The tefl international TEFL course in Granada is in the ideal location to discover the past and enjoy the present. History is everywhere in the area. Granada’s architecture and rich cultural history is passionately kept alive; the delicious cuisine; the resounding sound of Flamenco music played into the night; the blending of Islam and Christianity. Granada is totally unique.
Historically, Granada hosts one the last fortifications of the Moorish Kingdom in Western europe. The internationally famous Alhambra and the Generalifé are samples of the splendour of this fascinating civilisation.
It was in Granada in 1492 that Christopher columbus received the support he needed and a charter from the then Queen to seek a new route to india, which ultimately resulted in the discovery of the Americas.
Granada Cathedral is the resting place of the Catholic monarchs Isabela and Ferdinand. In the cathedral’s shadow, you can visit the Medina, the Moroccan market of shops and tetarías (tea shops) set in a complex maze of narrow alleyways.
You could visit the unique Sacromonté ‘gipsy barrio’, the heart of the ""Flamenco puro"", and enjoy a totally different people, with their passion for music and dance, and see their fascinating cave houses.
Granada has an amazing geography. It’s in a magical valley between the relatively warm sea and the mountains: 45 minutes by car from Mediterranean beaches, 75 minutes from Malaga, and 30 minutes from the Sierra nevada ski resort at a height of 3,400 metres (11,050 feet).
Experience the soul of spain in Andalucía: the Pasos of Semana Santa (Easter week, first created for a medieval audience), depicting the Passion of Christ.
A Paso: huge and heavy statues of Christ, Saints and the Virgin Mary, carried on the shoulders of Costaleros, that process from the many churches around Granada, through the streets and into the Cathedral, then back to their home church (some take 14 hours!).
The Cofradía, an ancient brotherhood, adorn these statues, especially the Virgin Mary, each year and also take part in the processions. They are dedicated to keeping alive this celebration, the parades of Navidad (Christmas) and of the Three Kings Day.
You can’t visit this region without sampling Andalucía food. Typical dishes in Andalucía are simple but particularly delicious. Favourites include Gazpacho: the famous cold soup, a vegetable cream made of tomato, cucumber, paprika, garlic, olive-oil and vinegar served with bread; Pescado Frito: fish lightly coated with flour and sautéed in olive oil; Huevos a la Flamenca: a fried egg in tomato sauce with Chorizo (spicy Spanish sausage); Patatas Pobre: a hot pot made of potatoes and vegetables, and of course the inevitable Paella!
Enjoy the daily social experience of ""tapas"", a famous Andaluz tradition, at one of the infinite number of bars in the city; an enjoyable way to snack and get to know people - not just to have a drink.Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!
During your TEFL course in Granada you will experience quality training in an unbeatable setting. Our TEFL training centre is located in the Albayzin, the famous Arabic quarter of Granada facing the Alhambra, surrounded by plazas; cobbled, narrow, traffic-free streets; fountains, and white-washed walled houses.
You’re sure to appreciate the historic neighbourhood: The Albayzin is the site of the famous ""Carmens and Casas of Granada"" – traditional Arabic houses with beautiful cool patios, peaceful secret gardens and inspiring ancient architecture.
The TEFL training centre in Granada is in a beautiful Carmen property with a number of classrooms, a computer centre, WiFi Internet, a laser printer/copier; plentiful training resources, and a coffee shop with a wonderful garden.
The school is close to the modern centre of Granada, about a five to ten minute walk down into the city centre and ten to fifteen minutes back up to the school. If you’re feeling less energetic, buses run a regular round trip. There are plenty of shops, café, restaurants, and bars in the centre.
Your accommodation during the TEFL course in Granada will be in a restored, sixteenth century medieval Hospedería in the ancient Moorish village and World Heritage site of the Albayzin. You can share life together with other trainees as part of your unique cultural experience, while working together on the course. This will help you to bond, encourage, and learn from each other.
Trainees have private bedrooms with a washbasin or a private bathroom. They share a common room with WiFi internet, television, a communal eating area; a large kitchen and laundry facilities. There is a resident manager.
The accommodation also has an inside patio and a roof terrace with a view of the world-famous Alhambra. The Hospedería is a short walk to the training centre and within walking distance of Granada's restaurants, nightlife and other historical sites.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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 Granada itself.
The balance of course fees are payable via credit/debit card, cash or bank transfer. Payments representing at least 50% of the course balance must be paid at least one month in advance.
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, lifetime job assistance, a welcome dinner and daily refreshments.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Our trainee accommodation is provided in a restored medieval hospedería in the ancient Moorish district of El Albayzin (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The cost of accommodation starts at 250 €.
The accommodation is close to the school and within walking distance of Granada’s restaurants, night-life and historical sites.
The hospedería has private bedrooms with private or shared bathrooms, a common room with internet, a TV and eating area, a large kitchen and laundry facilities. It also has a cool and peaceful inside patio and a roof terrace with a view of the world famous Alhambra.
The accommodation is available from 2:00 p.m. on the Sunday before the course begins until 11:00 a.m. on the Saturday after the course. To extend your stay, please contact our office to check on availability.
What travel documents will I need for spain?Expand
All non-EU visitors to Spain are required to have a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. Visitors to Spain (provided that they stay for no more than 90 days) from the following countries do NOT need a visa:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Japan, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Furthermore, all citizens of the countries included in the European Union, per the Schengen Agreement, do not need a visa to enter Spain. They do, however, need an identity document and we recommend they bring their passport as well.
Citizens from all other countries should contact their local Spanish consulate to obtain current travel regulations.*
* As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact their local Spanish consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning their trip.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The first session starts on Monday at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
You will receive a course timetable on the first day of the course. The timetable is subject to change depending on holidays and other considerations.
Trainees must attend all sessions included on the timetable unless they are sick and require medical treatment. This is particularly important for Teaching Practice (TP) as it is very difficult to arrange alternate TP times. You will normally have roughly three hours of input for each day of the course schedule.
Teaching practice is usually held in the evenings and each lesson lasts for 60 minutes. Trainees either team-teach or observe these classes. When teaching, trainees are observed by qualified staff; feedback is given after each class, usually on the following day.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Lessons are delivered to students aged 16 years and older. The vast majority of students are Spanish but other nationalities do attend some classes. Class size varies from one-to-one lessons up to 16 students. 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 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
We average 24 trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.
Is there a dress code?Expand
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. There are specific dress requirements that adhere to the local Spanish culture and basic ideas of professionalism. All trainees are expected to dress ‘casually smart’. Visible tattoos and piercings are not acceptable. ‘Office standard’ hairstyles and coloring are also required.
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. You may also want to bring a recording device, a digital Dictaphone or a smart phone would be ideal. We encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. It is also a good idea to bring a thumb drive (data stick). We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.