TEFL Course - Pattaya
Pattaya - Is Booming!
The eclectic and bustling city of Pattaya is like nowhere else in Thailand. Originally a small fishing town an hour from Bangkok, Pattaya is now one of the most developed cities in the country, thanks to its booming tourism industry. It is as much known for its naughty nightlife as its international restaurants, sunny beaches, and family-friendly leisure parks.
TEFL Training Course - Pattaya
Training for Pattaya now takes place at our flagship training centre on the island of Koh Samui. We can assist you in finding work in the Pattaya and Chonburi areas after you have completed the Koh Samui course.
The 4-Week TEFL Course
You must complete the 40-hour online TEFL course at least 1-week before you arrive in Thailand. This means you will have completed most of the grammar and theory modules before you arrive so you can focus on the more practical aspects of the course, such as teaching practice with real Thai students. You'll also enjoy a more relaxed learning experience and have more free time to chill out and embrace this amazing city!
Rooms in Pattaya usually cost around USD$400 for the month. There is no shortage of long stay apartments in Thailand costing anywhere from USD$200 per month for a studio room to $500 per month for a standard 1-bedroom apartment.
You can expect comfortable, private accommodation with cable TV, refrigerator, air-conditioning, a comfortable bed, a bathroom, and usually WiFi Internet. Most hotels are close to the shops, ATM's, nightlife and other amenities. Once you confirm your place on the course, our staff will arrange to book your accommodation.
You should also take a look at www.agoda.com, which offers outstanding deals. You will fly into Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport, which is about an hour drive from Pattaya.
Getting Here and Visas
Airport pickup and transfer is included in the Advanced package. We recommend you arrive in Thailand at least 2-days prior to the course start date. There will be a meet & greet on the Sunday evening before the course starts on the Monday.
Students planning to stay in Thailand longer than 4-weeks should apply for a 60-day tourist visa, which must be obtained before you arrive in Thailand. Once you secure a job placement, your employer is responsible for sponsoring you for a Business (NIB) visa and then a work permit. If you plan to stay for 4-weeks or less, you can simply arrive without any visa and you still get a 30-day arrival stamp at any main airport in Thailand. Check with your local Thai consulate before travelling.
"Hi Lisa. Just thought I would drop you a quick email to tell you how much I am enjoying the TEFL course on Phuket Island. The people are really welcoming, friendly and so helpful. Ian is amazing, and the hotel that he owns is a luxury to return to each evening after a long day at the language school. I am also meeting great people and the others on the course are wonderful. After the course is complete would you be able to help me in finding a school to then teach English in as this would be great. I am now in the second week and loving everyday out here in Thailand. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
"You have consistently responded to my many email queries and requests in good time. As an accounting practitioner running my own business for the past 14 years, I fundamentally understand the value of good service, and especially good response time. I have been impressed with Lisa's commitment, professionalism and non-pushy assistance."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time earning my TEFL certificate and have met some fantastic people who I hope to keep in touch with for the rest of my life. The staff in Jane, Damian, Michaella, Cello and the others were fantastic people who deserve all the credit for being so patient, helpful and fun to be around. I can honestly say, hand on heart, the only thing that could have been improved is that it could have lasted longer so I could have savoured and enjoyed the experience for just one more week...Thank you all so, so much"
"I don't have anything but positive feedback for my experience with the course and my work done at King's [Job Placement]. I thought the TEFL Training was excellent. And I think the way King's has taken us in, trained us, and provided superb life support has been brilliant. Thank you very much"
"My experiences in Thailand have inspired me to apply to become a qualified teacher in the UK, and the overall experience has expanded my horizons and given me numerous happy memories, and I made some enduring friendships as well. In fact, I am already planning my next trip to Thailand - it has been said to me on many occasions that people rarely come to Thailand just once, and I would definitely agree with that. Making the decision to go away is a big one, but it is one you will never, ever regret."
"As I began my search for an English program in Asia, I stumbled across a variety of courses. You struck me as the most compelling program for several reasons. First, the program's flexibility is attractive. You offer a variety of certification locations to obtain the TEFL/TESOL, along with various teaching locations upon completion of the program. Secondly, a job guarantee provides me with a sense of security. I can feel comfortable traveling to a new country and not worry about searching for work. Lastly, everyone I contacted who completed the program had nothing but great things to say about it. I was assured to hear that everything from the program organizers, down to the accommodations throughout the certification process and the actual TESOL training was as advertised."
“I truly had a blast during the course! There was a good, solid mix of in-class instruction, preparing for lessons, actual teaching, discussion, and of course FUN! I met wonderful people. Although the course was intense, the laid-back atmosphere provided a relaxed, enjoyable environment in which to learn. I don't really want to leave!”