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TEFL / ESL Qualification for Teaching English in Thailand

In Thailand a TEFL certificate is now necessary even if you already have a degree. TEFL course will give you a lot more confidence standing in front of a group of people and it will you give you an insight into teaching methodology but it will not turn you into a teacher. In the current scenario therefore, the basic qualification for teaching English is an undergraduate degree in any subject, plus a TESL / TEFL / TESOL certificate. There are numerous organisations that issue certificates which vary widely in acceptance. In the parts of the world influenced by Britain (the Commonwealth and the European Union), the two most commonly recognized certificates are the UCLES CELTA and the Trinity CertTESOL. Some universities issue TEFL certificates as part of their undergraduate program. The typical United States qualification is a pre-service MA TESOL, although many shorter certificates exist.



  • My experience was amazing, challenging, fulfilling and rewarding in every way. I am so happy I took the course with ACT. I believe I have met people I will continue to travel and experience new things with, and I am so excited to start teaching and begin impacting lives!

    lisa ruderman - Placed in Kasintorn St Peter, Nonthaburi

  • TEFL TestimonialsI heard great things about this TESOL course from 4 different people who went through it last year. I have always wanted to travel and teach, so this program was perfect for me.

    Avery Anderson -Placed in Plengprasit sailom school-BKK

  • TEFL TestimonialsAfter looking at other programs in Thailand, I found ACT was offering the lowest price. Also, Kiersten and I came together and her friends had previously done the ACT program and they had nothing but good things to say about the program.

    Blaine Sheldon -Placed in Rajprachasamasai School Under The Royal Patronage Of His Majesty The King-Samutprakarn

  • TEFL TestimonialsThe ACT program seemed to be a great way to receive hands on training. It was a great learning experience. Sangeeta and Pak did a great job throughout and I was continually impressed with them and how professional the company was.

    Peter Gorgui -Placed in Kehabangpli School-Samutprakarn

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