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here are far too many attractions to list but highlights include the famous Acropolis, the hills of Pnyx and Philopappos, the ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus and the Theatre of Dionysus.
Founded over 3,000 years ago upon the famed rock of Acropolis, Athens has evolved into an important and vibrant European city.
The past is ever present in Athens and the city thrives on its reputation as the birthplace of one of the world’s greatest civilizations, responsible for some of the greatest minds the world has ever known.
Greece attracts a large number of foreign teachers every year due to the warm Mediterranean climate,
Athens is home to the biggest job market for teachers, while other cities such as Thessaloniki, Larissa, Heraklion, and Corfu are also popular.

TESOL Certifications in Athens | TESOL in Greece

Athens is packed full of history and its origins can be traced back over 3,000 years. Yet it wasn’t until 1834 that Athens finally became the capital of Greece. Athens’ infrastructure has developed quickly over the last few years—with new highways, a new airport, new public transportation routes, a new railway (the Proastiakos), massive shopping centers, stadiums and sport centers all having been built within the past two decades. The port of Piraeus has also developed to one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean.

For the tens of thousands of tourists who visit the Greek capital, the historical center of Athens is the most significant area of the city. This shrine of democracy is home to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and various other monuments celebrating the glory of Athens’ past. The area between Plaka, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street and Keramikos has been pedestrianised, and includes almost all the best sights of Athens.

You won’t be short of things to see during your TESOL training course in Athens. The Acropolis is probably at the top of the list, with the new Acropolis museum nearby and the ancient theatre of Dionysus opposite. The original Odeon, the Herodes Atticus Odeon, is further down the road. The hills of Filopapos and Pnyx are also close, as well as the ancient Agora and the temple of Hephaestus. The old neighborhoods of Athens Plaka, Anafiotika and Monastiraki on the northwest slopes of the sacred rock are all worth visiting.

Nowadays, Plaka is one of the main attractions for tourists, with plenty of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Anafiotika is a small, scenic neighborhood of Athens, with its traditional whitewashed houses lining the tiny winding streets and steps.

Athens has excellent transport services, so getting around during your TESOL course shouldn’t be a problem.

With its plethora of shops in famous neighborhoods such as Erou Stree, Ailou Street and Kolonaki, Athens is a shopper’s paradise. Many more shops are on the two main streets that head to the Parliament square: Panepistimiou and Stadiou. You can’t leave Athens without going to the markets—the most famous of which is Monastiraki and the flea market. Also worth a visit are the Athens markets on Athinas Street and the small shops on Evrypidou Street.

Athens is also the site of a wide variety of great food options. From local ethnic cuisine in the souvlaki shops, to international grill houses and pizzerias, Athens houses the whole lot.

There are numerous beaches in Athens and on the peninsula of Attica. Most popular are the beaches in Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Kavouri, Glyfada, with Alimos the nearest to the centre of Athens. On the east coast of Attica, there are many sea resorts very popular among the Athenians with plenty of pleasant beaches.

Why choose Athens? TEFL International Athens is conveniently located near Athens University campus in the Ilisia/ Zografou area of downtown Athens. Athens is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Often called the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy, it also includes a buzzing modern metropolis, with an excellent public transport system, entertainment facilities and vibrant nightlife. The Acropolis is a UNESCO world heritage site and is described in Patricia Shultz’s, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die as the most important ancient monument of the Western world. Coastal resorts like Glyfada are within easy reach. The port of Piraeus is just 30 minutes on the metro, enabling trips to the spectacular Greek islands and even more world heritage sites such as Rhodes and Delos and several more of Patricia Shultz’s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die such as Mykonos, Santorini, Patmos, Symi and Hydra.

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The School

The TESOL training center in Athens is located near the Athens University campus in downtown Athens. There are nine classrooms spread over three floors, and also a spacious basement which provides an additional quiet place to work on lesson preparation. Ground-level access and an elevator to all floors ensure that all areas of the school are fully accessible. Teaching practice for the TESOL course is with classes and small groups of Greek children and teenagers, providing you with the real teaching experience you need to prepare you for your first teaching job after the course.

The TESOL school is in a pleasant and quiet neighborhood, yet close to all the facilities catering for students in the area, including numerous shops, restaurants and bars. There is a bus stop a few yards from the TESOL training center with frequent services to the central Syntagma Square, which is less than a couple of miles away.

Why complete a TESOL course in Athens?

  • The TEFL International training centre is based in a school of English so there’s no need to travel off-site for teaching practice.
  • Teaching practice with real Greek learners of English prepares you for the reality of the classroom. You’ll be teaching children and teenagers like most of the TESOL learners worldwide.
  • We have a maximum of five trainees per trainer, ensuring you get plenty of individual support and feedback.
  • We have close ties with many employers in Greece, so we’re in a unique position to help you find the job you want in Greece—or anywhere else for that matter.
  • We have a extensive network of partners for employment opportunities worldwide.
  • We offer ongoing professional support and career guidance after you graduate.
  • You’re able to choose accommodation that matches your preference and budget.


We recommend a variety of accommodation options during your TESOL course in Athens, including apartments, hotels and hostels offering private rooms and shared dorms. Choices depend on individual preferences and budget, the number of people travelling together and time of year. All the options are centrally located to provide easy access to the TESOL training center.

After having paid the course deposit, the TESOL center in Athens will provide an extensive list of suitable accommodation, and will advise you on options for sharing with other trainees on the same course.

There are several possibilities:

  • An apartment for one or two people costs from around 800 euros for the month.
  • A single room in a cheap hotel costs from around 25 euros per night, and a double room from around 18 euros per person per night.
  • Peak season single room rates rise to around 40 euros per night for a single and 25 per person for a double.
  • A dorm room with 4 to 6 beds costs from around 12 euros per person per night, rising to around 16 euros at the height of summer.

Course dates

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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Athens and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.

Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
In Athens Courses
Euros 1200
to be paid on arrival
Online CELTA courses
Euros 1350
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Athens itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable in cash, certified cashier’s check, or by credit/debit card. Bank transfers are also possible but funds will need to be received before the first day of the course.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    We recommend a variety of accommodation options in Athens, including apartments, hotels and hostels offering private rooms and shared dorms. Choices depend on individual preferences and budget, the number of people travelling together and the time of year. All the options are centrally located to provide easy access to the training center.

    At the time of your enrollment, we will provide an extensive list of suitable accommodation and will advise you on options for sharing with other trainees on the same course.

    An apartment for one or two people costs from around 800 euro for the month.

    A single room in a budget hotel costs from around 25 euro per night and a double room from around 18 euro per person per night. In the peak season, rates rise to around 40 euro per night for a single and 25 euro per person for a double.

    A dorm room with between 4 and 6 beds costs from around 12 euro per person per night, rising to around 16 euro at the height of summer.

  • What travel documents will I need for greece?


    All visitors to Greece are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. EU passport holders do not need a visa for Greece. American and Canadian citizens entering Greece for a period of less than 3 months require a valid passport, not a visa. For visits exceeding 3 months, authorization must be obtained in person by applying to the Aliens Bureau at least 20 days prior to the 3-month expiration date.

    Provided that your stay in Greece or the wider Schengen area is for no more than 90 days, nationals of the following countries do not require a visa to enter or transit through Greece, as long as the passport is valid for at least 3 months from the date of return from Greece:

    Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, South Korea, San Marino, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, The Vatican and Venezuela.

    Citizens of all countries not mentioned above do need a visa to enter Greece.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Greek consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?


    The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. you will also receive the full course schedule at this time. Sessions generally run between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.

    Monday to Thursday:

    • 0930 – 1230: Input Sessions
    • 1230 – 1330: Lunch
    • 1330 – 1700: Guided Lesson Preparation Time
    • 1700 – 2000: Teaching Practice


    • 0930 – 1230: Input Sessions
    • 1230 – 1330: Lunch
    • 1330 – 1430: Unknown Language
    • 1430 – 1530: Job Guidance

    There are two input sessions each morning covering grammar, phonology, teaching skills and classroom management.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    Teaching practice takes place in the afternoon, generally between five and eight o’clock.

    Each trainee usually teaches once per day to make up the total of ten hours during the course. Trainers provide extensive help with planning each lesson and give written feedback which forms the basis of the feedback discussion after each lesson.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?


    Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?


    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.

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