Report Abuse

Report this review to the Review Centre Team

Here at Review Centre we work hard to make sure we are the best place on the internet for honest, unbiased consumer reviews - we are grateful for your help in keeping us that way!


Why are you reporting this review?

If you represent this business why not claim your page by creating a Free Business Account where you will receive improved review monitoring functionality.


“A good start”

Written on: 21/03/2013 by Bailey32 (1 review written)

I wanted to earn while travelling and do something constructive so the Thailand tefl seemed ideal.
I am a female travelling alone so the support offered along the way made everything seem less scary.

As courses go I would say the Island Tefl with Darron on Koh Samui is one of the best, mainly because Darron is a fantastic teacher, very patient, kind and helpful.

The Gap360 list of what your money buys is inaccurate - no bbq on the beach, thai boxing etc - plus Thai boxing shows in Lamai are free anyway!
It's almost as is the company didn't have faith in its product and had to make up a list of other stuff the cash pays for.
It wold be nice if the advertising of the product was more honest. island Tefl is a good course but i suppose if people booked straight through them, gap360 wouldn't make any money...

I passed with a 96 per cent average. Darron instructed me how to get to Bangkok, find a hotel and start job hunting. I found work within a week and did it without the help of an agency.

The part about a guaranteed job was a little misleading. I was under the impression that Gap360 placed people in work but this is not the case.
People are referred to a job agency. A job is guaranteed because there is so much work for English teachers in Thailand.
One must be aware that a job offer could be any teaching job anywhere in Thailand. The agency will also take a commission from your wage.

As for value for money, I am dubious - I found a number of language schools and organisations that will give you Tefl training and a qualification for free before you start working with them. If you know the industry you don't actually have to pay for a Tefl.

As a leg up into life in Thailand the whole trip is good to do, if like me you have never been to Thailand and had no idea what you were doing!

I would advise anyone to give it a blast but if you know Thailand, I wouldn't bother.

As experiences go, so far it has been fantastic!
If I knew back before I booked, what I know now, it's difficult to say whether I would have still booked through Gap360.
I could have saved cash by working with a company that pays for the Tefl or maybe booked direct through island Tefl.
If I hadn't booked the Tefl at all I would not have met the great people I did on my course and had the great experiences I have had.
I also would not have found the jobs I have now.

Was this review helpful? 0 0