Chiang Mai TEFL training centre
Chiang Mai is a favourite with foreigners and it has the largest concentration of expats in Thailand, many of them teachers. Even spending a month in this ancient city is an unforgettable experience. Not surprisingly, it’s a popular place to take your TEFL course.
With more than 700 years of history and a relaxed pace, this former capital of the Lanna Kingdom of Northern Thailand is a busy tourist centre, boasting oodles of culture and soft adventure. The old town is surrounded by a pretty moat, with ramparts and relic pagodas looming up all over the city. In the mountainous national park besides the city is a wilderness of waterfalls and hiking trails, perfect to explore during your weekends off.
Even though the course is quite demanding, you’ll be staying in the University district with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the laid-back local atmosphere in numerous student bars and eateries or rent a bike to explore the quiet back lanes of this charming provincial town. On your walk home from class you pass a delightful evening market and will be staying in the leafy suburbs among the locals.
Being a popular centre for tourists and expats, there’s also a measure of sophistication in the city; just down the road from our centre is a mall where you can catch a movie, stock up on computer accessories or kit yourself out like the locals.
Frequently voted a top 10 worldwide destination by readers of both Conde Nast and Travel + Leisure magazines, Chiang Mai is an authentic Thailand experience with plenty of attractions, yet remains one of the cheapest destinations in Southeast Asia and boasts one of the most agreeable climates – lacking the humidity found elsewhere in the country.
Transport connections to the city are excellent, with hourly flights (1 hour) or buses (8 hours) from Bangkok, as well as connections to Hong Kong, Singapore, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai.