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Requirements to Teach in South Africa Questions
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- Which visa do I need to work legally in South Africa? If you’re volunteer teaching in South Africa, you can enter the country on a 90-day tourist visa, which can be extended if you want to stay in for a longer period of time. If you’re going to be taking on paid work however, you&rsqu...(read more)
- How long are teaching contracts in South Africa? Teaching contracts in South Africa can last anywhere from one week to one year. It just depends on whether you’re working on a paid or voluntary basis. ...(read more)
- How many hours a week do TEFL teachers in South Africa usually work? If you’re on a full-time teaching contract in South Africa, you will work around 25 contact hours per week, with extra time set aside for lesson planning. ...(read more)
- How much tax will I have to pay on my earnings? Around 18-25% of your salary will go towards tax, depending on how much you earn. ...(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)
- Do I need a degree to teach in South Africa? No. As many positions in South Africa are voluntary, there’s no need to have a degree to teach there....(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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