TEFL in San Francisco / TESOL in San Francisco
Our school is located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, across the street from the 4th & King Caltrain and Muni Stations, close to AT&T Park!
Accommodated in a beautifully modernized building downtown, the training center features large rooms, modern furniture, wireless Internet, free coffee or tea, and a common kitchen with a microwave oven.
The TEFL trainer is a highly qualified individual with many years of teaching experience.
Our EFL students are local immigrants or visitors who have come to explore San Francisco.
Students who register for this course get the option of one free on-line specialization: Teach Business, Teach Young Learners or Teach TOEFL Preparation.
Every student receives a free San Francisco CityPass with unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, historic streetcars, and cable cars for seven days and free entrance tickets to four of the most spectacular sights.
(75% on-line/25% on-site training)
Total course fee: US $1,800
Deposit: US $600 (due upon registration)
Balance payment: US $1,200 (due five business days before the first day of teaching practice)
Course fee covers tuition, certificate, moderation and employment support.
Teaching Practice Dates 2018
- 8 January – 16 January
- 5 February – 13 February
- 5 March – 13 March
- 2 April – 10 April
- 30 April – 8 May
- 4 June – 12 June
- 2 July – 10 July
- 6 August – 14 August
- 3 September – 12 September
- 1 October – 9 October
- 29 October – 6 November
- 26 November – 4 December
The on-line training program with a tutor can start any day. Upon completion, there are seven days on-site teaching practice of actual ESL students under the supervision of an experienced TEFL trainer.
We estimate the on-line part to take between four to six weeks with almost daily work. It will take up to eight – ten weeks if you only work on weekends.
The certificate is the same certificate as for the four-week, onsite program. This is due to the teaching practice.
The program comes with career support for life.
During the training, we help TEFL students set up a professional resume and supply them with information on how to get in touch with their prospective schools.
With San Francisco being one of the most attractive tourist locations in the United States, plenty of tourists and students go there. There is a lot of work for English teachers as a result.
Teachers can find work in language schools, private schools, colleges and universities. Colleges and universities tend to hire language teachers as adjuncts. Most programs accept applications all year around, but teachers can expect to teach during the fall, spring and summer.
There are numerous language schools in the city. However, because of the number of qualified applicants, these positions can be very competitive. Language schools are selective and will expect all candidates to possess a degree and TESOL certificate in order to qualify for positions.
Teachers working for language schools are generally paid an hourly rate. Teachers in colleges and universities can expect a salary.
The hourly salary varies dramatically depending on the school (from about $18 – $25 per hour). At the university, the part-time salary is $3,500 for teaching a 14-week class which meets 3 times per week.
We will provide more detailed information during our training program.
Although it stretches only seven miles, San Francisco is packed with a variety of activities that’s sure to please outdoor and food lovers and curious wanderers of all ages. The Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see, and so is Alcatraz Island, the infamous, and now closed (to prisoners at least) federal prison. And instead of spending all your time around the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf, you can discover a more authentic side of San Francisco by strolling through the diverse Mission District or the charming Nob Hill and Russian Hill.
The Golden Gate Bridge has become San Francisco’s landmark and stands as the West Coast’s most enduring symbol. “Golden Gate” actually refers to thebrilliant reflection of the sun upon San Francisco Bay’s inlet.
The Mission District has attracted San Francisco’s young crowd in the past decade, but it’s still retained its authentic, local Mexican ambience. This is the place that introduced the burrito to the wider world, so be sure to check it out for great eateries.
The Mission is also a great neighborhood for getting away from the heavily visited tourist attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. For an excellent view of the city, walk to the nearby Bernal Heights hill and relax for a bit. And Dolores Park is the most popular spot for sunbathers on a fogless day. While the Mission District is one of San Francisco’s more popular neighborhoods, it can be unsafe to be there alone at night.
To get the full experience of the San Francisco’s charm, you’ll have to hop on board of a trolley or cable car. San Francisco’s cable car system is the last of its kind in the United States, and is considered one of the main tourist attractions.
While the trolleys are certainly not the speediest mode of transportation, they are a fun way to get around. You can catch them from a few spots around town, including the famous Powell-Hyde Line at Powell and Market Street, which passes the twisty Lombard Street and the equally popular Russian Hill neighborhood. The cable cars are a bit expensive at $5 a ride, but travelers find the experience well worth it.
The San Francisco Downtown, the Golden Gate and the San Francisco at Night bus tours show you all of the best sights & sounds of the city. Enjoy entirely live narrated 90-minute tours of San Francisco’s most famous sites, with professional and entertaining tour guides.
Union Square neighborhood is a fun and funky rest stop for travelers and locals alike. Its center is Union Square Park, an open space decorated with palm trees. The park is home to loads of art installations, like the heart-shaped sculptures created by local artists for the “Hearts in San Francisco” project. Thanks to the nearby theater district, Union Square attracts lots of theater goers. Union Square is also a shop-a-holic’s delight: Nearby are high-end shops like Prada and Tiffany & Co. among others. And when you’ve shopped until you’ve just about dropped, take a break at the park’s Emporio Rulli Café, which features plenty of open-air seating.
What better exemplifies California’s dramatic landscape than 380-foot Redwood Trees? That’s what you’ll find at Muir Woods, the beautiful,
expansive national monument just a half hour drive north of San Francisco. If you want to leave the city, this is a must-see attraction. In addition to exploring the giant Redwood groves, you can also sunbathe or swim at the nearby Muir Beach or the larger Stinson Beach. Muir Woods is also an excellent spot for trail runners, bicyclists and hikers.
Whether you choose the sun and nude options at Baker Beach or the incredible beauty of Ocean Beach – San Francisco is a great place for a day at the beach. The beaches of San Francisco are beautiful, but they might not be what you think of when you decide to hang out at the beach. San Francisco is known for a chill in the ocean air. Not too many people go swimming in the beaches here, and those who do often wear wetsuits to keep out the cold.
However, if you get past the first step, the water can be quite refreshing, and even if you don’t go into the water, you can enjoy beach activities on the shore. Take a jacket along to keep out the cold or take a blanket along for a more romantic way to warm up.
Keep in mind that the nicest beaches in the area on those on the Pacific Coast, but the warmer beaches are those located on the bay.
SAN FRANCISCO WEATHER
San Francisco’s weather is strongly influenced by the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean, which moderate temperature swings and produce a remarkably mild year-round climate with little seasonal temperature changes.
Fog is a regular feature of San Francisco summers.
Among major U.S. cities, San Francisco has the coldest daily mean, maximum, and minimum temperatures for June, July, and August. During the summer, rising hot air in California’s interior valleys creates a low pressure area that draws winds from the North Pacific High through the Golden Gate, which creates the city’s characteristic cool winds and fog. The fog is less pronounced in eastern neighborhoods and during the late summer and early fall, which is the warmest time of the year.
Because of its sharp topography and maritime influences, San Francisco has a multitude of distinct microclimates. The high hills in the geographic center of the city are responsible for a 20% variance in annual rainfall between different parts of the city. They also protect neighborhoods directly to their east from the foggy and sometimes very cold and windy conditions experienced in the Sunset District; for those who live on the eastern side of the city, San Francisco is sunnier, with an average of 260 clear days, and only 105 cloudy days per year.
Temperatures hardly exceed 75 °F (24 °C). The dry period of May to October is mild to warm, with average high temperatures of 64–71 °F (18–22 °C) and lows of 51–56 °F (11–13 °C). The rainy period of November to April is slightly cooler, with high temperatures of 58–64 °F (14–18 °C) and lows of 46–51 °F (8–11 °C). On average, there are 73 rainy days a year. Snowfall in the city is extremely rare. The last recorded snow fall with up to 5 inches was in 1976.