TESOL Certifications in Bogotà | Bolivia

The capital of Colombia, Bogotá is located in the heart of the Andes at a height of 2,640 meters. It is an exciting and fascinating city and one of the highest capitals in the world. Colombians from all parts of the country call Bogotá home and it is also a hub for the greater region.

There is always something to catch your eye and pique your interest in Bogotá and around the city. Visitors can explore local history and culture in the old downtown, or check out the beautiful landscapes and wildlife outside Bogotá. There are plenty of good restaurants, clubs, cafes and bars in the city as wells as parks which play host events such as concerts, plays, film screenings and much more.

The La Candelaria part of the city is home to a number of interesting sites including Calle del Embudo, which is a cobblestoned street with brightly decorated walls. Calle del Embudo leads into Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo where the Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada is thought to have founded Bogotá in 1538. The Botero Museum, Colón Theater and Gold Museum are other places of interest in La Candelaria. .

If you take your TESOL course with us in Bogotá, Colombia, you could be teaching English in this beautiful part of the world in as little as four weeks. Our excellent teacher training means that you will learn the skills needed to successfully teach English as a foreign language anywhere in the world.

4 weeks in-class course in Bogotà
special price on offer from
$ 1590

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Our Bogotá TESOL training centre is located close to the city’s business and financial district. During lunch time, you will witness the streets burst into life as people rush to their favorite “menu del día” place. There are many different amenities in the neighborhood around the training center restaurants, malls, technology centers, parks, and cafes.

The training center is kitted out with all you’ll need throughout your course and our course trainers will do all they can to help you get the most out of your time with us. They will instruct you in a number of topics including teaching methodologies, classroom management, English grammar, lesson planning and more.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the price of the TESOL course, but we are able to offer an accommodation option with our guesthouse partner. This option consists of a furnished room in a guesthouse with large common areas. Services available include Wi-Fi, weekly room cleaning, private or shared bathroom and laundry services. If you choose to stay at our guesthouse accommodation, we would be able to organize this for you.

Please note that you do not need to book your accommodation with us and are free to make your own arrangements should you wish to do so. We will be happy to provide you with advice should you wish to make your own arrangements.

Course dates

2020

  • 7 September 2020 - 7 October
  • 3 November 2020 - 1 December

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
USD 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
USD 990
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

4 weeks in-class course in Bogotà
special price on offer from
$ 1590

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I make my deposit and final payment?

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    The $600 deposit can be paid either by credit card or via bank transfer.

    For the final payment, there are a couple more options:

    • Bank transfer
    • Cash on arrival - you can make the payment at the center upon your arrival in COP (Colombian Pesos) based on the exchange rate of the date.
    • Credit Card - you can use your credit card to pay for both your deposit and your final payment.
    • Paypal - if you decide to go for this option, let us know and we’ll guide through the process.
  • What does the program look like?

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    The class size can be anywhere from 6 to 12 TEFL participants. We keep our groups small so that you can get all the help and support necessary for a new teacher from the trainer. You will be sharing the program with international participants: both natives from English speaking countries and non-native speakers with a proficient level of English.


  • What is a normal day like for a TEFL candidate?

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    Class time generally runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will have a one-hour lunch break, and two shorter breaks: mid-morning and afternoon. The first half of the course is focused on providing candidates with the theoretical aspects of teaching, while the second part will be more practical, and candidates will be teaching and preparing lessons with the support of the teacher trainer.


  • Who are the students for the teaching practice?

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    Our classes are of around 8 to 15 Colombian students. As they are not paying for this course, you can be sure the students in your group are here because they are passionate about learning English. Colombians are warm, enthusiastic and competitive, so you will have lots of fun in your teaching practice!


  • What is the program accommodation like?

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    Accommodation is not included in the price of the TEFL course, but we do offer an accommodation option with our guesthouse partner. This option consists of a furnished room in a guesthouse with large common areas. Once your place on the course has been confirmed we will send you further information on the accommodation options available.


  • What is the TEFL job market in Colombia like? Will I have trouble getting a job?

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    The TEFL market is alive and well here in Colombia, but as with most countries, it depends on where you choose to live. Bogotá being the largest city in the country, it has ample amount of job opportunities. However, smaller towns will not be able to provide you with the wealth of opportunities larger cities will.


  • When do I need to start looking for work in Colombia? Where do I start?

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    Upon completion of your course, or even slightly beforehand we would recommend you begin your application processes with as many employers as you like. If you are on a tourist visa, you will have 90 days in the country before needing to leave, so beginning the process early will be to your benefit.


  • What will you do to help me secure employment?

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    We provide an orientation session on how to start your job hunt towards the end of your course. We cannot guarantee that you will find a position; however, we will do all we can to help you with your job search.


  • What is the average salary like for a teacher?

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    In Colombia, the average monthly salary for an ESL teacher is somewhere between $700-1,000 depending on your contract, hours, and employer. Bear in mind that the cost of living in Colombia tends to be lower than other places like the US, Europe, or Asia.


  • What is a typical teaching position like?

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    A typical teaching position in Colombia looks like one of two options, teaching children, or adults. Teaching English to children happens mostly in what is known as a colegio, or elementary school. Teaching English to adults normally takes place through different English institutions, many times geared towards business.

    For the most part, both options are either Monday through Friday, or Monday through Saturday.


  • Can I return to my own country and teach with my certificate?

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    What country you are from, and if English is considered one of its official languages, will determine whether or not you can return home and teach English solely with your TEFL certificate.


  • What are the average housing and living expenses in Colombia?

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    Depending on your particular lifestyle, you could end up spending anywhere from $350-1,000/ month on housing and living expenses. It more or less all depends on the area of town that you choose to reside in. If you choose to live closer to your job, you could end up paying a little more in rent, but you would pay less in public transportation, because you have the availability to walk, etc.


  • What travel documents do I need to bring for Colombia?

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    All visitors to Colombia are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. The documents you may need to enter Colombia depend on your country of origin. Please contact your nearest Colombian Embassy for more information.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Colombia consulate or embassy.


  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?

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    There are two distinct types of climates in Colombia (rain and less rain).

    Colombia consists of mostly tropical climates interrupted by the Andes Mountains which are high in elevation, ultimately producing cooler climates. Basically, anywhere you go in the country that is not high in elevation will be very warm.

    • Bogotá is normally between 7-18 degrees Celsius (45-65 degrees Fahrenheit).
    • Medellín is normally between 23-30 degrees Celsius (75-85 degrees Fahrenheit).
    • Cartagena/Santa Marta/Cali is normally between 29-37 degrees Celsius (85-100 degrees Fahrenheit).


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