TEFL in London / TESOL in London
Our Greenwich, London, accredited teacher training center is located on Mycanea Road adjacent to Mycanea’s Gardens, a special hidden gem that provides for tranquility in the middle of a bustling city. Our classrooms are accommodated in a building that is linked to London’s long history. It is in walking distance of the Royal Observatory with the famous world clock and the Greenwich Meridian Line.
Our class hours are from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. After a week of theory input, daily teaching practice of 1 ½ hour starts at the beginning of the second week. English students come to our center, and our trainees teach them. Teaching practice is followed by an evaluation session. The feedback and further practice are to help the trainees to improve their performance.
Our TEFL trainer holds an MA TESOL and can look back at a considerable number of years in teaching English in different settings and training English teachers. She is supported by assistant trainers if the class exceeds a certain number of trainees.
The building features a coffee bar and wireless Internet. Students may bring their laptop computers to work conveniently.
It is our goal to provide high quality educational and training services to enhance the well being and employment prospects of our students.
Visits to the school have to be arranged for. Our school shares the building with other training providers. In order to avoid interruption of those programs, visitors need to have an appointment with the TEFL trainer. If you plan a visit, please give us a courtesy call at +44 12 5541 1070 or e-mail us to [email protected] requesting an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. We require a cell phone number to be able to contact you on the day of your visit.
120-HOUR ON-SITE TESOL CERTIFICATION
(100% ON-SITE TRAINING)
TOTAL TUITION: $1,500 total tuition
Deposit: $500 due at the time of registration. Balance payment: $1,000
5 March – 30 March
30 April – 25 May
4 June – 29 June
2 July – 27 July
6 August – 31 August
3 September – 28 September
1 October – 26 October
120-HOUR COMBINED TESOL CERTIFICATION
(75% ON LINE/25% ON SITE TRAINING)
Total tuition: $1,500
Deposit: $500 due at registration
Tuition balance: $1,000 due at the start of the teaching practice
This is an on-line/on-site combination course. The online section can start any day. You can work at your own pace–fast or slowly. If you register for teaching practice and cannot finish the online part, you can change the date of your teaching practice.
2018 Teaching Practice Dates
- 5 March – 13 March
- 30 April – 8 May
- 4 June – 12 June
- 2 July – 10 July
- 6 August – 14 August
- 3 September – 11 September
- 1 October – 9 October
The U.K. is the place where English has been spoken throughout the centuries; consequently, lots of people from all over the world go there to learn English. In addition, besides New York, London is one of the most important financial centers in the world; English has penetrated the financial-services sector. Not to mention the computer industry which uses English terms to refer to parts or certain functions. Often, foreign workers are required to not just have specific knowledge of their field but also a high level of English communication skills. English has become important in many areas of our life.
Due to that never-ending stream of learners considering the U.K. as the platform for their English classes, there are plenty of English-teaching opportunities in London. And the demand will increase, as we are approaching summer. Lots of summer programs take place in London and throughout the U.K. every year. In addition to the summer jobs, there is a need for teachers to work in summer camps. The perfect time to apply for these temporary jobs is in spring. These positions will pay slightly better and can possibly lead to landing a long-term position teaching English in London or elsewhere in the country.
London is unbeatable for fashion, history, and vibe. It is considered one of the most exciting cities in the world, full of things to see and do, with world-famous sights, restaurants, superb shopping, a range of excellent entertainment, and a nightlife that’s second to none.
Here are some sights that top the list of the most favorite tourist attractions in London: the British Museum with the Rosetta Stone and the Mummies, the National Gallery with famous paintings, the world-famous Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s official London residence has a whopping 775 rooms. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. For a fantastic, free display of British pomp and ceremony, watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace.
The London Eye is a major feature of London’s skyline. It is the world’s highest observation wheel, with 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tons, and holding up to 25 people.
And where can the shopaholics go in London? Oxford Street is one and a half miles from end to end. It is said to be the busiest shopping street in Europe.
For the best selection of shoe shops and independent fashion outlets, visit the area called “Seven Dials” at Covent Garden. Bond Street in Mayfair is home to the most elegant and expensive shops in London. Here you find designer clothing, such as Gucci and Armani; perfume; art and antiques; and more Royal Warrant holders (suppliers to the royal family) than anywhere else in London. New Bond Street is a few-minute walk from Bond Street Station.
London’s vibrant club scene puts the city on the map as the capital of the cool and a place where you can party from dusk till dawn. Super clubs like Ministry of Sound and Fabrics and Heaven are among the biggest and best known places to be. For those who prefer a more intimate setting, the DJ bars are where it’s at.
London and the South East have one of the mildest climates in the U.K., but the weather can be unpredictable. Spring and autumn see temperatures of around 11° to 15°C (52 to 59°F). Evenings are lighter for longer with the advent of British Summer Time at the end of March (until end October). Summer can be very pleasant with temperatures averaging 18°C (64°F) and often into the low 20s. In recent years, London has experienced heat waves with temperatures well above 30°C (86°F). Typical temperatures for winter are between 2° and 6°C (36 to 43°F). Temperatures don’t often drop below freezing and snow isn’t common – although in December 2010, London experienced heavy snowfall and an army of snowmen popped up all over the city!
The number of rainy days (with more than 0.25 mm of rainfall) is fairly consistent throughout the year, with between 11 and 15 rainy days every month. Don’t forget your umbrella.