MediaKids Academy Programs
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MediaKids Academy Reviews
Submitted by BRITTANY ROSE - Arizona State University | July 05, 2018
Media Kids is a great company that has many schools in Thailand. Your experience can depend on the school where you are placed (I had a perfect school and loved 100% of everything). Media Kids' staff will always answer calls, always pay on time and will have your paperwork completed for immigration.
Some warnings, you will need to be very independent. Getting set up in the housing they provide, bank accounts, getting to and from immigration and especially the curriculum is all bare-bones. They offer assistance but it is on you to handle your day-to-day business and fill in the blanks where needed.
I totally recommend Media Kids, it's a great way to attain valuable teaching experience and further your teaching resume.
First time English teacher
Submitted by Nadia Ramon - Troy university | January 10, 2018
Have you ever decided to sell all of your belongings, pack up a bag, and book a one- way flight? That is exactly what I did. I completed my TEFL/ TESOL certification, applied for a teaching job in Thailand, and left the rest as a mystery. I was excited and nervous as I had never done this before but MediaKids Academy assisted me through every step of the way. Training was extensive and very helpful, i was able to get a sim card to stay connected to family, and they also taught us conversational Thai phrases that were extremely helpful.
Lesson plans were arranged and most necessary materials were provided. The staff was also extremely helpful with instructions and comments on any of the material that they provided and they were accessible at any given time of the day.
Working with MediaKids aided me in realizing how great of a teacher I could be and they helped me expand my potential.
Overall, I made wonderful friends, learned a wonderful language and culture, explored the most beautiful places, and found my new career. Moving to Thailand was by far the best experience and decision I ever made and would recommend everyone to do it too! Teach with MediaKids :)
Couldn't ask for better!
Submitted by Lydia Skawinski-Shearer - Phrae Thailand | July 31, 2017
MEDIA KIDS have been absolutely fabulous in helping me through moving countries from the UK to Thailand and changing my career into becoming a TEFL teacher.
Having decided that Thailand was the country I was determined to teach in, but being completely bewildered where to even start - Media Kids from the word go have been fantastic.
I had plenty of Skype interviews, but Media Kids just felt completely the correct choice to go for, they made everything seem possible and easily doable (which it is.)
The company is young and enthusiastic, yet competent and utterly supportive. They are experienced and will go the extra mile to help when you need it.
Even before leaving the UK, they were on hand to help. They properly listened to all of my requests about where in Thailand I wanted to move to and why (I absolutely love where I've been placed in the North of Thailand - it ticks every box I asked for,) they listened to all of my concerns about getting all my documents in order before coming out here - and never made me feel silly for asking the most ridiculous of questions.
Even on arrival at the orientation, they remembered me which was a great personal and welcoming touch!
Now that I'm a few months into teaching and working with Media Kids, they remain ace. There's a team designated for your area, and they really are on hand whenever you need them - even if it's for translating a sign in a shop (thank you Kwan!!)
Any questions or worries I've had about the curriculum and / or teaching, they're there to help, without any judgement.
They really are super friendly and accommodating, I feel like I have a totally understanding support network to fall back on.
Now I'm in Thailand and I've met other TEFL teachers who use other companies, it seems like they have to do a lot of their own leg work with all the legal paperwork, to sorting out phone contracts, finding their own accommodation, navigating new curriculum's etc... (which trust me - if you don't speak or read Thai is pretty hardcore...!) but Media Kids take all that stress off and either do it for you - or guide you through every step of the way. Which is a huge deal breaker if nothing else!
They've made an exciting (but daunting!) experience all the better and I couldn't have made a better choice in choosing Media Kids.
Program: Teach English in Thailand!
Don't let your teaching trip to Thailand be a gamble
Submitted by Emlyn - Phrae Thailand | July 31, 2017
Choose Media Kids to help you every step of the way. I had so many Skype interviews with different teaching agencies back home in England, but it was an obvious choice to go with Media Kids. They’ve helped me every step of the way providing all the information I needed before jetting off, orientation in Bangkok, an easy to use teaching curriculum, to settling into life and actually working in Northern Thailand. This is only my first term teaching and it’s been as smooth as Thai silk. I have a team of assistants at MK to help me whenever I need them and I’m looking forward to many more months with Media Kids by my side.
Program: Teach English in Thailand!
First time teaching abroad.
Submitted by Samuel Levine - Phrae Thailand | July 30, 2017
After being in a job that had me physically and mentally exhausted I needed a change, thankfully I had recently finished my TEFL course and found a job opportunity to teach in Thailand. A week after I applied to MediaKids I had an interview, the next day I was offered the job at my choice of schools. Less than a month later I had arrived in Bangkok. I had a warm welcome when I arrived at the hotel, spent the evening getting my bearings and then got ready for the three day orientation which was interesting, taught me some basic Thai and explained various elements of teaching along with practising lessons with the rest of the new teachers. I had 5 days before I started teaching once the orientation finished, so I flew up to Chiang Mai where I climbed waterfalls, explored a cave temple and relaxed at some hot springs. Once I eventually arrived in my town, a nice rural area in the North of Thailand, I had a weekend to explore. I got to meet the Thai teachers and the director of the school, everyone was incredibly welcoming, the foreign teachers were introduced at a school assembly and we were each presented with some flowers which now decorate my desk in the office, a week after that we were taken out for a welcome meal which was absolutely incredibly, and presented with another plant, which decorates the head of my bed. Teaching has been an entirely unique experience, it started off very tough but as the students got used to me they are more talkative and even speak to me in English when they see me around town. While this is a small rural town there is still a lot to do, if you know where to look. I have made many friends here, and there is now a group of about 12 of us teachers who often meet up in the evenings or at weekends. Just yesterday, we hired motorbikes for 200 baht, roughly the price of a pint of beer back home, and spent the day driving through the mountains, visiting temples and relaxing by some rivers and waterfalls before returning to the weekly night market in town. If you are feeling stuck in your life, or just need to get away from everything, I would highly recomend applying to a MediaKids job listing and start a new life, have some incredible new experiences, see a brand new world with a totally different culture, enrich some young lives and have 24/7 support from the agency while you are doing all of this.
Program: Teach English in Thailand!