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 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
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:
- Piso compartido
- 5 June 2023 - 30 June
- 3 July 2023 - 28 July
- 31 July 2023 - 25 August
- 18 September 2023 - 13 October
- 16 October 2023 - 10 November
- 13 November 2023 - 8 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.
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.