Tuition: $1,649 if you register 60 days in advance of your course start date ($600 Deposit, $1049 balance due 60 days prior to start date). $1,799 if you enroll less than 60 days out from your course start date. Housing is not included. Check TEFL Course Dates & Tuition for current tuition discount offers.
TEFL Course Dates & Availability: More information on TEFL Course Dates. We recommend enrolling at least 90 days prior to your course start date. This is a very popular course and often fills in advance.
Daily Schedule & Intensity: Students should expect to be in class from 11am - 5:30pm (with breaks, of course), Monday-Friday, with a rotating practicum schedule some mornings Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 10:30am. View our course schedule here. Weekends are primarily free for sight-seeing and relaxation, but some homework is required. To learn more about what to expect, read: 10 Things to You Need to Know to Prepare for Your TEFL Class in Nicaragua.
Course Location: The training center is located on the beaches of Las Peñitas/Poneloya, 20 minutes outside of Leon.
Job Search Guidance: All students and graduates receive hands-on job placement assistance from the local staff in Nicaragua in addition to lifetime, worldwide job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. *Please note: All job search assistance from onsite coordinators and in-person TEFL courses are reserved only for students who enroll and take each respective onsite course. Our hybrid students also receive job search assistance and this can be done after completion of their online course. If you did not take an in-person TEFL course, please contact the Student Affairs team at International TEFL Academy for job search assistance.
Class Size & Facilities: Classes are capped at 14 students; Internet access is available at the school facilities.
Accreditation: All ITA-operated classes are externally monitored & approved at a Level 5 Ofqual accreditation by TQUK. Our certificates are recognized worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification. Read more.
Nicaragua TEFL Class FAQS: Learn everything you need to know about taking your TEFL Certification course in Nicaragua. Read more.
Job Opportunities for Teaching English in Nicaragua: Read our Nicaragua - Country Profile to learn about the local job market for teaching English in Nicaragua, including salaries, interview procedures, visas & more.
Non-Native English Speakers: Must complete an interview & submit a written essay to verify your English skills. Read more.
Professors: Like all ITA TEFL Courses, this class is taught by highly experienced university-level instructors.
Course Textbooks: Not included in the cost of tuition; students must purchase books upon enrollment. Read more.
TEFL Certification in Nicaragua
Earn your internationally recognized and accredited TEFL Certification on the beaches of Peñitas/Poneloya, Nicaragua, 20 minutes outside of Leon, one of the most historic cities in Latin America. Internationally accredited and taught by highly experienced expert instructors, this TEFL TESOL certification will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Nicaragua, Central America and around the world. All students and graduates receive lifetime Job Search Guidance to assist in gaining employment teaching English in Nicaragua and more than 80 countries around the world.
Offering an amazing combination of stunning volcanic landscapes, tropical coasts (on both the Pacific Ocean & the Caribbean), and charming colonial cities, Nicaragua represents of the of the fastest growing job markets in Latin America. In addition, the cost of living is extremely low - most English teachers pay $150 a month in rent - and despite the political strife of the 1980s, Nicaragua is now recognized as one of the safest countries in Latin America.
You don't need to hold a degree in education or have prior teaching experience to teach English in Nicaragua. However, earning an accredited TEFL certification will provide you with the skills you need to provide professional-level English language instruction and a qualification that thousands of schools and language institutes seek when they hire English teachers. Read More about English Teaching Jobs in Nicaragua.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be prepared for the intensive nature of this course. It is an intense, full-time university-level course. You will be in class full-time 5 days a week & there is homework as well. To learn more about what this course entails & how to prepare, please read:
This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers. Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students. Teaching practicum will be held at ITAN from 6:00 - 8:10pm.
Here is a brief overview of what you will learn in this course:
Basic principles of teaching
Use of Visual & Audio Aids
Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
Surf and practice yoga on the beach in the mornings before class
Mangrove Forest Reserve with sea turtle sanctuary and kayaking in the mangrove forest
Welcome & graduation parties, including dinner
Attending local festivals
Note: Some activities require extra costs.
Housing is not included in tuition, but once you enroll for your course, the onsite course director can assist you with making housing arrangements for the duration of your Nicaragua TEFL Course (availability & prices subject to change):
*NEW* ITA Nicaragua Beach Housing for 2018
Casa Verania - Located in Poneloya one block from the bus stop, across from the beach. Bicycles will be offered to all students to commute to the ITA Nicaragua campus approximately 3 miles away. Single rooms with private bathroom, couples rooms, and dorm-style rooms available. Prices range from $200 - $500 per month.
Casa Elisa - Casa Elisa offers 5 rooms for students attending TEFL school in Las Peñitas a few blocks from the ITA Nicaragua campus. Single, double and triple rooms available. Prices range from $75 - $450 per month.
Sol y Mar - Beachfront bed and breakfast located a few blocks from the ITA Nicaragua campus. Single and couples rooms available. Prices range from $200 - $300 per month.
Casa Verde -Beachfront hostel with small pool located 20 minutes walking distance to ITA Nicaragua campus. Single and couples rooms available. Prices range from $200 - $250 per month.
For more details on ITA Nicaragua beach housing options and room prices, please click here.
*Pricing is subject to change at any time. Students are free to make their own housing arrangements as long as they are able to attend class on time each day.
Alumni Stories: Teaching English in Nicaragua
"I really enjoyed the intensity and demand of the course. The instructors offered incredible support where I felt comfortable enough to make mistakes and take risks." - Kaitlin Emmons
"I became a part of the ITA Nicaragua community, and they gave me invaluable support throughout my entire transition abroad." - Chelsea Johnson
"Heather was a tremendous teacher with great energy and engagement and was a great, great resource." - Doc Stull
IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you speak to an Admissions Advisor. Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.
Course textbooks (purchase upon enrollment - learn more)
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