TEFL Courses in Phuket – Reviewed

Introduction to TEFL Courses in Phuket

Map of Southern Thailand IslandsIf you somehow missed it, we recommend you do a TEFL course in Bangkok.

However, if you’ve got island fever, then Phuket is far and away the best island/beach location for a TEFL. Although much of Phuket is still unspoiled, it provides much of the first world comforts you’re used to; malls, cinemas, thriving bus system, etc.

Best TEFL in Phuket

ITTT TEFL Phuket ReviewsITTT TEFL in Phuket

They are a reputable company who have been in the business for 10+ years. You can be sure that you’ll get the support you need and a quality education.

Course Price

$1490 (4-week, 120-hour course)

Accommodations

Review of ITTT Phuket AccommodationsARE NOT INCLUDED in the price. Unfortunately, they are a little shady/unclear about their accommodations. In any case, they say their accommodations start at 3000 baht ($100 USD). They don’t tell you how many nights that is for. They don’t show you pictures. They don’t say what the 3000 baht includes. They tell you to pay the $500 course deposit, and THEN they will send you the information. Personally, that puts me off.

Course Dates

Course Calendar for ITTT TEFL Phuket

Other Details

Course Location: Phuket Town. Which is about the center of the island. Not near the beach.

Airport transportation: NOT mentioned.

 

Map of TEFL Courses in PhuketOther TEFL Phuket Courses Reviewed

We would avoid these three below, but the choice is yours. They are marketers first, TEFL’ers second (if at all). Do NOT trust a course that is less than 4 weeks, unless it includes an online TEFL component.

Most of them are not accredited and hire inexperienced and untrained trainers without the proper credentials. They throw all sorts of stuff at the wall to see what tricks you into purchasing their product. Go with the company that is MOST transparent.

Island TEFL Phuket

Course Prices

3-week Course: $995 USD; 4-week Course: $1,490 USD

Island TEFL Phuket ReviewsAvoid the 3-week course entirely. It says it’s 120-hours, but that’s impossible. Standard practice is that a 4-week course is 120 hours (30 hours/week). Also, it does NOT include teaching practice. Teaching practice is a standard part of any accredited 120-hour TEFL course. If you’re going with Island TEFL, do the 4-week course. They say it’s 150-hours, but this is really a 120-hour course (4 weeks times 30 hours/per week = 120 hours). It includes teaching practice.

Accommodations

Cost of Accommodations Island TEFL Phuket15,000 baht ($500 USD) They look good, but not great. The price is reasonable, not great. It includes water, wifi, electricity and aircon.

Near the training center and near the beach. Only 5 are available, and they offer assistance finding something else nearby if it’s full. You will have your own bedroom, but you will be SHARING a bungalow.

Course Dates

Island TEFL Phuket Course Caldendar*NOTE: the days in Package B are in addition to the days in Package A. If you use Island TEFL, do NOT do Package A. It’s worthless.

Other Details

Course Location: Naiharn Villa14/29 MOO 1 Wiset Road, Naiharn Beach, Rawai, Phuket, 83100 Thailand

Airport transportation: NOT mentioned.

TEFL Campus Phuket

Course PriceTEFL Campus Phuket Reviews

$1,690, or $1,440 if you book 12 weeks in advance and pay all at once.

Accommodations

$160-$360/month. They have 5 options to choose from.

Course Dates

TEFL Campus Phuket Course Calendar

Other Details

Course Location: Naiharn Villa14/29 MOO 1 Wiset Road, Naiharn Beach, Rawai, Phuket, 83100 Thailand

Airport transportation: NOT mentioned.

TEFL Plus Phuket ReviewsTEFL Plus Phuket

Course Price

42,000 baht (or $1400 USD). Does not include accommodations.

Accommodations

TEFL Plus Phuket AccommodationsWhy does a simple GUESTHOUSE cost $600-$800 USD/month? Yes, you pay more because you are only staying 1 month, but a simple guesthouse should be less than $400/month. This makes us think 1 of 2 things; 1. either they are trying to bleed you of your money or 2. they are lazy/incapable of finding more affordable accommodations. Which begs the question, if they are lazy/incapable of finding reasonably priced accommodations, how are they going to help you find a TEFL job in Phuket? :/

Course Dates

TEFL Plus Phuket Course Calendar

Other Details

1 Week TEFL in Phuket AccommodationsCourse Location: 5/11-12 Had Patong Road ตำบล ป่าตอง Kathu ภูเก็ต 83150, Thailand

Airport Transportation: Available. 800-1200 baht.

*** They also offer a 1-week TEFL for 17,500 baht ($550 USD). If this included an online TEFL component, that would be good, but it doesn’t. You should be HIGHLY skeptical of any organization offering a 1-week TEFL without an online component. Also, their accommodations are priced HIGHER for this 1 week course (6 nights) than for the 4-week course (29 nights). What da Dr. Funkenstein!?!

 

Summary of TEFL in Phuket

TEFL Phuket OrganizationGo with a TEFL in Bangkok. Even if you end up teaching in Phuket, it’s extremely likely that you’ll have to be in Bangkok to undergo the hiring process anyway. So why make all that extra work?

If you’re dead-set on getting a TEFL in Phuket, go with ITTT in Phuket. The rest of the competition is too unknown and/or untrustworthy.

 

 

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