Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 150 Hours
Regular Course Tuition: $1,600 USD
Reserve with a Deposit of: $400 USD (Deducted from Total Tuition)
Why take your TEFL Course in Peru?
Job Placement in Peru and employment contacts worldwide! Obtain life-transforming international work experience and be ready to teach English as a Foreign Language anywhere in the world. The TEFL Course in Peru is 4-weeks long, featuring 150 hours of course content, leading to the internationally recognized certificate in teaching English as a Foreign Language. Our TEFL Certification course in Cusco is fun, intense, and with lots of job opportunities, securing paid teaching positions all over the world. What’s more, this teacher training course has been developed over a period of years and is taught by some of the most respected trainers in the business. Successful graduates earn an internationally recognized and Accredited TEFL Certificate allowing them to teach anywhere in the world. Moreover, you can enjoy yourself and have fun in Cusco’s unique and wonderful culture!
Study in Cusco
Cusco is perhaps the most visited city in Peru, and was also the first to be populated in South America, making it the birthplace of countless pre-Columbian civilizations and the ancient capital of the Incan Empire. Sitting at nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, Cusco is one of South America’s most extraordinary tourist destinations; it is one of the prettiest and cleanest cities in Peru. The imposing colonial architecture, the trimmed lawns and sweeping views work in flawless harmony to negate the pernicious effects of tourism. Peru’s diverse cultures and civilizations were some of the most advanced in the world, culminating in the well-known Inca Empire. During your free time, you can visit one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu!
Accredited TEFL Program
The TEFL Course in Cusco is accredited, and quality assured, by The Ministry of Education in Peru. Having The Ministry of Education’s accreditation is proof we are commitment to providing an excellent academic program, which is recognized all over the world and of course grants you the opportunity to teach in the Peruvian Public Schools. Obtaining their prestigious accreditation requires a thorough process that evaluates the school’s high standards, under the best educational global practices, while also reviewing ethical academic values through a continuous improvement process. We follow the Standards of Good Practice from the Forum on Education Abroad and the Forum’s Code of Ethics for Education Abroad.
Our internationally-accredited teaching English as a Foreign language certification in Peru is loaded with fun, intensity, and with teaching practice sessions for aspiring trainees to sharpen their teaching skills! The TEFL program in Cusco focuses on practical teaching, classroom management, lesson planning, and more. It includes 105 hours of classroom instruction and in-class presentations, 20-30 hours of required reading and focused written assignments, and 15+ hours of observation and practical teaching. Your teaching practice will be supervised and evaluated. Trainees will deliver lessons to non-English speaking classes and individual students and feedback is always provided, as this is critical to help participants improve their technique and increase their self-awareness in terms of teaching style. Equally important, a TEFL Certificate is your ticket to travel and work as a professional English teacher anywhere in the world; our TEFL graduates secure paid teaching positions in Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East and Africa due to our high standards and commitment to your future career.
2019 Course Dates
June 24th – July 19th
July 24th – August 20th
August 26th – September 20th
September 25th – October 15th
October 21st – November 15th
November 20th – December 17th
Included features within Total Course Fee:
4 week, 150 hour hands-on TEFL Training with 15+ observed teaching hours with actual EFL students.
Internationally Accredited Certificate and Letter of recommendation.
Job Offers in Peru within 30 days from graduation.
Job Contacts for Worldwide + Lifelong Career Guidance.
Housing Placement Assistance.
All stationery supplies, printing and photocopying.
Free wireless internet service inside both the classroom and the accommodation.
24/7 support bilingual team and Emergency contact number. The school is open 7 days/week.
Free Spanish conversation practice, salsa dance classes, cultural activities and cooking classes.
Free coffee and tea with on-site snack bar.
Please note: There is an additional $135 USD fee to purchase 3 different books required for your TEFL program.
The TEFL course in Cusco is aimed at those with no previous experience. It is a practical and thorough program in Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL), which covers all the important aspects of teaching methodology. During the 4-week, 150-hour course, participants will become familiar with the principles of successful ESL teaching and will develop practical skills needed to effectively teach English as Second Language (ESL). You will prepare and teach a minimum of 15 practice classes with real Peruvian students in a classroom setting. You will learn the theory of English language teaching, refresh your grammar skills, observe experienced teachers in action, and finally conduct practice classes of your own with real EFL Peruvian students. In fact, our trainees get more actual practice classes than any other provider.
As a trainee, you will learn through an eclectic approach including lectures, class discussions, presentations, group work, and individual projects; we focus on the interface between teaching theory and practical application in the ESL classroom. We will take responsibility for presenting the information and challenging participants to think creatively and analytically, yet participants must take responsibility for their own learning. We encourage all participants to endeavor to get the most out of this class; the more participants put into their TEFL training, the more they will get out it.
The objectives of the TEFL/TESOL program are to provide participants with:
An overall understanding of how English is structured and how it works.
An introduction to different learning and teaching theories and approaches.
A thorough understanding of critical ESL Techniques.
The ability to plan, create, and deliver well-structured English classes.
Skills to effectively present new learning material and instructions.
Skills for engaging and motivating learners in ESL classes.
An introduction to how age affects language learning.
The roles of teacher and learner and what makes a “good teacher.”
How teachers should manage their classes and what learners expect.
Familiarity with ESL teaching resources and materials.
An introduction to international English exams (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
Career assistance and resources in order to find ESL teaching positions.
Build classroom management skills.
Learn how to create effective lesson plans.
12 to 15 hours of practical teaching and observation.
Learn how to assess learners’ English levels.
Models and methods for teaching Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Function.
In the final week of the TEFL Course in Peru, TEFL participants take over a live English class with real, non-native students and teach 60-minute lessons for 5 days; during these lessons you are observed and critiqued by your TEFL Trainer. The practical teaching module also includes 3 additional mini-lessons (20 minutes each), where you’re observed by your TEFL Trainer and receive feedback. The TEFL Course in Peru also includes 6 hours observing experienced ESL teachers leading their classes.
TEFL COURSE MODULES
1. Approaches to Learning & Teaching
2. Critical ESL Techniques
3. Class Management
4. Lesson Planning
5. English Grammar Review 1
6. English Grammar Review 2
7. Teaching Grammar
8. Teaching Vocabulary
9. Teaching English with Games
10. Teaching Speaking & Writing
11. Teaching Listening & Reading
12. Assessing Learners
13. Introduction to International English Exams
1. Practice Teaching 50%
2. Written Assignments 20%
3. Practical Teaching Lesson Plans 10%
4. Class Participation 20%
Grades: Pass/Excellent reflects a 90% – 100% achievement level, Pass/Good reflects an 80% – 89% achievement level, Pass/Satisfactory reflects a 70% – 79% achievement level, or Fail, which reflects a final grade of 69% or less; TEFL Certificate will not be issued.
Our School in Peru also offers English classes to 1,600+ local students and it’s the third largest language institute in Cusco! Therefore, our own TEFL graduates are prioritized for English teaching positions and we hire 4-5 new teachers every month. We provide all teachers with the full ESL curriculum, syllabi, materials, quizzes, and exams which saves you a great deal of time and energy compared to other institutes.
A TEFL certificate is the basic qualification that opens the door to teaching opportunities throughout Peru. New positions are available every month, year-round. In fact, the demand for English teachers is so high that TEFL graduates can immediately begin their career teaching English right after the course! TEFL graduates find opportunities working with adults and teens in both private institutes and public school settings. Private institutes hire year-round. K-12 schools follow the Latin American school year and tend to hire between January and February. The Peruvian culture holds “profes” in high esteem and you should be prepared to dress and act the part.
Peru’s economy is growing between 5-9% every year, and it’s a large country with a population of over 30 million people. Peruvians place a high value on academic credentials and they’re always looking to advance their English language skills to remain competitive in the international market. The low cost of living in Peru means teachers can enjoy a good life, even on a modest salary. Peruvian food is delicious, comes in huge quantities and is cheap; Housing and travel are also very inexpensive. Depending on your lifestyle, a frugal English teacher can save money every month.
The TEFL certification course in Cusco, Peru, exceeds all global TEFL standards and that is why we guarantee lifetime job placement assistance upon successful completion of the program. During your TEFL course in Peru, our instructor provides a full workshop on resume-building, job search, and various teaching opportunities all over the world.
Other Teaching Opportunities in Peru
In Cusco, Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, and of course Lima, there are hundreds of private English institutes and K-12 schools. TEFL graduates who are willing to commit to a minimum of 1 year can obtain positions in K-12 schools. For teachers who prefer to commit for only 3-12 months find opportunities in language schools. Most English teachers work 25-30 hours per week, although total hours and curriculum standards are different from institute to institute.
Graduates of the TEFL Course in Peru, have ob offers right after completing the program! We offer lifetime job-finding assistance for all TEFL graduates. In Week 2 of the TEFL Course in Peru, there is a job-finding workshop where our TEFL Trainer coaches participants on writing a proper résumé/CV for the international marketplace and walks them through different job opportunities. Our Graduated Trainers act as an ongoing professional reference for teaching jobs now and in the future, and every TEFL graduate receives a letter of reference from the school.
The need for English teachers is growing and there are always opportunities available mainly in Cusco and Lima. Private institutes hire year-round, whereas K-12 schools, following the Latin American school year, tend to hire between January and February. TEFL graduates find opportunities working with all age groups in both private institutes and public school settings. Local students are eager to learn, yet easy going, making Peru a great choice for a first time English teacher! The low cost of living in Peru–where food, housing, transportation, and even travel are all cheap–means that an English teacher can enjoy a good life, even on a modest salary.
Getting a Teaching Job in Peru:
Once you’ve completed the TEFL Course in Peru, you can easily find the right TEFL job! We guarantee lifetime job placement assistance upon successful completion of the program. During your TEFL course in Peru, our instructor provides a full workshop on resume-building, job search, and various teaching opportunities all over the world. You can choose between teaching positions in private language schools, state schools, universities, businesses, hotels, kindergartens as well as private tutoring and voluntary work.
Teaching English after graduating from your TEFL Course in Peru:
In Week 2 of the TEFL Course in Peru, there is a job-finding workshop where your TEFL Trainer coaches you on writing a proper résumé/CV for the international marketplace. Your trainer also walks the TEFL class through different job opportunities and what it’s like to live and work internationally. We provide lists of online resources with access to teaching jobs worldwide. Most importantly, your TEFL Trainer acts as an ongoing professional reference for teaching jobs now and in the future, and every TEFL graduate receives a letter of reference from The School. We make 3-5 job offers to our TEFL graduates every month.
Highest Hiring Season K-12 Schools: Jan-Feb
Hours/Week K-12 Schools: 30-35
Commitment K-12 Schools: 1 year
Highest Hiring Season Private Institutes: Year-round
Hours/Week Private Institutes: 20-30
Commitment Private Institutes: 3-6 months
Cost of Living $350-$450/month
Average Pay $450-$550/month
To qualify for the Job Placement in Peru you will need to:
Successfully graduate from our TEFL Course in Peru, be a native English speaker (or Native-like), preferably have a 4-year University Degree, be aged between 18 and 65, have a passport with at least 12 months remaining, and no criminal record.
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Peru is geographically diverse with big cities, beautiful rural towns, and rustic, steamy jungles. Peru’s economic success and its popularity as a global tourist destination creates a huge need for English teachers. This beautiful country is located in the west central part of South America, and it is the 19th largest country in the world. It shares borders to the north with Ecuador, to the south with Chile and Bolivia, and to the east with Columbia and Brazil. Peru’s geography, climates, and cultures are very diverse due to the natural variation of its geography, which includes the Pacific coast, the Andes, and the Amazon Jungle.
Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, is nestled in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 3,326 m (11,200 ft). Cusco is also the mecca of South America and is one of the most sought-out travel destinations in the world. The Cusco area offers some of the richest collections of architecture, ceramics, and textiles known to man. You can experience the history and culture still alive in the city today. Cusco is the gateway to the sanctuary city of Machu Picchu and one of the most spectacular highlights of South America, and while it’s a city of 400,000 people, the center of Cusco always feels small and historic.
This ancient Land of the Incas is dear to the people of Peru, as they pride themselves on the successes of the largest Pre-Columbian Empire, which stretched from the epicenter–Cusco, Peru–to parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. As the third largest country in South America, Peru maintains a variety of landscapes, including the largest primitive jungle in the world–the Amazon. It also boasts one of the new seven wonders of the world–Machu Picchu.
Top attractions also include Las Maras Salt Mines constructed by a Pre-Inca civilization, and then economically exploited by the Incas; the Nazca Lines–more than one thousand geoglyphs mysteriously etched into the sands of the Nazca province; hiking a rainbow mountain; and of course the famous Inca trail leading to Machu Picchu.
The Cusco area offers some of the richest collections of architecture, ceramics, and textiles known to man. Program participants can experience the history and culture still alive in the city today. The highlight of any trip to Cusco is a visit to the lost city of Machu Picchu or a hike along the Inca Trail. Peru’s culture is influenced by several ethnicities, first being the Spanish since the inquisition. Mestizos, or mixed Spanish and native, come second; Natives come in third; while Afro-Peruvians come in fourth. The late twentieth century brought about a large Asian-Peruvian community consisting of mostly Chinese and Japanese immigrants. A major influence of the cultures was on the cuisine, which is now globally renowned. Ingredients mostly consist of traditional indigenous and Spanish staples, but with the immigration of the Chinese, Peru was introduced to spices such as ginger and soy sauce, and that’s how Chifa was invented. African influence can be found in dishes like kebabs.
The School in Peru is just a 3-block walk from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, found right in the historical center and is just across the street from Q’oricancha—the holiest site in the entire Incan Empire. You’ll meet many international students with lots of opportunity to practice your Spanish. With large common areas, the institute is a wonderful gathering place for travelers from all over the world. Machu Pikchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.
The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored and restoration continues. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.
GETTING TO CUSCO PERU
BY AIR: Cusco’s airport is located about 15 minutes outside the centre of Cusco. There are currently no direct international flights to Cusco with the exception of some flights from La Paz in Bolivia with, so you will most likely have to make some sort of transit stop in Lima, Peru’s capital before flying on to any of Lima’s 29 international destinations. Flights from Lima to Cusco are an hour long. The same airlines also offer flights to Puerto Maldonado and Arequipa if you plan on visiting other parts of Peru during your trip. Cusco airport is small but does have internet access, a few basic cafes and souvenir shops and a VIP lounge.
BY BUS: There are several bus companies that operate this 20 hour long bus ride from Lima. If you are a nervous traveller and don’t like heights and driving along the edge of ravines this is NOT the way to get to Cusco! If however, you do choose to get to Cusco by bus, we recommend the following bus companies:
TRANSPORTATION IN PERU
Cusco’s city center is easy to navigate on foot and everything is within a 15-20 minute walk. Public buses and taxis are also available at very low prices to get to the outer parts of the city. Taxis and ‘collectivos’ are commonly used when traveling outside of Cusco to the Sacred Valley. Private transportation and buses are available for travel to Arequipa and Lima, the Amazon, the Pacific Coast, or to Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile. Rental cars are available on a limited basis.
Public transit: Cusco’s public transit runs from 6am to 9pm and costs less than 0.85 USD. If you plan to ride transit, be sure to carry cash and small coins. Large notes or foreign currency won’t be accepted.
Taxi: The most popular taxi company is Taxi Turismo Cusco. If you’re hailing one off the street, look for the taxis with board signs on the roof, rather than independent, unmarked drivers. You’ll need to confirm the rate before accepting the ride.
Sightseeing buses: If you’re suffering from sore feet, you can also see the city from a sightseeing bus. Cusco Panorámico Servicio Especial has departures from morning through to late afternoon, with each tour lasting just over an hour.
Due to Cusco’s elevation, temperatures range from a low of 1°C (34°F) at night to a high of 21°C (70°F) during the day. ‘Green season’ is from November to April, and ‘dry season’ is from May to October with June being the coldest month of the year. The weather in Cusco during May-November (Dry Season) is sunny, warm days and cold, clear nights. In December-April (Rainy Season) intermittent rain and sun during the day with mild, rainy nights. The weather in Lima during May-October is cool, foggy days and cool nights. In November-April hot, sunny days and humid nights.
Official holidays in Peru include:
1-Jan, 29-Mar, 30-Mar, 1-May, 31-May, 24-Jun, 29-Jun, 28-Jul, 30-Aug, 8-Oct, 1-Nov, 2-Nov, 8-Dec, 24-Dec, 25-Dec, and 31-Dec.
Classes and projects are not offered on these days, but the school remains open, except on 1-January and 25-December.
ACTIVITIES & TOURS
All year round, Cusco and its surrounding towns celebrate a mix of Inca and Catholic holidays, providing visitors with a variety of different cultural activities to experience. The Cusco area offers a plethora of historical sites. Most commonly, people like to explore the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, and of course Machu Picchu.
Accommodation in Peru
Housing assistance for your TEFL Course in Peru can be either with local families, independent residences, local hotels and more!
Local pre-approved middle-class host families. Excellent opportunities to practice Spanish with the family. Family–stay accommodations offer the best immersion experience to practice your Spanish. Private, shared, and matrimonial rooms are available. Keys to the house are provided.
Includes breakfast and dinner 7 days per week.
Host Family: Private 4 WEEKS $665 USD. EXTRA WEEK $165 USD.
Host Family: Shared 4 WEEKS $570 USD. EXTRA WEEK $140 USD.
Student residences are managed houses where you live with other international students. Both private and shared rooms are available. Breakfast and dinner are included 7 days per week. *Student Residences are available for groups only .
Student Residence: Shared 4 WEEKS $665 USD. EXTRA WEEK $160 USD.
Student Residence: Private 4 WEEKS $855USD. EXTRA WEEK $210 USD.
Apartments are comfortable, fully furnished, and come with equipped kitchens. Apartments are centrally located within easy walking distance or a short taxi/bus ride to the School. Note that apartments are only available in 4-week increments (month-to-month). Apartments offer the most privacy and independence. All apartments are fully furnished with small kitchens, WiFi, and cable TV. Meals are not included, but participants can enjoy shopping in local markets, which are close-by.
Apartment: Private 4 WEEKS $495 USD.
Hostels are budget-friendly, safe, and clean accommodations. Shared or private rooms are available. Note that bathrooms are typically shared. Meals are usually not included.
Hostel: Private 4 WEEKS $715 USD. EXTRA WEEK $185 USD.
Hostel: Shared 4 WEEKS $270 USD. EXTRA WEEK $70 USD.
Hotel accommodations are always 3 stars or higher. Hotels options provide excellent privacy, independence, and safety. Shared, private, and matrimonial rooms are available with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast is included.
Hotel: Private 4 WEEKS $2,105 USD. EXTRA WEEK $545 USD.
Hotel: Shared 4 WEEKS $965 USD. EXTRA WEEK $250 USD.
Some students prefer to use Airbnb instead, (visit https://www.airbnb.com), to arrange their own accommodation while taking the course in Peru. 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.
Request your $35+ USD Airbnb coupon on your TEFL Application!
Simply let us know your preference in advance.
What are the requirements to teach English in Peru?
To qualify to teach English in Peru you will need:
Be a native English speaker or be near-native English speaker for job contacts.
High School Diploma and Preferably a University Degree for a higher salary.
TEFL Certificate of at least 120 hours total.
Be aged between 18 and 65.
Have a passport with at least 12 months remaining.
No criminal record.
What do you recommend regarding budgeting and expenses?
Expenses vary depending on accommodations, personal preferences, and free time activities. Participants should consider snacks, drinks, toiletries, medications, travel, social activities, and emergencies. Note that host families include meals, but not snacks. The table below includes estimates of local prices to help plan your budget. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Peru, though very small stores and markets may not accept them. ATMs are very accessible throughout Cusco. Lunch meals can cost between $3-$8 USD and dinner from $10- $30 USD, or you can buy groceries for about $50 USD. Transportation is less than $1 USD/ride and taxis can cost between $3-$6 USD.
Does you provide TEFL job placement assistance in Peru?
We provide lifelong job placement assistance including resume building, setting up interviews within our wide range of contacts, and interview preparation. The sheer number of ESL students means there are unlimited opportunities to teach and live abroad as an ESL professional.
Do you provide housing assistance?
Housing assistance is available free of charge for those interested and can be either in shared housing, independent living, in local hotels/hostels, Airbnb or with local families.
Is the school/course accredited?
Yes, the TEFL course in Cusco is accredited by the Ministry of Education in Peru.
Where can I teach upon graduation of the TEFL Course in Peru?
You can teach in any of the following four types of schools: State schools (primary and secondary), private schools (primary and secondary), language schools or at international schools.
How do I apply for my Tourist Visa to take the TEFL Course in Peru?
You should apply for a 90-day Tourist Passport or Visa from the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate in your home country. This can normally be handled by post within a few days and is not expensive. You will not need any documentation from us to support an application for such a visa. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the date of entry into Peru, and you must be able to obtain a police clearance certificate from your home country if you wish to work in certain countries. Most people from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand do not need special travel visas to enter Peru. Citizens from these countries usually receive a 90 to 180 day tourist visa upon entering the country. If you are unsure in your particular case, please consult with your destination country’s local embassy for confirmation.
Check here if your passport would grant you access to Peru with no Visa.
What type of activities are there in Peru?
There are many activities to do around Peru! These include cooking demonstrations, snorkeling, salsa dancing, hiking and more!
Are there Volunteering Opportunities in Peru?
Yes, Peru has many volunteer opportunities! We have had several of our students go on to participate in and really enjoy volunteering before or after the TEFL Course in Peru. Let us know in advance if you are interested so we suggest a few options.
Is there an orientation before the program begins?
Yes-of course! Airport pick-up is included in all of our programs. The School’s professional drivers meet you outside of baggage claim as you exit the airport-just look for the yellow smiley face flag. You receive a Welcome Folder detailing your accommodations, orientation time, and our Emergency contact numbers. Depending on your time of arrival, you come to the School or go directly to your accommodations. Your orientation includes specific details about your program, a health and safety review, and a short walking tour to be sure you’re familiar with the area around the School. During your orientation, you also take a Spanish placement exam.
Is Peru a safe country?
Yes, and you can relax while you are here. That said, it’s still important to use common sense and to keep yourself safe.
– Be careful if traveling and watch your belongings when traveling on buses.
– Do not carry your passport, credit card, or excess cash.
– Use only official, registered taxis.
– Do not walk alone at night.
– Avoid any contact with drugs, as laws are very strict in Latin America.
We discuss specific safety precautions and provide you with a walking tour during your in-country orientation.
Is travel insurance included in the program fees?
No. The TEFL Course in Peru are designed to be inexpensive and to provide you with the most flexibility possible. We do everything we can to ensure your program abroad is safe and that you have a great experience; however, we strongly recommend medical insurance to every participant in case of emergencies and unforeseen problems or accidents.
As a starting point, have a look at these 2 providers:
1) Seven Corners (https://www.sevencorners.com/travel-medical-insurance/#/quote)
2) GEOBlue (www.geobluetravelinsurance.com)
How much money is recommended to bring?
Spending money depends on your personal spending habits. It’s important to have money for personal expenses, sightseeing, souvenirs, etc. Generally speaking, we recommend bringing between $50 to $100 per week (USD). All major credit cards are accepted, though a little cash is always good to have on hand as small stores and shops in rural areas may not accept credit cards. The best method for getting money is to simply use ATMs-most banks offer easy ATM access and you can withdraw both dollars and local currency.
What is the Suggested Packing List for Peru?
The locals are quite conservative. Be sure to bring long pants, conservative length shorts, and t-shirts. Short skirts or shorts, small tank tops, and other revealing clothing may attract unwanted attention. The following is optional: Laptop computer (optional), Tablet, Notebook, pen and Spanish-English dictionary.
Are there travel and sightseeing opportunities?
We believe an important part of any program abroad is to get out and take part in sightseeing and local events. Travel plans are easy to arrange through our on-site travel partners. In Peru, there is plenty to see and do including cultural events, tours, treks, mountain biking, and outdoor markets.
Why do I need a TEFL Certification?
You need to be a trained educator to be a good teacher! Some people who are new to ESL, might think, “I speak English. I went to university. I’m sure I can teach English; after all, what could be so difficult about teaching my own language?” However, what might seem easy on the surface is actually far more daunting. Language teaching is a challenging job. It requires creativity, patience, and knowledge of language learning theory and language teaching techniques. Simply knowing English is insufficient if you plan to teach English in South America, Asia, Europe, or anywhere else in the world. Language schools and professional institutes want teachers who are qualified, experienced, and who have practical training in the methodology of teaching English as a second language.
What will I learn in the TEFL course?
Our programs show you how to effectively teach English to non-native speakers and equip you with the tools and experience needed to be successful in the ESL classroom. You will come away from your TEFL training with a thorough grounding in both the theoretical and practical concepts required for teaching English to non-native speakers including: Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation. The TEFL Course in Peru is a 12-Module course that provides you with an important set of competencies required to effectively teach English to second language learners.
How are grades determined on the TEFL course?
Participants in the TEFL Course in Peru are continually assessed throughout the program. There are no written examinations, but there are 2 required academic papers and a course portfolio. Class attendance is required.
Final assessment is based on the following:
Practical Teaching Lesson Plans-10%
On completion of the TEFL Course in Peru, TEFL participants are awarded grades as follows:
Even though it is an intensive and challenging course, the majority of our TEFL participants (around 95%) pass the TEFL course on their first try. Overall, 60% are awarded a grade of Pass/Good, 5% receive a grade of Pass/Excellent, and 30% receive a grade of Pass/Satisfactory.
Are there really ESL teaching jobs out there?
Yes! The whole world wants to learn English. People everywhere, especially young people, recognize that speaking English is their passport to better academic opportunities and a more successful career. Worldwide, there are many more ESL jobs than there are native-speaking ESL teachers to fill them, and this means that TEFL certified teachers are in very high demand in every part of the world. English teaching jobs are found in every country and in virtually every region of the world-Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. There is also high demand for professional ESL instructors in English-speaking countries such as the U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Are there teaching positions through your school?
Yes-of course! We’re always happy to hire our talented, hard-working graduates of the TEFL Course in Peru.
We give preference to the top-performing participants in each graduating class and they have their choice of employment opportunities at our institute. Every month we make 3 to 5 employment offers to our recent graduates.
Is teaching ESL a good career? How much money will I make?
Yes. There are many opportunities for long-term permanent positions and for advancement into management, such as Director of Studies, Institute Director, and other administrative and executive positions. Other possibilities include teacher training (TEFL Instructor) and materials and curriculum development. In Latin America, ESL teacher salaries can appear very low at first, but remember the cost of living in Peru is very inexpensive. Most ESL teachers can earn enough to pay for a decent apartment (shared) and enough to cover food and other normal expenses, and travel by public transportation. Note that frugal teachers can likely save between $50 to $100 per month, but this depends a great deal on your personal spending habits. Note that private classes are often a great source of extra income for ESL teachers. However, you must be careful to know the rules of the institute you’re working for, because many schools prohibit their teachers from teaching outside students.
Is a university degree required for the TEFL Course in Peru?
We do not require a college degree to enter our TEFL Course in Peru. The most important qualification is the TEFL certificate itself. However, you may find resistance by some employers if you do not have at least a 2-year college degree. As well, especially in Asia and the Middle East, good ESL jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree. That said, with a TEFL certificate, it is certainly possible to find work without a university degree, especially in South America and other developing regions.
What’s the dress code during the TEFL Certification Program?
Please note that all TEFL program participants MUST bring clothes for teaching classes. Whereas the dress code is casual during the TEFL Course in Peru, the Practical Teaching requires you to dress like a teacher, because you are teaching live English classes-this means well pressed slacks, skirt, or dress, nice collar shirt or sweater, and dress shoes.
Is Airport pick-up is included?
Yes, our professional drivers meet you outside of baggage claim as you exit the airport; simply find the yellow smiley face flag. You receive a Welcome Folder detailing your accommodations, orientation time, and our Emergency contact numbers. Depending on your time of arrival, you come to the institute or go directly to your accommodations.
What to can I expect from the TEFL Certification?
Airport pick-up is included in all of our programs. Our professional drivers meet you outside of baggage claim as you exit the airport, just look for the yellow smiley face flag. You receive a Welcome Folder detailing your accommodations, orientation time, and our Emergency contact numbers. Depending on your time of arrival, you come to the institute or go directly to your accommodations.
We have a lot to do on Day 1, so we expect you at the institute first thing in the morning. Orientation begins at 9:00 AM sharp. Orientation is very important because we cover specific details about your program, a health and safety review, dos and don’ts, cultural activities and tours that are available, and a short walking tour to be sure you’re familiar with the area around the School. During your orientation, you take a Spanish placement exam. We strongly recommend you sign up for Spanish classes, this helps you better understand second language learners and also makes finding a job easier.
During the Course:
The TEFL Course in Peru is programmed from 9:00AM to 4:00PM Monday-Friday with additional work after regular class hours and assigned reading each night. As part of the course, you begin teaching right away, and every Friday and Monday are reserved for teaching practice, which takes place in 20-minute mini lessons, including feedback from your TEFL Trainer.
Week 1: Critical ESL Techniques | Learning & Teaching Theory | Introduction to Teaching Methodology | Lesson Planning | Classroom Management | Error Correction | Observation of Experienced Teachers | Mini Lessons.
Week 2: English Grammar Review 1 | English Grammar Review 2 | Vocabulary Workshop | Job-Finding Workshop | Foreign Language Lesson | Mini lessons.
Week 3: Methodologies in Teaching Grammar | Teaching Vocabulary | Teaching Speaking & Writing | Teaching Listening & Reading | Teaching Phonology |Written Assignment #1 | Mini Lessons.
Week 4: Tasked Based Learning | Lesson Planning |Methodology for Teaching with Games | Assessing Learners | Review of all Teaching Methodologies | Review of Critical ESL Techniques | Introduction to International English Exams | Practical Teaching Week |Written Assignment #2 | TEFL Portfolio.
Be sure to take advantage of the many free activities we have, including salsa classes, cooking lessons, Tandem Conversation Program, and more. If you choose to drink, please do so responsibly! It’s important to follow the safety rules—we want you to have a fun and safe experience abroad. You can arrange tours with our on-site travel partner or pool together with other people at School and head out on your own.
At the end of the course, please take the time leave us your feedback card. Client service is important to us and we take your feedback very seriously—it helps us improve our TEFL Course in Peru so that future participants continue to have a great experience during their TEFL Course in Peru. In the evening, we celebrate graduation with our “TEFL Toast,” good food, and drinks; and everyone receives their official TEFL certificate.
Departure day is always bitter sweet. Our program participants are usually excited to start their new teaching jobs or go home and share their TEFL adventure with family and friends. Remember, you’re always welcome to extend your stay! On your final day, you are welcome to stay at your accommodations until 11:00 AM. Make sure you come to The School to check-out and collect your School t-shirt. Please note that airport drop-off is not included in your program fee.
Life at The School:
We have lots of large common areas to hang out and meet up with friends and other interns. At the institute, there is free WiFi, a computer lounge, free Spanish tutoring, and free coffee and tea. During your program, you should definitely take part in the free Tandem Conversation Program to further improve your Spanish. Every month we have a calendar of free activities including salsa dance classes, cooking lessons, movie night, and so on. Travel and excursions are easy to arrange.
By taking our TEFL Course in Peru, you receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts worldwide, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be a fun mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless surprises that Cusco has to offer.