Length of training: 4 weeks
Tuition: Approximately $ 1,750 ($ 500 Deposit, 956 Euro balance)
(housing costs are not included)
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Budapest, Hungary TEFL
Budapest has always been known as a city of entertainment. Famous for their hospitality as well as their colorful outlook. During the 19th century it was a natural magnet for Europeans to travel far and wide, who wanted to savor and luxuriate in all it had to offer.
Attracted as they were to the buzzing atmospheres in the nightclubs, where spirited interpretations of the 'csárdás' and the cancan were danced. Nowhere else could fiddlers move your very soul with the renditions of the popular music of the time.
The casinos would be privy to staggering losses, waved away by the glitterati of the day, sipping daintily from exquisitely cut glasses, the beautiful crisp champagnes and fine wines exclusive to the vineyards of Hungary. They would gather together and take over the glittering society balls, immersing themselves in the libertine delights on offer.
Half a century of communist rule dampened the exterior but not the soul. By the time 1990 came round Budapest was ready to embrace all that Europe had to offer and blend it with their own unique style. The music scene is flourishing as are the theaters, cabarets etc. The cinemas offer phenomenal viewing with awesome sound systems. Like a phoenix from the ashes, Hungary has risen to show its true abilities in an array of fantastic colors.
To indulge all of the nectarous flavors available, it essential to spend time looking for the unexpected. One will find awesome atmospheres in the smaller eating and drinking establishments; it offers timeless Hungarian culture with exquisite wines and mouthwatering dishes to titillate any taste buds. All of this at the sorts of prices only usually found in dreams!
Take time to visit the new shopping malls, all of which offer the most well known designer labels as well as little known local designers of equal talent and ability. Wait a while and have items such as clothes, shoes made for you at seriously attractive prices still representing some of the cities most luxuriant bargains. Rummaging deep in the colorful markets will throw up fantastic possibilities, from bric-a-brac to furniture to antiques; don’t forget to visit the stunning food halls. In short, Budapest will give you state of the art 21st Century experiences & still be able to weave its ancient magic should you open your arms to embrace it.
As for the historians amongst you, there is enough history and architecture to keep even the most intrepid explorer busy for weeks on end.
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The TEFL TESOL School
The training center is located in the Tudomany Nyelvisvola Language Center, which is a full service language school.
Tuition fee covers:
- TEFL TESOL course fee
- Course Book
- Job placement assistance in Budapest, throughout Hungary and lifetime job guidance advice worldwide
Tuition does not cover:
- Personal Expenses
- International Flights
- Visa, Insurance, Airport Pick up
- Housing is paid direct to hostel & apartments directly in Budapest
International TEFL Academy Budapest can provide four types of accommodation for teacher trainees at very competitive rates. In all cases you will have a private room with access to essential facilities.
Placement fee EUR 100 Non-refundable placement fee for all accommodation bookings
Type 1 EUR 250 Flat share with Hungarian family, no meals
Type 2 EUR 250 Flat share with other TEFL students (max. 2), no meals
Type 3 EUR 420 Flat share with Hungarian family, half board (breakfast and dinner)
Food and Clothing:
In Hungary people usually have a large breakfast. Hungarian breakfast generally is an open sandwich with fresh bread or a toast, butter, cheese or different cream cheeses, túró cheese or körözött (Liptauer cheese spread), cold cuts such as ham, véres hurka(similar to black pudding), liver paté (called májkrém or kenımájas), bacon, salami, beef tongue, mortadella, disznósajt (head cheese), sausages like kabanos, beerwurst or different Hungarian sausages (kolbász). Even eggs, (fried, scrambled or boiled), French toast called bundáskenyér and vegetables (like peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes, radish, scallion and cucumber) are part of the Hungarian breakfast. Sometimes breakfast is a cup of milk, tea or coffee with pastries, a bun, a kifli or a strudel with jam or honey, or cereal like muesli and perhaps fruit.
Hot drinks are preferred for breakfast. Lunch is the major meal of the day, usually with several courses. Cold or hot appetizers may be served sometimes (for example fish, egg or liver), then soup. Soup is followed by a main dish, which can be a sweet pastry dish or dish including meat and salad, which precedes the dessert. Fruit may follow. In Hungary pancakes are served as a main dish, not for breakfast. Salad is always served with meat dishes, made of lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions or a simple thin sliced cucumber salad in vinaigrette.
Salads like Salade Olivier or potato salad are made of boiled potatoes, vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, fried or boiled meat or fish, in vinaigrette, aspic or mayonnaise. These salads are eaten as appetizers or even as a main course. Dinner is a far less significant meal than lunch. It may be similar to breakfast, usually an open sandwich, yogurt or virsli (hot dog sausage) with a bun, more seldom a cake, pancakes (palacsinta), and it consists of only one course.
Dress codes in Budapest balance between Western-European-casual and Eastern-European-dapper. When teaching, be sure to adhere to the local working culture and basic ideas of professionalism. Business Casual is a safe bet. Outside of the classroom, Smart Casual will get you far; neatness and style can trump tradition.
With the Alps to the west and the flat, open Great Plain to the east, Budapest has warm summers and bitterly cold winters, with plenty of rain all year round. Winters are fairly short, the very cold weather arriving in mid- December, usually cloudy and damp with odd bright sunny days and frequent, but light, snow. In summer, from April to September, Budapest has a high proportion of sunny, warm days with relatively high humidity, the sun shining for about 10 hours a day.
Excursions and Cultural Highlights: Take an excursion into Hungary's history on this popular Danube Bend full day trip. You'll visit the gorgeous old towns of Visegrad, Esztergom and Szentendre, includes a three-course lunch and a cruise on the River Danube – a highlight of any trip to Hungary! The day trip takes you to Visegrad, with its medieval citadel and romantic ruins of the former royal residence. Then it's on to Esztergom for an interior visit of the town's famous cathedral. You will continue on to the Baroque artists' village of Szentendre. Here you'll take a guided walk through the town and visit the Caprice Hungarian Jewelry Center, followed by coffee and soft drinks. Your tour returns to Budapest by boat on the River Danube (May 01 to September 30 only, tide permitting). During other times or at low tide the tour returns to the city center by bus.
BUDA CASTLE LABYRINTH (Budavári Labirintus)
The only labyrinth of the World in operation! During the Middle-Ages the Turkish remodeled the original drip-stone caves into a complex of cellars and tunnels. During WW2 the labyrinth served as a shelter. Today, the Buda Castle Labyrinth can be visited with or without guides (but take a map!) There is a small historical wax museum and also some prehistoric cave paintings. The labyrinths are very dark!
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"I was very impressed with all your teachers - not only with their knowledge and expertise but also with their commitment."
- Francesco - Italy
"Actually, I had the expectation that we wouldn't have such freedom in the classroom and the chance to test ourselves quite so much, so it was brilliant that we were allowed to do so."
- Jillian - USA
"Everyone I have met here I have liked and this is one thing I would convey to a potential student. Budapest is a very appealing city!"
- Don - USA
"I was surprised to see how dedicated the teachers were to the course activities and how much they care about their students."
- Svetlana - Macedonia
"Friendly environment and willing to help with all sorts of info and aspects of life."
- Martina - Ireland