Nicaragua Hybrid TEFL Program

ITA students can complete their practicum (live practice teaching) in the heart of Central America with this exclusive Nicaragua Hybrid TEFL Program in historic Leon.

Hybrid TEFL Program in Nicaragua

This exclusive hybrid TEFL program provides ITA TEFL Students who have completed an 11 week Online TEFL Course or other 4-week onsite TEFL course with an option to complete or gain extra practicum hours (live practice teaching) in León, Nicaragua.  Students have the option to complete as many of their 20 practicum hours as they choose in the hybrid program.  The duration can last anywhere between one week and four weeks.

Students will participate in a practicum with actual ESL students during their four-week course. These hours will be completed through student teaching and observation in an ESL/EFL setting in which non-native speakers are learning new English language skills.

Teaching practicum will be held at the Centro de Idiomas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua - Leon the prominent university in town, or other participating programs. The Centro is located 2 ½ blocks from the TEFL school.

This enables Online TEFL Class students, in particular, an opportunity to complete their practicum in a structured environment overseen by professional instructors, while experiencing one of Central America's most beautiful & historic cities of Leon.

Practicum for TEFL Certification


PARTICIPATE IN THE HYBRID TEFL PROGRAM & STAY ON TO TEACH PROFESSIONALLY IN NICARAGUA.  Those who participate in the Hybrid TEFL Program will receive job placement assistance to help you find paying English teaching jobs in Nicaragua, one of the fastest growing job markets for teaching English in Latin America. Of course, as an International TEFL Academy graduate, you will also receive lifetime job search guidance to help you find English teaching jobs in more than 80 countries worldwide in addition to Nicaragua.

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Volcano boarding in Nicaragua

Optional Activities & Cultural Highlights

  • Volcano surfing
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Lake cruises
  • Beach excursions (the coast is 20 minutes away by taxi or 40 minutes by public bus)
  • Exploring local markets and villages
  • Attending local festivals
  • Spanish lessons

Note: Some activities require extra costs.  

Volcano boarding in Nicaragua

Housing Options

Housing is not included with tuition, but the onsite course director can assist you with making housing arrangements. Typical options include (availability & prices subject to change):

Homestay - Live with a Nicaragua family within minutes of the school and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Prices range from $170 - $200 per month.

Hostels, Hotels & Guesthouses - ITA Nicaragua can provide enrolled students with assistance with arranging accommodations in a variety local hotels & hostels. Price: $170 - $320 based on 4-week stay.  

Pricing is subject to change at any time. Students are free to make their own housing arrangements as long as they are able to participate on time each day.

Enrollment Information:
Nicaragua Hybrid Program

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course or program, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak to an  Advisor.
1. Enroll into the Online TEFL class or any other ITA TEFL class if you have not already enrolled for one of ITA's TEFL classes.
2. Contact Student Affairs at International TEFL Academy (to help you enroll into the TEFL Hybrid Program). You can call us at 773-634-9900.
Student Affairs will put you in touch with the onsite coordinator in Nicaragua.
3. Pay $450 Hybrid TEFL Course fee to reserve your place in the program.
5. Consult with onsite coordinator to arrange for housing (not included with program fee) and receive assistance regarding other logistics.
6. Book your plane ticket to Managua, Nicaragua.
7. Pack and make sure to read ITA’s Packing and Travel Checklist
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