TEFL TESOL Courses in Gran Canaria

Get qualified to teach English with our TEFL course on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands located just 62 miles from the coast of Morocco. Gran Canaria is a fantastic place to study towards your TEFL qualification and there is so much to enjoy while you complete your course with us.

You will find so much to entertain you in Gran Canaria, that whenever you are not working towards your TEFL certificate, you will feel like you are on vacation. When you cross the island’s sand dunes by camel or dune buggy you can be forgiven for thinking you are crossing the Sahara Desert. Alternatively, you’ll be transported to countries such as Peru as you explore the rainforest. Gran Canaria’s environment is so diverse the island is known as “The Little Continent”. Naturally, the beach is a major draw on this island and you will find plenty of exciting activities to take part in. Windsurfing and surfing are popular here and each year the windsurfing world cup is held in Pozo Izquierdo. Diving is also popular and those wishing to explore life beneath the waves can do so at one of the hundreds of fascinating dive spots with hundreds of marine species to see, some of which are unique to the Canary Islands.

For a more relaxed way to enjoy the island you could play a round of golf on one of the numerous championship golf courses on the island or you can simply enjoy a packed lunch next to a calm lake nestled in the island’s spectacular mountain ranges, which offer spectacular views comparable to a mini Grand Canyon or the Rocky Mountains.

Gran Canaria was chosen as the site of one NASA’s tracking stations for the manned space program in the 1960s. The site is now run by the European Space Agency but at the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing it was the first to receive Neil Armstrong’s famous message “That´s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. To this day, the atmospheric conditions on Gran Canaria make it a popular destination for amateur astronomers from all over the world.

Our Gran Canaria training centre is situated on the south-east coast of the island in the town of Vecindario. We are near to some of the most popular tourist destinations on Gran Canaria including Las Palmas, Pozo Izquierdo and Aringa. Our location is the ideal place to stay while working towards your TEFL certificate.

When you decide to earn your TEFL certificate at ITTT’s training centre in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, not only will you get excellent training from leading industry professionals and an internationally recognised and accredited TEFL certificate, but you will also make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

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The School

The TEFL training centre in Gran Canaria is a well-equipped, modern building in a quiet town square in Vecindario on the south-east coast of Gran Canaria. The TEFL school consists of a reception, 3 large classrooms, 2 bathrooms a kitchen and a relaxation/study area.

All our classrooms at the TEFL training centre are air-conditioned with state-of-the-art interactive boards for trainees to use. We also provide free internet and computers for use by course participants.

There is a main kitchen available for all course participants to use. This kitchen is fitted with a large fridge/freezer, sink, small oven, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and a dishwasher. We also have a chill out area with a sofa and study area plus a smaller kitchen for use by trainees. In the surrounding area are plenty of supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants for course attendees to make use of.

During your TEFL training, you will be able to teach large and small groups of students in different classroom environments providing valuable experience in teaching different ages and abilities before heading out to the teach in the real world.

Gran Canaria offers

  • A huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Complimentary welcome breakfast
  • 2 hour complimentary Spanish language class

Optional Leisure ActivitiesI

  • 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

The price accommodation is not included in your TEFL course fees and you are able to make your own accommodation arrangements if you would prefer to do so.

By forming working relationships with several local accommodation providers we can suggest a number of different rooms and apartments located just a short walk from the TEFL school. If you would like to base yourself in other parts of the island, then we can advise you on various options within a 10 mile radius of the TEFL school. You will find the accommodation prices reasonable and public transport is very accessible and we can arrange travel cards to help you get around the island easily. We can also arrange bike and car rental if you would prefer to be independent of the public transport network.

You will be sent more information on the available accommodation options once your place on the TEFL course has been confirmed by payment of the course deposit.

For TEFL trainees who would like to make their own accommodation plans though independent websites, we will be pleased to offer our advice on the options. Examples of sites include:

  • Airbnb
  • Piso compartido
  • Idealist

Course dates

2019

  • 14 October 2019 - 8 November
  • 18 November 2019 - 13 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
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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.

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Euros 300
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Gran Canaria
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$ 1580
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.