• Greece
    • Crete
130 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Weekly Classroom Hours
Apartment Hotel
Age Min.


Price Details
€ 1,325.00
What's Included
Jun 16, 2022
Sep 10, 2017
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About Program

Via Lingua Crete provides an intensive, interactive program to gain certification as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Our TEFL Crete Course is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the world today. Including 130 hours of expert tuition with 10 hours of assessed teaching practice, and covering all areas of Teaching Skills, Classroom Management, English Grammar and Phonology, it exceeds international guidelines for the regulation of the TEFL profession.

The Via Lingua TEFL Certificate Course includes vital concepts and strategic skills to live and teach effectively abroad. Trainees learn a variety of cross-cultural skills with which to analyze different cultures, as well as their
On successful completion of the course, you will receive the internationally recognized Via Lingua TEFL certificate. You will also be given a transcript from your trainers providing a breakdown of your performance on each component of the course and stating your overall grade.

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All our graduates are also automatic members of the Via Lingua Job Placement program.

Program Highlights

  • Practical, engaging curriculum with professional and personal mentoring.
  • Ten hours of guided and monitored Teaching Practice with Italian students.
  • Graduate credits awarded to US University MA TESOL Programs.
  • Individual Job Guidance and Assistance.
  • Internationally recognized certification from an accredited program.

Program Reviews

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  • Instruction 5
  • Support 4.85
  • Value 4.85
  • Academic Rigor 3.75
  • Job Assistance 4.15
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Yes, I recommend this program

Invaluable Experience

My experience with Via Lingua, Maria, and the staff at the Crete location was wonderful. I will always look back on my time there with fond and meaningful memories. I learned more about myself and was challenged in ways that continue to shape me to this day. Ultimately, my experience in Greece would not have been the same with the support and care of Maria and the other TEFL providers/instructors. I am so very thankful for my time on Crete.

47 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Outstanding Experience

I had a great experience in this program and cannot say enough about the head of the school, Maria. I feel this course prepared me well for the seven years that followed my taking the course.

I have had many private students from many countries and have used my training teaching in France for 3 months and in Spain (at a high school) for a year.

I also loved living in Chania, Crete for six weeks during the course and interacting with the local people.

In all ways, a truly unforgettable and valuable experience!

What would you improve about this program?
I felt it gave me all I needed to be successful as an ESL teacher.
43 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome Experience!

I am so happy that I took the TEFL course in Crete with Maria. She is an excellent teacher and very supportive. She was always available to answer questions about the class, and also very helpful with advice/suggestions during my time in Chania.

It was beneficial to have hands on teaching time. The Greek students were so friendly and appreciative for the lessons, and the feedback from the instructor after each lesson was great. The feedback was encouraging, but also critical which is necessary for continual improvement.

Halfway through the course it really started to feel intensive! Class time, lesson prepping and the teaching keeps you busy! I don't have a teaching background, so a lot of what I was learning was new and interesting. I really enjoyed it. Just stay focused and organized.

I had so much fun exploring Chania. The Old Harbor is beautiful, full of life and amazing food.

Having the TEFL certificate will be helpful if I choose to teach English abroad in the future. There are so many possibilities!

What would you improve about this program?
Electronic versions of handouts :)
47 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a Lifetime!!

Crete is the most amazing setting to earn a certification that opens your marketing potential to an entire world -- and I can think of no better teacher than Maria to have supported me throughout this journey! This program offers hands on experience and practice teaching Greek students English so students are able to apply everything they learn, and with Maria's support, nothing feels overwhelming! ...And in between/before/after lessons is always a great time to take a break at the stunning beaches! :) also the food is to die for. Cant recommend highly enough !

43 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

A Life Changing Experience

I can honestly say that taking this TEFL course has greatly impacted my life in a positive way. This intensive course provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed to know to become a successful TEFL teacher. The instructors were very knowledgeable, supportive, encouraging, and fun; they actually care if you succeed and are cheering for you every step of the way.

Chaina is a beautiful location with many things to see and do. The food is AMAZING; I never had a bad meal my entire time in Greece. And to top it off, Greek people are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people I have ever come across. It's so easy to feel at home here, I couldn't have asked for a better place to take my TEFL course.

Taking this course has changed my life. I obtained a job in Japan directly after the course and I am currently on my way to obtaining a job in Korea. Not only has this course opened so many opportunities for me but it has also given me the tools and confidence to succeed where ever I go.

To anyone who is still doubting whether or not to take this course, I say just do it! It's an amazing experience that I am so lucky to have.

50 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Do it now!

I took this course in October 2009 and it kick-started what has been an incredibly satisfying career in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. My first teaching job would have been much more difficult without the knowledge and skills I gained in this course. The instructors were very knowledgeable and supportive and the classes were very interactive. I made some great friends through the course and even met up with one classmate in Hanoi, Vietnam a couple of years ago.

Chania is a stunningly beautiful town and the island of Crete is one of my favorite places in the world. There are countless places to explore and the food is truly to die for. I'll never forget the meals and drinks looking out across the harbor and enjoying a dip in the sea after class. You couldn't ask for a better setting to take a TEFL course.

I can truly say that this course changed my life. While I knew I wanted to teach English, I had no real qualification or experience and having this certificate has opened up many job opportunities around the world. I have now taught in 5 countries across 3 continents and have currently moved into an administrative position at one of the top private schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am preparing to get married and can't imagine leaving the field of education so yeah, this course was pretty important in determining the direction of my life.

I thought about leaving the US to teach for many years before I finally took the plunge and that was undoubtedly the best decision I've ever made. If you're considering this course, stop thinking and do it now!

48 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision I ever made

Maria is a wonderful, supportive, and inspiring instructor, and Chania is absolutely gorgeous. I earned my TEFL certificate here a few years ago. Maria put me in touch with a former graduate of her program who was teaching in Istanbul at the time, and this former student helped my get a job where he was teaching. I lived in Turkey for a year and had the most wonderful incredible adventure doing it.

Nowadays, I no longer teach ESL, but I may again in the future. My teaching experience redirected my career in a positive way, and through these changes I met my Austrian now-wife. It's funny how sometimes you can trace some of the most important, impactful occurrences back to one event, and Maria's TEFL course in Crete really started a wonderful ripple effect for me.

I went back to Chania on my honeymoon recently, and Maria and the island are as lovely as I remember them. If you're thinking about doing something exciting and different, just go for it. You won't regret it.

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