posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Barbara Hanvey   [ updated Sep 23, 2015, 8:55 AM ]

As a Social Enterprise, all profits are reinvested back into providing 
employment and training opportunities. As part of this commitment, we are able to offer a number of Full Scholarships for our Flagship TEFL Diploma.
Although primarily aimed at unemployed Graduates, Undergraduates are also eligible to apply for a Scholarship and final year students in particular are encouraged to apply. 

  • Fluent English speaker
  • Graduate or Undergraduate
  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm about living and working abroad
Applications will be judged on their own merits and we do not wish to be overly prescriptive in terms of what we are looking for. Essentially, we want to know why you want to teach abroad and why you believe you should receive a Full Scholarship place. Enthusiasm and commitment are more important than previous teaching experience (though that may also be taken into account), and we would like to encourage as many people as possible from all disciplines to apply. 
We offer as many scholarships each year as we can, but with more and more people wanting to teach abroad, there is simply no way we can offer Scholarships to everyone we would like to. 
How to Apply
To apply for a Teach Abroad Scholarship, please send your CV and a Cover Letter (approx 500 words) explaining why you would like to teach abroad and why you think you should be awarded a Scholarship to 
Please note that to be eligible for the next round of Scholarships, applications must be received by 5pm, 31st October 2015.

Ethical TEFL

posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Barbara Hanvey   [ updated Sep 23, 2015, 9:15 AM ]

Ethical TEFL is the specialist TEFL division of English Language Centre Yorkshire CIC  - a registered Community Interest Company. What that means is that we are a social enterprise with a legal duty to reinvest all profits into providing training and employment opportunities for those who would not otherwise be able to access them.

Our senior team has 25 years experience in TEFL training and consultancy, successfully training more than 6,000 TEFL teachers over that period. We have worked with schools, businesses, government departments and third sector organisations throughout the world. This work has ranged from assisting a tiny local refugee charity, to training hundreds of teachers for a blue chip company, and our students have gone on to teach in dozens of countries worldwide.

Our Mission 
Teaching English is a wonderful way to see the world and experience different cultures, at the same time as earning a decent income and building professional skills, contacts and experience.  We strongly believe that the opportunity to teach abroad should be available to as many people as possible, and this belief is the keystone of our organisation. 

The two main barriers people can face when considering TEFL, are the accessibility and the affordability of quality TEFL training. Our aim is to do everything we can to reduce both of those barriers:

To make our TEFL programmes as accessible as possible, all of our courses are delivered by distance-learning, which means that they can be studied anywhere in the world with an internet connection. They are also carefully designed so that each student can work at their own pace, allowing our students to fit their TEFL training around existing work/study/family commitments.  

As a social enterprise we are not fixated on profit - our success is instead determined by how many people we can help train and help find meaningful employment. This gives us a unique freedom to tackle the affordability issue, and has led to pioneering initiatives like our Scholarship Programme and subsidies for students and unemployed graduates, as well as a consistent focus on fair pricing for all of our students.

Over the last 25 years there have been many changes in TEFL, including a concerning increase in the number of sub-standard TEFL courses being sold, and a disappointing focus on quick profit rather than the quality of the student experience. 

Training good TEFL teachers by distance-learning can be challenging, and requires knowledgeable, experienced tutors to be done properly. All of our tutors are fully qualified teachers with a minimum of 15 years TEFL and distance-learning experience.

Expert careers service, contacts, always happy to hear from past students,as much support as you need, - ultimately our job is to help you get good TEFL job happy with.

TEFL has been a wonderful part of our lives, and Ethical TEFL is our way of paying that good fortune forward - to make quality TEFL training accessible and affordable for as many people as possible.

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