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The opportunity to study and learn in a fantastic, peaceful location will be yours with our TESOL course in Ban Phe, Thailand. Our accommodating and highly qualified staff members will endeavor to ensure that all your learning requirements are met and that a truly memorable experience is had in your free time. Our TESOL course is recognized in Thailand, as we are validated by the Thai Ministry of Education.
Located 2 hours to the south of Bangkok, the tranquil, traditional Thai fishing town of Ben Phe is perfectly situated on one of the beautiful beach fronts of the Gulf of Thailand. While staying in this lovely seaside town renowned for its relaxed and friendly locals, you will be able to discover and experience real lifestyle and culture of Thailand.
Treat yourself with some of the amazing seafood and traditional Thai cuisine in a number of superb Thai restaurants, or visit some of the international shopping facilities found here. Ban Phe is a beautiful and interesting place. The sedate environment is very conducive to your studies, and the peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere surrounding the town makes Ban Phe a perfect location to take your TESOL course.
If the numerous charms of Ban Phe are not enough, it is also the gateway to the truly wonderful island of Koh Samet. This is an unspoiled national park mainly visited by Thais, thought foreign visitor numbers are growing. A mere 30 minute ferry journey from Ban Phe pier will bring you to the pristine, dream like sandy beaches which justify their world renowned status. Every taste here is catered for, from beautiful beaches with their water-sports and frequent musical acts, to tranquil hideaways where you can relax in private. You can also take the opportunity to admire the flora and fauna of Thailand and trek through the island’s tropical rainforest.
A one-hour taxi drive can also take you to the resort city of Pattaya. Pattaya is famous for its huge array of entertainment facilities, probably unmatched on the Thai mainland. This includes international shopping locations, drinking and dining establishments and a whole host of bars for you to spend the night (and early morning!) Although known as a haven for the single male, Pattaya is a vibrant city which fully welcomes any visitor, which is why there has been a growth in the number of families visiting. A further drive to Bangkok is also possible if the tranquility of Ban Phe, and the pulsing nightlife of Pattaya does not fulfill your needs.
Ban Phe has a typical climate for a tropical location: the weather is nearly always hot and wet or hot and dry, depending on the month. The average temperature throughout the year is around 270 C, though this may be warmer during peak months. The pleasant sea breeze though, helps keep you cool and fresh regardless.
The opportunity to really immerse yourself in Thai culture and experience this wonderful environment, combined with the fact that there are so many teaching positions all over Thailand, means that Ban Phe really is a sensational place to gain your TESOL certificate and begin your career in TESOL.
Situated a pleasant stroll from the enticing, white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Thailand, The TEFL International TESOL course, is located in a modern, multi functional building. This facility is fully air conditioned and provides a comfortable and clean environment to study in. Within the school we also have an inexpensive restaurant, which provides both local and international cuisine and an internet café to keep in touch with the envious people back home.
All teaching materials and resources are provided for by the school and we can ensure a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for you to take your TESOL course.Apply Now!
There are plenty of convenient accommodation options during your TESOL course in Ban Phe.
A standard room is 800 baht per night. This covers two people in the room and includes American breakfast. The same room for a full month is 10,000 baht which also covers two people. Room cleaning is provided once a week, but breakfast is not included.
A fan room is 200 baht per night, with a shared bathroom. An air conditioned room is 650 baht per night, with a private bathroom. Monthly rates for TESOL 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 free WiFi Internet, and use of an onsite bar, cable TV for sports news, a western grill for steaks, hamburgers etc, along with a Thai Kitchen for traditional Thai food. Reservations are based on advanced bookings only.
Should you prefer a small, private bungalow in a garden setting during your TESOL course, this resort may be what you’re looking for. Some bungalows have air conditioning and some have electric fans. Unfortunately we can’t pre-arrange these 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 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 heave a convenient terrace. There are additional room options at extra cost.
Please be assured that any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation will be taken into account, and ITTT will make every effort to honor such requests.
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.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 1,090
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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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