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10 Questions most people ask themselves when picking a TEFL / TESOL company in Thailand

In Chiang Mai, Education, Krabi, Legal, TEFL by pat mcnaughton

As strange as that sounds, most TEFL / TESOL providers in Thailand are not legally registered businesses. They operate purely as a website and rent out conference rooms at a hotel or resort to provide the training.  If they are not a legally registered business, there will be zero legitimacy or consumer protection.  Holding a company registration should be the first basic element to look for as it sets a foundation of trust for the rest of the business. Rest assured, Entrust TEFL is a fully registered and bonded company with two permanent locations in Thailand. Being a legally registered business, does not only mean that we pay taxes and …

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Why should I choose Entrust TEFL?

In Education, Teach to Travel, Teacher Lifestyle, TEFL by Michelle Geldenhuys

Making the decision to leave home and teach English abroad or simply just to travel and work abroad can be somewhat daunting. There are so many agencies who claim to know it all. There is certainly no shortage of TEFL courses abroad either. At first you may choose to teach English in Thailand but after some time you may feel the urge to travel and explore other countries. Wouldn’t it then make more sense to earn a qualification that is recognized globally? You can travel to any country of your choice and you will be a certified TEFL Teacher holding a recognized qualification. Entrust TEFL is a globally recognized course which …

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5 Reasons Why Thailand should be on your Teaching Destination Radar

In Teach to Travel, TEFL by Alexander Lambie

If you are considering teaching in another country, then the world is your oyster. You will find numerous teaching opportunities all over the world, so you could have quite a conundrum on your hands. Among the most popular of all teaching destinations, however, is Thailand. Each year, thousands of people head to the land of smiles looking for opportunities as teachers, and they tend to be glad that they did. In addition, when it comes to gaining teaching qualifications, Thailand based Entrust TEFL are award-winning TEFL program that will help ensure you have all the certificates you need. There are numerous reasons to choose Thailand as a destination for teaching, …

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Teaching English in Thailand

In Education, Inspiration, TEFL by pat mcnaughton

As an English-speaking citizen, from an English-speaking country – you don’t need much else in the line of qualifications to teach English in Thailand. It is the law of the jungle that the more qualified you are, the higher pay you will receive but you don’t need a degree to teach English in East Asia. However, I strongly recommend doing an accredited TEFL course to get your foot in the door, if you would like an easy route towards teaching english in Thailand.  These courses are offered either online or in-classroom and can take as little as 120 hours of study.  Various packages and options are also available to assist …

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Online or Onsite – The Ultimate TEFL Study Question

In Legal, TEFL by pat mcnaughton

Before you undertake teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand, you need to equip yourself with a recognised qualification.  This will empower you when searching for employment, and equip you to perform at your best once you are employed. Four main certification options are available to you in this regard: The CELTA is a standardised teaching qualification TESOL/TESL offered at universities TEFL which can take a variety of forms Online TEFL courses which are completed over the internet Although all TEFL courses end in the same qualification, the onsite courses have significantly more benefits than distance education over the internet. The main advantages of studying online are cost and …

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Tales of a Travelling Teacher

In Teach to Travel, Teacher Lifestyle, TEFL by pat mcnaughton

When I first applied for a teaching post in Thailand, I thought it would be a great way to get paid for traveling – an opportunity to visit another country, learn about its culture and get paid for the privilege; and boy, was I right! Teaching English in Thailand has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things I have ever attempted. For starters, I took a TEFL course in Chiang Mai, which was integral to my journey and ensured that I set off on the right foot.  Apart from our lessons in the mornings which involved teaching techniques, lesson planning and the like, my classmates and I also …

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Teaching in Thailand – degreed or not, no problem!

In Legal, TEFL by pat mcnaughton

The debate over whether or not you need a degree to teach English in Thailand rages on.  Although the government has cracked down on issuing work permits to those without a degree, there is such a massive shortage of English teachers in the country that most schools will be happy to hire you as long as you have a recognised TEFL qualification. Apart from the shortage of teachers in Thailand, there are several factors working in your favour should you wish to join the 80% of English teachers who are gainfully employed in Thailand without a degree. Most graduates are not interested in the low salaries offered in Thailand, choosing …

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What does it mean to be a quality TEFL course in Thailand?

In Legal, Teach to Travel, TEFL by pat mcnaughton

How do you choose the right TEFL Program? How are they different? Aren’t they all the same? Well, not quite. In places like the United States, we have regulation entities like the Better Business Bureau to ensure high ethical standards are met for business conduct. In Thailand, the playing field is quite different, especially when it comes to TEFL teaching and training. There is currently no “license” or “approval” given by the Thai Ministry of Education for TEFL / TESOL providers in Thailand. The reason being is that generally TEFL companies consist of foreigners teaching foreigners and as there are no Thai nationals involved in this process, the Ministry does not license …

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Teaching English in Thailand – You’d Be Misguided Not To!

In Teach to Travel, TEFL by Alexander Lambie

They say that those that can’t do, teach. Well, those that teach in Thailand, can literally do anything. And of course, I don’t really believe people who don’t want to teach in Thailand to be mad; though I do think those who have often dreamed of the idea but are too afraid to do so, to be just that. In this article we are going to explore how and why teaching in Thailand is the positive change in your life that you’ve been waiting for. Immerse Yourself in a Beautiful and Unknown Culture When you hear the phrase: ‘travel broadens the mind’, most people scoff at it believing it to …

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Traveling Couples Working Together in Thailand

In TEFL by pat mcnaughton

Spouses, partners and BFFs with the travel bug have found a wonderful way to travel and work in pairs teaching English in Thailand guarantees job placement in the same school to couples who sign up together for their course. “We have about four sets of couples come through our course every month,” said Entrust TEFL’s Placement Director Neung McNaughton.  “It’s easy to find jobs for couples who want to work together in Thai schools because there are so many openings for Native-English speakers who want to teach.” This boom for English teachers began in 2005 when the Thai government announced a mandate to teach English in all government schools.  Jobs …