About UniTEFL – our courses and company
Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, UniTEFL is part of a professional language training centre, and one of the largest TEFL course providers in Northern Thailand. Our experience in training English teachers stretches back more than seven years, with graduates going on to find good jobs in Thailand, France, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Taiwan, just to name a few. Our TEFL courses are accredited by TEFL International, a worldwide organisation validated by Fort Hays State University, in the United States. Furthermore, we administer post graduate education programs on behalf of several international universities.
The team: has been together since 2009, independently establishing UniTEFL in 2010. Collectively they have more than 20 years of experience in training TEFL teachers, and have been responsible for more than 1000 graduates. Various staff are members of IATEFL as well as TESOL, Inc and Thailand TESOL. Our Director of Studies has worked with two separate Ministries of Education in Asia, and has a PhD in Education.
The company: UniTEFL is managed by Uni Training International (ltd), a registered Thai company, operating under the MoE licensed Red Dot language school. Its staff has several years experience in TEFL administration and running language-based courses within the framework of education services in Thailand. The company is co-owned by MediaKids Academy, one of Thailand’s largest teacher recruitment/manpower companies.
The courses: have been developed and refined over the past five years in conjunction with a local university, and they draw on several sources for curriculum input including TEFL International, which monitors the standards of training and course material. The 120 hour (one month) format meets industry standards for qualifying as a TEFL teacher, and includes a total of six hours classroom practicum. Also included is methodology specifically for teaching children, as well as foreign culture considerations. Our courses seldom have more than 12 per class, for a more focused experience.
The accreditation: the UniTEFL certificate is accredited by TEFL International (TI) which operates in 20 countries under validation from Fort Hays University who award 3 credits (transferable) from their TESOL under-graduate program. TI comprises some 30 centres worldwide, and their certificate is widely accepted by schools teaching English as a foreign language. Read more on accreditation.
The location: we are conveniently situated on Huay Kaew Road near the university. The Old Town is 15 minutes away by taxi. The school and on-site rooms are close to the trendy Nimminhemin Road, with many restaurants, coffee shops and services, and you’re even within walking distance to a park near the Chiang Mai Zoo. PS Building has condos above our offices for on-site accommodation, with other options nearby.