Learn more about internationally accredited TEFL certification courses in Puerto Vallarta to teach English in Mexico & around the World.
**The Puerto Vallarta course is undergoing some changes and updates to its course policies and curriculum. During this time ITA will not be accepting new enrollments. If you are enrolled in an upcoming course, your enrollment will not be affected by these changes. If you have questions please reach out to the Student Affairs Department.**
Professors: Like all ITA TEFL Courses, this class is taught by highly experienced university-level instructors.
Course Location: The training center is located within easy access of Puerto Vallarta's legendary beaches in addition to major areas for shopping, dining & nightlife.
Job Search Guidance: All students and graduates receive hands-on job placement assistance from the local staff in Mexico 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. 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 12 students; Internet access is available at the school facilities, which also includes multiple classrooms.
Accreditation: All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards are accredited by recognized bodies in the field. In addition, this particular course is accredited by the Ministry of Education in Mexico. Read more.
Job Opportunities for Teaching English in Mexico Read our Mexico - Country Profile to learn about the local job market for teaching English in Mexico, 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.
TEFL Certification in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Overview
International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a state-of-the-art, internationally accredited four-week TEFL certification class in Puerto Vallarta, the legendary resort city on Mexico's Pacific Coast. Taught by expert instructors, this 140 TEFL certification is both internationally accredited and accredited by the Mexican Ministry of Education so that graduates are qualified to teach English professionally in Mexico & around the globe.
All students and graduates receive lifetime Job Search Guidance in Mexico and worldwide. Over the past two decades, our staff has established a vast network of more than 1500 schools across Mexico that call upon us year round looking for teachers. All students & graduates also receive lifetime worldwide job placement assistance to gain employment in more than 50 countries worldwide. These services and resources include personal assistance from expert advisors; contact information for tens of thousands of schools worldwide; referrals to top recruiters around the globe; hundreds of pages of information and links for getting jobs virtually everywhere; and much more.
You don't need to hold a degree in education or have prior teaching experience to teach English in Mexico, which represents one of the largest job markets for teaching English abroad in the world. 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.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico TEFL Class - Course Content
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. Class time is divided into three main sections: classroom training, live practice teaching & lesson planning workshops. 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
Our goal is not only to provide you with top quality TEFL training, but to enable you to explore all that Puerto Vallarta and Mexico have to offer. Your TEFL tuition for this course includes three optional one-day weekend excursions:
Guided Tour of Puerto Vallarta
We'll discover the hotspots of Puerto Vallarta, including the beachfront, and top options for shopping and eating. We’ll show you where to have a good time at the best places for shopping and dining. Afterwards, we will take a stroll down the beachfront of Puerto Vallarta. This 5-hour tour includes transportation and guide services.
Surfing in Sayulita Excursion
Just an hour from Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita seems worlds away. Located in a tiny bay north of Puerto Vallarta, these pristine shores were untouched by man until only four decades ago. Those who want to grab a board and hit the waves are welcome to do so (lessons are available for beginners), while non-surfers can relax on the beach with a pina colada or an ice cold beer. Transportation and guide are included.
Colomitos Cove Excursion
Accessible only by boat or through a 30-minute hike through the jungle, Colomitos is a beach like the ones you only see is in the movies. A narrow strip of sand in the middle of two mounts is divided by a fresh water mountain spring and not 1 or 2 but 8 waterfalls creating a true Pacific paradise. Transportation and guide are included (lunch is not).
Housing is not included with tuition, but once you enroll for your course, student apartments are available to rent for the duration of your TEFL Course. These student apartments house up to 3 students per apartment and are fully equipped with:
Ceiling Fans all over the Apartment
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fully Equipped Living Room
Palapa for Barbecues and Relaxing
Communal Tennis Court
10-minute bus ride from the school
5 Blocks from the Beach
2 blocks from grocery stores and major shopping mall
The cost for this housing option is only $125.00 USD per week. Students will be put in touch with the course director to make housing arrangements after making the initial deposit. 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 Mexico
"I knew teaching English would help prepare me for a career in teaching back in the States. I am certain that the TEFL certificate was critical to obtaining my job." - Derrick Brown
"Before I took the TEFL class, I was confident in my English grammar knowledge. After a few days in the class, it became clear to me that I still had a lot to re-learn." - Taylor Sands
"I wanted to be able to teach students with confidence. Everything I read about International TEFL Academy gave me respect for their program." - Brooke Bracy
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.
VIDEO Introduction: TEFL Certification for Teaching English Abroad
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