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TEFL course

The CTEFL training center is a Via Lingua franchise and functions within the Benedict School – the biggest and most popular language school in the city.

Via Lingua is a member of IATEFL (International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language) with 10 centres in 8 countries spread across 3 continents. Via Lingua is currently the world’s third largest provider of TEFL courses. It prepares and examines candidates for the Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CTEFL).

The Benedict School Saint Petersburg’ is the only teaching center in Saint Petersburg providing a TEFL course. The center is conveniently located in the heart of the city, near the Winter Palace on the river Neva. Culture, entertainment and shopping facilities are all within walking distance.

Benedict School Saint Petersburg has been providing the TEFL course since 2002.
We have more than 130 satisfied graduates of various nationalities including British, American, Australian and African. We offer TEFL certificate courses at fixed dates 4 times a year. No previous teaching experience or special qualifications are required. The only requirement is fluency in English.

Considering that there is such a significant demand for teachers around the world with TEFL job opportunities available in almost every country, TEFL therefore offers a combination of employment with a truly exceptional opportunity to experience other cultures and languages.



Our trainers

Our trainers are the native-speakers with an obligatory period of work in Russia and Russian highly qualified teaching instructors with international work background. They have experience in teaching students of different levels and age groups.


Information upon request.


Information upon request.


TEFL 2023
2nd — 20th October

TEFL 2024
5th — 24th February


60 000 rub for foreign students,
55 000 rub for Russians.


"I completed my TEFL certification with Benedict School in May and June of 2016. Overall, I found it to be a very positive and useful experience. As a native speaker, I didn’t possess a very deep knowledge of the intricacies of English grammar before starting the course, much less how to actually explain them to students. However, by the end of the course, I felt confident in my ability to teach effectively and have been teaching professionally ever since finishing with my certification. TEFL is an intensive course that packs a considerable bounty of information into a four-week training session, but the instructors were all very knowledgeable and helpful, and there is plenty of practice in preparing for lessons and the act of teaching itself. I would recommend the TEFL course to anyone interested in exploring a career in English teaching."