Teach English Abroad!
The English Teacher Training College TEFL Program
Participating in the TEFL Program at the English Teacher Training College is so much more than earning a TEFL certification. Not only do you have the opportunity to earn TWO internationally recognized teaching qualifications, the Trinity CertTESOL and Cambridge CELT-P, you gain more than 300 hours of practical teaching experience in real Austrian classrooms. While honing your own teaching abilities, you are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of Austrian schoolchildren. In rural areas of Austria, children learn English from a textbook without ever having met a native speaker. You have the possibility to broaden the horizons of your students as you act as a cultural ambassador, sharing your language and culture while learning about theirs. This rewarding experience doesn’t just benefit you and the children, but the entire Austrian school system.
The English Teacher Training College offers training for Austrian school teachers where they can learn our fun, active learning teaching methodologies and how to incorporate more English in their classroom. It’s truly a win-win-win situation!
On top of participating in this important and valuable cycle, you are truly immersing yourself in Austrian culture. Austria, the home of classical music, philosophy, and Schnitzel, boasts one of the highest qualities of life in the world. You will be travelling to various schools across the nation, experiencing both rural and city life. You will be sharing these experiences with a cohort of fellow Student Teachers. As you live, teach, study and travel together, you will form strong bonds and make friendships that last a lifetime. Along with your fellow Student Teachers, our staff is always here to support you on your journey as well.
Free accommodation, basic food, teaching materials, and program related travel within Austria all for €105
Surely, all of this is worth more? A look at our 2016 budget would show that the true cost of putting a Student Teacher through the program is €10,953. This would be a significant amount of money to ask of our participants. As part of our mission, we recruit Student Teachers based solely on academic merit and ambition, not on their ability to afford expensive course fees. As a non-profit organization, our work in the Austrian school system and donations from our generous sponsors have allowed us to subsidize nearly all of the cost. With these funds, we are able to create scholarships for determined TEFL teachers-in-the-making to join our program and embark on this life-changing global experience.
Our 2017 budget shows that we have the funds to offer these €10,953 scholarships to more Student Teachers than ever! We look forward to inviting more qualified and enthusiastic candidates to the English Teacher Training College and allowing them this once in a life time experience!