Seu TESOL Chiang Mai, Thailand is hosting the Australian Language Training Institute’s (LTi) government-accredited 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL ​(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

This training is provided by LTi, an Australian Registered Training Organisation, RTO No. 30173.

Seu TESOL is responsible for advertising the course, providing a venue for classes, and is in charge of the practical placements.​

In most countries, you will be expected to hold a Bachelor degree and have a recognized TESOL/TEFL certificate to qualify as an English teacher. With this, you can find yourself teaching soon.

Our Total Immersion TESOL courses are designed to fast-track people into teaching English as a second language with instruction. The four weeks Total Immersion in-class TESOL/TEFL course is the crown jewel of our training programs in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It includes teaching techniques, cultural understanding, and intensive supervised in-classroom teaching experience. This provides the fastest and the most solid entry for successful teaching with the highest chance of attractive school placements.

Our Total Immersion TESOL Course runs Monday to Saturday on the first 2 weeks and from Monday to Friday on the 3rd and the 4th week, a typical day is 9 am to 4:30 pm, on the days we do our teaching practice we start a bit earlier 7:30 am to arrive at the schools before their first period.

Importantly, to obtain the TESOL/TEFL certificate you will first observe 6 hourly real-life classes, then you develop a teaching plan and teach 6 hourly classes yourself, organized by Seu TESOL in a Thai school, under an ESL teacher supervision following LTi instructions.

Course Details

• Nominal Study Hours: 580 – 650 hours.

• Observe and work with an experienced ESL teacher.

• A mix of theory and practical training on how to teach English to speakers of other languages.

• Get hands-on experience of putting the knowledge learned into practice in real-life - preparing a teaching plan and teaching at least 6 hours in a Thai school environment under ESL teacher supervision. Besides, you have the opportunity for an additional 6 hours teaching component on your own.

• Get an internationally recognized certificate ( Cert IV ); this requires graduates to complete a minimum of 12 hours of authentic practical placement with Thai students.

• Get experience that you can put on your resume.

• Analyse the relationship between culture and learning.

• Understand English language and communication.

• Gain knowledge of the genre-based approach to teaching English.

• Plan lessons and classroom management strategies.

• Understand and teach grammar, spelling and pronunciation.

• Teach others to speak, listen, read and write English.

• Evaluate English ability.

• Create, collect and collate teaching resources.

• Plus complete 1 elective.

• 12 hours of Practical Placement.

• TESCIE001 - Create a culturally inclusive learning environment

• TESGAE001 - Use the genre approach to teach English

• TESTEG001 - Teach English grammar

• TESTSP001 - Teach spelling and pronunciation

• TESTSE001 - Teach speaking

• TESTLE001 - Teach listening

• TESTRE001 - Teach reading

• TESTWE001 - Teach writing

• TESDRF001 - Develop resource files

Certificate IV in TESOL students also complete one (1) of the following elective units:



• TESECL001 - Teach ESL to early childhood learners

• TESPSL001 - Teach ESL to primary school-aged learners

• Gain knowledge of the genre-based approach to teaching English.

• TESTAL001 - Teach ESL to teenage learners

• TESMAD001 - Use music, art and drama in TESOL

• TESTEC001 - Use technology to assist ESL learning

• TESWWV001 - Work with volunteers in ESL contexts

• TESCBC001 - Establish community-based English classes



*Please note: Seu TESOL only offers a limited number of electives. Students will be advised on a course by course basis.

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