Refunds and cancellation fees: 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? Close Class starts at 9: The first two weeks are focused on methodologies, grammar, vocabulary, classroom management, error correction and feedback techniques. The last two weeks are more practical, to prepare students for the assessed lessons.
It also involves lesson planning, pronunciation, phonology, researching different teaching resources and making appropriate use of technology. Each week is focused on a different topic. Each day will be topic based and build up through the week. How many students are on average in the program? Close The class ranges from four to six students. Most participants are from South Africa, however, non-native students are welcome who have a high proficiency in English. What are the teaching practice students and classes like?
Close Students who study general English at the school come from all around the world. Students are more than happy to be used for teaching practice, as the classes are free. The TEFL trainer guides the TEFL students through their teaching practice, to equip the student with the skills and knowledge to teach students with different backgrounds.
What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located? Close The accommodation offered is minutes away from the school. Host families and backpackers are the common choice amongst students. Backpackers are self-catering, whereas the host families offer meals, Wi-Fi and laundry. Can I have things shipped or mailed to the school? We do not take on any student deliveries.
Students are advised to have packages delivered to their accommodation. Close English language institutions have been growing over the last few years, however the job market is moderate in Cape Town, as the salaries that teachers get paid are quite low. Teachers often find jobs overseas once they have completed the course. During the waiting period of finding a job the graduated student can do volunteering work at the school they studied at or elsewhere.
When do I start looking for work in Cape Town? Where do I start? Close It is advised to start sending out resumes and researching the job market within the last week of the course, although it is best to take your time and get as many references as possible to give you a broader perspective of what the TEFL industry should offer.
What is the average salary like? Close The average salary in Cape Town ranges from R — R per month, however, this does depend on the type of school or company you end up working for.
Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers? Close No, but we can assist you in finding accommodation that will suit your needs. Most people travel to Cape Town to study and explore the city at the same time.
Although there is a huge success rate for many teachers when applying for jobs overseas. Do schools provide health insurance? Close No, they do not. It is best to get insurance in your country before traveling to a foreign country. Do schools provide work permits? How do I get to Cape Town? Close Cape Town International airport is 30 minutes away from the school.
You have the option of taking a metered taxi or we can arrange an airport transfer, which takes you from the airport to the accommodation.
What documents do I bring? Close It is advised to bring along your passport, visa, resume and driving license. If you are planning on working in Cape Town, please bring along original copies of any college degrees or certificates. What kind of clothing do I need to bring? Close Cape Town's weather can be unpredictable, although, winter is generally wet and cool and summer is dry and warm.
Summer is the perfect season to be in Cape Town.