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TEFL Toulouse provide an externally accredited teacher training course in the centre of Toulouse in south west France.

Jonathan Davies is the founder and director of TEFL Toulouse, and still works on all the courses.  He grew up in the 70’s in Exeter in south west England. Aged 22, after working at a record shop and and as a cycle courier in London, he did a degree in French and Spanish, and loved every second of it. He followed this with a postgraduate qualification to become a teacher of modern languages and TEFL at Bristol University in 1993, then he did the DELTA course (that’s the next course up from our Certificate in TEFL).

However, Jonathan missed the southern European way of life, and, fed up with paperwork and discipline problems in UK schoolteaching,  he decided to move to southern Europe to teach English, and began teaching in Bilbao, then later in Barcelona. After that, he used his UK schoolteaching experience to give seminars about how to manage classrooms full of teenagers during his time teaching at the British Council in Barcelona.  He began to train new TEFL teachers in 2001 in Barcelona, later ran a TEFL course in Paris. He opened  TEFL Toulouse in August 2009, so we recently celebrated our 10th anniversary, and 750th trainee trained!

Jonathan  now has nearly 30 years of experience teaching English in France, Spain and the UK. He first fell in love with Toulouse during his 6 months as an exchange student in 1991, so he was thrilled to return to the city 18 years later to offer what has become the biggest and best known TEFL course in the South of France.

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Julia

Julia

Every minute of it was worth it

5/ 5

5/ 5

I did the course with TEFL Toulouse this year in July. The course was one of the most intense 4 weeks of my life. The mornings are full of teaching theory, grammar and phonology, followed by teaching practice sessions and feedback in the afternoon. We all had to absorb a lot of information in a short amount of time. For me the group dynamic definitely made it easier, we helped each other get through the initial fears and despite the hard work, we had a lot of fun together!

So if you are wondering, every minute of it was worth it. Jonathan, Helen, Julie and Dimitri are all highly knowledgeable and they all made themselves available in a very generous way. The course was very well-structured and the content was engaging. I started teaching about a month after the course in Belgium and now I constantly find myself referring back to the advice and teachings of the trainers. ????

Prior to the course I was a bit scared being there as a non-native speaker, but looking back I realize what an advantage it really was! So fellow NNSs, please don’t let this ever stop you from applying!

I strongly recommend this TEFL course to anyone who is serious about teaching!

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I did the course with TEFL Toulouse this year in July. The course was one of the most intense 4 weeks of my life. The mornings are full of teaching theory, grammar and phonology, followed by teaching practice sessions and feedback in the afternoon. We all had to absorb a lot of information in a short amount of time. For me the group dynamic definitely made it easier, we helped each other get through the initial fears and despite the hard work, we had a lot of fun together! So if you are wondering, every minute of it was worth it. Jonathan, Helen, Julie and Dimitri are all highly k... Read More
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I did the course with TEFL Toulouse this year in July. The course was one of the most intense 4 weeks of my life. The mornings are full of teaching theory, grammar and phonology, followed by teaching practice sessions and feedback in the afternoon. We all had to absorb a lot of information in a short amount of time. For me the group dynamic definitely made it easier, we helped each other get through the initial fears and despite the hard work, we had a lot of fun together!

So if you are wondering, every minute of it was worth it. Jonathan, Helen, Julie and Dimitri are all highly knowledgeable and they all made themselves available in a very generous way. The course was very well-structured and the content was engaging. I started teaching about a month after the course in Belgium and now I constantly find myself referring back to the advice and teachings of the trainers. ????

Prior to the course I was a bit scared being there as a non-native speaker, but looking back I realize what an advantage it really was! So fellow NNSs, please don’t let this ever stop you from applying!

I strongly recommend this TEFL course to anyone who is serious about teaching!

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I did the course with TEFL Toulouse this year in July. The course was one of the most intense 4 weeks of my life. The mornings are full of teaching theory, grammar and phonology, followed by teaching practice sessions and feedback in the afternoon. We all had to ab... Read More
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Victor

Victor

I definitely recommend this course

5/ 5

5/ 5

It was a very intense and fun course. Every morning I couldn’t wait to go to the Language Center. The course is very well-planned and thorough. You’ll learn many aspects of teaching and of English. My favorite lessons were the phonology sessions.

Jonathan, Helen, Julie and Dimitri are very competent and share willingly not only their vast knowledge, but also the passion for what they do. Their guidance and advice is precious; not just for lesson planning during the course, but for teaching English afterwards as a career.

I definitely recommend this course to anyone seriously thinking about teaching English.

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It was a very intense and fun course. Every morning I couldn’t wait to go to the Language Center. The course is very well-planned and thorough. You’ll learn many aspects of teaching and of English. My favorite lessons were the phonology sessions. Jonathan, Helen, Julie and Dimitri are very competent and share willingly not only their vast knowledge, but also the passion for what they do. Their guidance and advice is precious; not just for lesson planning during the course, but for teaching English afterwards as a career. I definitely recommend this course to anyone seriously ... Read More
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It was a very intense and fun course. Every morning I couldn’t wait to go to the Language Center. The course is very well-planned and thorough. You’ll learn many aspects of teaching and of English. My favorite lessons were the phonology sessions.

Jonathan, Helen, Julie and Dimitri are very competent and share willingly not only their vast knowledge, but also the passion for what they do. Their guidance and advice is precious; not just for lesson planning during the course, but for teaching English afterwards as a career.

I definitely recommend this course to anyone seriously thinking about teaching English.

Read Less
It was a very intense and fun course. Every morning I couldn’t wait to go to the Language Center. The course is very well-planned and thorough. You’ll learn many aspects of teaching and of English. My favorite lessons were the phonology sessions. Jonathan, Hel... Read More
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Mathilde

Mathilde

I strongly recommend this TEFL course

5/ 5

5/ 5

I strongly recommend this TEFL course to anyone (native or none native) who is aiming to become an English teacher in France or abroad. This intensive one month course is the best to get you started. If you are in a quality approach with giving lessons but at the same time you are not willing to spend years studying, TEFL TOULOUSE is the best place for you!!

This course is really complete. We do a recap. of the main grammar points (parts of speech, tenses, phrasal verbs…) at the same time than learning how to teach grammar. As well, we learn teaching theory (learner styles, teachers styles, classroom management, …). At last every afternoon, we have teaching practice with real students. English tutors help us to improve our lesson planning skills before the course start, watch the lesson and then debrief with us. This is all really helpful.

Be prepared to work hard during one full month. You are given homework every week added to 2 lessons of 1 hour each to organise and 2 grammar exams to prepare.

I am really thankful to Jonathan for having shared his knowledge with us.

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I strongly recommend this TEFL course to anyone (native or none native) who is aiming to become an English teacher in France or abroad. This intensive one month course is the best to get you started. If you are in a quality approach with giving lessons but at the same time you are not willing to spend years studying, TEFL TOULOUSE is the best place for you!! This course is really complete. We do a recap. of the main grammar points (parts of speech, tenses, phrasal verbs…) at the same time than learning how to teach grammar. As well, we learn teaching theory (learner styles, teac... Read More
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I strongly recommend this TEFL course to anyone (native or none native) who is aiming to become an English teacher in France or abroad. This intensive one month course is the best to get you started. If you are in a quality approach with giving lessons but at the same time you are not willing to spend years studying, TEFL TOULOUSE is the best place for you!!

This course is really complete. We do a recap. of the main grammar points (parts of speech, tenses, phrasal verbs…) at the same time than learning how to teach grammar. As well, we learn teaching theory (learner styles, teachers styles, classroom management, …). At last every afternoon, we have teaching practice with real students. English tutors help us to improve our lesson planning skills before the course start, watch the lesson and then debrief with us. This is all really helpful.

Be prepared to work hard during one full month. You are given homework every week added to 2 lessons of 1 hour each to organise and 2 grammar exams to prepare.

I am really thankful to Jonathan for having shared his knowledge with us.

Read Less
I strongly recommend this TEFL course to anyone (native or none native) who is aiming to become an English teacher in France or abroad. This intensive one month course is the best to get you started. If you are in a quality approach with giving lessons but at the s... Read More
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