We offer a world-renowned TEFL / TESOL certification course in Germany that prepares you for teaching English overseas, or in your home country. Our TEFL certification courses last for four weeks and have a very practical emphasis. There is no need to speak any language other than English, as our courses concentrate on training you to teach English with the international standard communicative approach – where English is the only language used in the classroom.
This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.
2) Foreign Language Experience
During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.
3) Language Awareness
a) This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.
b) This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.
4) Student Profile
For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.
5) Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
6) Materials Project
All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.
Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.
All applications from candidates aged 18 (younger ages may be considered in exceptional circumstances) and above will be considered for our English teaching courses. Our in-class TEFL courses are intensive, four-week programs; however, all trainees should still have sufficient time to explore the local area, experience the culture and to meet new people. Also, individual course organizers will often arrange leisure activities for our trainees so they can socialize in their spare time and make the most of their experience.
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.
ITTT’s Germany TEFL course takes place in the delightful city of Leipzig. Goethe described Leipzig as, “A little Paris that educates its people.” So, whilst taking your course here, you’ll also be able to enjoy the café culture in the arcades that surround the centre of Leipzig.
There’s a great blend of culture to be experienced in Leipzig. On the one hand, you can hear world-class classical music at the Gewandhaus concert hall and at the Opera. On the other you can hear cutting edge electronic music in the clubs in the “Südvorstadt” area of Leipzig or even go to one of the Gothic clubs! Counter culture is such a large part of Leipzig’s life that Europe’s biggest Wave and Gothic festival is held in Leipzig each May.
If you enjoy getting out and about, then the most popular destinations are the lakes to the south of Leipzig. People love cycling, jogging and walking around these lakes. On sunny days they will stay all day to enjoy the water and work on their tans! In the winter, the mountains are about 2 hours to the south of Leipzig by bus. Perfect for a winter weekend getaway in the snow!
Leipzig really offers the perfect balance between cost and standard of living. Leipzig is small enough that everything is easily accessible by bike or public transport. However, Leipzig is so steeped in history that there’s a new experience around every corner.
Our Germany TEFL course takes place in Leipzig and is ideally located for easy access to all the amenities and services you could need during your course. The center is easily accessible by public transport. As a working language center we have excellent facilities and you are sure to find all you need to complete your studies with us here in Leipzig.
Our course instructors are experienced English teachers who will help you make the most of your time with us and equip you with the skills needed to be an effective English teacher. If you want to earn an internationally recognised TEFL certificate in a fascinating location, then our in-class TEFL course in Leipzig, Germany is the perfect choice for you.
We offer numerous types of accommodation for our course participants to choose from including hotels, hostels, pensions and apartments. The majority of our recommended accommodation is within 15 minutes of the training center if using public transport.
The city center is just 20 minutes away and there are numerous accommodation options available there such as hotels and youth hostels. Accommodation in Leipzig is generally very clean. If you would like to arrange private accommodation, we can help you with that.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. 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.
600 USD non-refundable deposit
950 EUR final payment including tuition, course material, certification and moderation fees
Course fees include course materials and certification. Accommodation, transportation and meals are not included.
Final payment of the balance is due upon your arrival. You may pay by cash or bank transfer.
All payment transactions must be made by the end of the first day of the course.
You will receive your personal course schedule during the first lesson, which will start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday. There will be regular breaks, including a one hour lunch break. Your course will include a theoretical part in the morning, course planning in the afternoon and a practical teaching part in the evening.
The maximum amount of students in Leipzig is 12. The number of students varies from course to course. Most students are American, Australian, British and Canadian. We also accept non-native speakers
During teaching practice, you will teach local students. The size and level of the classes vary, but the students are always very enthusiastic. All the students that you teach have volunteered to attend, so you can be sure that they are only coming because they really want to learn English!
There is a wide range of accommodation options to choose from in Leipzig. As the city center is only about 20 minutes from the school on foot, you could also stay at one of the many youth hostels or hotels there. The accommodation in Leipzig is normally very clean so the differences in price that you see reflect the size and quality of the room.
English is very important for business in Germany, so there are many job opportunities. Once you have completed your training, it is fairly easy to find a job with a language school.
The earlier you start to look for work, the better. We recommend that you start sending out résumés and organizing interviews around the second or third week of the course.
We will give you information to help you with your job search in Germany. You will also receive a list of schools that you can apply to.
Most ESL teachers in Germany work as freelancers. The average rate of pay is around 15-18 EUR per teaching hour. Salaries vary depending on location within Germany, the type of school you work for and whether you have a contract or work as a freelancer. As a contracted trainer, you can expect around 2100-2400 EUR per month (Gross - based on a 40 hour week) for a full-time contract and a minimum of 24 days of paid holiday.
Health insurance is mandatory for anyone residing in Germany. As a freelancer, you are responsible for finding and paying for your own health insurance. It is unlikely that your employer will pay for health insurance unless you have a contract. If you are offered a contract, your employer normally pays half of your health insurance cost. The other half is then deducted from your salary.
Unless you are from the European Union, you will need to apply for a work permit.
For more information on work permits and which documents you will need, please make an appointment at your local Foreigner Authority Office (Ausländerbehörde).
It varies from school to school. Most lessons take place directly at language schools, but you might also be asked to travel to companies to give your lesson at the company’s site. You may even teach some classes in Kindergartens. The focus of the lessons varies depending on the students’ needs and ranges from business and technical English to English for travelling. Schools usually provide information about the students, their needs and the materials they will use. However, teachers are often expected to complement the books with additional materials in order to tailor the lessons to the students’ needs. If you work as a freelancer, you will need to teach at more than one school as this is a requirement for freelancers in Germany.
The TEFL certificate meets international standards and can be used to teach English both nationally and internationally. Please check any local requirements and regulations with your employer.
Your monthly living expenses depend on where you live in Germany and your lifestyle. Munich, for example, is more expensive than Leipzig. Monthly expenses for a single person in Leipzig are about 800 EUR.
Please bring your résumé/CV.
When applying to schools in Germany, you may need to provide copies of your academic certificates, transcripts and any letters of reference you might have.
We recommend checking if your license is valid in Germany before your arrival. If not, you might consider obtaining an international driving license before coming to Germany, as driving is often an important criteria for language schools when hiring teachers.
Spring (March – May): Average temperatures of 10-20oC with some rainy days.
Summer (June – August): Average temperatures of 20-25oC. Thunderstorms are common in summer and these make the summer months the wettest months in Leipzig. The rain doesn’t normally stay for very long though. You may want to bring swimwear if you’re planning on going to the lake in the afternoon or at the weekend.
Autumn (September – November): Average temperatures of 10-20oC with some rainy days. The weather is often nice enough that you can go swimming or get out in the sunshine in September too.
Winter (December – February): Average temperatures of 3-4oC. It normally snows in Leipzig in the winter so sturdy footwear and warm clothes are often necessary. The roads and footpaths are largely kept clear of snow but there are often icy patches.
Summer is the perfect season to be in Cape Town. The average temperature is about 24°c and 14°c at night.