English Language Teaching can be an enjoyable and rewarding career which attracts people for a variety of reasons. For many, it is an opportunity to see the world, living and working in places that others only dream of holidaying in. It may offer an opportunity to learn new language, immerse yourself in the customs and cultures of another country, or gain insight into a completely different society from your own. Some will teach abroad for a few years before moving into other careers, while others will continue to develop and grow in the industry and may become teacher trainers, course writers, managers or even open their own school.

The UCT Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course will provide you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as an English Language Teacher. The four week course consists of 60 hours of input sessions and 60 hours of classroom observation and teaching practice. Assessment is based on coursework assignments, observed teaching practice and a portfolio of work. The course is accredited by the University of Cape Town.

TEFL Course content 

  • Introduction to TEFL
  • lesson planning
  • teaching methodologies 
  • receptive and productive skills 
  • pronunciation and phonology
  • activities and resources
  • facilitating learning and communication
  • classroom management
  • language awareness
  • developing and using teaching aids
  • error correction

Course Dates and Fees 2017 & 2018

Course DatesNumber of WeeksCourse TypePrice
18 June, 2018 - 13 July, 20184Full TimeR12 500
23 July, 2018 - 26 October, 201814Part TimeR14 000
19 November, 2018 14 December, 20184Full TimeR12 500
All material and exam fees are included. If you require accommodation for the duration of your course, please contact elc@uct.ac.za

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for South African students, click here
Admission requirements for international students, click here

How to Apply – click here. 

Bursaries are available for this course. 

Bursary Eligibility Criteria

1. Applications must be received no less than 6 weeks before the course start date to be considered, and must be accompanied by the TEFL Application Form 2017/2018. Please submit completed application form to elc@uct.ac.za

2. Open to historically disadvantaged South African citizens who are, or have been, in receipt of UCT financial assistance programmes

3. Open to graduates or current students of the University of Cape Town, with a minimum grade average of 65%

Admission requirements for South African students
Admission requirements for international students
Financial aid application form 2017/2018 (bursary application form)
Financial aid policy
TEFL Application form 2017/2018

For more information about the TEFL trainers, you can visit their e-portfolios here

TEFL Course | UCT English Language Centre

UCT English Language Centre TEFL Course