Take a TEFL/TESOL Course in Nepal
Our 4-week, in-class TEFL/TESOL course is located in Kathmandu
With one of the most spectacular settings of any capital city in the world, Kathmandu is a TEFL destination like no other. More info
Explore Nepal
Our center in Kathmandu is the perfect base for exploring this spectacular country
Whether you choose to enjoy the stunning mountain scenery by trekking, climbing, rafting, or kayaking, you will never forget your time in Nepal. More info

TEFL TESOL Courses in Kathmandu

Our tefl/tesol course in Nepal is situated in the capital city of Kathmandu. This city is the largest and most stylish in Nepal and is home to half a million friendly and welcoming people. Within Kathmandu you will find many ethnicities, including the Newars who are Nepal’s world famous craftsmen and traders. For more than a millennium Nepal has controlled the vital trade route between India and Tibet and this is one reason why this fabulous country has become a popular tourist destination.

According to ancient folklore, Kathmandu was built in the shape of the khukuri knife which is a traditional weapon and tool famously used by the fearless Gurkha warriors. Durbar Square, situated at the ‘handle of the knife’, is a continuous carnival surrounded by temples, monuments and the Royal Palace. The oldest areas of the city stretch northeast and southwest from here. There are two areas in the centre of Kathmandu where you will find inexpensive hotels, north of Dunbar Square is the area of Thamel and south of the square is the area of Jhochhen (also called Freak Street!).

The suburban area of Kathmandu is mainly situated east of Kantipath, the principle north-south conduit that runs through the city and is recognised by its landmarks, particularly the Tundikhel or parade ground and the Royal Palace. The area of Durbar Marg, a wide, main street stretching south of the palace gates is the main location for the city’s premium restaurants, hotels and airline offices. One of Kathmandu’s other sights to look out for is the Temple of Swayambhu which is situated on the top of a hill, west of the Bishnumati River and can be easily climbed on foot.

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The School

Our TEFL/TESOL course in Nepal is conducted in a highly regarded language school situated in central Kathmandu. Our school was established in 2008 and has extensive experience teaching English as a second language. The school provides a small canteen selling hot and cold drinks as well as a garden to unwind during breaks and lunchtimes, as long as the weather is good of course. In the vicinity of the school are Nepali and Western restaurants as well as local shops selling snacks.

Accommodation

We have relationships with a number of hotels with varying price options available for you during your TEFL/TESOL course in Kathmandu. All our accommodation options are regularly inspected by our staff members to ensure cleanliness and a high standard of service.

The price for the basic hotel accommodation option begins at US$ 407 for the duration of your course for a single room without air conditioning. These rooms are usually equipped with single, double or twin beds, a private bathroom with a hot shower, a wardrobe and a desk. Some rooms also have a television.

The price for the standard hotel accommodation option begins at US$ 559 for the duration of your course. This option provides similar room facilities, although the hotel will provide further services and a higher standard overall.

All hotel accommodation options will offer laundry, room cleaning and room service, a restaurant, at least one garden, as well as a roof terrace or balcony to unwind. Internet or Wi-Fi is available in some hotels. All are options are located within a 15 to 30 minute walk from the training centre.

Our course administrator can provide you with the details of what each hotel provides. We advise our students to book their accommodation early to have a better choice of accommodation options. However, should you wish to book your own accommodation we can assist you in providing details of the available hotels in Kathmandu.

Course dates

2019

  • 2 December 2019 - 27 December

2020

  • 6 January 2020 - 31 January
  • 3 February 2020 - 28 February
  • 2 March 2020 - 27 March
  • 6 April 2020 - 1 May
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 May
  • 1 June 2020 - 26 June
  • 6 July 2020 - 31 July
  • 3 August 2020 - 28 August
  • 7 September 2020 - 2 October
  • 2 November 2020 - 27 November
  • 7 December 2020 - 1 January

Course fees

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.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 890
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

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.

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US$ 407
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Kathmandu itself.

    The balance of the course fees must be paid in cash in USD or Nepali currency in Kathmandu. All payments must be received by the end of lunch on the first day of the course.

    Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.

    * All the hotels we use for your accommodation provide free airport pick-up services. You will therefore be met by a driver at the airport and be taken directly to your hotel.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    We can book accommodation for you in our preferred hotels in Kathmandu. You are, of course, more than welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. After you have secured your place on the course we will provide full accommodation details and ask you to fill in an accommodation preference form. All payments are made directly to the hotel by cash or credit card either on arrival or on departure.

    We can offer you a range of prices according to the standard of hotel and the type of room you would like to book. Prices for a basic hotel start at US$ 407 per month (for a single, non-AC room). Prices for a standard hotel start at US$ 559 per month (for a single, non-AC room).

    Typically, a room in either a basic or standard option hotel will have single, double or twin beds, a wardrobe, a small desk and a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms may have a TV. All rooms have hot water. The difference between the basic and standard options is predominantly the facilities the hotel offers and the general standard of the hotel; although we are happy with the cleanliness and standard of all hotels we accommodate you in.

  • What travel documents will I need for Nepal?

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    At the time of writing, all visitors to Nepal (excluding Indian nationals), require a visa. Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport for every nationality other than Chinese, or at most overland borders. Please note your passport should have at least six months validity remaining on arrival in Nepal.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Nepalese consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    We hold an orientation session at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the course. We recommend that you arrive in Kathmandu at least one day before in order to familiarize yourself with your surroundings and at least un-pack your bags before orientation.

    Class-time is generally from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. five days a week (Monday to Friday) with breaks in between classes. A typical day in the classroom consists of four 1.5 hour ‘inputs’. Approximately six-eight days will be spent preparing and undertaking your teaching practice sessions. Course timetables will be distributed during the first input session on the first day of the course.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    Your teaching practice will be conducted in a range of local governmental and private, primary and secondary schools and in some instances we may be teaching at orphanages, colleges and other institutions.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    We average eight trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.