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• Would like to teach English as a Foreign Language domestically or abroad
• Are a native or non-native speaker of English who has been teaching English abroad already but need to polish your skills and want to have a TEFL certificate
• Would like to enhance your teaching career by learning about new innovations in the ESL industry and reinforce your communicative teaching skills
The coursework includes 5 modules: Foundations of English Language Learning and Teaching | Lesson Planning and Resources | Teaching the Skills | Facilitating Effective Teaching and Learning | Professional Practice and Development.
Structured studies include: Online coursework | Minimum of 8 hours observing professional teachers | 8 hours minimum of observed and evaluated practice sessions with international students | Native Accent for non-native speakers.
Kaplan, who we are
Kaplan Inc, a a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is one of the world’s leading providers of lifetime education. Kaplan offers a high quality education and student welfare, and has served nearly five million students for 75 years. Here at Kaplan, we are looking to transform lives. A course with Kaplan isn’t just about lessons in the classroom, it’s a life transforming experience, one success story at a time.
The + of our TEFL course
Our Kaplan Teaching English as a Foreign Language course (TEFL) offers you a real-time classroom experience, in an international environment. Our experienced teachers share their expertise with you in this six-week program, utilizing SmartBoards and the latest technology. Our course was designed on teacher feedback, to help you prepare for the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT).
The Boston Fenway Center
We are at the heart of Boston's vibrant college scene yet also only minutes away from countless shopping and dining options, world-class museums and sports facilities. We are steps away from the Famous Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox! At our center students have access to modern facilities including computer labs, free Internet and wireless access, and spacious classrooms.
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Australia: Visa application forms (Confirmation of Enrolment) may not be issued by the school until full payment has been received and the enrolment agreement has been signed and returned. The enrolment agreement includes reference to the pre-departure and grievance procedures information and can be found on our website: www.kaplaninternational.com.
New Zealand: In accordance with government regulations, visa support (Fees Receipt) is only issued by Kaplan when full payment has been received. Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service and can be viewed on their website at: www.immigration.govt.nz.
New Zealand: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at http://www.moh.govt.nz. In addition, The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at http://www.acc.co.nz. Please note that Kaplan’s recommended travel and medical insurance must be booked for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Refunds will be made via the Kaplan representative to whom the fees were originally paid, or to the student’s bank account in the same country in which the fees were originally paid. All refunds will be made within 45 days of written notification. In the event of Kaplan cancelling or terminating a course, a full refund of all unused fees will be made.
Australia: Refunds will be paid within 14 working days of written notification. In accordance with sections 27-31 of ESOS Act 2000, providing the student has not withdrawn before the default day, Kaplan will pay a full refund to the student within 14 days if the course being offered does not commence on the agreed starting day; or the course stops being provided at any time after it starts and before it is completed; or the course is not provided in full to the student because a sanction has been imposed on the college. This agreement, and the availability of complaints and appeals process, does not remove the right of the student to take action under Australia’s customer protection laws.
Canada: A refund will be made less all nonrefundable service charges (airport transfer, courier fees, enrolment fees, medical insurance, accommodation placement fee, administrative fee, etc.) and a CAD100 change fee.
‘Cancellation’ means cancelling a course before the start date of the first course you are attending. Except as provided below for US, New Zealand and the UK, in all other cases where cancellations are made in writing 7 days or more before the arrival date listed on the booking confirmation form, or on written notification of a visa rejection and receipt of relevant supporting documentation, 100% of the tuition and accommodation fees will be refunded, but in all cases, the courier fee, accommodation placement fee (if utilised), enrolment fee (refundable in New Zealand) and any other service charges are nonrefundable. For cancellations and postponements made less than 7 days before the arrival date listed on the booking confirmation form including failure to show up, tuition and accommodation fees will be refunded less one week’s accommodation fee (two weeks’ accommodation fee for hostels and apartments in Australia) and a tuition fee of EUR150, USD200, CAD200, AUD240. In all cases, the courier fee, enrolment fee, accommodation placement fee, medical insurance and any other service charges are nonrefundable. In all cases where a visa or visa support documentation has been issued, the relevant immigration authorities will be informed.
US: ‘Cancellation’ refers to the period up to the start date of the first course you are attending. Cancellations must be made in writing and in these cases, providing the student never attends, 100% of the tuition and accommodation fees will be refunded, less any actual housing costs incurred; in all cases, the courier fee, accommodation placement fee (if utilized), enrolment fee and any other service charges (e.g. airport transfer fee, medical insurance, campus fee, programme supplement fee, etc) are non-refundable up to a maximum charge of USD $500 ($250 in California). Cancellations made prior to the course start date but after arrival in the US on a Kaplan-issued Form I-20, will result in forfeiture of tuition, and any associated accommodation fees, equal to the first 4 weeks or courses between 1-11 weeks and the first 6 weeks for courses 12 weeks or longer.
New Zealand: Tuition (in accordance with the NZQA and Kaplan refund policy):
UK: Visa students: once a CAS number has been issued confirming full time status, no refunds or course cancellations are permissible other than in the instance of visa refusal and subject to meeting the following criteria: the amounts paid will be refunded, less an administration charge of GBP £150 (inc. VAT) (plus any courier and transfer charges) on production of the following documents: (1) an agent certified copy of the visa refusal letter (GV51), (2) an agent certified copy of the student’s passport showing both a photograph and signature; (3) where the payor was not the student, an original authority letter from the student authorising the repayment to the payor and (4) where the student is already in the UK, evidence satisfactory to Kaplan that the student has left the UK. Refunds will only be made under this paragraph if requested in writing with the necessary supporting documents within four weeks after the commencement of the course (published date). In circumstances where an application is refused by UKBA on the grounds of fraudulent documentation or other irregularities, no refunds will be granted in respect of monies paid. Where students are studying on a Student Visitor Visa or a Child Visitor Visa, no refund will be given where the cancellation is received less than 7 days before the programme commencement date. For cancellations which are received 7 days or more before the programme commencement date, 100% of the tuition and accommodation fees will be refunded, but the courier fee, accommodation placement fee and any other service charges will be nonrefundable.
‘Termination’ means stopping or leaving all or part of the course or courses booked, including extensions, once the first course has started. When determining the number of weeks completed, a partial week will be counted as a whole week, provided the student was present at least one day during the scheduled week. Used weeks of discounted tuition and accommodation packages will be charged at the full brochure weekly rate when any refund is calculated.
In all cases additional service charges (eg. airport transfers, courier fees, enrolment fees, medical insurance, accommodation placement fee, programme supplement fee, etc.) are non-refundable and written notification of termination must be given to the school Principal or Director. Students who terminate their programme may not be eligible to receive a Kaplan certificate.
UK, Ireland, and Australia: No refunds will be made for tuition. Tuition fees are non-transferable to other students.
Canada: Students wishing to terminate must give 4 weeks’ notice to the School Director. The refund will be calculated as below according to the percentage of the course completed including the notice period:
USA: For all English courses including Vacation, General and Intensive English, Academic Year/ Semester General/ Intensive, English for Business and Intensive English for Business, the first 4 weeks shall be forfeited and refunds will be calculated as follows for terminations made:
For all Test Preparation courses, including GRE®, GMAT®, CAE, FCE and TAE, refunds will be calculated, as follows for terminations made:
*Due to the wide selection of Kaplan training resources offered, a training session is defined as any of the following: 1) one class (teaching session or proctored exam); 2) one visit to the in-centre training library; 3) use of online training resources (workshops, quizzes, online Diagnostic, etc); 4) one tutoring or consulting session; 5) use of the homestudy materials.
Students in California will sign a California State Enrollment & Refund Agreement form.
New Zealand: The same conditions apply on termination as to cancellations. See cancellation policy above.
In all cases where a student terminates his or her studies the relevant immigration authorities will be informed.
UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: Students must give 4 weeks’ notice (or 8 weeks’ notice for discounted accommodation packages) in writing to the School Director/Principal. A refund will be made of the unused accommodation fee less the applicable notice period and the applicable change fee. For terminations made after 50% of the booking has been completed, no refund will be given, except in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Special conditions apply to our Partner School in Malta: Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before the first course start date for a full refund of accommodation and tuition fees. For late cancellations made less than 14 days before the course start date, a refund will be made less one week’s accommodation and tuition fees. No fees will be refunded if a programme is terminated after the start date of the course.
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1. Please speak to the appropriate staff person as soon as possible. If you are not sure who to speak to regarding your concern, ask any member of the administrative staff and they will inform you.
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