Frequently Asked Questions
TEFL Program General Questions
To put it simply, you get more:
GET more qualifications: You will gain not one, but two qualifications the Trinity College London CertTESOL and the TEFL-YL.
GET more experience: You will gain 300 hours of teaching experience (practicum) with real students.
GET more quality: You will be trained by the GET Academy’s Academic Team consisting of professional, highly experienced, highly qualified teachers, tasked with providing you with a quality teacher training experience.
GET more knowledge: You will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, experience and confidence required to be successful in the TEFL Industry.
GET more opportunity: You will get the opportunity to actually make a difference to the lives of young learners in Austria
GET more value: We are the winner of the GoOverseas Community Choice Awards 2018! Category of ‘Best Value’.
In the heart of central Europe! The GET Academy is situated in the cultural melting pot that is the alpine, German-speaking country of Austria. Bordering the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland, no country waltzes so effortlessly between the urban and the outdoors as Austria. Cresting alpine summits one day, and swanning around imperial Vienna the next, you’re never far from something exciting!
The best thing about Austria is how close everything is, so close in fact that within minutes you can go from 2000m mountains to medieval lanes to the heart of the city. For those looking for diversity of landscape Austria is definitely for you. There is everything you need for a once in a lifetime experience, whether you want, excitement and adventure in the mountains, an exquisite dinner, concerts, or to dance your heart out at a nightclub, Austria will spoil you for choice. Whatever it is you’re looking for you can find it in Austria and once you’ve exhausted all of the possibilities, the beauty of being located in central Europe, is that you are never more than a short and inexpensive train journey across a border to discover even more new cultures.
The total cost of the course is currently €495* and includes the following:
- Full tuition
- Trinity College London moderation fees (including certificates)
- Exam fees
- Shared accommodation for the duration of the course
- Over 300 hours of teaching practice
- 130 hours of face-to-face training
- 15 hours of observed and assessed teaching practice
- All travel to and from school and the training centre
- Provision of teaching materials
- Full use of training centre facilities (printer, photocopier, library etc.)
- Welcome lunch
- Graduation dinner
- Daily tea/coffee.
There are no extra costs for accommodation or travel while participating in the course. All bills are covered by GET Academy and all travel to and from school is provided for the duration of the course.
*Price excludes a €75 security deposit and €25 printing fee (both payable in cash on Orientation day). The €75 security deposit is to cover loss/damages to supplied teaching materials and accommodation/training facilities. Security deposits are refundable in full at the end of the course, provided the applicant has not lost/damaged any materials/facilities provided to them and signed for on their Student Teacher usage agreement.
Applicants must be 18+ years of age to apply.
No formal training or experience is required to apply.
Applicants must be able to speak English to a native level.
Applicants must hold qualifications which would allow them entry into higher education in their home countries (for example, A-levels or equivalent for UK residents).
It’s that simple! There are no other requirements which are not listed here!
Our organisation aims to connect native-English speakers with Austrian students for the purpose of cultural and linguistic exchange. The Trinity CertTESOL component of the course also requires applicants to possess a sufficient level of English. We therefore require that you are able to demonstrate a native-level of English. For non-native English speakers this means, a C2 level on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 8.5 or above. If you are unsure of your level of English there are many free online English tests which can be taken.
The Course: TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL)
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive not one, but two qualifications the TEFL-YL certificate and Trinity College London’s CertTESOL which is the globally-recognised accredited professional qualification awarded by Trinity College London. This means upon completion, you will be certified to teach English not just in Europe but anywhere around the world. In addition you will gain over 300 hours of teaching experience, meaning you will already be a step ahead of the rest, upon completion of the course. To find out more follow this link. https://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=201
Yes! While the majority of teaching practice takes place in Austrian schools with young learners, the skills and knowledge acquired during the course are transferable to a range of learning environments. When you successfully complete the course and are awarded the Trinity CertTESOL, you will also be initially qualified to teach adults as well as young learners.
Applicants are assessed in a number of different ways, for specific information on assignments, teaching practice requirements and assessment criteria, please see the Course Syllabus (https://www.get-academy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Annex-1-TEFL-Program-Syllabus.pdf). Please note, applicants must receive a ‘pass’ grade on all aspects of the TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL) Program in order to graduate.
Yes! During participation on the Global English Teaching (GET) Academy’s TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL) Program, you are given assistance in finding employment upon completion of the course. The support provided ranges from participation in CV writing workshops to interview preparation, job searches to references and even letters of recommendation. Our Academic Team will assist you in any way possible to help you find employment, which results in some participants having secured an employment offer before they have even completed the course! Additionally, upon completion of the course you will be enrolled in our Job Assistance Program.
Upon successful completion of the course, as a member of our alumni, you are enrolled on our Job Assistance Program and given continued assistance in navigating the TEFL industry’s job market and finding a teaching post that suits your preferences. We also, continue to encourage graduates to access sources of continued professional development and encourage you to continue developing as a teacher long after you leave the course.
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