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TEFL Ban Phe | TEFL Thailand

Our TEFL training course in ban phe is validated by the Thai Ministry of Education and is therefore recognized for teaching English in Thailand and also for teaching English worldwide. All of our TEFL courses meet the highest standards and our highly qualified and friendly staff will make sure you have a fantastic experience both during the training program and in your free time.

Ban Phe is a sleepy, typically Thai fishing village that is situated about 180 km southeast of Thailand's capital city, Bangkok. Ban Phe is ideally located as it lies on one of the many beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Thailand. This friendly coastal town will give you a unique perspective of everyday Thai lifestyle and culture as it is less developed than many other parts of the country. During your TEFL course, you will be able to sample several excellent Thai restaurants, many of which specialise in delicious seafood dishes, while you will also find a good selection of shopping venues in the town. Ban Phe's tranquil atmosphere and close proximity to other resort areas makes it a great choice of location for your TEFL course.

TEFL training in Thailand can be an exciting experience and using Ban Phe as a base there are lots of places to explore. The town is only an hour from the famous resort city of Pattaya, with regularly-scheduled and inexpensive transport available. Pattaya is known for its markets, international shopping malls and colourful nightlife that provide a good way of winding down after a week of studying and teaching. Ban Phe is also known as the gateway to the beautiful island of Samet that lies about 30 minutes away by ferry. Koh Samet is justifiably famous for its pristine beaches and is also a great location for rainforest trekking and admiring the flora and fauna of Thailand.

The climate in Ban Phe is tropical with both dry and rainy seasons; therefore the climate is either hot and wet or hot and dry depending on the time of year. Average daily temperatures remain much the same throughout the year at around 27°C and during the rainy season you will normally find that the rainfall is brief and the rest of the day will be clear and sunny./p>

Getting Started

The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in Ban Phe is completing a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.

Apply to take our TEFL course in Ban Phe now and soon you could be living and working as a qualified EFL teacher. However, training in Thailand doesn’t mean you have to stay and work there; if you would like to move on after the course we offer lifetime assistance finding jobs all over the world.

4 weeks in-class course in Ban Phe
special price on offer from
$ 1690

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The School

The ITTT course in Ban Phe is located in a unique, multi-functional facility in a fairly typical Thai village which overlooks the lovely beaches of the Gulf of Thailand.

The school facility is modern, comfortable, well air-conditioned and provides a full range of services for students, including our very own internet café, washing and laundry service, roof terraces and lounges, quiet study rooms and a restaurant that serves very tasty, yet affordable Thai and international cuisine.

The school is well equipped and offers a comfortable and quiet environment in which to study and learn. In the vicinity of the school there are a variety of local restaurants and street vendors that provide tasty and cheap Thai food. Throughout the village of Ban Phe you can also find a good range of bars and cafes where you can happily while away a few hours with your favourite drinks and snacks.

The TEFL training centre also houses the accommodation for our students so you don’t have to get up too early in order to get to class on time. In short, our school in Ban Phe is a fully self-contained facility that offers everything you may need to make your TEFL course in Thailand an unforgettable experience

Should you wish to attend the Ban Phe TEFL course for two weeks instead of four, you may want to opt for our combined course option. This option means you would complete our 120-hour online TEFL course first and then attend the centre in Ban Phe for the final two weeks of the regular four-week course. Upon successful completion of both parts of the course you will receive a full TEFL certificate.


There are plenty of convenient accommodation options available for your TEFL course in Ban Phe.

Mac Garden Resort & Restaurant

This option provides a standard room from 800 baht per night, which covers two people in the room and includes American breakfast. The same room for a full month is around 10,000 baht which also covers two people. Room cleaning is provided once a week, but breakfast is not included.

Bedrock Guesthouse

A fan room is available here for around 200 baht per night with a shared bathroom, while an air conditioned room costs around 650 baht per night with a private bathroom. Monthly rates for TEFL students are 3999 baht per month for a fan room, or 18,000 baht per month for a room with air conditioning. Guests at the Bedrock Guesthouse have access to free Wi-Fi internet and use of the onsite bar, cable TV, a western grill for steaks, hamburgers etc, along with a Thai Kitchen for traditional Thai food. Reservations are based on advanced bookings only.

Koh Kaew Resort

Should you prefer a small, private bungalow in a garden setting during your TEFL course, this resort may be what you are looking for. Some bungalows have air conditioning and some have electric fans. Unfortunately we cannot pre-arrange this option for you, but we will assist you in visiting these bungalows before the course starts. Prices start at 5,500 baht per month for air conditioned bungalows, and around 4,000 baht per month for fan bungalows.

Tawan Inn

Tawan Inn is conveniently located, 100 meters from the bus station and opposite the municipality pier to Ko Samet. Just a few hundred meters from the sea, this Ban Phe guest house has two single rooms available: with fan, at 500 baht per night, and with air conditioning at 650 baht per night. The rooms also have a convenient terrace. There are additional room options available at extra cost.

Please be assured that any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation will be taken into account and we will do all we can to assist you in making the right choice to suit your needs.

Please note: At 12:00 noon on the Saturday prior to the course start date, we can provide transportation from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok to your accommodation in Ban Phe.

Course dates

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Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


USD 600
to be paid in advance
USD 1090
to be paid on arrival

Accommodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

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USD 135
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Ban Phe
special price on offer from
$ 1690

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Ban Phe itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, transfer from Bangkok to Ban Phe*, lifetime job assistance and daily refreshments.

    * At 12:00 noon on the Saturday prior to the course start date, we will provide transportation from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to your accommodation at the school.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    Local Resorts (US$ 170-330): We have a few great options for you to choose from and all locations are close to the school. Prices will depend mainly on your choice of a fan or air-conditioned room.

    Local Guesthouse (US$ 140-600): Features an on-site bar, cable TV for sports and news, a Western grill and a Thai kitchen for traditional Thai food. Reservations are based on advanced bookings only.

    Your accommodation is available from 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the course begins through to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Ban Phe by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins.

  • What travel documents will I need for thailand?


    It is advised that you enter Thailand on a 60-day Tourist Visa. Applications are cheap and turnaround times are fairly quick. You need to apply for a tourist visa with your nearest Thai embassy. Once in Thailand, trainees can extend their visas for an additional 30 days for a small fee at a local immigration office. Alternatively, some nationals can enter the Kingdom and obtain permission to stay in Thailand for 30 days (by air) or 15 days (over land) upon arrival.

    If you are from a country where visa procedures require a course invitation letter, one will be made available to you immediately after your intent to attend the course has been proven via your deposit payment.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Thai consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?


    The initial orientation is usually on the Sunday evening prior to the course start date at 6:00 p.m. The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    We use local Thai students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Thai students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?


    The maximum class size on the Ban Phe course is 32, however it is split up into two groups. Normally we would expect to have around twenty trainees, with ten per group. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?


    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    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 not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    Please bring a pen and a notebook for taking notes during class. All relevant forms and instructions will be provided, as well as notes from the input sessions.

    You may want to bring a recording device with you, it is not required equipment but many trainees have commented that this has made the course easier for them (for preparing lessons, interviewing and listening to conversations with students etc).

    We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center and in the lobby of the hotel. 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?


    If you plan to work in Thailand without returning home before you do so, you will need to bring your original degree (if you have one) and any other teaching qualifications that you might have. While not required by all schools, it’s advisable to obtain a local criminal background check and sealed university transcripts as some schools will want to see one, or both of these documents.

  • Do I need a degree to teach in thailand?


    The short answer is no. Thailand’s Ministry of Education (MoE) does require foreign teachers to have degrees, but not all schools fall under the MoE’s jurisdiction. Primary and secondary schools, both public and private, will require degrees as your teacher’s license will need to be approved by the MoE. However, university and corporate work will not require a degree. Teaching in one of Thailand’s thousands of language schools also does not necessarily require a degree. So while some sources fail to truly explore this issue and say degrees are required, you can rest assured, they are not required for all teaching positions around the Kingdom.