TEFL Course in Colombia

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program in Cartagena


Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 120 Hours Total
Regular Course Tuition: $1,750 USD
Reserve with a Deposit of: $437 USD (Deducted from Total Tuition)


Why take your TEFL Course in Colombia?
Our TEFL center in Cartagena is located just four blocks away from the main entrance to the fortified city, in one of the most typical and most colorful neighborhoods of the city. The school is near places of major historical importance such as: the Old City, Plaza de la Trinidad, the Church of San Pedro Claver, and Plaza de Santo Domingo. You will enjoy a nice, comfortable environment while taking your intensive course to teach English in Colombia after graduation! Upon sucessful graduation, you will be granted Guaranteed Job Placement in Bogota, Colombia. 


Study in Cartagena
Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage City, and on the “must see” lists of millions of world travelers. It is an awe-inspiring city that guards the secrets of history in its walls, balconies, buildings, and narrow-cobbled streets. It is said that you do not know the Caribbean until you know Cartagena, its people, and their culture. In the Old City, you are going to find fabulous restaurants, clubs, and museums. You may go on a sight-seeing tour or admire Cartagena’s architecture by walking through the city. The New City features ultra modern houses, fabulous white beaches, and gourmet-food restaurants. The beaches invite for swimming, relaxing, and all kinds of water sports that is usually found in beach areas.


Accredited TEFL Program
Our TEFL course in Colombia has successfully met all of the International Accreditation Organization (IAO)’s accreditation requirements and, as a result, our program has been awarded Full Accreditation by IAO. Our institute has been awarded Full Accreditation after being evaluated under the International Accreditation Organization’s standards of global best practices in: Organizational Management, Academic Management and Institutional Performance. IAO’s full accreditation is a proof that we offer education that is on par with global education standards and that our institute is fully committed towards continuous improvement in the ever-evolving field of education.


Course Content
120-Hour On-Site Certification
Our 4 week, accredited TEFL course in Colombia  provides for a high-quality practical training. During the training, there are daily study sessions, in which you learn teaching methodology, classroom management, how to teach accent reduction and interesting grammar classes. A major portion program is spent on preparing, teaching, and evaluating classes. The teaching-practice students are real students, whether locals or immigrants to the region. The onsite TEFL course in Cartagena is perfect if you have never taught English before and if you are serious about teaching English long-term. You will gradually acquire new skills, and get immediate feedback from your trainer.


2018 Course Dates
8 January – 2 February
5 February – 2 March
5 March – 30 March
2 April – 27 April
7 May – 1 June
4 June – 29 June
2 July – 27 July
6 August – 31 August
3 September – 28 September
1 October – 26 October
29 October – 23 November
26 November – 21 December


Included features within Total Course Fee:

  • 4-Week TEFL TESOL Training of 120 hours.
  • Accredited and Internationally Recognized Certificate.
  • Job Contacts for Colombia and worldwide + Lifelong Career Guidance.
  • Guaranteed Job Placement in Bogota, Colombia. Ask for requirements.
  • All course materials, stationery supplies, printing and photocopying.
  • Free wireless internet service at school.
  • Graduation Celebration!

4-Week Onsite Course Content

TEFL Course in Colombia


I. Foreign Language Experience
The trainee will complete a daily learning journal during the foreign language experience. The focus is upon critical reflection on the learning experience and useful insights for teaching.


II. Language Awareness
· Grammar: Inputs cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasal’s and voice.
· Phonology: Covering: phonemics, rhythm, stress, intonation, place & manner of articulation and connected speech.


III. Student Profile
Trainees work with individual students on rapport-building, error analysis and correction and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required including transcription and error analysis of audio and written samples, culminating in a 60-minute session observed by a trainer.


IV. Teaching Techniques
V. Teaching Practice and Observation

Trainees complete
· 3 hours of observing experienced teachers
· 1 hour observing professionally developed video

· 12 hours of peer observation
· 1 hours of shared teaching practice
· 6 hours of individual teaching practice


VI. Material’s Project



English teaching jobs are relatively easy to find in Colombia, if English is your native tongue, and you have a TEFL certificate. The Colombian government has recently legislated that all university graduates must have studied some formal English lessons so EFL teachers are on demand!


Everyone dreams of getting a job by the beautiful Caribbean, while sipping Piña Coladas in a hammock under a beach palm on the weekends. For some, this is a reality!

The easiest and fastest place to find a teaching job is in one of the many small independent colleges or “English Clubs” that are found in all the major suburbs of Cartagena.

Private lessons are easy to set up and it’s important to protect yourself by working smartly in terms of collecting your pay. Rates go up to $15 an hour.

Primary, secondary and tertiary education institutes pay the best and actively recruit at job fairs overseas. Contract conditions may vary; however, and you are well advised to check them before you sign your contract. Many have a clause which allows the school to vary the hours taught (i.e., upwards). Some even specify after-school and Saturday lessons. Some schools pay an hourly rate for after-school work or extra hours, others do not.


One of the main benefits of living in Colombia is the low cost of living. And what’s more, it’s a low cost of living in a country that offers many of the first-world amenities and infrastructure that you’d expect in a much more expensive location.

Most of our students use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation while taking the course. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.


Alternatively, we will gladly assist you set up your housing with an additional fee of $150 USD (plus the cost of the accommodation).

How much should I budget per month?

If you’re renting an unfurnished apartment, you will spend approximately $1,700 USD per month.


How is the weather in Cartagena?

Cartagena’s climate is typically Caribbean; its average annual temperature of 28°C changes very little. Although the days are hot, a fresh breeze blows in the evening, making this a pleasant time to stroll around the city. Theoretically, the driest period is from December to April, while October and November are the wettest months.


Is job placement assistance included after completing the TEFL course in Colombia? 
Yes. All graduates receive individual counseling and assistance with finding a teaching job. We have contacts with many schools worldwide and can often place graduates within its own network of language schools.will help with all aspects of job seeking from CV/resume construction and interview techniques to arranging job interviews. We recommend that you take our TEFL course in Colombia if you want to teach in the same country.


When is the best time to do the TEFL course in Colombia? 
There really is no best or worst time. Countries in different hemispheres have different academic years and tend to hire year round anyway, on and as needed basis. We have different partner schools that hire our graduates year round!


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By attending this TEFL course in Colombia, you will receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts in Colombia, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be an eclectic mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless charm of Medellin or Cartagena.

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