The opportunity to discover the history and culture of one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, while learning how to teach English, is why Alexandria is such a fantastic location to take your tesol course. While you gain the training required to earn your TESOL certificate, you can take advantage of the amazing free excursions we offer, as well as the fantastic water sports available. Alexandria is an ideal place to take your TESOL course and begin your TESOL career, as egypt and the surrounding area have many teaching vacancies.
Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria extends for approximately 20 miles of beautiful coastline. Here you will find modern shopping facilities and architecture, as well as evidence and wonders of ancient Roman, Greek, Coptic, Islamic, Arab and of course Egyptian cultures. The contrast between the ancient and the modern is startling, yet it combines perfectly to make Alexandria a truly wonderful city.
Once a small Mediterranean fishing village, Alexandria was chosen to be Egypt’s capital by the man who gave the city its name: the ancient ruler Alexander the Great. This position was held for nearly 1,000 years, and during this time, Alexandria prospered into one of the world’s great cities. Alexandria can be found around 2 hours away from the ancient pyramids and Cairo. Its population, which ranges somewhere between 3.5 and 5 million people, helps make Alexandria the second largest city in Egypt.
Nowadays, Alexandria is known as a popular beach resort which attracts many tourists eager to enjoy its sun and sea. During the summer months, the city becomes busier and the sight of rows of umbrellas lining the beaches becomes a lot more common. Even though the public beaches can get rather crowded during the peak summer months, for a small fee you can take advantage of many private beaches which are a lot more quiet and peaceful. Many of the beaches here are home to the cities world renowned water sports.
Alexandria is a lot more than its fabulous coastline and sea. There is of course, a wide array of historically significant monuments and museums to visit. These include the Greco-Roman museum, which houses relics dating back as far back as the 3rd century BC. Amongst these relics are ancient pottery, tapestries, sarcophagi and mummies. One of the highlights here though, must be the hugely impressive granite sculpture of Apis, the sacred bull worshipped by the ancient Egyptian people.
It is also home of one of the few remaining depictions of one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, The Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, as well as currently Egypt’s only Roman amphitheatre. The amphitheatre’s marble terraces have remained in excellent condition, and excavation of the site is still going on after its discovery in 1964.
More sites to visit include Pompey’s Pillar, a huge pink monument 30ft around at its base, and the Kom ash-Shuqqafa catacombs. Regarded as the largest Rian burial site in Egypt, the catacombs were begun nearly 1,900 years ago and its many tiers of hallways and tombs contain up to 3,000 corpses.
Another potential point of interest might soon become a reality. Cleopatra’s Palace is widely considered to be hidden beneath the sea, off the coast of Alexandria. Archeologists have recently excavated a statue of the Goddess Isis, as well as several columns believed to be from the palace. This important search is an ongoing process.
Not many countries can claim to equal Egypt’s fascinating and world renowned tourist attractions, and in your free time we can offer you the opportunity to experience some of these. This includes:
A free trip to famous Cairo, home of the only remaining ancient wonder of the word – The Pyramids, as well as the Sphinx and other pharaoh monuments found in the Egyptian museum.
In the months of January, February and March, we offer a three-day trip to Sharm Elsheikh or Hurghada, free of charge. These are some of the most beautiful destinations in the world for scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling, or if you want to stay dry, sunbathing and safaris. Depending on reservation availability you will stay in a four or five-star hotel, which includes breakfast.
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All the required materials and resources are provided in our school in Alexandria. Everything that you need to facilitate your course will be available. Our experienced and friendly training staff members are enthusiastic and driven to ensure you have an unforgettable experience, both in school and after classes are over.
Our Alexandria TESOL training center is ideally located within a short walking distance from a number of popular restaurant and café-bars. Getting round and discovering the great city is also easy, as the centre is situated perfectly for public and private transport. The major attractions of Alexandra are only a short journey away from our TESOL course facility.
The TESOL course accommodation for Alexandria can be found in the seafront suburb of Al-Agami. This is a shared apartment, which includes a fully equipped kitchen with cooking facilities and utensils, bathroom with hot water and a comfortable living area. All of the apartments on our private campus are adequately furnished, but, you will require your own towels and bed-sheets. Upon request, we can also provide a free cleaning service once a week.
During school hours, transportation between the school and campus is provided free of charge. We can also provide free transport from the campus to the city centre twice a week, outside of school hours. The city centre is around 30 minutes away from Al-Agami. Public transport will cost you around 5 Egyptian pounds, with private transport more expensive at 20 Egyptian pounds.
As Al-Agami is a popular resort area, many supermarkets, stores and restaurants are available to provide everything you may require. Even in the off-peak months between October and May, you will still find the majority of these shops open and busy. During the summer months, the TESOL course has private access to the popular Paradise beach, which is located only 100 yards away from our campus. If you would like to see photographs of our campus, or receive more information on our living and learning facilities, we will happily email this to you.
Arabic Cultural Immersion
Once your TESOL course in Alexandria is successfully completed, you will be able to receive an internship. This is available to graduates of the Egypt TESOL course and will consist of 12 hours cultural activities and 48 hours of Arabic classes over a 6-week period.
Interns will also be able to receive practical experience in the classroom by teaching their own EFL class (a maximum of 10 hours per work). This will allow you to gain an understanding of the more advanced areas of teaching you will experience day to day in your EFL career, such as handling and producing a full workload of teaching and administrative issues. This is alongside the fantastic general experience of being in the classroom.
The fee for the internship program is $300 US, which includes free accommodation. In order to qualify for the Arabic Cultural Immersion Program, the intern must:
- Have achieved a satisfactory performance in all areas of the TESOL certificate, including the teaching practice.
- Be willing to study a foreign language in a professional environment throughout the course.
Once the internship program is completed, successful interns will receive a letter from the TESOL centre in Egypt which will state the jobs and tasks performed by the graduate, and a certificate for the Arabic course.
- 6 September 2020 - 1 October
- 4 October 2020 - 29 October
- 1 November 2020 - 26 November
- 29 November 2020 - 24 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.