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SEE TEFL: Internationally-Recognized TEFL Training Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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SEE TEFL: Internationally-Recognized TEFL Training Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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A wonderful experience

I completed the TEFL Certification with John and Ying at SEE TEFL in October of 2016. I would highly recommend this Program located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The course was run exceptionally well by two people who know Chiang Mai incredibly well.

Before I even began the course, John was helpful in answering all questions I had the program. Once I signed up to take the course, John was even more helpful in providing Visa information, as well an education document that allowed me to get a longer Visa for my stay. They also provide a couple of great options for long term stays close to the School.

The whole staff and team at SEE TEFL made me feel like I was instantly part of a family. John, Ying, and the entire staff do a wonderful job of helping you acclimate to the culture of Thailand. They provide a Cultural Day, taking you through the city and to a Thai temple. It was a wonderful experience. They even include a few culture and language classes during the course. The whole class meets up the first week after class to bond and get acclimated to the city.

The course itself is very well run. The course is a 120 hour TEFL Certification with 6 Observed Teaching Practices. Our class consisted of 20 students. That is the maximum number of students allowed in the course per month. Our instructors were very intelligent and taught the proper classroom teaching systems. They also gave us good lessons on English Grammar and provided in-depth training on classroom management. They provided us with detailed instruction on the best teaching practices and also provided us with great resources on how to create the appropriate lesson plans. Throughout the entire process, the entire staff is accessible to help with lesson planning and any other issues that may come up. They truly look after you and want you to do well.

My favorite part of the Certification Process with SEE TEFL is the 6 observable teaching practices. SEE TEFL sets up 6 different schools for the teachers to come and give in class lessons. We get a good variety of age groups, from kindergarten all the way up to one on one lesson with young adults. These are all observed by the SEE staff and we received graded and detailed feedback as a group and then individually in smaller groups. This gave us great practice for going out and teaching. On the last day of class, they offer good guides for getting employment in Chiang Mai, including help with building a resume.

This was a wonderful experience. It was also one of the better-priced options I could find anywhere. Chiang Mai is also an amazing place to live! I decided to teach in Vietnam upon completion of the course and I felt confident and well trained beginning my job in Ha Noi. You will have no regrets with this wonderful program and the amazing humans working at SEE TEFL.

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Well organized and professional TEFL experience.

Having an in-class TEFL certification experience is probably the best choice for anyone going abroad. The instruction at SEETEFL is second to none and they are extremely supportive with any help that you may need after you receive your certificate. Thanks guys,
Benjamin

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Learning to teach English in Thailand

I received my TEFL certificate in the summer of 2012.

It was my first time to travel overseas with the intention of staying and working there, and SEE TEFL really helped with that transition. The coursework was challenging, but not overwhelming, and the atmosphere of the program led to our entire class becoming good friends with one another. When we weren't studying together, we were often hanging out in the evenings or weekends, experiencing the city. One of my favorite aspects of the program is that we were expected to develop and teach lessons to classes of various ages. I taught to a kindergarten class (and confirmed that this was probably not for me), as well as some older elementary and middle school students.

As for job placement, everyone in my class did in fact quickly find a job, and SEE TEFL was very helpful with finding job placements in Chiang Mai. Since I chose to go to Bangkok, they weren't as helpful with my job search, but it wasn't difficult to find opportunities on my own. If you plan to stay in Thailand (especially Chiang Mai, which in retrospect I wish I had), SEE TEFL is an ideal program, since they provide some Thai culture and language lessons, and it's a great way to build some strong friendships in your new home.

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You get more than just a certificate!

I did my SEETEFL last year in April, It was different to what I had expected it to be but different in a good way. While I had anticipated that getting the TEFL qualification would require putting my head down and focusing on getting the work done,though this was the case, with SEETEFL I felt able to do this while also still making the most of my surroundings. Much of this was due to the team of super supportive members who were always available to give a helping hand whether it was with the academic side of things or just advice on where to get the best pad Thai in town. Honestly felt taken care of from the beginning to the end of my placement. Would highly recommend it especially if like me it was your first time out in Thailand!

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Excellent TEFL Course and Location

I took this TEFL course during the month of August 2015. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to take my TEFL course somewhere in Thailand and it was just a matter of selecting a company. After reading different TEFL courses in a similar price range, it became clear to me that SEE TEFL was the right choice. This company had lots of positive feedback, a very professionally laid out website, and Chiang Mai seemed like a nice place to spend a month. Before I signed up for the course, I was in with SEE TEFL staff who I all found to be friendly and helpful.

The course itself is very organized and you are given details it and your coursework before you even arrive. The teaching methods and materials used are varied throughout the day, which keeps the class interesting. I signed up for this class with zero previous classroom teaching experience, but the staff trained our presentation abilities as the class went on with tasks that involved teaching in front of our classmates. I learned a lot lesson preparation, classroom management, effective presentations, and essential grammar. There were also other fun activities to break up the day including Thai language lessons and a Thai cultural awareness day. When it came time to complete classroom teaching practices, I was confident that I could teach a class in a fun and controlled manner. The SEE TEFL staff were very supportive and gave me detailed feedback each of my lessons that helped me improve myself along the way. The improvement in my teaching ability between my first and final class was huge, and now I am confident that I can make lesson plans and teach a class of any age. The course gave me the necessary tools to complete demo lessons with ease, and I now have no trouble answering teaching-specific questions for interviews.
This course is by no means easy, and you will find yourself busy with teaching preparations after the first week. However, everybody works together to support each other and make it a fun experience along the way. I still keep in with some of my classmates. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, I highly recommend choosing this for your TEFL course.

My final recommendation is that if this will be your first time in Thailand, if possible come at least a few weeks before your course start date because there are many fun and new things to do in Chiang Mai. Also be sure to check out the restaurant across from Sakorn Residence on your lunch break!

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Great TEFL course in Chiang Mai

I took the TEFL course at SEE in January 2015. Even before i started the course or planned my trip to Chiang Mai, John the Director of the course, helped me with any queries i had and put my mind at ease. When i began the course, all the staff were super friendly and always there to support us. The course prepares you for all aspects of teaching in Thailand (or elsewhere abroad) from lesson plans to classroom management and observed lessons. The cultural day is an added bonus and helps give you an insight into Thai culture and lifestyle. Even after i completed my TEFL course, the staff at SEE were there to support myself and fellow graduates in finding work. I now work in the wonderful city of Chiang Mai, teaching kindergarten at a great school....all thanks to SEE!

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Much more than a training course

The experience at SEE TEFL does not end when you receive your certificate. Not only does SEE TEFL offer an effective and precise training program, but they continue to offer assistance and resources after your completion of the course. John is very knowledgeable in many matters here in Thailand and very punctual in responding to questions - he was 100% of my support network when I first arrived in Thailand. Ying is a very smart and efficient lady who coordinates so many different people and factors that it's mind boggling. The rest of the staff are very helpful and capable in taking care of things ranging from teaching Thai, setting up bank accounts, offering advice the Chiang Mai area, and more!

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Amazing experience

I completed the SEE TEFL program in January 2014. Without this program, I never would have had the skills necessary to be a teacher in Thailand. Not only did we learn how to operate in a classroom, but we also learned Thai culture and traditions that helped us to become better integrated into Thai society. I moved to Krabi to find work, and schools in the South were still very aware of SEE's reputation, which helped me to quickly get a job. I highly recommend this course!

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great time in beautiful chiang mai

I have great memories of time on the SEE TEFL course in Chiang Mai.
John and Ling created a great atmosphere that felt very team orientated and conducive to idea sharing and mutual support between fellow students.
The course itself felt comprehensive and with focus many different aspects of teaching. It included practical experience teaching students on a one-on-one basis and analyzing students' work for grammar and vocabulary problems as well as the more traditional observed teaching practices.
The lessons on Thai culture and language were also great fun and were a great help making me feel more comfortable and at ease in a new country.
I highly recommend this course to anyone interested!

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An excellent experience

SEE TEFL is a wonderful course, expertly run by professional, interesting teachers and administration. I had simply picked them from the web site, wanting to spend some time in Chiang Mai while getting my teaching certificate. What a great choice that turned out to be! The level of dedication and the interesting and enjoyable nature of the classroom time and coursework made it one of the best educational experiences I've had.