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Bangkok, Thailand

Cambridge CELTA Cambridge CELTA

Important Information

Early bird special! Pay for your course at least 45 days prior to the start date and save 10% ($160).

The Cambridge CELTA course at this centre in Bangkok not only guarantees you paid work in Bangkok or Chiang Mai after your course, it also returns 50% of your tuition fees back to you, provided you stay with the school for a whole calendar year from the start date of your contract.

Please note that you must inform us that you would like to go ahead with the job placement when applying for the course.

Course Details

Course ref: 1223

Course Type: Cambridge CELTA

Min Age: 18

Maximum Class Size: 24

Exam Board Fee Included:

Class Times: 09:00-18:00

School Details - Bangkok

The school opened in 1983 and is now the largest private language school in Thailand, with branches in Bangkok and all over Thailand, from Chiang Mai in the North to Hat Yai in the South. It is the most active private language school in Bangkok and runs a wide variety of courses.

Students range in age from young children to retirement age adult learners, and in ability from absolute beginners to advanced. The school is firmly committed to providing professional, affordable tuition to their students, and are proud of the fact that almost all urban Thais with a regular job can afford to take our courses. They also offer regular scholarships.

The schools are open every day of the week - you do not have to work every day of course - from about 8.30 in the morning until 9 in the evening, although we close earlier at weekends. All schools are air-conditioned, and the classrooms are clean, bright and well ventilated. Each room has a whiteboard, desks and chairs, a cassette recorder, and VCRs and OHPs are also available.

The average class size is 10 to 12 students, with a maximum of 16. The teachers room contains a full range of textbooks including accompanying teachers books, reference books, cassettes, supplementary teaching activities and games. There is also access to photocopiers. All schools have a no smoking policy, which includes the teachers room and coffee bars.

Course Description

Bangkok is an exciting central location in one of the most dynamic cities in Asia with plenty of social facilities to enjoy. All courses are taught by the highly qualified teacher trainers, who amongst them have over 40 years English language teaching experience in 5 continents. Courses are held at the centrally located Siam Square Branch in Bangkok. However, off-site courses may be held by arrangement.

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is designed for both native speakers and non-native speakers with a near native-speaker competence, who are aged over 18 and have a high level of formal education.

Previous teaching experience is not required. During the course, candidates develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners. The course includes teaching practice, observation of experienced teachers in the classroom and completion of a range of practically focussed written assignments.

The course is highly practical in nature and aims to provide a thorough grounding in the teaching methodology and language analysis necessary for effective English teaching. Internationally recognized, the CELTA is run in over 100 centres world-wide and is widely regarded as one of the most important and valuable forms of training in TEFL. Please look at the Cactus site, for more general information about the course content.

Accommodation Options

There are a variety of different types of accommodation within walking distance of the Bangkok centre, from 4 star hotels to comfortable guesthouses. Another alternative would be to rent a small apartment for 1 month this will entail a 2 month deposit (refundable) plus 1 month’s rent in advance. Accommodation ranges from 350 B to over 2500 B a day.

Timetable

09:00-18:00

Customer Feedback

I would recommend the CELTA to anybody who wants to learn to be a good English teacher.
- Matt Blason -

The trainers on the course were both excellent. They combined an intimate knowledge of teaching methodology and the English language with humour and empathy, which really helped me as a trainee. I like Bangkok. I was able to find cheap accommodation and I know how to get around with the minimum of fuss. I would recommend Bangkok as a CELTA destination.
- Matthew Simpson -

Help for Jobs

There is a considerable demand for English teachers within Thailand but the money varies greatly geographically and within language schools. The school has 50 schools around the country and usually has approx. 10 vacancies every month.

The Cambridge CELTA course at this centre in Bangkok not only guarantees you paid work in Bangkok after your course. It also returns 50% of your tuition fees back to you, provided you stay with the school for a whole calendar year from the start date of your contract. This is because there is a huge need for teachers in Thailand, and schools have to try hard to keep hold of their teachers.

How to Apply

1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.

You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.

Prices and Dates

Please choose your preferred start date

4 weeks course starting 02/03/2015 for £1,006
4 weeks course starting 11/05/2015 for £1,006
4 weeks course starting 31/08/2015 for £1,006
4 weeks course starting 09/11/2015 for £1,006

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