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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Looking for adventure? Here is a way for you to teach English abroad.

People are attracted to teaching English for different reasons. Whatever the reason, though, it’s a rewarding career and EFL teachers are in high demand around the world. It’s a fantastic chance to explore the world and see places many people dream of visiting. 

Even if you’re only interested in teaching English for a year or two, a TEFL certificate opens up many opportunities. Experience another culture first-hand while living in a foreign country. Learn about different ways of thinking and the customs of others while building new friendships. Teaching abroad is also a great way to immerse yourself in a new language, which can have significant advantages in other fields should you decide you’ve had enough of teaching.

No matter what your plans for your EFL path, a TEFL certificate from Wits Language School will help you get started. Support doesn’t end with the course either: our trainers love hearing from graduates and their TEFL experiences – including any questions you have related to teaching.

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATES APPLY.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic upcoming courses may run ONLINE.

Course Fee

The full-time and part-time course cost is R15 700.

Duration

The full-time course runs for 4 weeks and the part-time course runs for 12 weeks (120 hours).

Registration Closing Dates

The Registration closing dates listed below are as follows: 

Full- Time: 

  • Intake 1: 15 January 2021 
  • Intake 2: 16 April 2021 
  • Intake 3: 11 June 2021 
  • Intake 4: 06 August 2021
  • Intake 5: 17 September 2021 
  • Intake 6: 22 October 2021 

Part-Time: 

  • Intake 1: 25 January 2021
  • Intake 2: 21 July 2021
Qualification

Participants who meet all minimum requirements for the course are awarded a certificate of competence. 

Programme Overview

The TEFL course consists of both theoretical and practical components for teaching English.

During the input sessions, our trainers will cover theoretical aspects related to teaching English as a second or foreign language. These include language awareness, teaching methodology and the basic principles of TEFL.

The teaching practice component offers trainees the opportunity to present lessons to real English foreign language students while receiving individual feedback from highly qualified trainers with local and international teaching experience. 

You are at the centre of your learning throughout the course. This is what makes Wits Language School's TEFL course one of the best in Johannesburg.

Curriculum

Teaching Communicatively, Classrom Management, Teaching Aids, Phonology, Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Grammar, Teaching Listening Skills, Teaching Reading Skills, Teaching Speaking Skills, Teaching Writing Skills, Error Correction and Assessments.

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • Minimum 18 Years                             
  • Matric Certificate                                 
  • Proficiency in English (Assessed)                               
  • Although you do not need a degree in order to the TEFL course, please note that several countries require this as part of the visa process for jobs. 
Application Process

Step 1: Download and Complete the registration form

Step 2: Complete the pre-assessment. 

Step 3: Email your WLS Application Form and a certified copy of your ID to wls@wits.ac.za.   

Step 4: We will arrange a time for a telephone interview (approximately 30 Minutes).

Step 5: We will notify you within 48 hours of your acceptance.

Step 6: Upon receiving confirmation of acceptance into the course with the attached invoice, please send us the proof of payment to secure your seat. Note that the course must be paid upfront as we do not offer payment installments. 

Career Opportunities

Teach English in language schools around the world.

Disclaimer: **The TEFL course does NOT qualify you to teach in public schools in South Africa.**

TEFL via Blended Learning

The TEFL via Blended Learning course is designed for candidates who cannot attend on-site training for a full 4-12 weeks. This option offers you the best of both with 12 weeks of online studying and one week of on-site, contact sessions. You have the control and flexibility to design your study schedule around your existing commitments, and to study where and when you want to while still benefitting from teaching practicals.

Course Fee

The course costs R12 700.

Registration Closing Dates

The Registration closing dates listed below are as follows: 

TEFL Blended Learning:  

  • 13 January 2021 
  • 14 April 2021
  • 23 August 2021  
Duration

The course runs for 13 weeks (120 hours).

Qualification

Participants who meet all minimum requirements for the course are awarded a certificate of competence. 

Programme Overview

The online component on the course is run through an online learning platform where our well qualified and internationally experienced teacher trainers will guide you through the theoretical aspects of the course, such as language awareness, teaching methodology and basic principles of teaching English as a second or foreign language.

Support materials are provided for each module, and you have the opportunity to communicate with your TEFL trainer as well as other candidates completing the TEFL via Blended Learning course. This approach ensures that you are constantly supported in your online studies.

The on-site component is done in the 13th week and provides you the opportunity to teach lessons that you have already planned and received detailed feedback on. During this week, you will teach adults who are learning English as a Second Language. Each lesson is observed by one of our experienced trainers who will also provide individual feedback to help you develop further as an English language teacher.

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • Minimum 18 Years
  • Matric Certificate
  • Proficiency in English (Assessed)
  • Regular access to a computer and internet
  • Although you do not need a degree in order to the TEFL course, please note that several countries require this as part of the visa process for jobs.
Curriculum

Teaching Communicatively, Classrom Management, Teaching Aids, Phonology, Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Grammar, Teaching Listening Skills, Teaching Reading Skills, Teaching Speaking Skills, Teaching Writing Skills, Error Correction and Assessments.

Application Process

Step 1: Download and Complete the registration form

Step 2: Complete the pre-assessment.

Step 3: Email your WLS Application Form and a certified copy of your ID to wls@wits.ac.za.   

Step 4: We will arrange a time for a telephone interview (approximately 30 Minutes).

Step 5: We will notify you within 48 hours of your acceptance.

Step 6: Upon receiving confirmation of acceptance into the course with the attached invoice, please send us the proof of payment to secure your seat. Note that the course must be paid upfront as we do not offer payment installments. 

Online TEFL Course

The Online TEFL course is designed for candidates who need a flexible programme or want a career change. This option is 8 weeks and self-paced. You have the control and flexibility to design your study schedule around your existing commitments, and to study where and when you want. It’s suitable for teachers wanting to formalise their qualification or to move into the EFL industry.

Course Fee

This course costs R5 500

Duration

This course runs for 8 weeks, self-paced (120 hours)

Qualification

Participants who meet all minimum requirements for the course are awarded a certificate of competence

Programme Overview

The course is run through an online platform, with access to an experienced TEFL trainer. Measure your own understanding of each module with self-evaluations. There are videos, quizzes and discussions to evaluate your progress and application of the theory. Please note that this option does not include teaching practice, but several videos of example lessons are available throughout the course.  

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • Minimum 18 Years
  • Matric Certificate
  • Proficiency in English (Assessed)
  • Regular access to a computer and internet
  • Although you do not need a degree in order to the TEFL course, please note that several countries require this as part of the visa process for jobs.
Curriculum

Overview of EFL Industry, Teaching Communicatively, Classroom Management, Teaching Aids, Setting Up and Running Activities, Phonology, Lexis, Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Productive and Receptive Skills, Teaching Grammar, Language Awareness, Error Correction and Remediation, Assessments, TEYL, TBE, Teaching 1:1 and Online

Application Process

Step 1: Download and Complete the registration form

Step 2: Complete the pre-assessment.

Step 3: Email your WLS Application Form and a certified copy of your ID to wls@wits.ac.za.   

Step 4: We will arrange a time for a telephone interview (approximately 30 Minutes).

Step 5: We will notify you within 48 hours of your acceptance.

Step 6: Upon receiving confirmation of acceptance into the course with the attached invoice, please send us the proof of payment to secure your seat. Note that the course must be paid upfront as we do not offer payment installments. 

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