TEFL in Cape Town / TESOL in Cape Town
The TEFL training center in Cape Town is located in one of the modern office buildings in the heart of the city in close proximity to the ocean.
The school features seven modern, spacious classrooms with large windows, a library and an area where students can relax during breaks.
Besides permanent EFL teachers who work there, the school has secretaries who will assist the TEFL trainees if they need help.
The EFL students for teaching practice come from all corners of the world.
Gain performance excellence that matches the demands of the highest paying schools in the world.
While many industries are shaken by the storms of a worldwide recession, teaching English is so much in demand that there aren’t enough teachers to fill all the vacancies around the world.
There are so many countries to choose from. And each one of them is beautiful in its own way.
In addition to getting to know different cultures, you also help people achieve their goals in life. And that is something they will be grateful for their entire life.
120-HOUR ON-SITE TESOL TRAINING
(100% on-site training)
Total course fee: US $2,000 (covers tuition, moderation, certificate and complete career-support services)
Deposit: US $500 (upon registration)
Balance payment: US $1,500 (due 30 days before course start)
Dates in 2017
120-HOUR COMBINED TESOL TRAINING
(75% on-line/25% on-site training)
Total course fee: US $1,800 (covers tuition, moderation, certificate and complete career-support services)
Deposit: US $600 (due at registration)
Balance payment: US $1,200 (due 30 days before start of teaching practice)
Teaching Practice Dates in 2017
Most TEFL job employers in South Africa prefer to hire people on the spot, so it’s usually best to do some research on the Internet, arrive in the country armed with a copy of your TEFL certificate and a few resumes.
There is a growing number of language institutes in the cities across the country. While the majority of positions go to South Africans with native English skills, there are opportunities for foreign TEFL teachers too.
The top three TEFL destinations in South Africa are Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. They offer the best opportunities for paid teaching work in South Africa.
If you’re more interested in volunteer teaching in South Africa, there are endless offers. Johannesburg is home to the British Council’s South African office and has a growing number of language institutes and TEFL jobs.
As well as being one of the most pleasant African cities to live in, Cape Town is probably South Africa’s biggest TEFL job market. A growing number of the city’s institutes now employ teachers from overseas.
Durban has South Africa’s largest port and is also a center for tourism. These factors combine to keep the TEFL jobs market relatively upbeat, and the opportunities for foreign teachers are on the rise.
Neither the wages nor the cost of living in South Africa are particularly high, so the average TEFL job salary of around 10,000 Rand (US$1,400) should cover your cost of living and allow you to live relatively comfortably.
If you get involved in volunteer teaching, the school should be able to arrange your accommodation and cover the most basic living costs.
There’s a reason Cape Town is voted “The Best City in Africa and the Middle East,” and one of “The Best Cities in The World” (by Travel and Leisure Magazine, USA, in 2007).
Whether it is the adrenalin rush of shark cage diving, mountain climbing or paragliding, the proud roar of a male lion on safari, or the soothing sound of crashing waves from any one of Cape Town’s pristine beaches, your stay will become an unforgettable experience in your life.
From the top of Table Mountain to the culturally rich Robben Island and the Jewish Museum to the V&A Waterfront, surrounding wine farms and the naturally beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, every corner of Cape Town gives you a reason to visit this beautiful place and discover it.
CAPE TOWN WEATHER
Cape Town features mild winters and pleasant summers. Summer temperatures in December to February range from around 15 to 27° C (60 to 80° F); during the winter months of June to August, temperatures are between 7 to 20° C (45 to 70° F).
Rainfall is moderate throughout the year, and there are refreshing sea breezes which can sometimes turn a little bracing during the winter. Most tourists visit Cape Town during the summer months from November to February.
Summer features a Mediterranean climate with little rain. Eleven hours of sunshine a day and long sunny evenings set a party mood. The California-style weather explains why Cape Town has become a favored site for foreign film and TV crews escaping from the Northern Hemisphere winter.
In recent years, the normally prevailing summer south-eastern wind, the famous Cape Doctor, seems to have disappeared. Maybe El Nino or global warming is to blame. If the wind does blow, and you are after a tan or the beach, remember that mornings are usually much less windy, and certain beaches (Clifton, Boulders) are much more protected than others.
Conventional local wisdom used to be that spring (September and October) and autumn (April and May) are the smart times to visit Cape Town. They are usually balmy in-between seasons, with little wind, when nature is at its best.
If you love flowers, whale-watching, or seeing the vineyards at their best, these are great seasons to be in the Cape. Although Cape Town winters have a reputation for rain and wind, they often produce perfect days or even weeks.
Some climatic change seems to have reduced winter rainfall, and when it’s not raining, winter becomes a perfect green season, when temperatures can reach a summery 26° C (80° F) or higher.
Whatever season you have chosen to visit Cape Town, be warned of the old joke. Cape Town has four seasons – sometimes in the same day.
We can arrange for airport pickup. Please check current price with us at the time of your departure.
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