Erasmus TEFL Internship Requirements
TEFL Internships are available for Erasmus+ students. You can apply if you are a language student, or a student of any other degree. We look for dynamic, personable, and proficient to native level speakers of English. Please note that you need to be an EU Passport holder to partake in our Erasmus funded programmes in Spain, as we are unable to help with visa applications being a UK-based company.
For those that are no longer university students, we also offer 20-hour classroom-based courses in Madrid and in Valencia with a complete online Advanced and accredited TEFL course (to complete over a 6-month period). All passport holders are welcome to partake in our weekend blended courses.
|Induction & Guidance||TEFL Trainer provides you with the skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to forge a successful career Teaching English as a Foreign Language, thanks to its platform and the partner school’s environment, guidelines for all the lessons you teach and coaching from the team on site. During the internship, you will receive reminders form TEFL Trainer regarding your progress on the platform or your reflective diaries.|
|Comprehensive Supporting Material||During your induction you are given the opportunity to observe classes. You will see first hand how to use the teaching materials, learn effective time management skills and how the one to one lessons are delivered. At this point you will be given all your supporting material: teacher guidelines and books for every course level and course type so that you can focus on your students and your development, and not just material and lesson planning.|
|Feedback & Training||This teaching programme is all about: gaining experience, observing, and studying. An appointed teacher at the partner school will observe you as you take your first classes, offering guidance and feedback. As you develop you will amass teaching experience of both General English and Exam Preparation classes. You will acquire in-depth subject knowledge of all the main exams such as FCE, IELTS, Trinity and more, depending on the partner school.|
|Gaining TEFL Experience||Through your experience in the classroom you will quickly begin to understand the subtleties and nuances of teaching English as a foreign language, TEFL. You will notice the common mistakes that many language learners make and how to help them overcome them, this is simply not possible on an online or theory only course.|
|Complementary Online TEFL Course||Your practical experience is consolidated, complemented and enhanced by the Advanced & Online TEFL Course. The instructive units, interactive exercises, grammar videos, phonetics videos, teaching techniques, and wealth of resources are the backbone of your theoretical development and contribute to your continued assessment and ultimate Accredited and Advanced TEFL certification.|
Gaining Experience and Becoming Certified go hand in hand
To successfully complete the programme and receive your Accredited TEFL Certification you are required to:
- Submit 6 short assignments (400 words each) in the form of reflective diaries or on other topics as agreed with your Development Coordinator, Online Mentor, or On-site Headteacher.
- Complete all required tasks and units on the Online TEFL Course.
- Achieve a positive report from your school confirming that you are a competent teacher and a reliable team member. It is important to attain an acceptable level in these disciplines as any future employment will demand these two qualities.
- Sit 6 formal exams which include Lesson Plans, formal Class Observations and Language Awareness exams (on Grammar, Phonetics, Syntax, Spelling, and the CEFR), online.