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Kerala Teaching Practice Program

Do you want to live and work in India?

Oxford TEFL is offering the opportunity to gain teaching experience in our centre in Kerala. We will help you gain practical experience after your TEFL course in Kerala whilst living rent-free and with a generous monthly allowance. Read on to find out more.

Why is Kerala a tempting location for your TEFL course?

A gem waiting to be discovered in India’s deep South, Kerala is shaped by its impressive landscape – almost 600km of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches, backwaters and the spice and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats. In addition to its famous backwaters, coconut groves, rice paddies and delicately spiced, tantalizing cuisine, Kerala is home to exotic birds, wild elephants, and even tigers. Kerala is a welcome respite from the chaos of other areas in India.

Oxford TEFL in Kerala is located in a large newly developed business park landscaped with tropical trees and flowers in South Angamaly, about 20 minutes from Cochin International Airport.

We offer our internationally-recognized TEFL certificate, the Trinity Cert. TESOL in our Kerala centre. On successful completion of the course, you can work anywhere in the world. Or will you want to stay in Kerala?

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Why take part in this program in India?

A visa is required to work as an English teacher in India. Currently, employment visas are not issued for non-Indian English teachers. However, we are able to offer our Trinity Cert. TESOL graduates in Kerala the option of continuing your studies for between 1 month and a year. There is also the option of extending this based on your development and feedback from your course tutors. If you wish to participate in our teaching practice program, you will have your accommodation paid for by us and we will provide you with a living allowance of about 10,000 Rupees a month. Depending on exchange rates, this is around 100 Pounds ,150 Dollars or 135 Euros. This will be enough for you to cover food expenses if you cook for yourself. Sound good?

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What will I learn on this program?

On our Teaching Practice Program you will be assigned a mentor who will work with you to develop the skills you need to deliver not only general English classes. Your mentor will provide pathways for you to upgrade yourself professionally so that you can develop the special skills required to teach young learners, young adults preparing for examinations such as the Business English Certificate and adult professionals preparing the IELTS exam. This will ensure that you are not only trained but also experienced when you leave us to look for a job. This is your chance to consolidate your skills in a supportive environment, build up an impressive CV for your first job application and have the experience of teaching Indian students while working with Indian professionals as your colleagues. We will provide you with a Certificate of Experience when you leave.

Module 1 – 5-week Cert TESOL course

Trinity-accredited, internationally recognised TEFL certificate.

Module 2 -1 month supervised practice*

During this period you will continue to write lesson plans and have a short, daily discussion with your mentor about your classes. You will have a one-hour group discussion each week to review areas in which you need support.

Module 3 (optional)* – 1 – 10 month supported practice*

A minimum of 1 month and up to 10 months. You will be responsible for your own lesson planning and only contact your mentor when you need to do so. You will continue to participate in a one-hour group discussion each week.**

*accommodation and living allowance provided.

**There is a possibility of extending at the discretion of the course director

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I want to take part. What is the next step?

If you would like to take advantage of our Teaching Practice Program in India, the first step is to apply for the course. You will be interviewed via Skype/ telephone or face to face in our Kerala centre and you should express your interest in the program at the time of interview. In order to be accepted on the program, you will need to be a non-Indian citizen, a native English speaker and to have successfully completed the Trinity CertTESOL course in our Kerala centre.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to the Trinity CertTESOL course in Kerala now by completing the online application. If you would like to read more about our Trinity CertTESOL course, click here or read Kerala graduate testimonials here.

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