One of the major benefits of the TEFL Heaven Internships Thailand Program is that you get to learn how to teach English (TEFL) in a paradise location.

The first of our TEFL training locations that we open is Koh Chang. We may or may not open another location, it is based upon demand for our courses. If we feel we have enough time to recruit a good number of people for the next course, then we will open another program, which could be either Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket, Koh Lipe, Khao Lak or another paradise in Thailand – there are so many!

The main thing to note here is that you really don’t get to choose which paradise location you book – there is only one paradise location open at any one time, and there is no guarantee that we will open another location. Our advice is – if you want to teach in Thailand, apply now – all locations are paradisical and you will have no lesser of an experience from one location to another.

On the last day of every paradise location we ask the current TEFL Heaven trainees to do their best “TEFL Heaven” using human body font. This one is from a Koh Chang TEFL group.

The Island of Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the 3rd largest island in Thailand, and can be literally translated as Elephant Island. Not surprisingly then, you will find lots of elephants on the island. On a map, the island also looks like the head of an elephant. It lies 5.5 hrs drive south-southeast of Bangkok.

Although the island is Thailand’s 3rd largest and you would expect it to be similar to the islands of Koh Samui or Phuket in terms of development and tourism, this is not the case with Koh Chang. It remains a lot more peaceful and less developed than these other islands, with some beaches still half-deserted. Saying this, there is lots to do and should you wish to visit tremendous waterfalls, go hill trekking or elephant trekking, rent a canoe, go diving or snorkeling or visit a spa. Or maybe just relax near the sea with a nice cold drink and breathe in the beauty.

Why We Choose Koh Chang

We have chosen to have the TEFL training on Koh Chang because on one hand you can relax and on the other hand you can party, but also because of the option to do other activities.

The beaches on Koh Chang are beautiful. The water is clear, calm and shallow. If you want a chance to truly relax in the evening and at the weekends while during the day you embark on becoming the TEFL teacher you dream of becoming, then our TEFL Heaven course on Koh Chang offers you that and more. Three weeks on Koh Chang and you may never want to leave!

"An awesome three weeks shared with some wonderful people. The trainers went above and beyond my expectations in preparing us for teaching and the the trainees made it a very memorable experience on Koh Chang. Really don't think I will experience anything like these three weeks ever again!"

− Philip Brown

The Paradisiacal Province of Krabi

Krabi is the probably the most beautiful province of Thailand. Crystal clear waters, soft white sand and views that will take your breath away, it really is heaven on earth.

Usually we have TEFL Heaven training on an island somewhere in Thailand but the Krabi Internships course is a little different. Krabi has beautiful beaches and fantastic resorts along the coastline and so this time we have decided to hold our TEFL training on the coast – we just couldn’t resist the beauty Krabi provides. Krabi is a tourist destination, but has a balance of fun things to do and also chances to relax and get away from it all. Those accepted on this program will certainly have a special experience TEFL training in Krabi.

Why We Choose Krabi

Krabi is an area if Thailand that is not only beautiful, but famous. In this province many movies have been filmed – including James Bond and Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach. What’s one reason why they choose Krabi? It’s beauty. We keep saying the same thing over and over again, we chose Krabi because it literally is beautiful beyond belief!

There is also much to do and see. From snorkeling, to rock climbing to seeing ancient 40 million year old fossilized shellfish! And of course, nice places to eat.

Island hop boats, Krabi.

"Before deciding to take part in the TEFL Heaven course I was in 2 minds about it - do I stick to doing it online and save money..hmm...well THANK GOD I didn't! I had the time of my life in Krabi on the TEFL HEAVEN course, it was an unbelievable experience."

− Jack Fidler

Human body font, Koh Samui.

The Island of Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a tourist hotspot, even so much so that it is the only TEFL Heaven island that actually boasts an airport! This means that you get a vast variety of bars and restauraunts, massage parlours and spas, internet cafe’s, waterfalls, temple’s, there’s a monkey show, snake farm and even a zoo!

Because the island is a popular one among tourists, that also means you get a lot better deals because businesses are competing with each other to get your hard earned cash! And there are plenty of peaceful areas to chill out and relax, or areas to get down and party. Whatever your persuasion, Koh Samui has it all!

Why We Choose Koh Samui

We have chosen to have the TEFL training on Koh Samui because it offers something different for our trainees. There is so much to do on the island but also you will meet fellow travellers (always with interesting stories to tell) and be able to enjoy your evenings and weekends to the max!

Three weeks on Koh Samui – mix study with pleasure, relax and party, chill and romanticize your life in TEFL Heaven! This is one island where you will never be bored.

"It has been the best experience of my life, have made amazing memories with amazing friends. The course and the teaching practice really help prepare you for teaching Tefl. I love my placement school too!"

− Hanisha Acharya

The Paradise of Phuket!

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is located on the west coast of the Andaman Sea. Phuket is well known by foreign travellers and is a home to people from all around the word which makes it one of Thailand’s most multicultural locations.

One of the most popular tourist areas on Phuket is Patong Beach which offers a huge variety of entertainment and shopping facilities. Other popular beaches are e. g.  Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach. They are indeed less developed but invite individuals who prefer to relax in a less crowded and busy environment.

Why We Choose Phuket

We have chosen Phuket as a TEFL training location because there is so much to see and do on this island as well as it offers quiet spots of tranquility. Phuket offers attractions and activities to everyone. Spending a day on the beach, diving, snorkeling, hiking, elephant riding, shopping, windsurfing, kite surfing…you see the list of activities is endless but make sure you don’t forget to attend the TEFL training.

The Island of Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is an Island in south east Thailand, just north of Koh Samui. It is famous for holding full moon parties once a month, but for the rest of the time its a quiet peaceful island. It’s a miniature version of Koh Samui with many elegant resorts and lots of things to do. There is a vast inland jungle waiting to be explored and plenty of stunning secluded bays.

Nam Tok Phaeng is a protected national park you can visit, with the most amazing scenery, waterfalls and plenty of hiking to do! The Guanyin Temple is not one to be missed, an ancient Chinese temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of mercy. There are so many good restaurants and places to eat out, a real foodie’s heaven. Watersports, treks and diving are just some of the amazing activities on offer, along with spas, sightseeing and sunbathing.

Why We Choose Koh Phangan

We have chosen Koh Pha Ngan as a location for so many reasons! Unspoilt beaches, so much to see and do whether you are in to relaxation, great nightlife, or high energy watersports. This small island has so much to offer.