TEFL in Arusha / TESOL in Arusha (Tanzania)
Your TEFL teaching practicum takes place in an Arushan school with students anywhere between 6-16 years old and class sizes of 40-50 students. Your role as a TEFL teacher is to improve the future job prospects of your students. Knowledge of English is a springboard for these young people to enter a decent career. Being taught by a trained English teacher with a method reflecting the latest research in language instruction will give them the opportunity of a lifetime.
With the knowledge you have acquired in classroom management and methodology during your first part of the TEFL program, you will now be able to teach TEFL classes on your own under the supervision of the TEFL trainer. Although you will get a set curriculum, you will be expected to design your own lessons. The knowledge you gained during your on-line component of the TEFL certification program about teaching larger classes (40-50) will now become an indispensable asset.
Teaching English as a foreign language in Tanzania requires plenty of imagination and creativity. Schools over there are usually short of resources. Your hard work will be appreciated by both your class and fellow teachers. You will be rewarded with admiration and respect from your eager-to-learn students and by knowing that the knowledge you give to less fortunate human beings will pave their way towards a brighter future.
Airport pickup from Kilimanjaro International Airport is not included in the package; however, it can be arranged one week before departure.
(75% on line/25% on-site training)
Teaching Practice Dates in 2017
- 2 May – 10 May
- 5 June – 13 June
- 3 July – 11 July
- 11 September – 19 September
- 16 October – 24 October
The on-line portion (theory) has to be completed (or at least in sight) before deciding for a specific teaching practice date. It is not possible to start with the teaching practice.
Total course fee: $1,600
Deposit: $600 due at registration and start of the on-line portion of the program.
Balance payment: $1,000 (due two weeks before start of the teaching practice).
The certificate reads “120-Hour TESOL Certification.” It is the same certificate which you would obtain for an on-site program. This is due to the teaching practice. It enables you to apply for employment at the highest paying schools worldwide.
Most Arushan children attend public schools located in almost every ward of the city. There are four international schools in and around Arusha: International School Moshi (Arusha Campus), Arusha International School, Braeburn School, and St Constantine’s International School.
In addition, the City of Arusha is home to the National College of Tourism (Arusha Campus), Arusha Technical College, Tengeru Institute of Community Development, The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Easterna and Southern African Management Institute, MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC), The Institute of Accountancy Arusha, Forestry Training Institute Olmotonyi, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Makumira University College, The Arusha University and The Mount Meru University. A plan for Aga Khan University-Arusha Campus is in the initial stages.
All of these institutions teach English. With the TEFL certificate in your pocket, and the knowledge you have acquired on the TEFL course, you have now become a great candidate for a teaching position in Tanzania. Your TEFL trainer will support you in terms of landing employment as an English teacher.
Tanzania is a paradise for anyone who loves to travel. It is a country full of extremes. You can lounge at the beaches of Victoria or Nyasa Lake, gaze across the Indian Ocean towards the mystical, ever-exotic island of Zanzibar, go on a safari across the large savannahs of the great Serengeti National Park, and be awe inspired by the look at the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest, permanently snow-capped mountain in Africa.
You can create a fascinating balance between your TEFL teaching, cultural immersion, and wildlife safaris.
Tanzania is located just south of the equator and (seen as a whole) enjoys a tropical climate. Although next to the equator, Arusha’s elevation of 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) on the southern slopes of Mount Meru keeps temperatures relatively low and alleviates humidity. At night, it can be freezing at times. The day-time temperature is anywhere between 13 and 30 degrees Celsius with an average around 25 degrees. Tanzania has two rainy seasons (from mid-March to May and from November to mid-January) and experiences an eastern prevailing wind from the Indian Ocean. The dry season with cooler temperatures lasts from May to October.