Benefits of Onsite Certification

Take your TEFL course onsite in the country where you would like to teach and you’ll meet TEFL qualifications to teach English anywhere in the world! You'll also get lifetime TEFL job placement assistance, including guidance applying for local jobs after your course and support with future jobs, wherever your TEFL certificate takes you.

Program Overview

Like all the onsite TEFL certification courses we offer, the course in Crete is 4 weeks-long, has a full-time schedule Monday through Friday, and covers the essential topics in teaching English as a foreign language. All onsite courses also include Specialized Certification in Teaching English Grammar and an observed teaching practicum with real students. You'll get the experience you need to prepare for the classroom.

Internationally Recognized Certification

Graduates of onsite teacher training programs are issued an internationally-recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate that meets the 100-hour industry standard for certification required by most language centers in Greece and worldwide!

TEFL/TESOL Certification with Teaching Practicum!

Includes a Hands-On Teaching Practicum!

TEFL in Crete, Greece Course Dates

Onsite TEFL Courses in Crete fill up quickly! It is recommended you sign up for your course 30-60 days in advance to secure a space

How to Apply:

You must be 18 years old to take this course, and either a native speaker of English or a non-native English speaker with a C1 English proficiency level or higher (proof of level required prior to course acceptance).

Step 1

To begin the admission process for the TEFL course in Crete, click “Enroll” to choose your start date, complete the online application form, and pay a non-refundable deposit of USD $495.

Step 2

A Bridge Admissions Advisor will then contact you to confirm your registration. (If you are not a native English speaker, you’ll be asked to verify a minimum C1 proficiency level or take the Bridge Online Language Test, prior to final acceptance.)

Step 3

Once you are notified of your acceptance into the TEFL course in Crete, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course start date.

About Crete, Greece

Crete Greece

The crown jewel of the Greek Islands, Crete is loved not only for its sandy beaches but also for its unique culture, warm hospitality, and fascinating history. The TEFL center is located in Hania, arguably Crete’s most exotic city, known for its narrow streets winding through Venetian buildings, restaurants, and hotels.

While getting your TEFL certification in Hania, you can shop the food stalls of the public market, visit the tranquil and shady public gardens or take in views of the impressive Turkish mosque that dominates the harbor, the focal point of the town’s activity. Hania, which is small enough to get around in on foot, is also a great starting point for exploring the solitude and wilderness of Crete’s western interior.

TEFL trainees can visit Crete’s vibrant harbor cities or spend a relaxing day on the sun-drenched beaches along the coast. The ruins of Knossos provide an interesting glimpse into Crete’s 3,000-year-old Minoan civilization, while the rugged Samaria Gorge boasts some of Europe’s best natural scenery.

About the TEFL Training Center

  • Great facilities: Wireless Internet is offered and the school is fully air-conditioned. There is also a trainee resource room with computers.
  • Friendly environment: The school has an outdoor veranda for students to socialize and relax.
  • Accommodation available near the school: Shared apartment available for approximately USD $440/4-weeks. 

TEFL Jobs in Crete and Greece

With over 6,000 language schools, including many in Crete itself, Greece has a massive demand for qualified, TEFL certified, native-speaking English teachers.

  • Types of Schools

    In Crete, there are literally hundreds of frontistiria, or private language schools, that the majority of Greek school children attend after school hours.


  • Requirements

    In addition to TEFL certification, most private language schools require teachers to have a university degree but, in some cases, it is possible to find employment without one.


  • Hiring Season

    Hiring season in Greece is typically from August to October and many English teachers choose to supplement their income by giving private lessons.

Kevin Mermel
International Program Advisor

Questions about the TEFL Course in Crete?

Would you prefer to get TEFL certified online?

Bridge offers advanced-level, 100% online TEFL/TESOL certification for those who cannot attend a classroom-based program. The 150-hour Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELTOnline™) is a 12-week, interactive program with optional teaching practicum that can even be taken for university credit!

150-hour TEFL/TESOL Certification

150-hour TEFL/TESOL certification with optional teaching practicum exceeds international hiring standards for most jobs

Fully accredited by ACCET

Fully accredited by ACCET, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

earn graduate-level credit

May be taken for transferrable university credit toward a graduate certificate, master’s program, or a scholarship at our Pathway Partner universities and others

Interactive structure

Interactive structure, with cohort of international trainees

Qualified instructors

Qualified and experienced master’s-level instructors

Fully accredited by ACCET

Includes personalize job placement assistance: access to a Jobs Advisor the BridgeTEFL Job Board.

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Our most advanced online TEFL/TESOL course is a pathway to an M.A. in TESOL or related degree at these Bridge university partners:

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