MediaKids Academy is an agency that places English-language teachers in Thailand. They also offer LinkTEFL, a four-week 120-hour course that teaches the art of teaching English as a foreign language and helps candidates become certified.
The first two weeks of the program is taught on PEI, and the second part is taught in Thailand, where participants practice six times in a Thai classroom to gain practical experience before they are placed in the classroom.
The course is accredited and recognized internationally. When candidates sign up for the course, they are guaranteed a job after becoming certified.
“You get to do something interesting you really enjoy, before you come back and start the career you studied for,” says Laila Oskouie.
“The experience is a definite bonus on your resumé. Many employers prefer people who have lived and worked abroad, because they are more resilient and self-reliant.”
Applicants must have a university degree, which is required to get the paperwork to get the work permit to be allowed to teach in another country.
“MediaKids provides an accommodation allowance and a monthly salary to the teachers,” says Ejeanne Mae Datoon. “Consultants in Thailand develop the curriculum and pre-arrange the accommodations.”
For more information, visit www.mediakidsacademy.com.