What’s all the fuss about? Full-time & Part-time TEFL Courses

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What’s all the fuss about? Full-time & Part-time TEFL Courses

On March 20, 2018, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

Which TEFL course is best for you? That’s all up to your personal preference, learning style and how long you want to take to become a qualified teacher. Regardless, the courses are the same in the end – as is the Trinity qualification gained! No previous teaching experience is required to take the course: you just need to have a high level of written and spoken English and a positive attitude towards education.

Full-Time Course:

The 4-week course is intensive; there is a lot to learn in a short period of time so that you leave the school best equipped to be confident in the classroom. You can expect to follow a basic daily routine of; teaching practice, feedback sessions, input sessions and guided lesson planning. 100% dedication is required to attend this course, so you will need to put your life on hold for a month. The benefit is that it completely prepares you for your new career path and provides you with all the required skills and knowledge to work successfully as an English teacher!

The general contact hours for a full-time student at TEFL in Italy are from 12pm–8pm Monday to Friday. You will also need to be prepared to spend some of your free time working on your assignments and lesson plans. Full-time commitment of around 40 hours a week with A2 / B2 Teaching Practice (TP) from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Read what our full-time trainees have to say:

The first week has gone well. It has been very intense and a lot of long days, but the tutors have been very helpful. I am looking forward to sleeping a bit more on the weekend! While it has been a lot to process at once, the subject matter and teaching practice has gone well. 

  • Bill Gaule

Do all the fun stuff before the course starts because you will not be able to do it once it begins! Weekends? What is it? You will spend your weekends doing work I am afraid. However, believe me it will all be worth it at the end. One advice: do not leave work until the last minute, it will build up and you will struggle.

  • Monika Rachwal

Part-Time Course:

Too busy to take a full-time course? The part-time course might be better suited to you! The course is still intense but less demanding. This would suit those who have some other commitments or would prefer to spend some more time studying. This course is essentially the same as the full-time course but just spread over an 8-week period. This allows you absorb all the information and feedback at a slower pace, plus you get more time to be a tourist in Rome which is a huge advantage!

The general contact hours for a part-time student at TEFL in Italy are from 2pm–8pm three days a week. You will of course need to spend some of your spare time working on your assignments and lesson plans. Part-time commitment of around 15-20 hours a week with A2 / B2 Teaching Practice (TP) from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Read what our part-time trainees have to say:

The part time TESOL course has been a fantastic experience which has provided me with a series of teaching techniques that I was unaware of. I learnt how to work in a team with great people and in a dynamic context. The course helped me to build up my confidence in my teaching which was helped by the fact that my course tutors were helpful and engaging throughout the course. 

  • Valeria Schisano

The course is engaging, efficient, diverse, challenging and interactive all at the same time. During these intensive two months I have noticed, and quite surprisingly so, profound changes in myself. These changes have been as a teacher and personally, as an individual. I could also say that I am now able to combine the two. I am now more aware of what kind of a teacher I actually am.

  • Ekaterina Smirnova

Career Service:

There´s is a big demand for English teachers in Italy. Most Italians need to improve their English in order to find a good job, so this means there are plenty of TEFL jobs! At TEFL in Italy they really care about what you plan to do after the course. Taking this course is an investment so finding paid work at the end of it is very important. Mid-course there is a career workshop where you are advised how to write your CV, cover letter and prepare for interviews as a qualified teacher. This service is

If you are interested in taking an accredited Trinity CertTESOL course in Rome, TEFL in Italy have full and part-time course dates to suit you!

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