"The Best TEFL course in Thailand!
I arrived in Koh Samui not knowing what to expect from the upcoming course. 30 minutes into day 1 and I was already happy with my choice in Samui TEFL! Before my arrival I corresponded with Rosanne who was incredibly prompt with her replies and super helpful with all kinds of questions I had - TEFL related and otherwise. Kathryn is the course leader and has years and years of experience in the field; you couldn't ask for a better teacher! Ashleigh is possibly the most organised person I have ever met, she helps with organising the practicals and always has an answer to any questions." -- Isabella, Samui TEFL graduate
Meet the team
Kathryn Webb is our head trainer and co-owner.
Kathryn joined Samui TEFL as a business partner in 2013. She left the USA 20 years ago to move to Italy. Kathryn not only has a degree in psychology (good for some pointers on classroom management!), but has a DELTA (Diploma of English Language Training to Adults) as well as CELTYL, (Certificate of English Language Training to Young Learners) so is qualified for teaching adults and children. Kathryn has owned a prestigious English language school in Italy for eight years, before selling up to relocate to beautiful Samui. Her company trained teachers, placing them in contracts with some of Italy's top companies as well as running courses for both adults and children at her school. Kathryn believes in making classes fun, and has some brilliant ideas to share with the trainee TEFL teachers. Our reviews are testament to what a great trainer she is.
Ashleigh Dunn is our onsite manager, and assists Kathryn with the training.
Ashleigh ensures everything runs smoothly at our training centre, and during the course, and is well known for her organisational skills. Ashleigh is invaluable when it comes to helping the trainees with lesson planning, and assisting with teacher pracs. She genuinely cares for each and every trainee, and helps them to settle in, calms their nerves, answers every question they may have, and assists with job hunting and placements. Ashleigh's background is in managing upmarket retreats and hotels, as well as in adult training, and of course, TEFL, making her an asset, particularly with our adult practical lessons.
Rosanne Turner runs the office with regards to admin, marketing and recruitment, and is a co-owner of Samui TEFL.
Rosanne is the original founder of Samui TEFL. She is your first contact, and will answer your enquiry. Having lived on Samui for 7 years, she is happy to answer every question you may have before booking your place, with regards to the course, the island, teaching, and Thailand in general - no question is too big or too small. Rosanne handles the 'behind the scenes' side of Samui TEFL, leaving Kathryn and Ashleigh to be hands-on with the trainees.
Directions to Samui TEFL
When you come into Choeng Mon from the Bang Rak (Big Buddha) side, you'll go past a fuel station and Mini Golf International (about 1.5km past Big Buddha). At the junction by the yellow Krungsri bank, turn left up to the Baywater Hotel, and we are shop 10/36, opposite the hotel entrance.
The Samui TEFL training centre
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