Special offers and scholarships TEFL. You are invited to enter to win tuition for our 4-week TEFL Program in selected locations throughout the world.

Special Offers & Scholarships

There are so many reasons to study abroad, each with lasting benefits


 The 2020 scholarship competition is open!

Every year we offer scholarships to outstanding students for our programs.

The 2020 Via Lingua “Ernestine Moore Scholarship” Essay Contest

You are invited to enter our essay contest to win tuition for our 4-week TEFL Program in selected locations throughout the world. In order to be eligible for this Essay Contest Award you must submit an essay following the guidelines included below, along with your full name, country of origin and an email address where we can contact you if you are the winner.

Please note that you must submit an application to any of the following centers, with your €275 application deposit, to be eligible.
Participants are eligible to win the following scholarship award.

4 week tuition* at any one of the following Via Lingua TEFL Centers:
Florence, Sardinia, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Crete, Arequipa.
*(Please note that housing is not included)

Contestants must submit an essay on the topic
"Why I Want to Become an English Teacher".
All submitted essays must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Essays must be between 300 - 500 words in length.
  • Essays must be in English.
  • Essays must be written by the contestant and not a friend or family member.
  • Essays must be submitted as an electronic file in a Word document or other standard word processing format.


Essays will be judged using the following criteria:                    

  • Providing a strong response to essay topic.
  • Creativity and originality.
  • Correct use of English grammar and vocabulary.
  • Organization, structure and consistency of tone.


Essay submission deadline is December 31, 2019.
Winning essays will be selected from all valid entries by January 15, 2020
Essays must be submitted via email to info@vialingua.org. Contest winners will be notified via email.

Ernestine Moore was a lifelong advocate of education and worked tirelessly to promote educational opportunities for children and young adults. Through her personal and professional advocacy in the field of Social Work and Children’s Rights she had a lasting contribution to her field and all those around her. She lived and practiced Service Learning. The author of the widely adopted college textbook "Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice", Ernestine was a staunch supporter of Via Lingua and its dedication to global learning and multicultural understanding for all ages.

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The 2020 Via Lingua "Robert F. Shandorf Scholarship” Essay Contest

You are invited to enter to win tuition for our 4-week TEFL Program in selected locations throughout the world. In order to be eligible for this Essay Contest Award you must submit an essay following the guidelines included below, along with your full name, country of origin and an email address where we can contact you if you are the winner.

Please note that you must submit an application to any of the following centers, with your €275 application deposit, to be eligible.
Participants are eligible to win the following scholarship award.

4 week tuition* at any one of the following Via Lingua TEFL Centers:
Florence, Sardinia, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Crete, Arequipa.
*(Please note that housing is not included)

Contestants must submit an essay answering the following question:

"What are the THREE most important qualities you would want your students to be able to recognize in you as a potential teacher? Please focus on personal and professional qualities, talents, or experiences unique to you and provide examples and other evidence to support these."

All submitted essays must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Essays must be between 300 - 500 words in length.
  • Essays must be in English.
  • Essays must be written by the contestant and not a friend or family member.
  • Essays must be submitted as an electronic file in a Word document or other standard word processing format.


Essays will be judged using the following criteria:                    

  • Providing a strong response to essay topic.
  • Creativity and originality.
  • Correct use of English grammar and vocabulary.
  • Organization, structure and consistency of tone.


Essay submission deadline is December 31, 2019.
Winning essays will be selected from all valid entries by January 15, 2020
Essays must be submitted via email to info@vialingua.org. Contest winners will be notified via email.

Robert  Shandorf  was a lifelong educator, passionate about literature, particularly that of American 20th century writers. Over his many years of teaching he received hundreds of letters and other expressions of gratitude from his students for opening their minds to the power of great works of fiction and poetry.  His love of language and his respect for those respecting and relishing it was remarkable. His favorite novel was The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and he was honored to work on the planning committee for St. Paul's Centennial Fitzgerald Celebration in 1996. He was, in every way, a teacher.

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International Teaching Scholarship 2020
Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all applicants who have had teaching experience in college or after graduating, and who have demonstrated an interest in teaching internationally. Amount: €250

Teach in Italy Scholarship 2020
Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to students of Italian origin who have demonstrated an interest in teaching in Italy and have some familiarity with the Italian language and culture. Amount: €250

Florence Municipality Scholarship 2020
Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to students who will be studying in Florence for the first time. Amount: €250

American Language Center Scholarship 2020
Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to students who are interested in sharing their language and culture by working or volunteering at the American Language Center of Florence. Amount: €250

2020 Florence Teacher Training Scholarships
The Via Lingua Center in Florence, Italy, is pleased to announce two new tuition scholarships for 2019. The Florence Teaching Scholarships have been created in honor and memory of a joyous, dedicated school teacher who was a strong supporter of international education and the programs in Florence. Her teaching has inspired generations of global citizens.

The scholarship contest is open to all applicants wishing to gain Via Lingua TEFL Certification in Florence, Italy. Two $500 tuition scholarships will be awarded.

Double-up discount
Book together with a friend for the same course and you can both claim a 100 EUR discount on the advertised price. Offer applies to selected course dates and locations. We can also arrange for you to share the same accommodation if required.

Please note that you must submit an application to any of the following centers, with your €275 application deposit, to be eligible.

 

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