Choose to take TEFL International’s certificate course in Kathmandu, and you’ll be on top of the world. Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital and home to a dozen ethnicities. The country is known for its warm-hearted citizens, its proximity to the world’s tallest mountain chain and for its devout Buddhist practices. Kathmandu is truly a magical place and anyone who’s been there will attest to this. But don’t take their word for it, sign up for the course now and come see it for yourself.
Nepal’s scenery is breathtaking. Eight of the ten highest mountain peaks in the world are in Nepal and of course it’s home to Mount Everest. While these climbs are not for the average traveler, you’re welcome to get out and experience some of the best hiking the world has to offer.
Although not rich in the monetary sense of the word, Nepal is rich in culture, history and kindness. The local people are friendly, diverse and their traditions will astound you. From the majestic Himalayan peaks to the beautiful national parks, you’ll be constantly taken back by the natural beauty of Nepal. Walk through Kathmandu’s myriad of pagodas and temples, as well as its variety of teeming markets, restaurants and bars, and you’ll know Kathmandu has something for everyone. You might eventually leave Nepal but Nepal will never leave you.
Legend has it that Kathmandu was built in the pattern of the khukuri knife—a traditional tool and weapon famous for its use by the fearless Gurkhas. At the “knife hilt” is Durbar Square, a perpetual festival surrounding a variety of monuments and temples, as well as the Royal Palace.
The city’s oldest districts extend northeast and southwest from this point. New Road is a fantastic shopping area and Kathmandu’s economy hotels are concentrated in two areas: Thamel and Jhochhen (aka: Freak Street).
Suburban Kathmandu spreads out in an easterly direction and is identifiable by the Royal Palace and the Tundikhel, or parade grounds. The majority of luxury hotels and restaurants are grouped together along Jurbar Marg, which extends south from the palace gate.
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TEFL International’s center in Nepal is part of a highly respected language school located in the center of Kathmandu. Our center has been open since 2008 and our trainers have extensive experience teaching ESL. We have a small cafeteria on the premises as well as a nice outdoor space for relaxing over a nice meal or snack. Restaurants and shops are conveniently located very near the school.
Accommodation options for your stay during your TEFL International course in Kathmandu are plentiful. We have built great relationships with numerous hotels of varying price ranges. We personally monitor and inspect each location for cleanliness and standard of service.
All options will have room service, a restaurant, green space, a balcony, as well as laundry and room cleaning services. Many hotels also have internet access and some have Wi-Fi.
Basic hotels start around US$ 407 per month. You’ll have a single room that is fan-cooled. You’ll have a single or double bed, a desk and private bath with hot water. Some rooms have a television.
Standard hotels start around US$ 559 per month. The rooms are similar to the basic hotel rooms but you can expect more in terms of service and overall standards.
Once you confirm your attendance on the course by paying your deposit, you’ll be sent a list of our accommodation options. To ensure you enjoy a large variety of options from which to choose your accommodation, we recommend you pay your deposit as early as you can. Of course, you’re always welcome to book your own hotel if you’d like.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have regarding accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 6 January 2020 - 31 January
- 3 February 2020 - 28 February
- 2 March 2020 - 27 March
- 6 April 2020 - 1 May
- 4 May 2020 - 29 May
- 1 June 2020 - 26 June
- 6 July 2020 - 31 July
- 3 August 2020 - 28 August
- 7 September 2020 - 2 October
- 2 November 2020 - 27 November
- 7 December 2020 - 1 January
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Kathmandu and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Kathmandu itself.
The balance of the course fees must be paid in cash in USD or Nepali currency in Kathmandu. All payments must be received by the end of lunch on the first day of the course.
Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.
* All the hotels we use for your accommodation provide free airport pick-up services. You will therefore be met by a driver at the airport and be taken directly to your hotel.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
We can book accommodation for you in our preferred hotels in Kathmandu. You are, of course, more than welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. After you have secured your place on the course we will provide full accommodation details and ask you to fill in an accommodation preference form. All payments are made directly to the hotel by cash or credit card either on arrival or on departure.
We can offer you a range of prices according to the standard of hotel and the type of room you would like to book. Prices for a basic hotel start at US$ 407 per month (for a single, non-AC room). Prices for a standard hotel start at US$ 559 per month (for a single, non-AC room).
Typically, a room in either a basic or standard option hotel will have single, double or twin beds, a wardrobe, a small desk and a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms may have a TV. All rooms have hot water. The difference between the basic and standard options is predominantly the facilities the hotel offers and the general standard of the hotel; although we are happy with the cleanliness and standard of all hotels we accommodate you in.
What travel documents will I need for Nepal?Expand
At the time of writing, all visitors to Nepal (excluding Indian nationals), require a visa. Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport for every nationality other than Chinese, or at most overland borders. Please note your passport should have at least six months validity remaining on arrival in Nepal.*
* As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Nepalese consulate or embassy.
What is the course schedule?Expand
We hold an orientation session at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the course. We recommend that you arrive in Kathmandu at least one day before in order to familiarize yourself with your surroundings and at least un-pack your bags before orientation.
Class-time is generally from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. five days a week (Monday to Friday) with breaks in between classes. A typical day in the classroom consists of four 1.5 hour ‘inputs’. Approximately six-eight days will be spent preparing and undertaking your teaching practice sessions. Course timetables will be distributed during the first input session on the first day of the course.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Your teaching practice will be conducted in a range of local governmental and private, primary and secondary schools and in some instances we may be teaching at orphanages, colleges and other institutions.
Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
We average eight trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.
Is there a dress code?Expand
There are no specific dress requirements for the input sessions held at the training centre. We do, however, ask you to be respectful of the country that you are in and ask you to dress in a modest fashion (no miniskirts, short shorts, low-cut tops etc.).
During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.