“We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.”
(Stephen King)

WEEKEND TEFL

July 28-30

20 Hours

per person /

225

TEFL Certificate

Tefl in Florence

Course Description

10 Great Reasons to sign up for a Weekend TEFL in Florence course

• Earn a TEFL certificate (20 hours) 

• Learn more about English language teaching 

• Engage in teaching presentation practice (observation and feedback) 

• Improve English language teaching skills 

• Gain access to materials and resources

• Meet a highly qualified teacher trainer and already practicing teachers

• Receive valuable advice on teaching English in Italy and in other countries

• Pay an affordable price for excellent training

• No prior teaching experience or other qualifications are necessary 

• Join us in a convenient downtown location


In just one weekend learn how to prepare lessons, create interactive and engaging activities, manage your classroom, and develop tasks based on your students' proficiency levels and the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). You'll also learn more about the teaching of English grammar tenses and gain an understanding of what life in the classroom is really like for language learners. 


Contact us for details and download the 3-day course schedule. This course is offered in collaboration with the Europass Teacher Academy in Florence, Italy.  To Enroll in the course fill out the online enrollment form


If you are considering teaching English or you'd like to pursue professional development and improve your existing skills in language teaching, the 20 hour Weekend TEFL in Florence is the best course for you!

 

Our Program


Weekend TEFL in Florence course location: 

Europass Teacher Academy (a private language school in downtown Florence, Italy): 

Via Sant' Egidio, 12 - 50122 Florence (Italy)

Tel. +39 347 378 8169

Tel. +39 055 234 5802 

Accommodation is not provided and/or included in the course fees; however, a list of preferred accommodations near the course location can be given. 

 

 

Course Dates

From: 17 February 2017
to: 19 February 2017


From: 24 March 2017
to: 26 March 2017


From: 28 April 2017
to: 30 April 2017


From: 19 May 2017
to: 21 May 2017


From: 23 June 2017
to: 25 June 2017


From: 28 July 2017
to: 30 July 2017


From: 25 August 2017
to: 27 August 2017


From: 22 September 2017
to: 24 September 2017


From: 27 October 2017
to: 29 October 2017


From: 24 November 2017
to: 26 November 2017


From: 15 December 2017
to: 17 December 2017


Course Reviews

Simona

24/05/2017

I had great time with you and with the new friends I got thanks to the course. I hope we may find ourselves once more altogether, we five with you, for a new course sharing both English and still more laughs and fun. 




Roberta

23/05/2017

Thank you so much for the exiting and intensive weekend and experience. You were so passionate, creative and friendly with students! After this course I feel more confident, I can start a new period of my life as a teacher, thanks to the fundamentals you taught me. I also met wonderful people in my group, hope to see both you and them again one day...maybe soon. Thanks again Sheila! 


Paolo

22/05/2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! You are clearly very

passionate about teaching and this automatically turns into motivation given

to your students. I had never been involved in teaching English up to now

and I approached the course as a step to a twist in my professional career.

Now I excitedly  got my feet wet and am looking forward to the new doors I 

could possibly be opening. Thanks again!


Rose

08/05/2017

Thank you for an amazing weekend.  It was such an incredible experience that certainly taught me the fundamentals of teaching.  You're passion truly shines as a teacher which is inspiring and your style makes everything seem seamless.  You're an inspiration and I want to thank you!



Emma

03/05/2017

Having already taken part in a TEFL course I thought I knew what to expect from the course with Sheila. I was wrong! Sheila’s enthusiasm, knowledge, creativity and patience made for three fascinating days which the whole class loved. We came away engaged, excited and impatient to put what we had learned to use. Sheila has a wealth of experience and she teaches with such energy and enthusiasm. Not least, she has time and patience for each and every pupil.

I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to learn from Sheila and if you’re on the fence about whether or not to take this course I can wholeheartedly say, go for it!

Carol

01/05/2017

Thank you Sheila, it was a great learning experience for me. You taught us so much and I hope I will have the time to do the 120hr online. I was really fortunate to meet some wonderul people. Warm greetings to you all. 

Samantha

01/05/2017

I want to thank you Sheila for an incredible weekend. I admire your passion for training, which I know kept us all so motivated for the weekend.

It was also lovely to meet everyone else and develop wonderful friendships along the way. Sending you all the most positive wishes for your next exciting adventure.

Samantha … or here in Italy Samanta ;) xxx

Valentina

30/03/2017

The course was very organized and well structured. I also found the topics well chosen like culture which is very important for teaching.  Learning in a small group was also good. The teacher was always present and collaborative during the activities. I recommended the course to a friend of mine and she will probably join in the near future.

Chloe

26/03/2017

This course is well structured and organised, and a perfect way to get hands-on experience and learn about where you could improve your own teaching methods as well as learning about a variety of topics related to teaching English. I found this course particularly helpful as I do not have much teaching experience, it was the perfect way to improve my knowledge and learn some new techniques!


Brittany

19/02/2017

I learned so much during this weekend, and I feel prepared and confident enough to begin teaching English! I think the best aspect was that the lessons were exciting and supplemented with relevant/effective activities. You also provided a good model for classroom management. Thank you!

Brittany

Roberta

19/02/2017

Thank you for this weekend filled with growth, knowledge and totally relaxed learning. I enjoyed your inclusive, gentle and respectful way of teaching. I am able to take a lot with me observing your teaching style and the way you handle dominant and strongly opinionated students.

I wish you all the best,

Roberta

Valentina

19/02/2017

Thank you very much for the Tefl weekend course, which I really enjoyed.  I was already familiar with some of the topics that we discussed as I took an exam about L2 teaching last year, but I found the hands-on part of the course really useful because for the first time I received feedback for what I did. 

As an English teacher I am used to preparing reading, writing, listening and speaking activities for my students, but since I do not possess a proper teaching qualification, the tefl course provided me with a better insight into the stages or techniques which I should use before going into the class and starting the activities with the students. 

I would also have liked to talk about adult teaching, which is my field of interest, and maybe compare it to young learner teaching, but I realise that it is impossible to cover so many topics in just a weekend.

However, I will definitely put into practice the suggestions and tips that you gave us in my future teaching experience.

Thank you once more for the lovely weekend. It was really a pleasure to meet you and all the other tefl course participants!

Best wishes

Valentina 

Maria

19/02/2017


The course was very well organized. Sheila was easy to work with and provided excellent information and advice for teaching opportunities. Maria


Course Graduates

14/12/2016

“Sheila is not only an always punctual and precise teacher but also an inspiring expert. Lots of work and little talk - that's Sheila's way!" - Emin


“I really enjoyed the TEFL course in Florence and especially having you as my teacher trainer. You were very supportive and encouraging and your comments, suggestions and advice were very clear and helpful. You really boosted my self-confidence and now I feel more prepared to enter a classroom.” - Daniela 


“Thank you so much for an exhausting but incredibly rewarding weekend. It was exactly what I needed at the start of my journey in learning to be an educator. Not only did it give me taste of what it's like to teach, and exactly how much preparation is involved, but I now have a great resume which I can take to job interviews, and I feel confident I could plan a lesson now. I am really grateful I was able to experience this weekend with you as our teacher, because I found you so clear to follow, and inspiring in many ways. You have confirmed for me that teaching is what I really want to learn how to do well. Thank you again!" - Anna


“Thank you so much for all you taught me in the course and for being so patient with me :) I learned so much during this course from both Sheila and the other students, which as a new teacher I really appreciated. Sheila's course has also given me more confidence than I had before, as well as some great ideas for my classroom. I highly recommend this course! Thank you again for everything!” - Tracey


“I just wanted to thank you again for the brilliant course. The thing I appreciated the most from this course was its structure. When I read the schedule I felt like I might have been a bit overwhelmed by the different topics we were going to discuss. Especially since this one was the first teacher- training course I had ever followed. But it was logically structured and that made it very easy to follow. Touching upon so many issues was also very useful as it made me understand where both my strengths and weakness might be found as a teacher. The creation of the portfolio was the ultimate, good idea for someone like me who has had only 2 months of teaching experience up to now.” - Silvia 


 “Thank you, Thank you and once again, Thank you! You opened my eyes to a whole new world and being around you and those other eight extraordinary people made it so worthwhile. I loved being in the course so much -- it didn't feel like we were studying, it was pure enjoyment... I will definitely be recommending this course to a few friends. You are one of the top teachers I have met! My overall impression of the course is fabulous, and I could go on forever as there are not enough words to describe it! So from the bottom of my heart ... thank you for everything - you are a star!”  - Jessica xxx


“I really enjoyed the course! It was completely different from any other I've ever attended (which are quite a few). I really liked the atmosphere in the classroom, everybody was nice and ready to share experiences and suggestions! I really learned a lot, it was definitely worth the trip to Florence from Sardinia! Thank you very much,  it was really a great experience! Hoping to see you soon in Sardinia. Thank u again for this weekend, the course was great :)”  - Eleonora 


“My overall impression is that the course was well tailored to meet the needs of the learners. The content was very relevant and interesting. The teacher was awesome! At the end of the course, I wondered how time flew and wanted to stay a little longer to learn something else :). I am so set, I appreciate everything.” - Leah


“I enjoyed this course immensely! It was a bit tiring at the end, but it was worth it! You were EXCELLENT and precise and you amazed me with your ideas and brilliant suggestions! I can say that the entire content has helped me in my teaching career. I would also like to say that the professional approach indicated by the website was a true reflection of the course itself. If any of my colleagues are looking for a similar course then I will recommend yours! Thank you again and I look forward to the possibility of doing future courses.” - Lucy


“I sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication during this course. I acquired a few more techniques that I hadn't get from my previous TEFL course which was much longer. I just regret it was too short of time principally for the presentations... :) Wish you the best of luck...” Andre


“It was great pleasure to meet you and learn from you. I had a great and useful time at the course, thank you for all the efforts and the work you have made to make this new experience for me an enjoyable and fruitful one. I believe I have learnt all the things needed to start my teaching career. I am sure with time and experience, I will get better and I will be able to become more solid and consistent in my approach.” - Saba


“What can I say? The Weekend TEFL course was fantastic very motivating and very interesting i just loved IT! Thank you so Much it was such a pleasure to be learning with you! See you soon. I will keep you posted!” - Maxine 


“Thank you for the great TEFL course, your support and continuing enthusiasm. It was great meeting you and the other English teachers, as I found it particularly enriching and useful to hear from you and them about different teaching experiences. It's definitely been very useful for a beginning teacher like myself. I can't wait to put the topics and practical tips we talked about last weekend into practice in my classroom.” - Eva



“I really enjoyed this 3 days course, it has been very intense, challenging and useful! It was great to meet and confront other teachers, I've learnt a lot from them too. Sheila has been a very good teacher and a great example for my practice. Once I got back in the classroom with my students, I suddenly felt much more confident after just three days of course! And... Florence is a fabulous place!!” – Alessandra


“I felt that the program was extremely well organized, informative and very hands on. I would recommend this course to anyone who is considering teaching. Thanks so much for everything!” – Caeli


“I would highly recommend this course to both aspiring teachers and also to those who are already teaching English as a foreign language. You are knowledgeable and experienced and most importantly you impart knowledge in a way that enables those following in your wake. In addition to benefitting from good course content and excellent teaching there is the opportunity to share with and learn from a relevant peer group. The whole package simply works. And lets not underestimate effect of the venue! Florence! Amazing.” - Carole


“What a pleasure to get to know you during the class! Last night I was reflecting on how much information we covered in such a short amount of time and how efficient and organized and thoughtful you have made the course. If I had seen the amount of information and hand-outs we would receive during the course, I would have thought it would be impossible to cover it all and still remain interested and enthusiastic, but you were able to vary the class activities so much that everyone participated and contributed until the very last minute! Your skill in preparing English speakers to become teachers through showing us the best methods in action in the classroom is really an art and makes it clear that you love what you do! Thank you so much for all the work you have done to accumulate such a through and complete course. Now I really feel prepared to teach effectively! Grazie tantissimo!” – Kristi 


"I decided to enrol in the TEFL weekend course, because I wanted to learn how to effectively teach to my students, but, unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to attend a regular course. The course provided me with a huge amount of useful techniques and information, despite the short duration. This was possible especially thanks to Sheila, who held the course with passion, sharing her knowledge, and giving us her precious feedback. Finally, I would also like to thank you and my course-mates for their feedback, and their support." Elia

Course dates

Course details

20 Hours

Location: Florence

Price: € 225

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