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What is GoTEFL Thailand?

GoTEFL is a branch of UniTraining International partnered with StartSmart Education, which has trained thousands of teachers since 2010. The unique GoTEFL program includes a 120 hour accredited TEFL certificate with a guaranteed job placement.

How can GoTEFL help you?


In-Class Training

  • Experienced trainers
  • 120 hours of TEFL course training
  • Culture and language orientation

6 Teaching Practicums

  • Practice in real Thai schools with actual students
  • Immediate professional feedback and guidance
  • Gain confidence and experience in the classroom

TEFL Certificates

  • Certified to teach EFL around the world
  • Accredited by world renowned TEFL International
  • Access to TEFL International worldwide alumni network

Guaranteed Job Placement

  • 4 month full-time paid internship
  • Fully prepared curriculum and support from our team
  • Accomodation allowance provided during job internship

Accommodation & Visas

  • Accommodation with pool, A/C and WIFI included throughout course.
  • Assistance with Visa and Work Permit documents and paperwork. Work Permit fees covered.
  • Pre-departure and 24/7 in-country guidance and support

Amazing Adventures

  • Feed, swim and play with majestic elephants
  • Guided temple tour and lessons from local monk
  • Jungle river rafting and exploring waterfalls
Follow Laila's journey from GoTEFL training in Chang Mai to her guranteed job placement and beyond
"Quitting your job, taking a big risk and moving to a new country, you want to make sure you are in good hands. I could not have made a better decision in starting my journey as a TEFL teacher with them. GoTEFL made me feel so comfortable and confident. They took care of everything from start to finish"
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Prepare for your experience.

With GoTEFL Thailand, you will receive world-class training and hone your new teaching skills in real classrooms. Our experienced trainers will prepare you for life in classrooms in Thailand and around the world.

Hundreds of new teachers just like you have started their journey with StartSmart and GoTEFL Thailand
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GoTEFL graduates are guaranteed a job placement with one of the largest and most recognized placement companies in Thailand.

From student to teacher.

With your certificates and new skills in hand, you can relax knowing you have a 4 months paid full-time job in Thailand secured. Our placement partner has placed thousands of teachers and provides comprehensive orientation, visa support, teaching materials, and accommodation assistance.

Let us take care of the dirty work so you can focus on teaching and enjoy everything Thailand has to offer.
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How it Works

StartSmart will guide you through these six steps to get you on your way to TEFL training, teaching, and travelling abroad.

Step 1

Apply Online.

Apply now with StartSmart. We will contact you for a Q&A session to discuss the course and program.

Step 2

Submit and Review Your Documents.

Submit your documents and have a short Skype interview with StartSmart before connecting with GoTEFL and securing your place in the course

Step 3

Arrive in Thailand.

Arrive in Chang Mai and meet your fellow interns. Enjoy the swimming pool and explore the markets before preparing for your course.

Step 4

TEFL Course – Chiang Mai

Train for four weeks, learning the skills and gaining confidence to teach TEFL. Experience and explore Chang Mai on the weekends.

Step 5

School Placement Orientation - Bangkok

Travel to Bangkok and meet with our placement partners. Enjoy Bangkok while we help prepare everything from visas to bank accounts.

Step 6

Teaching at School – Various Cities

Teach at one of our partner schools across Thailand. Our in-country team will work with you to finalize your placement throughout the course.

Thailand is not just sandy beaches and islands. Mountains, waterfalls, quaint villages as well as bustling cities all make up the charm and variety of Thailand.

Your adventures begin in Chang Mai, a charming 700-year-old city, with a laid-back pace of life, cheap amenities, and temperate climate. Voted one of the top travel destinations in the world, Chang Mai has a unique mix of authentic Thai culture with exciting nightlife and exhilarating eco-adventures.

Life as a teacher in an authentic Thai city, your days will be filled experiencing true Thai culture, exploring national parks, relaxing by lazy rivers, or just having a drink with fellow teachers at the local market or pub.

The Thai Life.

Teaching in Thailand offers a great work/ life balance that provides you with a fully immersive experience of the culture and the country. On your days off, explore the rich history and natural beauty of your new home in Thailand. Living in Thailand allows you the opportunity to explore areas of Thailand that most tourists don’t even know exist.

Apply now to speak with our StartSmart experts and start your Teach & Travel experience.
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Already TEFL certified?


Have you already made the commitment to teaching English and have a 120 hour TEFL certificate? StartSmart and our placement partners have hundreds of positions in hundreds of schools throughout Thailand. If you have the experience, certification and knowledge to jump right into the classroom, apply directly now.
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Get Started Today.

Apply with your resume and a StartSmart expert will contact you to start your Teach & Travel experience.

Contact Us.

Start your GoTEFL Thailand experience today. Get our 2018 brochure now.

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