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.
Ann Arbor is located 64 km from Detroit in the southern part of Michigan. John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey established the city on the Huron River in 1824, and it has since seen a great increase in population due to the large boom in the Great Lakes area. Today, Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, one of the leading universities in the country. The city is a true gem combining the charm of a small town with the sophistication of a big city, and is a leading educational and high-tech research hub with charming neighborhoods and diverse cultures. All this makes Ann Arbor the perfect place to take your TEFL/TESOL training course.
Even though small in size, Ann Arbor is well known for its state-of-the-art social offerings. From art shows to musical performances, there are bottomless opportunities to appreciate the culture and the arts. Over 30 local bookshops, many exceptional galleries, and a selection of first-class exhibition halls all in the city center are waiting for you – including the renowned University of Michigan Museum of Art. Food lovers will welcome the 300 restaurants of Ann Arbor, including the popular Zingerman’s Deli. Alternatives range from unique Italian bistros to popular, contemporary American eateries. Many restaurants offer seats outside which makes for the perfect nightlife experience during Ann Arbor’s many music festivals.
On any given weekend, you are able to take part in one of the numerous celebrations in Ann Arbor. Two of the most popular conventions are the Ann Arbor Art Fair and University of Michigan football. In July, the Ann Arbor Art Fair changes the downtown roads into a workmanship exhibition showcasing the works of local and international artists. In the fall, every football Saturday attracts more than 100,000 individuals to town to watch the University of Michigan Wolverines at “The Big House”. Often referred to as an urban garden, the Ann Arbor region is the ideal four-season destination for outdoor lovers. People of the city love to spend their days hiking along a premier track or trying their luck at one of the many local golf courses. Kayaking on the Huron River or cross-country skiing in the surrounding areas are also popular leisure activities.
Unique leisure activities and a large selection of the fine arts make Ann Arbor a wonderful location. Our training center is conveniently located in the center of the city and offers you all the amenities and facilities needed to become a successful teacher. Our professional teacher trainers provide extensive guidance throughout the program and assist every TEFL graduate in finding a suitable ESL position after completing the course. As you can see, Ann Arbor is the perfect place to start your TEFL/TESOL career!
Upcoming Course Dates
- 28 February 2018 – 4 March 2018
- 27 June 2018 – 1 July 2018
- 24 October 2018 – 28 October 201