The TEFL program runs in one of the English schools along one of the main roads in the business district of Abbottabad. It is accommodated on the second floor of a building that houses offices and stores. People from Abbottabad come here to take general English classes, business English, preparatory classes for academic testing. The school is an adult learning center. It’s approved by the British Council and the Australian Education Office—two prestigious organizations in the world that promote quality of study.
The TEFL classes run in two sessions per day—one during the morning hours from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and the other from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There is also a Saturday/Sunday class for people who work during the other days. All three programs are onsite TEFL certifications during which the TEFL trainees teach Pakistani adults who signed up for English classes at the school.
The TEFL trainer has been an English teacher for many years. He graduated with an MA in Applied Linguistics (English) and runs his English school in Abbottabad successfully. The TEFL program will also take place in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, in the near future.
Course Dates in 2018
- 5 November – 18 December
Course Dates in 2019
- 7 January – 18 February
- 25 February – 5 April
- 8 April – 21 May
- 10 June – 22 July
- 29 July – 18 September
- 23 September – 1 November
- 4 November – 17 December
Weekend program (Saturdays/Sundays)
- 26 January – 14 April
- April 20 – 7 July
- July 13 – October 6
- 12 October – 6 January 2020
Total tuition: $625
Balance payment: $469
Program hours during the week are either from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the evening. The program takes place from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on weekends.
TEACHING ENGLISH IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan has a number of international schools. Most of them follow the British or American curriculum and are located in the larger cities: Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. Licensed teachers can apply to teach English in Pakistan’s international schools. Though English is one of the country’s official languages, teaching ESL is a growing industry in Pakistan. More and more people strive to learn English in order to become competitive in the global commerce.
Schools and language institutes in Pakistan hire TEFL teachers throughout the entire year. Teaching English in Pakistan is a great opportunity for teachers looking to make difference. With a history tracing back to early human origins, and a terrain that is as geographically varied as one could only be on earth, Pakistan is beautiful and complex. The country has historically suffered as a result of political instability, and foreigners are advised to use caution when traveling. However, many of expats who live in Pakistan warm to the country after experiencing its generous hospitality and striking environment.
Expat communities in the major cities of Pakistan are relatively small but close -knit. For adventurous travelers, Pakistan is home to incredible scenery and some of the world’s tallest mountains, including K2, considered by many to be even more difficult to climb than Mount Everest.
Most private schools in Pakistan require teaching English applicants to possess a TEFL/TESOL Certificate. International TEFL Training Institute Pakistan’s 120-Hour TESOL program can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Pakistani private school positions. With surreal scenery, breathtaking mountains, friendly people , and a fascinating history that dates back to the beginning of human life, Pakistan has countless opportunities for English teachers inside and outside the classroom. In a country where English is already somewhat widely spoken , you can have the unique opportunities to give your students the language skills they need to enter the global workforce.
Private schools in Pakistan provide excellent benefits to their English teachers including paid vacation, free accommodation, free transportation and handsome salaries that range from 600 USD to 1200 USD/month. It may not sound much to a Westerner; however, the cost of living in Pakistan is extremely low. As an average, you can save up to US $500 per month.
Whether you prefer a weekend in the desert, a night out in the big city, or a late afternoon hiking picturesque trails, Pakistan has it all. From the delicious food to the tight-knit communities at the school you will be working at, you will feel like you are at home soon after your arrival.
WHY TESOL IN ABBOTTABAD
Abbottabad is located about 170 km away from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It takes about two hours to get there by public transportation on a newly constructed highway enjoying picturesque views of the country. The city is not only well known throughout Pakistan for its pleasant weather, excellent educational institutions and for hosting the Pakistan Military Academy. It is well known throughout the world because of the Bin Laden compound that was once part of this community.
Abbottabad attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The city is surrounded by the Saran Hills, a popular hiking area. Due to the location of the city and the hills, Abbottabad enjoys pleasant weather in summer and cold winters.
The city is situated on the Silk Road, a historically important, international trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Because Chinese silk made up a large proportion of the trade along this ancient road, in 1877, it was named the ‘Silk Road’ by Ferdinand von Richthofen, a German geographer.
Abbottabad has a lot of things to see and do for the Expats. There are a lot of newly constructed shopping malls on both sides of the roads which pass through the city. In addition, the famous chair lift, the Harnovi River and tall, dotted pine trees of the mountains of Thandyaini and Galyait further enhance the beauty of the city and attract local and international tourists.
And finally, K2, the second highest mountain in the world, is three car hours away from Abbottabad. If you enjoy the mountains, a trip to the K2 base camp would certainly be your thing. At a height of 5000 meters, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the highest mountain range—the Himalayans.