Cambridge CELTA Course in Athens

Athens is an old city-state that beautifully combines the features of a sprawling metropolis with fragments of ancient heritage. Athenians have an age-long belief that they have the best of all in Greece including the CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Athens, Greece

Not only is Athens a good choice for getting the Cambridge certified CELTA training, it is also a great opportunity to explore breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage sites and fascinating attractions that will leave you with treasured memories.

Our TEFL training center in Athens is situated in the heart of the city and within easy range of several transportation hubs. This means as our CELTA trainee, you have unlimited opportunities to travel and explore the city while getting quality training from professional tutors.

We cover various topics from language analysis to grammar and learning contexts all in conformity to the CELTA syllabus. We also offer a number of tailor made programs for individual teachers and a center specialized in teaching English as a foreign language to Adults.

We have trainees from the United States, South Africa, Australia, the United Kingdom and Greece too which gives you the opportunity to enjoy a lot of diversity as you interact with other trainees. You may even be able to learn Greek in Athens before the end of your course.

Athens Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Athens Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
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Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Athens Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Athens

Our teacher training centers in Athens are foremost institutes with spacious facilities located in the heart of Athens. Both centers are committed to teacher development and the quest for distinction in training teachers to TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language).

Over the years, we have produced a number of highly certified teachers who hold a variety of TESOL jobs, British Council Greece jobs and administrative positions across Athens and the world.

We have consistently built a flagship of great reputation as a TEFL training center and have trained over 2,500 foreign language teachers, administrators, and directors of studies and TEFL authors both in Greece and overseas.

We are committed to the professional development of each of our trainees and ensures no one is left behind as we take you through feedback sessions, personal evaluation and face to face practice teaching to improve your confidence until you can take on classrooms on your own effectively.

Our community of alumni keeps growing with positive testimonials to encourage and motivate current trainees.

Job Support and Placement: Athens, Greece

We have a strong connection with private bodies and state school sectors which makes it easy for our CELTA graduates to connect and find English teaching jobs in Athens and across the world.

Our alumni testify to a great relationship between trainers and trainees. This is geared towards exposing our trainees to greater undertakings and better avenues to further their career and succeed in the competitive job market. 

Throughout you training and beyond, we will walk you through opportunities and help you discover yourself enough to build a successful career pathway, find job placements and continue your professional development in Athens or any other part of the world you choose to settle.

Why Choose CELTA in Athens?

Not only is Athens a great place to study and obtain the best CELTA training in the world, it is also a hub of amazing opportunities with high paying teaching and administrative jobs for English teachers.

In addition to these, Greece is well recognized as one of the EU countries with the lowest cost of living. With a salary range between 900 USD and 1,500 USD per month as an English teacher, you can maintain a budget size that will afford you a lot of comfortability and even luxury.

Also, it is relatively easy to find teaching opportunities in Athens especially during the springtime when most language schools set out to employ new teachers for a fresh session.

A CELTA certificate to teach English in Athens offers you the chance to build a career and several opportunities to enjoy amazing view of the cerulean ocean as you journey to work and live everyday like a tourist.

Things to do in Athens, Greece while taking a CELTA

The most popular places to visit in Athens include the Acropolis which is famously regarded as one of the world’s most thrilling ancient ruins, the Peloponnese made up of the Olympieion and the gracious Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Athens also has some relaxing islands, beautiful byzantine churches, ruins of an ancient marketplace known as Agora and the Panathenaic Stadium which is the largest building of Ancient Athens.

While you take your CELTA in Athens, visit the awesome neighborhoods of Plaka and Anafiotika to enjoy the beautiful sights of floral magnificence. The neighborhoods have a great resemblance to historic villages with a serene atmosphere, pastel painted houses, narrow streets, and lovely flowers.

Within Plaka, you will find a number of Greek restaurants with beautiful terrace seating. Try Gyros, Greek fast food made of juicy meat or Baklava, a delicious desert made of honey, groundnut and filo pastry. Ensure you get a review before eating in any of the restaurants though since most of them are only known for great terraces serving as enticements.

To make the most of your stay in Athens, you can consider hopping on a double decker tour bus or check any of the Athen’s tour packages available around the city.

A CELTA in Athens will certainly give you the best chances than any other city in Greece with a wide range of teaching and administrative jobs in a peaceful city with international atmosphere. Begin your CELTA course in Athens for quality training and a world recognized certificate upon which you can build a satisfying career.

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