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Our support for you will enable you to enjoy and make the most of this teaching experience, To benefit from our support, and to make a difference in schools you will need:

  • 2 week minimum placement

  • To be a first, or native Language English speaker, or have a good command of spoken English

2-4 Weeks Teacher / Coach Volunteering

To support your confidence and knowledge base in teaching English, we ask you to complete a 20 hour TEFL basics course before joining us, which is explained here.

The cost, before discount is £45, which you may find out more about here

5-12 Weeks Teacher / Coach Volunteering

  • a Level 2 Course (or its equivalent) completed to a level 2 equivalent before you join us in Sri Lanka. (The Level 3 course allows you to step up to a Level 5 course should you wish to, rather than begin form the start again).

13 - 26 Weeks:Teacher / Coach Volunteering

  • a 150 hour Level 4 course (or its equivalent).

Study Your TESOL with us

We are partnered with Global English (GE) who provide our TESOL courses..

You may study with any TESOL  provider you wish, provided you have completed your studies before joining us.

If you are considering a TESOL Career, or simply hoping to use TESOL to travel you should consider studying either a GE Level 3 course (which gives access to the  GE Level 5 course), or a GE 250 hour Level 5 course. You may also study their equivalents with any TESOL provider of your choice.

If you choose the GE, you will need to complete the Level 2 before joining us in Sri Lanka. We have partnered with Global English as the qualifications are fully accredited, reasonably priced, and fully supported by us, and GE. If you hope to make teaching TESOL a career, or a way to move around the world, then we recommend the Level 5 course.

GE offer a 10% discount to those applying with the TESOL Voucher code: GAFV.

If you wish to be assessed and supported on the GE 20 hours certificated Practical Teaching compnent, which will enhance your future employability, we are able to do so for those staying longer than 13 weeks at the cost of this course, plus £180 for our observation, and management.

Anyone wishing to stay up to 24 weeks will have to sit this practical course, and upon successful completion of the course will be reimbursed £120 of the cost of the 20 hour observed Practical teaching component.

If you choose to stay with us for 1 year, you will also be reimbursed 50% of the cost you paid to TGE for the 20 Hour Practical Teaching course.


Level 5

250 Hour TESOL

One of the most advanced entry-level courses it is possible to take online. For superior training and a prestigious qualifications, look no further.

This 250 hour course, will set you apart when applying for TESOL posts worldwide. Combined with GE’s 20 hour additional Practicum, and experience with GAFV and Elmdene Language Academy, you will set yourself apart in the field.

See more and enrol, quoting GAFV at checkout for your 10% discount:

This affordable Level 5 course, complemented with Global English’s 20 hour teaching course – 6 hours observed at Elmdene Language Academy – and a successful 6 month’s volunteer teaching will open doors for you to be considered for work at many English language colleges across the globe, including at our linked language college and other partners in Sri Lanka for the following year.