English Access Gauteng – EAG is one of the leading language schools in Johannesburg. Today we have students from all over the world, Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and the Middle East, who come to learn English in the friendly atmosphere of the Field and Study Centre in Parkmore, Sandton. Our classrooms look onto a beautiful park with open fields and majestic trees and during break students relax with tea and coffee and enjoy the tranquil environment.
We have grown from a school which focused solely on teaching EFL English to foreigners into a respected multi-language school. We also run TEFL courses, which train people to teach English to foreign learners, and we offer a wide range of foreign language courses including Portuguese and Zulu.
EFL- English as a Foreign Language
The EAG Certificate Course in EFL will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to the level of proficiency required for further academic studies or entry into the business environment. Learning to speak English fluently will enable you to interact with confidence in all social contexts.
Our classes are based on the internationally recognized Headway books from Oxford University Press. The programme is divided into six levels of English proficiency, namely Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.
The intensive English course is 8 weeks long (120 hours) and runs every day from Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 12h30. There is also a more intensive course which runs from Monday to Thursday from 9h00 to 15h00 and on Fridays from 9h00 to 12h30. For the students who don’t want a full-time course, we have a part-time course which is only 3 times
a week from 9h00 – 12h30.
TEFL stands for teaching English as a foreign language. A TEFL course equips you to pass on English language skills to foreign students.
What opportunities are there for TEFL qualified teachers? With English firmly established as the leading world language, it has become essential for anyone wanting to operate in an international context to upgrade their skills. This has resulted in a huge demand for English tuition worldwide.
Many TEFL teachers working abroad find employment in private language schools, where they teach English to teenagers and adults as well as giving private lessons. Others find jobs in state schools, where they teach groups of children of school-going age. Once students have successfully completed the course, English Access puts them in touch with agents who help qualified TEFL teachers find jobs and accommodation in foreign countries.
As well as opportunities for TEFL teachers overseas, there is a need for them in SA. Many foreigners move to SA and learn English once they are here, while working or before starting their studies. Family members accompanying them also have the need to learn English.
In SA, there a numerous private language schools who require staff, as well as the possibility of becoming established as a private teacher. Second language speakers also benefit enormously from courses designed for foreigners as they provide them with a thoroughly systematic way of learning English, so the TEFL approach makes teachers far more effective when passing on language skills to local students too.