About the Locations
Popular among all due to its warmth and soul, Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the “city of joy” and one of the prime locations for the 3 weeks extensive TEFL program offered by the reputable Asian College of Teachers. One of the busiest cosmopolitan cities, Kolkata is properly connected through rail, air and road.
For pursuing the course you have to pay a reasonable price of 50,000 INR + 18% GST. You can also avail accommodation at a minimal cost near the institution; accommodation can be of two types – shared accommodation (apartment style) and guest house accommodation. Nonetheless, you need not opt for accommodation if you stay in the same city.
While you take this highly functional course that includes both the theoretical and practical aspects of real time classroom teaching, you also get the opportunity to visit the beautiful British remains, the parks, museums and other interesting locales of the city. Some of the must visit places of Kolkata include the Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, Eden Gardens, Dakhineshwar Temple, Kalighat Kali Temple, Maidan, Science City, Nicco Park, and many more. You can get a cab or can also use local transport like train, bus or metro to visit these places.
10th Jul - 28th Jul 2017
28th Aug - 15th Sept 2017
6th Nov - 24th Dec 2017
8th Jan - 25th Jan 2018
12th Mar - 30th Mar 2018
23rd Apr - 11th May 2018
4th Jun - 22nd Jun 2018
History of the city
Job Charnock, agent of East India Company anchored on the east bank of the Ganga in August 1690 to found the city. Calcutta is situated in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly. There were three large villages along the east bank of the river Ganges, named, Sutanuti, Gobindapur and Kalikata that were bought by the British and the Mughal emperor permitted the East India Company to trade in return for an annual payment of Rs. 3,000/-.
The documented history of Kolkata, however, starts from the arrival of the British East India Company in 1690. After London, Kolkata was British Empire’s second city of pride. In 1772, the city was declared the capital of British India. Gradually Kolkata became the center of Indian Independence Movement. In 1905, the partition of Bengal resulted in widespread public protest and boycott of British goods. These activities, forced the British to move their capital to New Delhi in 1911.
In 2001, Calcutta was officially renamed Kolkata.
Kolkata is the “City Of Palaces” as it has been known since the 18th century. The city is a standing museum of 3000 years of architecture, with a great variety of styles.
This city has completed its three hundred years of its establishment.
The city now is a symbol of vibrancy and creativity with all the modern amenities along with a leisurely life style and enduring charm.
Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, a metropolitan city is situated in eastern India at 22°33'N 88°20'E. The River Hooghly, a tributary of the River Ganga runs south through the state of West Bengal and flows into the Bay of Bengal.
The city of Kolkata is situated where the river Hooghly merges into the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata has a tropical climate and has four seasons – spring, summer, monsoon and winter.
Spring is short between mid- February to mid April with temperatures ranging between 30- 35°C. Summers from mid- April to mid- June, are hot and the humidity nears saturation with the maximum temperature exceeding 40 °C. This is the most unpleasant period of the year. The monsoons are timely and heavy with the rains lashing the city between June and September and temperatures drop to the range of 25 °C - 35°C. It rains virtually every day. Winters are the best time to visit Kolkata, starting late October to early January. The temperature around New Year’s Eve can drop to 8°C at night but never below 15°C in the daytime.
Kolkata or former Calcutta being the major hub for Business and foreign trade was the abode for people from different countries and religions which gave the city a cosmopolitan population in turn. Hindus being on the top, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, and Parsis; Buddhists etc. make up the rest of the population. Here people of all religions reside together in harmony.
Kolkata enjoys a very good connectivity to the rest of the world. Reaching there is very easy as the city is well linked by Air, Rail and Road network.
The transport system of Kolkata is a mix of modern mass rapid transport and the old transport modalities like the rickshaws. The city is blessed with connections through the air, road, train and boat from almost every point of the country. Kolkata is well connected to the rest of India by the National Highways, the extensive network of the Indian Railways, and also by air. Most traffic to North-East India routes via Kolkata.
Air: The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (IATA code: CCU) at Dum Dum (former Dum Dum airport) is the only airport in the city, operating both domestic and international flights. Most of the domestic airlines have direct services to and from Kolkata-Kolkata to other important cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Bangalore. International Airlines operating from the Airport include British Airways, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Thai, Biman, Royal Brunei Airlines and Royal Jordanian apart from Air India.
Rail: The Kolkata has a good number of express and inter-state trains connecting major cities and railway hubs in India. The Indian Railways (IR) has several divisions of which the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway are headquartered in Kolkata. There are two major railway stations in Kolkata- Howrah and Sealdah. Another major terminal has been built at Chitpur. Recently another terminal at Shalimar near Howrah started operating. Some intercity express trains start from there too.
Road: Kolkata is very well linked and easily accessible by a large network of roads connecting every nook and corner of the country. Probably the most important road route of the country emerges from the city. The Grand Trunk road (G T Road) connects the city to the northern part of the country covering the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and many more. Kolkata is also a part of the renowned Golden Quadrilateral which provides seamless connectivity of the city to the other Metros of the country.
One can also avail of the other mode of conveyance such as auto rickshaw, taxi and ordinary or Deluxe or luxury coaches which are easily available and affordable too.
Ferries: The city is home to the Kolkata Port Trust which provides connectivity mainly to Port Blair. The efficient boat service of the city also connects to the important places on the other side of the river Ganges.
Local transport in Kolkata
Bus: Kolkata has an extensive network of government run and privately owned buses. One can also avail of private-owned buses which are of two types - The regular ones and the mini-buses.
Tram: Kolkata is the only city in India to have a tram network. Trams are operated by the Calcutta Tramways Company, a government of West Bengal Undertaking, popularly called CTC.
Taxi: In Kolkata pre-paid taxis are very easily available. In recent past only air-conditioned cabs that are known as "Blue-Arrow” introduced in the city.
Rickshaws and Auto-rickshaws: Rickshaws and auto rickshaws can be more commonly spotted in and around the city.
Metro: Kolkata’s pride, India’s as well as South Asia’s first metro (underground railway) was introduced in 1984 that connects between southern and northern part of the city between Tollygunge and Dumdum. The track passes through the heart of the city. Some stations are well decorated with art works based on themes related to local area.
The “Pearl of Arabian Sea”, Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is a gift of nature with its lush greenery, serene beauty and mesmerizing weather. The white sandy beaches and the gorgeous backwaters add an extra oomph to the already beautiful city of Kochi.
If you are looking forward to pursue the TEFL course in Kerala, then Kochi can undoubtedly be a favourite location for you. With its incredible tourist spots and surging economy, Kerala is lovingly called “The God’s own country”. The TEFL course in Kochi can be a good turning point for your teaching career with its rigorous teaching practice sessions, well designed curriculum and essential fundamentals on how to be a successful ESL teacher.
The course is reasonably priced at INR 55,000 + 18% GST (as applicable), and comes with accommodation facilities, which can be afforded at very low cost. You can opt for either shared apartment style accommodation or guest house. During the weekends you can take some time to visit the exquisite locations of the city like Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, St. Francis Church, Hill Palace, Tripunithura, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Santa Cruz Basilica, and many more. Well connected through road, rail and air, Kochi boasts of the largest port in India.
10th Jul - 28th Jul '2017
27th Nov - 15th Dec '2017
12th Feb - 2nd Mar '2018
14th May - 1st June '2018
The history of Cochin is equally fascinating like its natural beauty. This city was visited by Greeks, Romans, Jews, Arabs and Chinese. The culture and traditions of this region was significantly influenced by all these civilizations. Since the medieval ages the Europeans have settled in this city. The Portuguese and Dutch not only came here for economic came here for the economic reasons but it also influenced the politics and culture of the region. Cochin was not only famous for its natural beauty. Centuries after centuries, explorers from foreign land came here to get control over the huge amount of spices produced in the region. Among the spices, the most common is pepper or black gold. The Chinese fishing nets which are very unique to Cochin were brought here from China. These nets can be seen only in this region of the world.
The city of Cochin is located on the western coat of India. The geographic coordinates of this city is 9 degree North and seventy six degree each approximately. The twin city of Cochin is Ernakulam. Very close to the city are the Vembanad Lake and the group of islets. The city is on the northern part of the state of Kerala and is quite far from Tirvandrum the state capital. Alleppy, famous for its gorgeous backwaters is just an hour’s distance from Cochin.
The city of Cochin lies very near to the equator. Like most parts of South India, this city also has a very warm climate. However, as it is a coastal city the temperature hardly becomes extremely hot. The summer temperatures and the winter temperatures are more or less similar. The annual average temperature range of Cochin is from 20 to 35 degree Celsius. The southwest monsoon winds considerable amount of rainfall from June to September. Even during the winter season, there is light rain in the city. In Cochin, you can experience about 132 days of rain in a year.
Cochin is a cosmopolitan city and as it is a major commercial center people from many religions and ethnicities come here to work. Cochin was deeply influenced by the Arabs and Europeans in the medieval ages thus one can find a huge population of Muslims and Christians in this area. There are mosques, synagogues, temples and churches in the region. Some of the most significant ecclesiastical building in Cochin however, is the Jewish synagogue, Saint Francis Church and Santa Cruz Basilica.
Cochin is well connected by water, road and air. The port of Cochin is one of the biggest in India. There are regular ferry services from the port and passenger ships also go to Lakshwadeep and Colombo from here. Cochin also has its very own international airport, which is just 25 kilometers from the city. it is one of the largest airports of Kerala and India. Another most common mode of reaching Cochin is by train. It is well connected by Southern Railways intra city transport system. There are two railway stations of Cochin Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town.
Bangalore, now called Bengaluru, the “Silicon Valley of India” is one of the principal locations for the 3 week premium TEFL course in India, conducted by the well acclaimed Asian College of Teachers. The city displays a perfect amalgamation of charming monument hills, parks, museums and night clubs, malls, and cafes. Bangalore has developed steadily over the last decade owing to its mind blowing IT expansion thus paving way for the placement of ample language and soft skill trainers in various sectors.
Thus, pursuing the TEFL course in this city can be the wisest decision possible as TEFL apart from placing you as ESL teachers abroad also open up huge opportunities for you to get hired as corporate trainers. The course is reasonably priced at INR 55,000 + 18% GST (as applicable). If you are coming from a different city and have no accommodation of your own, we can arrange the facility for you. You can choose from two types of accommodation-- the shared apartment style accommodation or guest house lodging.
Bangalore has a number of interesting tourist places to visit like Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Wonderla, Ulsoor, Vidhana Soudha, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace etc. You can also go for a short weekend trip to the exotic Nandi Hills located nearby.
7th Aug - 25th Aug '2017
4th Sept - 22 Sept '2017
6th Nov - 24th Nov '2017
8th Jan - 25th Jan '2018
12th Mar - 30th Mar '2018
7th May - 25th May '2018
11th Jun - 29th Jun '2018
The city of Bangalore or Bengaluru as it is called now has a fascinating history behind it. According to the historical account, 11th century King Veera Ballala of Hoysala dynasty while on a hunting expedition got lost in a forest and became very tired. There he met an old lady who served him boiled beans (Benda Kaal) and the grateful King named the place as Benda- Kaal- Uru (Town of Boiled Beans) which eventually evolved into Bangalore during the British Rule. It was Kempe Gowda who built a mud fort in Bangalore and founded the towns of Balepet, Cottonpet and Chickpet. Later the city was under the rules of the Sultans and the Marathas before being taken over by the British. After Indian independence the city of Bangalore became the capital of Karnataka and is now considered the IT capital of India.
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru is located in the southern part of India in the state of Karnataka and situated in the heart of the Mysore plateau (a region of the larger Precambrian Deccan Plateau). The topology of Bangalore is flat except for a central ridge. The highest point is Vidyaranyapura Doddabettahalli which is 962 metres (3,156 feet) and lies on this ridge. Bangalore Urban district is divided into three parts – Bangalore North, Bangalore South and Anekal. There are several freshwater lakes and water tanks in Bangalore and among them Sankey Lake, Ulsoor Lake and Yediyur Lake are quite well known.
The inhabitants of Bangalore enjoy a year round pleasant weather in Bangalore. The city has a tropical savanna climate with separate wet and dry seasons. Occasional heat waves in summer may sometimes bring some discomfort to the residents of Bangalore. April is the hottest month with an average high temperature of 36 degree Celsius and the coolest month is December with an average low temperature of 15 degree Celsius. Bangalore receives rainfall from both north east and south west monsoons and the wettest months are August, September and October.
Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city and a mixed bag of different religions and various cultures. Since its cosmopolitan character and massive development in the IT sector, Bangalore has embraced people from every corner of the country and this has resulted in the conglomeration of varied religious communities. The majority of Bangalore’s population is Hindu which is around 70%, followed by Muslims comprising of around 25% of the city’s population and the rest occupied by the Christians and the Jains. Bangalore is dotted with famous temples like Halasuru Someshwara temple, Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple, Bull temple and the ISKCON temple. The Islamic influence over Bangalore can be witnessed in two of the most popular mosques-Jamia Masjid and Jumma Masjid. Among the churches, St Mary’s Basilica is the oldest in Bangalore.
Bangalore is well connected with all the major cities and towns in India. Bangalore International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in the country. The city is part of the South Western railway zone of Indian Railways and the stations are respectively Bangalore City Railway Station and Yeshwanthapur Junction which are the connecting points of Banaglore with all the important places around the country. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services connecting Bangalore with other parts of Karnataka as well as other states. Other than this, the local people avail of the three wheeled auto rickshaws popularly known as autos which are metered and can accommodate up to three passengers. There are taxis on call as well and the city is also awaiting its rapid transit system called Namma metro consisting of 41 stations.
Delhi bridges two different worlds. India's capital is littered with succession of a series of emperors. A maze of narrow lanes lined with crumbling Mughal palaces and mosques and the imperial city of New Delhi with large, tree lined avenues created by the British Raj. The city was built and destroyed many a time. New Delhi has been the political hub of India since the mythological era. Here you will find out that the city is scattered with stunning masterpieces to indulge your traveller's spirit: charming ancient monuments, mesmerizing museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.
If you are considering pursuing the TEFL course in India then New Delhi can certainly be a preferred location for you. With its incredible historical tourist spots and rising economy, the TEFL course in New Delhi can be a good junction point for your fruitful teaching career with its precise teaching practice sessions, well planned curriculum and necessary fundamentals on how to be a flourishing ESL teacher.
TEFL Premium Program- The course is reasonably priced at INR 55,000 + 18% GST (as applicable). The program comes with Teaching Practice in local school.
6th Nov -24th Nov '2017
12th Feb - 1st Mar '2018
16th Apr - 4th May '2018
18th Jun - 7th Jul '2018
The city of Delhi has been a significant political hub of India as the capital of a lot of empires. In the epic Mahabharata the town was recognized as Indraprastha where Pandavas used to live. In 1192 the Afghan warrior Muhammad of Ghori captured the Rajput town, and established Delhi Sultanate. Ibrahim Lodi gave way to Babur, who, after the battle of Panipat in 1526, founded the Mughal Empire. From Hindu Kings to Muslim Sultans, the wheel of the city kept changing from one ruler to another. The earth of the city stinks of blood, forfeit and love for the country.
New Delhi forms a small division of the Delhi metropolitan area. The city is situated on the Indo-Gangetic Plain. New Delhi is situated on the flood plains of the Yamuna River. The Delhi edge originates from the Aravalli Range. It stands at the centre of the Indian sub-continent, amid the Himalayas and Aravallis range.
Delhi's has an extreme type of weather. The standard temperature can vary from 25°C to 45°C throughout the summer and 22°C to 5°C in the winter. It features extended and extremely hot summers, comparatively dry and cold winters, a monsoonal phase, and dust storms.
It is a melting pot of diverse religions and cultures. Delhi participates in almost all the festivals that are celebrated in other parts of the country. The celebrations start from the Diwali of the Hindus to the Eid of the Muslims to the Guru Nank Jayanti of the Sikhs to the Christmas of the Christians each and every festival is celebrated in Delhi.
New Delhi is well connected by means of public transport like Buses, Auto Rickshaws, Taxi Service and recently the Delhi Metro Link. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is at this time being extended to accommodate more passengers and their transport demands owing to the rising pace in the City. Delhi is also well linked with the rest of India via many Railways, National Highways and Expressways.
Mumbai is the city of dreamers and starlets. The world famous entertainment centre, fashion epicentre and financial powerhouse of India, Mumbai is located in Maharashtra and is the chief metropolis of the state. Mumbai is a city of contrast. It has India's most creative film industry and is the residence of some millionaires while on the other side the city gives shelter to the Asia's biggest slums and fisher folk. Mumbai is the largest tropical wooded area in an urban zone, the residence of some exotic birds. It is a city which never sleeps.
Hence, pursuing the TEFL course in this city can be the wisest possible choice as TEFL opens up huge opportunities for ESL teachers abroad to get hired as teachers and trainers in different sectors.
TEFL Premium Program- The course is reasonably priced at INR 55,000 + 18% GST (as applicable). The program comes with Teaching Practice in local schools.
TEFL Hybrid - The 5 days in-class with an online course and teaching practice can be availed at a reasonable fee of 18000 INR (270 USD approx).
If you are coming from a different town and have no lodgings of your own, we can fix up the accommodation for you. You can opt from two types of room - the shared apartment style room or guest house lodging.
The 3 weeks TEFL course in Mumbai by the Asian College of Teachers comes with the best guidance, tutor and curriculum, and also on how to be a successful ESL teacher.
31st Jul - 18th Aug '2017
4th Sept - 22 Sept '2017
27th Nov - 15th Dec '2017
8th Jan - 25th Jan '2018
12th Mar - 30th Mar '2018
7th May - 25th May '2018
The culture and traditions of this city was significantly fascinating. Mumbai was in the beginning an archipelago of seven islands. Pleistocene sediments found along the coastal part around suggest that the islands were peopled since the Stone Age. It then landed with the British as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza when she married Charles II of England. By 1845, the seven islands were fused as part of many land renovation projects. The land mass city that we are familiar with today is a result of these reclamations. Over the centuries, Mumbai became a significant port for the British for its natural harbour. Mumbai's luck really rose in the American Civil War as the cut off cotton was supplied from America to Great Britain.
The city of Mumbai is located at the mouth of the Ulhās River on the western coast of India, in the coastal region known as the Kankan. Mumbai is bordered by the Arabian Sea. Many parts of the city are positioned just above sea level while the northern part is hilly. It is the most populous city in India.
Mumbai enjoys a tropical wet and dry climate. The weather of Maharashtra is tropical monsoons as it receives heavy rain throughout the monsoon with the summers being hot and winters moderate. Temperature varies between 22°C-39°C during this season. Rainfall starts normally in the first week of June.
Mumbai is a pulse point of religious tension. It is a city of many faiths. Mumbai people are also very passionate about their festivals. Mumbai are a rigorous mix of Hindus, Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians, Jains and Buddhists. It is truly a city with many cultural and religious aspects. Mumbai celebrate all festivals with great elaboration and reverence.
Mumbai enjoys a very good connectivity to the rest of the world. Reaching here is absolutely trouble free as the city is well linked by Air, Rail and Road network. The international airport connects the city with the rest of the world. A tour of this city is unfinished without a ride in the local trains. Mumbai shows you a variety of modes of transportation. Mumbai has a well built network of local transport, which consists of trains, buses, taxis and auto rickshaws.
Goa is a kaleidoscopic blend of cultures, sun and sea, trance parties, seafood and spirituality. It has perfectly exposed the amalgamation of Indian and Portuguese culture. Apart from the sun soaked beaches and vigorous night life Goa is also famous for its astonishing colonial architecture and heritage. In short this place never lets you down.
A TEFL course in Goa offered by Asian college of Teachers is the most exciting opportunity to soak in to a beach vacation while pursuing the most promising TEFL course. Enrolling in the TEFL course in Goa can be the wisest possible option as TEFL opens up enormous opportunities for EFL/ESL teachers to travel abroad and get hired as teachers and trainers in different sectors.
TEFL Premium Program- The course is reasonably priced at INR 65,000 + 18% GST (as applicable). The program comes with intense Teaching Practice in local schools.
TEFL Hybrid –TEFL online course with 5 days in class training and teaching practice can be availed at a reasonable fee of 18000 INR (270 USD approx). If the candidate is coming from a different city or country and have no lodgings of his/her own, we can arrange the accommodation.
The 3 weeks TEFL course in Goa by the Asian College of Teachers comes with the best supervision from qualified tutor and latest curriculum to become a successful EFL/ESL teacher.
27th Nov - 15th Dec '2017
14th May - 1st June '2018
Goa has witnessed an intricate historical feast which can be witnessed from ornate architecture and unique cultural traits. The Portuguese influence is still vivid in the whitewashed churches, age-old forts, bright Catholic ceremonies, melancholy fado music and the spectacular cathedrals of Old Goa. Enticed by the exotic East and the call of profitable spice routes the Portuguese arrived in Goa in 1510 and ruled this place for 450 years. In the 3rd century BC Goa was a part of the Mauryan Empire which was eventually passed to the Chalukyas of Badami. In 1961 the Indian army marched into Goa and Portuguese occupation at last came to its end on the subcontinent. In 1987 that Goa was officially declared India's 25th state by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and five years later Konkani was recognized as one of India's official languages.
Goa is situated in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. It is bordered by the state of Maharashtra in the north and by Karnataka in the east and south. Goa is India's smallest state and is situated between latitudes 15 degrees 48'00" North to 14 degrees 53'54" North and Longitudes 74 degrees 20'13" East to 73 degrees 40" 33" East.
The pleasant weather of Goa makes it a tourist's paradise with almost no extremities in temperatures throughout the year. Goa is blessed with a tropical weather. May is usually the warmest month in Goa. The rainy season lasts from mid June through September. December, January and February usher in a pleasant weather in Goa.
Goans are deeply devout people and religion plays an important role in Goa. Hinduism and Christianity are the two major religions in Goa. Hinduism and Christianity are the two major religions in Goa and the Christian population is almost entirely Roman Catholic and Goan Catholics form a significant ethno religious group. There are many Hindu temples and churches strewn across Goa.
As a prominent tourist hub, Goa enjoys good flight and train connectivity. A number of cheap flights are available to Goa. Goa has two major railway stations — Margao and Vasco-da-Gama, both located in the southern area of the state. Roads are the primary mode of travel around Goa. Goa is connected to the rest of the country through the national highway, rail networks and domestic flights.
The exciting capital of Thailand, Bangkok is not only the economic and commercial centre of the country but also a fertile market for numerous ESL teachers to get placed every year. The city tops the wish-list of many owing to its charismatic beauty, gracious allure, oriental charm, exotic beaches, and ultra modern lifestyle.
Often regarded as the “City of Angels”, Bangkok takes education very seriously and shows huge interest to learn English to share its place with the other first world countries on the forefront. The 3 weeks TEFL course in Bangkok by the Asian College of Teachers comes with the best training infrastructure, mentors and curriculum, and also a very purposeful Thai cultural and training session for you to absorb the Thai way of living closely.
In between the course, you can take some time out to visit the excellent tourist locales of Bangkok. Some of the mention worthy places are GrandPalace , Jim Thompson House, Lumphini Park, MBK Center, Bangkok National Museum, Erawan Shrine, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Royal Barges Museum etc. The course is reasonably priced at INR 65,000 + 18% GST (as applicable) along with accommodation facilities for which you need to pay an additional amount, which is minimal. You can opt for the apartment style sharing accommodation or stay at the guest house.
7th Aug - 25th Aug '2017
2nd Oct - 20th Oct '2017
27th Nov - 15th Dec '2017
19th Feb - 9th Mar '2018
2nd Apr - 20th Apr '2018 (STP)
4th Jun - 22nd Jun '2018
Bangkok traces its roots back to the early 15th century. The name is derived from the Thai word Bang which means "a village situated on a stream". Bangkok initially was a village on the bank of the Chao Phraya River and was under the rule of Ayutthaya. After the fall of Ayutthaya King Phutthayotfa Chulalok founded Rattanakosin (now Bangkok) which was the new capital of the reunited Siam (now Thailand). During the late 19th century Bangkok became the centre of Siam's modernization under the influence of Western culture. The city was subjected to Allied bombing during World War II. A rapid development of the city continued through post world war. Bangkok boosted its tourism industry as a result of American military R&R destination. In 1906 King Chulalongkorn first formalized Administration of the city. With the formation of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) the present form of the city was created.
Bangkok, Thai Krung Thep is Thailand’s cultural and commercial hub. The Chao Phraya River meanders through the city. The city is located 13.75 latitude and 100.50 longitudes. Situated at an elevation 12 meters above sea level, the city is spread through 13.75 latitude and 100.50 longitudes. Bangkok has a population of about 5,104,476 making it the most populous city in Thailand. The city is a bustling, crowded metropolis with temples, industrial unit, shops, and homes put side by side along its roads and canals.
The city enjoys a sultry and warm tropical savannah climate throughout the year. The annual average temperature range of Bangkok is 25 °C - 30 °C. The summer temperatures and the winter temperatures do not vary much. The rainy season lasts from mid May through September. Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate.
Bangkok is a metropolitan city and is a major commercial hub of Thailand. The city has a population of 9 million. Religion is considered an indispensable pillar of Thai society. There is no official state religion in the Thai constitution though the main religion practiced in Thailand is Buddhism. About 93.6 percent of all the people in Thailand are Buddhists. Religious tolerance is both accepted in Thailand and protected by the constitution. Other religions in Thailand consist of Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity.
Bangkok is well connected by water, road and air. Bangkok's canals in the past served as a major mode of transport. The city’s web of canals coupled with the river earned it the name “Venice of the East.” Roads are the primary mode of travel in Bangkok. Bangkok is connected to the rest of the countryside through the national highway, rail networks and domestic flights. The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) functions as a dominant bus services. Tuk-tuks have become one of Bangkok's most familiar transportation and it is very famous among the tourists. There are two commercial airports, the older Don Mueang International Airport and the new Bangkok International Airport, commonly known as Suvarnabhumi.
Hyderabad, lovingly called “the City of Pearls”, is the capital city of two Southern States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The city of “the Nizams”, with its magnificent palaces and monuments, lakes, gardens and parks, museums, scrumptiouscuisine and the many different bazaars (local markets) for shopping.Hyderabadbuilt by the rulers who ruled the land before the British occupation of India, has come a long way into becoming a capital of two Southern states of India. The grandeur of the city and the aroma of the variety of spices mingled in the air of the city, lend the place a distinct flavour of its own. Major tourist attractions include Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Ramoji Film city, various lakes and parks and many other points.
As you enrol for a TEFL in-class course in the city of Hyderabad, and unravel the city and its various attractions, you are bound to feel a deep connection with the past history of the place as well. With its ‘Nawabi hospitality’ for the visitors and tourists still intact, Hyderabad will never disappoint you. The TEFL course is priced at quite a reasonable rate of 55,000 INR + 18% GST (as applicable) and ensures that you get acquainted with the latest ESL/EFL teaching techniques practiced in the world around.
3rd Oct - 21st Oct 2017
Rightly called ‘the city of love’, the city of Hyderabad was founded by the fifth QutbShahiruler Mohammad QuliQutub Shah, in honour of his beloved queen ‘HyderMahal’. After the last ruler of the QutbShahi dynasty, AbulHasanTana Shah, was taken into prison by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, the city came under the rule of the Mughals. However, the city including the Deccan portion gained its highest prosperity and development during the reign of the AsafJah Rulers (nizams) in all the three spheres - cultural, economic and social. After India gained independence from the British rule in the year of 1947, all states except Hyderabad joined the Indian Union. In its bid to remain independent from the Indian State, the relations between the two parties deteriorated leading to the Indian army seizing the city in the 18th of September, 1948 and imposing Military Rule. Slowly the boundary of the city began to redefine itself on the basis of linguistic concern. On 1st November 1956, all the Telugu speaking areas formed the city of Andhra Pradesh, making Hyderabad its capital.
However, after the formation of the state of Telangana in 2014, Hyderabad fell in Telangana. Hence now it has become the capital city for two Southern Indian state – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and will remain so for a period of not more than ten years.
Hyderabad is located on the banks of River Musi, in the northern part of the Deccan plateau and southern part of the state of Telangana. Greater Hyderabad with an area of 650 km2 is one of the largest metropolitan cities in India. The city of Hyderabad is dotted with small hills and numerous lakes also known as ‘Sagar’.
Hyderabad experiences a semi-arid climate that is tropically wet and dry. The days are hot and dry while the nights are cooland pleasant with dusty storms occurring between the month of May and June.The average temperature in summer range from 30 °C to 36 °C(from April to June) and in the winter from 20 °C to 24 °C (from December to January).
Hindus comprise of the majority of the population with around 51.89%, though a significant number of Muslims also form a major part of the population with around 43.45% and are dominant in and around the old city of Hyderabad. Birla Mandir, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwarais an important temple for the Hindus in Hyderabad while Mecca Masjid is a remarkable and one of the largest and venerated mosques in the world. St. Joseph’s Cathedral belongs to the Archdiocese of Hyderabad and is named after St. Joseph.
Hyderabad is well connected with places within the city as well as with other Indian cities by road transport with three National Highways passing through the city and with five State Highways, and railways, the South Central Railway headquarter located in Secunderabad. With other major destinations all around the world in Asia, Europe, Middle East and America, Hyderabad is well linked through its international airport named as “Rajiv Gandhi International Airport”.
A gateway to South India and literally called so, Chennai, earlier known as Madras, is the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest city in India. An important and one of the biggest south Indian cities with respect to education, economy and culture, the city of Chennai reflects the prefect mix of the Dravidian civilisation and globalization with people pouring in from all over the world (which comprises of over 100,000 expatriate population). The city has been ranked the second best Indian city by India today and has also been called the ninth best city in the world by Lonely Planet. Some of the notable and beautiful places to visit in Chennai include temples like Kapaleeshwar, ISKON, Marina Beach, museums and parks and many more.
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Before the Portuguese arrival in Chennai in 1522, the city was ruled by quite a number of powerful dynasties which included the Cheras, the Cholas, the Pallavas, and the Vijanagara Empire. In 1639, the English settled on a strip of land on the Coromandel Coast and was granted permission to build a factory and warehouse from the then ruler Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu. This strip of land was mainly a fishing village known as "Madraspatnam". After the English established the St. George’s fort here in 1640, the colonial growth and settlement began around it. However between the years 1746 and 1749, the city came under the French supremacy and again was regained by the British conforming to the Pact of Aix-la- Chappelle after which they fortified the city to prevent further attacks. After independence, the city which had become a major metropolis by then was declared as the capital of the Madras State or Tamil Nadu. In August 1996, the city was renamed as ‘Chennai’ by the then state government.
Located in the south eastern coast of India, Chennai is situated in the Coromandel Coast with the beautiful Marina Beach, also the world’s second longest beach, is found here. The city has two rivers which flow through it are River Cooum and River Adyar, along with a number of lakes.
Chennai experiences a tropical wet and dry climate; the hottest time of the year being between May and June, with maximum temperatures ranging between 35 - 40°C, while the coolest time is in January, with minimum temperature ranging between 19 –25 °C. The city receives its seasonal rainfall from NE monsoon winds between mid-October to mid-December, the average annual rainfall being 140 cm (approx.)
The city of Chennai has a population comprising of various religious backgrounds that include Hinduism (81.3%), Islam (9.4%), Christianity (7.6%), and others too. Several temple towns like Maylapore, Triplicane, etc. along with various other places of worship like temples, masjids (mosques), churches, a Buddhist centre are found here.
The economic development of Chennai can be majorly credited to the highly developed transportation system available in the city. Mount Road is the city’s most popular road which trails to the Grand Southern Trunk Road (NH 45); the railway terminals connect the different places in the city as well as outside it like Delhi, Howrah, Mumbai, Bangalore, the Metro railway system opened to the public on June, 2015 and is still in the expansion phase. The Chennai International Airport is another convenient mode of transportation connecting both domestic as well as international regions.