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Founded over 2000 years ago by Alexander the Great, the magnificent city of Alexandria is now the largest on the Mediterranean coast and one of Egypt’s most popular tourist destinations. The city’s mix of ancient history, a fascinating culture, beautiful beaches and progressive, modern development draws visitors from all over the world. Alexandria is also an important educational center, with dozens of English language schools spread throughout the city. The large numbers of post-course job opportunities these schools provide, as well as the city’s exotic character, make Alexandria a truly exciting venue for completing your TEFL certification course.
In addition to our high quality, professional training, you will also receive the benefit of our local knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your time in the city. We offer free tours of the local attractions, as well as sound advice on visiting the country’s world famous cultural sites. Egypt’s major attractions such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx can easily be explored during your free weekends, whilst the Valley of Kings and the vast temple complexes in and around the city of Luxor make a great pre or post-course trip. Whether you come for the culture, the history or simply for the beaches, our TEFL center in Alexandria is always a great choice.
In addition to certifying you as a TEFL teacher, we’ll also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help you find work in Alexandria or anywhere else there is a demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching along the sun swept shores of the Mediterranean.
The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.
The city of Alexandria is well known for its warm climate and you will receive an equally warm welcome at our TEFL training center on the Mediterranean coast. Our dedicated trainers will do all they can to ensure you enjoy every minute of your stay, and leave fully equipped to embark on a successful EFL teaching career. When you also consider Egypt’s relatively low cost of living and the large number of post-course job opportunities available, it is clear that Alexandria is a great choice for your TEFL training course.
The training center’s location close to the beach, local shops, cafés and other eateries, guarantees you will never be short of things to do or places to visit. Plentiful and affordable public transport also ensures you are able to visit all the world famous attractions around the city and right across the country.Apply Now!
The recommended accommodation for our TEFL course in Alexandria is situated in the popular coastal suburb of Al-Agami. The accommodation consists of a private room in an apartment shared with another trainee on the same course. Our recommended apartments are comfortably furnished, with a shared living room, bathroom and kitchenette. The rooms are cleaned weekly and contain all the utensils you will need during your stay, although we do suggest you bring your own towels and linen (two queen size flat sheets).
The apartments enjoy a great location close to Paradise Beach where you can relax in peace during your free time. The area is also home to many local shops, cafés and restaurants, whilst the city center is only 30 minutes drive away. The training center provides two free trips a week into the city, although frequent and cheap public transport is also available round the clock.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 1,090
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid. Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Alexandria itself.
Please pay the balance of the course fees in Alexandria directly at the school on the first day of the course. Payment can be made in cash (US dollars or Egyptian pounds) or via Visa, Master Card, Maestro or JCB credit/debit cards. If paying by credit card you must have the actual card with your name on it for processing. Payment via bank transfers or checks should be arranged with the school prior to arrival.
Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups*, lifetime job assistance, a welcome dinner and daily refreshments.
* Airport pick-ups are available at 3:00 p.m. on the Friday before the course begins.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Shared Apartment (US$ 100): The accommodation is located in a seafront suburb of Alexandria and consists of a shared two bedroom apartment on our private campus. Each apartment has a furnished sitting room, a bathroom with hot water and a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, a cooker and cooking utensils. All apartments are clean, comfortable and adequately furnished. Free cleaning services are available once a week upon request. This option is available from the Wednesday before the course begins and the price covers the four week stay. If you would like to choose your accommodation independently, you are welcome to do so.
What travel documents will I need for egypt?
You will be required to get a tourist visa (our course is registered as a seminar in Egypt, not as a school) from the nearest Egyptian Consulate or Embassy. This process takes about one week. You can also obtain your visa upon arrival in Cairo. However, we recommend getting your visa before you leave your home country so you do not have to waste time at the airport.*
* As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The first class will take place on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in addition to appropriate breaks between sessions. Classes run from Sunday through to Thursday, a typical school week in Egypt. The first two weeks are input sessions where trainees acquire skills related to teaching techniques, classroom management, grammar, phonology, Arabic language and culture and other components of the course.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We use local Egyptian students for the trainees’ teaching practice and all practice sessions are held in real classrooms.
Teaching practice starts in the last two weeks of the course. It includes live teaching observation, shared teaching practice and six teaching practice classes. In a typical day our trainees go to the teaching practice school to give their lesson in the morning (transport is provided) and in the afternoon they prepare for the next teaching practice class with the assistance of the trainers at the center.
Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
We average eight trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are native English speakers but we also get some fluent English speakers from the local region training with us. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.
Is there a dress code?Expand
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. Egypt can get rather hot so this means sandals, shorts, t-shirts and other loose fitting clothing, cotton attire is best. During teaching practice you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that will cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
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