The tefl international center in central greece is located in Corinth and offers the four-week, 120-hour intensive course with 10 hours of teaching practice, internationally experienced trainers, and an internationally recognized certification. The Greek TEFL International center also offers global employment assistance and well-equipped and comfortable classrooms, and provides accommodation for the duration of the course. The TESOL course fees include the course itself, all course materials, certification, and a ‘meet and greet' at the railway station in Corinth, if required.
Corinth is on the Peloponnese Peninsula, home to a large number of ancient sites and the most visited part of mainland Greece outside Athens. For many, a visit to the Peloponnese region offers the best chance to sample traditional Greek life. Conveniently situated 50 miles from Athens, Corinth is the gateway to the Peloponnese, an area rich in natural beauty and historical sites. Ancient Corinth is an important archaeological site, and above the ancient town towers Acrocorinth, a fortress used throughout the middle ages by Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish occupiers.
The modern city of Corinth has all the facilities you need to make your stay enjoyable, including numerous quaint outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants, a number of beaches, and plenty of services, such as travel agencies, banks, shops, and excellent transport connections, linking Corinth with Athens, and the surrounding villages.
There’s certainly plenty to see during your TEFL course in Corinth:
Ancient Corinth The ruins of Ancient Corinth, 7km from the modern city, are the main reason most travellers visit the area. Ancient Corinth features a number of spectacular ruins, the most notable being the Temple of Apollo, dating from the 5th Century BC. There is also a museum on the site, housing a collection of ancient mosaics and statues.
St. Paul's Metropolitan Church You can’t go to Corinth without visiting St. Paul's Metropolitan Church, and the tribune from which St. Paul spoke to the Corinthians.
Acrocorinthos This fortress contains ruins from Byzantine, Roman, Turkish and Venetian rule and offers excellent views from the Temple of Aphrodite, which crowns Acrocorinth. Acrocorinthos is the largest and oldest castle in Peloponnese, built on a hill of 575m in height. The imposing walls date back to the medieval years.
Corinth Canal This impressive canal is a massive engineering task that commenced in 67AD but wasn't completed until relatively recently, in 1893. The 6km canal boasts 90-meter high sides and is a particularly impressive sight. Trains and buses running between Athens and Corinth or Patras pass over the canal.
Corinth is very easy to get to and from. The city is just ninety minutes from Athens International Airport (E. Venizelos). The suburban railway provides a fast and frequent link between Corinth and central Athens, and there’s also a direct service to Corinth from the railway station inside the airport.
The Corinth TEFL International training centre is closely tied with a teacher recruitment agency which can provide a valuable source of TEFL jobs in Greece. The Corinth center would be happy to help you find the job you want in Greece or elsewhere on completion of your TEFL course in Corinth.Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!
The Corinth TEFL International training centre is ideally situated in the seaside village of Vrahati, eight miles from the modern city of Corinth. The training centre has a large training room which doubles as the main teaching practice room in the afternoon; fully-equipped with whiteboard, audiovisual equipment and overhead projector.
The second training room has a single round table for working with smaller classes. Additional spaces are available for working with individuals or small groups. The Corinth TEFL International training centre also has an extensive resource library, along with plenty of space to relax, in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere.
Corinth TEFL International trainees are invited to make free use of all facilities at the school during their stay there. Use the training centre computers if you wish, or bring your own laptop to use on their wireless network.
We provide accommodation right across the road from the training centre. The main house has three twin rooms, one double and one single, accommodating a total of nine people. There are two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, and a communal lounge. The whole house has wireless internet access. In addition to the balconies surrounding the house, there’s also a large garden furnished with chairs and sun beds and a barbeque. The rooms are cleaned and sheets are changed weekly.
The house is two minutes’ walk from the center of the village, with all the facilities you’re likely to need, such as shops, post office, banks, bus station and a taxi rank. It’s ten minutes’ walk from the beach. Vrahati has some excellent beaches, awarded with the European Union's Blue Flag, and is a busy resort in the summer. It's a center for nightlife, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars and night clubs, but still relatively unspoilt.
Other apartments in the area are rented according to demand, enabling all trainees to make use of the facilities at the main house. Rooms in the main house are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, so we recommend you reserve your place as early as possible.
Corinth is served by a direct suburban rail link from the station at Athens airport. Wherever you choose to stay, we'll meet you at Corinth railway station at the start of the course, and take you back at the end at no extra charge.
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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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
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 Corinth 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?Expand
We provide accommodation right across the road from the training center. The main house has three twin rooms, one double and one single, accommodating a total of nine people. There are two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine and a communal lounge. The lounge has two computers for your use and the whole house has wireless internet access. In addition to the balconies surrounding the house, there is also a large garden furnished with chairs, sun beds and a barbeque. The rooms are cleaned and sheets are changed weekly.
The house is located within a two minute walk from the center of the village where you will find facilities such as shops, a post office, banks, a bus station and a taxi rank. It is also only a ten minute walk to the nearest beach. The surrounding area has many other excellent beaches which have been awarded with the European Union's Blue Flag. The area is a busy resort in the summer and is a center for nightlife, with lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and night clubs, although it is still relatively unspoiled.
Shared rooms are 250 €, while a private room costs 350 €. Prices are for the duration of the course.
Both options are available from the Saturday preceding the course until the Saturday following the course’s completion. If you would like to choose your accommodation independently, you are welcome to do so.
What travel documents will I need for greece?Expand
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?Expand
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 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?Expand
Teaching practice takes place in the afternoon, generally between five and eight o’clock. The majority of our teaching practice is with young teenagers at a small private school near Vrahati. At certain times of the year we also have additional practice at the training center.
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?Expand
The maximum class size in Corinth is 16. 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?Expand
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?Expand
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.