TEFL course Boracay Philippines program – teach English in the Philippines!
TEFL course Boracay Philippines program. Join our teach abroad program, get TEFL certified with us and teach English in the Philippines.
TEFL course Boracay Philippines. More information about this paradise island.
- Information about Boracay
- What you should bring to the TEFL course Boracay Philippines programme
- The TEFL course Boracay Philippines training centre
- Accommodation options for the TEFL course Boracay Philippines programme
- Teaching opportunities and pay after successfully completing the TEFL course Boracay Philippines programme
Take the TEFL course Boracay Philippines program, get TEFL certified and start teaching English in the Philippines!
Welcome to the EBC TEFL course Boracay Philippines program, taught to you next to the best beach in the world as voted by the Sun Herald, Australia and Harper’s. Boracay Island is the perfect place for one to encounter a diverse cultural exchange while immersing oneself in a TEFL program. Meet people from all parts of the world in one of the most unique places in the world.Imagine this! You arrive at Aklan or Caticlan airport. You are picked up by our private minibus service that brings you through lush tropical forests to the port of Caticlan. You then take a 15 minute boat ride in one of the local fishermen’s’ boats across crystal clear blue water full of multi-coloured coral and a multitude of tropical fish. After you get off the boat, you will be driven to the EBC campus accommodations. After you’ve dropped off your suitcase, you walk a few hundred yards and then find yourself on a 5 mile stretch of white sand beach bordering the clear warm sea.
To relax, take a seat in one of the small beach hut bars, nestling under coconut palms and then chill out completely as you sip your ice-cold drink.
A lot of foreign tourist make Boracay a yearly destination and because of this, there are many who chose to stay on and live here. Even the locals love this place.
Boracay can be found on the northwestern tip of Panay in Aklan, a province on the Visayas island known for its colourful Ati-Atihan festival. It boast of all the elements of a tropical heaven: crystal blue waters, powder white sand, liberal doses of tropical palms and flowering plants, and a healthy and diverse marine life.
Boracay has three little communities; Yapak in the north, Balabag in the middle, and Manoc-manoc in the south. Hilly elevations of up to 100 meters above sea level characterize Yapak and Manoc-manoc. Intertwining trails link the small villages and may sometimes lead to lush tropical jungles.
The type of food and bars available on Boracay are as diverse as the nationalities of its visitors and of course the locals. Filipino, French, Chinese, Australian, Belgian, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, American, British and Irish all live together to provide a great variety of food, drink and entertainment.
Boracay beach beckons for some serious swimming, or just wading by the shore. For more active vacationers, windsurfing, kite surfing (new) and parasailing gears are readily available.
There are over a dozen beaches dotting Boracay island: White Beach, Diniwid, Balinghai Beach, Lapuz-lapuz Beach, and Bulabog Beach, among others.
Work on your tan, read a book, relax and have a massage. White Beach, probably the most famous stretch in the country, features bright, fine sand and clear, shallow waters.
Spend the last hours of the day at any of Boracay’s bars and discos. A good drink in hand while dancing on the sand with a few brilliant fireflies. If this seems too rowdy for your taste, take a stroll on the moonlit beach.
- November to February, 25ºC to 32ºC;
- March to June, 28ºC to 38ºC;
- July to October, 20º C to 30ºC
Getting around Boracay
Boracay is a great place to tour on foot, but there is also local transportation. Transportation on Boracay is by tricycle (motorcycle + sidecar) or minibus. There are lots of them. All you need to do is flag one down and tell the driver where you want to go. The price is fixed by destination and it is customary to give around a 10% tip. You can easily get to our TEFL course Boracay Philippines program training centre on foot or by tricycle.
Get TEFL certified in Boracay then get a job abroad teaching English
TEFL course Boracay Philippines program – a list of what you should bring
When you decide to take the EBC TEFL course Boracay Philippines program please take note of the following items that you must bring and those that are optional, but recommended so that you enjoy your TEFL course.
Mandatory items for the TEFL course Boracay Philippines program
- Passport and either a round-trip air ticket or a one way ticket with a forward travel ticket out of the Philippines.
- Original or copies of your University or College qualifications (degree certificate or transcripts).
Laptop computers while you are taking the TEFL course Boracay Philippines program
- We provide free WIFI internet access, so you can bring your laptop and make use of our free internet access. We strongly recommend bringing a laptop.
- If you have a mobile/cell phone that uses a SIM – BRING IT. You will find that it is cheaper to buy a pay-as-you-go card for your phone than it is to buy a new one. Unless your phone is ancient (pre-triband), it will work in the Philippines.
- Being contactable by phone is VERY important.
Recommended items for the TEFL course Boracay Philippines program
- It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you take out personal accident and health insurance;
- Scissors, notebook, glue, pens and pencils, paper clips, blue-tac (don’t forget to put your scissors and other sharp objects in your check-in baggage);
- Presentable clothes for teaching and job interviews. Business suits are required at some client sites;
- Electrical converters. The Philippines has a 240 volt system;
- A travel alarm clock;
- Towels and Toiletries;
- Money belt;
Our TEFL course training centre on Boracay island in the Philippines
TEFL course Boracay Philippines training centre
Your TEFL training in Boracay Philippines is given in our TEFL course Boracay Philippines campus at the southern end of the island. As Boracay is a small island, the campus is also close most things. It only takes 5 minutes to walk to the four kilometre long White Beach and 15 minutes to get to D’Mall, the main commercial area which is full of interesting local and international shops plus an incredibly wide range of cafes, restaurants and bars.
The campus has been designed with the your needs in mind. The centre has WIFI access, reference books and free access to purified cold water and hot water for coffee and tea making.
In addition to the teaching rooms, The EBC TEFL course Boracay Philippines campus also has a study room where you can do your course work. The centre is equipped with WIFI so, if you bring your WIFI ready PC, you can work in the study room with free internet access.
As everything is so close you can easily take part in outdoor and local activities after class. Activities available are visiting major tourist attractions on Boracay and the surrounding Islands. Also beach days, sea kayaking, hiking, beach volleyball, sailing, beach soccer, horseback riding, snorkelling, Island touring, glass bottom boat, tennis, fishing, badminton, shuffleboard, many water sports and much more. We hope that you are looking forward to your TEFL training in Boracay Philippines.
Get used to life in the open air when you get TEFL certified in Boracay, Philippines
TEFL course Boracay Philippines accommodation
Our student accommodation is clean, well priced and conveniently located to the training centre.
- All student accommodation offered is with a known entity.
- We know the people who provide the student accommodation.
- All accommodation is within a maximum of 30 minutes travel to the training centre.
- Some are within walking distance.
Student accommodation starting from 500 USD
- 4 week’s Dorm Stay student accommodation close to the campus
- Room shared with 1 other student
- Shared bathroom, kitchen and living room
- Some rooms have their own bathroom
- No meals are included
- FREE Welcome reception
- Graduation celebration
- Organised outings: town, beach, skin diving, water sports
4 week’s accommodation only for the TEFL course Boracay Philippines program
All packages include free airport pickup.
All fees for services shown below are paid directly to our Boracay training centre.
Home Stay student accommodation from 730 USD
- Room shared with 1 other student in an English speaking family’s home
- Breakfast and dinner every weekday
- Home-Stay families all come from a Western Culture and have Western mixed with Filipino style homes
Resort Stay student accommodation from 920 USD
- Resort Stay is in a 3 or 4 star resort
- Private room and bathroom
- All the amenities you would expect from a western style resort
- Resorts usually have a pool and are close to a beach
- Meals are NOT included
Airport pick-up and 4 week lunch options
- Airport pick-up – 25 USD
- Daily lunch covering the entire 4 week course – 95 USD
EBC is providing this service to help you get reliable accommodation without the additional cost of a middle-man. EBC is not responsible for any aspect of any accommodation arranged using these or other services. All Prices are subject to change without notice. Please ensure that you are fully aware of all fees, deposits, payment terms etc. prior to contracting one of these services.
Get TEFL certified on Boracay and then teach English in the Philippines
TEFL course Boracay Philippines job opportunities
Boracay and the Philippines are among South East Asia’s top TEFL destinations
Average pay rates for teaching English in the Philippines are around 1,000 USD per month for academies and from 10 to 15 USD per hour for private clients. Your earnings compared to other workers in the Philippines are at the higher end. So far, all students that have studied with EBC and then wanted to stay on and work have done so.
The EBC course training centre in Boracay also runs a language school. Subject to availability, you may get offered a job teaching English in the Philippines by the language school at the end of the course. All graduates from the EBC TEFL course Boracay Philippines program will be given lifetime job assistance worldwide.
It is easy to find jobs teaching English in the Philippines if you have a recognised certificate
- The Philippines has a high demand for English teachers.
- Many students from other South East Asian countries go to the Philippines to learn English.
- All EBC TEFL course Boracay Philippines program graduates are usually working shortly after finishing the course at full market rates.
Will I get hired after completing the TEFL course Boracay Philippines program?
Based on our track record so far, YES you will. We don’t guarantee a job but so far, everyone who has taken the course and has wanted to stay and get a job teaching English in the Philippines has done so. This is regardless of what passport the person holds.
“It should be understood that while you (EBC) cannot guarantee that everyone will be employed, it’s pretty much going to happen.”
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
We get your CV/Resume out to around 250 language schools in Buenos Aires. We help you every step along the way but we cannot pass the job interview for you.
How long does it take to get a job teaching English in the Philippines?
This depends on whether you want to work straight away after graduating. If you want to work straight away, our highly efficient job placement programme will have you interviewing and working within a few days of finishing the course.
How much will I earn?
An average starting pay for jobs teaching English in the Philippines is around 1,000 USD a month. You can earn more by teaching privately (up to about 15 USD per hour) but you’ll need to make your own arrangements for how and when you get paid by your private students.
What are normal working hours?
Most people work between 20 to 30 hours a week. Teaching more than 30 hours a week can get stressful. Working between 20 to 30 hours a week will earn you enough to have a pretty decent life-style.
When do teaching jobs in the Philippines start/end? Is it continuous?
The school year runs from March to December. January and February are the summer. There is work available year-round, even in the summer when there are jobs available teaching intensive courses and in summer camps. This is the reality of the current work situation in the Philippines. NOTE: The rates we state here are standard rates, some schools may pay more, others may pay less. EBC does not recommend accepting work below these rates unless the school is offering other incentives that make the job offer attractive.
General information about teaching English in the Philippines
- Demand for teachers – HIGH
- Main job availability regions – Boracay, Manila, Cebu, Baguio
- Main types of teaching – Usually through language schools teaching General English, Business English and English for Young Learners to citizens of other countries in the region
- Busiest periods – year round
- Qualifications – an accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate
- Job duration – the full academic year or the remainder of the academic year
- Teaching hours per week – 20 to 30
- Salary – Around 1,000 US Dollars per month depending on the number of hours worked
- Freelance work – from 10 to 15 US Dollars per hour
- Average basic monthly expenses – depends on your life style but budget from 200 to 600 USD per month
Beach chill-outs are almost an everyday event on Boracay
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