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Moving To Thailand, Has Anyone Heard Of Chichester College?

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I obtained ny TESOL at the Bangkok Branch.
It is hardly a 'college'..more like 6-8 rooms. The course was good however and the instructors were excellent. I managed to secure my own position before the course finished but the other guys and gals on the course all secured positions afterwards.

Yep. I went to Chichester in 2006: agree with all the above. PLUS an emphasis on practicalities, invaluable for learning the 'easy' way. Check out Discovery Lodge about [from memory] 2/3 blocks from the school, away from MRT's Suthisan station - great atmosphere and 'Nina', the owner, full of friendly, useful advice. Good luck :)

Nina is the owner? I have yet to meet anyone from there except the person I been emailing, I already paid for the whole course, I just need to go to Thailand now!

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No. As I wrote, Nina is the owner of Discovery Lodge (just discovered I'm not allowed to post its URL, but it's Google-able), the closest guesthouse to the college. I doubt if you'll meet the 'owners' of the college; the head-instructor was/is Steve. Probably no need to book any guesthouse in BKK - very few travelles about.

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No. As I wrote, Nina is the owner of Discovery Lodge (just discovered I'm not allowed to post its URL, but it's Google-able), the closest guesthouse to the college. I doubt if you'll meet the 'owners' of the college; the head-instructor was/is Steve. Probably no need to book any guesthouse in BKK - very few travelles about.

They have a cheap guest house for 100$ usd for a month, the Discovery Lodge is 300$!

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Im really excited about the replies so far! Im sure this will be a wonderful experence, while I did go to college I never finished. I took advanced English in high school and did fairly well! I need to brush on on grammer, but Im so excited! I never expected ot be planning to leave the USA and to be teaching in a Asian country. This all happened about 2 months ago, I was wanting a change of pace, I work in a casino dealing cards. I needed to find a job that allowed me to help people and to experence a new culture. My mother always told me that without a broad view of the world you can not really be apart of it or understand it. I came across this college and it looked so great! I have a very close friend in Thailand so this naturally happened! Im looking forward to awkward culture shock, misscommunications and of course learning a new language! Although Thai writing seems insanely hard to read! Imust admit Im worried about fitting into Bangkok and about finding people to socialize with, but a new experence will be to great to pass up!

Be very careful! The second half of the course contains a section entitled "The Superfluous Use Of Exclamation Marks" ! It's a minefield for the unwary! Good luck! :D !!!!!!!

:):D :D

RAZZ

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I am planning to go to Chichester College to do the TEFL course. I am a Thai national ID holder because my Mum is Thai and I have lived and travelled there before. From the information I have gathered the Bachelor degree is to ensure recruits can get a work permit when in Thailand. Since I am dropping out of uni to come to Thailand, I won't have a degree. But because I have a Thai national ID and hopeful get my passport soon I won't have the need for a work permit. 
Can anybody confer this information? Employers would see that my situation is unusual considering I am a native English speaker and am also Thai. However from I've hears this should benefit me in the job hunt.

Any information on this matter would be much appreciated. 
Thanks,

Steven

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31 minutes ago, steven12 said:

I am planning to go to Chichester College to do the TEFL course. I am a Thai national ID holder because my Mum is Thai and I have lived and travelled there before. From the information I have gathered the Bachelor degree is to ensure recruits can get a work permit when in Thailand. Since I am dropping out of uni to come to Thailand, I won't have a degree. But because I have a Thai national ID and hopeful get my passport soon I won't have the need for a work permit. 
Can anybody confer this information? Employers would see that my situation is unusual considering I am a native English speaker and am also Thai. However from I've hears this should benefit me in the job hunt.

Any information on this matter would be much appreciated. 
Thanks,

Steven

You may be employable, but remember the rules about teaching, degrees and requirements for a teacher's license also apply to Thai nationals.

 

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