English is a valuable tool for missions. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will open doors for you and equip you with the skills you need to teach English cross-culturally.

TESOL is a 6 week full-time intensive seminar that equips students to teach English cross-culturally. The course covers the theories and methods of teaching English, classroom management, learning styles, principles of language acquisition, and how to teach basic English grammar. The course includes a practicum in which the students have the chance to practice what they are learning and receive feedback and assessments.

The course is open to non-native speakers, but they must be proficient in English in order to successfully complete the seminar. A YWAM-DTS is not required in order to do the TESOL seminar.

Upon successful completion of the seminar, students will receive a TESOL certificate from University of the Nations and a clear pathway exists (via Recognition Prior Learning- RPL) to apply for an Australian Government accredited Certificate IV or a Diploma in TESOL.

This course is NOT a SAQA accredited qualification.

YWAM Worcester TESOL

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to do the following:
✔︎ Be aware of and understand traditional and current theories of language and language learning;
✔︎ Know the subject matter – English: consciously know the rules of the English language (sound system, grammatical system, and lexical system);
✔︎ Understand language teaching methodology, especially the communicative method;
✔︎ Prepare an assessment tool and conduct a student assessment;
✔︎ Know and use various teaching techniques for teaching ESL;
✔︎ Prepare instructional materials;
✔︎ Teach an ESL class.

School Dates

Dates to be announced

TESOL Fees (6 weeks)

Our fees are based on the nationality of the applicant. This fee structure (want to know more about it?) allows students from less privileged backgrounds to join our training. The fees include tuition, food, housing and practicum.

African countries: R9,600
Latin America and Asia: R12,850
North America, Europe, and Oceania: R14,800

Internship (4 weeks long)
R2500 (Excl. food and accommodation)

Prices might change without prior notice.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill in your Application Form
Step 2: We need 2 Reference forms. One from your Pastor and the other from your last YWAM leader.
Step 3: Registration fee (Payable if accepted into the program)

– Students from South Africa: R250
– Students from abroad: 50 USD

Financial Policy of YWAM Worcester

Our Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for my TESOL fees?
There are many options to pay for your school fees. You can make an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), pay via PayPal, credit or debit cards in our office, as well as cash (less prefered). There are several ATMs spread around town and you can withdraw funds from them as needed.
Do TESOL students attend church during the program?
We encourage all our students to commit to a local church during their time with us. You are free to choose which church you attend. Our staff are involved in many different churches in and around Worcester and they will help you know what’s available. Your parents or your home pastor may also have recommendations for you.
Do I need any vaccinations?
We do not have any required vaccinations for new students, but it is a good idea to be up-to-date with all of your immunization boosters before you come. You can also consult your health care practitioner for any special recommendation. Worcester is a malaria-free zone.