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If you are an English language teacher, teaching in Europe, you can apply to the European Union for a grant of up to 1700 euros to attend any of the TEFL London teacher training courses. There are 2 different grants available: Comenius and Grundtvig and they are designed to assist you with course and accommodation fees.
How do I choose?
Both funding activities are available to teachers/teacher trainers who wish to develop their teaching and methodology skills in another country.
Comenius funding is available to primary and secondary school language teachers.
Grundtvig funding is available to teachers within adult education.
How can I apply?
1 Select your teacher training course and start date
3When we receive your application form, we will contact you by email to arrange a face-to-face or a Skype interview with a senior member of our training team.
4 In the interview you will discuss language teaching and learning, your motivations and expectations. You will be asked to discuss questions about how the English language works. These are designed to raise your awareness of what to expect on the course. It is not a test as such and you do not need to prepare for this.
You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the course. It is a two-way interview: we need to be sure that we do not offer a place to - and accept money from - someone who we feel does not have a good chance of passing the course, and you need to be sure that you are investing your time and money in the right place. The interview lasts approximately 25 minutes.
5You will be sent an email the day after the interview confirming whether you have been offered a place (or explaining why you have not). The email contains information regarding the pre-course task, travel, accommodation, welfare and payment.
a) If your chosen course is available, we will send you a letter confirming your provisional registration and the course reference number.
b) If your chosen course is fully subscribed, we will write to you with alternative start dates.
6 Apply for a grant for the course:
a) Contact the National Agency, in your country of residence, for an application form (you can request the form by post or download it from their website).
b) Find out the registration deadline from the national agency.
c) Complete National Agency’s application form quoting the course reference number and send it back to your national agency before their deadline.
7 If your national agency approves your application, please inform TEFL London immediately (by email, Skype or telephone) so that we can continue with your enrolment process.
8 Your place will be reserved until 5 weeks before the start of the course. You MUST advise us immediately whether your application for funding has been approved or not. You can register at any time after that date if places are still available.
•For more information on course fees and cancellations, please click here.
•Accommodation should be paid in full at least 2 weeks before the start of the course. In case of cancellation with less than 7 days’ notice, one week’s cancellation fee is applicable.
•IMPORTANT: We respond to all applications within 24 hours. Please check your junk/spam folder if you have not received a response from us.