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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 always a popular choice with CELTA trainees as it has a thriving market for qualified English language teachers. The city is also overflowing with historical sites and is within easy reach of several beaches and the calm blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. For a quick insight into all that Athens has to offer, click here to enjoy a virtual tour.

As well as its many attractions, Athens also provides a welcoming and safe environment in which to live, study and work. If you then add the great climate, delicious local cuisine, and the vibrant nightlife, you can begin to see why the city has been one of Europe’s most popular for decades.

No visit to Greece would be complete without heading to one of its many stunning islands, whether for the weekend or for an extended holiday at either end of the training course. Popular choices include the islands of Santorini and Mykonos which can be reached by a 30 minute flight. Hydra and Spetses are also popular and can be reached via hydrofoil in less than two hours.

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The School

The Athens center is located in a quiet area that is home to some of the city’s grand buildings, such as the House of Parliament, the National Library and the Academy of Letters. This central location is ideal as it is close to all the main transport links and within easy reach of the bustling city center.

Since its opening in 1989, the Athens center has trained over 3000 new teachers, many of who are still teaching in schools worldwide. The facility itself is a modern and well-equipped education center that has everything you will need to successfully complete the course. The Athens center offers a great training experience due to its:

  • High quality tutoring and extensive support during and after your course
  • Outstanding track record of results
  • Strong social media presence which is used for the benefit of our trainees and alumni
  • International PLN (Personal Learning Network), a resource that is available to our alumni for life
  • Experience working with thousands of teachers from around the globe

Accommodation

To make life as easy as possible for trainees, the Athens center provides reasonably priced accommodation in an apartment shared with other course members. Studio style apartments and apartments with multiple rooms are also available depending on your preference. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to stay in a local hotel that provides a good level of service at an affordable price.

Please note: Accommodation prices will be lower in the winter (low season) and a little higher in the summer season.

Prices per 4-week course:

Furnished room in shared apartment – 350 euro plus 50 euro guarantee*

Furnished apartment for two-four people – 650 euro plus 100 euro guarantee*

Studio apartment for one-two persons – 450 euro plus 100 euro guarantee*

* guarantees are held in case of damages or excessively high electricity bills.

Above prices include electricity, water, building common charges and Wi-Fi.

Course dates

2019

  • 4 November 2019 - 29 November

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.

 

Deposit
US$ 220
to be paid in advance
+
In Athens Courses
Euros 1050
to be paid six weeks before the start of the course

plus 160 euros in Cambridge assessment fees
An additional fee of 100 euros is applied to June, July and August months

Accomodation Fees

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    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, PayPal and bank transfer. For intensive courses, tuition fees must be paid no later than 3 weeks before a course start date, and in some cases, if for example the candidate needs a visa to enter the country, at least 6 weeks in advance or more, to give the candidate enough time for the visa application and processing. Once the course deposit has been made, you will receive a welcome package with full information on the course requirements, a booklet of pre-course tasks and study which must be undertaken before the course starts (and submitted to the course tutors either handwritten or in digital format). The balance of course fees is payable to the centre via bank transfer, PayPal or Western Union. You can also pay via credit card which allows you a number of installments on part time courses. Tuition fees do not include Cambridge assessment costs which vary, depending on the course type you opt for: On site courses cost an additional 160 euro. Online, blended CELTA course cost an additional 250 euro.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Candidates are free to find their own accommodation in Athens through services such as AirBnB or a student accommodation service which we will connect them to. We have a small number of furnished flats which we make available to our trainees on a first come first served basis.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    A typical day will begin with Teaching Practice during which you will either be the teacher or an observer of your Teaching Practice Group/Team. Each trainee must teach a minimum of 8 lessons which will be assessed and more which will be unassessed, in order to get to know the learners. After teaching practice, there will be a short break followed by peer and tutor feedback to the teachers, a lunch break in the common room or in a nearby café or restaurant. The afternoon is dedicated to input sessions, seminars and workshops on the different topics in the syllabus and an hour of help with lesson planning for subsequent teaching practices. It’s a longish day but there are good breaks, with time to relax and socialize or read in the library. A nearby small garden is available to have a break from lessons and there are some excellent places for lunch or coffee!

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    Many of our learners are local people, adults who are either unemployed or retired and wanting to learn something new. We also have many immigrants and refugees from a variety of countries, so we provide a truly multinational and multicultural teaching environment for our trainees, a great advantage for most teaching positions nowadays. Teaching practice feedback is collaborative and supportive and it is both oral and written based on the criteria as set out by Cambridge. Each lesson evaluation by the tutor is accompanied by a reflection written by the trainee who taught and an action plan laying down the course for improvement in the next lesson(s). The process is formative and has great results in producing teachers who are both reflective as well as highly accomplished in a wide range of methods and techniques.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    Our course participants are a mixture of novice teacher or teachers with little experience as well as teachers who have considerable experience but have never attended a formal training program and are interested in their professional development. The mix works well; the different skills and abilities make the course interesting and the sharing of ideas and inspiration fantastic! Both native and non-native speaking teachers with a high level of proficiency can attend the course which is in accordance with our equal opportunities philosophy and policies.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    All information regarding the school dress code will be forwarded in the information package to candidates but, in general, it’s a course in a school attended by adults who dress in city casuals. During teaching practice, trainees are expected to dress with the decorum and professionalism expected of teachers in the particular locale; this means no shorts or low cut tops or tank tops with midriffs showing – bearing in mind that we also have many refugee students who come from Muslim countries and the sight of a teacher attired in this way may not be the best course of action to maintain our student numbers!!!! ?

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Notepaper and pen or a tablet, laptop or similar device for taking notes are desirable. You will be given a folder for your portfolio in which all coursework will be placed and left at the centre at all times. Candidates should bring their own ring binders in which they can organize handouts and sample materials, but the overall attempt is to make use of less paper for environmental reasons. There is free Wi-Fi at the centre and a common room for breaks and lunches, snacks and a library for quiet time and study.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    You will need your centre report which you can use in lieu of your CELTA Certification which is sent to the centre approximately six weeks after the end of a course. The Certificate is awarded by Cambridge and is then posted to the successful candidates at no extra cost, unless they wish to have it couriered, in which case they must cover the extra costs involved or pay on delivery. A CV is usually required by prospective employers and a testimonial letter or two by previous employers or professors. A passport or other form of identification is also necessary. The centre publishes the many requests for work received in a closed platform dedicated to the centre alumni where jobs are posted regularly – the testimonials received by the centre about the high quality of candidates produced by our centre means that most trainees can find employment easily. Non-EU residents may need a special invitation and process to be employed in the EU. Non-native non-EU candidates have more difficulties in the EU but there are numerous job opportunities for EFL teachers opening up in China, Japan, Asia as well as via online outfits. Strong candidates with a high level of competence in English and a very good accent usually have less trouble finding work.

  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?

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    The climate in Athens is temperate with winter temperatures rarely under 9 or 10 degrees Centigrade and hot summers without humidity however – the school is airconditioned and is quite cool in the summer and warm in the winter so dress comfortably and not heavily.


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