Oxford TEFL in Kerala, India

A new destination for TEFL teacher training

Oxford TEFL 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. Our training centre has everything you’d expect from a modern teacher training centre and is perfect for training for an accredited TEFL certificate. Our tutors are experienced and qualified to Dip TESOL/ Delta level and are ready to support you throughout the course.

Key Features:

All of the facilities we offer students are designed and built to the highest international standards. Our school is in a new building, Inkel Tower I, and it offers:

  •  modern, fully equipped classrooms with computers and LCD projectors
  •  computers for you to prepare your classes and assignments
  •  work station with a professional library
  •  WiFi internet in all rooms

Living and working in India

To work as an English teacher in India requires a visa. Currently employment visas are not issued for non-Indian English teachers. However, we can offer you the opportunity to gain teaching experience by taking our Certificate in Teaching Experience (after completing the Cert.TESOL) via our special program. You will be assigned to a mentor and you will receive support to assist in your professional development. You can gain experience teaching various levels of students.

During the internship program, you will receive free accommodation and a living allowance of Rs.15,000/- a month which is sufficient to live comfortably.

This programme is available only to native-speakers of English, who are non-Indian citizens. Once you are accepted on the course, you will be asked if you wish to participate in this programme so that we can provide you with documentation to apply for a one year student visa.

Once you leave Kerala after 1 year, you will have your Trinity Cert. TESOL certificate plus one academic year of teaching experience which will stand you in good stead when applying for the numerous teaching opportunities available in other countries.

Click here to read more about finding work abroad as an Indian citizen.

Kerala Internship Program: All year round

This is an internship with stipends that allows you to stay in India and work on a student visa.

Click here to read more about this internship program in Kerala.

Is it expensive to live in India?

  • If you eat at home then expect to spend about Rs.3000/-  month on food.
  • If you travel by bus twice a day it’s approximately Rs.50 a day.
  • The rest would depend on what your lifestyle is like

Here’s some useful information about prices:

Cinema — about Rs.150

Beer at a normal bar — Rs.120

2 litres of bottled water—Rs.35

Eating at a restaurant (buffet) — Rs.300 to 400

Traditional Kerala meal— Rs.60


There are several options for your stay in Kerala, all of them are…

  • comfortable
  • conveniently-located
  • low-cost

 Click for full accommodation details

Visa support

Oxford TEFL can support you in getting a student visa, which allows you gain practical teaching experience as part of the Certificate in Teaching Experience course (one academic year).

Please ask about this during your interview as Indian consulates may vary their approach to visa issuance.

For more information on visa support, click here.

FRRO and Health Insurance

All the international trainees need to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office within 15 days of their arrival. We will assist you to do this. For those on the Trinity CertTESOL followed by the Teaching Experience course we include a free, comprehensive health insurance with Max BUPA. This is only offered to those making a committment the full one year course. 

What our grads say about Oxford TEFL Kerala


Course was great. Living in the apartment building with other trainees was great. No distractions, very easy to focus and get work done. The Indian students we taught were terrific. I felt like our teaching practice with them made an … Continue reading

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