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TEFL Courses in Cape Town | South Africa

Situated on the southern tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, Cape Town offers visitors a wide variety of breathtaking views and exciting activities. With a skyline dominated by the majestic Table Mountain, there is so much to see and do in Cape Town that you are sure to never be bored during your stay.

Known as the “Mother City”, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa with a history dating back to the 1400s when Portuguese explorers first noted the region on their travels. The city’s long and rich history can be explored at the many museums that can be found throughout Cape Town. The modern city has a well-developed urban center and is nestled within an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Cape Town has a thriving sports scene with rugby and cricket both very popular and the city hosted several matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Water sports such as surfing and kitesurfing are also very popular at the beaches and bays around the city. International sporting events are one reason for the increase in tourism in recent years and this has led to development of the city’s infrastructure with services such as the Myciti bus service being implemented. Myciti bus routes take you all over the city to some of the most interesting and popular sites including; Table Mountain, Green Point, Sea Point, Mouille Point, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and others.

In addition to the natural beauty and sporting possibilities, Cape Town has a thriving nightlife that comes alive as the sun goes down. Theaters, music venues, restaurants and bars buzz with excitement as locals and visitors alike enjoy the city’s atmosphere after dark.

The growth of non-native English speakers visiting the country has seen an increased demand for English language instruction from those wishing to study in an English-speaking country.

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The School

Our South Africa TEFL course takes place in one Cape Town’s largest malls providing you with easy access to all the amenities and services you could need during your time with us. The mall is a paved area where you can safely stroll around and take in the sights and sounds of local vendors.

We have excellent facilities at the training center and you are sure to feel right at home with us in Cape Town. We aim to provide a supportive and comfortable learning environment for all of our trainees and as classes are relatively small you will be able to receive individual support should you need it.

Our course instructors are experienced English teachers who will help you make the most of your time with us and equip you with the skills needed to be an effective English teacher. If you want to earn an internationally recognised TEFL certificate in a fascinating and beautiful location, then our in-class TEFL course in Cape Town, South Africa is the perfect choice for you.

Accommodation

We offer numerous types of accommodation for our course participants to choose from. One of these is the option to stay in the home of a local host family where you will be made to feel welcome and get to experience the true Cape Town. Meals, laundry and internet access are included with this accommodation option.

Another available option is a local backpackers’ lodge five minutes from the school. If you would like to arrange private accommodation, we can help you with that.

Homestay

  • Includes breakfast and dinner, internet access and 1 load of laundry per week (where available).
  • Single room + shared bathroom: $680 per month
  • Single room + private bathroom: $760 per month

Hostel

  • Located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the school. Clean, secure and modern hostel with restaurant downstairs.
  • 6 bed dorm: $425 per month
  • 4 bed dorm: $560 per month

Course dates



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Cape Town and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.





Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...





Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 1090
to be paid on arrival

Special offer for deposits paid before the end of this month: $200 discount!

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

from
US$ 245
(to be paid on arrival)
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the tuition for the program include?

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    Course fees include course materials and certification. Airfares, accommodation and food are not included.

    Payment terms:

    • Cash payments
    • Card payments
    • Bank transfers
    • EFT

    *Outstanding fees must be received in full 10 days prior to the course start date.

    Refunds and cancellation fees:

    • A full refund, less 20% for administration fee, will apply for 7 days prior to the course.
    • No refund will be due for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the start date of the course.
    • No refund will be given once the course has started.

  • What is an average program day like?

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    Classes start at 9:00am and end at 3:00pm. You will have a 15 minute personal break and 30 minutes for lunch. During the first two weeks of the course we will concentrate on teaching methodologies, grammar, vocabulary, classroom management, error correction and feedback techniques.

    In the final two weeks of the course we have a more practical focus in order to prepare you for the assessed lessons. During this time we also cover lesson planning, pronunciation, phonology, researching different teaching resources and the use of technology in the classroom.

  • How many students are on average in the program?

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    Class sizes are small with around four to six trainees. Most trainees come from South Africa, but we welcome fluent non-native speakers from all over the world.

  • What are the teaching practice students and classes like?

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    Our students for the teaching practice sessions come from a range of countries including; Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France, Italy and many more. As the teaching practice classes are free for students, they attend because they want to and are keen to learn and engage with the lessons.

  • What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located?

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    The available accommodation choices are located just a few minutes away from the center. Options include local host families and backpacker lodges. The backpacker lodges are self-catering, while the host families provide meals, internet and laundry.

  • Can I have things shipped or mailed to the school?

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    No. We recommend students arrange for their mail to be delivered to their accommodation.

  • What is the TEFL job market in Cape Town like?

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    While the number of English language schools has increased in recent years, the job market in Cape Town is moderate and the salaries for teachers are quite low. Most of our graduates search for and get teaching jobs abroad. While job hunting, it is a good idea to do volunteer teaching to gain desirable teaching experience. Some people do get lucky when applying for jobs in Cape Town, so it’s always worth trying.

  • When do I start looking for work in Cape Town? Where do I start?

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    It is recommended to start sending out resumes and exploring the available teaching opportunities in the last week of the course. Bear in mind that it is a good idea to take your time and get as much information as possible to give you a clear idea of the opportunities available.

  • What is the average salary like?

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    English teachers in Cape Town can expect salaries that range from around R8000 – R12000 per month. This does depend on the type of school or company that hires you.

  • Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers?

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    No, schools do not provide accommodation for teachers. However, we are able help you to find something to suit your needs.

  • How many TEFL graduates find work in Cape Town?

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    Not many course graduates find work in Cape Town dues to the poor job market. The majority of our graduates travel abroad to find teaching work after the course and there is a high success rate for many teachers when applying for jobs overseas.

  • Do schools provide health insurance?

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    No, you should organize health insurance in your home country before leaving.

  • Do schools provide work permits?

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    No, but they can help you extend your visa/permit.

  • How do I get to Cape Town?

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    Cape Town’s airport is 30 minutes away from our TEFL center. You can take a metered taxi from the airport or we can arrange an airport transfer to take you from the airport to your accommodation.

  • What documents do I bring?

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    You should bring your passport, visa, resume and driving license and if you are planning on staying in Cape Town to work, you should also bring original copies of any college degrees or certificates.

  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing do I need to bring?

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    The weather in Cape Town can be unpredictable but winter is generally wet and cool and the summer is dry and warm.

    If you plan on visiting during the winter, you should bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes, but bear in mind that temperatures do not drop below 10°c.

    In summer the average temperature is about 24°c during the day and 14°c at night.




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