May 27, 2019

Part-Time COMBO TEFL Course – Distance Learning with a practical component (160-hours)

This course comprises of 2 Components:

A. 120-hours Online TEFL Teacher Course covering the Theoretical Modules mentioned below which prepares you as an ONLINE TEFL teacher (From the comfort of your home).


B. 40-hours ONE WEEK full-time Practical  Course at the Knysna English School which prepares you to teach English as a Foreign Language overseas in actual classrooms.

Course Price:R 6 900 (includes both components)

Our Part-Time COMBO TEFL Course course consists of the following modules:

Theoretical Modules Covered

  • Whole-brain teaching
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Presenting Vocabulary
  • Concept Checking for Understanding
  • Error Correction
  • Teaching Listening Skills
  • Teaching Reading Skills
  • Teaching Speaking Skills
  • Assessing learners
  • Integrating Skills
  • Using Songs in the Classroom
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Presenting Grammar
  • Motivating Students
  • English for Special Purposes
  • Teaching Beginners
  • The Phonemic Chart
  • Teaching Methods and Teaching Styles
  • Using Technology in the Classroom
  • Hardware & Software (online teaching)
  • TPR in Online teaching
  • Planning and Classroom Management & Control
  • Lesson Planning (7 stage lesson plans including PPP)
  • Language Knowledge
  • Language Analysis, Tense and Aspect
  • Educational Psychology (4 Theories)
  • Zone of Proximate Development/Optimal Teaching Sweetspot
  • Learning and Study Methods
  • Critical Evaluation and Assessment
  • Being a Professional Teacher
  • Teaching Young Learners, Cognitive Stages and Abilities Ages 2 to 19, Educational Development Phases of the Student
  • Contracts & work ethics
  • Technology

Practical Teaching Hours

  • During the first component, which is done ONLINE, students do 8x practical online facilitated sessions with our highly qualified facilitators. They get the opportunity to observe other students teaching online and are also afforded the opportunity to teach so that they can become comfortable teaching on online teaching platforms. Total practical sessions: Minimum 7 – 8 hours
  • During the second practical Students come to Knysna for 1-week (5 days) for their practical training. (In special circumstances, our academic director will allow you to do your practical teaching at schools in your hometown and send in your teaching videos for evaluation and feedback purposes.) Total hours Taught: Minimum 3 Hours

Teaching Observed

During their training Trainees not only observe qualified teachers teaching English as a Foreign Language to different levels and ages, but also have lesson observation in classes during their 1x week practical training at our Knysna Campus.



Guidance as to what you can expect when applying for a job
Assistance with your INTRODUCTION VIDEO and TEFL CV
Mock interview to prepare you for real interviews
We let you teach real students during your training so that you can get hands-on experience
Detailed list of Online companies where you can apply and guidance on the process
Visa advice and guidance when applying to teach overseas including contract advice on offers received


Course fee:

R 6900 (once-off)

2 x payments as follows:
R 3 800 on registration and R3 100 two weeks prior to the practical week in Knysna.