A legendary tourist destination on the south-westerly side of Thailand, the island of Phuket (pronounced ‘poo-ket’) is simply spectacular. To many, Phuket has all of the ingredients necessary to make a perfect holiday. Tourists visiting Phuket can expect soft, sandy beaches – a number of which stretch for literally miles, and warm, crystal clear waters, full of marine life and perfect for both scuba diving and snorkelling.The coastline of Phuket is a true mixture of sandy bays, rocky outcrops, and dramatic limestone cliffs, with many of the main tourism resorts being clustered on the island’s western coastline, such as Kamala Beach, Karon Beach and also Patong Beach. Those looking for something a little different to beaches will find that Phuket also offers lush areas of rain forest, large coconut plantations, rice paddies, elephant trekking, sailing, safaris, bamboo rafting and even bungee jumping, which is not for the faint hearted. Many of the city’s best tourist attractions can be found within the historic town centre, and also in the colourful Chinatown area. You can expect to find a number of historic shrines and temples around the city, while for the best views, take a walk up the Khao Rang (Phuket Hill), close to the TEFL International training centre. Visitors to Phuket will find plenty to keep them fully occupied during their stay on the island. Ranging from pleasure cruises and safari tours, to a large zoo, aquariums and a butterfly garden, Phuket’s main tourist attractions are varied to say the least. Families will always enjoy the elephant shows and trekking, together with the vast theatre and restaurant at the FantaSea theme park. For adults, a trip to the Simon Cabaret is a fun way to spend an evening. Amongst the most notable landmarks around Phuket are its many historic Buddhist temples. The most significant of these include the Wat Chalong, Wat Phra Nahng Sahng and also the Wat Phra Tong (Pra Tong Temple), famous for its magnificent golden Buddha. The natural peninsula of Prom Thep Cape, on the southern end of Phuket, is home to an interesting shrine, and is perhaps best known for its stunning views and sunsets. Also notable are the Two Heroines Monument, the Chui Tui Shrine, and Khao Rang (Rang Hill), which overlooks Phuket City and is a great spot for holiday snaps.
For something a little different to the beaches and water sports around Phuket, the island does contain a handful of noteworthy museums and good art galleries. With information about Thailand’s semi-nomadic Sea Gypsies, the Thalang National Museum is a good place to spend some time. No other museum in the world has such an extensive collection of shells as the popular Phuket Sea Shell Museum, where you find enormous clam shells and golden pearls. Phuket City is home to perhaps the best selection of art galleries, which stand along Phang Nga Road, Thepkasattri Road and Yaowarat Road (close to theTEFL International training centre).
Boat trips and cruises are a great way to explore the many islands surrounding Phuket, many of which boast spectacular beaches and notable dive spots, such as both the Similan Islands National Marine Park and also the Surin Islands National Park. Believed to be amongst the world’s most beautiful beaches and close to Phuket, Phra Nang Beach within the Krabi Province really does need to be seen to be believed, as does the island of Khao Tapu, which is located in Phang Nga Bay and also goes by the name of James Bond Island, after its iconic appearance in the Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.
• Historic Phuket City
• Close proximity to some of the most amazing beaches in the world • Near a thriving nightlife scene and plenty of restaurants, shops and other activities
• Live in one of the most paradisiacal locations in the world
• Administered by highly trained staff with extensive knowledge of Phuket and the surrounding area
• Immerse yourself in an inviting, friendly culture while gaining the experience and knowledge that will enable you to live and work abroad for years to come
• Empower yourself to live, travel and work in the land of amazing grace and beauty Who
• Your fellow students come from many countries on many continents
• Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
• Your support staff is extremely helpful, courteous and will assist you with whatever you need • The locals are peaceful, friendly people who generally like spending time with foreigners
- 9 October – 3 November
- 6 November – 1 December
- 3 January – 26 January
- 5 February – 3 March
- 12 March – 5 April
- 16 April – 10 May
- 21 May – 14 June
- 25 June – 19 July
- 3 September – 27 September
- 8 October – 1 November
- 5 November – 29 November
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation options we provide so you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. If you choose to use one of our accommodation options, it should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival.
There are two options for accommodation in Phuket. They are all single rooms, but you are welcome to share should you wish to do so. Firstly, there are some rooms on the upper floors of the school, and in a house about 100 metres away. These rooms are conveniently located, with ensuite bathrooms, and they all have fans, without air conditioning. These rooms are the ‘standard’ accommodation, and are $100. The rooms are available from the Wednesday before the start of the course to the Monday following completion of the course. Please note that rooms in the standard accommodation are limited, and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We also use a small hotel, Roongrawee Mansion, about five minutes walk from the school. All above figures are in addition to the $1590 course fees.