At our TEFL training centre in the Canary Islands you will have the chance to explore the world as you work towards your TEFL certification on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria, also known as The Little Continent!
You will be forgiven for believing you are in the Sahara Desert when you explore Gran Canaria’s sand dunes by camel or in a dune buggy. You’ll also be forgiven for believing you are in Peru, as you hike through the island’s rainforests. Such is the diversity of Gran Canaria’s landscape that it has become known as the Little Continent. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the island in the city of Las Palmas; the largest city on the island and one of the few in the world with its own beaches. You can enjoy scuba diving at the hundreds of dive sites where you can see more than 700 marine species, some of which are unique to the Canary Islands. You give windsurfing and surfing a go and watch the annual world championships held in Pozo Izquierdo.
For the less adventurous a game of golf on one of the many championship courses might be more your thing, or even just enjoying a picnic beside one of the many lakes found amongst the beautiful mountain ranges. You can enjoy spectacular mountain views that visitors have called a mini Grand Canyon or Rocky Mountains.
NASA chose Gran Canaria as the site of one of its receiving stations for its manned space program in the 1960s. This was due to the island having one of the cleanest atmospheres and best temperatures in the world. In 1969 NASA´s receiving station here was the first in the world to hear Neil Armstrong’s famous “That´s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Even to this day the island’s clear skies at night are a delight for enthusiastic astronomers. The island is also a magnet for professional cyclists, many of whom train for the Tour de France during October to March.
ITTT’s TEFL training school is based in the town of Vecindario, the second largest town on the island of Gran Canaria on the south-east coast of the island. We are close to the most popular tourist spots, so you can get to enjoy the best of what the island has to offer during your stay. The main city of Las Palmas is just ten minutes away. The windsurfing beach at Pozo Izquierdo is just 5 minutes drive from us and the diving town of Aringa is only a five minute drive away respectively.
No matter how you decide to spend your free time in Grand Canaria, you will be certain to gain more than an internationally recognised TEFL qualification from your time here. You will also make friendships and memories which will last a lifetime.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our TEFL school in Grand Canaria is a modern building located in a quiet town square in Vecindario on the south-east coast of the island. The training centre consists of a reception area, 3 large classrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a place for course trainees to relax and unwind.
All classrooms in the TEFL school are all fully air-conditioned and equipped with interactive boards for use by course trainees. We also have free internet access and computers available for use.
The centre’s main kitchen is there for trainees to make use of throughout the duration of the course. It has a large fridge/freezer, sink, small oven, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and a dishwasher.
We have a chill out area which has a sofa, study area and a small kitchen for use by the trainees with a sink, washing machine and small fridge. Around the centre there are a number of supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants for course attendees to make use of.
Our TEFL course gives trainees the opportunity to teach large and small groups of students in a variety of classroom situations, which is ideal preparation for when they start teaching as a paid teacher.
Gran Canaria offers
- A huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities
- Complimentary welcome breakfast
- 2 hour complimentary Spanish language class
- Optional Leisure Activities
- Island trips
- Scuba diving certificates
- Surfing courses
- Hiking and cycling tours
- Abseiling and rock climbing
- Horse riding
- Boat trips and/or deep-sea fishing and dolphin and sightseeing trips
- Astronomy excursions
Please note that accommodation is not included in the fees for the TEFL course and you can decide on the best type of accommodation for your needs.
We have built professional relationships with many local accommodation providers and are in the position to recommend rooms and apartments which are just a short distance from the TEFL training centre. If course participants want to stay in other areas of the island we are can recommend a range of accommodation types within a 10 mile radius of the TEFL school. Prices are reasonable and the public transport system is easy to use. We can arrange travel cards, which make travelling the island on public transport a breeze. If you prefer to travel by your own steam, we can arrange bike or car hire too.
When deposit for the TEFL course has been paid and your place confirmed, you will receive further information on the accommodation options available to you for the duration of the programme.
If TEFL trainees wish to make their own arrangements with regard to accommodation through independent sites we are more than happy to offer our advice and knowledge on those areas. Examples of such sites are as follows:
- Piso compartido
- 5 August 2019 - 30 August
- 9 September 2019 - 4 October
- 14 October 2019 - 8 November
- 18 November 2019 - 13 December
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.