Seville is the capital and largest city of the region of Andalusia, in the South of spain. It is quite possibly one of europe's most beautiful and exuberant cities, and has captivated visitors for centuries with its rich history and folkloric tradition that continues to permeate daily Sevillano life.
Legend has it that Seville was founded by the famous Hercules, and this city also gave life to the legendary figure of Don Juan, offered a nearby port from which columbus sailed to discover the New World, and produced such notable characters as Carmen and Figaro.
Seville's biggest holiday, Holy Week (La Semana Santa), is during the March/April course, as is Seville's week long party, the Feria. From April 30 to May 4, everyone in Seville spends as much time as possible at the fairgrounds, dancing, eating and drinking with friends. People go directly after work and often stay until it's time to go back to work in the morning. This is another famous event which attracts tourists and would add to our trainees’ experience of Seville while on the course.
Rich in the traditions of flamenco, bullfighting, colorful fiestas, and typical Andalusian cuisine, one can literally soak in the Spanish culture while visiting Seville. The Sevillano people take tremendous pride in their history and traditions of the past, and keep such traditions alive through a very lively, socially-active and festive culture.
The captivating city center is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets leading into quaint plazas, lively tapas bars and bodegas, and fantastic architectural monuments demonstrating the heavy Moorish influence of the past. The enchanting river Guadalquivir runs through the city and provides an excellent spot for evening ""paseos"", river-front dining and exciting nightlife.
Just south of the city center lies Parque Maria Luisa, a beautiful park which houses the breathtaking Plaza de Espana, important museums and various other architectural delights, mostly built for the Ibero-American Exposition World Fair in 1929. Strolling through this park on foot or enjoying a ride in a horse-drawn carriage is a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon.
The next major event in Seville, World Expo 1992, allowed for many improvements to the city. No fewer than 70 kilometers of new streets were built, and the high-speed AVE train was constructed to connect Seville with Madrid in less than three hours.
Seville is well-located for exploring the southern region. Within a comfortable day trip you will find beautiful beaches, charming mountain pueblos, wonderful national parks and forests, and stunning historical sights including the world-famous Alhambra! The beaches of Portugal can be easily reached within four hours by bus, and the vibrant Costa del Sol is just three hours by train.
Seville is undoubtedly a city of breathtaking beauty, vibrant ambience and the most festive and lively of cultures. So whatever your purpose, just being out and about on a warm night in Seville will be a truly exciting and unforgettable experience!Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Seville is one of the most exciting Spanish cities to live in and our TEFL centre is located right at its heart. As the fourth largest city in Spain and the capital of the southern province of Andalucía, it has all the amenities and entertainment options that you would find in any big city, while also maintaining the atmosphere and beauty of a small Spanish town.
The students you will be teaching in the practice classes are drawn from the local area and you will find them warm, friendly and eager to learn. Combine this with the dedicated professionalism of our staff and you will find taking your TEFL course at our school in Seville a truly satisfying experience.
Seville part-time program
We offer this option to those who are unable to take the full-time four-week program due to work, family situations or other commitments. If an applicant decides that they need to take the part-time program they must commit to and attend week 1 of the four-week program as this is when the entire course introduction is given. Once week 1 is completed the trainee sits down with the director and goes over his or her availability and a tailor-made schedule is created that fits in with the trainee’s availability in conjunction with the ongoing schedule of the full-time courses. The part-time course usually takes around two months to complete depending on what the trainee can commit to.
A common part-time schedule cannot be set as it will depend on the trainee’s availability. They will need to do some mornings and evenings and each individual case will look different.
An example of this could be as follows:
A student is unavailable Monday and Tuesday evenings as well as Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
They would need to make the necessary arrangements to attend the first full week of the full-time program. The director would then draft up a schedule for the following two months where the trainee would attend all of the pre-requisite classes either in the morning or afternoons. They would also do all of their afternoon teaching practices on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Once all the requirements of a regular full-time course are successfully fulfilled, they would attend the graduation ceremony of the second full-time course and receive their certificate.
Regarding accommodation, trainees can stay in the lodgings provided during the part-time program, but the minimum stay is four weeks. The price is 16€/night in an individual room. The course balance is the same for full- and part-time students and both amounts are due no later than the first day of the program.
The TEFL course accommodation in Seville is in apartments with three or four bedrooms. The flats are comfortable and simply furnished.
All TEFL course apartments are within easy walking distance of a variety of cafes, bars and essential basic services such as banks, pharmacies and grocery stores. Every apartment includes a furnished living room, kitchen and bedrooms. The kitchens are equipped with basic cooking utensils, stoves, refrigerators and washing machines. The apartments for the Seville TEFL course provide bedding but you will need to bring your own towels.
The Seville TEFL course apartments are well-connected with the city centre, with several direct bus lines to the main city square. City buses are used by everyone in Seville. They are safe, affordable and easy to use.
Accommodation is available from the Saturday before the course until the Saturday after the course.
If you have any special accommodation requests, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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 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 Seville itself.
The balance of course fees are payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash, Pay Pal or bank transfer.
Late fees of 25€ per day may be applied if payment is not made. Please note that if you choose to pay by bank transfer you must add the transfer fees to the tuition balance. If payments have not been received by the end of class on Wednesday afternoon of the first week, you must receive permission from TEFL International Seville to remain on 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?Expand
Our accommodation for Seville is in three or four bedroom apartments. You will be allocated your own room (unless you want to share) with up to three other trainees as roommates. Prices start at 16 € per night for single rooms and 11 € per night for shared accommodation (per person). You can pay for your accommodation before the course starts or upon arrival.
The apartments are comfortable and simply furnished, with kitchens equipped with basic cooking utensils, stoves, refrigerators and washing machines. Blankets and sheets are provided, but bath towels are not. The apartments are also equipped with fans and electric heaters. Like most homes in southern Spain, during the winter it is often much colder inside the houses than outside.
Each location is well equipped with grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, bars and shops. They are also well connected with the city centre, with bike routes and several direct bus lines to the main city square. City buses are used by everyone in Seville as they are safe, affordable and easy to use.
Because these apartments are shared among other trainees, we cannot allow you to invite friends or family to stay in your room.
What travel documents will I need for spain?Expand
All non-EU visitors including those from the UK are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date in Spain. EU nationals must carry a valid national ID card.
Visitors to Spain from North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days without a visa. All EU and UK citizens can remain in Spain without a visa. Citizens from all other countries should contact their local consulate to obtain current travel regulations.
*As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact your local Spanish consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The schedule is usually from Monday through Thursday 11:00 - 20:00 and 11:00 - 18:00 on Fridays, with preparation time and breaks built into the schedule. The school is open from 10:00 - 20:00 some days and 10:00 - 22:00 other days. You will be taught grammar, phonology, lesson planning and various teaching techniques, as well as teaching group and private lessons.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Our practice students are Spanish adults of all ages and professions. They usually stay on from course to course and form good relationships with the trainees and staff. 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 between six and twelve students enrolled on each program, most of whom are American or British. This number varies depending on the time of year.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there are no specific dress requirements. We simply ask that you are mindful of your peers and respectful of the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During teaching practice, however, there are specific dress requirements that adhere to the local Spanish culture and basic ideas of professionalism. All trainees are expected to dress casually smart.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. It is also a good idea to bring a laptop along with a pen drive as it will be a useful tool for your daily work. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
If you are planning on seeking work following the course, it may be a good idea to bring copies of your educational diplomas and birth certificate, as these may be useful for work or residence visas.