Kerala at a Glance
Kerala, God’s Own Country
With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine… All of which offer you a unique experience. And what’s more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other – a singular advantage no other destination offers.
Kerala, India’s most advanced society: With hundred percent literacy. World-class health care systems. India’s lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is India’s cleanest state.
Working in India
To work as an English teacher in India requires a visa. Currently employment visas are not issued for non-Indian English teachers. However, we can offer you the opportunity to gain teaching experience by taking our Certificate in Teaching Experience (after completing the Cert.TESOL). You will be assigned to a mentor and you will receive weekly seminars to assist in your professional development. You can gain experience teaching various levels of students.
During this course, you will receive free accommodation and a living allowance of Rs.10000/- a month which is sufficient to live comfortably.
This programme is available only to international trainees according to our requirements. Once you are accepted on the course, you will be asked if you wish to participate in this programme so that we can provide you with documentation to apply for a one year student visa.
Once you leave Kerala after 1 year, you will have your Trinity Cert. TESOL certificate plus one academic year of teaching experience which will stand you in good stead when applying for the numerous teaching opportunities available in other countries.
Living in Kerala
- If you eat at home then expect to spend about Rs.3000/- month on food.
- If you travel by bus twice a day it’s approximately Rs.50 a day.
- The rest would depend on what your lifestyle is like. Here’s some useful information about prices:
Cinema — about Rs.200
Beer at a normal bar — Rs.150
2 litres of bottled water—Rs.40
Eating at a restaurant (buffet) — Rs.350 to 600
Traditional Kerala meal— Rs.60
FRRO and Health Insurance
All the international trainees need to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office within 15 days of their arrival. We will assist you to do this.
For our interns, we include a free, comprehensive health insurance with Max BUPA.
Visa Support in Kerala, India
We can support you by sending relevant documents to get either a short course visa or a student visa. You should apply for a visa through the website of your nearest Indian High Commission in your home country.