Researching your TEFL course

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3 Key Tips to Choosing a TEFL Course

Teaching English is not as easy as it sounds. You are very often teaching people who don’t understand you and vice versa. That said, it is a richly rewarding profession. You ultimately play a role in your student’s future. So, it is your responsibility to invest in a course that offers you high quality instruction, helps you assess your teaching qualities, enriches your skills and helps you gain experience.

Here are the 3 most important things to consider when looking for a TEFL course: Read more

5 Things You Can Do With a TEFL Certificate and No Degree

5 Things You Can Do With a TEFL Certificate and No Degree

Quite often the first question I am asked is: “Where can I teach and earn a decent salary without a degree?” It is a very difficult question to answer because, what exactly is a decent salary? It varies from person to person. That said, if you want to earn mega bucks you need to teach in the Middle East and for that you do need a degree.

But if you currently don’t hold a university degree, what are your options? Let’s take a look at some ideas of what you can do with a good quality TEFL Certificate and no degree: Read more

10 things you are NOT told about TEFL

10 Things you are not told about TEFL

ONE – TEFL is a real job!  You have to prepare lessons, source interesting material and put together a lesson that will engage and challenge the students and not bore them to tears. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

TWO – You actually need to know the grammar too, so you have to study! Do you know what the Zero Conditional is or can you recognise a Relative Clause? Very often students know more than you so you need to know your stuff. You need to be an expert at what you are teaching in that moment, Think about it. If you pay to do a course, don’t you expect your teacher to know what he/she is talking about? Read more

Top 10 Tips for TEYLT

Teaching English to Young Learners and Teens

Top 10 TEYLT Tips

TEYLT is not an area of EFL I often touch on, but lately I have had a number of teachers ask me for advice on teaching younger learners.

Most new TEFL teachers land up teaching very young learners (2 – 4 years old or at primary schools) in Asia. Although the fundamentals of TEFL remain, teaching children is quite different from teaching adults and a fair amount of research is necessary. In my opinion, it’s an art. Read more

Living Abroad Makes You More Creative

A Top Psychologist Told Us Why People Who Work Abroad Are More Creative

 If you want to be more creative, work far from your hometown.

Like on the other side of the world.

According to Adam Grant, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist and author of the new book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World”, working abroad has startling effects for creativity. Read more

8 of the Best Places to Teach English Overseas

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Every year, tens of thousands of people go overseas and teach English. Young and old, they go for many reasons: to learn about a new culture, make some money to travel, seek adventure, or just experience something new.

The time I spent teaching English in Asia was life changing. In Thailand and Taiwan, I learned that I could make friends and start a life in a strange place, as well as adapt and thrive in a different culture. It gave me a confidence that nothing else before it had.

Yet with seemingly millions of places to teach, where are the best places to go? What countries provide the best experience, pay, or benefits? Here’s my list of where to score a fun, rewarding, and well-paying job teaching English overseas:

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New TEFL course commencing soon!

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The next full-time TEFL course will run from  6 – 31 May, 2019 .


Registration is now open for our next TEFL course. There are limited spaces so book now to avoid disappointment!


 icon-globe You can travel the world and experience new cultures while meeting people from different walks of life.

 icon-money You will be able to make some seriously good money while living in a foreign country.

 icon-rocket And you will go on an adventure unlike any other.

“Nicoletta won’t just teach you, she’ll bring out the teacher in you!” – Kamerin.

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Our TEFL course covers all the essentials of teaching English as a foreign language. But it goes deeper than that too, we have developed our course around our own teaching experience so that it focuses more on the practical skills that you will need.

  • Authentic teaching practice in real classrooms with real students.
  • Observe experienced teachers in action.
  • Take advantage of our expanded lesson planning module.
  • Comprehensive instruction on English grammar and phonolgy – more than you’d get anywhere else.
  • Understanding how to do a Needs Analysis of your students.
  • Get the foreign language experience with our unique Italian class!

“The ability to tap into the strengths and weaknesses of the teachers she trains greatly helped shape me into the teacher I am today” – Warren.


English One provides one of the top TEFL certificate courses in Cape Town, run by a highly experienced teacher-trainer. We offer an in-depth, 120 hour course that will develop your skills in the following areas:

  • Teaching the English language, incorporating the 4 skills – Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening.
  • Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary.
  • Lesson Planning and Methodology.
  • Teaching and Developing Pronunciation and Phonology.
  • Assessing Learning Styles and Learner Needs.
  • Utilizing and Developing Teaching Resources.
  • Classroom Organisation and Management.

 icon-clock-o  9:00 – 15:30, Monday to Friday

 icon-calendar  4 weeks

 icon-credit-card  R9 000

***Sign up with a friend and you both receive 10% off  ***

“Nicoletta’s drive to steer and improve the thoughts and skills of her students, and her belief in the potential talents of the individuals she trains is admirable and highly appreciated.” – Yasmin.

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“Nicoletta is a phenomenal teacher! She succeeds where many other instructors often fail, in that she creates an environment and atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Her classroom sessions are incredibly well-paced and structured to perfection. Nicoletta understands how to get the most out of her students and is able to present information in a manner that is fun, engaging and intuitive. I would unequivocally recommend Nicoletta to anyone that is interested in applying for a TEFL course!” – Ryan.

“Nicoletta came highly recommend by an English teacher at a Saudi Arabian university. He recommended her as a person, saying it was much more important to learn from such a dynamic and experienced TEFL trainer as opposed to attending a certain school. And I am so glad to have received this training from her. After speaking with other people who have taken “2 week online” TEFL courses, what I received was much more advantageous – thorough content, professional development tools, excellent resources galore, personalised feedback from an expert immersed in the TEFL field. I strongly recommend Nicoletta and the English One environment.  Thank you!” – Laura.

“I found Nicoletta to be an amazing trainer and facilitator. Her knowledge of the subject matter and ability to express the requirements of the course were excellent!”Carlos.

 If you:

  • are over 18 years of age
  • have a Matric Certificate
  • are a native English speaker
  • are a people’s person with a healthy dose of curiosity

then contact us:

021-422 2779

or sms TEFL and your name to 060 349 9201

The Correspondence TEFL Course is designed to give aspiring English teachers the possibility of getting a solid teaching qualification and gain marketability when searching for work – but are not able to attend full time courses due to personal responsibilities. It is not to be confused with an online course. Although the internet is the medium, the teachers will be personally guided by their trainer as well as getting access to real students in real classrooms.

Read about it here or contact us to find out more about this unique new course.

If you are ready to enter the fascinating world of teaching English then contact us. And remember you can do this course through correspondence too. We are here to answer your questions!
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