** 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.**

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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. 

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Included Excursions

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).

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Housing Options

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:

  • Private Room
  • Ceiling Fans all over the Apartment
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Fully Equipped Living Room
  • Beddings
  • Work Desk
  • Cozy Terrace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Palapa for Barbecues and Relaxing
  • WIFI Internet
  • Cable TV
  • 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.

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Tuition Includes:

  • TEFL course tuition

  • All Course Materials

  • Weekend excursions

  • Assistance with housing arrangements (housing costs not included)

  • Airport meet-and-greet & assistance with transportation to accommodations

  • Job search guidance in Mexico and lifetime job guidance advice worldwide

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Tuition Does Not Include

  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Housing costs

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 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.

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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