Study, Teach, Travel. Learn to teach English as a Foreign Language in central Europe!
The Global English Teaching (GET) Academy is a world-class provider of initial teacher training for teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). We look to provide educational leadership in the field of English language teaching through our specially developed TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL) Program. The organisation aims to change the face of English language teaching around the world by promoting a holistic approach to language teaching and learning based on the development of social and communicative competences in an immersive learning environment. Our course leads the way in Initial Teacher Training for students of TEFL by putting theory into practice in real Austrian classrooms, while connecting English teachers with Austrian children through project-based cultural and linguistic exchange.
TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL) Program
As a validated course provider for the Trinity College London CertTESOL, the GET Academy provides a quality teacher training experience to applicants from around the world which they will cherish for the rest of their life. The GET Academy trains applicants to become the best possible EFL teachers they can be, while also giving them the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young learners by promoting language learning, social skills, and cultural exchange between English-speakers and Austria. Every year we want to bring hundreds of native-level, English-speaking applicants into Austrian classrooms and we want to ensure every single one of them leaves as a qualified, high class, EFL Teacher who has impacted the life of an Austrian learner.
The course is a 3 month, entry-level EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teaching placement which aims to provide you with a strong set of practical teaching skills to aid in the sound application of contemporary language teaching methodologies. The vocational nature of the course means there is a strong focus on practical classroom experience. While participating on the course, you will visit dozens of Austrian schools, teach hundreds of students and accrue over 300 hundred hours of teaching practice with real students.
As the course is run in partnership with Trinity College London and in accordance with the Austrian national curriculum for English, upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded not one but two teaching certifications, the TEFL-YL Certificate and the globally-recognised Trinity CertTESOL, meaning participants will be equipped with the skills and qualifications necessary to secure an EFL teaching post anywhere in the world!
Benefits of doing the course with GET Academy include:
• Highly qualified and experienced Course Tutors
• Academic Staff all have EFL experience
• Accommodation provided
• A wide mix of international native English speaking staff, creating a fantastic, lively and friendly atmosphere
• A range of academic resources
• Extensive support to see you through the course
• Fantastic opportunities for employment, after successful completion of the course, globally.
• One of the most widely recognised and highly regarded qualifications in the industry.
• Regulated by Ofqual.
• Real Austrian Classrooms
GET Academy TEFL (Trinity CertTESOL) Program will help you to:
• Develop classroom management skills
• Plan, prepare and practice lessons, games and activities
• Analyse needs and understand levels
• Understand the roles of both the teacher and the learner
• Teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
• Understand and use teaching methodologies, ideas, and techniques
• Evaluate authentic and published materials
• Teach English grammar and vocabulary
• Correct errors and give feedback
• Teach receptive skills and productive skills
• Use and develop materials and aids for teaching English
• Find work abroad
Course Entry requirements
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A fully-intensive, classroom based program.
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The BEST thing you will do with your year
- UK – 31 January 2019
- Completed the course in July 2018
Whatever your age, whatever your experience and whatever your educational past may be, this course will give you the experience and expertise to become the best EFL Teacher you can be. Gaining over 300 hours of teaching experience, living in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and also getting to share the incredible experience with other Student Teachers, some of whom will very quickly become life long friends, is a life-changing experience.
I arrived in Austria in February 2018 having taught EFL a handful of times, and having completed a few TEFL certificates in the UK. To say you’re thrown in at the deep-end is an understatement. Teaching students within 10 days of arriving in Austria and barely having begun your studies is daunting, but there lies the beauty of project weeks. You begin a new chapter every week, and can learn and grow as a teacher from your previous week’s mistakes. You will be too harsh one week, you’ll be too laid back another, you can have a class who don’t have any interest in English one week, then the next you’ll have students bringing in books they’ve written in English in their spare time the next week. Every week holds a new and exciting adventure, sure, you probably won’t love every minute of it, but in hindsight you will appreciate every class you have ever taught, as in one way or another, they shaped you into the teacher you are today.
I can not recommend this program highly enough, if you’re willing to work hard, want to become an EFL Teacher, or improve your Teaching skills, this course is perfect for you!
A great opportunity to train as a teacher, gain classroom experience, and see Austria
- 30 January 2019
- Completed the course in February 2018
I took part part in ABCi’s (now Global English Teaching Academy) August – February program in 2017-2018. I had just completed a Masters program in history, and was interested in teaching, travelling, and learning languages. The experience I had was, on the whole, fantastic. Since completion, I have been teaching ESL in China. In this time I have benefited from the experience and instruction I received at ABCi, and I would definitely recommend it to others.
The two aspects of the program that really set it apart are: 1) the quality of the feedback, training, and methodologies taught; and 2: the classroom experience. To the first point, the course tutors I had were consistently experienced, thoughtful, and engaging instructors. An emphasis on Task Based Learning, CLIL, and generally communicative, student-centered teaching was central to both our teacher training and the content we delivered in the classroom. The senior teachers are supportive and understanding. The overall rigour struck me as substantially higher than comparable TEFL courses with which I’m familiar, but student teachers who struggled with the coursework were well provided with support and guidance.
The impact of the training and instruction itself was greatly magnified by the opportunity to put it into practice every day in diverse classroom settings. There is no real substitute for being thrown in the classroom and teaching, and ABCi offered the support and structure to enable prospective teachers to experience this without undue stress. Teachers learn, practice, and execute day and week long immersion programs at various schools, generally working with two classes of students (each for half the school day). The vast majority of students are eager and intrinsically motivated to develop their English, all the more so given the dynamic teaching style fostered by the organization. While the first few weeks are, invariably, quite rough for many, the benefits of plunging into the classroom and learning how to manage, engage, and instruct students soon become clear.
Among the greatest appeals of learning to teach in this manner is the broad range of classroom environments one encounters. Over my time with ABCi, I taught students from kinder to high school ages and from low A1 to high B2 CEFR levels. I taught in rural, urban, and alpine environments, in schools in Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. In the space of two weeks, I went from teaching in an isolated mountain town in Carinthia — where students and teachers spoke a highly localized dialect of Southern Austro-Bavarian, hardly intelligible to outsiders– to an urban Polytechnische Schule with immigrants whose first languages ranged from Serbian to Dari.
I lived at all three campuses, and found the accommodations largely satisfactory. At the outset of my time there some logistical issues regarding food vouchers occurred, though these were ultimately resolved. Each location offers fantastic opportunities to travel independently on top of what you do in going from school to school. The communal spaces will, ultimately, be what you and your fellow teachers make of them. The vast majority of Austrians I met were incredibly welcoming, and each location offers unique opportunities to experience different aspects of local Austrian culture, from Krampus and Christmas Markets to Fasching. Even waking up at the crack of dawn to drive to some far-off school is made considerably more agreeable by the consistently breathtaking landscapes one gets to see at sunrise.
The course is by no means a breeze. Teaching a full school day, then attending input sessions, and finally settling down to attend to coursework can all add up– particularly if you don’t manage your time well. You will no doubt frequently avail yourself of the coffee and pastries generously offered in most Austrian faculty rooms. But you will also find ample support from your course-tutors, senior teachers, and of course your fellow student-teachers, who will all be in the same boat.
In short, if your interested in rigorous teacher training, extensive and varied classroom experience, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and scenery of Austria, I would strongly recommend this program.
- 29 January 2019
- Completed the course in July 2018
If you’re interested in beginning an EFL career this is a good place to begin.
The hours of teaching practice really can’t be gotten anywhere else.
The course is well run. There are some bottleneck moments with the assignments but it’s manageable.
Accommodation is shared this has pros and cons.