TESOL Certifications in Gran Canaria | Spain

Gran Canaria is simply the best place to earn a TESOL certificate if you’re looking for beautiful beaches, awe inspiring scenery and a high-quality TESOL course. Gran Canaria is part of the Canary Islands located just 62 miles from the coast of Morocco.

Gran Canaria has so much to offer visitors that you will never find yourself wanting for something to do. The island’s beaches are of course a major attraction and you can find plenty to entertain yourself here surfing, body boarding or simply chilling out and sunbathing. Windsurfing is popular at Pozo Izquierdo where the world cup is held every year while the hundreds of dive sites allow you to experience unique life under the waves. Other ways to relax on your time off from earning your TESOL certificate include exploring the sand dunes by camel or beach buggy.

Avid golfers will be happy to make use of the many championship golf courses that call the island home. Nature lovers can explore the rainforest or relax beside one of the beautiful lakes found in the island’s mountain ranges. From these ranges you can witness some fantastic panoramas which have been compared to the Rocky Mountains or the Grand Canyon.

This island is also a haven for amateur astronomers due to its atmospheric conditions, which are perfect for star gazing. Gran Canaria was also the site of a NASA receiving station during the moon landings and was the first to receive Neil Armstrong’s historic message “That´s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

Our TESOL training centre is located in Vecindario on the south-east Coast of the island. Vecindario is the second largest town in Gran Canaria and is the perfect location for you to study for your TESOL certificate. Just ten minutes away from Las Palmas and ten minutes away from the most popular tourist areas, we are well situated for you to make the most of what the island has to offer. The windsurfing beach of Pozo Izquierdo is just a quick two minute drive away and the diving cenre of Arinaga is only a five minute drive away.

Not only will you be able to improve your employment prospects as a professional English teacher by earning your TESOL certificate with ITTT in Gran Canaria, but you will also create memories to last the rest of your life.

4 weeks in-class course in Gran Canaria
special price on offer from
$ 1580

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

ITTT’s TESOL course in Gran Canaria is based in a newly built modern training school located in a quiet square in the town of Vecindario on the south-east coast of the island. The training centre has a reception area, 3 large classrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and chill out area which is available for course students.

The centre’s classrooms are all fully air conditioned with state-of-the-art interactive boards available for use by trainees. We also offer free internet and use of computers and projectors to all course participants.

We have a main kitchen available for all trainees during the course. This kitchen has a large fridge/freezer, sink, small oven, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and a dishwasher.

Additionally, there is a chill out area with a sofa and a study zone. There is another, smaller kitchen here consisting of a sink, a washing machine and a small fridge; all of which are available to trainees throughout the course. You will also find many supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants near to the centre.

During their TESOL training, trainees will teach both small and large groups of English students in the different classroom environments. This ensures that you will be prepared for teaching at all levels, for all ages and group sizes when you enter the TESOL job market.

Gran Canaria offers

  • A huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Complimentary welcome breakfast
  • 2 hour complimentary Spanish language class
  • Optional Leisure Activities
  • Island trips
  • Scuba diving certificates
  • Surfing courses
  • Hiking and cycling tours
  • Abseiling and rock climbing
  • Horse riding
  • Boat trips and/or deep-sea fishing and dolphin and sightseeing trips
  • Astronomy excursions

Accommodation

Accommodation costs are not included in the TESOL course fees and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option is most suitable for you.

We have relationships with a number of local establishments and housing agencies on the island. We can therefore recommend rooms and apartments just a short walk from our centre or, if trainees prefer to stay in other parts of the island, we can recommend numerous rooms and apartments within a 10 mile radius. Prices for accommodation are reasonable and public transport is easy to access and use. We can also assist you in getting travel cards so that trainees can travel the island conveniently on public transport. We can also arrange bike/car hire if required.

More information on the available accommodation options for the TESOL course will be sent to you once the deposit payment has been made thereby confirming your place on the course.

For those wishing to arrange their own accommodation for the TESOL course though independent websites, we will gladly provide advice on available options. Examples of sites include:

  • Airbnb
  • Piso compartido
  • Idealist

Course dates

2020

  • 3 February 2020 - 28 February
  • 2 March 2020 - 27 March
  • 13 April 2020 - 8 May
  • 11 May 2020 - 5 June
  • 6 July 2020 - 31 July
  • 3 August 2020 - 28 August
  • 5 October 2020 - 30 October
  • 16 November 2020 - 11 December

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.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
Euros 980
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

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.

and Up
Euros 300
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Gran Canaria
special price on offer from
$ 1580

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are my payment options?

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    Deposit payments for the TEFL course must be made to our administrative centre. The quickest and cheapest way to pay is by credit/debit card, but you can also make payments via Western Union, Pay Pal or bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for making the deposit payment, our courses can sell out quickly and you can only be sure your place is secured once the deposit has been paid.

    Once you have made your deposit payment, we will send you an email with a booklet with information about the TEFL course and Gran Canaria itself.

    The balance payment of the TEFL course fees is due on the first day of your course and can be paid in cash or by bank transfer.

    The fees for your course are all inclusive and you will not be asked to make additional payments for any of your TEFL course related materials or services including course accreditation fees, lifetime job search help, welcome breakfast and daily refreshments.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    TEFL course accommodation mostly comprises rental rooms and apartments a few minutes’ walk from or within a 10 mile radius of our TEFL school.

    Students can arrange their own accommodation through independent websites if they prefer and we will happily offer advice on how to do this. Examples of such sites are as follows:

    • Airbnb
    • Piso compartido
    • Idealist

  • What travel documents will I need for Spain?

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    This depends on your home country and we strongly recommend all TEFL trainees contact their nearest Spanish Embassy for the latest information regarding visas, work permits, health and travel insurance requirements etc.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    TEFL classes are from Monday to Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. After lunch, the information learned in the morning sessions will be put to use in preparation for classes to be given to students in the late afternoon and evening. TEFL students will receive immediate feedback on their teaching practice from our instructors.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    The majority of students participating in our practice sessions are Spanish and are incredibly keen to learn. We offer adult and young learner lessons which will give you valuable experience teaching students of different levels and ages.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    We have a limit of 12 TEFL trainees per course and we admit students from all over the world as long as they are highly proficient in English. All TEFL trainees must be over 18 years of age.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    The TEFL course dress code is smart-casual. Due to Gran Canaria’s year-round warm climate, we recommend cool fabrics, but if your course is during the winter months, it is advisable to bring a jacket. Please note that while the island is a relaxed holiday destination, it is not appropriate for teachers to wear low cut tops and/or flip flops. We recommend shoes, sandals or smart trainers with regard to footwear.

    Any tattoos should be covered whilst teaching.

    Women – Low cut necklines or thin straps or tank tops are not appropriate. Short skirts and bare midriffs must not be visible, even when lifting arms up. Sandals and shoes must be worn at all times.

    Men – Long pants, smart jeans or smart dress shorts (no ripped jeans), short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable (although as the weather is generally warm short sleeved shirts are more comfortable), loafers, dress shoes and smart trainers are acceptable whilst teaching. Long hair should be neatly tied back into a pony tail.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    You should bring a pen and notebooks for taking notes during course lessons. All other relevant forms and instructions will be provided by us, as well as notes from the input sessions.

    You can bring your laptop or mobile phone with you as we provide free Wi-Fi if you want to do any additional research on the internet.

    The TEFL school has a large selection of books for use by trainees, but they cannot be removed from the classroom without permission from one of the trainers or the course director. During the TEFL course you will need to prepare materials for your teaching practice sessions. The training centre does keep a stock of supplies for use by trainees but if there are any extra materials needed, trainees are responsible for buying them at the nearby stationary store.

  • What documents do I need for finding a TEFL job after the course?

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    If you want to find work as a TEFL teacher in the Canaries or on the Spanish mainland you should bring original copies of your diplomas, degrees and grades from your college, high school or university. We also recommended bringing a police background check with you (ensuring that it is an original document and it is stamped). If you are married, please bring your original marriage certificate.

    There plenty of opportunities for teaching work in the Canary Islands if you wish to stay here to work. However, each person is responsible for ensuring they bring all original documentation and visas with them as requirements will be different for each nationality. TEFL course attendees, who are EU citizens, will not require a visa but all students should visit on the Spanish embassy website.


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