Teach online or in-class with a bli TEFL certificate.

Now available - we've launched our online blended TEFL course. Same quality, same tutors, different space.                                                                                              And, for those who prefer to study in their own time, there is the option of a self-paced TEFL course, with really good package on offer here.

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2020 TEFL course dates!


31 August - 25 September 2020 - Lockdown permitting

07 December 2020 - 15 January 2021 (with a two-week break) - Lockdown permitting




Blended online TEFL course dates

Virtual classroom course




Blended onlineTEFL courses:

17 August - 9 October 2020

Self-paced online TEFL course

Is your schedule too hectic for the blended course? Then sign up for our self-paced online course - any time, anywhere, at your convenience.  

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!

Course fees


120 hour, full-time in-class course:

2020: ZAR 9500 


Course fees include tuition, observed teaching practice, course manual, excursion entrance fee, caring and helpful staff as well as tea and coffee at bli. The fun is FREE!

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What you should expect from a TEFL course at bli.

Exploration and interaction

We practice what we preach, so don’t expect to be lectured or spoon-fed. Not much, anyway. We believe in that fundamental element of successful education, elicitation. During the course we interact constantly, discussing and sharing views on education, language learning, planning, grammar, the origins of English, 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. You don't learn from people you don't like. 


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 teach at the drop of a hat, or to plan to teach the next day. It could be a five-minute micro lesson, a half hour grammar point or a 90-minute conversation class. 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.