Review of TEFL Heaven

Our company offers the world something simple – you get a TEFL training course and a guaranteed paid teaching job in a foreign country. We specialise in placements in Europe, Asia and Latin America. We offer either city training locations, or paradise training locations. Some TEFL courses we offer have accommodation as complimentary for the training period, and some courses offer accommodation assistance for that time. You need to check with the exact information on the program pages for what is exactly offered for each program.

TEFL courses vary in length (normally 3 or 4 weeks) and all are completely face to face. Training is also normally in the country where you will also receive the paid teaching job.

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Courses Offered

Type: On-site TEFL Courses
Length: Standard (120-140 hours)
Certificate: TEFL / TESL / TESOL
Additional Features: TEFL Internships

Location of Courses

Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam
Overall Rating4.864.864.864.864.86
Course Content4.574.574.574.574.57
Practice Teaching4.714.714.714.714.71
Quality of Feedback4.434.434.434.434.43
Lesson Plan Guidance4.294.294.294.294.29
Instructor Competency4.864.864.864.864.86
Job Placement4.574.574.574.574.57
Facilities/Resources4.714.714.714.714.71
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7 Customer Reviews of TEFL Heaven

Review by Julianne Willis, December 23, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Before coming to Thailand the closest I came to teaching kids was yelling at them to stop running on the deck when I was a lifeguard in high school. Needless to say, zero experience. I was beyond nervous at the idea of having to plan an entire lesson and execute that plan flawlessly. However, the first thing that TEFL Heaven taught me was: when it comes to teaching, things rarely go as planned.
The skills I learned through the instructors at TEFL Heaven have proved invaluable and the feedback that I was given was both constructive and encouraging. I have been teaching for over two months now and have felt prepared and comfortable every day. After taking the TEFL Heaven course, the anxiety of the unknown fades away and you are left with the tools you need to be an amazing teacher.
The course itself was a blast. Living on the beach in Thailand for a month with some of the most fun and interesting people I have ever met is an experience I will never forget. It also creates a network of friends throughout the country which is the coolest when you want to travel and see more of Thailand. There are friendly faces (and open couches) wherever you go!
The companies TEFL Heaven works through to place teachers in schools are extremely competent when it comes to all the paperwork that needs to be completed for visas and work permits and anything else that might come up. If I ever need help with anything, even if it is not school related, I can email, call, or text and someone will respond right away. Quick story to prove my point; I caught a stomach bug and was feeling awful so I called my office and they helped me step by step, even talking to the taxi driver in Thai so he knew exactly which hospital to go to. Having that kind of support is why I chose TEFL Heaven. It is simply the best program of its kind.
Lastly, the school where I am teaching is incredible. The apartment that I live in is very comfortable and the salary is more than generous. I am so glad I chose TEFL Heaven when deciding which course to take, it has made all the difference.

Review by Jenna, November 26, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

The TEFL Heaven course was great because it was face to face and very practical. It prepares you as well as you can be prepared to go into the classroom. Our trainers were incredible and they really went above and beyond to make sure everyone was prepared and feeling confident. Coming from someone who already has primary school teaching experience, the experience of teaching for a day at Cambodian Kid Care was incredible and one of my top five teaching moments in Thailand and back home. It is just not possible to get this from an online course.

The other good thing about TEFL Heaven is it eases you into living in a new country and culture in a fun and social way. You have a blast exploring a paradise location and having a laugh as well as training. For me, someone who already had teaching experience, the most valuable information i learnt was the things the trainers told me about Thai culture and living and teaching in this weird and wonderful place. You simply do not get this from an online course.

Review by Thomas Hall, November 26, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I highly recommend this course to anyone, especially anyone who wishes to travel and experience a new culture. The course enables you to obtain a useful TEFL qualification which allows you to travel. The location was amazing on a tropical island, Koh Chang. You get Thai language lessons and learn to communicate with the locals. I would recommend that people who want to do the course should spend time practicing Thai language with Thai people to gain more confidence, it is thoroughly enjoyable to see them smile when you have that connection. Speaking the language would also help people when settling into the work placements, hopefully more easily.

I thought the course was set out really well, the games were really useful to help children learn but I would also like to suggest some more time should be made on covering schools which have large classes, with rooms which have no space to play as many games. Also the course could provide more opportunities to practice teaching, perhaps more visits to local classes and give people more experience with teaching young children.

The job placement was good and the wage was more than enough to live comfortable in Thailand and travel around the country. I was in Thailand for 6 months and loved every minute of it. I met lots of friends which I hope to see again for a reunion. To get straight to the point, the things I learn’t and what you will learn are various teaching methods some examples are visually, Kinesthetically and auditory activities which are pleasing to children of ages 3 – 18 years. There are many methods to learn, you have to experience for it yourself.

I wish you all the best…

Review by Taylor Wearne, November 24, 2014

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL Heaven course has provided me with some excellent experiences and knowledge which I have been able to take away and use in my school – Yothinburana EP.
Most importantly, this course enables you to meet a number of like-minded people, all of whom are in the same boat. Meeting these friends is invaluable, and has made my experience in Thailand a whole lot easier and more enjoyable.

The course itself is well organised and provides its trainees with the chance to go from knowing next to nothing about teaching English in Thailand, to being fully prepared for the world of a Farang (foreigner) teacher.
One thing I have experienced, though, is that the TEFL Heaven course was largely based on teaching younger students in Thailand, i.e: Prathom (Primary School). This means that the course is perfect for those trainees who eventually are placed into a Prathom environment, but can be slightly frustrating for those trainees who are placed in a Mathayom (Secondary School, ages 13-18).
Personally, having been placed into a Mathayom English Programme and teaching 16-18 year olds, I have found it very difficult to plan appropriate lessons for the students with the knowledge I had acquired from the TEFL Heaven course.

Having said that, the course itself is, on the whole, very useful to anybody who wishes to teach in Thailand. It offers a post-graduate a very unique TEFL course. Unlike a number of other TEFL courses, TEFL Heaven provides its trainees with a guaranteed job offer, and sets out a clear contract for the trainees too.

I would recommend the course for sure, particularly to post-graduates who, like myself, were not sure exactly what they wanted to do after their time at University.

Review by Becky, November 21, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

The benefits of doing TEFL Heaven are obvious compared to completing an online certificate; however, even compared to a course provided in my home country, this classroom-based course was definitely the right choice for me. What is unique about TEFL Heaven, in my own experience, was being able to interact directly and constantly with other current and future English teachers in Thailand. Being in Thailand for my TEFL course allowed me to form relationships with people who are currently living all over Thailand, doing the same job. During the three-week course, approximately twenty-five trainees spend eight hours a day in class and most of our free time together, often by the pool or the beach. Thus, after interacting with these same twenty-five people non-stop for three weeks, you naturally become very close – almost like a little family. Having this support system of fellow TEFL Heaven alumni has been an invaluable asset to me while I am in a totally new job and new country. Not to mention the training staff made up of experienced English teachers, who fostered a great environment not only for learning, but also for fun. The staff’s approach to teaching created an atmosphere that fostered friendship among the trainees.

The course is good and covers many topics on teaching English as a foreign language. It thoroughly prepares one for anything they may encounter in a Thai classroom. But, the if you are considering doing a TEFL course, the main reason you should choose TEFL Heaven is the great sense of community that comes with it. One always needs a support system, especially in a new country with a new job, and TEFL Heaven was able to provide that for me here in Thailand. I highly recommend this program and am so happy that I did it.

Review by wallis, November 19, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Training for my 120 hour teaching certificate with TEFL Heaven on the island of Koh Samui was altogether incredibly memorable. The course was engaging, eye opening at times and immensely fun. The plethora of skills i have gained from my time with TEFL Heaven were invaluable to in-class teaching and I continue to use them to this day. As I embarked upon this journey, the prospect of exploring Thailand, securing a guaranteed job offer and being in the safe hands of Tefl Heaven along the way was very appealing. I was not disappointed at any step along the way.
Myself and my fellow trainees were instructed by the most encouraging, friendly, captivating indivuals who enabled each of us to expand our knowledge about teaching through the thorpugh teaching methods they implemented and their own experiences as well. The ‘its never too much trouble’ attitude they adopt ensures you feel stable and constantly supported in your teaching environment.This adventure enabled me to make friends for life whilst at the same time providing an exciting, interactive learning space where communication was open and positive.
As of now, I work with high school students (mattayom) in the thai province of Phetchabun with two of my fellow trainees. Our accomodation is lovely and the entire town has been so welcoming. Throughout teaching i constantly find myself referring back to my Tefl training; it truly is an imperatively beneficial experience. Thanks to the more than generous salary I receive, I am able to experience all that thailand has to offer; whether it is scuba diving in the south, taking cultural trips to temples or sampling the delicious thai cuisine. It is without a doubt that I can honestly say that there is no way whatsoever that an online TEFL course can compare to the real life experience TEFL Heaven gave me. It is not an experience I will be forgetting quickly.

Review by Amy, November 16, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

Two months ago I had nearly zero experience teaching, zero experience planning lessons, had never been to a non-english speaking country, and generally was pretty clueless when it came to visas/work permits. Currently, I’m happily placed in an amazing school, have had all my visa/permit worries quelled, am living in a comfortable apartment, and feel fully confident teaching 500+ students on a weekly basis. I have a network of support, not only with my agency, but with the other students from my course, many of which have become my close friends.

I cannot imagine having come to Thailand without taking the TEFL Heaven course. The three weeks on Ko Samui helped me adapt to a completely new environment, as well as taught me everything I need to know. Staff were always ready to answer any questions I may have had, were thorough in their instruction, and were all around great people. And even now that I am happy in my school, I am still in contact with my instructors and any questions I have are quickly answered.

The experience that you receive from this course is simply not attainable with an online course or a weeklong course, and the TEFL Heaven network of teachers is something special that is well worth the money. The support, knowledge and experience you get translates into TEFL Heaven being the best choice you could possibly make.

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