TEFL Teacher Training

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

bli trains future teachers!

We offer an excellent, 120 hour, full-time in-class TEFL course designed with the practicalities of teaching people from different cultures in mind.


The course covers all relevant aspects of teaching such as

  • lesson preparation
  • classroom management
  • grammar and phonology
  • teaching practice and observation
  • student profiles
  • teaching techniques
  • language awareness
  • course material
  • assessment and feedback
  • and many more.

We focus on ensuring that trainees  acquire the real skills they need to teach in the often difficult circumstances they may face in the EFL/ESL industry. Our school has developed a reputation for excellence in this field, with a course founded on interaction, creativity and elicitation rather than lecturing. Find out what our former students say about becoming and being an EFL teacher.

General Information

  • Maximum 14 students per class, with a minimum of six
  • Classes run Mondays - Fridays, 8:30 - 15:30/16:00

2020 TEFL course dates

2020 in-class courses are currently on hold, due to the lockdown measures applied to combat COVID-19 in South Africa.


  • 100% attendance is mandatory
  • National Senior certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • 60% pass in bli English usage test


  1. Complete an English language usage test at Bay Language Institute.
  2. Apply for the course once you pass this test.
  3. Pay the deposit - only then can your enrolment on a course be confirmed.

We operate on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.


Course Lessons/week Minimum weeks Rate
Full-time, in-class, 4 week/120 hour TEFL/TESOL course  30  

2020: ZAR 9500