Finding its origins as a fishing village of long ago, the Pattaya of today has only fishing piers serving as the echo of its past. Today, Pattaya is a vibrant, color-streaked city spotted with various attractions - shops, restaurants, theaters. Drawing tourists and natives alike, this particular city beckons to visitors with its easily-accessible sparkling beaches, catering resorts, outstanding cuisine, and other leisure activities. Locate approximately two (2) hours from the massively-sprawling city of Bangkok, Pattaya is currently joining in Global Crossroad's ideal destinations for participants looking to add some international mileage to their resume' by joining in their world-renowned, academically-respected TEFL-Certification programs.
Global Crossroad's affiliate TEFL school is located on South Pattaya Road , Pattaya, Chonburi. If you'd like all the conveniences of a big city in a compact, fun area, Pattaya is the place to be. Within easy walking distance in any direction from the school are incredibly inexpensive internet caf é s and innumerable food shops offering mouthwatering Thai cuisine at ridiculously low prices.
Two TEFL Programs in Pattaya
- TEFL Certification (6 weeks)
- TEFL Advanced Skills Diploma Course (Conducted over 16-weeks on Sundays only)
(6-week) TEFL Certification trains and develops participants' skills and confidence to teach conversational English as a foreign or second language to natives of non-English speaking countries, and offers the unique advantage of allowing graduates to discover, in advance, what learning problems their students have and what to do about them, regardless of where in the world they are teaching. This class's emphasis is on conducting successful, competent communication within classes. In addition, this course qualifies successful participants to teach writing and reading courses at any level to anyone, anywhere in the world.
4 or 6-week TEFL certification course fee: US$1650 (+$45 for insurance)
6-Weeks TEFL Certification Course
- 6 October - 14 November, 2008
- 24 November - 23 December, 2008
- 6 January - 17 February, 2009
26 January - 5 March, 2009
16 March - 30 April, 2009
11 May - 19 June, 2009
29 June - 6 August, 2009
17 August - 24 September, 2009
5 October - 13 November, 2009
- 23 November - 23 December, 2009
Course fee: US$1650 (+$45 for insurance)
Program fee does not cover:
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Food/Housing Accommodations
- Personal Expenses
- International Flights
- Visa, Immunization, Insurance.
(Note: free assistance will be given for acquiring a long-term visa!)
With advanced notice, the Global Crossroad-affiliate school can reserve excellent housing accommodations for participants. Most accommodations are available within a 5 minutes' walk of the TEFL school. Many accommodations run up to 4,300 baht ( less than £50/ $100 ) per month. Participants are provided with a large one-bedroom, air-conditioned apartment which is fully furnished with large bed, dresser, table, chairs, refrigerator and telephone, as well as a cable television connection. A 5,000 baht ( about £60/ $115 ) security deposit is charged upon arrival and is refunded (fully/partially) when departing.
Native English-speakers are in great demand in Thailand . Many private schools, colleges, universities, and private business are looking for qualified TEFL teachers. Should participants decide to remain in Thailand , our coordinators' local knowledge and contacts will prove very useful - having connections throughout the country (primarily within private schools). English-teachers can expect salaries ranging from $800-$1000/month.
Generally speaking, our TEFL graduates seldom (if ever) encounter any problems finding employment in Thailand . With a well-written resume/CV, and a little effort on your part, 99% of TEFL participants are offered a job within 0 to 30 days of the successful commencement of their certification course. For more information on these positions, please visit: http://www.globalcrossroad.com/paid_teaching/thailand/.
Whether enrolled in our online TEFL course or one of our numerous abroad courses (in 12 destinations worldwide), Global Crossroad can guarantee paid, English-teaching positions in China for native English-speakers. Over the last five (5) years, Global Crossroad has sent hundreds of native English-speakers to China (since 2003, sending nearly 1000 teachers to China). As an English-teacher in China, you not only receive free living accommodations, meals, and competitive monthly salaries, but also a number of benefits. For more information on these abroad English-teaching programs, please visit: http://www.globalcrossroad.com/teach_in_china.php.
Thailand 's TEFL courses are recognized by the Middlesex University of England as well as the Thailand Ministry of Education - meeting Thailand 's exact standards, thus improving the chances of those receiving their TEFL certification in Thailand to be offered an English-teaching position in Thailand .
Global Crossroad is a leader in volunteer/intern abroad programs - sending nearly 150 volunteers to Thailand each year. Global Crossroad provides $300 discount for successful TEFL participants, should they decide to join Global Crossroad's Thailand volunteer program.
Fees do not cover internal/domestic transportation from location/site of TEFL course to volunteer projects.