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TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language)

TESOL (Teach English as a Second or Other Language)


A TEFL / TESOL course is your gateway to working anywhere in the world or tutor online.

With English becoming the “global language”, trained TEFL teachers are in high demand. TEFL teachers get hired in primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, and private language schools in non-English speaking countries all over the world.

An internationally recognized and accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate is included as part of your package. This course will provide you with the TEFL skills needed to start your new career as an English teacher.

You’ll learn how to plan lessons and engage your class or individual student, teaching grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading and writing. 

Most of all, you will be able to walk into a room full of expectant faces and deliver your lessons with confidence. Our TEFL/TESOL course is very practical in nature. Lessons cover a wide variety of teaching techniques and strategies, with a strong emphasis on using the communicative approach to language teaching.

This TEFL/TESOL course is designed for English native or fluent speakers with or without previous teaching experience. It also serves as an excellent complementary course for those interested in gaining a PGCE or teaching diploma, as well as for those who want to take time off to travel and teach or tutor general English as a Second Language (ESL) part-time online to children and/or adults or as an industry specific English teacher. The opportunities are many.


The TEFL / TESOL / CELTA Course Overview

The 120-hour TEFL/TESOL Course

Taken 100% online. There are no set schedules or classes. The student can complete the course at their own pace, within six months of enrolement. Enrolement is created when payment is received and at at any time the student is ready.

The course can be completed within 4 weeks or less by spending one or two hours a day. Access to the TEFL course platform is for 6 months. TEFL Curriculum assistance is available online throughout the course.

Each of the 11 course modules has a multiple choice quiz test. And one final test at the end of the course. The student has one free final exam sitting if not successful in passing with a 70% average. Thereafter, a small fee is charged for each additional sitting.

The 20- hour Practical Weekend TEFL course

A supplementary practical TEFL training course. It  can be taken at anytime during or after the 120-hour online course.

Recommended as the comprehensive 140-hour package, The Combined TEFL course.

The 2-day Weekend courses are available in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and Online via the live Zoom app.

The 160-hour Cambridge CELTA course 

A full-time, 8am to 4pm, 4-week in-class TEFL practical course. Accredited UK Level – 5.  Admission is by approved application only.

Available in Johannesburg and Cape Town. View dates and application >>

Our internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL / CELTA certificate courses are designed for Native and Proficient English  speakers with or without any previous teaching experience.

Gain TEFL skills, practical experience and certification in English Language Teaching (ELT) methodology.

The TEFL course is a somewhat intensive course that goes through a great deal of content in a few weeks. However, if you approach the course with the right attitude and complete your assignments it will be all-encompassing and invigorating experience.

You will enjoy a fun, highly instructive TEFL course and you will gain a highly respected higher level TEFL qualification to launch your new career as an English Language Teacher.

The 120-hour Online TEFL Course.

The TEFL course is available on Apple Store or Google Play via the Moodle app.

The 120-hour TEFL course is a universal English Language Teaching (ELT) course based on British Council Standards.

The online course is moderated by TEFL SA Cambridge Delta Teacher Trainers.

No special equipment is required. Study on any device. Anytime. Anywhere.

The 12 course lesson modules are downloadable from the TEFL course platform to study offline.

Quiz tests and assignments are uploaded on the TEFL course platform for each lesson module whenever you’re ready.

A minimum of 70% is required to pass and gain your TEFL / TESOL certificate .

A final exam to be done and a pass of 70% to gain your TEFL / TESOL certificate.

All exam quiz tests are available to redo until the students pass, free of charge.

Access to the online TEFL course platform is for 3 months. Average completion time is 2-3 weeks.

To gain your certificate students are required to complete all tests.

Curriculum and Lesson Modules:

● Introduction & warmers

● Classroom discipline

● Classroom management

● Elicitation techniques

● Using the blackboard

● Grammar structure

● How it feels learning a foreign language

● Concept checking

● Pronunciation

● Teaching and assessment of integrated skills,
– such as listening, speaking, reading and writing

● How to teach grammar

● Error correction

● Creating materials

● Evaluation and testing

Bonus Lesson: Finding a teaching job
Bonus Lesson: Business English Module
Bonus Lesson: Using your TEFL skills to teach online by Cambridge English.

Your TEFL / TESOL digital certificate becomes available on successful completion and overall pass rate required.

An original hard-copy for authentication by a Notary can be couriered to you at a nominal cost of R350 in SA and $50 internationally.

Its is recommended that all ESL teacher students, incorporate the practical course component into their online theory course. This 20-hour 2-day weekend course can be done during or after the online theory and can purchased separately or as a package – The Combined TEFL course



The 20-hour Practical weekend TEFL course

A supplementary Practical course to the online 120-hour TEFL course.

Learning Outcomes:

– Understanding the basic principles of classroom management.

– Fundamentals of giving and checking instructions and using the board effectively.

– Techniques to elicit and check the meaning of new language.

– Understanding of phonetics: phonemes, word and sentence stress.

– Experience learning a foreign language and using it in TEFL.

– Approaches and different techniques between teaching Young Learners, Business English and Online Teaching.

– Practice in planning and teaching both a system lesson and a skill lesson using suitable frameworks.

– Provide you with constructive feedback in teaching practice.

– Guide you into finding teaching work in the English as a Second Language (ESL) industry.

     The Practical Course is delivered by Cambridge DELTA trainers.

The course includes:

– An intense two days of non-boring, incredibly amazing TEFL Practical.

– A concise, relevant, keep forever TEFL course Manual.

– A 20-hour TEFL Practical Teaching Certificate.

The Combined TEFL course gives you: 120-hour online course and 20- hour Practicum TEFL course.

The complete online / practical TEFL teacher program. Deliver your first lessons with confidence of a pro.

4 Week TEFL courses in overseas destinations.

Some destinations class programs may vary.

The Curriculum is a universal one and it contains all the essential subjects for a TEFL TESOL qualification.

TEFL / TESOL Courses are Divided Into 6 Key Areas:

1. Teaching Techniquues

●    Introduction & warmers
●    Classroom discipline
●    Classroom management
    Elicitation techniques
●    Using the blackboard
●    Grammar structure
●    How it feels learning a foreign language
●    Concept checking
    Practice activities
●    Student practice
●    Pronunciation
●    Teaching and assessment of integrated skills,
– such as listening, speaking, reading and writing
●    How to teach grammar
●    Error correction
●    Teaching practice & feedback
●    Creating materials
●    Evaluation and testing
●    Written exam & presentation

2. Local Language & Culture Course

You will receive some local language training to let you experience what it’s like being a language student so that it will help direct your own teaching. (*Some training centres may not offer this module)

3. Teaching Practice

This is the most fundamental area of any TEFL/TESOL course. You will teach real students of English and put into practice the skills you learned on the course. You will undergo observed teaching practice, covering elementary to advanced level students, as well as one-on-one tutoring. You will also observe other teachers in action for 2-3 hours. Course trainers will guide you through the process of planning, preparation, delivery, and reflection and will provide you with constructive feedback on your performance.

4. Language Awareness

Even native speakers of English will surely have forgotten the grammar they learned in school. You will learn how to answer any questions or situations that may arise in a class.

a) Grammar covers word classes, simple sentence elements; complex sentences and clauses; verb time and tense; aspect, conditionals, and modals; phrasal verbs; and voice.

b) Phonology covers phonetics; word stress and intonation; sentence stress and intonation; rhythm and intonation; and connected speech.

5. Student Profile

Trainees work with individual students on rapport-building, error analysis and correction, and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required, including transcription and error analysis of audio and written samples, culminating in a 20-minute session observed by a trainer.

6. Examination/Presentation

Trainees sit a written examination and make a presentation of a prepared class. Many other courses will limit your observed classes due to the large number of trainees they take on. Having so many trainees and so few students makes it physically impossible for all their trainees to receive 6-hours. With a maximum of 16 trainees in our classes, you will have plenty of time to prepare for the practicalities of the classroom and overcome those first-time nerves in a controlled environment with the professional support of your tutor.

Your TEFL Trainers

Our TEFL trainers are highly qualified and very experienced in teacher training. They are all full-time employees, and most have been with us for several years. Being fully trained professionals with many years of experience with EFL classroom teaching, our trainers are both authoritative and informed. The training procedure for our trainers is extremely rigorous. Not only are the trainers expected to have teaching experience, they are also required to have teaching/training experience in more than one country.

Course Assessment

All our trainees pass the course. We will not let you fail, even if it means taking the course all over again! Our trainers will spend extra time with you as necessary and coach you in any areas where you are weak. Our goal is that you succeed.

● Teaching Practice – 50%

● Material Compilation – 20%

● Lesson Observation Journal – 10%

● Written Test – 20%

Our TEFL/TESOL courses are certified to meet international standards. Employers prefer to take on teachers who have completed a course of 120 hours, including observed teaching practice.

The course syllabus for the 4 week in-class package may vary slightly in each location. The actual number of study hours will vary depending on the number of students in each class. In any case the certificate you gain is 120 hours tuition, which meets the international certification standards recommended by the British Council.

The Cambridge TKT Course (Supplementary)

A teacher training course for teachers and trainee teachers preparing for the Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). It includes everything you need to prepare for the test.

The second edition contains three brand new model TKT practice tests, new tips for preparing for the TKT, an additional unit on approaches to language teaching tested in the TKT, completely rewritten tasks in every unit, and revised ELT terms and concepts matching the latest Cambridge ESOL TKT Glossary.

The TKT course is an optional online course that prepares you for the optional Cambridge Teacher Knowledge Tests.

An excellent addition to your TEFL/TESOL certificate course.

Although course preparation material is online, you must take the Cambridge TKT ESOL exams at any authorized centre. The TKT exam fee is paid directly to the exam centre.

View more TKT course detail Here

The TKT online course is included under the Pro Online TEFL package


Cambridge CELTA Course

The certificate is the most highly respected TEFL certification of its kind.

This is a full time 4-week in-class TEFL course. Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teacher Training to Adults) is Cambridge University issued and assessed teacher training course designed for candidates with little or no previous English language teaching experience. It is also suitable for teachers who have teaching experience but who have had little or no formal teacher training.

The CELTA teacher training course is UK Level 5 TEFL course and is recognised by ESL organisations worldwide.

View course criteria curriculum and to apply for a place in the course:

TEFL Courses Moderation and Accreditation.

The 120-hour online TEFL / TESOL course:

The 120- hour online course is a universal English Language Teaching (ELT) course based on British Council standards.

The TEFL SA Certification is Internationally accepted by all English as a Second Language  (ESL) employers.

Moderated and run by TEFL SA Cambridge Delta Teacher Trainers.

The Practical TEFL course:

Delivered by Cambridge DELTA teacher trainers. Moderated by TEFL SA

The Cambridge CELTA practical course:

Delivered by Cambridge DELTA teacher trainers and moderated by Cambridge ESOL approved training centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Enrolement in the CELTA is by assessed application.

Ofqual Level 5 Qualification, UK Credit Framework. Premium product endorsement by NEAS in Australia

TEFL SA pledge:

We pledge to deliver affordable ESL teacher training systems from accredited and respected institutions.

When you enrol in an online TEFL / TESOL course or attend a TEFL or CELTA practical class course, you are assured your  training and certification is recognised and accepted by all English as a Second Language (ESL) employers worldwide.