Course Duration: 5 weeks (Weekends) Tuition: $1,300(Sales Price is $1,099 through May 21, 2013)
SanDiego, CA USA
If you’re looking for a certification course in a laid-back city with pristine beaches and perfect weather year round, San Diego is the perfect match for you!
San Diego enjoys a distinctly American history, which is still reflected in the city today. By the time San Diego was claimed in the name of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century, the native Kumeyaay people had already been living in the region for over 10,000 years. After being claimed as a Spanish territory, it became part of Mexico when the country declared independence, but after just 20 years was ceded to the United States after the Spanish-American War. San Diego currently sits on the United States-Mexico border, just a short jaunt from Tijuana.
With gorgeous mesas and canyons, beaches and waterways, and surrounded by mountains, parks, and forests, it’s no surprise that tourism is one of San Diego’s primary industries. Other popular tourist destinations include Gaslamp Quarter, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego Marina, and much more. Enjoy the perfect weather and experience all that San Diego has to offer!
About the Course
TEFL San Diego Standard is a 120-hour certification course, consisting of:
The combination provides each student with the flexibility of part-time distance learning as well as the benefits of onsite classroom training.
Each TEFL San Diego Standard course is led by a university-level instructor with at least a Master's degree and over five years of TEFL teaching experience. Small class sizes allow for optimal learning, peer-to-peer review, and instructor feedback..
50 Hours Onsite
The onsite portion of the course consists of 50 hours of training in our TEFL San Diego location. In-class days will be offered on weekends only, from 9AM - 6PM with appropriate breaks. The in-class portion is held over three separate weekend sessions.
The topics covered range from speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar with a focus on small group activities, peer-to-peer review, and developing teaching and presentation skills in a classroom setting.
50 Hours Online
The online portion of the course consists of 50 hours of training conducted in an interactive Virtual Learning Environment hosted on TEFL Institute Online.
Students will be assigned weekly modules, consisting of reading assignments, writing assignments, quizzes, and sometimes an online video. Writing assignments are posted to a forum that is accessible to your classmates and instructor. One requirement of each assignment is to post comments on at least two (2) of your classmates’ assignments, ensuring lively and engaging discussions throughout the course. Check out the course syllabus for more info about assignments and topics covered.
The student teaching/observation is done individually, and is arranged in your area. Usually finding an ESL classroom to observe or assist is a quick and easy process. If you have trouble finding a school to work with, our Student Services Department will help you find a classroom.
Housing options in San Diego include homestays ($35/night) and residence clubs ($575-$1775/month). Homestay families provide breakfast and dinner, and single and double rooms are available. Residence clubs are dormitory-style accommodations with meal options or shared kitchens. All housing, options, and amenities are subject to availability.
San Diego is serviced by the San Diego International Airport and Amtrak. Besides taxis and rental cars, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System operates 3 light-rail lines and over 100 bus routes. See the Metropolitan Transit System website for more information.
San Diego is the quintessential Southern California city with its superb coastline, near-perfect climate year-round, and white sandy beaches.
Tuition DOES NOT Include:
TEFL Institute course fee
Job placement assistance
Pre-enrollment and departure advice
Assistance finding housing
Accommodation and meals
Travel to and from the course
Visa, if needed
Medical insurance (TEFL Institute can recommend medical insurance)