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.
Teaching abroad 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 overseas 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.
Course Dates and Fees in 2018 & 2019
|Course Dates||Number of Weeks||Course Type||Price|
|19 November, 2018 - 14 December, 2018||4||Full Time||R12 500|
|7 January, 2019 - 1 February, 2019||4||Full Time||R12 500|
|12 February, 2019 - 16 June, 2019||14||Part Time||R14 700|
|10 June, 2019 - 5 July, 2019||4||Full Time||R13 250|
|23 July, 2019 - 25 October, 2019||14||Part Time||R14 700|
|18 November, 2019 - 13 December, 2019||4||Full Time||R13 250|
About the CoursesBoth course types consist 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.
The full time course takes place every day, Mondays to Fridays, from 8.30am – 5pm for 4 weeks. It is not advisable that trainees work or have other commitments during this time.
The part time course runs over 14 weeks and trainees must make themselves available to attend Tuesday mornings from 8am – 1pm and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 9pm.
Admission requirements for South African students, click here.
Admission requirements for international students, click here.
“Wow, what an eye opening and great learning curve embarking on this TEFL journey at UCT has been. You get taught such beneficial language tips that equip you for the English world. Im so happy to have registered with this institution. The trainers are so hands on and extremely well equipped when conducting this course. Keep up the great educational standards at UCT, you will go so far in life and the amount of students that enrol will be an example !!!!!”
“This course changed my life completely. I will now be able to go and do what I love, which is traveling and teaching. Thanks to Warren, Christelle and Juliette for investing your time in us. I made lifetime friends on the course….”
“It’s a pretty intense course but it guarantees personal satisfaction and fun. The four weeks are filled with work, both practical and theoretical; be prepared to teach within the first week! I’ve learned so much from my time with the language centre. During the theoretical sessions in the morning, all the necessary aspects of teaching are covered, from different teaching approaches to different teaching techniques for reading, writing, listening and speaking, etc. During the practical sessions in the afternoon, you get vital hands-on teaching experience as well as good guidance and constructive criticism from your tutor. All in all, the four weeks provide you with an invaluable learning experience. It’s exhausting as hell but by the end of the month, the feeling of accomplishment is similar to that of completing a degree (no jokes).”