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The Australian TEFL International training centre is in arguably the most popular multicultural city in the southern hemisphere, Sydney, a vibrant metropolis of 4.5 million people. Many people come to Sydney to see the fabled Opera House, the majestic Harbour Bridge, the stylish Sydney Tower and the historical area of The Rocks. Along with Darling Harbour and a number of other tourist attractions, Sydney will continue to excite you during your stay.

The city of Sydney is very close to a number of beaches, national parks, and urban areas. With its bright, sunny blue sky and clean air it's no wonder that over 10 million tourists visit Sydney every year.

Bondi Beach is the most popular beach in Sydney, with its beautiful scenic views, fun night spots and collections of shops and restaurants. This is the place where most tourists gather. Meet people from all over the world in the pubs and on the sand. If you want to experience the beach the locals go to, visit Cronulla beach.

For those who plan to stay in Sydney indefinitely, Sydney offers a lot more than just incredible tourist attractions. If you’re an animal lover, Taronga Zoo and Sydney Wildlife World have many of Australia's wildlife living happily in replica sanctuaries. If you’re a bit of a history buff, Sydney city is full of 18th and 19th century architecture - all with their own stories. Completed in 1898, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is one of Sydney's most beautiful buildings, with several levels of shops and cafes in an old-world style, making it a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern city. The Rocks area has been preserved well and modern shops are effectively disguised, in areas that look the same as they did 200 years ago.

If you like museums, there are over 15 in Sydney, covering everything from art and history to science and discovery. The Australian Museum and the National Art Gallery would take a couple of days to explore; so it's best to do these if you plan to stay a long time.

If you're more into festivals, Sydney is definitely the place to be. From arts and Chinese New Year celebrations to the Royal Easter Show, there's at least one festival of some kind or other every month in Sydney - you're bound to encounter one while you're here. The most popular festival in the year is the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Parade which happens in February. It's the largest festival of its kind in Australia and attracts over 500,000 people on the day of the parade. If you plan to come to Sydney in February, book your hotel room at least six months in advance!

Sydney's most loved feature is its cross-section of humanity. There are people from almost every country in the world living here. There are sections of Sydney that look like London, other parts that look like Japan. Check out suburbs like Leichhardt for Little Italy, Ashfield for Shanghai Town or visit the Korean, Spanish and Chinese areas in the city.

Nightlife in Sydney is a lot of fun. With hundreds of bars, pubs and clubs, restaurants and sporting venues and even pub crawl tours, Sydney at night is bound to offer you what you're looking for. Some pubs are open 24 hours, have pool competitions and happy hours, others offer unique imported drinks or focus on a particular style of pub. From Bavarian and German bars to cruise bars and cocktail bars, there's something for everyone.

Sydney is continuing to build its massive train infrastructure and new stations and networks are appearing all the time. Trains can take you from the airport to the city. Where there aren't trains, there are buses and if you don't want to walk to a bus stop, there are several taxi companies waiting for your call! The best way to get around Sydney, if you plan to stay for a long time, is with a rental car. Sydney has a number of main arteries that can get you where you want to go quickly - you can’t beat a drive over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Bus tickets can be bought at many outlets throughout the city and there are several options to choose from that can also include ferries from Circular Quay to Manly.

Sydney's official website can be found at cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au where you can find out just about everything you need to know to help you prepare for your trip to our city.

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The School

The TESOL International training centre in Sydney is part of a school that teaches English, and is located in a refurbished office block that has retained its 1923 façade. It is a heritage-listed building located right in the heart of Sydney, a short walk from most major shopping precincts. It’s also close to the 18th century Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building, not far from Sydney Tower. The nearby Town Hall station is connected to the city loop and can take you within minutes of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Botanical Gardens and more.

Pitt Street Mall, the Galleries Victoria, The Strand Arcade, the Spanish and Korean quarters, Hyde Park, Oxford Street and many other attractions are also easily reached on foot, by bus or train.

Accommodation

We can arrange accommodation for you during your TEFL course in Sydney, but you are of course free to make your own arrangements.

The TEFL training centre in Sydney has partnered with a local hostel, Big Hostel, which is located at 212 Elizabeth Street, in Surry Hills. It's a short bus trip from the city. Big Hostel offers cheap, clean accommodation. You can choose to have a single room or you can share with others in a dormitory-style room, at a lower rate. The TEFL accommodation provides share and en suite bathroom facilities.

You may wish to make your own arrangements, and Sydney is certainly not short of budget backpacker accommodation. We do however recommend Big Hostel and you will be housed with your fellow TEFL trainees and will be able to discuss course-related issues such as lesson planning, points of teaching and grammar.

Should you be looking at premium accommodation during your TEFL course, Sydney has a number of excellent hotels to choose from. We recommend you arrange this kind of accommodation yourself online. Prices generally begin at around $180 per day.

Course dates



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Sydney 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

 



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Sydney 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...





Accomodation Fees

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Sydney itself.

    The balance of the course fee is payable online before the course (credit/debit card, Pay Pal). We also accept cash payments on the first day of the course.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    We have partnered with a hostel in the neighborhood that will provide trainees with the most affordable accommodation available (AU$ 2,200 for 4 weeks). Other options are also available and we are happy to provide you with the details of these. If you would like to book accommodation directly through us, please note that you will be charged a service fee.

  • What travel documents will I need for australia?

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    This information is specific to your country of origin. For the most accurate and current information regarding travel documents for Australia, please contact your nearest consulate. There is also a very good chance that all the information you require (application documents, application fees, duration of processing documents), is available on the embassy’s webpage.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    From Monday to Friday, there are input sessions every morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. when trainees learn classroom management, grammar, language and culture and other practical aspects of the course. The lunch break is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. In the afternoon, trainees prepare their lessons with assistance from their trainer. They may either be teaching their lessons to international students in a classroom situation or be involved in one of the other unique and exciting aspects of our course, such as observing teachers, getting advice on starting your own tutoring business, learning about IELTS or teaching private students. These lessons are followed by feedback from the trainer. We aim to provide six to ten hours of observed teaching practice over the 4-week course. On three of the Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. there is a special language acquisition module where you learn a foreign language so that you can understand what it is like for a non-native speaker to learn English.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    We use international students for the trainees’ classroom teaching practice. These students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we only charge a nominal fee for them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to! We also use international students for the private tuition sessions. The private students do not pay for these one hour lessons so they are very excited to be part of it!

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    On average we have around six trainees enrolled on each course, although this number does vary throughout the year. Most of our participants are from English speaking countries such as America, The United Kingdom, Canada or Australia, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    Please check the weather for the time of year that you are staying with us as it can vary considerably. Australians generally wear layers as the weather can change from hour to hour.

    Input Sessions and Lesson Planning:

    Attire is casual and relaxed. While there is air conditioning available, please dress comfortably.

    Practice Teaching Sessions at the Training Centre:

    Attire is smart and conservative. Your shoulders must be covered and skirts or trousers must cover your knees when you are sitting down. For women, be careful that your shirts are not too low cut or show your stomach as you may need to lean over to help a student sitting at a desk. Jeans and shorts are not acceptable. Shoes or sandals should be smart in appearance.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.