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 Los Angeles
Santa Monica is a city in its own right although it is somewhat engulfed by its larger neighbor Los Angeles. Luckily it is not completely surrounded by L.A. as it sits right on the beautiful coast of California, and with over 300 days of sunshine, there are plenty of chances to hit the beach throughout the year. The beach resort nature of the city, easy-going attitude and proximity to Los Angeles, mean its inhabitants are an interesting mix of media and business professionals, students, and surfers. There is unlikely to be a dull day in Santa Monica, which makes it the ideal place to take a TEFL/TESOL course.
With its beachside location and warm weather, Santa Monica has been a popular resort town since the beginning of the previous century, drawing in tourists from the local area and all over the world. The railroad increased the number of visitors and a variety of typical seaside attractions appeared to cater to their needs including amusement piers, fairgrounds and dance halls. Although many of these have now disappeared, Santa Monica pier stands as a testament to the golden age. Jutting out of the 3.5 mile stretch of sandy beach, the pier boasts an aquarium, fairground rides and many bars and restaurants.
Santa Monica truly has plenty to offer any visitor but it cannot be denied that its proximity to Los Angeles is one of the main draws. The city is an ideal base from which to explore the home of the iconic Hollywood sign. Here you can buy a map to the stars or visit them on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Touring the major movie studios is always a popular choice as is visiting the many famous landmarks such as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Capitol Records Tower, not to mention Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. For those interested in pre-celluloid culture, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades is home to a large collection of ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan art dating back 6,500 years, set amongst a beautiful central courtyard and formal gardens.
Whether you want to bask in the warm glow of the sun on the beach or be dazzled by the light of Hollywood’s stars, our training center in Santa Monica is the ideal place for you to take your TEFL/TESOL course. Our well-equipped school and qualified trainers give you all the support you will need while completing the course and the beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife and other numerous activities will keep you entertained outside of the classroom.
Upcoming Course Dates
- 21 March 2018 – 25 March 2018
- 16 May 2018 – 20 May 2018
- 20 June 2018 – 24 June 2018
- 25 July 2018 – 29 July 2018
- 15 August 2018 – 19 August 2018
- 17 October 2018 – 21 October 2018