A LIVE, in-class TEFL course in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth).
Dates: 8 to 26 January 2024
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A high-powered TEFL add-on for people who need to develop the people skills required to be a truly great teacher.
bli is a family-owned online and classroom-based language school. Our TEFL courses are unique: not only do we teach our trainees the skills they need to teach English and manage a classroom, but also incorporate interaction, fun and practice teaching along with constructive, developmental feedback which helps them grow - not only as future teachers, but also as people. We give our trainees plenty of opportunity to hone their teaching skills, creativity and critical thinking skills, and work to ensure that they enter the world of EFL/ESL teaching equipped to perform, and confident in their skills and abilities.
We want to give you the best possible preparation for FUTURE as an EFL teacher!
Contact us for more information about fees for the different courses.
Exploration and interaction
We practice what we preach, so don’t expect to be lectured or spoon-fed. Not much, anyway. We believe in that fundamental element of successful education, elicitation. During the course we interact constantly, discussing and sharing views on education, language learning, planning, grammar, the origins of English, destinations, cultures and more – all under the oversight and expert guidance of experienced, trained TEFL/TESOL tutors.
We have fun. We laugh. We build relationships. Simply because we know, from years of experience and success, that fun and learning go hand-in-hand. You don't learn from people you don't like.
You’ll need to work hard, so be prepared for late nights preparing for the next lesson or presentation. It’s worth it.
The deep end
You’re here to learn to teach. The best way to do this is to start during lesson one, or maybe lesson two. Be prepared to teach at the drop of a hat, or to plan to teach the next day. It could be a five-minute micro lesson, a half hour grammar point or a 90-minute conversation class. You’re going to learn to cope with pressure and have fun while you’re doing so.
Your tutors have a great love for teaching. Revel in it, and take in everything they share with you.
Learn from others: you’ll have the opportunity to observe each other, and sometimes some of our in-house teachers (when available) in action online.
You have to take responsibility for yourself. Be positive, and come with an open mind - it’s wonderful to see how much we can learn from each other.
We’re not going to find your job for you. There is so much opportunity out there, and we’ll share the details of placement organisations and TEFL/TESOL directories we have come to know over the years with you. Do some research, there is so much information available.