What is LEAP?

LEAP is a project based learning program that will allow participants to explore a current challenge facing the business and make recommendations for how to address it. It will provide participants with hands on experience of cross functional teamwork, communication and project management.

There are four phases of LEAP: Learn, Explore, Act and Present.

Who is LEAP for?

Any teacher who has worked with EF for more than six months can apply for the program. Additionally, teachers should:

  • Be a strong performer

  • Be able to work to deadlines

  • Have strong communication skills

  • Be able to demonstrate how they will complete this program on top of their schedule.

  • Not be involved in another training program (Online distance, CertTESOL, DipTESOL, or DELTM)

It was an excellent opportunity to meet other teachers in Beijing and discuss issues affecting the company. Before this project I had very little experience in project management and I have learned a lot from the successes and failures of my project.
— BJ Teacher


Local and international teachers are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted through an online application process. As well as all the usual information that goes into application forms (name, center, email address etc.) you will be asked to complete 5 descriptive questions (200-300 words each). These are:

  1. Reasons why you would like to participate in the event.

  2. State why you believe that you are a suitable candidate for this program.

  3. Think about the last time you achieve a goal. Outline the steps you took.

  4. Think about a recent experience of working as part of a team. What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

  5. Briefly outline challenges you expect to meet while doing this program and how you intend to overcome them.

    For Q4 above, please use the STAR model to frame your answers.

  • Situation: Present a recent challenge or situation in which you found yourself in.

  • Task: What did you have to achieve? 

  • Action: What did you do? 

  • Results: What was the outcome of your actions?

We encourage you to complete your answers in a word document in advance of applying and then pasting them into the application form so that it does not time out.

The program was great at teaching me problem solving, about cross-departmental projects, and gave me a better understanding of survey methods.
— BJ Teacher