The island of Santorini is simply stunning and our training course here will prepare you for the wonderfully wide world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Once you have your certificate, you will also benefit from our lifetime job assistance which will practically ensure that you are able to find a job within Greece or beyond.
Santorini, the most southern of the Cyclades islands, is famous for providing its visitors with the quintessential Greek experience. As well as the nearby smaller islands of Therasia, Aspronisi, Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni, Santorini itself offers all the things that Greece is known for, with beautiful scenery, fabulous food, welcoming people and stunning beaches just some of its many attractions.
The island’s stunning and unique scenery is largely due to a massive volcanic eruption that occurred around 3,000 BC that was also responsible for the demise of the Minoan civilization. The huge crater that was formed at the time has left 300-foot high cliffs upon which many of the island’s villages are now built. Typically Greek, Santorini has various places of archaeological and historical interest. The aura and beauty of the great volcano are joined by the Venetian fortress at Pyrgos and the ruins of ancient Thira to make a truly fascinating destination.
The aesthetic beauty of Santorini can be clearly seen on the stunning beaches that line the coast. Here you will find a number of different beach sports and activities available. If you are lucky enough to take your course in July, you may also be able to attend the religious festival which takes place annually on the island’s highest peak, at the monastery of the Prophet Elijah. However, no matter when you visit Santorini, you are guaranteed to find the perfect place to take your TEFL course.
The ITTT training center is located just two miles from the main town of Fira, in the small village of Messaria. Messaria is one of the most picturesque villages on the island and is close to all the amenities you will need during your stay with us. A place of real beauty, Messaria is full of vineyards that partially hide a variety of neo-classical buildings and traditional Cycladic-style houses. As well as all the amenities and attractions of Fira, you will also find supermarkets, restaurants and transport links nearby, as well as many beautiful beaches.
The training course is based in a small private school of English in the center of the village. The school will be the location for all of your studies and your teaching practice. All the required facilities are available within the building, including interactive whiteboards and a modern computer room. Crucially, you will be teaching real Greek students of English for your teaching practice, so you will the gain the best possible experience for your future TEFL career.
Why choose Santorini?
- Gain real classroom experience by teaching authentic Greek learners of English.
- Our teacher trainers are highly experienced professionals.
- Our trainers have only five students each, so you can be sure of receiving individual attention.
- Links with employers all over Greece to help you find TEFL positions anywhere in the country.
- Similar links worldwide to help you find a suitable TEFL position anywhere in the world.
- Guidance and advice throughout your TEFL career with our professional service.
- Accommodation options to suit any budget or preference.