iTTi TEFL Armenia is situated in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. This is the ancient city, located in the mountainous area. It offers a view of the Biblical Mount Ararat, covered with a snow hat. Founded in 782 BC, one of the most alluring cities in the world, Yerevan is the extraordinary place where modern and ancient cultures interlace in an inconceivable way. Modern architectural solutions tower alongside the comfy and squat buildings with humility and bliss.
Our language center occupies a comfortable space downtown Yerevan. Cozy, well-lit classrooms, equipped with all necessary facilities for teaching and learning, set up a favorable mood. Coffee and tea are available throughout the training. Our center has an informal, friendly atmosphere and features different language courses: German, Russian, and English for children and adults; summer school for kids; preschool classes, and teacher training courses.
Our TEFL classes run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with an hour lunch in between from Monday through Thursday, and students have to set aside study time from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Fridays. The teaching practicum with Armenian students starts in Week 2 of the program.
We have an outstanding teaching staff and tutorial system. Students meet tutors each week and have lively discussions about the subject they are studying.
Our TEFL trainers hold an MA in English and obtained TEFL experience in various private and state institutions in Armenia. iTTi TEFL trainers are successful, confident and inspirational teaching professionals. They receive a comprehensive training program on how to deliver the TEFL certification course. This way, the same quality program is guaranteed wherever in the world you study. We inspire people all over the world to travel and teach, discover the world, learn about different cultures, find themselves.
120-HOUR ON-SITE TESOL CERTIFICATION
(100% on-site training)
Total course fee: US $1,100
Deposit: US $500 (due upon registration)
Balance payment to the TEFL center in Yerevan: US $600 (due five business days before the first day of the course)
Course fee covers tuition, certificate, moderation and career support
Summer special of 15% off up to 5th of August, 2019
Course Dates in 2019
- 10 June – 5 July
- 8 July – 2 August
- 5 August – 30 August
- 2 September – 28 September
- 30 September – 25 October
- 28 October – 22 November
- 25 November – 20 December
120-HOUR COMBINED TESOL TRAINING
(75% on line/25% on site training)
Total course fee: US $1,000
Deposit: US $500 (due upon registration)
Balance payment: US $500 (due five business days before the first day of teaching practice)
Course fee covers tuition, certificate and moderation.
Teaching Practice Dates in 2019
- 10 June – 17 June
- 8 July – 15 July
- 5 August – 12 August
- 2 September – 9 September
- 30 September – 7 October
- 28 October – 4 November
- 25 November – 2 December
Both the 120-Hour Onsite and the 120-Hour Combined TEFL Course are eligible for credits towards a worldwide accredited MA Ed awarded by the European Global School, accredited by ASIC in the United Kingdom.
The education system has traditionally occupied a special place in the development of the Armenian nation. Education in Armenia has had a long history and is an important factor in the manifestation of national independence and self-preservation.
Interestingly, the Armenian language itself belongs to a separate group of Indo-European languages. Classical Armenian is currently used only in worship. The modern alphabet of the Armenians was invented by the enlightener, scholar, and monk, Mesrop Mashtots, in the 4th century (405-406).
In respect to economic development and growth, Armenia is a young state with unique benefits of geographic location and high scientific and industrial potential as well as an increased demand for foreign investment. As Armenia reaches out into the international community, the need for English language knowledge increases. Armenians learn English at school; however, their opportunities to practice it are rare unless they work in international corporations
English-Teaching Jobs in Armenia
Most TEFL jobs can be found in the cities: Yerevan, Gyumri, Shirak, Vanadzor or Vagharshapat. Positions at international or private schools require teachers to have either an English-teaching license from their home country and some teaching experience or an iTTi TEFL/TESOL certificate and a BA. Our TESOL/TEFL certificate can help you become a much-in-demand TEFL candidate for some of the top Armenian private school positions.
Full-time Armenian English teachers make $300 a month. Language schools in Armenia prefer to pay local teachers by the hour, with a typical compensation rate being anywhere from 2,000 AMD (about US $5) to 3,500 AMD (about US $9).
Foreign (native) English teachers take home from US $2,250 to US $3,500 a month (international schools) depending on their teaching qualification and experience. Apart from this nice chunk of salary, TEFL benefits usually include the following:
- Flight allowance provided
• Visa costs reimbursed
• Health insurance
• Airport-hotel transfer and short-term, free hotel stay provided on your first arrival
• Dedicated housing agency service provided for permanent accommodation search
• Lunches & coffee compensated
• Opportunities for professional development and internal promotion
- Small classes (up to 15 students) of highly motivated children
• Comparatively low cost of living
As a qualified, top-notch English teacher, you earn enough money that would allow you to save approximately 50% of your salary a year and do some traveling on weekends or during vacation time. As the examples show, just as in many countries around the world, TEFL/TESOL certification is truly rewarded in Armenia. The country welcomes foreign English teachers and treats them very well.
Cost of Living
Compared to countries of the western world, the cost of living in Armenia is rather low. Average monthly spending for rent, utilities, food and transportation is about $286. The cost of rent really depends on the region, the type of dwelling and the location of the housing. If you are looking for an apartment in a relatively new, modern building, but a bit remote from the center, the average cost will be between $400 – $800 per month. If you are happy with an older building, you can find accommodation for only $200 – $400 per month offering necessities only.
Much of Armenia’s cultural heritage centers around its status as the earliest nation to adopt Christianity; in fact, local tradition states that Armenians are descendants of Noah’s grandchildren. As such, visits to ancient monasteries as well as the world’s oldest national church are on most visitors’ itineraries. Armenian diaspora makes up the largest percentage of visitors to the country, and despite many difficulties throughout history, locals are welcoming of visitors from abroad.
Armenia is a tiny country that is often forgotten by travelers due to it being tucked away behind Turkey and its more popular neighbor, Georgia. It’s an ancient, mystical land–a country that is still unspoiled by the crowds of mass tourism. And whether you’re a lover of rolling hills, or prefer climbing over snow-capped peaks, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Armenian landscape. It’s a paradise for outdoor lovers. To seal the deal: it’s incredibly inexpensive making it a perfect destination for budget travelers, backpackers and, of course, TEFL students!!!!!!! If you still hesitate whether to travel to Armenia, think of some reasons:
- Find serenity and peace in your soul by visiting the spiritual centers such as the monasteries.
- Ride the Wings of Tatev, the longest cable car in the world, to the monastery with the same name that is hidden in a beautiful mountain area.
- Visit the Armenian “Stonehenge.”
- Get acquainted with some of the most warmhearted people in the world—Armenians.
Weather in Armenia
Summer in Yerevan is more than 4 months of dry and hot weather. The average air temperature in August is 22-26 degrees, the highest air temperature is 41 degrees. In winter, moderately cold, steady snow does not occur every year. The average January temperature is from -4 to -6 degrees, maximum -31 degrees. Light winds dominate. Spring is short, the weather is unstable. Autumn weather is warm and sunny. In Yerevan, the season falls on the following months: April, May, June, September, October and November. Most tourists meet in the summer, during this period, hotel prices have increased markedly. The lowest prices are in the winter, since during this period there are few tourists on the streets of the city. It is no secret that the most delicious fruits grow in Armenia, especially the appetizing Armenian apricot, if you really want to taste the fruits of Armenia, you should visit this country after May.