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Formerly one of Europe’s leading centers of education and culture, Leipzig today is still a leading light of music and culture in Germany. The city’s long and fascinating history can be witnessed in its architecture and the many museums that are to be found in Leipzig and it is easy to see why Goethe once said that Leipzig was “A little Paris that educates its people” as you enjoy the café culture in the arcades surrounding the city center.

Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig for several years in the 18th century and the city is home to the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, an institution that documents the life of Bach and his family. Classical music remains an important part of the life of the city and the Oper Leipzig is one of the most famous opera houses in Germany and the third oldest in Europe. Leipzig is home to a thriving counter culture scene and hosts the largest Wave and Gothic festival in Europe in May of each year.

Nature lovers will enjoy spending summer days at the lakes just south of the city where people head to enjoy walks, jogging, cycling and soaking up the sunshine. In the winter months you can head to the mountains which are just a couple of hours away by bus.

Choosing to study with us in Leipzig, means that you will have the opportunity to explore a city with a long and fascinating history which is also a thriving modern cultural center. With something for everyone, Leipzig is an excellent destination for those looking to earn an internationally recognized TEFL qualification in Germany.

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The School

The ITTT TEFL training center in Leipzig is ideally located for easy access to all the amenities and services you could need during your course. The center is easily accessible by public transport. We are a working language institute and we have excellent facilities for you to make use of while you are studying with us.

Our TEFL course instructors are experienced EFL professionals here to help you get the most out of your time with us and teach you the skills needed to be successful teaching English abroad. If you are looking for an internationally recognised TEFL certification course in Germany, then our in-class TEFL course in Leipzig is the right choice for you.


Our course participants have a range of accommodation options to choose from including hotels, hostels, pensions and apartments. If you are travelling by public transport, the majority of our recommended options are within 15 minutes of the training school.

The city center is only 20 minutes away and you will find alternative accommodation options there such as hotels and youth hostels. You are not obligated to use our recommended options and are free to make your own arrangements if you so wish.

There are numerous types of accommodation to choose from including hotels, hostels, pensions and apartments. The majority of our recommended accommodation is within 15 minutes of the training center if using public transport. The city center, where you can find various hotels and youth hostels, is also just 20 minutes away.

Accommodation in Leipzig is generally very clean and easy to reach by bike, tram and bus. We can help you look for accommodations if necessary.

Course dates

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Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
Euros 950
USD $1034
to be paid on arrival

for the 2023 dates

Euros 1050
USD $1143
to be paid on arrival

for the 2024 dates

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price.

There are various options in Leipzig, such as hostels, hotels, and shared apartments. You are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

Euros 25 per night
USD $28
(to be paid directly to the accommodation)
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the program fee include?



    • 600 USD non-refundable deposit
    • 950 EUR final payment including tuition, course material, certification and moderation fees

    Course fees include course materials and certification. Accommodation, transportation and meals are not included.

    Final payment of the balance is due upon your arrival. You may pay by cash or bank transfer.

    All payment transactions must be made by the end of the first day of the course.

  • What is an average program day like?


    You will receive your personal course schedule during the first lesson, which will start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday. There will be regular breaks, including a one hour lunch break. Your course will include a theoretical part in the morning, course planning in the afternoon and a practical teaching part in the evening.

  • How many students can take part in each course?


    The maximum amount of students in Leipzig is 12. The number of students varies from course to course. Most students are American, Australian, British and Canadian. We also accept non-native speakers

  • What is the teaching practice like?


    During teaching practice, you will teach local students. The size and level of the classes vary, but the students are always very enthusiastic. All the students that you teach have volunteered to attend, so you can be sure that they are only coming because they really want to learn English!

  • What is the accommodation like? Where is it located?


    There is a wide range of accommodation options to choose from in Leipzig. As the city center is only about 20 minutes from the school on foot, you could also stay at one of the many youth hostels or hotels there. The accommodation in Leipzig is normally very clean so the differences in price that you see reflect the size and quality of the room.

  • What is the TEFL job market like in Germany? Will I have trouble finding a job?


    English is very important for business in Germany, so there are many job opportunities. Once you have completed your training, it is fairly easy to find a job with a language school.

  • When and where should I look for work?


    The earlier you start to look for work, the better. We recommend that you start sending out résumés and organizing interviews around the second or third week of the course.

  • What will you do to help me secure employment?


    We will give you information to help you with your job search in Germany. You will also receive a list of schools that you can apply to.

  • What is the average salary like?


    Most ESL teachers in Germany work as freelancers. The average rate of pay is around 15-18 EUR per teaching hour. Salaries vary depending on location within Germany, the type of school you work for and whether you have a contract or work as a freelancer. As a contracted trainer, you can expect around 2100-2400 EUR per month (Gross - based on a 40 hour week) for a full-time contract and a minimum of 24 days of paid holiday.

  • Do schools provide health insurance?


    Health insurance is mandatory for anyone residing in Germany. As a freelancer, you are responsible for finding and paying for your own health insurance. It is unlikely that your employer will pay for health insurance unless you have a contract. If you are offered a contract, your employer normally pays half of your health insurance cost. The other half is then deducted from your salary.

  • Do I need a work permit?


    Unless you are from the European Union, you will need to apply for a work permit.

    For more information on work permits and which documents you will need, please make an appointment at your local Foreigner Authority Office (Ausländerbehörde).

  • What is a typical teaching position like?


    It varies from school to school. Most lessons take place directly at language schools, but you might also be asked to travel to companies to give your lesson at the company’s site. You may even teach some classes in Kindergartens. The focus of the lessons varies depending on the students’ needs and ranges from business and technical English to English for travelling. Schools usually provide information about the students, their needs and the materials they will use. However, teachers are often expected to complement the books with additional materials in order to tailor the lessons to the students’ needs. If you work as a freelancer, you will need to teach at more than one school as this is a requirement for freelancers in Germany.

  • Can I teach in my own country with my certificate?


    The TEFL certificate meets international standards and can be used to teach English both nationally and internationally. Please check any local requirements and regulations with your employer.

  • How expensive is it to live in Germany?


    Your monthly living expenses depend on where you live in Germany and your lifestyle. Munich, for example, is more expensive than Leipzig. Monthly expenses for a single person in Leipzig are about 800 EUR.

  • What documents do I need to bring?


    Please bring your résumé/CV.

    When applying to schools in Germany, you may need to provide copies of your academic certificates, transcripts and any letters of reference you might have.

    We recommend checking if your license is valid in Germany before your arrival. If not, you might consider obtaining an international driving license before coming to Germany, as driving is often an important criteria for language schools when hiring teachers.

  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?


    Spring (March – May): Average temperatures of 10-20oC with some rainy days.

    Summer (June – August): Average temperatures of 20-25oC. Thunderstorms are common in summer and these make the summer months the wettest months in Leipzig. The rain doesn’t normally stay for very long though. You may want to bring swimwear if you’re planning on going to the lake in the afternoon or at the weekend.

    Autumn (September – November): Average temperatures of 10-20oC with some rainy days. The weather is often nice enough that you can go swimming or get out in the sunshine in September too.

    Winter (December – February): Average temperatures of 3-4oC. It normally snows in Leipzig in the winter so sturdy footwear and warm clothes are often necessary. The roads and footpaths are largely kept clear of snow but there are often icy patches.

    Summer is the perfect season to be in Cape Town. The average temperature is about 24°c and 14°c at night.