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What does the fee for the programme include?
The four-week residential programme is 1260 euro. This is 250 euro deposit (non-refundable) and 1010 euro balance course fee to be paid first day of the course The fees includes tuition, certification, moderation fees and course materials. Airfares, accommodation and food not included.

How do I pay for the course?
Balance of the course and accommodation fees to be paid directly at the school or submit it before the course begins.
By then you should have already paid the 250 euro deposit either on line, by Credit Card or via bank transfer .
The course fee is payable in Euros at the current exchange rate determined online at
Personal checks are not accepted

What is an average programme day like?
There is teaching practice from Monday to Friday fro 09.00-11.00 followed by a discussion and feedback from the trainer. Then from 11.00 – 12.00 trainees learn grammar, pronunciation and classroom management as well as other aspects of the course. Lunch is from 1.00 to 2.30pm.After lunch there is a short training session followed by lesson planning with the assistance of the trainer.Then from 4.00pm to 5.30pm trainees teach their lessons to ESL students at Plato or Lingua .We aim to provide between 6to 10 hours of observed teaching practice over the four weeks.Mini Teaching and video recording of lessons is also part of the syllabus.
These lessons are taught from Monday to Friday.On Friday classes finish at 1.00pm.
Apart from the classes and the teaching practice there are homework assignments .

How many students on average are in the program each month?
On average, we have about 10 trainees enrolled in each course . Most of our participants are from English-speaking countries, such as the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, or Australia. We do accept non-native speakers who have an excellent command of English. In order to support non-native speakers in search for excellence, we offer daily classes in English grammar and accent reduction training.

What are the teaching practice students and classes like?
We use students from Plato Institutes and Lingua in Cyprus. These students mainly come from Limassol and from some European countries. We also have Russian and Polish students.

What are the accommodations like? Where are they located?
All standard accommodation used by trainees attending the TEFL Limassol Cyprus Centre is within 5-10 minutes walk of the school or 15 to 20 minutes by public transportation.
You have the option of reserving and sharing a space in self-catering flats . Rates start around 150 Euros per month. If you seek a more upgraded accommodation then we offer this at *** and **** Hotels
A security deposit is required for all accommodation options.
Another housing option is a private furnished room with shared bathroom in the vicinity of the school . Rates start at 180 Euros per month. Rooms are subject to availability. They are in walking distance to the institute.

Can I have things shipped or mailed to me at the school?
Yes! In fact, we suggest you have things sent to you at the school.
This is our address: Plato Institute 8 Souliou Street 3016 Limassol Cyprus.POBOX 55001 3820.Contact name: Ioannou Antonis .Tel:00357 99612598

Can I bring my laptop?
You can if you like. We have excellent high-speed Internet connections at the school, including wireless. There are a number of Internet cafes nearby, and should you require a computer for TEFL coursework and lesson planning at the school, we have computers available. All computers have Internet access, which you can use to check your e-mail. Please note that trainees who need the computers for lesson planning have priority in the afternoons.

What clothes will I need?
Bear in mind that Cyprus is a Land Of All Seasons. Between November and the end of February, the temperature may fall 13 degrees . A winter coat and a scarf, and will keep you warm. In March, temperatures rise. Locals start wearing t-shirts, shorts, and sandals. Always bring something warm to wear in case of a few additional cold days. It’s warm or very often hot between the end of May and the beginning of September. One more thing: DO NOT FORGET YOUR BATHING SUIT .There is no point is being in Cyprus and not enjoying the golden sandy beaches of the island
a. Methodology Classes and Lesson Planning:
Dress code is casual and relaxed. During the warm season, we have air-conditioning available. You can dress comfortably with shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and sandals. In the winter months, you can wear pants and sweaters.

b. Teaching Practice at the training center:
Dress code is conservative. Your shoulders must be covered, and any skirt or pants must cover your knees when you are sitting down. Women are advised to be careful that your shirts are not too low cut or show your stomach as you may need to lean over to help a student sitting at a desk. Jeans and shorts are not desired. Shoes or sandals should be smart.

c. Teaching at the centers:

Attire is professional. Once hired, most schools will provide you with a dress code of their own. However, when you dress for an interview – as with any job – remember that you are trying to make an impression. For men, collared shirts, a tie, slacks, and dress shoes are appropriate and expected. For women, knee-length skirts and dress shoes are desired. Dresses with straps can be covered with a smart sweater or a little jacket.

Please also bear in mind that tattoos must be covered when teaching and any facial piercing removed.