Teacher Training Schools
The TEFL International Santorini center is conveniently situated in Messaria, just two miles from the main town of Thira, within easy reach of all the amenities.
The training center is housed in a small private school of English in the main street of Messaria, and teaching practice takes place on the premises.
Santorini is justly regarded as one of the world's most spectacular places, with the town of Oia being voted one of the top 25 destinations in Europe in 2011.
The course is essentially practical in nature, with just enough theory to provide sound principles on which to base your practice. In the morning, there are input sessions on the skills and methods of teaching and on language awareness. The afternoon consists of guided lesson preparation, teaching practice observed by a trainer, and feedback on your teaching.
The course consists of two main components:
1. Three hours of input sessions each morning, covering Language Awareness & Teaching Skills
Language Awareness sessions aim to consolidate your knowledge of grammar and phonology, and provide practical ideas as to how these can be taught.
The Teaching Skills sessions develop your skills in areas such as teaching grammar and vocabulary, creating your own materials and correcting students’ errors.
2. Teaching Practice
For the first two evenings of the course, you will observe the trainers teaching classes of Greek students. From the third evening, you will be teaching the students yourself.
Each afternoon, working with the guidance of the trainers, you prepare for the lessons that you will be teaching to put into practice the skills learnt on the course. Each lesson is observed by one of the trainers, who gives you detailed written feedback. After each lesson, you have a discussion with the trainer, developing the feedback and suggesting areas for attention.
The TEFL International Santorini center is based in a local school of English, providing you with practice teaching classes of Greek children and teenagers. This gives you realistic preparation for exactly the kind of teaching situation you'll be in when you start your career on completion of the course.