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Finding Work in South Africa Questions
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- What is the demand for TEFL teachers in South Africa like? As English is widely spoken in South Africa, demand for paid TEFL teachers is relatively low, however opportunities are available if you have lots of experience of specialist skills. There is however a large demand for voluntary teachers to he...(read more)
- Is it possible for families or couples to find work together in South Africa?Yes – it’s absolutely possible. However, it’s often better to negotiate with employers directly rather than going through an agency, as agencies will in no way be able to guarantee that you’ll be placed together. ...(read more)
- Will my employer pay for the cost of my flight to South Africa? Usually employers in South Africa will not reimburse the cost of your flight out there....(read more)
- How much TEFL training do I need to teach in South Africa? If you’re working on a voluntary basis, any TEFL training you do will be for your knowledge and confidence, rather than for securing volunteer placement. However, if you’re taking on paid work, most schools in South Africa will want...(read more)
- What is the standard application process for TEFL jobs in South Africa? If you’re applying from home, employers will want you to fill out an application form and/or send in your CV/resume and a covering letter. If they like the look of you, you’ll probably be invited to have a Skype interview. After tha...(read more)
- Is a job in South Africa guaranteed if I complete an i-to-i TEFL course?No, as a course provider i-to-i can give you great training and point you in the right direction of jobs (just like a university would do if you were doing a degree) but ultimately it’s on you to look for jobs and make it happen. ...(read more)
- Can I find TEFL jobs while in South Africa? Of course. Finding jobs while in-country is a great way to meet Directors of Studies in person and get a feel for the school. It’s also much easier, as many schools will want to interview you face-to-face before offering you a paid positi...(read more)
- Can I find TEFL jobs in South Africa from my home country? If you’re looking for paid work you can, but it’s not that easy. Most recruiters like to hire teachers on the spot, so you’re best off looking for work in-country, especially as you’ll be up against so many native Englis...(read more)
- How do I find TEFL jobs in South Africa? Teachers in South Africa usually work on a voluntary basis. In order to find these positions you can either go through a company, such as i-to-i, which will help you find volunteer work: http://www....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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