TEFL certification courses have traditionally been offered either as 4-week, classroom-based courses or as 100% online or distance learning. We understand the benefits and drawbacks to both types of study. In order to offer greater variety and flexibility for course participants, we combined the best of both methods of study and training into one unique course. The course comprises of two elements of study: the first being online and the second being in-class study, training and teaching at one of our training centers. The course offers the opportunity to study the theories of teaching from the comfort of your own home or office, at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, through the online component of the course and then the opportunity to put theory into practice through further training and teaching at one of our training locations.
The great advantage of this TEFL course is flexibility. The online component of the course allows you the time to absorb the theories of TEFL teaching. Attendance at one of our training centers then gives you the opportunity to put this theory into practice. The Combined TEFL course is ideal for those that do not cope well with or do not perform to their full potential in intensive study programs. The Combined TEFL course requires only one or two weeks’ attendance at one of our locations rather than the traditional four weeks.
You can complete the online component of the course over a period that is suitable for you. The online component can be completed in any period from two weeks to six months – depending on how quickly, or slowly you wish, or are able to work through the course. The online component of the course comes with full online tutor support.
TEFL Course in Pheonix
The lively and modern city of Phoenix is undoubtedly a great location for completing your TEFL/TESOL training course. Situated in the Sonoran Desert, the state capital of Arizona has an enviable year-round climate and a close proximity to some of the most stunning national parks in the whole country. If the great outdoors is not your thing, no problem, you will find plenty of other things to see and do during your stay in the ‘Valley of the Sun’.
The area now known as Phoenix has been the home of Native American people for over 200 years, however, the modern city has a much shorter history. Since its initial founding in the 1860s, Phoenix was nothing more than a small and insignificant town until its naming as the capital of Arizona in 1912. Over the following century, the city has rapidly grown to become the thriving, lively place that it is today. People from all over the country continue to move to the area due to the pleasant weather and prosperous economy, whilst tourists from all corners of the world are also drawn to its many natural and manmade attractions.
Well known as a jumping off point for several beautiful national parks across the region, including the spectacular Grand Canyon, Phoenix also has plenty of attractions closer to home. Sports fans are particularly spoilt for choice as the city has a representative in all four of the country’s major sports leagues, whilst golfers can enjoy a round or two on one of the area’s 200 plus courses. Less sporty visitors may find one of the city’s many parks and gardens a more relaxing place to hang-out, with the Phoenix Botanical Gardens and the Japanese Friendship Garden two of the most popular.
Another area that Phoenix is renowned for is its wide variety of international cuisine. Right across the city you will find a huge choice of food available from Asian favorites including Thai, Korean and Vietnamese, to European classics such as French, Spanish and Italian. As well as the wealth of international cuisine, the city is also famous for its long history of Mexican food that seems to be found on every street corner. If you choose to complete your TEFL/TESOL training in wonderful Phoenix you will never grow tired of the food, nor run out of fascinating things to see and do.
Upcoming Course Dates
- 30 May 2018 – 3 June 2018
- 26 September 2018 – 30 September 2018