Standard Terms and Conditions Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan

It is strongly recommended that you read, and understand, our Standard Terms and Conditions.

Please contact Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan if you have any questions relating to these terms.

Prices

The prices for each course offered van be found on the home page and TEFL course and pricing page. Paradise TEFL retains the right to change prices and services at any time. Once a deposit is received there will be no price changes for that booking.

Deposits and Balance Payments

To book a place on a TEFL course at Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan a non-refundable deposit is due at least one week before the first day of the course. The deposit is 50% of the total course fee. The balance is due on or before the first day of the TEFL course. Payment should be made by PayPal to the email address paradiseteflkp@yahoo.com

Changing the date of your course

You can change your course free of charge if you request to do so over 30 days before the start date. If an emergency prevents your course attendance, you must inform Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan on or before the first day of the course to re-book for a fee of 1500 Thai Baht. This is upon written proof of the incident as well as at the Course Director’s discretion. This is also subject to availability. Non-attendance with no warning is non-refundable and non-transferrable to another course.

Course Cancellation

Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan reserves the right to change or cancel the course. If Paradise TEFL cancels a course for any reason a full refund of the course fee including the deposit will be issued. Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan is not liable for any other costs incurred in the event of course cancellation. The outline itinerary and description must be taken as an indication of what may take place on the course and not as a contractual obligation.

What is and is not included

Transport to the school is not included in the price of the TEFL course. In most cases refreshments, such as tea or coffee, are provided during the course but all food and other related costs are not included in the price of this TEFL course. Accommodation is available and charged at a rate of 7000 Thai Baht per person for the duration of the course (28 nights). The course text book and other course materials are included in the course price. Please bring your own laptop/notebook as assignments need to be submitted as Word documents.

Failing the course

In most cases, students pass the course. However, if the tutor feels you have not participated fully on the course or that you have not assimilated the content of the course sufficiently then you may be failed. In these cases no certificate will be issued. Attendance on further courses can be arranged at the discretion of the Course Director.

Liability

Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan does not accept liability for any loss or additional expense caused by anything beyond the control of Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan for example delay or interruption to travel services, weather conditions, civil disturbance, industrial action, strikes, wars, floods and sickness. Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan does not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to the client or any other person included on the enrolment form. Under no circumstances does Paradise TEFL Koh Phangan accept responsibility or liability for loss of personal possessions while attending the course. Trainees are expected to purchase their own travel insurance before departure. Personal lockers are provided with accommodation at the TEFL training centre for safe keeping of your personal items.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By completing the enrollment form and submitting it in writing or via email to Paradise TEFL you are agreeing to accept all these conditions. The person, who submits the enrollment form does so on behalf of all the individuals included on it so that all are bound by the booking conditions.

Choosing the Right TEFL Course


There are a variety of TEFL courses available out there, so there has to be one that’s absolutely perfect for you and your individual needs. While you may be in a rush to start traveling and teaching, it’s best if you slow down so that you choose the best program. In order to find the best TEFL course, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration.

How long do you want your course to last? Most TEFL organizations suggest that students have at least 100 hours of study. The thing you need to keep in mind is that there is quite a lot of competition in the TEFL market. The better qualified you are, the better your chances are of landing a job that you like and one that pays well. Take courses that are respected and recognized, those that are associated with larger teaching organizations and have a solid foundation in grammar and efficient teaching. While a TEFL course can be expensive, it can reward you with better learning and teaching opportunities in the future.

There are also a variety of places where you can study TEFL; some organizations offer international course packages. One suggestion is to take a TEFL course in the country in which you are interested in working. Doing so could make it that much easier for you to find a job and get in touch with the local schools. Some organizations have packages that allow students to take their TEFL courses with either an internship or foreign language training.

You might also want to select a TEFL course that offers job assistance after you’ve become a qualified teacher. There are certain organizations that feature job bulletin services, which send eligible teachers emails about job opportunities. Such organizations might also offer students advice on how to write an appealing resume, teach them interviewing skills and might even offer to write students letters of recommendation.

Teaching practice hours are something else to consider with TEFL courses. You’ll want as much preparation as possible before you go on your first job. Courses that are lengthy and intensive will be more demanding, but you’ll appreciate them more since they’ll better prepare you for future teaching abroad positions. If you have a choice between a longer course and a shorter course, you’ll more than likely want to choose the longer course. TEFL courses that are linked to language schools will more than likely have some kind of teaching practice.

There’s nothing wrong with being excited about traveling abroad, but make sure you apply that same excitement and attention to deciding on a good TEFL course.

Robert Law is offering intensive TEFL courses and an accrediting body of TEFL/TESOL courses.

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