Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

R13 727

Do you want to gain the skills to teach English as a second or foreign language, earn an income from the comfort of your own home working flexible hours or use your skills to travel and teach English overseas? Then sign up for a TEFL certificate through Stellenbosch University’s Language Centre.

Whether you are new to teaching or an experienced teacher already, our TEFL course will teach you everything you need to know to manage your classroom and create a fun, interactive and rich learning experience for your students at home or abroad. We have also added a module that teaches you the skills to take your English teaching lessons online.

You will receive a certificate of competence for this 120-hour TEFL short course once you have successfully completed both the theoretical and practical components.

2024 course dates

This course is presented full time and part time throughout the year.

TEFL (full time):
Face-to-face instruction and teaching practice.
8 hours/day; 5 days/week; 4 weeks.

  • Full-time offering 1: 22 April – 17 May 2024 (register by 17 April)
  • Full-time offering 2: 18 November – 13 December 2024 (register by 13 November)

TEFL (part time):
Online instruction and face-to-face teaching practice.
2 hours/day; 2 days/week; 12 weeks.

  • Part-time offering 1: 29 January – 12 April (register by 24 January )
  • Part-time offering 2: 20 May – 9 August (register by 15 May)
  • Part-time offering 3: 19 August – 4 November  (register by 14 August)
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2023 Information guide

TEFL Trainers

Our presenters are qualified and experienced TEFL trainers who will guide you on your journey to becoming an English as a second language (ESL) teacher.


We present this 120-hour TEFL short course as a full-time, 4-week face-to face course in Stellenbosch or as a 12-week, part-time online course. The practical component will take place in Stellenbosch.

Any questions?

E-mail Fatima Halday at fhalday@sun.ac.za.

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