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Suzanne Furstner Scholarship 2016


Cactus TEFL Scholarship Winner

Through the Suzanne Furstner Prize Cactus TEFL is giving away a TESOL course in London or a CELTA course in Bogota, Colombia and we have now chosen our TEFL scholarship winner and runner-up! Our entrants were asked to make a short video explaining why they want to become an English language teacher. We received a number of fantastic entries and everyone who entered demonstrated varied and genuine reasons for wanting to become an English teacher. There were a number of inspirational entries which were selected for our top 6 finalists' list.


The Winner

There can only be one winner and the video we chose was from Lauren, from the UK. You can watch Lauren's video here. Lauren will take her competition prize of a free TEFL course in either London or Bogota, Colombia.

We have also chosen one runner-up and that is Kinga from Hungary. Kinga's video can be found here. Kinga will receive a discount on any TEFL course offered by Cactus TEFL and the Cactus TEFL online course.

Congratulations to both our winner and runner-up and thank you to everyone who participated in our competition!


Suzanne Furstner Prize


This annual prize gives aspiring English language teachers from all the world the chance to win a TEFL course. The Suzanne Furstner Scholarship was set up in 2006 in memory of our much-loved colleague Suzanne. To date, we have sent winners to take CELTA and TESOL courses in centres all over the world.

Previous Scholarships

Read 2014 Scholarship Winner Shervin Hejazi's piece
Shervin took a Trinity CertTESOL course in Prague, Czech Republic

Read 2013 Scholarship Winner Rumina Iftikhar's piece
Rumina took a CELTA course in Philadelphia, USA

Read 2012 Scholarship Winner Anna Jones' piece
Anna took a CELTA course in Brighton, UK

Read 2011 Scholarship Winner Sarah Chamberlain's piece
Sarah followed a CELTA course in Barcelona, Spain

Scholarship Articles 2010 and Winner Simon Vittorio Moore's blog
Find out about Simon's CELTA course in San Francisco and his first TEFL job in Italy.

Scholarship Articles 2009 and Winner Tatty Scott's blog
Follow Tatty in her life changing journey on a TEFL course in Milan, Italy.

Scholarship Articles 2008 and Winner Georgina Newcombe's blog
Georgina wrote of her CELTA and Spanish course experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Scholarship Articles 2007 and Winner Anna Prime's blog
Anna wrote an online journal of her CELTA course and teaching experiences in Seville, Spain.

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