Length of training: 4 weeks
Tuition: $ 1,550
($ 400 Deposit +$ 1,150 Balance)
(housing costs are not included)
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Arequipa Peru TEFL
At one time Peru was the homeland of several prominent Andean civilizations. The Incas, perhaps the most notable ancient civilization to inhabit the region, built astonishing mountain temples, palaces and other buildings- without mortar. They constructed nearly 10,000 miles of roads; engineered functional bridges, and built aqueducts to transport their water. At the zenith of the Inca's influence in 1532, the Spanish conquistadors arrived in their quest for gold and other riches, executing the proud but over-matched indigenous Indians and their leaders. In a brief period of time this innovative and powerful culture was scattered to the wind and all but destroyed.
For almost three hundred years Peru functioned as a Spanish colony, but in the early 19th century native discontent and colonist revolts brought calls of independence, localized uprisings, and then, civil war in 1821, with the Spanish finally defeated in 1824. Over the next century, or so, Peru suffered through many wars, some with neighbors; brutal dictatorial rule, military coups and the subsequent political upheaval that comes with the territory. In 1980, Peru finally returned to democratic leadership, but even today, the new presidential administration is hampered by allegations of corruption and mismanagement. Regardless, the future is surely bright in this former Incan paradise. Peru has an abundant supply of natural resources, enormous agricultural potential and some of the most stunning tourism venues on the planet.
We offer a TEFL training program in Arequipa, Peru. This extensive 4-week/120-hour program includes 100 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of practical teaching and observation. Both extensive and fun, the TEFL Peru course provides you with comprehensive training in a professional and supportive environment.
International TEFL Academy offers lifetime job guidance advice for all our graduates.
The TEFL TESOL School
Our Partner TEFL TESOL school is located in a residential neighborhood across from a beautiful city park near the Chili River. We have 13 classrooms for both English language training and TEFL preparation. Furthermore, we offer a computer lab with WiFi access, free coffee and tea, and a patio to enjoy the daily sunshine of the Andeas. Our front office staff is ready and willing to help you with any questions you may have.
Tuition fee covers:
Tuition does not cover:
- Personal Expenses
- International Flights
- Housing is paid direct to hostel & apartments directly in Arequipa
The city of Arequipa
Arequipa is a beautiful Spanish colonial city sitting in a rustic valley in Southern Peru. The city is surrounded by three 19,000 feet (6,000 meters) tall mountains and volcanoes, including the picturesque Misti Volcano. Arequipa was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, crediting its amazing architecture and impressive maintenance of it's 500 year heritage. Known as the "White City", Arequipa was founded in the early 1500's by Spanish conquistadors. The nickname "White City", is believed to have been derived from the bright white volcanic rock which was used to build the striking downtown area over a period of 400 years.
Arequipa is strategically located inside Peru. From here, you can easily travel to Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Cusco's Machu Pichu, fly to the Amazon basin, climb towering volcanoes, raft on the Chili and Majes rivers, spend a day on the Pacific coast, see the Nazca lines, or travel across the border to explore Bolivia and Northern Chile. Local villages offer visitors a chance to experience native South American customs as well. You are as likely to hear Quechua (the language of the Inca Empire) being spoken as Spanish in many of the surrounding "pueblos". The influence of the Inca Empire and the native customs, traditions, and clothing are still apparent wherever you go inside the city and throughout the provinces.
The cost of living in Arequipa is quite low. A one bedroom apartment can be found for as little as $175 per month. Many teachers share large apartments near our language training center for very reasonable rates. Most local restaurants offer a lunch special with drink, salad, main course, and a small dessert for as little as $1.50. Taxis cost about $1.00 all over the center of the city and local buses only cost approximately 40 cents. Certified TEFL teachers seeking English teaching employment in Peru
will find many opportunities in private language centers and universities throughout the country. While pay is much lower than other countries, remember, the cost of living is also.
- Homestays from US $ 495 (incl. 2 meals per day)
- 3 star private hostel: US$ 500 to US$ 550
- Shared apartment fully furnished private room:
US$ 450, shared room: US$ 275
Apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated. Any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation can be specified on the course application form. Our partner will do its best to meet these needs. While it should be stated that the standards of accommodation are generally less luxurious than those found in the UK and North America, apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated.
The key to packing for a trip to Peru is to pack for a variety of conditions. The best way to deal with the extremes Peru has to offer - the intense sun during the day, the cold mountain nights, and the heat and humidity of the Amazon Basin - is to dress using several layers.
In Arequipa there are a multitude of restaurants that offer varied menus, excellent service, and very inexpensive options - participants in the TEFL course can eat for as little $3-$5 per day. Most tourist restaurants are located around the Plaza de Armas. Prices exist to suit all budgets, varying according to the quality of service and type of food.
Teaching English in Peru
The Peru economy is growing quickly and there is a very strong demand for the English language. In Cusco, which is the international center for tourism for all of South America, the ability to speak English is a necessity - more than 70% of the city's population is employed in the tourism sector.
There are more than 10 official English language schools in Cusco itself, and countless public and private schools, as well as NGOs which offer English classes. There are also excellent English teaching opportunities in other cities such as Lima, Cusco, Trujillo. There are also very interesting teaching opportunities in remote mountain communities around Arequipa and, from time-to-time, in the Amazon Rainforest. The capital city of Lima has hundreds of English institutes.
Our Support (in collaboration with our partner institute):
- Professional resume/CV preparation
- Lists of language schools in your preferred destination country(s)
- Internet sites and job boards specializing in ESL positions
- Introduction to our ESL recruitment partners
- Specific country information
- Job offer advice
As a graduate from our partner institute, you have the right to use the institute as a professional reference for ALL future ESL job applications.
Learn about teaching English in Peru first hand from our Alumni:
Arequipa, Peru Q&A with Degen Hill about teaching English and living abroad
Teaching English Abroad: Because life's too short to not travel - Degen Hill
Zac Heisey: http://inthenameofsurf.wordpress.com/
Degen Hill: http://ocpobwd.tumblr.com/
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