I attended the 120 hr TEFL training in Corinth, Greece and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The training provided theory as well as practical classroom application. We gained student empathy and as cross-cultural awareness. We observed seasoned ESOL professionals teaching, and quickly after, found ourselves in front of the classroom too. The ongoing training and extensive lesson plan development made me feel competent and prepared to teach a class of my own. The trainers inspired me to think outside the box when conducting lessons, and their extensive feedback helped improve my teaching methods. They looked at each of us as individuals and helped us play to our strengths. My TEFL certification has benefitted me in ways I am still discovering, and it's helped me receive teaching positions abroad as well as in the US.
The program was balanced between training, teaching, and traveling. Each weekend, the program director took us to different archaeological sites. It was incredible!--Nemea, Mycenae, Nafplio, the Acrocorinth, etc. It was a wonderful way to both receive superior TEFL training and partake in the beauty of Greece. The living accommodations were comfortable, cozy, and right across the street from the training center. Bakeries, fruit stands, and fresh feta was right around the corner. And the beach was within walking distance of the house!