Explore the history of an ancient civilization while living in a modern, diverse community. Alexandria is a beautiful tree-lined city on the Mediterranean (great diving!) and home of the ancient and modern library. A magnificent location for a TEFL course, Alexandria is just over two hours from Cairo and the pyramids.
Explore the Ancient egyptian, Greek, Roman, Coptic, Islamic and Arab civilizations all in one place.
Alexandria was established by the mighty Macedonian Alexander the Great in 331 BC when he selected a small fishing village on the Mediterranean coast as his new capital.
The modern city is oriented around Midan Ramla and Midan Saad Zaghoul, the large square that runs down to the waterfront. Alexandria once had a great library that contained more than 500,000 volumes, and at its peak the city was a great repository of science, philosophy and intellectual thought and learning. With a tefl international course in Alexandria, this may well still be the case!
The Greco-Roman Museum contains relics that date back to the 3rd century BC. There's a magnificent black granite sculpture of Apis, the sacred bull worshipped by Egyptians, as well as an assortment of mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewellery and ancient tapestries.
Another highlight is one of the few historical depictions of the Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The only Roman Amphitheatre in Egypt was rediscovered in 1964. Its 13 white marble terraces are in excellent condition and excavation work is still under way, although the dig has shifted a little to the north of the theatre.
Pompey's Pillar, a massive 25m (82ft) pink granite monument measuring 9m (30ft) around its girth, is a sight well worth seeing, as are the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa. This is the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, and consists of three tiers of burial tombs, chambers and hallways. The catacombs were begun in the 2nd century AD and were later expanded to hold more than 300 corpses.
Experts are hoping to discover Cleopatra's Palace under the sea bed off Alexandria; columns were found in 1998, and recently archaeologists raised a beautiful statue of Isis from the depths. Cleopatra's Library was destroyed by the Crusaders.
In addition to living in the charming city of Alexandria you will get to visit some of the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt.
For January and February courses in Alexandria, we offer a free, three day trip after the course. This includes visiting Cairo to see the Pyramids, Sphinx, the Pharaoh monuments in the Egyptian museum, and a Nile cruise. You’ll also spend time in Sharm Elsheikh or Hurghada, some of the most beautiful sites in the world for scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and safaris.
Accommodation on the trip will be in a five-star hotel including breakfast, and all free!Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
The Alexandria TEFL International training center and accommodation are located at a beach resort area 15 kilometers to the west of Alexandria's city center. You will enjoy the laid back green surroundings of the campus with easy access to a private beach most of the year. Some classes will also take place in our TEFL school, in the Stanley area of Alexandria's city center.
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Optional extra: Arabic Language Course
Should you want to learn some Arabic during your time in Egypt, you could attend an Arabic language program either before or after your TEFL course. This TEFL course/language program offers you the opportunity to become TEFL qualified with an internationally recognized TEFL certificate and immerse yourself in the local culture, improving your language skills.
Alexandria TEFL course accommodation in al-Agami, a seafront suburb of Alexandria, consists of a shared two-bedroom apartment on our private campus. TEFL course classes for the first two weeks as well as lesson preparation occur on this campus. Each apartment has a furnished sitting room, a bathroom with hot water and a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, a cooker, and cooking utensils. All apartments are clean, comfortable and adequately furnished, but you’ll need to bring sheets and towels. Optional free cleaning services are available once per week upon request; also, cleaning materials are available for trainees’ use.
Al-Agami itself is approximately 30 minutes by cab from the Alexandria city center at a cost of around 20 Egyptian pounds; public transportation is also available for around 5 Egyptian pounds. Free private transportation from the campus to the city center will be provided twice a week outside school hours. Transportation will also be provided to and from schools during teaching practice.
Al-Agami is a popular resort area with supermarkets, restaurants, and other stores containing all the items you may need to live comfortably. Paradise beach, a popular local beach to which TEFL has private access during the summer, is located within a hundred yards of the campus. Although the area is much quieter in the off-season (October to May), you will still find plenty of shops and restaurants open and busy. For further information about your living and learning arrangements, please ask to have photos or information about the campus emailed to you.
- 7 July 2019 - 1 August
- 18 August 2019 - 12 September
- 15 September 2019 - 10 October
- 13 October 2019 - 7 November
- 10 November 2019 - 5 December
- 8 December 2019 - 2 January
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.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.