Validated TEFL Certification in Thailand

TEFL International

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International recognition is a core component of any accredited TEFL certification course, and the TEFL certification issued to all TEFL Campus graduates comes from TEFL International.


While TEFL International no longer facilitates any of its own courses, TEFL certification from TEFL International enjoys worldwide recognition by virtue of a network of nearly 30 course providers that reach nearly every corner of the globe. In fact, TEFL International has certified over 30,000 TEFL teachers since 1998.


Bearing all this in mind, you can rest assured our course and your TEFL certification will be recognized worldwide.

Validated TEFL Certification

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All TEFL International certificates are validated through Lamar University .  Lamar University recognizes the TEFL International certificate course as a three-credit undergraduate university course.  An official transcript is available to each student.
Lamar University is part of the Texas State University System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels.

Accredited TEFL Certification Licensing

thai_ministry_education_logoOur accredited TEFL certification is also licensed by Thailand’s Ministry of Education and has been since its inception. Our course meets the Ministry’s quality standards and is routinely asked to pass annual inspections.


Do not accept claims from any TEFL course provider that states they are accredited by Thailand’s Ministry of Education. The MoE do not accredit TEFL courses; they can only license them.

Accredited TEFL Certification Moderation

TEFL Campus’s TEFL certification course is also externally moderated by David Hopkins.


Mr. Hopkins has been a teacher, an administrator, a course developer, and TEFL teacher trainer for over four decades.​ He holds MA degrees in  Intercultural Training and Management and Language Teaching from the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont. He has worked and lived around the world for nearly 50 years. Mr. Hopkins was also a Senior English Language Fellow for the US State Dept.


Read more about the courses Mr. Hopkins moderates here: TEFL Course Options

Partnership with CMUTEFL

Effective January 2021, the CMU TEFL program in Chiang Mai authorized TEFL Campus to help with trainee recruitment. Certificates earned from CMU TEFL will be issued by CMUTEFL and not TEFL International (as is the case in Phuket). All pre-arrival support and job support will be administered by CMUTEFL. Enrollees are subject to CMUTEFL’s terms and conditions.

TEFL Course History

In operation since 2002 and having certified over 2,000 teachers, Via Lingua was bought out by TEFL Campus in February of 2014. Although operating under a new name, we remain committed to offering Phuket’s most comprehensive TESOL training course. The course curriculum and training staff remains the same, and our two full time trainers have over 20 years of combined experience working for both Via Lingua and TEFL Campus.


Teacher Link - TEFL CampusTEFL Camus has teamed up with TeacherLink to provide its Combined Course option.

With this option, you’ll complete TeacherLink’s online TEFL course before coming to TEFL Campus to complete onsite training – critical for full recognition of any TEFL certificate.

TEFL Course Resellers

ittt_logo_bigTEFL Campus works with International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT) to help sell our courses online. ITTT also  provides the online study in partnership with our onsite training for its Combined course, as well as the free online TEFL certificate courses that all graduates are eligible for.


ITTT has no involvement in the facilitation of TEFL Campus’ course in Phuket, nor does it have any level of ownership.

TEFL Campus Staff

TEFL Campus’ two full-time trainers have over 20 years of combined experience training ESL and EFL teachers.  Their dedication to trainees and sense of professionalism have helped to keep overall trainee satisfaction ratings above a rating of 4.9/5.0.


The course also employs two part-time trainers.  One trainer is the head of the English Department at Phuket’s most prestigious university; the other is a full-time primary school teacher at a local international school in Phuket Town.


TEFL Campus’ four trainers have over 30 years’ experience living in Thailand and SE Asia.  Between their professional backgrounds, local knowledge and dedication to their jobs, we’re confident we have one of Thailand’s most competent and professional training staff.


Eric is from Minneapolis and has been training teachers since 2007.  Before settling down to raise a family on Phuket, Eric traveled through most parts of SE Asia.  Eric writes a monthly education column for The Phuket News and has been published in the Bangkok Post.  Having studied in the UK in 1998, he supports Newcastle United FC but manages to get along just fine with Simon.


Simon is from London and has been training teachers since 2004.  He’s an avid cycling enthusiast and enjoys a good novel.  He also loves Thai music and has been seen singing on stage alongside some of Thailand’s better known bands.  He also supports Chelsea FC, but please don’t hold that against him.

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