The part-time TEFL course take place over 14 weeks and can be taken at the same time as working or studying.  The course consists of 120 hours of face-to-face, in-class contact time and 80 hours of outside class study and assignments, and included six hours of live teaching practice.

The course is accredited at NQF level 5 by the University of Cape Town (course code: DOH1020CE).

  • Course content

    Input and planning: Learn how to teach (60 hours in-class)

    Uncover the theoretical and methodological foundations of English Language Teaching.  Inform your teaching by learning of the theory and methods that underpin TEFL from experts in the field

    Teaching Practice: Develop your teaching (60 hours in-class)

    Take what you have learned and put it into practice.  Over this time develop your teaching by reflecting on your own lessons and watching your peers.

    Assessment: Get Authentic Practice (80 hours outside of class)

    Show what you have learned and get personal feedback.  All assessments are based on skills and competencies language teachers are expected to do in the actual workplace.

  • Course Timetable

    The part time course takes place on Tuesday mornings (8am to 1pm) and Thursday afternoons (2pm to 9pm) over 14 weeks.  Participants will be expected to prepare and teach a lesson (teaching practice) every two weeks.  Although the course is part-time there is a significant workload so participants should try to minimise other commitments during the course.

    Classes take place at UCT Hiddingh Campus in Gardens.

  • Admission Requirements for South Africans

    • At least 18 years old
    • Successfully completed Grade 12 (Matric)
    • University-level qualification (Current or Completed) OR Minimum 380 Faculty Point Score
    • Matric English (Higher Grade, min 50%/ English as an Additional Language, min 60%)

    Applicants over the age of 24 may also be considered be considered on the basis of previous work experience.

    All applicants must be computer literate and have access to a laptop, tablet or smart device during the course.

  • Admission Requirements for international students

    • At least 18 years old
    • Successfully completed high school to a standard where you would be accepted into a good university
    • Be proficient in English

    Applicants over the age of 24 may also be considered be considered on the basis of previous work experience.

    All applicants must be computer literate and have access to a laptop, tablet or smart device during the course.

  • Bursaries

    No bursaries are available for the part time certificate in TEFL course