TEFL + Professional Development

TEFL + Professional Development

Are you a non-EU citizen and trying to get a work permit?

Then signing up for this course is the solution as you will be eligible for EU work authorization allowing you to work for up to 20 hours per week in Spain or Italy!

Course objectives

This course is an extension of the training received during our 4 -week or 8-week intensive Trinity CertTESOL course. It provides our graduates with the opportunity to develop their professional skills, fine-tune their strengths, and improve upon weaknesses. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of their achievements that will be a launch pad for their budding career in TEFL. In addition, this course includes an optional language component.

Course logistics

Students do a combination of self and guided study for at least 20 hours per week. Since most teaching jobs require teachers to work in the evenings, this course takes place in the mornings.

Course components

  • Teaching practice + self evaluation and feedback
  • (Online) specialised modules. Examples are:
    • Teaching Cambridge Exam classes
    • Teaching Young learners
    • Teaching Phonology
    • Teaching Business English
    • Teaching Grammar
  • Teacher Development assignments to reinforce and expand on skills
  • Experienced teacher observation
  • Blogging about experiences and relevant topics
  • Administrative & marketing tasks at our school
  • Spanish or Italian classes

Typical course week of 20 study hours

A typical course week of 20 study hours would be like this:

A typical course week of 20 study hours would be like this:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9.00-10.30

(Observed) Teaching Practice

Foreign Language class

(Observed) Teaching Practice

Foreign Language class

10.30 – 11.30

Self evaluation and feedback with your tutor

Foreign Language self-study tasks

Self evaluation and feedback with your tutor

Foreign Language self-study tasks

11.30 – 13.00

Guided lesson planning

Guided lesson planning

Guided lesson planning

Guided lesson planning

13.00 – 14.00

Work on Teacher Development Assignments

Observation of an experienced teacher

Teacher Development Workshop

Observation of an experienced teacher


Lenght: 5-11 months
Course fee: €160/month
One-off payment: Save €10/month
Start: Any Monday after completing our 4 or 8-week Trinity CertTESOL Course

When can I start?

Any Monday after completing our 4 or 8-week Trinity CertTESOL Course

Entry requirements

All candidates must have completed our Trinity CertTESOL course

How long can I attend the Professional Development program?

The program length is usually 5-11 months

How to apply?

Please send us an e-mail to info@tefl-abroad.org to sign-up. To reserve your place on the course you will need to pay the first month or the full amount to get the one-off payment discount.

Course fee: €160/month

One-off payment: Save €10/month