Entry requirements and course requirements
Do I have to be a native speaker of English to do a TEFL course? Do I need a degree to do a TEFL course?
We accept candidates without a degree, but we need to see that you are able to study at degree level.
What is the minimum age for a TEFL course?
We are one of the few TEFL courses that accept applicants as young as 18 and have produced some excellent young teachers. Note that we do not enter into corrspondence with parents though.
Do I need to speak French to do the TEFL course?
You do NOT need to speak French to follow the course - TEFL methodology enables you to teach students whose language you do not speak. However if you want to stay in France post course you should start learning! We offer discount French courses post TEFL course for our trainees.
Workload commitment and professionalism. Commuting to Toulouse
The course is a lot of fun, but you will be busy from 9 am to 7pm (you do have 1hr 15 for lunch!) Monday to Friday, and you will be doing home study during the evenings and weekends. Trainees will NOT be able to combine the course with ANY other form of work (or dental appointments etc) during their month with us. If you have young children we recommend that you find someone to feed and entertain them in the evenings. Re commuting, we do not recommend more than a one hour door to door trip. Just book accommodation with us for the month. You will want to have a drink on Fridays with your fellow trainees!
Of course there is still time to enjoy this beautiful and exciting city. We are in the city centre overlooking a beautiful park - just the walk to the school will be a pleasure!
This is roughly how a typical day looks:
|09.15am||- 11am||Theory session 1 (arrive at 9am)|
|11.20am||- 1pm||Theory session 2|
|2.15pm||- 4.00pm||Lesson planning help time|
|4.00pm||- 6.10pm||Teaching practice / observation|