TEFL company offers chance to teach in Eastern Europe, with free accommodation and meals
If the option of a travel-filled summer is out of the question for financial reasons, then one company is offering a way in which to help cure your wanderlust without necessarily requiring deep pockets.
PremierTEFL is offering free Teaching English as a Foreign Language courses across Eastern and Central Europe.
Also offered are tours of the local area, transport from the airport to the school, observed teaching hours, as well as the TEFL course itself.
Managing Director Rosanna Belmonte said the Irish-based company had already received applications from the UK, US, and Australia.
She said: “Some people got in touch thinking it’s too good to be true, but the truth is that we felt it was important to create a way to open the door to English teaching jobs for people who might have been apprehensive in the past or not been able to afford the training.”
There are a couple of small catches but nothing too serious.
Airfares are not paid for, nor are visas if they are required. All applicants must have travel insurance, pay for any vaccinations they might need, and pay a small deposit that is refunded on completion of the course.
Those signing up are asked to select three programmes they want to go on, one of which has to be in Poland.
Once they arrive, the students will get to do hands-on teaching with business people and younger learners as they try to grapple with the complexities of the English language.