Description

The course is 120hrs, 4 weeks, Mon to Fri, and additional hours will need to be done in your own time for resourcing, studying and planning. Your certificate is for the standard 120h course, including observed practical lessons. This is the preferred requirement for schools worldwide, and they are now reluctant to accept online courses or the shorter 60hr courses. You get your certificate on the last day of the course, along with a letter of recommendation and a detailed report to show prospective employers.All of the learning is done hands on through games and interactive activities. You will never just be lectured to, but will always be involved in every lesson. The theory in the course is presented by the trainer using games, activities and strategies that you will then be able to use in your own teaching, allowing you to build your portfolio of activities and teaching tools from day one. Your observed teacher pracs will start from week two, when you’ll be able to apply these techniques yourself.We limit our numbers to small groups, so that we can offer personal assistance with lesson planning and any area you may need help with such as grammar etc. Our practical training includes both youth and adult lessons, at various schools and businesses around the island. Should your course be over a school holiday, we’ll use the same children, but teach them in the form of a summer camp.

Our trainer:

Kathryn Webb is our head trainer and co-owner of the school, and she’s highly qualified to teach the course. She left the USA 20 years ago to move to Italy. She not only has a degree in psychology, (great for some pointers on classroom management!) but has a DELTA (Diploma of English Language Training to Adults) as well as a CELTYL (Certificate of English Language Training to Young Learners), so is qualified to teach both adults and children. Prior to moving to Samui, Kathryn owned a prestigious language school in Italy for nine years. Her company, Language Studios, trained teachers, placing them in contracts to teach at Italy’s top fashion houses and other businesses. Language Studios also ran classes for children and adults at their own school. Kathryn believes in making classes fun and has some brilliant ideas to share with trainee TEFL teachers.

Our 4-week, 120-hour intensive TEFL/TESOL course covers every aspect of EFL teaching, with a strong emphasis on practical training. All theory is learnt face-to-face, meaning that you have a tutor on hand to answer any questions and assist with lesson planning. By the end of the course, you'll be confident to teach in the real world, from lesson planning to handling a class of boisterous children. Other aspects covered include understanding how to teach grammar, how to grab and hold your students' attention, and delivering fun, interactive, yet meaningful classes, appropriate to the students' ages and abilities.
The course covers English for special purposes (such as for tourism), and the practical training will be done in a real school environment, with various age groups.
We keep our class sizes small to ensure you receive personal attention during the course.
We also offer assistance with your CV and job applications, and cover Thai culture in the course.

Highlights
  • Teacher pracs in a real classroom environment
  • Located metres from the beautiful Choeng Mon Beach
  • Highly qualified trainers
  • An island tour is included during the first week of the course
  • All of the learning is done hands on through games and interactive activiti
Company Details
Main Office | Course Location

10/36, Choeng Mon Koh Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320

Course Location(s)
Course Type(s)
  • On-site TEFL Courses

Course Length(s)
  • Standard (120-140 hours)

Certificate Type(s)
  • TEFL / TESL / TESOL

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  • Blanca
    March 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Absoluty loved every second of it. Katherine its an amazing teacher and its great to learn with her. She will make all the course interesting and fun. They provided teaching practices too. So happy i made this course here, í would highly recommend it to anyone and í would do it myself again.
    Thank yoy so much!!!

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  • Jason Erasmus
    March 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Kathryn has made the Tefl course an absolute breeze. Her ability to connect with each of the students and personally help them on every aspect required by the course made it a pleasure to do. The month flew by, in a whirlwind of practicals and logical theory that everyone can use.

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  • Beverly Jackman
    November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

    If you are looking for a great experience, learn from one of the very best and make great new friendships, look no further than Samui TEFL. All the ladies at Samui TEFL are extremely reliable, friendly and helpful, and have definitely set the standards very high for any other TEFL institute. I would highly recommend Samui TEFL to anyone wanting to become a EFL teacher. The environment is fantastic and the island lifestyle makes learning an enjoyable experience. Kathryn and Ashleigh are truly fabulous people who make you feel confident in every part of the course.

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  • Jason Jackman
    November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Samui TEFL was a great experience for me and I would advise anyone who is looking for a new adventure to give Samui TEFL a look at. The Samui TEFL team not once made us feel as if we had bitten off more than we could chew.
    They taught us more than just how to be teachers; they taught us how to become more aware of cultures around us, how to be more confident in ourselves and our objectives, as well as how to make every situation we are in a fun and enjoyable experience. They gave us the opportunity to work as a team, and guided us well by always leading by example. If you are considering a TEFL course, Samui TEFL should be at the top of your list!

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  • Zachary Nagourney
    November 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

    There’s a reason you’re reading this review right now. Either you’re really bored at work or you’re interested in earning your TEFL certification and travelling the world. Regardless of why you’re reading this, you know that there is something telling you to do it. Well, I’m here to tell you to listen to that little voice and do it! I waited a year from when I first read about SamuiTEFL to when I finally arrived on the island. I spent too long second guessing myself, when really I should’ve taken the plunge when I started researching. Let me tell you, I am so happy I did it!
    I won’t sugar coat it, this course is super challenging. Kathryn fits so much into four weeks, but you’re better off for it. Unlike some other TEFL courses, Kathryn prepares you for the real world of teaching. Sure, teaching is extremely rewarding, but it’s challenging. She will push you, but you will succeed. This course isn’t set up for you to fail, it’s set up to prepare you to become the best teacher. Kathryn is amazing at what she does, and she will help you become amazing too! Ashleigh is also there to help and support you, which she does an outstanding job with!
    Now, while all of this learning is taking place always remember that you’re on a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand! You will wake up every morning with the sun shining, birds chirping, and beautiful blue water to swim in! I’m not sure why anyone would choose to earn their TEFL certification anywhere else. I actually decided to stay on the island and teach at a local school, and I couldn’t be any happier! So, throw all of your excuses out the window and get yourself on a plane to Thailand! You won’t regret it.

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