Koh Phangan - 120 hour TEFL + guaranteed paid teaching position

Three weeks of laughter, sunny days, learning Thai language and culture and how to teach in an interactive face-to-face course.

Our TEFL tribe 120 hour TEFL course, is an internationally recognised certificate completed over three weeks on the beautiful island, Koh Phangan. The course covers the important aspects of how to teach English in a fun and engaging manner. Areas covered over the three weeks include classroom management, lesson planning, how to introduce vocabulary and correcting errors, as well as games and activities, teaching different ages and abilities, assessing students and the theory behind teaching English. The course is interactive, so you won't be sitting all day listening to lectures! You'll be playing games and completing activities so you can see them in action, as well as teaching your peers to gain valuable experience in front of a class. Every day you'll have a Thai lesson, which will not only help you gain a better understanding of what it is like for your students, but also help when you are in your teaching placement.  

The social aspect of the course means that you'll have a network of new friends to catch up with when you're in your teaching placement. This helps you settle in quickly and have a group of like minded people to share the experience. 

We are passionate about teaching in Thailand and we want you to have the best experience possible. 



Why do your TEFL on Koh Phangan?

Koh Phangan, while famous for it's full moon party, is a relaxed and quiet island. There are white sandy beaches, beautiful sunsets, waterfalls and viewpoints to explore, snorkeling and island hopping trips or take part in cooking or yoga classes. There is a lot on offer on the island, and with different areas to explore in your free time outside of the course, it's a great place to start your time in Thailand. 

Spend your free time relaxing with new friends at the pool over looking the beach, exploring the island or kayaking to the nearby uninhabited island near the resort. We can't think of a better place to start your teaching adventure. 

What's included?

We want to ensure that you're feeling confident and ready to teach in Thailand, and give you time to settle into life in Thailand. The program includes:

  • 3 weeks accommodation in a resort on Koh Phangan
  • Guaranteed paid teaching position in Thailand
  • Thai lesson each day of the training
  • Thai culture and information about what to expect in Thai schools
  • Internationally recognised 120 hour TEFL certificate upon completion
  • Opportunity to meet other teachers and make new friends
  • Support throughout your time with Echo English, both prior to arrival and throughout your time in Thailand and beyond
"Echo English has a warm and positive family atmosphere that creates a personal experience for applicants going through the recruitment process. The team have been extremely helpful with handling all my queries from initial application, through the visa process and have continued to provide professional friendly assistance during my teaching contract in Thailand. I feel confident in recommending other ESL Teachers on to Echo English as I know they will be well looked after too." - Lee-Rae.

October 2021

Check into provided accommodation on Koh Phangan: Sunday, October 3, 2021

Check out of provided accommodation in Koh Phangan: Saturday, October 23, 201

May 2022

Check into provided accommodation in Bangkok: .................

Check out of provided accommodation in Bangkok: ..................

October 2021-2022

(and future dates)

Courses run April / May and October each year. If you are interested in dates from October 2021-2022, please contact us. We take applications for all course dates.

Course fees


Total: 40,000 THB (Thai Baht)

(approximately 1170 USD, 1550 AUD, 890 GBP)


Guaranteed job upon completion

This program includes a guaranteed paid teaching position, upon completion of the TEFL course. After booking onto the program, we begin organising your placement. During this process, we will ask for any preferences that you may have, including location and age ranges that you would like to teach. In the majority of cases, you'll receive your placement prior to arriving in Thailand - unless you book very close to the date you're flying out. 

The paid teaching position includes:

  • salary of 30,000 THB / month 
  • work permit expenses covered
  • assistance with obtaining a non B visa
  • assistance finding suitable accommodation
  • full support throughout your time with Echo English

How to apply:

We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic and passionate graduates, just like you! To be eligible for this program and the guaranteed paid teaching position, you must have:

  • a Bachelor degree (this is a requirement to process your visa and work permit)
  • Enthusiastic and ready for an adventure!