You Can Teach English in Asia
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Living and working in Singapore
Thanks to its high level of development, Singapore is a very popular destination for overseas workers
If it sounds like your kind of place, take a look at our country guide to Singapore which should provide a few insights into life as an expat in this small yet booming country. More info

TEFL TESOL Courses in Singapore

As one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the world, Singapore is a fascinating destination. This city-state located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula was once known as the “Jewel of the British Empire” and its British colonial past is present throughout with statues of Sir Thomas Raffles and his Name appearing in multiple locations throughout the city. Singapore has four official languages: English, which is the language of instruction and government, as well as Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. As a major transport hub for the region, Singapore is accessible via direct flights from hundreds of locations as well by ferry from a number of ports in the region. Although the city is highly urbanized, it still has Plenty of green spaces to enjoy. There are also a number of world class attractions to enjoy including Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World and one of the world’s largest indoor aquariums, the S.E.A. Aquarium.

Getting out and about in the city and experiencing the attractions on offer is easy with the many city Tours and tourist passes available. If you want to escape the city and enjoy more natural surroundings, you can rent bicycles at the local parks or head to the islands of Pulau Ubin and Kusu Island. Those looking for exciting dining have plenty of top-quality restaurants to choose from all over the city and shoppers can immerse themselves in the shops of the famous Orchard Road.

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The School

Our Singapore TEFL/TESOL training centre is situated in the heart of the city with spectacular views of the incredible Marina Bay. It is walking distance to Clarke and Boat Quay and located in the middle of the Central Business District. A bus or train from the nearby City Hall MRT station can get you anywhere in the city in no time. Shopping malls, restaurants, bars, outdoor food markets and more can be found just a short way away. Everything you could need during your time with us is at hand and you can be sure that as well as receiving top-quality training from our instructors you will have an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Our course instructors and trainers have years of experience and are passionate about what they do for a living and they are just as excited as you are for the course. In the same building as your class, dozens of classes with students studying multiple different languages will be taking place. All of the teachers and trainers at the school will assist you in gaining insight into the life of an EFL teacher and will help you obtain the skills and confidence needed to be an effective teacher.

Accommodation

We have a variety of housing options available to our TEFL/TESOL course participants including local condominiums or HDB apartments as well as rooms in local hostels located in the city centre. Most of the options are located in the center of the city and have all been inspected to make sure they provide all that you need for an enjoyable stay. They are also just a 15 to 20 minute commute to the training school.

Please let us know if you have any concerns about our housing options and we will do our best to assist you.

Course dates



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Singapore and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.





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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
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Balance
US$ 1280
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.

from
US$ 380
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Singapore
special price on offer from
$ 1880
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Your course deposit must be paid to our administrative centre. The fastest and least expensive way to make payment is by credit/debit card but you can also pay by Pay Pal or bank transfer. Please note that the courses do fill up quickly and although there is no deadline for making your deposit payment, your place on the course will only be reserved once the deposit has been paid.

    When the deposit has been paid, we will send you an informational packet with detailed information about the course in Singapore and the city itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable on or before the first day of class and can be paid in cash in US or Singapore dollars or bank transfer.

    Please note that bank transfers need to be made at least two weeks in advance of the course start.

    The course fees are all inclusive and you won’t be asked to pay anything more for course related services. This includes course moderation and accreditation fees, lifetime job assistance and all our basic services.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    A list of housing options which we have worked with in the past will be provided to you upon request. These places are located near our training centre and range from backpacker hostels, budget hotels, homestays, and hotels. We are happy to work with you to find a suitable accommodation for your budget. Singapore is a convenient and easy city to travel around and there are a variety of options which are conveniently located near the school. We will do our best to take into account special requests and all that we can to make sure your housing here will be as enjoyable as the training.

  • What travel documents will I need for Singapore?

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    All travelers into Singapore must follow these requirements to be allowed into the country:

    holding a passport or a travel document with a validity of more than 6 months at the time of departure,

    holding a return or onward ticket,

    possess sufficient funds to stay in Singapore,

    have valid entry documents (including a visa) to the next destination, if necessary,

    have a completed Disembarkation/Embarkation Card, and,

    have a visa and/or a yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry into Singapore (if applicable).

    Citizens of the following countries are permitted to stay in Singapore for up to 90 days visa-free: European Union, Australia, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, United States.

    * Please note visa information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your local Singapore consulate or embassy for updated information and the latest requirements.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    On the first day of the course an orientation will be held. Orientation will be followed by the first class on Monday morning at 9:30 am. During the orientation, an in depth course schedule will be provided. A typical session will run between 9:30 and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday with morning and late afternoon breaks, and a lunch break also included. However, there will also be some evenings required for teaching practice.

    All teacher trainees are expected to attend all of the training sessions on the schedule unless a medical condition or emergency makes it impossible in which case medical treatment is required. It is extremely important for trainees to be present at every Teaching Practice (TP). These sessions are difficult to organize and rescheduling is difficult which may result in an additional fee for the trainee.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    The teaching practice is conducted at the school and we have Japanese and Korean students. These students are usually non-native speaking expats living in Singapore who make the lessons engaging, enjoyable and consistently give constructive feedback. Most of the students have studied at our centre with trained and experienced EFL teachers. They are not required to come to the class so their presence is merely out of the desire to help the trainees to improve their teaching.

  • Who can attend the TEFL/TESOL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?

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    You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.

    While you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English.

    We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For most sessions at the school, there will not be a strict dress code requirement. However, the school is full of educators and professionals and we want to maintain a level of professionalism thus please dress appropriately and be mindful of others. The school is a place of work, and we would like to remind you to be respectful to those around you.

    There will be a dress requirement during the Teaching Practice (TP) sessions. During the Teaching Practice the trainees will be required to dress in business attire and follow some guidelines.

    Women:

    Shoulders must be covered. Low-cut necklines or short skirts will not be permitted. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Flip flops, bermuda’s, or sandals are also not permitted.

    Men:

    Slacks or khakis must be worn, jeans are not appropriate. Either short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable so long as there is a collar. A tie is not required but if you would like to, you may. Dress shoes or loafers are required. Tennis shoes, sandals, or bermuda’s, are not acceptable. Long hair should be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    A pen, a notebook for taking notes, and a three-ring binder to organize lesson plans are essential. Forms, and other information will be given and an organized binder would help all of this remain neat and tidy.

    A recording device, or cell phone to record, is not required but it is a good idea. In the past trainees at various locations have given feedback that it made the course easier. This helped in reviewing the course material, lectures, interviews, and student feedback. Although it is not a requirement we suggest doing so.

    Books are provided and available to be borrowed at the school, and in the study room. However, any material leaving the campus requires permission from the staff.

    All trainees are required to prepare their own materials for their Teaching Practice (TP). The training school maintains a supply of materials but the school is not responsible to provide materials. Materials such as poster board, markers, glue, paper, pens, and more for developing teaching material will have to be purchased by the trainees themselves.

    The photocopy machine at the school is available for all trainees to use without charge.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    Your passport. However, if you are able to secure a job in Singapore or another country, you will need original copies of your birth certificate, college degree(s), and any other certificates or diplomas you feel may be relevant, along with relevant transcripts.