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 Orange County California
Situated between the major cities of San Diego and Los Angeles on the southern coast of California, Orange County is a delightful suburban area consisting of several small cities. It differs from most well-populated regions in the U.S. in that it does not have a major urban center. The county’s wonderful Mediterranean climate, close proximity to Los Angeles and the presence of the world-famous Disneyland Park, make Orange County a popular place for TEFL/TESOL students looking for a base from which to explore the region.
Originally part of Los Angeles County, Orange County came into being as its own political entity after the discovery of silver and the arrival of the railroads led to a sharp increase in its population. Its closeness to Los Angeles made it the ideal refuge for residents seeking to escape the big city. The middle of the 20th century saw a massive population boom as good road and rail links made it an ideal commuter town, not to mention the opening of Disneyland in 1955. Excellent transportation infrastructure, numerous schools and universities, and over 40 miles of beautiful coast combine to make Orange County an ever popular place to live, learn and work.
One of the main draws of Orange County is, of course, Disneyland in the city of Anaheim. Disneyland is the second most visited theme park in the world and it draws in around 15 million visitors annually. There are also the double attractions of Los Angeles to the north and San Diego to the south. Of course, there are plenty of other things to do in Orange County, which is a famous surfing region and home to ‘Surf City, USA’ otherwise known as Huntington Beach. Orange County is also home to the largest population of Vietnamese outside of Vietnam and the Pao Fa Temple, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the country, is located in the city of Irvine.
If you want the benefits of taking your TEFL/TESOL course near to all that Los Angeles has to offer, but prefer to study away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, our course in Irvine, Orange County is the perfect place for you. With a well-equipped school and dedicated staff in a superb location, you cannot go wrong in choosing Orange County as the place to earn your certificate.
Upcoming Course Dates
- 7 March 2018 – 11 March 2018
- 9 May 2018 – 13 May 2018
- 18 July 2018 – 22 July 2018
- 12 September 2018 – 16 September 2018
- 14 November 2018 – 18 November 2018