TEFL Course - Cape Town
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Cape Town - A melting pot of cultures
“Creativity happens on the boundaries, and a place like Cape Town is uniquely positioned. It’s a melting pot of cultures and people, with a rich history as well as a focus on modernity.” – Mark Shuttleworth
As the second most populous city in South Africa, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa. It’s no surprise that this city is one of the most beloved tourist destinations in the whole African continent. Boasting a world famous harbor, many landmarks and surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, Cape Town deserves its status as a unique traveling destination that has kept tourists enthralled for many years.
Being one of the most well known multi cultural cities in the world, Cape Town has plenty of cultural delights to offer travelers who are craving a unique experience. Being a highly urbanized city has not taken a toll on the magnificent biodiversity that can be found in and around the city. For lovers of natural history and biological diversity, this is the best place to revel in the glory of Mother Nature. Whether you are seeking exotic beaches or towering mountains, Cape Town has plenty of incredible wonders for you to explore and enjoy.
Our training center is located in the heart of Sea Point, Cape Town and offers world class facilities as well as affording visitors the unique opportunity to explore the amazing tourist attractions, socialize with fellow students and experience the local culture.
4 Week TEFL Course
Our 4 week TEFL course is fully accredited and certified to meet international standards. The training involves up to 6 hours of observed teaching practice and 120 hours of classroom instruction. You will acquire the practical skills to teach English as a foreign language in any country around the world.
Classes run Monday to Friday, 9-4pm. Weekends are free to explore the local area but you will have homework assignments.
The TEFL course locations in Cape Town are selected to ensure you the maximum level of convenience and many opportunities to experience the city in all its splendor.
Once you have confirmed your place on the TEFL course, you should book your accommodation close to the TEFL training location. Once your place has been confirmed on the TEFL course we can assist you with booking your accommodation. Alternatively, You can book a room for 1-2 nights on www.agoda.com and if you're happy with the hotel on arrival you can negotiate a long-stay rate.
Getting Here and Visas
We recommend you arrive in Cape Town at least 2 days prior to the course start date. Students should arrive on a tourist visa. We will advise further during training on the working regulations in South Africa.
Prospects for Teachers
In South Africa, schools usually look for new teachers around September/October, and in the week or so before the first term of the academic year begins, ie. late January when they are adjusting timetables due to fluctuations in student numbers (South African students tend to leave enrolling on a course to the last minute).
Some vacancies can occur in July, when new courses begin. At other times of the year work crops up regularly as new classes and in-company contracts can start, and most trainees who are persistent will find they have more opportunities than they can handle.
Language schools that are staffed by English speaking South Africans and foreign teachers are thriving. Virtually all hiring of teachers in the government run language programmes is done locally.
Conditions of Work
Pay and conditions vary a great deal. In Cape Town you can expect between R 4,800 (without experience) to R 8,200 (with experience) per month for 20 hours a week contact time. With very few exceptions.
English teachers’ salaries are in line with the average wage and always allow a reasonable standard of living.
See our written testimonials below from our recent graduates at our various TEFL locations. Check out our video testimonials here >>
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time earning my TEFL certificate with [the WTA] and have met some fantastic people who I hope to keep in touch with for the rest of my life. The staff in Jane, Damian, Michaella, Cello and the others were fantastic people who deserve all the credit for being so patient, helpful and fun to be around. I can honestly say, hand on heart, the only thing that could have been improved is that it could have lasted longer so I could have savoured and enjoyed the experience for just one more week...Thank you all so, so much"
"I don't have anything but positive feedback for my experience with the TAT course and my work done at King's [Job Placement]. I thought the TEFL Training was excellent. And I think the way King's has taken us in, trained us, and provided superb life support has been brilliant. Thank you very much"
"My experiences in Thailand have inspired me to apply to become a qualified teacher in the UK, and the overall experience has expanded my horizons and given me numerous happy memories, and I made some enduring friendships as well. In fact, I am already planning my next trip to Thailand - it has been said to me on many occasions that people rarely come to Thailand just once, and I would definitely agree with that. Making the decision to go away is a big one, but it is one you will never, ever regret."
"As I began my search for an English program in Asia, I stumbled across a variety of courses. You struck me as the most compelling program for several reasons. First, the program's flexibility is attractive. You offer a variety of certification locations to obtain the TEFL/TESOL, along with various teaching locations upon completion of the program. Secondly, a job guarantee provides me with a sense of security. I can feel comfortable traveling to a new country and not worry about searching for work. Lastly, everyone I contacted who completed the program had nothing but great things to say about it. I was assured to hear that everything from the program organizers, down to the accommodations throughout the certification process and the actual TESOL training was as advertised."
“I truly had a blast during the [TEFL] course! There was a good, solid mix of in-class instruction, preparing for lessons, actual teaching, discussion, and of course FUN! I met wonderful people. Although the course was intense, the laid-back atmosphere provided a relaxed, enjoyable environment in which to learn. I don't really want to leave!”
"You have consistently responded to my many email queries and requests in good time. As an accounting practitioner running my own business for the past 14 years, I fundamentally understand the value of good service, and especially good response time. I have been impressed with Lisa's commitment, professionalism and non-pushy assistance."
"Hi Lisa. Just thought I would drop you a quick email to tell you how much I am enjoying the TEFL course on Phuket Island. The people are really welcoming, friendly and so helpful. Ian is amazing, and the hotel that he owns is a luxury to return to each evening after a long day at the language school. I am also meeting great people and the others on the course are wonderful. After the course is complete would you be able to help me in finding a school to then teach English in as this would be great. I am now in the second week and loving everyday out here in Thailand. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
"I'm glad I have chosen you' as the avenue for this as the course package is obviously thorough, well structured and professional. There is a welcome depth of experience evident and considerable support for course attendees. I was particularly drawn to the chance to take part in some formal Thai language lessons and to take part in hands- on teaching practice- so much more relevant than a course conducted in cyberspace!"