Our world-renowned TEFL / TESOL certification course in Rome equips you for the professional task of 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.
The ancient Romans called Rome “The Eternal City” as they believed it would go on forever and indeed this seems to be the case. Even if you have never visited Rome before you have probably seen the city in films and are familiar with some of its monuments and landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and of course the Vatican City. In fact, the entire centre of Rome is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Rome hosts many festivals as well. Exhibitions, concerts, Expo and other shows and events take place throughout the year and themes include everything from technology, fashion and modern art to theatre, music and dance from all over the world. The city is brimming with history, arts and culture. From the opera to pop culture, from pizzerias to nightclubs, Rome has it all.
Once was the heart of Western civilization, Rome is now the soul of the European Union. Above and beyond all the sightseeing you can do, you can also enjoy a leisurely stroll down the narrow cobbled streets of Trastevere or Monti, enjoy delicious pizza, pasta and ice-cream and wash it down with some top quality wine. You can escape city life in one of Rome’s large green parks, relax by the Tevere river or hop on a train and go to the coast in 30 minutes. Best of all, you can become more than a tourist and get to know the vibrant Italian lifestyle and friendly locals. You can experience Rome!
The Rome TEFL/TESOL certificate course is demanding, but if you are going to study somewhere, you may as well to do so in pleasant surroundings surrounded by culture and amazing views.
Another good reason to consider Rome for your TEFL/TESOL course is that Italy has a thriving English teacher job market; from the moment you arrive you can start building your future.
All roads lead to Rome, after all.
Our Rome TEFL training centre is located near one of Rome’s most typical and attractive neighborhoods, Trastevere. All around the building are plenty of shops, bars, supermarkets and restaurants, and the location is well-connected to all forms of public transport. There is a bus stop right outside the school, the metro is close by and Trastevere train station is just eight to ten minutes walk away.
The school itself is bright and friendly with well equipped classrooms. They have computers, internet connection and projectors in every classroom so you can be even more flexible and creative with your lesson planning. There is also plenty of space for you to stay and plan your lessons at the school where there will always be a teacher trainer on hand to help you if need be.
Partners and clients of our school are private individuals, state and commercial organizations. At the same time, half of our students are children and teenagers aged between five and fourteen years.
Not only do we offer TESOL certificate courses to train the next generation of English teachers but we also offer the following services:
Our teacher trainers are highly qualified with plenty of experience in diverse countries, so we can pass on our cultural experiences as well as our teaching knowledge and expertise.
We normally begin at 10:30-11:00 and set you free as early as 7pm unless you have an experienced teacher observation. So no particularly early starts for us, so you can be on top form for your training. Furthermore, we have one of the best coffee shops in Rome right next to the school!
We benefit from a partnership with different accommodations located near the training centre. The accommodation choices can be:
The accommodation options are located in the city centre or close surroundings and all are well-connected to the school using public transport.
Accommodation prices start from € 380 for four weeks in a shared room. Accommodation fees will be asked for in full three weeks before the start of the course and is payable via PayPal or bank transfer.
All you need to do is provide us with your arrival and departure dates, how near or far from the school you would like to be, your budget and the type of accommodation you prefer and we can help you arrange it. Of course you are perfectly free to find your own accommodation for your stay in Rome. Therefore, if you have friends already here, you might prefer to be with them and that’s no problem at all. The accommodation services are extra and optional.
We can provide free transportation between the Fiumicino International Airport or Ciampino International Airport and your accommodation on Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Our private airport shuttle to your accommodation is also available Monday-Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The fee is €50 from Fiumicino or €40 from Ciampino.
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.