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  • joko
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    14 April, 2006 at 10:13
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    I’m totally new to TEFL and I want to teach in Thailand. I’ve been researching TEFL courses and have found a lot in Thailand, and obviously also a lot in the UK. What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking a course in the country where you want to teach, as opposed to my home country (the UK)? Will it be easier to find work in Thailand if I take the course there?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Joko

    hertie
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    23 April, 2006 at 14:57
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    Hi Joko

    If you’re thinking of taking a CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL, then it really doesn’t make a difference where you take the course, as the qualification will be recognised worldwide. The thing you have to bear in mind is the cost, both of the course and of accommodation – look carefully at the different schools which offer courses in Thailand to see if they offer an accommodation package with the course.

    One advantage I could see to taking a course in Thailand would be that the school would probably be able to help you find a job afterwards – they will have a network of contacts that a school in the UK may not have. You’ll also get a chance to make sure that Thailand really is for you!

    Good luck – Thailand’s a fantastic place to teach – if you want any more advice about working there, just send me a PM.

    katherine
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    23 February, 2007 at 10:38
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    Joko

    I’m not sure if you’re still thinking of Thailand – I notice your post was last April so I guess you may be qualified and teaching by now. But if you’re still thinking of Thailand, bear in mind that the TEFL situation there is in a bit of upheaval – noone seems quite sure what’s required to get a work permit as a teacher.

    If you do decide to take a course there, with a view to working in a school afterwards, make sure the provider of the course is accredited with the Thai Minsitry of Education – this seems to be what is required at the moent… correct me anyone if I’m wrong, please!

    Katherine

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