The course runs full time from Monday to Friday over a four-week period. The course meets or exceeds all international standards, comprising 130 hours of classroom study with a minimum of 6 hours of observed teaching practice with real English language students at a range of ability levels. We are the only training centre in Central and Eastern Europe authorised to award the TEFL International Certificate in TESOL. Every course is externally moderated and the certificate carries high name recognition both in the local area and worldwide. We maintain a very high pass rate (over 95%). The course will help you get a job teaching English and do that job well.
Our teaching and training philosophy is learner-centred, practical and active. We believe that teaching a language is not a matter of transmitting facts but rather of allowing students to learn experientially. The same is true for training teachers. Learning to teach in this way is challenging but rewarding. While preparing you for the classroom, your work on the course will develop your skills of leadership, creativity, teamwork and self-reflection.
The course content has been developed and refined over many years with input from experienced teachers and experts from around the world. We combine the insights from modern theories of language acquisition with the tried and tested approaches and techniques used by experienced teachers. You will learn to teach within a framework which is clear enough to guide you for your early lessons and flexible enough to guide your development and creativity as you gain experience during your teaching career.