Teach English and explore Austria whilst experiencing its rich culture
*Your €10,000 Scholarship fees are almost fully sponsored
Trinity College London CertTESOL
30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course
Live teaching practice (over 200 hours)
Observed teaching classes (over 30 hours)
Red Cross First Aid training and certification
Monthly food parcels
Ongoing in-country support
TIP You don’t need to be degree qualified or have previous teaching experience to apply for this Scholarship.
Smack-dab in central Europe, bordering Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy (amongst others) is the alpine German-speaking country of Austria. At one time home to famous composers Mozart and Beethoven, although you’re more likely to find world-class DJ’s entertaining ‘Snowbombing’ festival-goers nowadays.
Immerse yourself for 4 months in this cultural melting pot on our one-of-a-kind TEFL Scholarship. Discover the beautiful banks of the Danube in southern Austria while adrenaline junkies will be spoilt for choice with over 7000 km of crisp white slopes for skiing and snowboarding.
With diversity of landscape, language and lifestyle in central Europe you’ll have a long list of countries to visit after your Scholarship. Short and inexpensive train journeys can take you across borders to discover whole new cultures.
You’ll begin with a week-long orientation feeling prepared for induction having completed your 30 hour TEFL Teaching Young Learners course before arrival.
Combining classroom-based Trinity CertTESOL training with three months of live teaching practice your TEFL résumé will leap out from the crowd to future employers; you’ll launch your new career with ease.
Successful applicants receive 97% sponsored tuition and program fees. With an international teaching qualification, organized classroom practice along with food and accommodation it means you’re set to land a package worth up to €10,000.
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way to Austria.
All qualified applicants will fly to either Vienna, Salzburg, or Linz Airport and make their way to school campus. Information will be provided about the best ways to arrive (train routes and timetables, etc) from whichever airport you decide to fly.
During practical teaching days, you’ll typically teach 6 lessons lasting 50 minutes between 7.45am and 1.30pm. During class time you will aim to improve your students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Teaching placements are in State Austrian schools, following teaching practice you’ll join feedback workshops to review your teaching day and prepare lessons and activities for the next classes.
As a trainee English teacher, gaining observed teaching practice with real English learners is the fastest way to getting hired. Whilst there are lesson and activity guidelines to follow, you’ll be able to ask advice from mentors to assist with any help that you need.
During your 4 months in Austria you’ll get to experience month long placements in at least two stunning locations.
Take advantage of your central location and plan excursions to sightsee with your new trainee teacher friends. Aside from some examinations you’ll enjoy weekends and evenings off to explore.
Trips to Salzburg wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Sound of Music setting and famous Fortress tour, all washed down by some of Bavaria’s finest beer. While in Vienna the city walking tour is the best way to see the city, while a popular alternative is the Wachau Valley wine-tasting bike tour.
Austria is filled with activities and nightlife (suitable for all budgets) that’ll serve as ideal post-teaching treats.
As this is an unpaid TEFL Scholarship you’ll need to budget living essentials and spending money for excursions.
When budgeting your spending money, remember you’ll be placed in rent-free shared campus accommodation, monthly food deliveries to your dorm and transport between teaching placements.
Its recommended to budget €25 weekly for additional groceries plus spending money for socializing.