4-week TEFL Course Phuket, Thailand
Early bird special! Pay for your course at least 45 days prior to the start date and save 10% ($160).
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4-week TEFL Course or equivalent
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The trainers were very good and supportive.
- Gary Knapp - March 2011
The school was well equipped and centrally located. The quality of most of the teachers was excellent. The course was really good.
- Ayla Bridgman -
The trainers were brilliant, very knowledgeable and helpful.
The course was very worthwhile... Definitely the best course I could have chosen!
- Laura Hirsch -
Phuket is a tropical island paradise with easy access to some of the best beaches in Thailand. All courses are taught by the highly qualified teacher trainers, who amongst them have over 40 years English language teaching experience in 5 continents.
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.
There are a variety of different types of accommodation within walking distance of the Phuket 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 Baht to over 2500 Baht a day.
Guest Houses and Apartments
Here are two examples of hotel options:
Located near the two biggest department store complexes in Phuket town (Robinson and Ocean) and about a ten minute walk to the training centre, Rattana Mansion offers nice, clean and well equipped rooms.
Prices start at 600 Baht for a twin room and 950 Baht per night for a double. All rooms come with TV, radio, IDD and a refrigerator. There is also a restaurant in the lobby area.
Located in easy walking distance from the training centre, Baan Suwantawe offers modern and clean facilities. All apartments are tastefully decorated and come with a magnetic key card for added security. All rooms come with air-con, cable TV, fridge, microwave and hot and cold water. There is also high speed broadband internet at no extra cost. A swimming pool is available for guests to enjoy.
Prices start at 16,500 Baht for a studio rising to 18,500 Baht for a studio with terrace. Other rooms are available, please see website for details. VAT is charged at 7% and a one-month deposit must be paid.
School Details - Phuket Muang
The school opened in 1983 and is now the largest private language school in Thailand, with branches in Phuket 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 Phuket 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 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.
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.
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.
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