Pattaya - TEFL Course
What makes Thailand so special? As the only country in Southeast Asia never to be colonized by the West, its people take great pride in the preservation of their way of life, and the customs and traditions that make their country unique.
The Via Lingua Partnership program provides the perfect introduction to Thailand – a land of beautiful beaches, plummeting waterfalls, gilded temples, mouthwatering food, and smiling, gentle people. Program participants are regularly placed in paid teaching positions throughout the country, and demand for English teachers remains consistently strong.
The climate of coastal Thailand is tropical, with three distinct seasons: hot from March through May, rainy from June through October, and cooler from November through February. Average daily temperatures throughout the year are around a warm and pleasant 80°F. Even in the rainy season, the rainfall is brief and the rest of the day is normally clear and sunny.
Located in southern Thailand two hours from Bangkok, Pattaya is the country’s premier beach resort. A tropical climate, active nightlife, golden sand and friendly people attract millions of tourists a year to this city on the Gulf of Thailand. In recent years, new shopping malls, outlet stores, and jewelry stores have opened, increasing the influx of visitors. When you’re not in the TEFL classroom, you can spend your time exploring Pattaya’s shopping venues, golf courses, or water sports—and, of course, experiencing its famous nightlife.
Thailand’s thriving capital of Bangkok recently caught up with Singapore in economic output, and with the financial growth comes an increase in the demand for English language instructors in the city. The very low cost of living in Thailand allows TEFL teachers to live a comfortable lifestyle on a teacher’s salary.
While most locals' command of English is limited, you'll find them warm and anxious to help. Thais are among the most friendly and outgoing of all peoples; most are curious about foreigners, and that curiosity is tempered by their interest in Western culture and your efforts to live among them and teach their friends and families. (Our Teachers have noted that the intensity with which Thai students throw themselves into learning English is amazing.) Pattaya, Thailand's premier beach resort since the 1960s, anchors the 15 km of golden sand which stretches along the coast from Naklua Bay to Jomtien Beach - and is the site of our Training Center. Two hours south of Bangkok, Pattaya is warmed year-round by the sun setting over the Gulf of Thailand.
Start in Cambodia, finish in Thailand! The initial 3 weeks of training take place at the partner center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (together with trainees from Cambodia and Vietnam courses). Then transportation is provided to the center Pattaya, where you will complete your final week of training with a focus on Thai language, culture and job acquisition.
The TEFL Certification Program includes…
- Four-week TESOL Certification course
- Thai Language and Cultural Awareness program
- 24/7 emergency support during the course
- Cell phone during the course
- Job placement assistance
- Excursion to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
- Graduation dinner
- Transportation from Cambodia to Thailand
TEFL Plus Certification Program includes…
Everything in our TESOL Certification Program, as well as...
- Airport pickup
- Tour of Phnom Penh
- Housing during training
- Transport to school during training
- Accommodations are in a "guest house", which is comparable to a small hotel or bed and breakfast. Trainees will have their own bedroom (unless they request a shared bedroom), and usually a private bath. All accommodations have western style plumbing and air conditioning.