This year’s lucky winner will jet off to a location of choice in Italy and embark upon a four-week TEFL qualification and a two-week Italian language course. The prize also includes accommodation and return travel to the UK.
Scholarship entrants simply have to write an original 1000-1500 word assignment on the topic ‘Six weeks in Italy’, interpreted in any way they choose. In addition to this creative writing project, candidates are also required to complete a short language awareness task to assess their grammar skills ahead of taking a TEFL qualification.
The recession has seen an increase in the number of people applying to take TEFL courses, the main appeal being that teaching abroad allows you to live in a different country and become part of the community, experiencing the real culture and often learning a new language. Teaching English overseas is a great option for people wishing to travel the world whilst getting paid for doing it. Jenny Johnson, Head of Cactus TEFL, comments: ‘The Suzanne Furstner Foundation Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. We’ll fly the winner to their choice of location in Italy where they will learn the ins and outs of TEFL in inspirational surroundings, and enjoy a truly life-changing experience.’
Candidates have until 1st October to draft their creative assignments and enter via the Cactus TEFL website: http://www.cactustefl.com/about_us/suzanne_furstner_foundation/scholarship.php.The winner for 2009 will be announced at the London Language Show at the end of October.