london has to be one of the world’s ultimate destinations. With so many attractions and so much to do, London has become a focal point for many travelers worldwide. Whether your interests lie in fashion, history, or the arts, London has something for everyone and with many ways of getting around the city, they’re all within reach. The most important thing to remember while in London is to make the most of it!
Historic London has many things to offer, including walking tours, night tours, and for a unique experience, the London Eye offers a tour of London from 135 meters in the air. Visiting the Tower of London offers a look into the history of the royal family of england, and even a look at the Crown Jewels. There are many tours geared toward seeing the highlights of historic London. On some of these tours, it’s possible to see Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square all in one day.
From hit stage shows in the West End, tours into the history of theatre in england, to museums galore, those interested in the arts have an abundance of places to visit and things to see in London. It’s easy to spend an entire day observing over two thousand works of art in the National Museum, home to art from as far back as the 13th century, by legendary artists such as, da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. With art by Dali, Warhol, and Picasso, it’s no wonder that the Tate Modern Museum is the most popular destination in London for admirers of modern art. After a day visiting museums, any number of West End shows, ballets, or operas offer a fun and leisurely nighttime attraction.
Besides English history and art, London also offers a wide variety of other museums showcasing anything from natural history to tennis. Taking a journey from the beginning of time and into the future is as easy as visiting the Natural History Museum. The museum follows Earth and all living things on Earth through their changes throughout history with lifelike and interactive exhibits. Another option is The Science Museum of London. The Science Museum is made up of seven floors of exhibits and also has an IMAX 3D theater. It boasts free admission to the museum, but admission to the IMAX Theater and some of the interactive exhibits is not included. World famous Wimbledon stadium is open for tours throughout the week and includes a museum on the grounds. Also, most sports stadiums for cricket, rugby and football offer tours of their facilities when games aren’t in progress.
Nightlife in London can be quite an experience. London is certainly not lacking in late night venues, and one can be found to suit most anyone’s taste. Most are open until very late (or very early) and many serve food far into the night. London’s nightlife offers anything from quiet, classical atmospheres, to full-blown nightclubs.
With so many forms of public transport, getting around in London is quite simple. With its 12 different lines and free maps at most stations to help you on your way, the Tube system is an easy and affordable way to travel throughout the city. The Tube system is great for travel, but can get rather crowded during rush hours. If taking the Tube becomes a hassle, city buses are a fun way to see the city. Tickets are required for some buses, but can be purchased at the bus stop. A great tool to have for travel in London is an Oyster Card. Up to 90 pounds can be stored on an Oyster card, to be used toward travel on buses, the Tube system, trams, and National Rail services. Using an Oyster card makes travel in the city much faster and easier and is usually cheaper than paying for each trip individually.
Before traveling to London, it’s a good idea to take a look at the city’s official website visitlondon.com, where you’ll find a lot of useful information.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
The TEFL course in London is internationally accredited, and the TEFL certificate you earn on completion will enable you to work in the UK or elsewhere around the world. Our London TEFL course centre is located in the heart of the city, just a step away from everything that makes London so famous. The London TEFL school is located in the London borough of Southwark, in one of the most attractive areas of the city.
The TEFL school itself is in a beautiful, four-storey building, very close to London Bridge and Borough stations. Public transport is widely available, with only a three-minute walk from London Bridge mainline and underground stations. The TEFL training centre is located very close to thriving restaurants, cafe bars, universities, colleges and shops. At TEFL in London, you are only about a five-minute walk away from The London Dungeon, and approximately 15 minutes from Southbank with all its attractions:
The London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, the busy nightlife of Leicester Square, shopping, museums, the theatre district – all this and more is in walking distance of the center, or easily reached by bus, tube, or taxi if you prefer. Canary Wharf - a large business, office and shopping centre - and City Airport are only a short distance away by Jubilee tube line.
We use local non-English-speaking students for the TEFL course teaching practice. Our students are extremely keen and enthusiastic and come to classes purely because they want to – perfect students for a TEFL teacher-training course!
We can offer you a number of different options for accommodation during your TEFL course in London. You may want to choose a hotel or hostel, or you may want to stay in a single room or in a dorm, together with other London tourists. Alternatively, you may prefer to stay in private accommodation: either a room or a shared flat, which is usually the most inexpensive accommodation option in the city. Please bear in mind that some apartments may require a refundable security deposit.
You may want to find accommodation in the city independently, or we can arrange it for you. Should you not be familiar with London, the latter option would certainly be easier, safer, more reliable, and would save you a lot of time. Once you’ve confirmed your place on a TEFL course in London, you can contact the TEFL school direct with your housing requirement as soon as you can. They will take your preferences and requirements into consideration and do all they can to find the accommodation you’d prefer.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in London and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here in January 2015. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information you 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.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in London 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 you 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...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
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 London itself.
The balance of course fees are payable before the course begins or on the first day of class (late payments are subject to a £50 fee). Payments can be made via credit/debit card, Western Union, Pay Pal, money order, certified check, travelers’ check, wire transfer and bank transfer.
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 and accreditation fees, airport/bus station pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.
* Pick-ups are available from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the WED, THUR, FRI and SAT before the course begins.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Private Accommodation (£60 - £150 per week): This is the least expensive option for this course. Transportation is convenient and we can help you to find the best location for accommodation after your course deposit payment has been made.
Hostels (private: £100 - £350 per week, shared: £70 - £150 per week): These are conveniently located around the school and transportation is easy to find.
Hotels (£600 - £700 per week): This is a more expensive option but if you can afford the cost, the accommodation is very comfortable.
What travel documents will I need for england?Expand
This information is specific to your country of origin. For the most accurate and current information regarding travel documents for the UK, please contact your nearest British 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?Expand
From Monday to Friday there are input sessions every morning from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during which trainees learn classroom management, grammar and other practical aspects of the course. Lunch is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. trainees prepare their lessons (with the assistance of their instructors) and then teach them to real ESL students. These lessons are followed by feedback from the instructors. Our goal is to provide six to ten hours of observed teaching practice over the four-week course. These lessons are taught from Monday to Thursday. On Friday, trainees are free after 1:00 p.m. and the weekend is also free. In addition to these hours, there is also time that must be spent preparing materials and completing various assignments.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We use local non-English-speaking students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Our students are very keen and enthusiastic and come to classes purely because they want to!
Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
On average, we have around 20 trainees enrolled on each course. Most of our participants are from English-speaking countries such as: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada or Australia. We do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
The only thing you will really need for the course is a notepad and something to write with. If you have a laptop and would like to bring it, you are welcome to do so as the center offers free Wi-Fi.