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Learn from Industry Experts at IH Barcelona

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Combine Your CELTA with the IH ELT Conference in Barcelona

When you take your CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) in the months of January and February at the highly regarded IH Barcelona you will also have the unique opportunity to attend one of the best English Language Teaching (ELT) conferences of the year. This two-day event filled with interesting and relevant workshops, delivered by some of the leading voices in the English language teaching world, gives you the chance to gain experience and knowledge from expert trainers. This year the conference is held in beautiful Barcelona and offers a line of talks with the IATEFL LTSIG the learning technologies special interest group, giving you an invaluable insight into how to incorporate learning technologies into your lessons. CELTA is one of only two internationally recognised qualifications for English language teaching.

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What Are the Course Dates?

You can take your CELTA course in Barcelona and learn to become and English language teacher on the following course dates:

15th January to 9th February 2018
19th Februaray to 16th March 2018

The course price is A?1690 but with Cactus you will receive an exclusive 190 Euro discount on the cost of the course until the end of 2017.

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When is the ELT Conference?

The ELT Conference at IH Barcelona is 9th 10th February. You can combine either of the two courses with the conference to ensure you maximise your opportunities by networking with industry experts. This is a great way to discover more about the industry and explore your employment options. You will receive a 10% discount on the cost of joining the conference too!

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Is TEFL Right for You?

Find out if you have what it takes to become an English language teacher with our TEFL Eligibility Test. A quick way to see if you have the basic requirements for teaching English abroad or in the UK.

Get Qualified with Cactus TEFL

If you are not yet qualified as an English language teacher but would like to find out more click here. Cactus offers CELTA and TESOL courses in various locations across London and the UK, and the rest of the world. To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thinking of Leaving the UK?

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Move Abroad with a TEFL Course

With the uncertainty created by the Brexit result many people are considering moving to Europe, or perhaps even further afield. One of the easiest ways to secure work abroad is to teach English as a foreign language. This skill can take you anywhere, from Madrid to Milan, Sydney to Singapore. Cactus Language offers the two official, internationally recognised English language teaching qualifications, the Cambridge CELTA and the Trinity TESOL, in more than 80 cities across the world.

Legal Rights

There will be no changes to the freedom of movement and working and living rights of British people in the 27 EU member states for a minimum of two years. A clear message has also been sent out by Boris Johnson “EU citizens living in this country will have their rights fully protected, and the same goes for British citizens living in the EU. British people will still be able to go and work in the EU; to live; to travel; to study; to buy homes and to settle down.”

Supply and Demand

Demand for English language teachers remains high and teaching English gives you a variety of options. You can use the qualification as part of a short term plan to live and work in abroad until your local language skills have improved. Or you can make English language teaching part of a longer term plan which could lead to roles in publishing, school management, corporate training, examining among many others. Cactus has selected 7 of our best offers for 2016:

1. Cadiz, Spain

5-week Trinity CertTESOL course
Early booking discount, save 100 EUR
Only 1400 EUR (normally 1500 EUR)
Throughout 2016

2. Budapest Celta, Hungary

4-week Celta
Save A?100 on the course when you pay 5 weeks in advance
Only A?899 (normally A?999)
Throughout 2016

3. Prague, Czech Republic

4-week Trinity CertTESOL
Save 100 EUR if you pay in full 2 months in advance
Only 1,300 EUR (normally 1,400 EUR)
Throughout 2016

4. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

4-week Celta plus 4 weeks volunteering
This amazing price includes course, accommodation and volunteering
Only 1,980 USD
Throughout 2016

5. Rome, Italy

4-week Trinity CertTESOL
Pay 3 months in advance and pay only 1,499 EUR
Throughout 2016

6. Valencia, Spain

4-week Celta
New lower course price
Only 1,450 EUR
Throughout 2016

7. Barcelona, Spain

4-week Trinity CertTESOL
Save 100 EUR if you pay in full 2 months in advance
Only 1,400 EUR
Throughout 2016

Contact Us

Cactus also offers CELTA and TESOL courses in various locations across London and the UK. To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
 

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Cactus TEFL Scholarship Winner

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Cactus TEFL Scholarship Winner

Through the Suzanne Furstner Prize Cactus TEFL is giving away a TESOL course in London or a CELTA course in Bogota, Colombia and we have now chosen our TEFL scholarship winner and runner-up! Our entrants were asked to make a short video explaining why they want to become an English language teacher. We received a number of fantastic entries and everyone who entered demonstrated varied and genuine reasons for wanting to become an English teacher. There were a number of inspirational entries which were selected for our top 6 finalists’ list.

The Winner

There can only be one winner and the video we chose was from Lauren, from the UK. You can watch Lauren’s video here. Lauren will take her competition prize of a free TEFL course in either London or Bogota, Colombia.

We have also chosen one runner-up and that is Kinga from Hungary. Kinga’s video can be found here. Kinga will receive a discount on any TEFL course offered by Cactus TEFL and the Cactus TEFL online course.

Congratulations to both our winner and runner-up and thank you to everyone who participated in our competition!

Suzanne Furstner Prize

This annual prize gives aspiring English language teachers from all the world the chance to win a TEFL course. The Suzanne Furstner Scholarship was set up in 2006 in memory of our much-loved colleague Suzanne. To date, we have sent winners to take CELTA and TESOL courses in centres all over the world.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Cactus TEFL Scholarship Finalists

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Cactus TEFL Scholarship Finalists

Through the Suzanne Furstner Prize Cactus TEFL is giving away a TESOL course in London or a CELTA course in Bogota, Colombia and we have selected our finalists! Our entrants were asked to make a short video explaining why they want to become an English language teacher, to give them the opportunity of winning a course that will equip them with the skills and confidence needed to launch a career in English language teaching.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We had some fantastic, inspiring entries from all over the world and have selected our top 6 finalists which you can see below. The winner will be announced on Friday 3rd June 2016.

The Finalists

Check our finalists’ videos here:

Lauren from the UK

Kinga from Hungary

Asma from Tunisia

Constantin from Cameroon

Helen from the Ukraine

David from Senegal

Suzanne Furstner Prize

This annual prize gives aspiring English language teachers from all the world the chance to win a TEFL course. The Suzanne Furstner Scholarship was set up in 2006 in memory of our much-loved colleague Suzanne. To date, we have sent winners to take CELTA and TESOL courses in centres all over the world.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Teacher Training with Erasmus Plus Funding

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Teacher Training with Erasmus Plus Funding

If youa��re a French, Spanish or German teacher what better way to improve your language teaching skills than to take a fully funded trip abroad? (Preferably somewhere nice and sunny)

Erasmus Plus Funding is the European Uniona��s initiative to increase skills and employability through training and education. The programme includes teacher training and is available to language teachers all over Europe. Cactus Language can arrange French, German and Spanish teacher training courses that are funded by Erasmus Plus Funding. The purpose of the Erasmus Plus funding is to fulfil the goal that every EU citizen should be able to speak a minimum of two foreign languages, with the aim of creating an international work force that can be fully mobilised. The EU will fund this training, learning and travel, on the basis of certain criteria being met. The EPF calls this a�?Mobility for School Staffa��.

Funding Teacher Training

Erasmus + Funding will fund the professional development of teachers and school staff on training programmes abroad. This includes structured courses, training events, job shadowing and observations. Schools need to apply on behalf of the school staff. Applications will normally be submitted either by the Head of Languages or Head of Learning and Development at the school.

Funding for teacher training courses abroad is given if the training develops teaching skills in a way that cannot be achieved at home. For language training this is easy to demonstrate as courses typically promote immersion in the language (improving language skills) and promote familiarisation with the latest cultural trends through presence in the country, in addition to expanding the teachera��s knowledge of teaching materials and methodologies. Training courses from two days to two months can be fully funded.

How to Apply

1. Check your school is registered with the British Council and has a reference number.
2. Map your schoola��s European Development Plan with the European Objectives
3. Register your school with ECAS a�� European Commission Authentication Service
4. Register yourself on the Participant Portal a�� you will received a unique ID code
5. Complete and submit the Mobility of School Staff Application eForm

British Council Erasmus Plus
10, Spring Gardens
UK-London SW1A 2BN
Telephone British Council
E-mail British Council

Application Deadline

All applications for 2016 funding must be received by 19th May 2016. Teacher Training Courses can be undertaken from June until December 2016.

Are there Funding Limits?

Your school can apply for the total amount needed. This will cover all training identified in your development plan, and the funding will cover course fee, travel, accommodation, and living expenses for the duration of the training course.

What if my School has not Applied?

If your school hasna��t applied you still have until the 19th May 2016 to persuade your Head to take advantage of this funding. If this does not materialise and you still wish to take a teacher refresher course abroad then Cactus offers courses for French, German and Spanish in locations across France, Germany, and Spain for unfunded individuals.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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