I'm doing some researches for a TEFL class next month, so far I've selected AUA, TEFL Thailand and TEFL institute in Silom.
Did anyone attend one of those classes?
Are they all trustworthy?
I did mine at The TEFL Institute, in Silom, five years ago.
I have no complaints, Lot's of practical experience, and helpful feedback from the instructors. The course stood me in good stead for when I started teaching.
It wasn't me............I wasn't even there.
If AUA is offering the SIT, that would get my vote. The SIT is the "other" cert, along with the RSA and Trinity, and seems to have "brand name recognition."
I see that the Silom TEFL is now blessed by the MOE. I met at least one AUA teacher who got her cert there, though Milton and not Nic was running it way back then.
Thank you for bringing up TEFL Thailand. They have a part time course and are right where I live. I've interviewed at two other centers; now I'm going to visit a third.
I have applied for the SIT TESOL course in AUA, but they will probably not give a session for November if they don't find enough students.
So I'm thinking about a plan B, there is Text and Talk (but it's pretty far from my place), or TEFLTHAI in Silom, or Chichester.
What do you think about those three courses?
why are you taking a TESOL course?
Because as non native English speaker, it's difficult to find schools (good schools) willing to hire me.
I'm currently working for an agency and the conditions are pretty bad (class of 40 students without assistance, no working permit, health insurance).
If I plan to move in another country in asia (Vietnam, korea, Japan,etc.), the TEFL will be recognized as well there.
I basically see the TEFL as a key to open more doors.
I'm planning to take the examen next year but I want to pass the TEFL first because almost all the schools require a BA AND a TEFL.
You need the TOEIC and a degree for a visa/WP. The TEFL / TESOL course means nothing insofar as the visa/WP are concerned.
TOEIC and degree put all the private schools, public schools and any number of language academies on the table.
NOT having a TOEIC leaves you working for dodgy agencies.
The TOEIC is easy, takes 3 hours and costs 1500 THB. The test center is on Asoke (BB Building). You only need the listening/reading test.