Teach, study and travel in Austria with a non-profit organisation

while earning subsidised TEFL qualifications and helping children


TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL) Course

Including Trinity College London CertTESOL certificate

Are you in search of TEFL training and classroom experience? The TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL) course is ideal for anyone wanting to begin a career in TEFL, serving as a great introduction to both the theoretical and practical side of teaching. We are the only provider of the CertTESOL in Austria.

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TEFL-YL (Cambridge CELT-P) Course

Including Cambridge University's CELT-P

Are you a teacher in search of further professional development and EFL classroom experience? The TEFL-YL (Cambridge CELT-P) course and its CELT-P will help any TEFL teacher demonstrate to a future employer that they have all the skills needed to be a successful EFL tutor.

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After the course - Job Placement Program

The courses have enabled past Student Teachers to go on to successful teaching careers. Past students have secured competitive ESL teaching positions all over the world from Asia to South America. Others have successfully gained places on PGCE, BEd, DipTESOL or DELTA courses at universities or language institutes in the United Kingdom and America.

"We have heard about your institute from some of your recent graduates who have applied for teaching roles with us here and who impressed us greatly. I believe that the varied introduction to TEFL teaching which you offer prepares teachers very well for a career in EFL. The candidates we have interviewed who have spent some months with you in Austria have shown a great understanding of communicative methodology and are highly active and seem ready for the real world of TEFL teaching."

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The English Teacher Training College and its associated Bilingual Classroom Initiative (ABCi) is a not-for-profit Austrian college with a dual mission: Firstly, as a college, to provide a world-leading practical education in English teacher training for Student Teachers from the English-speaking world based solely on the candidate's academic merit and potential as a cultural ambassador. Secondly, as a charity outreach, to promote language learning and cultural exchange and to foster understanding between English-speaking countries and Austria. By bringing hundreds of teachers from native-speaking countries into Austrian classrooms, we hope to reach every child with a free English Outreach Project by the year 2020.

Meet the team

Become one of the hundreds of teachers to earn a TEFL qualification and valuable classroom experience whilst studying at the College in Austria. The course management team and support staff look forward to welcoming you to Austria and making it an experience you will never forget.

Living, teaching and travelling in Austria

The country made famous by The Sound of Music movie, Austria is a country of mountains, traditions and Lederhosen. Experience Austrian culture firsthand by travelling to different Austrian schools, living in different Alpine locations and gaining teaching experience that will enhance your professional profile.