NEW! Grammar booster for English teachers

Launching on 28 January 2019, bli's new grammar refresher course has been designed specifically for English teachers who feel their grammar knowledge might be a little rusty. The course covers a number of key grammar points as well as how to teach grammar without boring students to tears. Book now!

2019 TEFL course dates!

4 - 29 March 2019

6 - 31 May 2019

18 June - 12 July 2019

2 - 27 September 2019

09 December 2019 - 17 January 2020 (with a two-week break)

Grammar course for English teachers
Grammar refresher

The world is waiting for you - become an EFL teacher!






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What is so special about a TEFL course at Bay Language Institute?

bli is a family-owned language school that combines TEFL teacher training with English classes for international students. This means that future English teachers are provided with an insight into the everyday life of a language school from the start, and with hands-on practice teaching from the second week of each course.


We want to give you the best possible preparation for your time as an EFL teacher!

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What you should expect from a TEFL course at bli.

Exploration and interaction

Don’t expect to be lectured. Or spoon-fed. Not much, anyway. We’re teachers, NOT lecturers. During the course we interact constantly, discussing and sharing views on education, language learning, planning, destinations, cultures and more – all under the oversight and expert guidance of an experienced, trained TEFL/TESOL tutor.



We have fun. We laugh. We build relationships. Simply because we know, from years of experience and success, that fun and learning go hand-in-hand.


Hard work

Four weeks is not a lot of time. You’ll need to work hard, so be prepared for late nights preparing for the next day and next week. It’s worth it.


The deep end

You’re here to learn to teach. The best way to do this is to start on day one, or maybe day two. Be prepared to be pushed into the deep end - we’re going to ask you to teach at the drop of a hat, or to plan to teach the next day. It could be a five-minute micro lesson, or a half hour grammar point. You’re going to learn to cope with pressure and have fun while you’re doing so.



Your tutors have a great love for teaching. Revel in it, and take in everything they share with you.



Learn from others: you’ll have the opportunity to observe our own teachers in action, as well as those at a nearby pre-primary school. Watch closely, and remember.



You have to take responsibility for yourself. We can’t earn your salary for you. Be positive, and come with an open mind - it’s wonderful to see how much we can learn from each other.



We’re not going to find your job for you. There is so much opportunity out there, and we’ll share the details of placement organisations and TEFL/TESOL directories we have come to know over the years with you. Do some research, there is so much information available.