Our Teach in South Africa Program combines teaching experience along with the incredible experience of volunteering in disadvantaged communities. After completing your 120 Hour TEFL course, you will join and live with a group of volunteers from around the world for four weeks near sunny Port Elizabeth. Your time will be spent teaching a wide range of students in local classrooms, assisting with sports, dance, homework programs and much more. This is truly a once in a lifetime adventure. You will form deep bonds with the people around you, share incredible moments with locals, colleagues, students and program coordinators, explore a region that is less traveled, broaden your own horizons, all while helping to make the world a better place.



Accredited TEFL certificate recognized worldwide


Real teaching experience that employers love to see


Full accommodations provided for the entire Internship


Daily private transportation to and from the volunteer location


$150 from the program fee is directly donated to the project


  • 8 APRIL 2024
  • 6 MAY 2024
  • 3 JUNE 2024
  • 8 JULY 2024
  • 5 AUGUST 2024
  • 2 SEPTEMBER 2024
  • 7 OCTOBER 2024
  • 4 NOVEMBER 2024
  • 2 DECEMBER 2024
  • 6 JANUARY 2025
  • 3 FEBRUARY 2025
  • 3 MARCH 2025

Pre Trip

  • Complete your 120 Hour Online TEFL course
  • Make sure your vaccines are up to date
  • Purchase insurance
  • Purchase a plane ticket
  • Pack your bags!

You will be met at the airport by our ground team, who will take you to our beautiful volunteer home (ocean views!) where you’ll stay for the duration of the program. You’ll be sharing with other like minded volunteers from around the globe. You’ll live like a family, taking turns cooking, cleaning, and sharing stories and cultures.

Food is provided for the duration of the program. Snacks, alcoholic beverages etc are extra.

You will be given an orientation of the township, the project, and the various people who are involved with it. Part of the orientation will include outlining the needs of the community at the moment, how you will fit in, your schedule, work guidance, and other details. You will also be provided with a welcome package which includes a local SIM card and a map.

Tasks vary according to the time of the year, and volunteers are able to choose from a combination of different programs to fit specific needs, as well as provide some challenge and diversity.

Some tasks include:

Afterschool Homework Program
Dance & Theater Programs (for fun!)
Sports Programs
Teaching in one of 2 primary schools
Teaching and managing at a preschool

Transportation is provided to and from the volunteer house on a daily basis.

The program coordinators often organize weekend excursions, trips and activities which you may join (at an extra cost). You are also welcome to explore by yourself and with other volunteers evenings and weekends!

You will be provided with a certificate and recommendations from the project directors in appreciation of the work and support you have provided the community.

Many volunteers choose to continue travelling in South Africa once they have completed their program. Our local team on the ground is extremely helpful and friendly, and can assist you with your travel plans.

You will have likely developed bonds with the people you have selflessly helped and worked with that go beyond the ordinary. Cherish the moments and memories!

What’s Included

  • 120 Hour Online TEFL course
  • pre-departure preparation assistance
  • airport pickup & transfers from Port Elizabeth
  • all accommodations & meals
  • city tour & orientation program
  • transportation to & from project sites
  • $150 donation to the project community
  • 24/7 on the ground assistance in S. Africa


  • a positive attitude
  • a desire to help
  • an open mind
  • strong English skills
  • medical insurance

How to Apply

  • Click the “Book” button and place your deposit
  • Start working on your TEFL
  • Within 3 days of Booking, email the following to intern@mytefl.com
    • Cover letter
    • Recent photo
    • CV or resume
    • Scan of your passport
    • Scan of your degree (if applicable)
  • One of our coordinators will be in touch to process your application!

How to Apply

  • Click the “Book” button and place your deposit
  • Start working on your TEFL
  • Within 3 days of Booking, email the following to intern@mytefl.com
    • Cover letter
    • Recent photo
    • CV or resume
    • Scan of your passport
    • Scan of your degree (if applicable)
  • One of our coordinators will be in touch to process your application!


The TEFL Africa internship is a short term volunteer style program. You will be helping out in underserved communities which have little resources. There is no stipend or salary provided. Part of the program fee is a donation to help support the project.

Yes, non-natives with a good command of English are eligible to apply for our South Africa TEFL internship.

The online TEFL portion takes place prior to arrival in South Africa and usually takes between 3 - 6 weeks to complete. The hands-on experience in South Africa is 4 weeks in length.

Accommodations and meals are included. Transportation to and from the school is also included.

A formal report is not needed. Teachers should disclose any significant mental or physical health conditions when signing up for the program.

Your base will be the lovely beach town of Port Elizabeth. You will be teaching in a local township (approximately 20 minute drive from the city) close by.

TEFL training starts with our 120 Hour online TEFL course which will cover everything you need to handle your own classes. The Orientation in South Africa does not include additional TEFL training.

The start dates are monthly except for around Xmas holidays.

You will have accommodations for the duration of the program. You will stay in a large house near the beach with other volunteers from around the world.

Medical insurance is not included. All myTEFL South Africa interns need to procure their own medical insurance coverage.

First, carefully review the requirements and FAQs. If you're eligible to apply, place a deposit using the Enroll/Booking button. This will grant you immediate access to your online TEFL course and provide a link to an application form. Complete the form and submit the listed application documents. One of our friendly Coordinators will reach out via email within 2 days of booking to continue the process.

No, a degree is not necessary to TEFL South Africa.

Our South Africa TEFL program does not have a passport requirement. All nationalities are welcome.

Yes, friends and couples are welcome to apply to TEFL in South Africa together. You would stay in the same accommodations and work in the same township.

We recommend bringing at least $500 USD for personal expenses, tourist activities, weekend excursions with other volunteers etc.

A criminal background check is not required for our TEFL South Africa Internship.

Pets are not allowed on this Africa TEFL internship.

Knowing another language is not necessary, but learning a few phrases and words of Xhosa will make you a superstar with the locals you work with :).

Your placement in South Africa will be at a local elementary school in an underserved community.

As a short term volunteer, you would either enter visa free, or obtain a tourist visa if necessary (passport dependent).

Yes, the program can be extended. There would be additional fees. Please contact us if you are interested in staying longer.