Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 120 Hours
Total Course Tuition: $2,000 USD
Booking Fee: $500 USD
Why take your TEFL Course in South Africa?
There’s a reason Cape Town is voted “The Best City in Africa and the Middle East,” and one of “The Best Cities in The World” (by Travel and Leisure Magazine, USA, in 2007). Whether it is the adrenalin rush of shark cage diving, mountain climbing or paragliding, the proud roar of a male lion on safari, or the soothing sound of crashing waves from any one of Cape Town’s pristine beaches, your stay will become an unforgettable experience in your life!
Study in Cape Town
The TEFL training center in Cape Town is located in one of the modern office buildings in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the ocean. The school features seven modern, spacious classrooms with large windows, a library and an area where you can relax during breaks. The EFL students you will meet during your teaching practices in Cape Town come from all corners of the world.
Accredited TEFL Program
Our TEFL course in South Africa 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.
120-Hour On-Site Certification
Our 4 week, accredited TEFL course in South Africa 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 TEFL course in South Africa 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.
2017 Course Dates
3 July – 28 July
7 August – 1 September
4 September – 29 September
2 October – 27 October
30 October – 24 November
27 November – 22 December
Included features within Total Course Fee:
4 Week Onsite Course Content
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
· 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
Most TEFL job employers in South Africa prefer to hire people on the spot, so it’s usually best to do some research on the Internet, and arrive in the country armed with a copy of your TEFL certificate and a few resumes.
The top three teaching destinations in South Africa are Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. There is a growing number of language institutes in the cities across the country. While the majority of positions go to South Africans with native English skills, there are opportunities for foreign TEFL teachers too. As well as being one of the most pleasant African cities to live in, Cape Town is probably South Africa’s biggest TEFL job market. A growing number of the city’s institutes now employ teachers from overseas. Durban has South Africa’s largest port and is also a center for tourism. These factors combine to keep the TEFL jobs market relatively upbeat, and the opportunities for foreign teachers are on the rise. Johannesburg is home to the British Council’s South African office and has a growing number of language institutes and TEFL jobs.
The cost of living in South Africa is not particularly high, so the average TEFL job salary of around 10,000 Rand ($1,400 USD), should comfortably cover your cost of living.
Most of our students taking our TEFL course in South Africa use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation. 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).
How is the weather in Cape Town?
Cape Town features mild winters and pleasant summers. Summer temperatures in December to February range from around 15 to 27° C (60 to 80° F); during the winter months of June to August, temperatures are between 7 to 20° C (45 to 70° F). Rainfall is moderate throughout the year, and there are refreshing sea breezes which can sometimes turn a little bracing during the winter. Most tourists visit Cape Town during the summer months from November to February. Summer features a Mediterranean climate with little rain. Eleven hours of sunshine a day and long sunny evenings set a party mood. The California-style weather explains why Cape Town has become a favored site for foreign film and TV crews escaping from the Northern Hemisphere winter.
Are there volunteering opportunities in South Africa?
If you’re more interested in volunteer teaching in South Africa, there are endless offers! If you get involved in volunteer teaching, the school should be able to arrange your accommodation and cover the most basic living costs.
By attending this TEFL Course in South Africa, you will receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts in South Africa, 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 Cape Town.