TEFL Certificate

  • Get an internationally recognized certificate in 4 weeks
  • Over 140 contact hours
  • Accomodation included in price
  • Experience with a variety of levels and ages

TEFL volunteer teach

  • As for the TEFL certification, AND
  • Teaching experience with immediate volunteer placement
  • Assist in the local community
  • Accomodation included in price

Language exchange

  • Experience teaching with all ages and levels
  • Daily Spanish lessons with experienced teachers
  • Total immersion experience with homestays

TEFL Guidelines



International standards for 4 week, on-site TEFL courses díctate a total of at least 120 hours.  The course at Dunham covers that, with an optional opportunity to surpass 160.  There is no international stipulation for the number of hours spent observing veteran teachers, but at Dunham you will spend over 70 hours in actual classroom  settings.  Needless to say, you will be busy.  Here is the course broken down in more detail.

Daily Schedule

  • 2 hours in the morning, 8-10 am, are spent with the teacher trainer learning grammar points and teaching strategies
  • 3.5 hours a day , from 4-7:30 pm, observing, participating and practice teaching in actual classroom settings.
  • About 2 hours of homework, more if lesson planning.


Monthly overview

  • Week one: role of a teacher, language acquisition, basic grammar points, lesson planning, use of material, lesson observation, language and culture.
  • Week two:  classroom management, discipline, attendance, intermediate grammar points, teaching skills, grading, evaluation of students.
  • Week three:  materials and resources when none are available, games, strategies for reading and speaking, test preparation in class.  
  • Week four:  strategies for teaching children, games, classroom management, discipline, motivational skills, student participation, homework, classroom dynamics.