TEFL Certification Class
Leon / Las Peñitas Beach, Nicaragua

Learn more about our internationally accredited TEFL certification course in beautiful Nicaragua to teach English in Latin America & around the world.

All Nicaragua TEFL Classes are Indefinitely Cancelled or Postponed

Due to recent political unrest in Nicaragua, International TEFL Academy has suspended registration for all future Nicaragua TEFL classes. 

If you are currently enrolled in an upcoming Nicaragua TEFL class, please call our Student Affairs Department at 773-634-9900 to learn more about your options and alternative arrangements. 

If you are interested in getting TEFL certified and teaching English in Latin America or the rest of the world please review our TEFL course options & our Teaching English Abroad Country Profiles.  Please call 773-634-9900 for more information.

Click here to receive your free   Guide to TEFL Certification & Teaching English in Nicaragua. 

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:

Nicaragua TEFL CLASS - TOP 10 FAQS

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Optional Activities & Cultural Highlights

  • Surf and practice yoga on the beach in the mornings before class
  • Volcano surfing
  • Mangrove Forest Reserve with sea turtle sanctuary and kayaking in the mangrove forest
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Lake cruises
  • Beach breaks
  • Spanish lessons
  • Welcome & graduation parties, including dinner
  • Attending local festivals

Note: Some activities require extra costs.  

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Housing Options

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.

Enrollment Information for
TEFL Classes

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak 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.

To speak with an advisor, please call (708) 357-3351 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.
Teaching English in Leon Nicaragua

Tuition Includes:

Teaching English in Leon Nicaragua

Tuition Does Not Include

  • Personal Expenses
  • Course textbooks (purchase upon enrollment - learn more)
  • International Flights
  • Visa, Insurance
  • Housing costs

VIDEO Introduction:
TEFL Certification for Teaching English Abroad


Earning an accredited TEFL certification is a key element in the process of going overseas to teach English abroad, but sorting out your options for taking the right class can be a challenge. This video provides an in-depth overview of accredited TEFL certification course options offered by International TEFL Academy, including the 170-hour Online TEFL Certification Course and onsite 4-week TEFL classes offered in more than 25 locations worldwide, including in the U.S. Watch the video to learn more about these various options, including international standards, costs, schedules, formats, job placement assistance and the advantages to each approach.


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