A TEFL Course at PLC School and Training Centre in Pattaya
The TEFL course at PLC is managed, monitored and taught by experienced native speaking trainers and consultants.
You will learn all the techniques, terminology and structure needed to teach English as a foreign language. Once you pass the course you will gain a TEFL certificate and four hours of post-course support. You will also have the required Thai Language and Culture qualification. The course has a pass or fail standard and you must attend the full course and gain at least 6 hours of observed teaching practice.
Step 1 - Consider your current qualifications. Holding a university degree (in any subject) will give you the widest options for employment in Thailand. You can still take the TEFL course without holding a degree but employment options may not be as wide.
Step 2 - Pre-course interview and level test. Time is spent with an experienced trainer to discuss what’s involved and answer any questions you may have. You will need to complete a short test to gauge your level of English. This will help you to decide or confirm that a TEFL course is the right choice for you and if your level of English is high enough to proceed.
Step 3 - Organise or check your visa. A TEFL course is long enough to give you an education visa if required. An initial application gives you fifteen months with an option to renew on a yearly basis should you decide to study further. PLC can advise and process the visa application for you.
Step 4 - PLC will provide details of the next available group and you can sign up for the course and confirm the visa application. It is possible to activate your visa in advance as you wait for a course start date.
Step 5 - You will be issued with a teacher’s pack containing materials and equipment including a grammar book, phonetic chart and more.
The course starts or ends with Thai Language and Culture (depending on start date). This means in some cases, new trainees can meet those who have already finished the TEFL course and gain feedback about what to expect. If you are considering coming to Thailand from abroad to study TEFL we highly recommend that you start with Thai Language and Culture. This can help with orientation in a new country, gives you a start with the language and prepares you for teaching Thai students later on.
The PLC TEFL course is a mix of theory and teaching practice so you can put the theory into practice as you go along. The TEFL course runs for a total of 4 weeks and Thai Language and Culture runs for 1 week making a total of 5 concurrent weeks in the classroom including weekly teaching practice (either on-site at PLC or on location). Assignments, online tests and resources are given as part of the course as self study.
Step 6 - If you finish and pass the Thai Language and Culture and the TEFL course you will be issued with grades, a certificate and confirmation of the subjects covered. The certificate issued is accepted worldwide.
Online Resources - All trainees will be able to log-in to the TEFL section of the PLC website and access pre-course materials, tests, handouts and resources.
Support - There are four hours of after course support. This is to give you help with problems or further training after you start work in a school. The four hours can be booked as required.
Finding Work - PLC do not guarantee work or work placement after your course. However, we do offer support with job applications and can help to place you in a teaching environment to gain experience if available.