bear in mind that this course is demanding. You will need to spend time after class and on weekends preparing teaching materials and completing various assignments.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Your observed teaching practice will typically take place with Thai students aged 12 and over. Classses can range from one-on-one sessions to classrooms of 20 students. Your classes will be based on a real teaching curriculum.
Thai students are usually very friendly but can be somewhat shy. They can also be keen and enthusiastic to learn English and our trainee teachers usually have a very positive experience.
You will also have the opportunity to select and/or create your own teaching materials. You will have a lot of help in doing this and receive continuous input from your course trainer. You also get immediate feedback on your lesson after you deliver it. Your “practicum” will be assessed and documented. A satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?Expand
To enrol on our course you need to be at least 18 years old. We do not have a maximum age limit, but you need to bear in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.
Course attendees do not need to be native English speakers but do need to be fluent in English. We consider fluency to be at least the C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.
Is there a dress code?Expand
There is no dress code for the input sessions at our training centre.
There are specific requirements trainees need to adhere to during teaching practice. All course participants are expected to dress professionally during the teaching practice sessions and should follow the guidelines below:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is recommended. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please bring a notebook and a pen with you. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training centre.
We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
It’s a good idea to bring the original copies of your degree, course transcripts and any other relevant qualifications particularly if they relate to teaching.
Copies are usually sufficient in most situations but you may wish to have access to the originals without having to go home or have them sent to you.
You will receive your original TEFL Certificate from us upon successful completion of the course.
Do I need a degree to teach in Thailand?Expand
The answer to this depends on where you intend to work.
There are many different types of employers of English teachers in Thailand including universities, public and private schools, private tutoring schools and language institutes.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) does require foreign teachers to have degrees. Primary and secondary schools, both public and private, will require a bachelor’s degree in any major and your TEFL certificate.
Having said that, there are many situations that don’t fall under the MoE’s jurisdiction, for example teaching in one of Bangkok’s thousands of language schools does not require a degree. That’s a decision that will depend on the hiring authority.
Keep in mind that if you don’t have a degree, your TEFL certification becomes even more important because it demonstrates that you have the necessary training to be effective in the classroom.