For a perfect place to take in the wonders of the past while experiencing the pleasures of the present, Granada is the ideal location to take your tesol course. It is a one-of-a-kind place where things just seem to mix. Whether it is Islam and Christianity, or the cultural history of the past and the excitement of the modern day, Granada brings everything together perfectly.
Here you will be able to see how the area’s rich heritage of culture and architectural beauty is kept alive, and how the sumptuous Spanish cuisine is prepared and served. You will also be able to enjoy the sounds of Flamenco music being played deep into the warm evening.
Wonders of this interesting civilization can be found here, including the world famous Alhambra and the Generalife. Granada is also home to one of the last fortresses to be built by the Moorish empire in western europe.
In 1492, Granada was important in the discovering of the Americas. It was here that Columbus gained the support and charter from Queen Isabella in order to explore a trade route to India; it was on this voyage he made his famous find.
The tombs of Queen Isabella and fellow Catholic monarch, King Ferdinand, can be found in the Granada Cathedral. In the shadows of this great structure, you will be able to visit The Medina, the Moroccan markets and many tetarias (tea shops), all in an intricate maze of winding alleyways.
You must also take the opportunity to visit the Sacromonte ‘gypsy barrio’, the fascinating home of the “Flamenco Puro”. Here, in intriguing cave homes, live a truly remarkable people with an unquenchable thirst for dance and music.
Geographically, Granada is remarkably located. It is situated in a valley between the mountains and the warm waters of the Mediterranean. A 45-minute trip by car will take you to the beach, while the ski resorts of the Sierra nevada, with heights of 3,400 meters, can be reached in 30 minutes. You can also travel to Malaga in around 75 minutes.
Those of you lucky enough to visit during the Pasos of Semana Santa (Easter week) will be able to experience the true essence of Andalucian spain. Costaleros carry heavy statues of Christ, saints and the Virgin Mary from their local churches through the winding streets of the city to the Cathedral. This portrays the Passion of Christ and was first enacted in medieval times. Some journeys take up to 14 hours! This and other celebrations are preserved by the The Ancient Brotherhood of the Cofradia, who take part in these processions and decorate the statues.
The food found in Granada is incredible and can not be missed. You simply have to experience the authentic Andalucian food while you are here. Simple ingredients and recipes become favorites such as Pescado Frito (fish coated in flour and sautéed in olive oil), the famous cold soup Gazpacho, Patatas Pobre (vegetable and potato hotpot), and Huevos a la Flamenca (fried egg in tomato sauce, with spicy Spanish Chorizo sausage). All these delicious meals are before we even mention the delectable Paella and the delicious treat that becomes a real social experience, tapas. This famous Andalucian tradition is the perfect way to enjoy a snack while getting to know the friendly locals.
Our TESOL training facility can be found in the celebrated Arabic district of Granada, the Albayzin. It is situated amongst the narrow, cobbled, traffic free streets and array of plazas, white washed houses and beautiful fountains, all near the majesty of the Alhambra. The neighborhood is steeped in history and contains the famous “Carmens and Casas of Granada”. These traditional Arabic homes, with their beautiful, shaded patios and hidden gardens are true examples of ancient, stirring architecture.
The school itself is located within a beautiful Carmen property. It contains several classrooms, a computer centre with Wi-Fi access and a coffee shop where you can relax in the wonderful garden. All the resources required for your course will be provided and our dedicated, experienced staff will do all they can to ensure you get the most out of your time here.
Situated on the hill, the school is a five to ten minute walk down, and a ten to fifteen minute walk up the hill to the city centre. Buses are available for the round trip if walking up the hill is too daunting on certain days. Within close proximity are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy, and shops for you to purchase required amenities.
Our Granada TESOL course accommodation is found in the historic Moorish, World Heritage site, the Albayzin. The building it self is a renovated 16th century medieval Hospederia. Being able to share your living quarters with your fellow trainees will help bring you closer together. This will allow you to help and encourage each other throughout the course and will also increase the fun you will have when class is over.
All bedrooms will be private and come with their own bathroom. The common room will be shared and comes with a television, internet access and laundry facilities. You will be able to prepare meals in the large kitchen area and enjoy them in the shared eating area. You will be taken care of during your stay by the resident manager.
The Hospederia is a short walk from the training centre, as well as the historic sites and nightlife and restaurants of Granada. There is also the added bonus of a rooftop terrace with its glorious view of the famous Alhambra.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Granada and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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.