Take our 4-week TEFL/TESOL in-class course in Santorini
Santorini, the most southern of the Cyclades islands, is famous for providing its visitors with the quintessential Greek experience.
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.

TEFL in Santorini | TEFL Greece | ITTT

For many people, quintessential Greece is what comes to mind when they think of the beautiful island of Santorini, the most southern of the Cyclades islands. The island is actually made up of 5 islands, with Santorini being joined by Thirasia and Aspronisi and the volcanic islands of Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. With stunning scenery all around you, Santorini really is an ideal place to take your TEFL course.

During the volcanic eruptions of 1866-1870, the area was visited by Jules Verne. He then immortalized Santorini in his books “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” and “The Mysterious Island’. Here captain Nemo and his crew watched the famous eruptions. The Caldera View is one of the most breathtaking sites in the entire world.

The Santorini Caldera view includes 85-meter cliffs with many of the islands villages having enviable views of the sea beyond. The view came at a heavy cost however, as the cliffs are in fact the walls of a huge volcanic crater caused by a huge eruption in 3000 BC. This was responsible for the demise of the Minoan civilization.

As expected for Greece, Santorini is steeped in history, with numerous places of archaeological interest. These include the Venetian fortress at Pirgos and the ruins of Ancient Thira, Akrotiri. The unique Santorinian-style creates unique accommodation and as well as the aesthetic and historical plus points you will find stunning beaches with a whole host of beach sports and activities available. You may also be lucky enough to be in town for the picturesque religious festival which takes place at the monastery of the Prophet Elijah, found on the highest peak of Santorini.



Why complete a TEFL course in Santorini?

  • Visit the semi active crater of the volcanic island.
  • Take in the breathtaking view of the caldera face from the sea on a sunset sailing excursion.
  • Amazing SCUBA diving off Perissa.
  • Eat a meal against the backdrop of the sunset in the charming village of Oia.
  • See the preserved Pompeii-style Minoan village of Akrotiri.
  • Sample the wines and take a multimedia historical view of the island at the Boutaris Winemakers in Megalohori.
  • Numerous historical sites of interest including the Old and New Historical Museums of Fira.
  • See why Santorini is included in Patricia Schultz’s 1,000 places to see before you die and why the poet Elytis described Caldera as “a volcano you can drink”.
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The School

Our TEFL international centre is perfectly situated just two miles from the main town of Thira, in Messaria and within reach of all the required amenities. Messaria is one of the most picturesque villages in Santorini, with its Cycladic-style houses and a number of neo-classical buildings all set amongst beautiful vineyards.

The Santorini TEFL center is ideally located as you can be in the island’s main town of Thira or one of the many superb beaches within a few minutes. You can also find supermarkets, restaurants and transport links nearby.

Our TEFL centre itself is in the centre of Messaria in a small private school of English. All of your studies as well as your teaching practice will be done here. The school has all the required facilities, including a computer room and interactive whiteboards. Your teaching practice will take place with small groups of local people which will provide you with the real teaching experience required to prepare you for your first teaching job.

Why choose Santorini?

  • The opportunity to teach real Greek learners of English, perfect for gaining real classroom experience.
  • Highly experienced teacher trainers.
  • Plenty of individual support and feedback, with a maximum of five students per trainer.
  • We have great links with employers in Greece to help you find TEFL positions in Santorini and the rest of Greece.
  • A worldwide network of partners to help you find TEFL positions worldwide.
  • Professional support and guidance throughout your TEFL career.
  • A range of accommodation options, regardless of your preference and budget.

Accommodation

All kinds of accommodation options are available for your TEFL course in Santorini. These include hotels, hostels and apartments in the town centre or closer to the beach. A factor to take into account is that accommodation is much less expensive outside the popular summer season.

Recommended options include private and dorm rooms in hostels, as well as hotels and apartments. Your individual preference and budget, the amount of people travelling with you and the time of year will help determine which option is best for you.

A hotel we recommend is in the Karterados area, which has a host of tavernas and small shops within its traditional square. Karterados can be found between Fira, the main town of Santorini and Messaria, where our TEFL training centre is located. Each of these locations can be reached within a ten-minute walk, though there is a bus stop right outside the hotel. Rates for the hotel start at 20 euros per night.

We also have accommodation options in Messaria itself and in Kamiri, a nearby beach resort offering accommodation of various types at reasonable prices. These start at around 25 euros per night, though this includes breakfast.

You can also find inexpensive accommodation near the beach on Perissa, around five miles away. For 25 nights the single occupancy price is 287 euros. There is a reduced rate for sharing a room.

Course dates



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Santorini 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

 



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Santorini 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...





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, 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 Santorini itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable in cash 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 and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.

    * Airport pick-ups are available on the Saturday before the course begins.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    We recommend a wide variety of accommodation options in Santorini, 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.

    The apartments each have their own kitchen and the complexes all have swimming pools. A typical example offers private en suite rooms at very reasonable rates for most of the year, but the rates are more than double in the peak season.

    For our course dates from September to May, rooms can be found for the whole month from 300 euro per person in a twin room, or 400 euro per person in a single room.

    For June 25th to July 20th, you can expect to pay around 400 euro per person in a twin room, or 600 euro per person in a single room.

    For July 30th to August 24th, you can expect to pay around 600 euro per person in a twin room, or 1000 euro per person in a single room.

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

  • What travel documents will I need for greece?

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    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?

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    The initial orientation is on Monday, on the first day of the course.

    The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks.

    Monday to Thursday:

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

    Friday:

    • 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?

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    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 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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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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