TEFL Courses in London
Take a TEFL course in London and get qualified to teach English abroad. London is one of the most popular cities in the world to study for a TEFL certification, there are classroom courses every month of the year which can be booked through our website. Thousands of people join TEFL, TESOL and Celta courses in London every year, this is your passport to getting a world recognised qualification which will enable you to teach anywhere in the world. View our guide which includes information about recommended TEFL courses and companies, reviews and also information on how to book a course. There are also discounted TEFL courses in London available throughout the year.
Guide to Taking a TEFL Course in London
TEFL courses in London have been designed by experienced TEFL professionals to ensure you learn everything you need to know about teaching English overseas. Staff are all highly qualified and will provide you with the knowledge and tools to become a sucessful English teacher. Don't worry if you have no previous TEFL experience, all levels and abilities are welcome to apply. Classes are also a lot of fun and a good way to speak to past TEFL teachers and to make friends with other students from all over the world.
Anyone aged 17+ can take a TEFL course in London, whether you live in London, the UK or are from overseas.
London TEFL Course Locations
TEFL courses are held throughout the city in places like Paddington, Islington and also central London. You might also like to view all of our TEFL courses in England for more options.
Types of TEFL Courses in London
There are short intensive classroom TEFL courses in London which can be taken over a weekend to more advanced courses including a 150 hour combined classroom and online TEFL course which can be taken over a period of months. Some courses are full time whilst others are flexible and can be take part time during at weekends perfect if you are busy working or studying during the week. Lessons are very hands on and teachers will get you involved every step of the way.
What You Will Learn
During the classroom training course, you will learn all the skills and knowledge you need to successfully deliver your own TEFL lessons and become good at teaching English abroad. You will have the opportunity to learn about modern TEFL methods, classroom management and, of course, lesson planning and preparation! Not to mention you will share your training experience with an interesting bunch of new, like-minded people. These are the main topics which will be taught:
- Classroom management
- How to get students to speak
- Practise Foreign language lessons
- Controlled Practice
- Lesson planning, preparation & practice
- Needs analysis & understanding levels
- Correcting errors
- Teaching Skills
- How to find teaching work abroad
There are weekend and longer courses available.
Usually courses run Monday to Friday, or weekends 9 - 6.
Prices vary depending on the company and course. Courses usually cost around £150 for a basic qualification or £350+ for a more advanced option. 4 week Celta courses in London cost around £1000.
What's Included in Most Courses
- Course book and material
- Internationally recognised TEFL certificate
- Reference letter
- CV support
- Lifetime access to our TEFL job centre
- Accommodation (or help in finding somewhere to stay)
Where to Stay
Some course providers will pay for accommodation whilst others will requie you to book this independently. If you are taking a weekend TEFL course in London you might want to decided to stay in a hostel or cheap hotel which offer budget rooms. If you already live in the UK it will be intriguing to see how British hostels compared to those worldwide, and whether they offered the same facilities as their overseas counterparts. There are hostels and accommodation through central London, a fairly central location easily accessible by underground or over ground trains. Central London is a busy and exciting area to stay; there are shopping complexes, popular stores, and numerous restaurants and coffee chains. It also has a local feel, as it offers small independent cafes, specialist bookshops and cheap internet facilities. Hotels and hostels are simple to locate, their websites usually give clear instructions on how to reach it from either train station. Hotels and hostels are usually large sprawling buildings, comprising of accommodation over a number of floors, usually with a café, refectory and bar on the ground level. Staying in a mixed dormitory will be around £25 a night. Room can be small, containing bunk beds, lockers and a sink. There are also hotels and other alternative places to stay too.
What to Do in Your Free Time
You will usually need to complete homework but you will also get lots of free time to explore the city. You could go shopping, see world famous tourist sights, experience world class nightlife or do a trip to somewhere like Brighton or Bournemouth - popular destinations during summer. London offers many famous and historical tourist attractions, and if you are visiting for a short period of time it can be difficult to choose. If you already live in the UK, it is easy to become immune to the sights of London and often another perspective can help rediscover them. It’s simple to get to famous landmarks, either by underground or on foot, and all attractions are clearly signed from the stations.
Buckingham Palace is a must on most agendas, it being one of the most recognisable of London’s sights. Situated in the verdant greenery of St James’ Park, it sits at the end of the Mall, a long tree lined avenue popular with runners and cyclists. The area was a prominent feature of the London Olympics, and is recognised worldwide for the role it played in the wedding of Prince William and Kate. The gates are usually crowded with tourists, each wanting that perfect photo and hopeful for a glimpse of royalty. At 11.30am daily (alternate days from August to March), the changing of the guard ceremony takes place, an event that’s very popular with visitors wanting to witness a British tradition. Established in 1660, the Queen’s Guard are responsible for protecting the sovereign palaces, and this has been the case since the reign of King Charles II. The ceremony also takes place at Winsor Castle and Horse Guards Arch.
The sights on the banks of the Thames River can be easily accessed by either Embankment or Westminster Bridge underground stations. Embankment will bring you straight on to Waterloo Bridge; you can then walk across to Southbank for a variety of restaurants, cafés and street entertainment. The London Eye, the city’s most popular paid tourist attraction, is situated near this bridge. At 135m high, it is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and offers impressive views across the city on each thirty minute trip. Walk across Westminster Bridge to visit the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. This impressive building was rebuilt after fire in 1834, and serves as the centre of British government. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, and is one of the most iconic and recognisable symbols of London. In late afternoon, the setting sun throws the building into shadow, offering spectacular photographic opportunities as the light reflects from the Thames.
Taking a TEFL course in London at the weekend usually means that evenings were busy with travellers and locals alike making the most of all the bars and clubs the city has to offer. You might want to spend an evening in Covent Garden; this central location is excellent for daytime shopping, and at night it comes alive, with people packed into the outdoor bars and enjoying the variety of eateries. The areas of Piccadilly and Leicester Square are also popular evening destinations; try an all you can eat buffet in Chinatown or see a show in the most famous of theatre districts, the West End’s Shaftesbury Avenue.
London TEFL Course Reviews
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Past Student Testimonials
"I thought the TEFL course I took in London was excellent, all the information and course booklets were both practical and useful - this helped when it came to passing the course"
Sarah R, London
"Our instructor was amazing. I didn't really know what to expect before booking the course but it turned out to be a lot of fun mixed with a lot of learning. I would highly recommend taking a course in London"
Lee S, Brighton
"I did a weekend course in London and had a great time. Our group really got on and out teacher was really friendly."
Jake S, London
"Taking the London TEFL course was the best thing did, because of this I have now been teaching in Japan for 2 years and loving every minute of it."
Jake S, London
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