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Can anyone teach English?

The path to becoming an English teacher isn’t difficult or long. Most important, is that you enjoy and have the patience to teach; this will give you confidence and control of the classroom.

English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers are auxiliary to the education process, focusing on listening comprehension and speech; there is no need for a full English linguist education degree. All candidates over 20 years old are welcome to the Seu TESOL Total Immersion course.  

Total Immersion TESOL/TEFL compared to online alternatives.

The internationally recognized TEFL or TESOL certification is your opportunity to study up on some of the theories and strategies to be the best foreign English teacher your future employer and students will have ever experienced.

We suggest you avoid cutting corners with an online TESOL/TEFL course that excludes teaching practice. These programs may be cheaper, quicker, and more convenient. However, our Total Immersion course is your chance to get in front of a classroom and show, both your students and most of all yourself, what you’ve got on offer. Importantly, in-classroom practice initiates you in some cultural differences you will ultimately be facing.

Recruiters always prefer to see evidence of in-classroom training and experience. They know that teaching is not something you can learn online or during a weekend seminar. Our experience shows the best-paid jobs go to those who took the trouble to invest time and money for their training.

This said, Online TESOL/TEFL courses can be considered by those who already have teaching experience, or only intend to do some volunteer teaching for a semester.


Our Total Immersion Seu TESOL course.

Seu TESOL Training Centre in Chiang Mai is sponsored and financed by a major private Thai school, motivated to improve their English teaching quality. We have partnered with Language Training Institute (LTi), the first organisation to develop an Australian Government accredited Certificate IV in TESOL. Seu TESOL is working directly with LTi to arrange for the delivery of the Courses in Chiang Mai. Students will be directly enrolled with LTi and Seu TESOL will facilitate this process. LTi is responsible for the delivery of the Course and the issuing of Certificates which state that the Course is recognised by the Australian Government education authorities.

LTi publishes a full suite of TESOL Training resources that are used by over 20 different national and international training organizations. LTi regularly undertakes external audits to ensure its partners meet the Australian Quality Training Framework Standards.


Our commitment is to train you for the classroom.

We are committed to providing you with a quality, but friendly and comfortable study environment in Thai stress-free style at an affordable cost.


Our Total Immersion courses are designed to fast-track people into teaching English as a second language, with instruction in pedagogical methodology, phonology, grammar tuition, and language awareness. In most countries, you will be expected to hold a Bachelor degree and have a recognized TESOL/TEFL certificate to qualify as an English teacher. With this, you can find yourself teaching soon.




With us you will:

Be backed by a course that fully prepares and equips you to confidently enter classrooms all around the world to teach the English Language.

Specifically, we offer:

● Nominal Study Hours: 580 – 650 hours. Our courses are accredited qualifications endorsed by the Australian government.
● Observe and work with an experienced ESL teacher.
● A mix of theory and practical training on how to teach English to speakers of other languages.
● Get hands-on experience of putting the knowledge learned into practice in real-life - preparing a teaching plan and teaching at least 6 hours in a Thai school environment under ESL teacher supervision. Besides, you have the opportunity for an additional 6 hours teaching component on your own.
● Get experience that you can put on your resume.
● Get an internationally recognized certificate ( Cert IV ); this requires graduates to complete a minimum of 12 hours of authentic practical placement with Thai students.

Specific items you will be trained in to achieve the 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL.

● Analyse the relationship between culture and learning
● Understand English language and communication
● Gain knowledge of the genre-based approach to teaching English
● Plan lessons and classroom management strategies
● Understand and teach grammar, spelling and pronunciation
● Teach others to speak, listen, read and write English
● Evaluate English ability
● Create, collect and collate teaching resources
● 12 hours of Practical Placement
● Complete 1 elective unit as described below

Core Units

To be awarded the full 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL and be fully equipped to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages, you will complete all of the following units:

All of the below units are to be completed:

TESCIE001 - Create a culturally inclusive learning environment
TESGAE001 - Use the genre approach to teach English
TESTEG001 - Teach English grammar
TESTSP001 - Teach spelling and pronunciation
TESTSE001 - Teach speaking
TESTLE001 - Teach listening
TESTRE001 - Teach reading
TESTWE001 - Teach writing
TESDRF001 - Develop resource files

Elective Units

Certificate IV in TESOL students also complete one (1) of the following elective units:
TESECL001 - Teach ESL to early childhood learners
TESPSL001 - Teach ESL to primary school-aged learners
TESTAL001 - Teach ESL to teenage learners
TESMAD001 - Use music, art and drama in TESOL
TESTEC001 - Use technology to assist ESL learning
TESWWV001 - Work with volunteers in ESL contexts
TESCBC001 - Establish community-based English classes

Please note: Seu TESOL may only offer a limited number of elective units. Students will be advised on a course by course basis what electives are available for their course.

Our Practical Placement Program

Seu TESOL, our training centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand is sponsored and financed by a major Chiang Mai based private Thai school educating over 2,500 students from early years to high school level (grade 12) since 1990.

You will be able to take part in a practical teaching experience where you observe experienced trainers teaching English to speakers of other languages. You can then plan and deliver your ESL lessons as part of our Total Immersion course. This will allow you to demonstrate that you have acquired the skills required to put the theory of the course into practice.

Your teaching will be observed by our TESOL trainer Zainal Ali, who has been teaching English since 2004 and is experienced in teaching at a top twenty rated universities in China and language schools in Japan, and in Thailand. He also taught in language schools in Brisbane, Australia for seven years. In early 2017 he took up a position as an Academic English instructor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane where he is still employed. He travelled extensively and taught students from over 40 countries making him a valuable expert in cross-cultural teaching and affairs.

Besides having to prepare high quality classes, our trainer will observe your actions in the classroom, starting from your dialogues with the ESL students, giving feedback, support to help develop your teaching ability and correction to giving effective instructions in the classroom. At the end of the course, we want you to feel confident in your ability to teach when you enter an ESL classroom.

During your practical placement, you will get to:
● Observe teaching strategies and techniques
● Gather lots of ideas for your lessons
● Know the ESL students that you will be teaching and get an idea of their current English proficiency levels and their needs
● Test what delivery style works best for you and the ESL students you teach
● Apply what you learn in the course to real-life situations  

Entry Requirements

All native or near-native English speakers aged over 20 years old are welcome to our course. To enrol in the course there is no previous teaching experience or qualifications required. All you need is a sound level of English ability.

To be accepted for the Total Immersion Seu TESOL courses, you need to provide evidence of a sound level of ability in written and spoken English. One of the below examples of evidence of English proficiency must be provided before enrollment in the course. Our Admissions Team will then assess if you meet the course entry requirements based on the evidence provided.

Evidence of English proficiency examples include:
▪ Secondary School transcripts showing a pass level or higher after secondary school (Year 12) or a very high level after junior secondary school (Year 10)
▪ Enrollment in other courses of study requiring an equivalent or above level of English ability (for example a University Bachelor Degree)
▪ A result from an endorsed test of English proficiency (with an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent for 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL entry)

If you are unable to provide evidence of English proficiency, please contact us to discuss what options are available. You may be asked to complete an entry test or participate in an interview over the phone or face to face.

If your evidence of English proficiency is an endorsed test, then 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) entrants should have an English proficiency notionally equivalent to a minimum IELTS score of 5.5.

Other proficiency tests and associated scores that would indicate equivalent English proficiency may include, but not be limited to:
● PTE Academic: 46
● TOEIC: 700
● TOEFL (paper): 525
● TOEFL (CBT): 196
● TOEFL(IBT): 69-70
● Cambridge Exams: FCE
● CEF: B2
● ISLPR: 3
 

Seu TESOL Course Package Description.

Total Immersion Course Package
Our Total Immersion Course includes:
● Four weeks in-class TESOL/TEFL course instruction accredited qualifications endorsed by the Australian government.
● Hands-on experience of putting the knowledge learned into practice in real-life. First, you will observe 6 hourly classes, then you develop a teaching plan and teach 6 hourly classes yourself in a Thai school environment under ESL teacher supervision.
● Offers the opportunity for an additional 6 hours teaching component on your own.

Practical Placement Package for people following TESOL/TEFL online courses. (Plan as of October 2019)
We plan setting up our Practical Placement Package for student teachers who follow an online LTi course and are looking for an ESL classroom teaching practicum. The main objective is to provide students with hands-on teaching experience to develop their skills and to enrich their professional wisdom. It is not enough to read about teaching or to observe others teach.

Under the guidance of a highly trained and experienced ESL practitioner. Our TESOL trainer Zainal Ali, who has been teaching English since 2004 and is experienced in teaching at a top twenty rated universities in China and language schools in Japan, and in Thailand. He also taught in language schools in Brisbane, Australia for seven years. In early 2017 he took up a position as an Academic English instructor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane where he is still employed. He travelled extensively and taught students from over 40 countries making him a valuable expert in cross-cultural teaching and affairs.

Besides having to prepare top-notch classes, our trainer will observe your actions in the classroom, starting from your dialogues with the ESL students, giving feedback, support to help develop your teaching ability and correction to giving effective instructions in the classroom. At the end of the course, we want you to feel confident in your ability to teach when you enter an ESL classroom.

During your practical placement, you will get to:
● Observe teaching strategies and techniques
● Gather lots of ideas for your lessons
● Know the ESL students that you will be teaching and get an idea of their current English proficiency levels and their needs
● Test what delivery style works best for you and the ESL students you teach
● Apply what you learn in the course to real-life situations

Our Practical Placement Package offers 12 hours of 6 hours of observation & 6 hours of teaching practice, over a period of two weeks. This includes preparing your teaching plans under the supervision of ESL teachers.
 

Seu TESOL fee structure and payment options.

The  Total Immersion Package Course Fee is 52,000 THB.  This includes all materials, among others a comprehensive training and teaching-textbook.

To enrol and guarantee your seat we require you to deposit 15,000 THB.  The remaining course fee will be paid on the first day of your course.

If you sign up 3 months in advance paying the full fee, you can take advantage of our  Pre-Registration Price of 47,000 THB!

Please note: The deposit and the package-fee are not refundable, however, in case you cannot attend the course you have booked, you will be able to re-book your Certificate IV in TESOL course within 12 months.

Limited Introductory Offer
Our TESOL enrollees for October and November 2019 courses will be offered the  Limited Introductory Offer of 45,000 THB and a Complimentary Thai Language and Cultural Courses.

Our TESOL enrollees for October and November 2019 courses will be offered to take part in the Discover Thai Language program (worth 6,000 THB) taught by our experienced instructors in teaching the Thai to foreigners, operated by Learn Thai Inside Out, an online operation Thai Language School.

This offer will allow you to embrace yourself into Thai culture and Thai’s thoughts. You will feel more comfortable to interact with the locals, community, wherever you go all over Thailand. Classes will cover Thai pronunciation and tones, introductory greetings, learning the numbers and shopping, ordering food and drinks, Thai grammar, tenses, etc.

The Practical Placement Package fee including all materials and comprehensive training will be announced.  

Beyond training.

At Seu TESOL we don’t just train people. Upon completing the course if you prefer to stay in Thailand and seeking for a placement as an ESL teacher, we are ready to do our best to assist you to find the best opportunity since there are several recruitment agencies have a healthy demand for teachers all around Thailand.
 

Seu TESOL Total Immersion course with MediaKids teaching placement contract commitment program

Our Seu TESOL program offers the opportunity to get the 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL, we enable you to experience a worldwide highly appreciated culture, hence uniquely expanding your life experience. You can teach enthusiastic and curious Thai children in their effort to learn English. This in turn provides them with access to a wider knowledge base in our interconnected world, enriching their young lives. This is what we call a Win–Win opportunity.

An engagement with MediaKids guarantees you a teaching placement in Thailand. MediaKids is a Thai national English teacher placement organization. Since they are continuously searching for teachers they committed to subsidize participants of the Seu TESOL program at the rate of 20,000 THB. To participate in the MediaKids program requires a University Degree in addition to the completion of the Seu TESOL training course. To collect the subsidy you have to sign a contract with MediaKids after the completion of the Seu TESOL training course. Moreover, MediaKids offers the following additional incentives:

● Angkor Wat Trip 3 days 2 nights (they need to pay for Visa and Re-entry by themselves = 2,500 baht) during October
● Pattaya Trip (Cost 1,000 Baht – Hotel only) during school break
● Full-time teaching placements in unique and historic locations across Thailand
● Duration of contract May 15th, 2020 – Feb 28th, 2021
● 30,000 THB monthly salary (9.5 months paid)
● Accommodation pre-arranged before arrival with provided 3,000 Thai baht monthly allowance
● Free Work Permit (with all paperwork sorted by recruiter staff)
● Free accident insurance
● The dedicated team of Thai and Native English-speaking consultants supporting teachers throughout the semester (face-to-face, via phone, and online)
● Paid Thai public holidays
● Full curriculum and textbooks provided by MediaKids
● Maximum 24 teaching hours per week
● Orientation and training in Bangkok (Thai language, culture, school system, visa, etc.)
● Assistance with opening the Thai bank account
● Assistance with obtaining the Thai SIM card

Entry requirements details:

1 Native English speakers only – from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa

2 Non-native Speaker (European country)

3 Minimum of Bachelor degree holders

4 21-55 years old

If you meet the above criteria, apply by emailing us the following documents:
* resumé/ CV (including age, qualifications and experience)
* a copy of your university degree and transcripts (if available)
* a copy of your passport ID page
* 2 recent photos: one ‘professional’ style and one informal
Once you've been accepted to the program, we require a  
49,000 THB 'commitment fee'.

You will be responsible for your travel, initial entry visa, meals, incidental costs and accommodation during the TESOL training. For the four-week training program period, we can help you to find accommodation at our carefully selected hotel for an additional fee of 15,000 THB, airport-pick up is included in this price.

Seu TESOL Total Immersion course with MediaKids teaching placement contract commitment program fee is 49,000 THB only for October and November 2019, compared with the 52,000 THB standard fee.

To enrol and guarantee your seat we require you to deposit 15,000 THB. The remaining course fee will be paid on the first day of your course.

Please note: The deposit and the package-fee are not refundable, however, in case you cannot attend the course you have booked, you will be able to re-book your 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL course within 12 months.


Limited Introductory Offer
Our TESOL enrolees for October and November 2019 course will be offered a Complimentary Thai language and Culture Courses with a value of 6,000 THB.


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