9, Allees Frederic Mistral, 31400 Toulouse, France
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Teach English in France or worldwide with our 4-week

externally accredited TEFL Certificate course


Living in France and unemployed? If you are already registered with the Pole Emploi, you may be able to get your course funded. If we accept your application we will send you the documents you need to take to them. 


TEFL Business English and Young Learners' sessions are included in the course at no extra cost. We offer lifetime job guidance and trainees usually find TEFL work soon after the course.



Our TEFL course and location:

Our externally accredited 4-week TEFL  certificate course with 6 hours teaching practice provides you with the minimum qualification that you need to teach English as a foreign language worldwide. Our course is in line with British Council recommendations for TEFL  courses, and our new training centre overlooks the beautiful Jardin des Plantes in the heart of Toulouse.

Once you have qualified with us there are endless opportunites for teaching English in France and internationally.

We can organise comfortable accommodation for you in studio flats or host families from around 350 euros. Just mention this - along with any preferences - on the application form.

We run TEFL courses year round and strongly believe in observed teaching practice. Our objective is to make you employable immediately upon graduating, to keep up our reputation of excellence and to maintain standards in the profession.

We are the only externally accredited 4 week TEFL course in South West France, and  have many ex trainees teaching English in France and worldwide. Come and join us!



More reasons to choose us

If your goal is to teach English in France, then after our TEFL course you will:

-already be living here, 

-know how to set up as a freelance teacher in France,

-know how to deal with the French bureacracy re opening bank accounts etc

-have had experience teaching French students

-have made some good French contacts and friends

-have followed a recognised and highly regarded local TEFL course

.......the list goes on. Compare this with arriving "cold" from abroad and trying to settle in France and find a teaching job!


Not sure if this the right moment to do a TEFL course? A TEFL Certificate is a ticket to be able to work in any country in the world, and is valid for the rest of your life - so get it under your belt now!

The course really helps you gain confidence giving presentations even to very large groups - which you probably WILL need to do at some point in your career, even if you are not sure teaching is for you

TEFL Business English and Young Learners'  sessions  are included in the course fee - no hidden extras with us

Living elsewhere in France? We are the nearest accredited 4 week TEFL course to Bordeaux, Biarritz, Carcassonne, Limoges or San Sebastian

Already TEFL teaching but not fully qualified? UK teacher fed up with discipline problems and paperwork? Look no further!

Want to live in a sunny, lively, beautiful, historic city that isn't a tourist trap or metropolis? You'll love Toulouse!

Online or weekend TEFL courses will not usually get you a job afterwards - don't waste your money! The 4 week TEFL course with 6 hours teaching practice is the minimum qualification language schools want.

We are not part of a worldwide chain - we are only here in Toulouse. We supply high quality training by qualified professionals and have no other flashy locations. We will also not give you the hard sell!


American success story 1: "My name is Stacy and I'm from Dallas TX. At first I was skeptical about the student visa process but after speaking to the Alliance Francaise in Toulouse - talk to Maggy at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   - I took the leap and applied for the TEFL program and student working visa. I moved to Toulouse in August of 2012 and after finishing my course was able to find work - along with about 4 other Americans who moved to Toulouse at the same time! I stayed in Toulouse for a year, having a blast teaching and traveling! It was really a dream come true" Stacy Olson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


American success story 2: TEFL Toulouse, WOW, what an experience! Coming from Chicago, teaching English and living in France was a dream of mine - one that I was able to experience thanks to TEFL Toulouse. From the one-on-one training, real classroom hours and daily feedback sessions, TEFL Toulouse gave me the skills to teach in the aerospace industry in Toulouse!" Will Conrad, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Entertaining the Alliance Francaise and liasing personally with Susan Griffith author of Teaching English Abroad!
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Fees and what to bring

Your 4 week course costs 1600 €  - all taxes, VAT, materials, even end of course celebrations are included. There are no hidden extras.
You will need approximately an extra 350 to 600€ if you would like host family accommodation and studio flats start from around 550€ - we offer a free accommmodation finding service. The cost of living in France is about the same as the UK or US. Bring a laptop if you have one!

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Course dates 2014 - 2015

2014  dates

June 23rd to July 18th

August 4th to August 29th

September 15th to October 10th

October 20th to November 14th

November 24th to December 19th

2015 dates

5th January to 30th January

16th February to 13th March

30th March to 24th April

11th May to  5th June

22nd June to 17th July

3rd August to 28th August

14th September to 9th October

19th October to 13th November

23rd November to 18th December