TEFL Course in Nigeria

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program in Lagos


Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 120 Hours
Total Course Tuition: $2,000 USD
Reserve with a Deposit of: $500 USD (Deducted from Total Tuition)


Why take your TEFL Course in Nigeria?

Due to its ever-increasing industrial development, Lagos is the most modern city in Nigeria. The TEFL Course in Nigeria takes place in Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, a fast-growing mega city competing with New York. Ikorodu has a very good road network which makes it easily accessible. Accommodated in an English school, the TEFL training center is located approximately 22 km away from Lagos International Airport. If you want to teach in Nigeria or neighbor countries, taking your course in this location is a great option!


Study in Lagos
The facilities offer six spacious classrooms, audio-visual tools, and a small library. Each classroom is equipped with computers to enhance teaching in the class. The teaching practice students are locals who want to learn or improve their English skills. The course runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday through Thursday. There is an hour lunch break during which the TEFL trainees can eat in one of the nearby standard eateries. There are additional short breaks throughout the day. On Fridays, TEFL trainees have to plan study time from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The first teaching practice for TEFL trainees takes place starting Week 2 of the program and continues daily until Week 4. Each teaching practice is followed by evaluation and further practice. The overall progress of the theoretical part of the program is measured by weekly practice quizzes. The goal of the program is to prepare students for the following interviewing process with schools and, ultimately, for the teaching position ahead. It was also designed to help trainees achieve their career goal–a teaching position in the country of their choice.


Accredited TEFL Program
Our TEFL course in Nigeria has successfully met all of the International Accreditation Organization (IAO)’s accreditation requirements and, as a result, our program has been awarded Full Accreditation by IAO. Our institute has been awarded Full Accreditation after being evaluated under the International Accreditation Organization’s standards of global best practices in: Organizational Management, Academic Management and Institutional Performance. IAO’s full accreditation is a proof that we offer education that is on par with global education standards and that our institute is fully committed towards continuous improvement in the ever-evolving field of education.


Course Content:
The 120-Hour program in Nigeria is exactly the same course as taught in New York, London, Paris, or in other locations. Our 4 week, accredited TEFL Course in Nigeria provides for a high-quality practical training. During the training, there are daily study sessions, in which you learn teaching methodology, classroom management, how to teach accent reduction and interesting grammar classes. A major portion program is spent on preparing, teaching, and evaluating classes. The teaching-practice students are real students, whether locals or immigrants to the region. The onsite course is perfect if you have never taught English before and if you are serious about teaching English long-term. You will gradually acquire new skills, and get immediate feedback from your trainer.


2018 Course Dates

8 January – 2 February
5 February – 2 March
5 March – 30 March
2 April – 27 April
30 April – 25 May
4 June – 29 June
2 July – 27 July
6 August – 31 August
4 September – 28 September
1 October – 26 October
29 October – 23 November
26 November – 21 December


Included features within Total Course Fee:

  • 4 week TEFL Training of 120 hours.
  • Accredited and Internationally Recognized Certificate.
  • Job Contacts in Nigeria, Worldwide + Lifelong Career Guidance.
  • ALL course materials, stationery supplies, printing and photocopying.
  • Free wireless internet at school.
  • Graduation celebration!

4 Week Onsite Course Content

TEFL Course in Nigeria

I. Foreign Language Experience
The trainee will complete a daily learning journal during the foreign language experience. The focus is upon critical reflection on the learning experience and useful insights for teaching.


II. Language Awareness
· Grammar: Inputs cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasal’s and voice.
· Phonology: Covering: phonemics, rhythm, stress, intonation, place & manner of articulation and connected speech.


III. Student Profile
Trainees work with individual students on rapport-building, error analysis and correction and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required including transcription and error analysis of audio and written samples, culminating in a 60-minute session observed by a trainer.


IV. Teaching Techniques
V. Teaching Practice and Observation

Trainees complete
· 3 hours of observing experienced teachers
· 1 hour observing professionally developed video

· 12 hours of peer observation
· 1 hours of shared teaching practice
· 6 hours of individual teaching practice


VI. Material’s Project

Nigeria has the largest population of all African countries.  Its government is working hard to make the country one of the leading economies in the world. The country offers free education to its people; however, many Nigerians do not take advantage of it.  As a result, the government works hard on improving school attendance.


Lagos has a beautiful coast line.  Its beaches are compatible to those white, sandy beaches of Mexico or Thailand.  The most attractive beaches are Tarkwa Bay, Elegushi and Oniru Beach.  Lagos beaches offer fun and sun all year round. The National Museum of Lagos is a place to explore if you love history.  The museum features a notable collection of Nigerian art: pieces of statuary, carvings and archaeological and ethnographic exhibits. If you love shopping and exploring markets, Lagos Island Market will be an endless paradise for you  With a bouquet of commodities ranging from beautiful local and foreign jewelry to fabrics, clothing, home wares and electronics, the market is the largest shopping district in West Africa.


Private International Schools:

It is much easier to find a teaching position after taking our TEFL Course in Nigeria with a private educational institution because you don’t have to go through the application process of the Ministry of Education.  While the demands of different institutions may vary, most international teachers will be expected to teach English classes and possess a teaching credential such as the TEFL certificate.  Some teachers also teach privately as tutors to supplement their income.


Public Schools:

Most of the demand for English teachers in the public education system falls within elementary schools. Only 32% of males and 27% of females go through middle or even high school education due to the poor infrastructure, poverty and lack of qualified teachers. It may be somewhat of a challenge to go through the Nigerian Ministry of Education to find a teaching position, but there is no doubt that Nigeria could need a little help from international teachers.


Volunteer Work in Nigeria:

There are many orphanages and non-profit organizations in Nigeria which are constantly looking for international volunteers to teach local children in need.  Since these teaching opportunities are done on a volunteer basis, organizations often only require volunteers to have a high school diploma, as well as the heart and patience to help some of the least fortunate citizens of Nigeria.


How to Look for Teaching Jobs:

The best way to look for a teaching opportunity in Nigeria is to apply to a teaching program, such as ours,  that can arrange specific teaching placements with local educational institutions. Peak hiring time in Nigeria is August, just before the school starts.  Our training center in Lagos will be able to assist those who wish to teach in Nigeria with the proper guidance and support.


Teacher Compensation:

The usual salary is 50,000 Nigerian Naira per month. Due to the lack of funding, public school teachers in Nigeria earn much less than private school teachers (70,000 Naira/month).  As a teacher of a private international school, you may go home with double the amount in your pockets–150,000 Naira per month.  Do not let this worry you too much. Volunteer teachers are usually provided with room and board and some pocket money while teaching in Nigeria.


Required Qualifications:

Since most teach-abroad jobs in Nigeria are offered through private schools, the educational requirements may vary.  Having a Bachelor’s Degree, in a subject area and an accredited TEFL certificate, you will be well on your way to landing a rewarding teaching position in one of Nigeria’s private schools. For those planning to teach in a public school, the Nigerian Ministry of Education requires all candidates to have a Bachelor’s degree in education or in a specific subject area.

Most of our students taking our TEFL course in Nigeria use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation while taking the course. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.


Alternatively, we will gladly assist you set up your housing with an additional fee of $150 USD (plus the cost of the accommodation).

What is the average Cost of Living?

The average cost of living in Nigeria is actually quite high compared to other African countries.  Nigeria’s two largest cities, Lagos and Abuja, are two of the most expensive places to live in the world.  Still,  the majority of Nigerians survive on 1 USD per day.  This simply shows the huge contrast between the wealthy and the poor. Chances are, you will live comfortably during your time in Nigeria.  The average cost of living is estimated with 50,000 Naira per month.  Below are some examples of prices in Nigeria.  Since the conversion rate between the Nigerian Naira to the USD  is approximately 1 to 0.01, the prices are show in USD to better illustrate them.

  • 1-bedroom apartment rent: $400

  • 1 bottle of milk: $3

  • 1 pair of jeans: $40

  • 1 one-way transportation ticket: 20 NT


How is the weather in Nigeria?

Due to its close proximity to the equator and the Atlantic Ocean, the climate in Nigeria is tropical. Temperatures are consistently high.  The seasons are more defined by the difference in rainfall than a change on the thermometer.   In Lagos, the average high in January is 88°F (31°C) and 73°F (23°C).  There is hardly a drop of water that falls from the sky.  In June, it’s 82°F (28°C) and 73°F (23°C); June is the month with the heaviest rains. In the south of the Nigeria, a coastal region that includes Lagos and the oil-rich area of Port Harcourt, it’s incredibly humid, but it rarely gets hotter than 90°F (32°C). This area is characterized by two rainy periods: one short period and one long one.  The long rainy season begins in late February or early March and lasts until July. The short rainy season starts in September and runs through October, though rains are not nearly as heavy as in the long season.


What types of clothes do you recommend to bring to the program in Nigeria?

All those taking our TEFL course in Nigeria would do well to bring light, loose-fitting clothes and, most importantly, an umbrella.  In general, one can leave the winter jackets and long underwear behind and take your favorite swim suit and a high-SPF sun lotion with you.

Book your course today!

By attending this TEFL course in Nigeria, you will receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts in Nigeria, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be an eclectic mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless charm and beauty of Nigeria.

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