The world’s only island city-state, Singapore is a cosmopolitan, tropical metropolis where people from all over the world live and work. In this exotic city you can sip your espresso on the balcony while watching as massive tropical thunderstorms roll in one minute only to be quickly replaced by gorgeous sunshine the next. Once known as the “Jewel of the British Empire”, Singapore’s British past can be seen in buildings such as the Raffles Hotel named after the founder of Singapore; Stamford Raffles, street names and numerous statues and other monuments.
Singapore abounds with interesting things to see and do. A visit to Sentosa Island, home to Universal Studios Singapore, Madame Tussauds and the SEA Aquarium, is a must for any visitor. Clarke Quay, Arab Street and Boat Quay will take care of your nightlife and dining requirements with restaurants and bars around every corner. For a more sedate experience, head to one of the parks and hire a bicycle or take a trip to the islands of Pulau Ubin and Kusu Island. Pulau Ubin is one of the last places in Singapore to be free from urbanization and is a great place to see the local flora and fauna. Kusu Island is home to pristine beaches, beautiful lagoons and a tortoise sanctuary.
Singapore’s transport infrastructure makes getting around and seeing all the city has to offer easy. Buses, taxis and trains run around the city and there are numerous city tours available as well as tourist passes to help you explore.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our TEFL training center in Singapore is located in a building in the Central Business District with great views of the Marina Bay. Close by you will find shopping malls, restaurants, bars an outdoor food market and Clarke Quay and Boat Quay are within walking distance. The nearby MRT station means you can easily take a bus or train to other parts of the city in next to no time. In the area around the school you will find all the amenities you could need during your course. Students are able to make use of the photocopying facilities and resource books at the school for creating their lessons. The training center also has coffee, tea and water available in the reception for course participants and soft drinks and snacks can be bought in the mini-marts in the building or down the road.
On campus are dozens of classes taking place teaching a variety of different languages, and studying with us will give a great insight into the life of a working language teacher. Our instructors are all experienced dedicated professionals who love what they do. They are eager to help and prepare you for your life as a teacher of English as a foreign language. At the school we have photocopying facilities and resource books available to help with your lesson planning tasks and there is tea and coffee available free of charge in the reception. You can also buy soft drinks and snacks at the mini-marts in the building or just down the road.
Our Singapore TEFL course participants have several housing options to choose from during their course. These options include apartments, condominiums and rooms in local hostels. All our recommended accommodation has been inspected to ensure they provide all that is necessary for an enjoyable stay. Most are within the center of Singapore and are no more than 15 or 20 minutes away from the training school.
Please let us know if you have any concerns about our housing options and we will do our best to assist you.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Singapore 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...
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.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
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.
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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 Pay Pal and bank transfer. Bear in mind that 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 Singapore itself.
The balance of your course fees is payable in cash in US or Singapore dollars or bank transfer on or before the first day of the course.
Please note that bank transfers need to be made at least two weeks in advance of the course start.
Our fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, lifetime job assistance and all our basic services.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
A list of housing options which we have worked with in the past will be provided to you upon request. These places are located near our training centre and range from backpacker hostels, budget hotels, homestays, and hotels. We are happy to work with you to find a suitable accommodation for your budget. Singapore is a convenient and easy city to travel around and there are a variety of options which are conveniently located near the school. We will do our best to take into account special requests and all that we can to make sure your housing here will be as enjoyable as the training.
What travel documents will I need for Singapore?Expand
All travelers into Singapore must follow these requirements to be allowed into the country:
- holding a passport or a travel document with a validity of more than 6 months at the time of departure,
- holding a return or onward ticket,
- possess sufficient funds to stay in Singapore,
- have valid entry documents (including a visa) to the next destination, if necessary,
- have a completed Disembarkation/Embarkation Card, and,
- have a visa and/or a yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry into Singapore (if applicable).
Citizens of the following countries are permitted to stay in Singapore for up to 90 days visa-free: European Union, Australia, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, United States.
* Please note visa information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your local Singapore consulate or embassy for updated information and the latest requirements.
What is the course schedule?Expand
On the first day of the course an orientation will be held. Orientation will be followed by the first class on Monday morning at 9:30 am. During the orientation, an in depth course schedule will be provided. A typical session will run between 9:30 and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday with morning and late afternoon breaks, and a lunch break also included. However, there will also be some evenings required for teaching practice.
All teacher trainees are expected to attend all of the training sessions on the schedule unless a medical condition or emergency makes it impossible in which case medical treatment is required. It is extremely important for trainees to be present at every Teaching Practice (TP). These sessions are difficult to organize and rescheduling is difficult which may result in an additional fee for the trainee.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
The teaching practice is conducted at the school and we have Japanese and Korean students. These students are usually non-native speaking expats living in Singapore who make the lessons engaging, enjoyable and consistently give constructive feedback. Most of the students have studied at our centre with trained and experienced EFL teachers. They are not required to come to the class so their presence is merely out of the desire to help the trainees to improve their teaching.
Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?Expand
You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.
While you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English.
We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For most sessions at the school, there will not be a strict dress code requirement. However, the school is full of educators and professionals and we want to maintain a level of professionalism thus please dress appropriately and be mindful of others. The school is a place of work, and we would like to remind you to be respectful to those around you.
There will be a dress requirement during the Teaching Practice (TP) sessions. During the Teaching Practice the trainees will be required to dress in business attire and follow some guidelines.
Shoulders must be covered. Low-cut necklines or short skirts will not be permitted. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Flip flops, bermuda’s, or sandals are also not permitted.
Slacks or khakis must be worn, jeans are not appropriate. Either short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable so long as there is a collar. A tie is not required but if you would like to, you may. Dress shoes or loafers are required. Tennis shoes, sandals, or bermuda’s, are not acceptable. Long hair should be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
A pen, a notebook for taking notes, and a three-ring binder to organize lesson plans are essential. Forms, and other information will be given and an organized binder would help all of this remain neat and tidy.
A recording device, or cell phone to record, is not required but it is a good idea. In the past trainees at various locations have given feedback that it made the course easier. This helped in reviewing the course material, lectures, interviews, and student feedback. Although it is not a requirement we suggest doing so.
Books are provided and available to be borrowed at the school, and in the study room. However, any material leaving the campus requires permission from the staff.
All trainees are required to prepare their own materials for their Teaching Practice (TP). The training school maintains a supply of materials but the school is not responsible to provide materials. Materials such as poster board, markers, glue, paper, pens, and more for developing teaching material will have to be purchased by the trainees themselves.
The photocopy machine at the school is available for all trainees to use without charge.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
Your passport. However, if you are able to secure a job in Singapore or another country, you will need original copies of your birth certificate, college degree(s), and any other certificates or diplomas you feel may be relevant, along with relevant transcripts.