Not only does TEFL Campus run an accredited TEFL course in Thailand, it’s the only TEFL course on Phuket with university-level accreditation.
Materials and curriculum used at TEFL Campus are accredited by Fort Hays State University (FHSU). Founded in 1902, FHSU itself is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
FHSU completes regular quality assurance reports on our certificates and authority to do so is granted by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Graduates will have an option (for a $100 fee) to gain three credits and a transcript from FHSU.
Our accredited TEFL course is also licensed by Thailand’s Ministry of Education and has been since its inception. Our course meets the Ministry’s quality standards and is routinely asked to pass annual inspections.
TEFL Camus’s accredited TEFL course in Thailand is also moderated by David Hopkins.
Mr. Hopkins has been a teacher, an administrator, a course developer, and TEFL teacher trainer for over four decades.
He holds MA degrees in Intercultural Training and Management and Language Teaching from the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont. He has worked and lived around the world for nearly 50 years.
Mr. Hopkins was also a Senior English Language Fellow for the US State Dept.
In operation since 2002 and having certified over 2,000 teachers, Via Lingua was bought out by TEFL Campus in February of 2014. Although operating under a new name, we remain committed to offering Phuket’s most comprehensive TESOL training course. The course curriculum and training staff remains the same, and our two full time trainers have over 20 years of combined experience working for both Via Lingua and TEFL Campus.
TEFL Campus works with International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT) to help sell our courses online. They provide the free online TEFL certificate courses that all graduates are eligible for.
ITTT has no involvement in the facilitation of TEFL Campus’ course in Phuket, nor does it have any level of ownership.
TEFL Campus’ two full-time trainers have over 20 years of combined experience training ESL and EFL teachers. Their dedication to trainees and sense of professionalism have helped to keep overall trainee satisfaction ratings above a rating of 4.9/5.0.
The course also employs two part-time trainers. One trainer is the head of the English Department at Phuket’s most prestigious university; the other is a full-time primary school teacher at a local international school in Phuket Town.
TEFL Campus’ four trainers have over 30 years’ experience living in Thailand and SE Asia. Between their professional backgrounds, local knowledge and dedication to their jobs, we’re confident we have one of Thailand’s most competent and professional training staff.
Eric is from Minneapolis and has been training teachers since 2007. Before settling down to raise a family on Phuket, Eric traveled through most parts of SE Asia. Eric writes a monthly education column for The Phuket News and has been published in the Bangkok Post. Having studied in the UK in 1998, he supports Newcastle United FC but manages to get along just fine with Simon.
Simon is from London and has been training teachers since 2004. He’s an avid cycling enthusiast and enjoys a good novel. He also loves Thai music and has been seen singing on stage alongside some of Thailand’s better known bands. He also supports Chelsea FC, but please don’t hold that against him.