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Are you interested in offering your staff the opportunity for some teacher development?  CELT Athens can organize a workshop, a one-day seminar, or even a whole course especially for you and your teachers.

We have run a multitude of INSET* (in-service training) courses for some of the finest foreign language centres throughout Greece and abroad. We pride ourselves on having contributed to their excellent reputation for quality in foreign language education.



IMPORTANT NOTE – Technology now allows us to organise webinars, so wherever your school may be, we can run a short refresher workshop or series of online workshops at a cost much lower than a face-to-face event. 

*INSET stands for in-service training, i.e. the teachers are training while working  and the training is offered as part of their continuous development. Sessions are usually held at the  premises of the school or association or group of teachers, lthough it is possible to run them at CELT Athens if requested. CELT is centrally located and has excellent facilities, including an extensive ELT library for  teachers, teacher trainers and researchers. CELT Athens has extensive experience of running such programmes. Read below to see the names of just a few of the foreign language centres we have run such programmes for and also view some of the comments of the Directors of Studies/School Owners. 

How will your school benefit?

Apart from the fact that the seminars and workshops are tailor-made to cater to the needs of your institution and your staff, students and course books you are using, these opportunities for teacher development generate motivation, enthusiasm and a team spirit. Teachers develop closer collaborative bonds, a desire to excel and the overall effect is an improvement in the quality of teaching and materials.

Who are the trainers?

The trainers are all highly qualified professionals with extensive teaching and  teacher training experience. All hold postgraduate qualifications at M.A. level in TEFL, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or  both. All tutors are RSA Diploma holders themselves and train on all CELT courses including the the Cambridge DELTA Diploma  and CELTA, as well as  programmes offered to the PALSO teacher training programmes and to foreign language centres. Click read the comments of two school owners we have run INSET courses for and here to view the profiles of the CELT Athens tutors.

How to select topics 

Click to download this Seminar Checklist – a list of topics for your teachers to choose from.

Topics can be selected by the Director of Studies, a teacher supervisor,  the teachers, or, ideally both! There is also space for you to add your own topics or to ask for specific book training, i.e., how to best use and adapt a course book you have already selected. 

One of the  CELT Athens tutors can also assist you and your staff by discussing issues and problems with groups and individuals, or by being invited to visit a number of classes (in person or remotely) to identify areas of difficulty and possible topics for workshops.


Frequently Asked…  

What Costs are involved for in-Athens training?

Starting at 80 euros per hour of training, total cost of a short programme will depend on the total number of hours and topic (the more hours, the lower the rate) and whether the course is run face-to-face or online.

What is the cost of out-of-Athens work?

Out-of-Athens rates are only very slightly higher but travel, accommodation and subsistence costs must be added on. Special arrangements and rates are offered to schools which need  a long term teacher development programme and regular meetings, e.g. once per month – these arrangements may also include regular observations of teachers in their own classes. 

Do you do online training?

Online webinars and workshops for out-of-Athens foreign language centres are an ideal solution which cuts the costs considerably as we charge Athens rates. Please contact us for the technical requirements for teachers to participate successfully.

Is it possible to run a closed course for a school?

If you prefer to ask us to run one of our shorter or longer courses exclusively for your staff, fees are not calculated on an hourly basis but a much lower group rate is offered to the school organising the course. The discount ranges from 15% to as high as 25% for large numbers of teachers. Such seminars can be organised at CELT or your own premises

Can these Continuous Professional Development Activities be funded by the state?

Do bear in mind that some of the money that any employer pays into IKA for health insurance, is available for staff training through your local ΟΑΕΔ employment office.

How do I get started?

Click to download this Seminar Checklist – a list of topics which you distribute to your teachers and email back to us. You can add your own topics to the list – our team of international tutors has design capabilities for a rich and varied range of topics.

One of the  CELT Athens tutors can also assist you and your staff by visiting your school, discussing issues and problems with groups and individuals, or by being invited to visit a number of classes to identify areas of difficulty and possible topics for workshops.

Who can I contact in order to discuss our options?

If you need further information or someone to visit your school, please send an email  to or call +30 697406 5437 for an appointment with Marisa Constantinides

CELT Athens Clients


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