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TEFL certification courses in Latin & South 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.
Get your TEFL certification in Latin America with the fourth year running #1 Best TEFL Certification Course on international education leader GoAbroad.com.
Your TEFL Certification from ITA does not expire, is accredited at the highest level, and is recognized by employers in Latin America & worldwide.
Receive pre-enrollment support from a TEFL expert who's been in your shoes. Our advisors have all personally lived and worked overseas. They will answer all of your questions and you can ask them about their own experiences too!
Develop your English teaching skills led by our team of university-level instructors. In addition to creating a dynamic classroom environment, they will also share constructive feedback on your assignments and oversee your live practice teaching.
Receive onsite job guidance in Latin America in addition to ITA's exclusive worldwide Job Search Guidance, including personalized assistance from our expert advisors. These services are lifetime, so you can access them at any point in the future.
Join a caring community of 40,000 alumni from all backgrounds teaching English online & in 80 countries. Interact with fellow students to learn from their experiences as international ESL teachers.
Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, we recommend 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.
We strongly recommend enrolling in your onsite TEFL course at least 1-3 months in advance. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.
Mike Roberts, ITA's Costa Rica TEFL Course Instructor
Your ITA TEFL certification comes with:
Please note that travel, housing and food are not included in your course tuition.
All TEFL courses in Latin America are internationally accredited and designed to provide the highest levels of training. Our goal is to provide you with the skills required for a successful career as an international English teacher. During your TEFL course, you will learn the following:
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!
Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad and online. We offer internationally accredited TEFL courses online & in 20+ 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.
International TEFL Academy is recognized by employers worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification. Our TEFL certificates meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by sanctioned bodies in the field.