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

while earning subsidised TEFL qualifications and helping children

Our TEFL-YL Course

TEFL-YL (Trinity CertTESOL and Cambridge CELT-P) Course

Trinity College London CertTESOL and Cambridge University CELT-P

Teach, study and travel in Austria with a non-profit organisation while earning TWO internationally recognised TEFL qualifications! As a Student Teacher on our Trinity CertTESOL and Cambridge CELT-P intensive teacher training program, you will travel with your teaching practice group while learning to teach English as a foreign language to young learners. Student Teachers will spend more than 300 hours in the classroom helping children learn English with fun and engaging lessons while acting as a cultural ambassador for their home country. Embark on your next international adventure!

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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.