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Text and Talk Academy, Pattaya Thailand

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  • americanobueno
    Participant
    22 April, 2008 at 15:32
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    I decided to get a TEFL Certificate from Text and Talk Academy after reading their website in America. All sounded so good, guaranteed job, assistance in finding housing, employment assistance and not to worry if not a University Degree, as they are very successful in placing even non-graduates. All this may be true for T&T’s other locations but NOT for their Pattaya Location.

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    Other than helping me find a cheap Thai apartment within walking distance from the school, there was absolutely no assistance from him AT ALL!! Having a background in Customer Service and Sales for over 30yrs I understand "Helping People" and the sad Truth is that the manager of T&T Pattaya is Clueless about genuine assistance, caring, Helping Others. The website also claimed affiliation with Sussex University in UK and 40 hours credit toward complelting a Bachelors Degree. When I inquired about the details, nobody could give me any information? When I asked the manager (MOD edit) if he could assist me with finding Computer work, as I’d traveled to Thailand on a limited budget, he informed me that he was an IT expert and that I would be competing with him for work and could not assist me? Competing with him? The director or a Language school who should be doing Everything Possible to assist his students who’d travelled thousands of miles and paid $40,000 baht for the privelage of being there? Wow….

    T&T’s claims that securing a good paying teaching job in Thialand without a Degree is FALSE. Thai Law now requires that Teachers have a University Degree and finding work here without one is very difficult, not Impossible but difficult. If you do find a school willing to hire you without a Degree, you WILL NOT recieve the Work Permit required to stay in the Kingdom beyond your 1yr B or other Visa. You will be required to go on a Visa run to Cambodia, Laos or Myramar on your own every 3 months and there is absolutely no guarantee of being able to stay here beyond your year Visa, if you have a B Visa?

    Beware Text and Talk in Pattaya, if you have other good choices, which are abundant both here in Thailand and elsewhere, go with a different school. The course and it’s Manager were absolutely NOT WORTH either the time nor money spent to coming to Pattaya.

    Roger
    Participant
    5 May, 2011 at 7:22
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    Reply To: Text and Talk Academy, Pattaya Thailand

    Hey Garret,

    I’ve been on the Text and Talk course and it’s fantastic. I graduated and they got me a job immediately.
    Contact me if you want and I’ll tell you more.

    I have since looked at other TEFL schools in Pattaya and they are mostly average and have only been open a year or two.

    Roger

    diverse
    Participant
    9 September, 2011 at 4:51
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    Reply To: Text and Talk Academy, Pattaya Thailand

    I am still on the Text and Talk TEFL course and am loving it.

    The staff and the instructors cannot do enough for myself and my fellow candidates and there are great opportunities awaiting once I graduate.

    They do offer and deliver a comprehensive course with assistance in finding suitable (cheap) accommodation and pointing oneself in the right direction to find employment.

    They do not offer to find you a job as it is up to ones self to find employment.

    Other academies offer to give you a job immediately (calling it internship and job experience) This is a cheap trick to get your valuable services for a pittance.

    I am perfectly happy as are my fellow students with Text and Talk

    pauln_lambert
    Participant
    2 October, 2014 at 11:37
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    Reply To: Text and Talk Academy, Pattaya Thailand

    October 2, 2014 – The TEXT And TALK TEFL course is of very high quality and is now being taught in Pattaya at an excellent new school "SLS Training Centre" in South Pattaya near the intersection of Third Road and Pattaya Tai. Their website is http://www.slsthailand.com or you can email them on info@slsthailand.com. The previous providers of this course in Pattaya are no longer providing this course. You will not be sorry about choosing to do your course at SLS.

    Akbar
    Participant
    4 April, 2016 at 9:54
    • Total posts: 1

    Text & Talk is by far the most honest caring professional TEFL/TESL institute in Thailand with a very large number of good clients. Text and Talk kindly arranges work permits and all the other visa requirements and also pays teachers better than most schools making it a one stop heaven for English teachers.

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