Cape Town, located at the southern tip of the African continent, is one of South Africa’s capitals and has won numerous accolades from international newspapers and travel magazines. Surrounded by a beautiful natural environment and with the infrastructure of a modern international city, Cape Town has plenty to offer visitors from all over the world.
Cape Town is known as the “Mother City” and is the oldest city in South Africa. The area that is now Cape Town was first noted by Portuguese explorers in the fifteenth century. Visitors to the city will have the chance to explore the long history of Cape Town at the many museums throughout the city. Cape Town has plenty of attractions for travellers to explore including beautiful beaches, refreshing botanical gardens, picturesque waterfronts and much more.
As a major international destination, Cape Town has an excellent urban infrastructure with services such as the Myciti bus network to make getting around the city easy and convenient. Myciti bus routes go to numerous interesting destinations throughout Cape Town including Table Mountain, Green Point, Sea Point, Mouille Point, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and more. The service was created for the 2010 World Cup and is still going strong today.
Cape Town is not only a place of natural beauty it is also a thriving entertainment destination that boasts good music, restaurants, cocktail bars and theaters. In Cape Town there is as much to do after the sun has gone down as there is during the day and you are sure to never be bored in this fascinating city.
As interest in Cape Town has grown internationally, the demand for English language training has increased from those looking to learn English in an English-speaking country. This makes Cape Town the ideal place to take a TEFL course.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Situated in one of Cape Town’s major shopping malls, our TEFL training center is ideally located for access to all the city has to offer while you study with us. The mall is a closed off, paved area where you can walk freely exploring the many interesting shops and vendors operating here.
We provide excellent facilities for you to make use of during your time with us and you will be sure to feel right at home in a comfortable and supportive learning environment. As our classes are generally quite small, you will benefit from plenty of individual support from our course trainers.
Whether you are an experienced teacher or a complete beginner, you are sure to get something out of the course. Our trainers are experienced in the industry and will do all they can to help you become a confident and effective teacher of English.
There are various types of accommodation available for attendees of our Cape Town TEFL course. The most popular option is staying with a host family in the city. This is the best choice for those looking to get a real Capetonian experience as you will get to stay with friendly locals who will make you feel like part of the family. Meals, laundry and internet access are included with this option.
One of the other options available is a backpackers’ lodge just a few minutes from the training center. This is a great option for those on a budget looking to meet people from all over the world. If you are interested in private accommodation, please let us know and will help you to find something suitable.
- 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
- 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
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...
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.
Special offer for deposits paid before the end of this month: $200 discount!
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 does the tuition for the program include?Expand
The fees for the TEFL course include course materials and certification. Airfares, accommodation and food are not included.
- Cash payments
- Card payments
- Bank transfers
*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?Expand
Classes run between 9:00am and 3:00pm. There is a 15 minute personal break and you will have a 30 minute lunch break. The first two weeks of the course focus on teaching methodologies, grammar, vocabulary, classroom management, error correction and feedback techniques.
The last two weeks are more practical 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?Expand
Classes range from four to six trainees. Most people on the course 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?Expand
Our English language students come from a number of different 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?Expand
Available accommodation options are located just minutes away from the TEFL school. Choices include stays with 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?Expand
No. We recommend that students have their packages delivered to their accommodation.
What is the TEFL job market in Cape Town like?Expand
While the number of English language schools has increased in recent years, the job market remains fairly weak in Cape Town and the salaries are quite low. The majority of our graduates find teaching jobs abroad once they have completed the course. During the job hunting process, you can 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?Expand
We advise trainees to start sending out resumes and researching the job market during the last week of the course, although 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?Expand
Average salaries for English teachers in Cape Town range from around R8000 – R12000 per month, however, this is dependent on the type of school or company you work for.
Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers?Expand
Schools do not provide accommodation for their teachers, but we can help you to find something to suit your needs.
How many TEFL graduates find work in Cape Town?Expand
Few graduates find work in Cape Town itself. The majority of trainees take their course in Cape Town and then travel abroad to find teaching work and there is a high success rate for many teachers when applying for jobs overseas.
Do schools provide health insurance?Expand
No, health insurance should be organized in your home country before you leave.
Do schools provide work permits?Expand
No, they can help you extend your visa/permit but they do not provide work permits.
How do I get to Cape Town?Expand
The international airport is half an hour away from the training center. Metered taxis are available from the airport or we can arrange an airport transfer to take you from the airport to the accommodation.
What documents do I bring?Expand
We recommend that you bring your passport, visa, resume and driving license and if you are planning on working in Cape Town, 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?Expand
In Cape Town the weather can be unpredictable but the winter is usually wet and cool and the summer is dry and warm.
If you plan to come to Cape Town during winter, you should bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes, but bear in mind that temperatures do not drop below 10°c.
The average temperature in the summer is about 24°c during the day and 14°c at night.