Length of training: 4 weeks
Tuition: Approximately $ 1,725
($ 500 Deposit, 938 Euro balance)
(housing costs are not included)
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TEFL Certification Course Sardinia Italy
Earn your internationally recognized 120 hour TEFL Certification in the heart of the Mediterranean on the rustic Italian isle of Sardinia. A rugged paradise of rolling citrus groves and forested mountains where verdant meadows overlook white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, Sardinia has been a crossroads of history and culture since the dawn of civilization. From
Phoenician merchants and Roman centurions to the great powers of Byzantium, Spain and Savoy, Sardinia’s strategic location has made it a prize for conquering powers. Yet while great empires have come and gone, the island’s fishermen, shepherds and farmers have proudly maintained their ancient culture in the island’s sleepy villages and classic medieval ports. Today, the Sardinia’s unrivaled beauty and distinct local character offer a unique an authentic Italian experience off the beaten paths of Rome, Florence and Venice.
The course itself is held just steps away from the shores of the Mediterranean in the medieval port of Alghero, a charming seaside town of cobblestone streets, lively piazzas and honey-colored buildings that traces its roots to the 11thcentury. While it was founded by the Genoese, Alghero’s history and identity has been largely shaped by the Catalans, who colonized the town in the 14th century and left behind a legacy of magnificent Gothic monuments as well as the Catalan language, which is still spoken by a large segment of the population and can be seen on street signs and menus throughout the town.
As a TEFL student spending four weeks here, you will have ample time to dive into the city’s past and experience the warmth of its people while exploring its exquisite Catalan-Gothic monuments, browsing the charming shops lining its intimate streets and lingering over a glass of local wine or a cappuccino in a street-side bar or café.
The International TEFL Academy Sardinia is located in the historic port of Alghero on Sardinia’s northwestern coast. Our school is equipped with air-conditioned classrooms, a library of ESL teaching materials, computers, printers, photocopier, and audio-visual equipment.
In Alghero, the International TEFL Academy’s Partner TEFL course is run in cooperation with inlingua Alghero, a well-reputed language school that organizes native-speaker taught language courses during the autumn and winter months for the locals of Alghero, and holds group courses for international travelers from all over Europe who come to Alghero during the spring and summer months for the express purpose of learning Italian. International TEFL Academy Alghero is a trusted member of an international network of language schools and as such is able to help TEFL graduates obtain employment with its affiliates worldwide, or even in Sardinia, should a graduate decide to opt for "island living". The school is conveniently located near both public gardens and beaches and is equipped with air- conditioning.
Classes are small (typically under 15 students) and led by highly qualified and experienced instructors. This class represents a full-time commitment and typically entails 4-6 hours of class time and 1-2 hours of practicum (practice teaching) daily Monday – Friday (daily schedules will vary). Reading and written assignments will also be required of all students.
It is not necessary or required to purchase books or course materials in advance. Materials are available onsite.
International TEFL Academy offers lifetime job placement assistance for all our graduates.
Tuition fee covers:
- TEFL TESOL course fee
- Course Book
- Job placement assistance throughout Italy and lifetime job guidance worldwide
Tuition does not cover:
- Personal Expenses
- International Flights
- Visa, Insurance, Airport Pick up
- Housing is paid direct to hostel & apartments directly in Sardinia
The onsite Course Director in Sardinia will assist students with making arrangements for accommodations. All student accommodations in Sardinia are either in or near the center of the city. Depending on the location of accommodations, your commute may range from a five minute walk to a 20 minute bus ride. You may also arrange for accommodations on your own, however it is strongly recommended that you consult with the onsite Course Director prior to making any arrangements.
Shared Apartment: (with fellow students)
Students may reserve a single or twin room* in a shared, furnished apartment (with other students). Use of a common bathroom and kitchen are included, as are weekly changes of towels and sheets.
*Twin rooms are shared accommodations available only for participants traveling together
A single room in a shared apartment STARTS at €500 for one month's rent.
The price of shared room starts at €400 per person.
Private Studio Apartment
Students may also book a private studio apartment suitable for one or two students planning to stay together. All apartments are completely furnished, including a fully equipped kitchen and towels and linens for the bathroom and bedroom.
COST: Prices START at €1000 per person for one month's rent.
NOTE: a deposit of €100 is required for booking arrangements. All or partial payment will be returned if accommodations are left in satisfactory conditions.
Meals are the responsibility of the participant. Affordable meals may be purchased throughout Alghero and the island of Sardinia at very reasonable prices.
Flights are available directly to Alghero, Cagliari, and Olbia from select Italian and European cities. The island is also accessible by ferry from Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Naples and several other Italian ports.
Transfer from Airport or Ferry
Program fee does not cover airport transfer/pick-up and reception service (NOTE: International TEFL Academy does NOT offer airport drop-off/return services). Upon enrollment, our Student Services Department and the onsite Course Director will provide you with details regarding your arrival plans.
The city of Alghero offers a variety of telecommunication and medical facilities/services. Mobile phones are readily available for purchase or rent, while Internet service is available at the school’s facility and at Internet cafés and business centers around Alghero.
Sardinia enjoys a typical maritime Mediterranean climate encompassing hot summers (day-time temperatures often surpass 90 F/30 C) and cool, damp winters (daytime temperatures typically hover in the 40s F/8-12 C). Visitors can usually expect to spend a pleasant day at the beach from April through early October.
Recreational Activities and Sight-seeing
With more than 1,200 miles of coastline, five millennia of history and spectacular mountainous landscapes dotted with thousand-year-old villages, delightful cities and enchanting hamlets, Sardinia offers endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment. The island’s rugged terrain and spectacular scenery make it a paradise for those who enjoy hiking, cycling and rock climbing, while the serene coves, tranquil inlets and azure waters that line its coast provide for excellent swimming, boating and diving. Of course, one can always just grab a good book (or some TEFL homework) and spend a relaxing afternoon on one Sardinia’s world famous beaches, which are widely considered to be among the finest in Europe.
The island is also dotted with innumerable historical monuments and sites spanning more than 5000 years of history. Remnants of Sardinia’s Phoenician and Roman past litter the island’s landscapes while cities like Cagliari and Alghero offer a treasure trove of medieval architectural gems. Particularly unique to Sardinia are the thousands of Bronze Age towers known as nuraghi, which can be found throughout the island, as well as the natural scenery of the Grotta di Nettuno(Neptune’s Grotto), a vast network of underground lakes, stalactites and rock formations, which is just a short distance from Alghero.
Sardinia offers one of the most unique regional cuisines in Italy and its rich culinary heritage appropriately reflects the hearty, rustic lifestyle of its people. Naturally, along the coast fresh seafood is abundant, while inland dishes focus primarily on fresh produce, wild game and a wide assortment of locally produced cheeses, wines and cured meats, which many connoisseurs maintain is the equal of anything found on the mainland.
Common local dishes and specialties include a fantastic paper-thin bread known as carta de musica (“music paper”), the famous Pecorino Sardo cheese made from sheep’s milk; and flaky panada pies made with vegetables and meats (inland), or eel (along the coast). Naturally, you’ll want to wash down such tasty treats with a glass of the hearty local red wine known as Cannonau, or perhaps a few swigs of Mirto, a powerful after-dinner digestive made from myrtle berries.
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