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Nepal’s capital city is a great location for anyone looking for adventure and stunning natural beauty. Nestled among the peaks of the mighty Himalayas, Kathmandu is surely one of the world’s most extraordinary TEFL destinations.
Kathmandu's unique mountain backdrop has to be seen to be believed
No matter how long you stay in Kathmandu, you will never grow tired of the breathtaking Himalayan views. Activities such as trekking, climbing, rafting, and kayaking, also make the city an adventure seekers paradise.

TESOL Certifications in Kathmandu | TESOL in Nepal

Nepal, the land of the Buddha and home to the world's highest mountain, really is a very unique location for taking a TESOL course. The TEFL International TESOL course in Nepal is located in its capital city, Kathmandu. With an approximate populace of around half a million inhabitants, Kathmandu is Nepal's largest and best known city, a cosmopolitan meeting place of many diverse ethnic groups. Kathmandu is well known as a trade center and for many years it controlled the most important trade route between Tibet and India. When you consider this along with the great many man-made and natural attractions of Nepal, it's hardly surprising that the charming city of Kathmandu has become a popular place for tourists to visit and also a popular location for taking a TESOL course.

Situated along the world-famous Himalayan mountain range, Nepal is indeed a mystical place known for its friendly people, temples and unique natural geography. Nepal's landscape is tremendous, including some of the best walking trails in the world.

From the natural and amazing beauty of the Himalayas to the national parks, the ancient temples and pagodas to the lively markets, street traders, and clubs and bars of Kathmandu, Nepal really offers something for virtually everyone and memories gained during a TESOL course in Nepal will linger for a lifetime. For many visitors one visit to this beautiful country is simply not enough.

Eight out of ten of the world's highest mountains are located in Nepal, including the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, at 8850 meters. You can really say that Nepal is the top of the world!

There is a huge range of activities for your free time in Nepal including:

  • Kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, climbing, or trekking in the parks or mountains.
  • Visit some of the many Buddhist and Hindu temples.
  • For a spectacular, yet different view of the Himalayas take a short plane tour.
  • You can also visit a typical Nepalese village, spend time and speak the villagers, have lunch and dinner, spend the night in a traditional village home and then visit a school the following day
  • Visit Patan, where you can wander the streets and come across some of Patan's 600 stupas and 185 bahals (Buddhist monasteries), watch handicrafts being made, visit Durbar Square, the Royal Palace, Patan Museum and the zoo
  • Kathmandu – walk around the Old City, shop at the many markets for local handicrafts, visit the Royal Palace or the National Museum or one of the many temples. For those looking for more lively activities, there is a wide variety of restaurants, bars and clubs.
  • After all that exertion, take a relaxing yoga or meditation class or learn about Tibetan Buddhism
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The School

Our TESOL training center in Nepal is situated in Central Kathmandu. The facility is complete with classrooms and all the facilities that you will need during your TESOL course, with hot and cold water on hand for drinks. There's a little tea-shop downstairs that makes simple local meals, plus a wide range of local shops and restaurants nearby.

Accommodation

We offer a range of accommodation options for students of our TESOL courses, or you may decide to make your own accommodation arrangements.

A variety of reasonably priced accommodation is usually available. Prices vary according to the standard of hotel and the type of room that you choose. Prices for a basic hotel start at approximately US $407 per month (this would typically be a single room without air conditioning). Prices for the standard option hotel range would be around US $559 per month (again for a single room without air conditioning).

Normally a room in either the basic or standard option hotels will come with single or double bed, a wardrobe, a desk, and en-suite bathroom with shower. Some rooms also$ have TV. All rooms have running hot water.

The main difference between the basic and standard options is the facilities provided by the hotel and the overall rating/standard of the hotel.

All of the hotels that we use are clean and comfortable and have restaurants, laundry service and room cleaning. Some of the hotels also offer internet services and Wi-Fi.

Course dates

2019

  • 4 November 2019 - 29 November
  • 2 December 2019 - 27 December

2020

  • 6 January 2020 - 31 January
  • 3 February 2020 - 28 February
  • 2 March 2020 - 27 March
  • 6 April 2020 - 1 May
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 May
  • 1 June 2020 - 26 June
  • 6 July 2020 - 31 July
  • 3 August 2020 - 28 August
  • 7 September 2020 - 2 October
  • 2 November 2020 - 27 November
  • 7 December 2020 - 1 January

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 890
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

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US$ 407
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Kathmandu
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Kathmandu itself.

    The balance of the course fees must be paid in cash in USD or Nepali currency in Kathmandu. All payments must be received by the end of lunch on the first day of the course.

    Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.

    * All the hotels we use for your accommodation provide free airport pick-up services. You will therefore be met by a driver at the airport and be taken directly to your hotel.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    We can book accommodation for you in our preferred hotels in Kathmandu. You are, of course, more than welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. After you have secured your place on the course we will provide full accommodation details and ask you to fill in an accommodation preference form. All payments are made directly to the hotel by cash or credit card either on arrival or on departure.

    We can offer you a range of prices according to the standard of hotel and the type of room you would like to book. Prices for a basic hotel start at US$ 407 per month (for a single, non-AC room). Prices for a standard hotel start at US$ 559 per month (for a single, non-AC room).

    Typically, a room in either a basic or standard option hotel will have single, double or twin beds, a wardrobe, a small desk and a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms may have a TV. All rooms have hot water. The difference between the basic and standard options is predominantly the facilities the hotel offers and the general standard of the hotel; although we are happy with the cleanliness and standard of all hotels we accommodate you in.

  • What travel documents will I need for Nepal?

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    At the time of writing, all visitors to Nepal (excluding Indian nationals), require a visa. Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport for every nationality other than Chinese, or at most overland borders. Please note your passport should have at least six months validity remaining on arrival in Nepal.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Nepalese consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    We hold an orientation session at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the course. We recommend that you arrive in Kathmandu at least one day before in order to familiarize yourself with your surroundings and at least un-pack your bags before orientation.

    Class-time is generally from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. five days a week (Monday to Friday) with breaks in between classes. A typical day in the classroom consists of four 1.5 hour ‘inputs’. Approximately six-eight days will be spent preparing and undertaking your teaching practice sessions. Course timetables will be distributed during the first input session on the first day of the course.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    Your teaching practice will be conducted in a range of local governmental and private, primary and secondary schools and in some instances we may be teaching at orphanages, colleges and other institutions.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    We average eight trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.


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