Welcome to the International House CELTA Bangkok, held at the original IH training centre in Thailand. Located in Silom, the heart of the business and commercial districts, the Bangkok training centre boasts modern and well-resourced premises that are easily accessible by the BTS Skytrain, the MRT Underground and the public bus system. The centre is incorporated within the IH Bangkok Language School itself. The welcoming atmosphere that its friendly and helpful reception and teaching staff create adds to a congenial environment in which to take the course.
Basing yourself in the international transport hub of Bangkok means that not only is getting here and away easy, but if you do decide to stay on, you are in the ‘place to be’ to secure employment. The quantity and variety of teaching opportunities available here is unparalleled anywhere else in Thailand.
The Training Centre
International House Bangkok’s offices offer excellent facilities and are situated just minutes from the 140-acre Lumpini Park; where you can relax by the lakes, watch the kite flyers or attend a concert by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
Classrooms and Facilities
Classrooms are equipped with comfortable chairs and tables, whiteboards, CD players, overhead projectors, DVD players and a television.
Our self access centre is open from 8am to 7:30pm on weekdays; resource rooms with 10 PCs; free wireless internet access for those with laptops; 3 modern printing and photocopying machines; self study materials; grammar and vocabulary books; listening CDs; library of books and videos. Our highly qualified tutors are also close by to help you every day and is one of the reasons why the CELTA Bangkok is one of the best TEFL qualification options available.
The school has a common room for trainee teachers. Here, you are offered free tea, coffee and a selection of cakes during the breaks and are welcome to make use of our facilities for their lunches. There are numerous types of western and delicious Thai food available on our doorstep.
You will, of course, also find yourself in the heart of one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing cities in South-East Asia where improved public transport now makes access easy to a vast range of shopping, eating and entertainment possibilities.
IH Bangkok is just two stops away on the Skytrain from the Siam Square district, which is not only the centre of fashion for the region and home to some of its most spectacularly designed shopping palaces but also where you can find some of the best bookshops in South-East Asia; cinemas whose offerings range from Hollywood blockbusters and Thai ghost stories in pampered luxury at the Paragon to art-house movies in the period charm of the Apex chain; the lovingly preserved teak houses and antique furnishings of Jim Thompson’s House; the magnificent Ocean World Aquarium;and from mid 2008 the new Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, a showcase for local artists and performers.
If you want to visit the extraordinary temples of the Rattanakosin area, three stops on the Skytrain will bring you to the river from where you can approach them by express boat along what is probably the most picturesque route in Bangkok. On Saturdays and Sundays both the Skytrain and the underground can whisk you north to lose yourself amid the curious corners and exuberant inventiveness of the popular Chatuchak weekend market. IH Bangkok’s downtown location also means that you are within easy reach of the youthful city’s ever growing and ever more fanciful music and dance scene and never far from some imitation Irish pub, tapas bar or burger restaurant if you’re missing home. Removed as you will be from the city’s artificial tourist enclaves, it’s true you will occasionally find yourself face to face with the city’s stark contrasts but this will probably only increase your wonder at the smiling goodwill and patient peacefulness on which it justly prides itself.
So, for ease of access, employment opportunities and an unforgettable taste of the real 21st century Asia, IH Bangkok is the right choice for your TEFL course in Thailand.
The CELTA Bangkok and Board Package
For your convenience and to save you planning we are proud to offer a course and accommodation package at Metropark Sathorn which makes life easy for our trainees, letting them focus on the course.
For just US $2,100 you can receive both your training and accommodation, leaving you with the decision of where to eat in Bangkok – what a choice!
Metropark is a beautifully constructed development which is just a 3km shuttle bus ride and a 15 minute sky train ride to the door of the school. Click here to see a map.
Metropark offers modern apartments (both studio and 2-bedroom) that are fully furnished and set within a complex that offers a standard swimming pool, lagoon swimming pool, gym, sun decks, restaurants, bars, 24 hr security and, of course, a 7/11!
Each apartment comes with a fridge, TV, DVD player, microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and offers excellent value for money. These rooms also have a connection for you to be able to use hi-speed internet with your laptop included in the price. Apartments are fully-serviced weekly and included in the cost is a linen and towel change. Water and electricity bills are extra, but should not exceed 1,000 baht (about $30) over the month for a studio apartment.
There is also an on site shop that will cater to all your necessities – and the not quite so necessary munchies required during intensive periods of study!
Of course you may decide to stay elsewhere and we have supplied some other options on our accommodation page.
- Bangkok & Board Package (included)
- 27 nights accommodation from the Sunday before the course starts and check out the Saturday after the course ends.
- Lovely modern studio apartments with private bathrooms and air conditioning.
- In apartment hi-speed internet for use with your laptop.
- TV and DVD player, for relaxing after studying.
- Microwave, toaster, fridge, kettle, air-conditioning.
- Desk in your room for when you want to study.
- Rooms serviced weekly with change of linen.
- Bangkok & Board Package (not included)
- Electricity and water bills – Approximately 1,000 baht a month for a studio apartment.
- Laundry – this can be arranged at the condominium.
School facilities for CELTA Bangkok trainees
- Free use of the resource rooms with 10 internet linked computers and the trainees’ room from 8am to 7:30pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm at weekends for preparation of lessons.
- Wireless network throughout the school for those with laptops.
- Well-equipped, modern classrooms.
For answers to specific questions about the Bangkok CELTA course and/or the Bangkok and Board package, please email us at [email protected]
To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise you to apply early. That way, you can be sure of getting the course date and accommodation you want. Click on CELTA application page to download the form.
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