• Jan 11@ 8:09 ampat mcnaughton

    Entrust TEFL receives the “Education Excellence Award” from the Teachers’ Council of Thailand Text

    In a show of respect and gratitude from the Thai education establishment, Entrust TEFL was awarded the prestigious ‘Education Excellence Award’ by the Teachers’ Council of Thailand. The Award recognizes the huge contribution Entrust programs make to Thai education, training foreign teachers to a high standard and providing English language teaching excellence to Thai classrooms nationwide. The award ceremony took place at Khurusapha, the headquarters of the Teachers Council. Entrust TEFL founding directors Neung and Patrick McNaughton were also extended the honour of an invitation to spend the night within the Khurusapha walls before the ceremony. Usually reserved for high ranking officials, sharing the evening along with Council members at the facility was particular special, demonstrating that Entrust TEFL is now considered a valued part of the Thai education system. +

  • Entrust TEFL asked to join the Royal Thai Immigration to bring awareness to Human Trafficking Text

    Human trafficking is a pressing issue the world over and particularly in Thailand, where the mistreatment of migrant labour from Myanmar has been a long-standing problem. Entrust TEFL joined the Royal Thai Immigration Bureau on the streets of the old city in Chiang Mai to tackle this challenge through awareness raising. In attendance were local Immigration Bureau division heads as well as the general commissioner on Immigration, who travelled from Bangkok to join the march. Speeches were given in both Thai and English, with Entrust staff calling for foreigners and tourists in Thailand to unite with the Thai people and authorities in opposing the trafficking of human beings in all its forms. +

  • Entrust TEFL travels to Kamkao school in the North-East Thailand to donate books for their new library Text

    Entrust TEFL and the Future Advance Foundation travelled to the northeastern region of Thailand to visit to Kamkao School, in the Sawang Daen Din district of Sakon Nakhon Province. The northeast, a region known as ‘Isaan’, is the poorest part of the country and is well-known for its friendly people, spicy food and colourful culture. Receiving a warm welcome from the teachers and students, the visitors were treated to songs, local delicacies and even traditional dance performances. During the course of a productive day, Entrust donated clothes, blankets, toys, books and many other much needed items to the school. They also assisted in the opening of the school’s new library and participated with students in giving the playground a colourful +

  • Entrust TEFL provides food for the poor and needy at Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai Text

    Once again Entrust TEFL and the Future Advance foundation spent the day at Wat Suan Dok temple in Chiang Mai, bringing essential goods to the local poor and needy and soaking up the culture, including music and traditional Lanna dance performances. Wat Suan Dok is a centre of the community, regularly playing host to large charity events with many local philanthropic organisations such as Entrust taking part. Built in the late 14th century, it is a site of historical significance, with notable features including a pagoda with Buddha relics and a garden of whitewashed mausoleums housing the ashes of ancient Chiang Mai rulers. The temple is located just outside the old city walls and was built by a long dead +

  • Entrust TEFL delivers tailored training for nurses at Nakornping Aphibalkit Nurse Aide School Text

    Entrust TEFL delivered a tailored 30 hours English language training course to meet the professional needs of trainee nurses at Nakornping Aphibalkit Nurse Aide School, a private institute training nurse assistants to work both domestically and internationally. Officially recognized as an ‘Outstanding School’ by the Private Education Commission of the Ministry of Education, trainees must undergo an intensive 6 month training period before they can graduation as full-time Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs). This professional qualification enables them to be employed by health care organisations such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. +

  • Entrust TEFL is asked by the Thai Ministry of Education to train Thai teachers of English in Chonburi, Thailand Text

    The Thai Ministry of Education employed Entrust TEFL to carry out a another three-day teacher training ‘boot camp’, this time for 200 Thai teachers currently teaching English as a second language to students in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. Held at a golf course in the seaside town of Chonburi, Entrust delivered a high intensity course covering a wide range of essential skills ranging from classroom management, lesson planning, assessment and evaluation, to production activities such as role-play, games and songs, to the teaching of core abilities such as grammar, listening, speaking and reading. To complete their instruction, participants put what they learned into action with full length practice lessons given to their peers. +

  • Entrust TEFL is asked by the Thai Ministry of Education to train Thai teachers of English in Phrae, Thailand Text

    The Thai Ministry of Education employed Entrust TEFL to carry out a three-day teacher training ‘boot camp’ for 120 Thai teachers currently teaching English as a second language to students in Phrae and surrounding provinces in the north of Thailand. Entrust delivered a high intensity course covering a wide range of essential skills ranging from classroom management, lesson planning, assessment and evaluation, to production activities such as role-play, games and songs, to the teaching of core abilities such as grammar, listening, speaking and reading. To complete their instruction, participants put what they learned into action with full length practice lessons given to their peers. +

  • Entrust TEFL Wins the ASEAN PLUS Award Text

    Entrust TEFL was delighted to receive a 2017 ASEAN PLUS Award for Best Biz and Product. The ASEAN PLUS Awards are sponsored by the ASEAN Plus Council and are designed to help develop economic sustainability in the Southeast Asian region, by recognizing businesses judged to be outstanding role models. The 2017 Awards were held at the The Royal Thai Army Television Station (Channel 5) in Bangkok, with the ceremony presided over by the President of the Asian Business Association, General Saksak Wisetchaisri. The event was a glamourous affair with many high-profile business figures rubbing shoulders. All participants, both winners and runners-up, enjoyed a friendly and stimulating evening. +

  • Entrust TEFL Students volunteered their time at the Ministry of Social Development and human Security Text

    Giving back to society and working towards the betterment of the Thai people are core to the Entrust TEFL philosophy. For that reason, trainees are officially required to undertake a certain amount of humanitarian work. For the students enrolled in July 2017, this meant a trip to Thammapakorn Welfare Development Centre for Older Persons, an institution overseen by the Department of Older Persons, a section of the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. The trainees gave offerings to monks and donated food for the elderly who reside there. They found it a humbling, fascinating and rewarding experience. In the words of Entrust TEFL Director Patrick McNaughton: “We strive to immerse our TEFL students in Thai culture so that +

  • Entrust TEFL wins an award for its “promotion and development of Educational programs” Text

    English is needed by Thai people for all sorts of professional purposes, be it van drivers, tour guides and masseurs, restaurant and hotel staff, or medical practitioners and business people. To meet the demand for high-level spoken English in this variety of specific situations, Entrust TEFL has strived to develop a suitable range of secondary education programmes, designed to fill the English speaking gaps across the workforce. All such course are officially recognised by the Thai Ministry of Education, and in recognition of this contribution to the development of the Thai people and economy, Entrust deservedly received the annual award for ‘the promotion and development of Educational programs’. +

  • Entrust TEFL trainees train Thai nurses and Caregivers job specific English Skills. Text

    Entrust TEFL sits on the board of directors of the ‘Non-formal Private Education Association’, a organisation formally sanctioned by the Thai Ministry of Education and Teachers’ Council to provide secondary level English language education for professional purposes. Not least in need are nurses and caregivers who require English speaking skills to communicate with foreigners in hospitals and medical clinics in Thailand and abroad. Under these auspices Entrust therefore delivered a full-time 12 week programme to nurses and caregivers, with 8 weeks in the classroom at the Entrust training centre in Chiang Mai, followed by 4 weeks of practical ‘on the job’ training in local hospitals. Upon graduation students received official transcripts and completion certificates qualifying them to find employment at +

  • Entrust TEFL wins Top Brand Award Text

    The ‘Top Brands’ are prestigious awards sponsored by the King of Thailand, given each year to 100 companies judged to have done the most to promote Thailand and its people. Entrust TEFL received this award once again in 2017, in recognition of the contribution of its teacher training colleges. As the top TEFL training institution in Thailand, Entrust places over 500 high quality teachers a year in schools nationwide. Each graduate educates an estimated 1000 students, delivering English classes designed for many professional need, meaning approximately half a million Thais directly benefit from Entrusts’ work. Deserving winners were handed their award in an official ceremony overseen by former Privy Councilor General Phichit Kulvanich, acting on behalf of the King. +