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Text-And-Talk TEFL Academy

Phahonyothin Road,1961
Bangkok Krung Thep Maha Nakhon , 10900
Thailand
+66829700803
zelum.teflteachthai@gmail.com
https://www.teflteachthai.com

A good course, overall

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it had a lot of value. The Text & Talk Team came all the way to the Airport to pick me up and dropped me at the apartment. The team was very accommodating and a great group of individuals.

The Course Trainers, Ben and Miki were very professional and were always willing to help and guide us. They would coach us on how to be effective teachers and they taught us many useful skills. Some of the many skills taught were body language, presentation and adapting to the classroom and its students. The amount of information and skills presented can be quite intimidating, but once you learn and have a greater understanding, it all becomes second nature.

The admin team were Charles and Zelum. They went through a lot of trouble to ensure our experience in Thailand was as good and pleasant as possible. Things that are often overlooked such as the media, accommodation, trips, Visas and interviews were all taken care of.

We went to a Corporate Training class and had the chance to interact with the staff. This class enhanced our understanding of many of the skills taught in class. You have to be able to keep your students – whether they are kids or adults – entertained and focused.

Next, we were to do our Practice Teachings at a Thai Private School. We had groups of young learners and also high school students. At first, I was very nervous because I did not know how the student would react to my lessons. After finishing my first class, I realized that there was more to teaching than just speaking in front of the class about a topic. There was acting, presenting, having fun and so many other skills that came into play. All these skills that were taught by the Trainers now made much more sense. My remaining lessons were much more relaxed and fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience! 

I had a great time in Bangkok, and I want to thank the team at Text & Talk TEFL Academy. We had learned so much over the course of 3 weeks and I will not forget any single moment! I am also very grateful for everything that has come to be. I made some great friends during the course, and I will cherish the great memories and experiences. I have graduated knowing I have the ability and confidence to conduct a great lesson.

Great team, excellent course

I was a bit skeptical when I decided to do my TEFL in Thailand, but I was finally convinced, and that was the beginning of my journey. It turned out to be the best decision ever! The Text & Talk Team came to pick me up from the Airport and took me straight to the accommodation. The team was a fantastic group of people to get to know!

Our CV’s were immediately prepared by the admin team (Zelum & Charles) to find us employment and all the small details such as our TOEIC Tests and Visa applications were taken care of. They were always available to answers our questions, from the best places to purchase IT equipment, stationery and more!

On the first day of class, we were greeted with a nice Orientation Lunch and provided with insight into Thai Culture and other important bits of information related to starting our careers in Thailand.

Our Course Trainers, Ben and Miki were truly excellent. Their hands-on approach to teaching TEFL made me realize the importance of being prepared to teach in a classroom environment. Furthermore, they taught us how to differentiate proficiency levels and how to adapt to various situations. This made me realize that teaching was more of a theatre recital and that acting was part of the methodology!

We had a Corporate Teaching Observation and were able to participate in the lesson. This was quite fun, and we were able to understand how Corporate Teaching is conducted and how different it is from teaching in a School.

Our Practice Teachings were held at a Thai Private School. We taught young learners and high school students. I especially enjoyed the young learners classes. Being able to experience different types of class environments helped me decide that teaching young learners was what I preferred.

Overall, the course was very fun and intense. Our goal was to be prepared to teach and teaching is not as easy as most would believe it to be. Time & class management, interacting with the students, being prepared, lesson planning and acting were only some of the skills taught. All these skills, combined, transformed us into very effective and fun Teachers.

I want to thank the team at Text & Talk for all they have done and for providing me with the tools to the beginning of a new chapter in my life, in the Land of Smiles.

The best decision I made for 2019!

In general, I enjoyed this training course so much! The home-study portion introduced me to the basics of the course and while it was quite a lot to take in, it definitely was very informative.

When I arrived at the International Airport, the Text & Talk team were there to pick me up and take me to the apartment. Since I arrived a bit early, I got to relax and experience a bit of Thailand before the first day of the TEFL Course.

The first day was relaxing and we had a great Orientation Lunch together. Following the lunch, we received very useful information about job-hunting and the PPP Methodology. We finished off the day learning about Thai Culture and some Survival Thai.

The trainers and staff at Text & Talk are quite professional and helpful. Some of the skills taught were related to acting, such as body language, voice projection and eye contact. I never thought these skills would be needed in a classroom but when I was shown why and how it was beneficial to the students, I was determined to master those skills. I learned how to act out body language properly – something I would not have noticed if I had not taken this course. Other skills taught that was very useful for me were class control and management, time management and many more!

I really enjoyed and valued the dry-runs/peer evaluations and that is one of the main reasons why I prefer
in-class training over online courses. You just cannot get the same results without physically experiencing them in person.

We were then taken on a Corporate Observation Trip to see how teaching is conducted in a corporate environment. This was very fun as the staff loved making jokes, interacting and I got to chat with all of them!

After that, we were ready for our Practice Teachings at a Thai School. We had groups of young learners and also high school students. I enjoyed both groups and found the whole experience very enlightening. I got to see and understand my weaknesses in different classes, and I would adjust accordingly to make sure that once I ended the lesson, the students would go home and have learned something.

The course was wonderful, from the Trainers to the Admin team. They were all supportive and guided us towards our goals. I also made new friends who I will not forget.

This TEFL Course definitely fulfilled my needs and goals that I set before coming here.

What an experience!

At first, I was stressed about this whole idea of working abroad. However, after speaking to Charles and asking a mountain of questions, I was reassured by my decision. He was extremely helpful and gave great advice.

The course began with a home-study segment, which required us to do Module Research. This became the foundation for what will be taught and further developed once at the Academy in Bangkok.

Upon arriving at the Airport, I got the chance to meet the whole Text & Talk team when they came to pick me up. I was impressed by the amount of support from the team and how friendly and outgoing they all are. I was then dropped off at my accommodation and had a couple of days to rest, explore and get used to my surroundings before the in-class segment would begin.

The first day of the class began with an introduction by the Text & Talk TEFL Academy team. We were prepped on what to expect and what was expected of us. We received valuable information about Visas, Thai Culture and most importantly, the job-hunting process. 

The course itself was full of great moments and we learned a lot about how to be effective and fun teachers. Two other important aspects of being a great teacher are to be presentable and likable and this has proven to be quite true.

We were also taken on a day-trip to the Weekend Market. We experienced Thai Street Food, all the affordable clothes and trinkets and had a blast ‘getting lost’ in the Market.

Another part of the course I enjoyed was the Corporate Teaching Observation. We first observed the Team teach the staff and after introducing ourselves, we interacted with them as part of the lesson. This was really fun because the Thai staff were funny, made jokes and wanted to improve their English.
We were also given the opportunity to teach Thai Students at a Private School. We taught young learners and older learners. This was our chance to take what we learned from the TEFL Course and put it to the test.
Both trips gave us insight and a chance to decide on our preferred age level to teach.

Overall, I had a great time in this TEFL Course and will not forget the wonderful memories.

I want to thank the Text & Talk TEFL Academy Team for being there and assisting us through everything! Not only have I graduated with the knowledge to confidently teach, but I have also graduated knowing I made some great friends.

Amazing course and exceptional team

At first, I was not sure how things would turn out since I was moving and starting a new life in a foreign country, and that is a big decision. My initial contact with Text & Talk Academy consisted of asking as many questions as possible, so I would know what I was getting into. Communication from the team was clear, prompt, and personalised, so I knew I was talking to a person and every bit of information was presented in a clear and concise manner. The course was very detailed. Initially, I thought it would really be easy to do the course, however, in my first few days I found out it was not nearly as I thought it would have been!

The course materials were very thorough and detailed, the assignments that we were assigned to us really helped going through the work. You will need to really study the theories and concepts in the modules.

The support and help we got from the Text & Talk team was really professional. From our questions about the course to recommended places to exploring Bangkok, the team were always there to help us.

I really think that we could not have chosen a better Academy to do the TEFL course.

The Text & Talk team organised everything, from accommodation, the usage of apps to make your life easier in Bangkok, and what we should and should not do in Thailand. They even organized our TOEIC Tests ahead of time. Basically, everything was streamlined and prepared ahead of our arrival in Thailand, and that allowed us to focus, more, on the TEFL Course and less on the logistics.

In the end, after an intense, but yet, such a wonderful experience and such a great learning experience, I am super grateful that I chose Text & Talk as the Academy where I wanted to do my TEFL course. 

There were moments, at the Academy, where they absolutely surprised me, such as when they handed our certificates over at the graduation. They looked very professional and similar to what you would get when receiving a master’s degree. Another great surprise, which brought me to tears, was a special compilation video they made of our class (from Day 1 to Graduation), and that really touched my heart. The video made me realise that I did not just meet new people and made new memories, instead, I realised that I had gained a great family.

I will always keep the team in my heart and whenever I search for comfort or just want to talk, I’ll always go to Text & Talk Academy!

Great team and great course

Around end of July 2018, I decided that I would like to travel to Thailand. I began searching the internet for different options, finding many websites and Facebook pages on teaching English in Thailand.

 

Some packages offered where either too expensive or lacking in content. if one wants to become a teacher, it is essential to have the correct training. Luckily, I managed to get in contact with a school friend who had told me about Text & Talk Academy. Still extremely skeptical, I took a chance and got in contact with the company through a man by the name of Charles Domingo whom assisted me step by step prior to arrival and post arrival.

I was collected from the Airport and taken to our prior booked accommodation. I was assisted with everything from where to go, what to eat, weekend outings, app suggestions (for travelling and communication) and even a printed map of our local area.

 

On arrival at the academy, my fellow trainees and I were introduced to the great team by our TEFL Trainers Ben and Miki. I was also introduced to the rest of the great team, Zelum and Charles. The entire TEFL team was professional, helpful and supportive. They were able to provide us with every answer to all our questions and they always looked out for our best interest.

 

Every day, we were handled with the utmost respect and always received 250% effort from the team. The course was tough, but by the end of the four weeks I was not the same person I stepped in as. Upon completion, I was amazed at the effort put into the graduation day which left me tearful. The surprise video on our graduation day was probably the most heartfelt thing I have experienced, and it reminds me that I graduate from the TEFL Course a new person and that I now have a family here in Bangkok.

 

I was assisted with job placement and I am now employed. My journey has just begun, however had it not been for Text & Talk Academy and all of its great people I don't believe I would have been able to say that I am confident to step into a class room and give a great lesson.

 

We will always be learning but being guided by the right people really helps. I will miss the Academy and its team.

Fun and knowledgeable course

Teaching English abroad may sound glamorous to those who haven’t done it before.  However, when faced with awed students for the first time, I realised I need more than just English-Speaking skills.

I enrolled with Text-and-Talk TEFL Academy and it was one of the most fulfilling experiences I had. The course materials were impeccably written with a sense of concern for the local learners. With the amount of time given to read and answer the manual questions, I would say I have much respect to the author. The modules provided a lot of what is needed to plan your lessons, teach and deal with your students. Another aspect that was taught was being able to entertain your students. This proved to be extremely important when teaching young learners and can still be applied to older groups.

During the course, the trainers shared all the necessary methods of teaching in order to become the quintessential teacher. I learned how to properly convey what I know, and concept check the students to make sure what I taught, was understood. I learned how to prepare proper lesson plans using the PPP methodology, which I think is the most effective way to teach.

I really enjoyed the color analysis activity during the course. The activity showed us the best colors that matched our personalities and we were recommended local stores that sold affordable clothing for if we wanted to enhance our wardrobe.

At the end of the course, I conquered my slight fear of speaking in front of an audience. This was done through various daily practice exercises in a simulated, real classroom setting. The practice teachings were definitely a great experience and we were able to improve our teaching styles with the help and coaching from the TEFL Team.

I also learned how to handle various problems that may occur in most Asian school settings, like wide-eyed students who will have no idea what you’re talking about, students who will lose focus and distract others and more. I learned how to do verbal and non-verbal communication, and which one is more effective in certain situations. Most importantly, the TEFL Course opened a shut window, an opportunity for personal growth.

All that being said, I would say I learned more than what I expected, and it was an amazing experience. I would like to give a big thanks to the TEFL Team for all they have done, from preparing all of our lesson materials, to facilitating the practice teachings and corporate field trip, to the amazing surprise video on graduation day.

A great and professional course

From the beginning, I was provided with answers to all of my enquires from the Text & Talk Academy team. They were professional and clear with what I needed to do and despite my many questions, they were able to answer all of them.

 

Text & Talk TEFL Academy offers an excellent programme, full of detail and very useful information. The trainers and the rest of the team have been amazing, and they definitely add great value to the TEFL Course. They provided us with a lot of knowledge in regards to presentation, deportment, and teaching skills. Each skill taught to us is not only for the classroom, instead, each skill provides benefits to our daily-life situations. Every aspect regarding the course from instruction to the overall experience was awesome!

 

The content of the modules is very informative and simple to follow. In my opinion the assignments require a bit more time to complete, but with the guidance from the trainers, I was able to get through them with ease. The Lesson Planning aspect was great, and the Lesson Plan Flow Chart made it really simple to understand the different stages of planning and to collate all the information in order to produce an effective Lesson Plan.

 

Travelling in and around Bangkok during the course was a breeze thanks to the recommended apps from the TEFL team. They certainly made our lives and commutes much easier.

 

Apart from that, we got the opportunity to explore Bangkok on our own. The Text & Talk team recommended us a number of places to visit and even some ‘hidden gems’ that provide great value for money!

 

One of my many great memories at the Academy was our immersion trip to the Weekend Market, nearby. We got to experience street food to our heart’s content and see just how lively and active the location was. Another enjoyable moment during the course was the ‘colour analysis’ that we were given. This was to provide us with the colours and tones of clothing that would best match our personalities and this would make us ‘shine’ whenever we went out or if we went to teach.

 

Overall, my experience was awesome and I’m ready for my future as a teacher!

 

Finally, I want to give a big and heartfelt thank you to the amazing Text & Talk team and I appreciate all that they have done, beyond measure.

A great experience in Bangkok

Text & Talk TEFL Academy has given me a great experience in Thailand. Before even boarding the plane to Bangkok, the team at Text & Talk provided me with all the necessary information to streamline my journey. All information was clear and easy to understand and once I arrived, they picked me up from the airport and took me to my pre-arranged accommodation.

 

Text & Talk offers an excellent programme, full of very useful information that would assist me with teaching and communicating with the Thai people on a daily basis. We were given a number of recommendations to make our stay more convenient. Some recommendations were: highly useful travel apps for buses and commuting, local places to explore for food and shopping, and more!

 

One of the most fun days we had was our trip to the Weekend Market where we experienced a variety of street food and inexpensive shopping. After the trip we were given recommendations of where to explore, next.

 

The content of the modules is very informative and easy to follow as it is clearly written with real world examples. The assignments we were assigned will take some time to complete, but through that, you end up learning much more than you expected.

 

The outline of creating a lesson plan was one of the most useful bits of information. The Lesson Plan Flow Chart clearly showed all stages in a lesson and all we had to do was plug in our information. This made creating new lessons very easy and saved a lot of time. We were also taught some survival Thai Language during the course and that made our stay even more convenient.

 

It was quite an experience learning about Thai Culture and just how different it is from the West. Our trainers taught us the do’s and do not’s in Thailand and what we can expect while we are in Thailand. Overall, we learnt that the Thai people, in nature, are just so accommodating and are always willing to help us, whenever possible. As we explored Bangkok outside our study time, we took our newly acquired Thai Language skills and were met with many smiles from the Thais.

 

Finally, the course overall, helped me gain the confidence I needed to teach in a classroom environment. Even with my previous experience in teaching, this TEFL Course goes beyond what I know and further expands my knowledge. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have studied at Text & Talk and will miss my peers and the team.

Aced My First Job Interview

Before enrolling in the Text and Talk TEFL course I did quite a lot of online research, but with that kind of research, you still don’t know exactly what you are getting, until you are here in Thailand. What I needed was a process for teaching English with which I could be confident at any level. I also wanted the support to find a job after the course was complete and guidance on my work permit and visa. I am happy to report that the folks at Text and Talk delivered on that and so much more.

The course was certainly challenging, but by the end you are clearly a qualified English teacher. As part of the course we had at least seven opportunities to teach real English classes from second grade up through university students and corporate clients as well. When I applied for my first teaching job, which was brought to me by the folks at Text and Talk, I had lessons plans ready to go as well as video tape of me teaching at a local University.

Without the course I clearly would not have had a clue how to ace the interview. If you want to teach English here in Thailand, I wouldn't even try without first doing Text and Talk’s TEFL course.

Best Institute with Reputation

My journey started out as a new career move for me. My TEFL course was done with Text & Talk Academy in Bangkok. Text & Talk has a great reputation and recruiters want to work with them. All I have to say guys is do your TEFL course with Text & Talk.  I had never thought that I would be able to teach an English class. I had heard all the lovely stories from my friends whom came across to Asia to teach English and are still loving it. When I arrived in Thailand, Charles fetched me at the Airport and I was taken to my accommodation in Bangkok.  Great service guys thank you. The academy was within walking distance from my accommodation.

Upon arrival at the academy on my first day, I was introduced to Miki and Ben my trainers. Ben Zelum the IT genius in the background was a great help in me getting accustomed to my laptop again. Firstly, I had to learn how to go back to school, not everyone’s first choice. The TEFL course has made me appreciate the English Language more, since English is my native tongue. These guys have phenomenally high energy levels in the TEFL course. Ben is a perfectionist and pushes you to the next level, thanks Ben. Miki is the exuberant personality at the Academy. My colleagues in the TEFL course were outstanding. Thank you guys!!!

The TEFL course has taught me techniques and skill to use in a Thai classroom. The course added to my skills. Text & Talk has given me confidence to teach at a school. The TEFL course material is well prepared and put together in a professional format.

Charles is brilliant at his job, as he secured me a job within two weeks of my course. I met a diverse number of people at the school, heck I even met someone from my home country. How awesome is that?

Everyone was friendly and helpful at the school. During the course you are taught survival words in Thai - fantastic. They go all out to make you comfortable in a foreign country. I have already referred people to complete the TEFL course with Text & Talk Academy.  

 

The accommodation is great. You can find just about anything within walking distance. There are various forms of transportation to explore in Thailand and Bangkok. I love it out here and can't wait to get started at my new job. Thailand is super friendly, humble and people smile a lot.

Very Passionate and World-Class Trainers

From start to finish Text-and-Talk have been truly amazing. Ben, Miki, and Ben Zelum are very passionate and world-class trainers, who provide all the skills necessary (and much much more) to teach and live in Thailand. Meanwhile Charles is on the job, spreading our CV's and putting us in contact with various agencies and schools. Charles also manages our accommodation, travel and visa requirements. The course is well structured but intense. There's a lot to learn and so every effort is required. You get to meet lots of people and good friends along the way.

Highly recommended!

TEFL Course at Text and Talk Academy

If you are looking to take a TEFL course I would definitely recommend Text and Talk Academy here in Bangkok. Miki, Ben, Charles and Ben Zelum have been so great. I learnt of the school through the internet and I had my reservations but Charles was really great all the way. He built my trust and confidence in the school and was true to his word from when I got in contact with the school all the way to picking me up from the airport and settling in Bangkok. Miki and Ben are amazing trainers, the classes are fun, interactive and it doesn't really matter how low or high your level of confidence is, you will definitely be confident and ready by the end of the course. My favorite memory is definitely meeting all my classmates and getting to have them as my friends, I will genuinely miss them!

Stumbling across Text And Talk was rather serendipitous

I was looking for a TEFL school while getting into Bangkok the day before Songkran. I called school after school and all were either booked or unsympathetic to my circumstances. The second day I was in Bangkok I got a call from the TEFL Course Director, Ben and he provided me with the services I so desperately needed. He listened to my circumstances and accommodated them. In terms of the class, Ben, Miki, and Charles all took very good care of me. Their instruction and genuine care for my success allowed me to accomplish what I needed to in the course. Charles was especially helpful as he gave professional advice on the spot and when it was needed. Text and Talk enabled me to see that teaching in Asia was the right choice for me and they provided me with a fertile environment that allowed my passion for teaching to grow. I recommend Text and Talk to anybody wanting to get a TEFL. The class will prepare you beyond your expectations and you will be accommodated based on your individual needs. The price was also reasonable and I would say that you get more than what you pay for.

Grateful for the Excellent Training at Text-And-Talk

The people running this course put a lot of effort into making it useful for us. I found that they taught me a lot about how to be a presenter, someone who can gain the interest of his or her audience and maintain it throughout. Being a rather reserved individual this was actually quite difficult but it was also the most useful part of the course for me. Whether I´ll be teaching English or doing anything else that requires me to be in front of people I am very grateful for the training I've received.

Challenging but fun TEFL course

Ben and Miki are both really good teachers who provide expert coaching whilst making the classes fun/interactive. I never felt bored in their class. The course is structured so they gradually build up each student's confidence so that by the end of the 4 weeks you feel confident in preparing and presenting a lesson to students. Charles provides great support to every student in terms of giving advice on matters such as accommodation, life in Bangkok and most importantly finding a teaching job in Thailand. I had many job offers before the course finished which is in my opinion a massive benefit of choosing Text and Talk over similar TEFL course providers here in Thailand. I made some very good friends on the course.

Thank you Text and Talk!

It's been an intense 4 weeks training and worth it, with the best trainer Miki, and our observers Ben Parmelee and Ben Zelum. Thank you all for the advice, training and leading us on the right path, and Charles who was with me from day one at the airport.

Good technique used and good teaching methods. All the field trips, teaching observations and teaching practices have made me a better person than I was when l first started in January 2018.
The Text and Talk team are full of loving, caring and friendly people. I felt at home from day one and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Job offer was secured within 2 days after graduation.

It was a great experience

I took TEFL home study course at Text and Talk Academy. The course itself is a good fit to my schedule as I work full time, Monday to Friday. Khun Ben and Khun Miki are very helpful trainers. They put their extra time to train me, to check my lesson plans and guide me with teaching techniques.