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TEFL Chiang Mai | TEFL Thailand

Our TEFL course in Chiang Mai offers trainees the chance to earn an accredited TEFL certificate while experiencing a side of the real Thailand that so many passing tourists never have the chance to see.

The Thai people love their beloved northern capital: a quaint, walled city surrounded by a moat and numerous mystical temples. Chiang Mai is also an exciting, modern city, which has successfully managed to combine its rich history and traditions with its increasingly modern side.

Outside the city, Chiang Mai is surrounded by beautiful scenery of mountains, rivers, meadows, waterfalls, forests and valleys. Doi Suthep, topped by one of Thailand's holiest temples, rises behind the city, providing a dramatic backdrop and fine panoramic views. Chiang Mai has a striking natural beauty, over 300 temples and a quaint historical aura. It's also a modern, friendly, internationally flavoured city with much to offer its visitors.

Complementing its natural beauty, Chiang Mai's transformation into modernity has been well planned and the result is impressive. Between historic temples and ancient walls, visitors will find new shops, cafes and restaurants, particularly in the Nimmanhaemin area. With its many and varied attractions, the days of Chiang Mai just being a quick stop off point before heading to the hills are long gone.

Many feel that the nation's northern capital city is an essential part of any journey to Thailand, so if you are planning to get certified to teach EFL in the 'Land of Smiles', what better place than Chiang Mai?

TEFL Course in Chiang Mai

Our trainers are some of the best, most experienced in the business and will guide you on your journey to becoming an effective EFL teacher. They will offer you insight into the life of a teacher and provide you with all the tools you need to teach an effective, fun and inspiring lesson.

Chiang Mai benefits from a wide choice of accommodation to suit all price ranges. Budget hostels can be found for as little as US$ 150 per month and more comfortable hotels, guesthouses and small condos are available from US$ 200-300 per month.

The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.

Getting Started

The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in Chiang Mai is to complete 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.

Chiang Mai's combination of local and Western amenities makes it a great location for foreign teachers. However, if you would like to move on after the course we can help you find a job nearly anywhere in the world as our certificates are accredited worldwide.

4 weeks in-class course in Chiang Mai
special price on offer from
$ 1590

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Our TEFL course in Chiang Mai is conveniently located in a modern facility close to the centre of the city, the airport and the city's biggest and most popular shopping centre. The training centre is designed to be environmentally friendly and has all the amenities, resources and materials that you will need to successfully complete the course.

The TEFL training centre is within easy reach of the local schools at which our trainees complete their six teaching practice sessions. These schools provide for the underprivileged or are linked to a temple and are very welcoming to foreign teachers. Our long-term commitment to the local community and our partnership with these schools provides students’ with opportunities they would not otherwise receive.

Our trainers are some of the most experienced in the business and will guide you on your way to becoming an effective EFL teacher. They will offer you insight into the life of an English language teacher as well as providing you with all the tools to teach an effective, fun, inspiring lesson. You will learn different teaching methodologies, classroom management techniques and a little Thai on your journey to becoming a qualified TEFL graduate with ITTT.

Accommodation

Chiang Mai benefits from a wide choice of accommodation to suit all price ranges. Budget hostels can be found for as little as $150 per month and more comfortable hotels, guesthouses and small condos are available from $ 200 to $300 per month.

Some sample accommodation options, with pricing in Thai baht:

Suite: (56 sq m): 18,000 baht / month

  • Air conditioning with remote control
  • King size bed
  • Working desk and chair
  • Dining table with two chairs
  • Wardrobe
  • Hot water heater
  • Pantry
  • Fridge
  • Cable TV
  • All modern style furniture

Superior deluxe: (35 sq m): 7,500 baht / month

  • Air conditioning with remote control
  • One 5 foot bed or two 3.5 foot beds
  • Working desk and chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Hot water heater
  • Pantry
  • Fridge
  • Cable TV
  • Rooftop Swimming Pool

VIP (30 sq m): 6,500 baht / month

  • Air con with remote control
  • One 5 foot bed or two 3.5 foot beds
  • Working desk with chair
  • Cable TV
  • Fridge
  • Wardrobe
  • Hot water heater
  • Swimming Pool

Standard (25 sq m): 5,500 baht / month

  • Air con
  • One 5 feet or two 3.5 feet bed
  • Cable TV
  • Wardrobe
  • Hot water heater

Course dates

2020

  • 6 January 2020 - 31 January
  • 3 February 2020 - 28 February
  • 2 March 2020 - 27 March
  • 30 March 2020 - 1 May
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 May
  • 1 June 2020 - 26 June
  • 6 July 2020 - 31 July
  • 3 August 2020 - 28 August
  • 31 August 2020 - 25 September
  • 28 September 2020 - 23 October
  • 26 October 2020 - 20 November
  • 23 November 2020 - 18 December

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.

 

Deposit
USD 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
USD 990
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

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

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. 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.

And up
USD 150
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Chiang Mai
special price on offer from
$ 1590

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are my payment options?

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    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 Chiang Mai 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, accreditation fees and lifetime assistance finding jobs.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Chiang Mai benefits from a wide choice of accommodation to suit all price ranges. Budget hostels can be found for as little as US$ 150 per month and more comfortable hotels, guesthouses and small condos are available from US$ 200-300 per month.

    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 Chiang Mai 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?

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    All visitors to Thailand are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. Visitors to Thailand from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in Thailand for a maximum of 30 days without a visa. Citizens from all other countries should contact their local consulate to obtain current travel regulations.

    If you plan to arrive the day before the course begins and leave a day or two after the course finishes, then the standard 30 days would be perfect. However, most people prefer to arrive a few days early so they can settle in before the course starts and also like to relax for a while on completion of their studies. If this is the case, then you can get an extension on your original 30 days by either visiting a local immigration office or by going to the nearest border. The other alternative is to apply for a 60 or 90 day tourist visa at a Thai embassy or consulate before you leave your home country, or in any country outside Thailand (recommended).

    * 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?

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    From Monday to Friday, class begins at 9:30 a.m. each day with a three hour input session. This is where you are taught how to teach, we cover topics such as grammar, teaching skills, classroom management and many other areas. There is a one hour lunch break at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. From 1.30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. is guided lesson planning which is when you plan the lesson that you will teach to local students in a real Thai school. The observed teaching practice will be in the morning from 8:30 a.m. when you will teach the lesson that you have planned. After each lesson you will have a feedback session with the trainer who has observed your lesson. We finish at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays and weekends are free, although you will have some homework to complete for the following Monday.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    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?

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    Normally we would expect around ten trainees per course. 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?

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    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?

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    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.

    We encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. 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?

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    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?

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    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.


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