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If you can speak English and have the desire to teach, begin your dream today… Make a difference teaching English around the world! This is a fun and rewarding experience that allows you to earn a living as a travelling teacher. You are NOT required to be a native English speaker, have prior teaching experience or a college degree to participate in the program.


The world is your classroom! In just 3 weeks you will be a qualified EFL/ESL teacher, prepared to begin your new adventure! The staff at Island TEFL will guide you through the process of becoming an effective, confident teacher of the English language. We don't place our trainees in an actual classroom until the 2nd week of the course, giving you lots of practice and assistance in the training centre before you "step onstage". By this time, you will be feeling very confident and secure in your abilities to deliver a fun, stimulating and effective lesson to your Thai students.

Our course is an intensive 3-week certificate TEFL course which will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to take your first steps towards a new and exciting career in EFL/ESL teaching. Your new qualification and internationally recognised TEFL certificate will enable you to travel, live and teach in exotic locations all around the globe.

Escape the rat race and explore!


3-week, 120-hour, internationally accredited, TEFL/TESOL course

Course materials folder, notepad and pens

8 hours of practical teaching experience covering young learners, adults and one-to-one levels, plus peer observations during the course

Your own uniquely numbered Island TEFL/TESOL certificate, recognized worldwide


Minimum 18 years of age

A native or fluent English speaker, with excellent skills in both spoken and written English

Able to produce work of a high standard

Possess an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables the course to be undertaken successfully. In excellent mental and physical health

Committed, presentable and reliable

No degree or previous teaching experience is required for the course

Why wait to start your new adventure in the world of TEFL?

Complete your Enrolment Application now to take the first step!


The 3-week, 120 hour, internationally accredited, TEFL/TESOL certification course has a very practical emphasis and deals primarily with the real skills and knowledge needed by teachers in the EFL/ESL classroom.

In just 3 weeks, you will graduate as a qualified TEFL teacher, equipped with the skills, knowledge and practical teaching experience necessary for you to start your new EFL/ESL career anywhere in the world!

Trainees on our courses receive observed teaching practice covering young learners, adult and one-to-one levels, and peer observation. These added features, are more than most other TEFL or TESOL courses offer.


The TEFL's certification course is conducted over a 3-week period, Monday to Friday of each week. Weekends are generally left open to travel, enjoy the many local attractions or just relax.


1. Teaching Techniques

This component of the TEFL course covers areas such as:
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom management
  • Approaches to language learning
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Teaching grammar
  • Reading and writing activities
  • Creative Writing activities
  • Pronunciation activities
  • Speaking and listening activities
  • Warmers and modelling
  • Controlled practice
  • Language in context
  • Textbook review and evaluation
  • Games and songs in the classroom
  • Classroom discipline
  • Teaching beginners
  • Teaching advanced students
  • Teaching adults
  • Teaching individual students (tutoring)
  • Teaching young learners
  • Teaching Business English
  • Correction techniques
  • Creating materials
  • EFL/ESL terminology
  • C.V. Design for your ESL/EFL Career
  • Interviewing Role playing

2. Language Awareness

Grammar – Covers parts of speech, simple sentence elements, phrases and clauses. Phonology – Covers phonetics, word stress and intonation, rhythm and intonation, sentence stress and intonation, connected speech, problems for EFL/ESL learners.

3. Teaching Practice & Observation

This is the most practical and fundamental aspect of any TEFL/TESOL course. Trainees conduct 6 observed teaching practices, covering young learners and adult students. One-to-one tutoring is also covered in the 4 week period. All teaching practices are conducted with local Thai students, which makes the experience authentic and rewarding.

Our fully qualified trainers will guide you through the process of planning, preparation, delivery and reflection, and will provide you with constructive feedback (both written and oral) on your performance.

4. Materials Project

All trainees must develop and submit two sets of self-produced teaching materials used during their teaching practices. The materials may include flashcards, class handouts or worksheets. Trainees are required to develop original materials. During the last week of the course, you will be asked to present your teaching materials, explain how they were used, how they could be improved, and how they might be used in another context.

5. Assignments

Trainees are required to complete two written assignments covering aspects of the TEFL course. Our schedule allows for individual study/preparation time, and our trainers are here to guide and assist.

A grammar/phonology/punctuation review will also need to be completed. This review is based on material covered during the course. Pre-course study in these areas is not a requirement, however, we strongly suggest that you "brush up" on basic English grammar before beginning the TEFL course. An easy-to-understand pre-course review will be sent to you prior to the start of the course. The internet is also an excellent, free resource for researching anything related to EFL/ESL teaching.

6. Business English for ESL/EFL.

English Camps Thailand provides Business ESL/EFL instruction for the numerous leading corporations, resorts and hotels throughout Thailand. The Business English for ESL/EFL component is so popular with our students we have also added a 40 hour certificate, supplemental course covering this topic. In the 3-Week, 120 hour TESOL/TEFL course you will learn about the theoretical and practical aspects required to design a tailor made, industry-specific course for individual companies or private students. This knowledge, along with our practical assistance and assignments, will equip you with the tools to teach Business English within the tourism as well as other industry sectors. This is the fastest growing and most lucrative market for ESL/EFL instruction. This course component is ideal for TESOL/TEFL teachers who wish to supplement their earnings with private students or those that choose to specialize within a business environment.


There is no final examination. Assessment is ongoing throughout the TEFL course and is based on the following areas:

  • Attendance
  • Completion of Assignments and Grammar/Phonology/Punctuation Reviews
  • Successful Completion of Teaching Practices
  • Completion of Teaching Materials Project
  • Completion of 1-1 Tutoring Project
  • Active Participation in Class and Work Groups
  • Professional Attitude, Preparedness and Behaviour
  • Trainees must obtain at least a 70% overall grade in order to pass.

Programme Investment Cost: $995 USD (approx.. 585 GBP) Excluding accommodation