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TESOL Certifications in Athens | Greece

Established on the rock of the Acropolis over 3,000 years ago, Athens is positively brimming with history.

After finally becoming greece’s capital city in 1834, the city has gone on to become an important European city. Its infrastructure has bloomed in recent years and proof of this can be seen in new highways and public transportation routes, a new railway (Proastiakos), a new airport, massive shopping centers and new stadiums. Added to this, the port city of Piraeus has become one of the most important in all of the Mediterranean.

Athens is a modern shrine to democracy. It’s home to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, countless museums and magnificent monuments. Some fantastic sites in the city can be found along the walking streets between Plaka, Areopagitou and Kermamikos streets.

Athens is never short on sightseeing opportunities. While the Acropolis tops the list, you cannot forget about the theater of Dionysus, the Herodes Atticus Odeon, the hills of Filopapos, as well as the ancient temples of Hephaestus.

Plaka is one of the main attractions for visitors, with plenty of eateries, cafes and shopping. Anafiotika is a scenic neighborhood, with its whitewashed houses bordering winding streets and alleyways.

Transportation in Athens is excellent. Between the buses, trolleys, trams and the metro, you won’t have any trouble getting around.

Athens is a shopper’s paradise. Ermou Street, Aiolou Street, Kolonaki, you name it, there is something to be found for everyone. Monastiraki, the most famous flea market is also a must-see. All that shopping will build up an appetite and Athens is full of both local delicacies and international foods. From souvlaki shops to steak houses, you can eat until your heart is content.

Athens also has many wonderful beaches and you can explore the peninsula of Attica for even more seaside adventure. Nearest Athens are the beaches of Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and Glyfada, or you can venture out to Attica to take advantage of its quaint resorts along the coast.

Why choose Athens? Our center in Athens is conveniently located near Athens University campus in the Ilisia-Zografou area of downtown Athens. Athens is one of the most ancient cities in the world, and is often referred to as the birthplace of democracy. The Acropolis has been described as the most important ancient monument of the Western World. The National Archaeological Museum contains more masterpieces of Ancient Greek art than any other museum in the world. Coastal resorts and ports are nearby, for trips to the spectacular Greek islands with their world heritage sites.
4 weeks in-class course in Athens
special price on offer from
$ 1270

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The School

The TESOL training center in Athens is situated near the Athens University campus in downtown Athens. There are nine classrooms spread over three floors, and also a spacious basement which provides an additional quiet place to work on lesson preparation. Ground-level access and an elevator to all three floors plus basement ensure that all areas of the school are fully accessible. Teaching practice is conducted in classroom settings and in small groups, providing you with the real teaching experience you need to prepare yourself for teaching after the course.

The training center is in a pleasant and quiet neighborhood, but close to all the facilities catering for students in the area, including numerous shops, restaurants and bars. There is a bus stop with frequent service to the central Syntagma Square, less than two miles away.

Why complete a TESOL course in Athens?

  • Onsite teaching practice.
  • Teaching practice with real Greek learners of English prepares you for the reality of the classroom. You’ll be teaching children and teenagers like most of the TESOL learners worldwide.
  • Maximum of five trainees per trainer.
  • We have close ties with the main source of TESOL jobs in Greece, so we’re in a unique position to help you find a job.
  • We have an extensive network of partners for employment opportunities worldwide.
  • We provide ongoing professional support and career guidance after you graduate.
  • We offer a variety of accommodation options to match your preference and budget.


We recommend a variety of accommodation options during your TESOL course in Athens, including apartments, hotels and hostels offering private rooms and shared dorms. Choices depend on individual preferences and budget, number of people travelling together and time of year. All the options are centrally located to provide easy access to the TESOL training center.

Once you reserve your spot on the course by making a deposit payment, the TESOL center in Athens will provide accommodation details, and will advise you on options for sharing with other trainees on the same course.

There are several possibilities:

  • Apartments for one or two people cost from around 800 euros per month.
  • Single rooms in a cheap hotel cost from around 25 euros per night, and a double room from around 18 euros per person per night.
  • Peak season single room rates rise to around 40 euros per night for a single and 25 per person for a double.
  • A dorm room with 4 to 6 beds costs from around 12 euros per person per night, rising to around 16 euros at the height of summer.

Course dates


  • 2 September 2019 - 27 September
  • 4 November 2019 - 29 November

Course fees

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.


US$ 220
to be paid in advance
In Athens Courses
Euros 1050
to be paid six weeks before the start of the course

plus 160 euros in Cambridge assessment fees
An additional fee of 100 euros is applied to June, July and August months

Accomodation Fees

4 weeks in-class course in Athens
special price on offer from
$ 1270

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    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 Athens itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable in cash, certified cashier’s check, or by credit/debit card. Bank transfers are also possible but funds will need to be received before the first day of the course.

    Course 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, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    We recommend a variety of accommodation options in Athens, including apartments, hotels and hostels offering private rooms and shared dorms. Choices depend on individual preferences and budget, the number of people travelling together and the time of year. All the options are centrally located to provide easy access to the training center.

    At the time of your enrollment, we will provide an extensive list of suitable accommodation and will advise you on options for sharing with other trainees on the same course.

    An apartment for one or two people costs from around 800 euro for the month.

    A single room in a budget hotel costs from around 25 euro per night and a double room from around 18 euro per person per night. In the peak season, rates rise to around 40 euro per night for a single and 25 euro per person for a double.

    A dorm room with between 4 and 6 beds costs from around 12 euro per person per night, rising to around 16 euro at the height of summer.

  • What travel documents will I need for greece?

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    All visitors to Greece are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. EU passport holders do not need a visa for Greece. American and Canadian citizens entering Greece for a period of less than 3 months require a valid passport, not a visa. For visits exceeding 3 months, authorization must be obtained in person by applying to the Aliens Bureau at least 20 days prior to the 3-month expiration date.

    Provided that your stay in Greece or the wider Schengen area is for no more than 90 days, nationals of the following countries do not require a visa to enter or transit through Greece, as long as the passport is valid for at least 3 months from the date of return from Greece:

    Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, South Korea, San Marino, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, The Vatican and Venezuela.

    Citizens of all countries not mentioned above do need a visa to enter Greece.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Greek consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. you will also receive the full course schedule at this time. Sessions generally run between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.

    Monday to Thursday:

    • 0930 – 1230: Input Sessions
    • 1230 – 1330: Lunch
    • 1330 – 1700: Guided Lesson Preparation Time
    • 1700 – 2000: Teaching Practice


    • 0930 – 1230: Input Sessions
    • 1230 – 1330: Lunch
    • 1330 – 1430: Unknown Language
    • 1430 – 1530: Job Guidance

    There are two input sessions each morning covering grammar, phonology, teaching skills and classroom management.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    Teaching practice takes place in the afternoon, generally between five and eight o’clock.

    Each trainee usually teaches once per day to make up the total of ten hours during the course. Trainers provide extensive help with planning each lesson and give written feedback which forms the basis of the feedback discussion after each lesson.

    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 also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate 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?

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    Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.

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  • 2 Anyone fluent in English and aged 18+ is eligible for our courses.
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