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

while earning subsidised TEFL qualifications and helping children!

Teach English Abroad!

TEFL-YL Program

Including the Trinity College London CertTESOL and Cambridge University CELT-P

This intensive but rewarding program is the perfect way to become the EFL teacher you have always wanted to be while making a difference in the lives of children. Student Teachers receive support, feedback and one-on-one mentoring from experienced Senior Teachers and Course Tutors while working towards TWO internationally recognized teaching qualifications. Student Teachers put this knowledge to great use as they deliver fun and engaging English lessons in real Austrian schools as part of our College's Bilingual Classroom Initiative which aims to reach every child in Austria with a free interactive English project by the year 2020. What are you waiting for? Embark on your next international adventure!

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Jump start your TEFL career - Job Placement Program

The courses have enabled past Student Teachers to go on to successful teaching careers. Past participants have secured competitive ESL teaching positions all over the globe. 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 aim to reach every child with a free English Outreach Project by the year 2020.

Meet the team

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, lakes and Lederhosen.