TEFL Bangkok

Bustling Bangkok

Whichever TEFL destination you choose to do the course, you can be assured of a spectacular location. Choose Bali for a tropical surf beach vibe, or Siem Reap for its rich culture and proximity to the world heritage site of Angkor Wat Temple Complex … or, bustling Bangkok, a city that never sleeps and the travel hub of Asia.

Country Info

There’s a reason Thailand has more than 30 million visitors a year. Whether it’s a tropical beach, exotic jungle, quaint village, or bustling city destination you’re after, you’ll find it in Thailand.

The capital city of Bangkok, (Krung Thep in Thai) is the main port and serves as a gateway and principal destination for the majority of tourists who visit Thailand, as well as being a travel hub to the rest of Asia. It’s where many TEFL teachers start their teach abroad experience … and you can too, let your journey begin at our training centre in Bangkok.

Why do your TEFL course in Bangkok, Thailand?

Bangkok, also known as Thailand’s ‘City of Angels’ is a place where you can marvel at the glories of the past, and delight in the golden opportunities of the present. Bangkok has wonderfully preserved its spectacular heritage attributes, which is evident from the soaring roofs and gleaming spires of the Grand Palace and the city’s many historic temples – Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of Dawn, and other inspiring shrines. With more than 100 skyscrapers, Bangkok ranks 17th as the world’s tallest city and has approximately ten million inhabitants. Experience the ‘Bangkok’s buzz’, and you are hooked! There’s so much to see and do, you’ll never be bored.

But there’s more to Thailand than Bangkok.

If it’s islands you are after you’ll find them in the Gulf of Thailand (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Angthong National Marine Park) or the Andaman Coast (Phuket, Koh Phi Phi). Those keen to explore the natural wonders should visit the Khao Yai National Park, where you can still see Asian elephants in the wild. Head north to Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai to see temples and markets, or to Sukhothai or Ayutthaya for heritage and history.

Thailand is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly locals. And of course, how do we speak of Thailand without mentioning the food! Thailand is world-renowned for its street food, where you’ll find everything imaginable grilled on a stick and hot off the grill. On a sweltering day, there’s nothing better than a fresh, spicy, and tangy somtam – (green papaya salad) or, if you have a sweet tooth, a Nutella and banana pancake, or fresh tropical fruit.

Accreditation

Destination TEFL Accreditation

Destination TEFL offers TEFL/TESOL courses in academic collaboration with Asian College of Teachers (ACT), Asia’s largest teacher training body with 30,000 alumni and 600 schools associations across Asia.

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We have sourced great accommodation options at reduced rates for our trainees, all within walking distance to the training centre.

A detailed list of accommodation will be provided in our emailed info pack.

The following areas/subjects are covered during your 4 weeks of TEFL / TESOL training at Destination TEFL / TESOL:

  • An introduction to South East Asian culture – to help your transition into the local classroom and community.
  • Teaching techniques – we provide you with models to teach beginners as well as advanced students, young learners and adults
  • Teaching the four skills of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Planning a course for special purposes (such as for a business)
  • Grammar – brushing up yours as a teacher, and techniques to teach grammar
  • Phonics
  • Creating materials for lessons
  • Lesson planning
  • Suitable activities for the language classroom
  • Discipline in the classroom
  • Building rapport with your students, including warmers and coolers in the classroom.
  • Classroom management, covering all aspects
  • Teaching one-to-one, as well as larger classes
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Understanding problems for Asian learners (understanding the differences between their language and English) as well as for other key languages, such as Spanish and Russian.
  • Error correction techniques
  • Preparing your CV/resumé, and tips for the interview process
  • Teaching business English

 

Teaching practices and assignments:

You will have the opportunity to conduct several full lessons (teacher practices). These are observed by a trainer, and detailed and constructive feedback is given to you after each lesson, to help you improve for your next lesson, and your career to follow. (You will get an opportunity to teach both young learners and adults). Our qualified trainers will assist you with the lesson planning process. Read our blog on making the most of your observed lesson

Materials project: Here you will present the materials used for lessons, to the class.

  • A journal entry assignment
  • Various lesson planning and group work assignments
  • Various tests and tasks over the 4-week course, covering grammar, punctuation and a few other aspects covered in class. We work with our teachers to adequately prepare them for these tests. All content of the tests is covered during the course.

 

There is no final examination that determines your pass grade. Your final course result is determined by the combined marks of the assignments above, as well as on your participation and teamwork in class, attendance and behaviour.

A grade of at least 70% is required in order to pass the course. More than 50% of this grade is made up of marks for teacher practices.
Trainees are awarded with either a ‘pass’, ‘merit’, ‘high merit’ or ‘distinction’ on their certificates. All graduates also receive a report, and those who obtain a distinction, are also presented with a personalised letter of reference.

Course Dates

Bangkok Full Onsite Course Dates
10 January 2022 to 03 February 2022
07 February 2022 to 03 March 2022
07 March 2022 to 31 March 2022
4 April 2022 to 28 April 2022
16 May 2022 to 09 June 2022
13 June 2022 to 07 July 2022
25 July 2022 to 18 August 2022
22 August 2022 to 15 September 2022
19 September 2022 to 13 October 2022
31 October 2022 to 24 November 2022
28 November 2022 to 22 December 2022
Bangkok TEFL Extension Dates
19 January 2022 to 03 February 2022
16 February 2022 to 03 March 2022
16 March 2022 to 31 March 2022
13 April 2022 to 28 April 2022
25 May 2022 to 09 June 2022
22 June 2022 to 07 July 2022
03 August 2022 to 18 August 2022
31 August 2022 to 15 September 2022
28 September 2022 to 13 October 2022
09 November 2022 to 24 November 2022
7 December 2022 to 22 December 2022

Course Schedule

The schedule over the 4-week period will be as follows, including class days, cultural days and days off (This timetable is subject to change as required by the course director). Class times are generally from 9am to 4pm but may vary depending on teaching pracs and other factors. Additional work such as resourcing and lesson planning will need to be done after hours, either as teamwork or individually.

The 1st two weeks will be comprised of input sessions on the techniques, strategies and theories that that you will then apply in a real classroom setting.

In the second half of your course you will be putting into practice everything you’ve been taught by taking you into a real classroom environment with observed teacher practica with non-native English speaking students and given detailed feedback with which to improve and grow.

Contact
Contact

bangkok@destinationtefl.com

TEFL/TESOL Options

With Placement in TEFL’s other destinations
$1,595.00*Accommodation not included **Valid for native English speakers aged 20-55 years
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TEFL Extension
$725.00*Accommodation not included
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With Placement in the same destination
$1,545.00*Accommodation not included **Valid for native English speakers aged 20-55 years
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140 hour TEFL / TESOL
$1,445.00*Accommodation not included
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With Placement in the same destination
*Accommodation not included **Valid for native English speakers aged 20-55 years
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140 hour TEFL / TESOL
*Accommodation not included
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