TEFL in Giyani, South Africa

Date posted:2004-10-06 | Writer: Hillside Foundation School | Email: [email protected]

School: Hillside Foundation School Location: Giyani, Limpopo Province, South Africa Email address: [email protected]

Job Description: We are looking for a classroom (homeroom) teacher to teach Grade R (Reception year). Learners are aged 5-6.

About us: Hillside Foundation School offers classes for Grade R, Grade 1 and Grade 2. It follows an integrated outcomes-based approach to teaching, with the main emphasis being on literacy, numeracy and life skills. Class sizes are limited to 20 learners per class. The school is situated in the quiet suburb of Kremetart in the rural town of Giyani in the Limpopo Province (approximately 500km/5 hours northeast of Johannesburg). Giyani is a town of about 35 000 people in the bushveld. It is close to various tourist attractions like the Kruger National Park (90km) and Magoebaskloof (100km).

Requirements: 1) Native English Speaker of British, New Zealand, Australian, South African citizenship. 2) Ability to start work on 17 January 2005 3) Preferably a qualification in education (such as TEFL) or a university degree with the willingness to complete a post-graduate certificate in foundation phase education. 4) Experience teaching children of these ages is desirable. 4) A professional disposition and a sincere desire to teach children. 5) A team player that enjoys sharing and collaborating with colleagues.

Salary & Benefits: 1) Salary ZAR4, 000/month. 2) Free school lunch 3) No extra-curricular school activities 4) Working week: Monday to Friday. 5) Working hours: 5hr/day: 8am to 1pm (45 minutes break at 10:15am) 6) Students: maximum of 20 learners per class. 7) Contract period: January-Nov 2005 8) Paid school holidays: 19 March-3 April (16 days), 25 June-17 July (23 days), 24 Sept-2 Oct (8 days), school closes on 30 Nov for 2004. 9) School provides accommodation that consists of own room and en-suite bathroom with shared kitchen, dining and living rooms for ZAR500/month.

If you are interested in the position, please email us your CV and a description of the person that you feel you are and how you feel about children to [email protected] .Also feel free to email us if you need any more info about the position.

Janus Rothmann Hillside Foundation School

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


In this unit, I have learned the way of teaching two productive skills that are speaking and writing. As discussed in the textbook, speaking skill is basically focused on in the classroom and writing skill is usually neglected. However, students need to brush up both accuracy and fluency in a balanced way. Therefore, an ESA lesson will be effective to motivate the students and can be applicable to practicing their writing skill.Students always react to teachers' attitude. It is important for teacher to be calm, smile and concentrate on engaging students. When a student is engaged, then the learning process will be easier for both teacher and students. It is also important to pay attention to the activities, so they provide meaningful information for students. A successful class is the one in which learning is made easy through effective participation.