About Us

Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.
– John Wooden

Who We Are

The Global English Teaching Academy (GET Academy) is a world-class provider of initial teacher training courses for TEFL The academy is run by a team of professional teachers and administrators that offer a quality teacher training experience to candidates from around the world. Our trainers bring a wealth of experience teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) to students both in the Austrian public education system and abroad.

Our Aim

We aim to provide new EFL/ESOL teachers with the qualifications, theoretical knowledge and practical experience to succeed and secure employment in this demanding industry. Our program combines the Academy’s in-house TEFL-YL certificate and Trinity College London’s globally-recognised CertTESOL Student teachers complete these two qualifications while teaching English to Austrian students in their classroom environment at school´s across Austria.

Project weeks per year
Kids per year

Holistic Approach

The Global English Teaching (GET) Academy and its associated not-for-profit initiative Hello English! provides educational leadership in the field of language teaching. This partnership promotes a holistic approach to language learning based on the development of social and communicative competencies in an immersive learning environment.

GET leads the way in initial teacher training for students of TEFL by putting theory into practice in authentic Austrian classrooms, while Hello English! connects teachers who are native speakers of English with Austrian children through project-based, cultural and linguistic exchange.


At the GET Academy we are a fusion of people, from a multitude of different backgrounds and cultures, who have come together to achieve a common goal and work towards something we believe in: delivering a high-quality, holistic approach to TEFL training. Our administrative staff work alongside our teachers and trainers, to ensure that our students are supported and guided throughout their initial teacher training course here at the GET Academy!

Nice to
meet you!
Gehard Riedl

Big Boss

Ursula Burghardt

Managing Director

Joanna Bingham

Director of Studies

Tobias Wall

BA Hons, CertTESOL
Academic Manager

Emmet Higgins

BEng, BEng Tech, CertTESOL
SAcademic Manager

Successful completion of the program will not only equip participants with the skills and qualifications to work in the ELT industry, but also instill in them the confidence and authority to be successful ELT practitioners across a variety of fields.

Director of Studies

Our Location

We are an Austrian based academy, who believe in giving everyone the opportunity to learn English. Therefore our passion is TEFL teaching with Native Speakers, from around the globe, giving Austrian children the opportunity to learn English as a second language.

Our main campus is based in Vorchdorf, near Gmunden, close to the Lake Traunsee in the famous Salzkammergut. Check out our other campuses and some of the famous cities around Austria!

In the heart of Europe