Our TEFL certification courses in Latin America are offered in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru.
Students should expect a professional-level TEFL certification course to run from 9 am - 6 pm daily (5 days a week) with 10 -12 students in a class. Student teaching (practicum) is often completed in the evening hours with local ESL students. All TEFL certification courses are taught by experienced university-level professors and incorporate a minimum of 100 hours of academic
See below to learn more about locations, tuition, housing options & other TEFL in Latin America details.
Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, it is imperative that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and assist you with the enrollment process.
Take advantage of the one-on-one guidance provided to you by an expert in the field of TEFL. Your advisor has taught English abroad or online and lived overseas. They will answer all your questions and guide you through your options.
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Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a World leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. We offer internationally accredited TEFL Classes online & in 21 locations worldwide. We certify 6,000 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and online, and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe.
All classes, including our two online courses, are taught by experienced university-level instructors and incorporate live practice teaching (practicum).
All International TEFL Academy TEFL students receive lifetime worldwide Job Search Guidance.
All Latin America TEFL Courses
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Teaches English in Costa Rica
My ITA Advisor helped me out so much. I literally spent four months throwing all of my worries and questions onto them and they responded with love every time. I took my TEFL course here in Costa Rica and was incredibly lucky to have met some amazing friends I cherish during it. I did not realize how accepted the LGBTQ+ community would be here in many parts of Costa Rica.
Teaches English in Costa Rica
I typed 'Teaching English in Latin America' into Google and ITA popped up. I was immediately impressed with them for many reasons: The extensive information that was readily available, the organization of the website, the opportunity to speak with an adviser for free, and their notable reputation with the industry. I knew it would be Latin America because I have always loved the culture and wanted to learn Spanish.
Teaches English in Mexico
I loved the Mexico In-Person TEFL course, it changed my life in the most positive way. I made life-long friends during my time there. The instructor was wonderful, he really explained everything so well and we had a lot of fun learning. The media really only focuses on the bad. Of course, you will fall in love with the street tacos and the traditional breakfast of chilaquiles!
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