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Thailand - Bangkok
By:AYC ACA TESOL School <gettesol@aycthailand.com>

** Why Thailand?

- Are you bored of your current job?
- Do you want a career break?
- Did you lose your job in current economic crisis and struggling to find a new one?
- Want to do something special and beneficial in your gap year and earn money?
- Currently working in Thailand and want better qualification to get a higher salary or better job?

So, For an unforgettable experience,come and teach in beautiful Thailand With its beaches, tranquility, rich and diversified culture it will open new horizons for you and will provide insight to living and working abroad. Semester one starts in May so sign up now for our next TESOL courses coming this March.

The Kingdom of Thailand is known as the Land of smiles, fine silk and golden Buddha. Thailand is situated in the heart of Southeast Asia with Bangkok as the capital city. It shares borders with Cambodia to the east, Laos to the northeast, Myanmar to the west, and Malaysia to the south. Thailand is as the gateway of Southeast Asia, draws more visitors than any other country as is Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized by a European power. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including striking temples. The country is also well known for its appetizing food and the people are renowned for their friendly manner.

The official language, spoken by almost 100 percent of the population, is Thai. Chinese and Malay are also spoken in some areas, while local dialects are common in rural communities. English is widely spoken in Bangkok and other major metropolitan areas.

In order to raise the quality of foreign teachers in Thailand, The Ministry of Education has set TESOL as a requirement for legalization and certification for teacher in Thailand. In order to teach in Thailand, it is required that you receive the Teacher’s Certificate issued by the Teachers’ Council of Thailand. To meet the new requirements of the Ministry Of Education and to help raise the quality of teachers in Thailand, AYC has recently opened a TESOL Training School in a prime area of Central Bangkok.

It’s extremely important that your certification is accredited. Without accreditation, the certificate is not worth the paper it is printed on. This course has been accredited by the leading UK accreditors; QCA, QAA, and ODLQC. Additionally, our TESOL course is done in partnership with “American Cultural Association” (www.americanculturalassociation.com). INTESOL has been delivering TESOL courses for more than 17 years, and has branches around the world. The American Cultural Association is the world’s largest language school network. Since we have these accreditations and partnerships, the AYC TESOL course will give you more opportunity for employment and enable you to negotiate a higher salary. After one year you will have earned back the money you invested in your TESOL course. For successful graduates of our TESOL course, we are able to offer placement in our ELEP (English Learning Experience Program). Currently, there are 120 foreign teachers in more than 50 schools. Due to our increased success and high standard of quality, next year we are expanding our team to around 250 teachers for placement in 80 schools. You can join our team of teachers without wasting time and money looking for a job.

** Course Syllabus:

AYC TESOL is a 120 hour full time in class program accordance with the Thailand Ministry of Education's regulations for being a legal teacher in Thailnad. In addition, only 120 hour in class TESOL Courses are recognized in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and most other countries around the world as a valid teaching certificate.
The course will be:

o 120 hours of in class teacher preparation. Some of the topics are classroom management techniques, grammer review, lesson planning,

o 10-hours of teaching practice, with actual ESL students and with classmate.

** Application Requirements:

o High School Diploma.

o Ability to speak, write and read English efficiently enough to interact with your course.

o Availability for the duration of cours.(around 5 weeks including practice).

o Eagerness to learn, a desire for teaching as a profession and to willingness to contribute to the society would be an advantage.

** Course Timeline 2010/2011:

22nd of March - 16th of April.

19th of April - 7th of May.

10th of May - 4th of June.

7th of June - 2nd of July

5th of July - 30th of July

2nd of August - 27th of August

30th of August - 24th of September

4th of October - 29th of October

1st of November - 26th of December

** How to Enroll?
To enroll in our TESOL Course, contact with:


: Manager

: AYC TESOL Course

: gettesol@aycthailand.com : +66 (0) 8 91 357 356

** Fees and payment:

USD 899 Due to our extensive relationships and contacts in Bangkok as well as our ongoing commitment to provide quality Foreign Native Speakers to assist in raising the standards of spoken English throughout Thailand, we are in a unique position to offer our course, at a central Bangkok location, using highly qualified teachers and superior curriculum at a substantial discount.

USD 1050 for AYC Teach in Thailand Program with job guarantee for Philippines citizen.

*Applicants are required to pay the half of the amount upon enrollment and the other half 15 days after the start date of the course.

** Visa Issues:

AYC will provide Education or Non Immigrant B Visa for the applicants.
For the applicants coming from abroad,we will send all the documents necessary to support your visa application directly to you so that you can apply for a visa before entering Thailand. To do this applicants will need to inform us of their address, telephone and the city of the nearest Thai Consulate.
For the applicants who are already in Thailand, we will provide all the documents for necessary to support your visa-application,from our office and applicants will need to go to the Thai Consulates in Vientiane Laos, or Penang Malaysia, to apply for an Education or Non Immigrant B Visa for Thailand.

All the visa costs and related expenses for your visa trip need to be paid by the applicant.

** Job Opportunities:

As we are currently working with 50 schools all over Thailand and we are doubling our schools for 2010/2011 academic year to around 80 schools, we have an intensive network of schools to fit our successful graduates. AYC will try to help the graduates who do not meet the requirements stated below through our “Job Assistance Center”.

This year AYC requirements for employment are:

o Bachelor Degree in any field.

o Age between 21 to 50. (due to retirement age in Thailand)

o Intention to work as a teacher and abide the rules of the school.

o Native English Speaker.

o Philippines citizens succesfully finished AYC Teach in Thailand Program.

** Teach in Thailand with AYC:

* 1000 - 1200 USD salary a month (accommodation and transportation allowance included in the salary)

* 14,000-20,000 Baht for Philippines citizens.

* The salaries will be based on the qualifications and experience.

* Legal issues – Work permit will be provided by AYC.

* AYC will provide assistance with any curriculum requirements and teaching hours will not exceed a maximum of 24 hours per week.

- AYC will assist you in finding accommodation.

- Teachers will be relocated to their new positions in our van with the assistance of our staff.

- Visa and work permit will be provided by AYC. If the teachers are coming from abroad, AYC will send neccessary support documents required to receive a Non Immigrant B Visa from Thai Embassy or consulates in their home countries.

* Documentation needed for your application:

* 1 - CV/Resume. (Microsoft Office Doc or Adobe PDF format)

2 - Copy of your highest level of academic degree/diploma/certificate/or college transcript.

3 - A photocopy of the front page of your valid passport.

4 - Recent color Photo.

5 - Letter of Recommendation/or Release Letter from your previous school.

6 - Any other relevant information you think might help your application.

* We serve 95% percent to the Government schools in Thailand consisting of poor to middle class children and our priority is to serve impoverished people. Our academic year in Thailand starts in May and the second semester starts in November. Semester breaks are in October and April. So if you would like to apply for a teaching job in Thailand, please consider these dates.

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