Located in the east of the country, Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, is its largest city and the most populated city in the region of Central Asia with around two and a half million people calling it home. The city became the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan when the country became independent in 1991.
Tashkent has a long and interesting history which is evidenced in its delightful architecture. The exhibition halls and metro stations are particularly good examples to look out for. One of the best ways of experiencing local life in Tashkent is to drop by one of the numerous local markets, which are thriving social centers for the local inhabitants.
The nightlife in Tashkent is exciting and varied and you will find the best clubs, restaurants and teahouses in Uzbekistan in the city. Uzbek cuisine consists mainly of bread and noodles with mutton being a staple part of the diet due to the ubiquity of sheep in the country. Tea is one of the most popular beverages in Uzbekistan and the national hot drink is actually green tea, however; black tea is preferred in Tashkent.
Tashkent boasts an excellent transportation network which makes getting around the city a breeze. The city’s metro system runs from 5 a.m. 12 a.m. and is an incredibly convenient way to get from A to B.
The history of Tashkent has been traced back 2,200 years and has witnessed the Islamic civilization, Mongol conquest in addition to Tsarist and Soviet Russia. The city served as an important stop on the Silk Road due to its good location and mild climate.
Tashkent’s main tourist draws are Hazrati-Imam Square in the historical section of the city, The Baraq-Khan Madrassah and Tilla-Shaykh Mosques, the Mausoleum of the famous Islamic scholar Abu Bakr Qaffal Shashi, and The Imam al-Bukhari Islamic Institute. Additionally, the Tashkent Television Tower, which soars 375 meters into the sky, is the 11th tallest tower in the world.
Tashkent’s important architectural and historical culture stretches across its fascinating history and includes ancient settlements, medieval buildings, Soviet era buildings, and the modern luxury apartments and business centers of the present day. Nowadays, the city is home to two international airports, a railway station and an attractive underground system with its uniquely designed stations.
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Our Tashkent TEFL training school is ideally placed near to the center of the city. The training center is fitted-out with up-to-date learning zones, leisure and social spaces used for delivering lessons. Teaching practice sessions take place in our air-conditioned classrooms, which have interactive whiteboards. Trainees also have access to a learning center stocked with plenty of teaching resources to help you with your planning. Additionally, our Students Services team is here to help with trainees’ needs during their stay.
Our TEFL course trainers are all incredibly experienced and internationally qualified teachers who will do everything to help trainees become confident and competent English teachers. Our instructors are all DELTA and CELTA/TESOL certified and have a lot of practical English teaching experience. During the course, participants focus on improving their teaching skills in face-to-face teaching sessions, giving trainees the chance to learn the methods needed to teach effectively.
There is a range of accommodation options to choose from for your stay in Tashkent including hotels and hostels. All available options are within walking distance of the TEFL training center. The cost of hostels is between 400$ - 800$ per month. More information on the options available will be sent when your course application has been confirmed. If you have any queries related to the accommodation, please contact us and we will be pleased to help you.
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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 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 Tashkent itself.
The balance of course fees are payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or travelers’ check.
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
You can stay at a guesthouse, hostel or hotel. In all cases you will have your own private room and share all the communal facilities including the kitchen, washing machine for laundry, and bathroom. All rooms are clean, comfortable, adequately furnished and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The cost of utilities is included. Sheets are also provided, however, you will need to bring a towel. All rooms are located within easy reach of various restaurants, bars and entertainment sites.
What travel documents will I need for Uzbekistan?Expand
With the exception of the citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, everyone needs a visa to enter the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Update: Since February 2018, citizens of Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Turkey can also enter Uzbekistan visa-free!
You need to apply for this visa in advance. You can obtain one for 15 or 30 days. Be aware that the visa is date-specific. This means that you can only enter the country from the date you specified and that you have to leave the country before the end date on your visa.
Visa Application form: you can download the official visa application form on evisa.mfa.uz.
Fill it in and print it out twice.
- Valid passport
- 2 passport-sized photos
- Letter of Invitation (LOI): you can obtain an LOI through a specialized travel agency or via Caravanistan.com Depending on your citizenship, you’ll have to provide several documents (such as a letter of your employer). The price of an LOI is between 90 USD and 160 USD and it takes about 7 to 10 days before you receive it, depending on where you apply for one.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class time is generally 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with mid-morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. For approximately two weeks, you will be preparing to teach—learning all of the things you need to know in order to be successful in the classroom. For the other two weeks, you will actually be teaching and preparing your materials.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We use local Uzbek students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Uzbek students are very keen and enthusiastic, and because we don‘t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to!
Who usually attends the course?Expand
The maximum class size in Tashkent City course is 18. Normally, we have somewhere around 8 - 15 trainees. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
Is there a dress code?Expand
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed.
In Uzbekistan, teachers are very respectable. So, you will need to have on hand some really smart clothing for the English classes/teaching practice.
Men: Button-down shirts, trousers, a tie, nice shoes that aren't trainers/sneakers... something you'd wear to a job interview.
Women: Shoulders should be covered; very thin straps or tank tops are not allowed. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable.
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. 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.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
Please bring your resume/CV because the school will require this in the teaching practice. When you secure work you may be asked to provide originals and copies of your college degrees and transcripts.
What is the TEFL job market in Uzbekistan like? Will I have trouble getting a job?Expand
The TEFL job market in Uzbekistan is excellent at the moment. Finding employment immediately is only difficult if you wait until the last day of the course to begin looking. With just a little patience, you will certainly locate work in no time, usually in the area of your choice.
When do I need to start looking for work in Uzbekistan? Where do I start?Expand
We suggest you begin setting up interviews and sending resumes in the second or third week of the course.
What will TEFL International do to help me secure employment?Expand
First, we provide you with information related to job search process in Uzbekistan and guide you how to find a good job. Second, we give you a list of schools in Uzbekistan and contacts. Finally, we invite some schools to come to our location to recruit you on the last day of the course. We guarantee job placement assistance, but please note that TEFL International doesn‘t guarantee its graduates employment in Uzbekistan as such. This job placement assistance is an integral part of the course and is available for as long as you need it afterwards.
What is the average salary like?Expand
The average salary in Uzbekistan is about US$ 1,500 – 2,000 per month, though of course this varies depending on what type of school or company you work for and whether you work full or part-time.
Do most schools provide accommodations for their teachers?Expand
No, but we will help you to find good places to stay if you want.
How many of the TEFL graduates actually find work in Uzbekistan?Expand
Most of our course graduates who have wanted to work in Uzbekistan have been able to secure teaching positions.
Do schools provide health insurance?Expand
Generally, no, but if you are accepted by a big school and have a long term contract with them, you may be given medical coverage at a local specified hospital.
Do schools provide work permits?Expand
Most schools here don‘t do this but they can help you to get/extend your work visa as well as your work permit.