TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)


We offer an internationally recognised Certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in Cape Town and other centres throughout South Africa. We have trained TEFL teachers on an ongoing basis for 16 years and are well established in the TEFL Training field.

Our course is designed to develop the skills required to be a TEFL teacher and to make you aware of your own language and the difficulty faced by those who seek to learn it. Educational, psychological and linguistic theory is reviewed where relevant but the focus is more practical than theoretical; after all, it is not the knowledge we are after but the skill.

Acceptance on our course is not automatic. We do require that all applicants have English first language proficiency and tertiary education or work experience. Accent and use of English is very important if you wish to compete in an international TEFL environment.

Our costs are reasonable and include the course itself, the manual, certification and any observation and teaching practice at our school. The theoretical component of our course is for a period of one week:  Two Saturdays 9 am - 4 pm and Monday to Friday 6 - 10.30 pm thereafter.

Observation and teaching practice would take place over two weeks, depending on the person's training and background. Our out-of-town courses may differ, depending on the needs in a specific area.

We require all people wishing to register for the course to complete the necessary registration form together with a deposit payment. For further advice about opportunities overseas, contracts, agents etc., you could e-mail us but these aspects will also be covered during the course.

We have information to fax/e-mail or post to you regarding the venue, costs, times, requirements, deposit, fees, bank details and a comprehensive course description.

For those wishing to teach English while travelling or working abroad our course is a wonderful opportunity to add to your skills or make a career change.



  • Studying TBE with Norman has been a rewarding experience. A dedicated English professor with a wealth of knowledge and experience, Norman was always available to explain, clarify, highlight, and illustrate concepts and answer queries promptly and thoroughly. I have successfully completed my studies, and am very pleased with the course and my performance. My performance and the confidence with which I completed TBE is only a reflection of the dedication Norman gives his students.
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