Teach Explore Asia (XploreAsia)
Teach Explore Asia (XploreAsia) Programs
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Teach Explore Asia (XploreAsia) Reviews
Expanding my Mind
Submitted by Paul - Roi-Et | January 18, 2018
In 2012 I signed up with XploreAsia and traveled outside of my home country for the first time in my life. My experience completing the TESOL course with XploreAsia was a fantastic one. I had a bad case of cultural shock and the team was really supportive and helped me through it. I entered Thailand for the first time not feeling at all like a teacher and I left XploreAsia for a teaching position with the confidence of a real teacher. Throughout my first year XploreAsia was a great source of help and support in all things Thailand and teaching. After my first year I had the confidence and knowledge to break away and go on my own mission in Thailand, which is thanks in part to XploreAsia for building my confidence.
Amazing experience and brilliant guidance by XploreAsia
Submitted by Tanya Davis - London England | January 10, 2018
I went through XploreAsia in 2015 moving over from the UK to Thailand and I got to say this was the best thing I ever did. Not just moving to Thailand and becoming an English teacher but also going through XA. Without their help I would have found it incredibly difficult setting myself up in a foreign Country with no experience of teaching and no clue on how to speak the language. Everything down to helping me set up a bank account to getting me a job and providing assistance with transport, contracts etc. I ended up continuing to stay on and live in Thailand yet had I not had XA assistance with setting me up here to begin with maybe my experiences would be very different and I wouldn't have given it a chance. Even down to the tutors at XploreAsia preparing you for things like culture shock and giving you the basic language skills to get by before you venture off on your own after the orientation. I highly recommend going with XploreAsia or one of their programmes as I couldn't rate it higher for all the hard work they put in and the effectiveness of the organisation of the program its well worth every penny!
Education of life
Submitted by Neena Selli - London United Kingdom | January 03, 2018
Teaching in Thailand educated me about life in another country and finding within myself the adaptability to the new environment. Being out of my comfort zone, XploreAsia was extremely valuable in preparing me for this teaching role and educating me about the Thai culture. XploreAsia provide training for teaching skills, lesson plans, different strategies for the large classrooms and many other teaching tools. Teaching is a very respectful profession in Thailand, especially if you are a native English speaker.
I found the students to be very shy in speaking English in the classroom because they generally fear embarrassment. I used my phone and my laptop a lot and found the students participating and responding very quickly. As soon as they would see the picture on the phone, they would speak out loud and this in a way took away the fear of their embarrassment. It was great participating in the school activities with the children and getting to know Thai teachers.
I used resources and tools provided to me by XploreAsia to assist in the classroom. It was comforting and a peace of mind to know that XploreAsia were on the other end of the phone for support in case of any confusions or any issues arising at the school, this meant I could just get on with the teaching. I would definitely recommend training with XeploreAsia to anyone interested in teaching abroad, it's a condensed complete package. Finally, teaching abroad is such a life educational experience that we make a difference to them and they make a difference to us.
First venture across the pond!
Submitted by Mellowfellow - Canada | December 26, 2017
I had always heard such positive experiences about teaching abroad from my peers. I got recommended to go through XploreAsia by a friend. Their sister company Greenheart Travel helped make a smooth transition from America to Asia.
I am so happy with my decision to do a TEFL course before entering the teaching field in Thailand. Not only did the entire staff of Greenheart and XploreAsia provide endless support but also I was able to meet tremendous people who I consider life long friends.
From the orientation to Thai language lessons to cultural lessons, the staff of XploreAsia has put such passion and care into making a memorable, informative experience one will truly not forget.
Submitted by Carolyn A. - United States | December 21, 2017
I really can’t say enough positive things about XploreAsia! From the moment I got off the plane in Thailand I never felt alone in a new country. XploreAsia was not only great with the TESOL program, but even when I was on my own to teach, they wanted to make sure I was enjoying my experience and wanted to hear about any potential problems I was having. It was very comforting to know that I had people who would help me out with any problem that may arise. They have a tight-knit family feel to the organization and were very welcoming. They know how to make the TESOL course fun but effective so you are prepared to teach at any grade level. XploreAsia wants your transition to teaching in a foreign country to be as smooth as possible and truly do a wonderful job!