Take your TESOL teacher training course in vibrant Leipzig, Germany

and travel the world opening up infinite opportunities!

Live teaching practice with real students!

About Your TESOL Course

Lingua Leipzig’s four week, 120-hour TESOL course in Leipzig, Germany is an intensive program consisting of both theoretical and practical components.

The TESOL/TEFL Certification Course includes intensive and comprehensive instruction in ESL methodologies, lesson planning, and job search skills.
Student teachers also complete written assignments, classroom observation and 6-8 hours of teaching practice with actual ESL students.

As an Lingua school we have over 20 years of experience teaching language, as well as the latest up-to-date books, materials and technology which all trainees have access to. All trainers in the TESOL course have at least five years of teaching experience and will help you with all your questions.

At the end of your course, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate and job-seeking assistance.

Course Dates for Leipzig, Germany

  • 2022

    • September 5th – September 30th
    • November 21st – December 16th
  • 2023

    • March 6th – March 31st 
    • September 4th – September 29th
    • November 27th – December 22nd

Deposit: 500€*
Balance: 950€

Total: 1450€

The course fees include all materials and moderation.
Transport and accommodations are not included in the price.

You can pay by either bank transfer or cash.

*Deposits are non-refundable. Please see our terms and conditions for more details

Germany in general and the city of Leipzig offer a wide range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options.
You can choose from a great variety of hotels, hostels or guest houses in the heart of the city.
All accommodations offer the highest standard in terms of cleanliness and service, are well-furnished, and conveniently located in and around the city center. Once you register, we will send you a list of recommended accommodations.

Costs for accommodations in Leipzig may vary depending on the hotel/hostel/guest house and time.
Please check the dates and prices before your arrival.
We recommend arriving at least 1 or 2 days before the start of your course.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your accommodation options.

The accommodation fee is not included in the course fee.

You will learn about the requirements necessary to teach English as a freelancer in Germany and tips on how to navigate German bureaucracy. We will help you adapt your résumé and provide you with a list of schools you can send your application to in Leipzig and Germany.

Once you graduate, you will have access to life-long job-seeking assistance through our TEFL International network in over 20 countries.

Visas

Participants from EU countries do not need a visa to attend the course in Germany. Participants from Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand can attend the course on a 90 day tourist visa, which is issued automatically upon arrival in Germany.

Participants from most other countries must apply for a visa. When booking your course, please consider that you will need to allow enough time for visa processing. Check with your local German Embassy for detailed information on obtaining the necessary visa. Once you have paid your deposit, please email tesol@inlingua-leipzig.de and we will issue a confirmation letter that you will need for your visa appointment.

If you want to work abroad, you will need a work permit, depending on your citizenship and in which country you want to work. If you want to stay in Germany, you will need make an appointment at the local Foreigner Authority Office (Ausländerbehörde). We suggest making the appointment as soon as you are in Germany.

Who is TESOL for?
TESOL is not only for native speakers. Many trainees are speakers of other languages with a high level of proficiency in English. All participants must have a good command of the English language.

This is an entry level course, designed for anyone who would like to teach English and has little to no experience teaching. TESOL is recognized throughout the world by companies and organisations that employ English language teachers. Candidates come from all walks of life.

Whether a younger university graduate or a professional looking for a change of career, TESOL allows successful graduates the opportunity to teach English as a foreign language in any country, short or long term. 

Candidates should be at least 18 years old.

What are the course hours and workload like?
The course is very intensive. It runs over fours weeks, from Monday to Friday. Teaching practice takes place in the late afternoon, followed by a feedback session.
You can expect to be in the training center from 9:00 until 15:00 on most days, until 18:30 when there is teaching practice and, on a few occasions, until 19:30 for classroom observation of experienced teachers.

Can you help with accommodation?
You will receive a list of recommended accommodations upon registration.

Do you provide job assistance?
Lingua Leipzig will provide all participants with job-seeking assistance. However, we can’t guarantee that you’ll find a job right after the completion of the course. We will help you look for and choose the right offers and will give you advice on how to present yourself correctly in order to get your dream job. All of our experienced teachers will support you throughout your stay.

Do I need health and travel insurance?
It is the responsibility of each trainee to insure that they have adequate insurance to cover the duration of their stay in Germany before leaving their country of residence.

What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL?

There is basically no difference. It’s just a different nomenclature. TESOL stands for “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages” and TEFL means “Teaching English as a Foreign Language”

Is TESOL Leipzig accredited??

All TEFL International courses are validated and credit-bearing by Lamar University (USA), the Paris College of International Education (France), and Siam Technology College (Thailand).

Each student receives an official transcript from the Paris College of International Education with their TEFL International Certificate.

The Rector of the Paris Academy, Rector of the Ile-de-France academic region has approved PARIS COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION as a higher education establishment. Therefore, Paris College of International Education is a virtual college recognized by the Paris Academy as degree-granting.

Through the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region 1979, degrees from PCIE will be recognized by nations around the world.

 

 

Lamar University, established in 1923, is a public university in Beaumont, Texas and is part of the Texas State University system. Lamar University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

What is included in the price?

  • 4-week internationally recognized and accredited TESOL course
  • All course materials
  • Lifetime job assistance worlwide
  • Job guidance and interview skills lesson
  • Access to school materials and resources (WIFI, printing/scanning/copy, Library, smartboards, projectors, laptops, cd-players)
  • Post-course assistance

What is your refund policy?
You can find more about our refund policy here.

Lamar University & Paris College of International Education

All TEFL International courses are validated and credit-bearing by Lamar University (USA), the Paris College of International Education (France), and Siam Technology College (Thailand).

Each student receives an official transcript from the Paris College of International Education with their TEFL International Certificate.

The Rector of the Paris Academy, Rector of the Ile-de-France academic region has approved PARIS COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION as a higher education establishment. Therefore, Paris College of International Education is a virtual college recognized by the Paris Academy as degree-granting.

Through the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region 1979, degrees from PCIE will be recognized by nations around the world.

 

 

Lamar University, established in 1923, is a public university in Beaumont, Texas and is part of the Texas State University system. Lamar University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact us for more details!

The TESOL certificate is an entry level certificate to teaching English as a foreign language. You do not need any previous teaching experience. Trainees do, however, need a minimum level of C1 in English to participate. If you are an experienced teacher, this course can also be of benefit, though please remember it is geared towards beginners.

Deposits are non-refundable.

If you decide not to attend and have not yet started your course, you are not obligated to pay the balance of €950,00. If you have already paid the balance, but decide to leave the course before completion, you will not receive a refund.

All cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to tesol@inlingua-leipzig.de. Your deposit remains valid for a year if you decide to attend a later TESOL course. Any change in this regard must be made in writing at least two weeks before your planned course start.

Covid-19: We have enacted a zero penalty course transfer policy to help all of our students who need to change their course date and take a future class with us if travel is restricted due to border shutdowns. While TESOL Leipzig is not responsible for airfare fees and course cancelations due to travel restrictions, we will allow all of our students to change their registration to a future course with us at no extra charge. Students can move their deposits at any time and to any course if government restrictions make travel impossible. 

You can find more details in our terms and conditions.

 

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Our Course- An Overview

Teaching Practice Lessons

This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.

Student Profile Project

For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.

Foreign Language Experience

During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.

Teaching Techniques

This component of the course covers areas such as:

Lesson planning
Classroom management
Establishing rapport
Discipline in the classroom
Managing equipment and teaching aids
Creating materials
Correction techniques
Evaluation and testing
Teaching vocabulary
Teaching grammar
Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening)
Teaching productive skills (speaking and writing)
Games in the classroom
Songs in the classroom
Teaching beginner students
Teaching individual students

Language Awareness

This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.

This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.

Creative Materials Project

All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.

Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.

Leipzig, Germany

A Vibrant City

With a history going back almost 1,000 years, Leipzig has earned more than a few claims to fame – as a city of music (Bach, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, and Schumann), of commerce and trade fairs, of heroes, as the site of the Peaceful Revolution, as Little Paris, as Athens on the River Pleisse, and as the Venice of the North.

Leipzig is surrounded by numerous lakes, green areas and parks conveniently located near the city center. Relax on the Sachsenbrücke in Clara-Zetkin Park, a popular spot for locals to meet up with friends and enjoy the sun and street performances.

Leipzig is also known for having one of the oldest universities in Germany. Great minds such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Nietzsche studied here.

Keeping the historical tradition alive, Leipzig still hosts many trade fairs, such as the International Book Fair in March. It is also home to Europe’s biggest Wave Gothic Festival (WGT), which takes place around Pentecost, in May or June.

More information on Leipzig:
City of Leipzig or
Leipzig brochure (English)

Testimonials

"I highly recommend gettting the TEFL/TESOL certification in Leipzig, Germany. The teachers at Lingua are very professional and understanding. It's a wonderful atmosphere, and the city is full of magical European charm. The course truly prepares you to confidently teach others English as a second language."

– Jaime Kersnason, student, USA

"Well structured course with highly skilled and knowledgeable staff and faculty. Gives a new teacher a good foundation to build a teaching career."

– Huck Krueger, student, USA

"The Lingua course is four weeks, 5 days a week and quite intense. I got to teach seven classes, and recieved feedback on each one. A certificate from Lingua means something. "

– Michael Iacca, student, USA

“This course at Lingua Leipzig was one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences of my life. It is a lot of work, but the instructors are there to help you every step of the way. From teaching ideas to very insightful critiques on technique, they’ve prepared me for teaching in ways I don’t think even they know.”

-Stanley C. Paul II

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  • the history of Germany

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  • living and travelling in Germany

  • information about Saxony and Leipzig

  • helpful information for your stay in Leipzig

  • 5 classroom tips

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