TEFL / TESOL CERTIFICATION COURSE
IN CRETE, GREECE

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TEFL / TESOL COURSE OVERVIEW

Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL TESOL certification that will qualify you for English teaching jobs in Greece and around the World?

This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but personalized job placement assistance for finding jobs teaching English in Greece and around the globe.

Wherever you decide to do your TEFL course, you are unlikely to find a more charming and beautiful location than Crete. From the life and vitality of the old town of Chania to the medieval mountain villages, from the sun-drenched sandy beaches with their year-round sunshine to the Minoan ruins of Knossos - Crete seems to offer everything. The wild landscapes of the interior and the majestically unspoiled trekking opportunities of the nearby Samaria Gorge make you forget sometimes that you are never more than a few miles from a palm-fringed beach.

The largest of the Greek islands is cheaply and easily reachable by flight or ferry from Athens. Flights from Athens to Chania (airport code: CHQ) are reasonably priced, leave several times a day and take just 40 minutes. Fast and slow ferries are also available if you would prefer to take your time and cruise across the Aegean to Chania's local port. Upon arriving in Chania, you will be met by a member of our staff at the airport or ferry port and transferred to your beachfront accommodation. We will have everything arranged to welcome you to Crete and ensure a stress-free arrival.

* Note about Greece job market: Due to the recent economic crisis and strict visa regulations, Greece is not typically a viable job market for most Americans & other non-EU citizens. That said you can always take the course in Crete and move to Turkey, which offers an excellent job market and a similar experience. Citizens of the UK, Ireland and other EU nations will have an easier time getting a job in Greece, though pay is modest and the market is not as strong as it is in some other European countries.

TEFL / TESOL Class Details

LENGTH OF TRAINING:

4 weeks full-time.

TEFL COURSE DATES & AVAILABILITY:

We recommend enrolling at least 90 days prior to your course start date. More information here.

DAILY SCHEDULE & INTENSITY:

Students should expect to be in class from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (with breaks, of course), Monday-Friday. Weekends are primarily free for sight-seeing and relaxation, but some homework is required.

COURSE LOCATION:

The International TEFL Academy in Crete is situated in the center of Chania, Crete’s second city (and former capital) on the Northwest coast.

CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES:

Classes are capped at 12 students; Internet access is available at the school facilities, which also include a reference library, lounge (with outdoor terrace), and computer lab.

ITA PARTNER STATUS:

This is a partner course of International TEFL Academy. All students receive the full benefits of ITA students and alumni, including lifetime Job Search Guidance.

TEFL / TESOL Course Content

This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers.

PROFESSORS & LIVE PRACTICUM:

Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students.

ACCREDITATION:

All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by recognized bodies in the field. Read more.

HERE IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE:

  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

Tuition & Costs

The Cost of the TEFL Class is approximately $1,505 USD ($500 Deposit + 938 Euro Balance - exchange rates fluctuate daily).

TUITION INCLUDES:

TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa, Insurance
  • Housing (course director can assist with arranging housing)

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES:

Weekends are free except for the course project and we run a variety of social programs to some of the most fascinating parts of the island of Crete.

These include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • A trek down the Samaria Gorge
  • Visits to the beaches of Elafonisi, Falasarna and Gramvousa
  • Trips to the Minoan ruins of Knossos (home of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur)
  • Stays in one or more of the small villages on the South coast of the island where you can experience some more traditional Greek life, music, food is set within a relaxed and beautiful backdrop.

Enrollment & Eligibility

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.

Note: A 4-year BA college degree is not a core entry requirement to enroll for this course.

TO SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR:

TO ENROLL FOR THIS COURSE: 

NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS:

FURTHER DETAILS:

Please visit our Registration Procedures Page & Review our Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling.

Housing Arrangements

Upon enrollment, you will be put in touch with the Onsite Course Director who can assist with arranging you accommodations during the course.

Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school.

  • Fully Furnished with kitchenette - Options of shared or private rooms.
  • Studio Apartment - Cost is about 450 Euros. This option is suitable for those who would like the privacy and independence of their own furnished apartment. You can choose between furnished studios or small apartments for one person or two people traveling together. Bedrooms and bathrooms come complete with linens and towels and kitchens have all accessories. Double occupancy option is 350 euros per person.
  • Phone and Internet - Greece has a thriving Internet culture, so an Internet café shouldn't be out of your reach. If you do try to hook up to the telephone line in your Hotel or Domatia, you may need an adapter.
Housing Options are not included in The Crete TEFL Course We'll help you find housing during your Crete TEFL Course
 

Job Opportunities for Crete, Greece TEFL Students 

All students and graduates from the Crete TEFL Course receive hands-on job placement assistance from the local staff in Crete in addition to lifetime, worldwide, and online, job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. 

Read our Greece Country Profile to learn about the local job market for teaching English in Greece & watch videos of ITA alumni teaching in Greece.

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