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TEFL Cape Town | TEFL South Africa

Cape Town, one of South Africa's capitals, is located at the edge of the African continent, greeting both the Atlantic and the Indian oceans. Overlooking the city, rising almost straight from the sea, is the majestic Table Mountain reaching over 1000 meters high.

Being the oldest city in South Africa, the Mother City – as it's often called, offers travelers a rich diversity of history and culture, dating back to the 1400s. Travelers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the South African culture by exploring and enriching their minds with all that Cape Town has to offer. With the vast expanse of nature, Cape Town offers a great balance between natural beauty and urban life.

In recent years, tourism in the Cape Town area has increased significantly. This has paved the way for great service infrastructure, one of which is the Myciti bus service. This service has been operating since 2007, in order to prepare the city for the World Cup in 2010. Bus routes have been extended to most places around Cape Town, including historical places such as Table Mountain, Green Point, Sea Point, Mouille Point, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and many more. The Myciti bus service is the best and easiest way to get around. Cape Town has also become universally accessible ensuring that commonly used modes of transport can be used by those with special needs.

Cape Town has all sorts of accommodation, from 5-star hotels, luxurious guesthouses, backpacker lodges for the adventurous, camping sites and many welcoming places to have a bite to eat.

The Mother City is a destination of endless fun. Upon nightfall Cape Town lights up with a buzz of good music, theatre, art, dance, cocktails, laughter and people generally having a good time. There is so much to do and see in Cape Town, from having fun to lying back and being pampered from head to toe.

Due to the increase in non-native speakers, there has been a tremendous growth in English language institutions. Travelers can prepare for exams, university, volunteer or simply learn English while travelling. It's all about the location and Cape Town has it all. The city is the perfect place for your TEFL course.

4 weeks in-class course in Cape Town
special price on offer from
$ 1690

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

The TEFL training center in Cape Town is in one of its major shopping malls. The mall was once a road bustling with traffic, but has recently been closed off and bricked up to create a pedestrian walkway. The paved area runs through the city and offers a scene of colorful vendors and wonderful aromas filling the air from local restaurants.

The TEFL school offers great facilities to equip students with during their studies and is a home away from home, where students feel comfortable in the learning environment. The classes are quite intimate and teachers often focus on giving students individual attention to produce the best possible outcome.

The TEFL course itself is an amazing experience for any individual who would like to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Our TEFL trainers are equipped with all the necessary skills and experience needed to teach you to become a successful teacher of English.

The course is recommended for both the beginner and experienced teacher, the course will equip you with the practical and theoretical skills required.


The Cape Town TEFL training center has various types of accommodation to offer. In collaboration with families around Cape Town, students can immerse themselves in the Capetonian lifestyle for the duration of their studies.

Students are treated as part of the family and a clean friendly environment is provided for students to carry out the studies. Meals, laundry and internet access is provided. Among others, there is a backpackers' lodge available for travelers five minutes away from the school. If private accommodation is requested, we can help travelers find the perfect accommodation.


  • Includes breakfast and dinner, internet access and 1 load of laundry per week (where available).
  • Single room + shared bathroom: $680 per month
  • Single room + private bathroom: $760 per month


  • Located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the school. Clean, secure and modern hostel with restaurant downstairs.
  • 6 bed dorm: $425 per month
  • 4 bed dorm: $560 per month

Course dates

Coming soon...

Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


USD 600
to be paid in advance
USD 1090
to be paid on arrival

Special offer for deposits paid before the end of this month: $200 discount!

Accommodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

USD 245
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Cape Town
special price on offer from
$ 1690

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the tuition for the program include?


    The TEFL course includes course materials and certification. Airfares, accommodation and food are not included.

    Payment terms:

    • Cash payments
    • Card payments
    • Bank transfers
    • EFT

    *Outstanding fees must be received in full 10 days prior to the course start date.

    Refunds and cancellation fees:

    • A full refund, less 20% for administration fee, will apply for 7 days prior to the course.
    • No refund will be due for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the start date of the course.
    • No refund will be given once the course has started.

  • What is an average program day like?


    Class starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm, with 15 minutes personal break and 30 minutes lunch. The first two weeks are focused on methodologies, grammar, vocabulary, classroom management, error correction and feedback techniques.

    The last two weeks are more practical, to prepare students for the assessed lessons. It also involves lesson planning, pronunciation, phonology, researching different teaching resources and making appropriate use of technology. Each week is focused on a different topic. Each day will be topic based and build up through the week.

  • How many students are on average in the program?


    The class ranges from four to six students. Most participants are from South Africa, however, non-native students are welcome who have a high proficiency in English.

  • What are the teaching practice students and classes like?


    Students who study general English at the school come from all around the world. The school is occupied by travelers from Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France, Italy and many more. Students are more than happy to be used for teaching practice, as the classes are free.

    The TEFL trainer guides the TEFL students through their teaching practice, to equip the student with the skills and knowledge to teach students with different backgrounds.

  • What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located?


    The accommodation offered is minutes away from the school. Host families and backpackers are the common choice amongst students. Backpackers are self-catering, whereas the host families offer meals, Wi-Fi and laundry.

  • Can I have things shipped or mailed to the school?


    No. We do not take on any student deliveries. Students are advised to have packages delivered to their accommodation.

  • What is the TEFL job market in Cape Town like?


    English language institutions have been growing over the last few years, however the job market is moderate in Cape Town, as the salaries that teachers get paid are quite low. Teachers often find jobs overseas once they have completed the course. During the waiting period of finding a job the graduated student can do volunteering work at the school they studied at or elsewhere. There are, however, few people who get lucky when applying for jobs in Cape Town, so it’s always worth a shot.

  • When do I start looking for work in Cape Town? Where do I start?


    It is advised to start sending out resumes and researching the job market within the last week of the course, although it is best to take your time and get as many references as possible to give you a broader perspective of what the TEFL industry should offer.

  • What is the average salary like?


    The average salary in Cape Town ranges from R8000 – R12000 per month, however, this does depend on the type of school or company you end up working for.

  • Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers?


    No, but we can assist you in finding accommodation that will suit your needs.

  • How many TEFL graduates find work in Cape Town?


    Not many. Most people travel to Cape Town to study and explore the city at the same time. Although there is a huge success rate for many teachers when applying for jobs overseas.

  • Do schools provide health insurance?


    No, they do not. It is best to get insurance in your country before traveling to a foreign country.

  • Do schools provide work permits?


    No, they do not, but they can help you extend your visa/permit.

  • How do I get to Cape Town?


    Cape Town International airport is 30 minutes away from the school. You have the option of taking a metered taxi or we can arrange an airport transfer, which takes you from the airport to the accommodation.

  • What documents do I bring?


    It is advised to bring along your passport, visa, resume and driving license. If you are planning on working in Cape Town, please bring along original copies of any college degrees or certificates.

  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing do I need to bring?


    Cape Town's weather can be unpredictable, although, winter is generally wet and cool and summer is dry and warm. If you’re planning on coming to Cape Town during winter, it is best to pack your warmest clothes and comfortable shoes, although temperatures do not drop below 10°c.

    Summer is the perfect season to be in Cape Town. The average temperature is about 24°c and 14°c at night.