The TEFL Toulouse course is an intensive 4 weeks of training at our training centre in Toulouse, that will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to start teaching English professionally in France and around the world. Successful trainees are awarded with the Certificate in TEFL at the end of the 4 weeks.
How much is the TEFL course?
The costs vary depending on which month you choose and you can see the prices on the Course dates and Fees, on the app form and maybe to the right of this text if you are using a laptop! You can save hundreds by doing the course in the earlier part of the year! You’ll need about an extra 400+euros for accommodation (see our accommodation page) and money to live on for the 4 weeks. The cost of living in Toulouse is about the same as in a medium sized city the UK or US.
Are there teaching jobs in Toulouse?
Yes, and you would be surprised how many of our trainees aren’t looking to work in Toulouse itself, so the city is far from saturated with teachers. Jobs are coming in all the time, and we forward them to ex-trainees who tell us that they are looking for work, or tweet them, or put them on our facebook page.
What and who will I be able to teach?
By the end of the course you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to teach:
- General English
- Business English
- Young Learners
- One-to-One lessons
…. although we also offer add-on professional development courses for those particularly interested in teaching one of these areas.
How intensive is the TEFL course?
Our 4 week TEFL course is demanding and intensive, but very rewarding and a lot of fun. You’ll be at the training centre from Monday to Friday each week, 9.15am to 7pm, with perhaps one or two afternoons off a week. You’ll sometimes be working on lesson planning and course assignments outside of these hours too. We believe and excel in simplifying complex teaching approaches and needless jargon. In fact there is nothing particularly complex about what you are learning, there is just a lot to cram in, in 4 weeks.
“I just wanted to say thank you for the course, I enjoyed it, and I learnt a lot. After leaving, I went to Vietnam for three months volunteering teaching English. I travelled for a month in Taiwan and now I’m back in Vietnam teaching full time (and paid this time not volunteering!). I’ve been back a month already, I teach in public schools, from 3 to 11 year olds, they’re so cute and funny. I’m staying here for at least six months, after that maybe back to Toulouse, I don’t know yet. The TEFL certificate has definitely made a lot of difference, as it’s what everyone asks for here, so I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping with that! I wish you all well!”
Lauren Pearson – August 2018 course
Every morning you’ll receive over 3 hours of classes on teaching theory, how to plan TEFL lessons, how to teach the 4 skills, how to teach English grammar and pronunciation, and more. As well as this you will teach a minimum of 6 one hour lessons (teaching groups of real life students of English who come to our training centre) and get detailed feedback on your classes from qualified professionals. You will also observe lessons given by experienced teachers,and receive lesson planning help in the afternoons from 2.30 to 4pm.
Here’s what a typical day looks like:
|9.30am – 11.10am||Input session 1|
|11.30am – 1.15pm||Input session 2|
|1.15pm – 2.30pm||Lunch break|
|2.30pm – 4pm||Lesson planning help time|
|4pm – 6.10pm||Teaching practice and observation|
|6.20pm – 7pm||Teaching practice feedback|
TEFL coursework, assignments and assessment
You’ll complete most of your coursework at our training centre during the working day, but the intensive nature of the course means that you will also need to spend a proportion of most evenings and weekends doing some home study and preparing lessons. Our TEFL course does not include as many assignments (ie work to be done at home) as some other TEFL courses, as we prefer to get as much as we can done during the day together as a group and with the staff onsite.
You’ll be assessed on your teaching practice, a one-to-one project, grammar tests, an unknown foreign language observation task and your professionalism throughout the course. You can find more details about all these in our What’s in the course page.
What’s included in the TEFL course price?
- 4 weeks of tuition from our qualified and experienced teacher trainers
- All course materials
- For successful graduates, the official Certificate in TEFL from IATQuO, numbered and stamped, showing completion of the course, and a certificate from us, highlighting your performance and providing an explanation of grades. (We are always happy to issue a reference and further information when requested to do so by an employer.)
- Welcome drinks evening, and end of course celebrations including champagne and lunch / dinner
- Lifetime job guidance wherever you are in the world
- Free accommodation finding service
I’m in! What’s the next step?
If you’re ready to apply, just fill out the application form!