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TESOL Certifications in Loja | Ecuador

ITTT’s TESOL training center in Ecuador is located in the beautiful city of Loja, the capital of Loja province in the south of the country. Loja is a city with a rich history in the arts and is known as the Music and Cultural capital of Ecuador. Loja city center is littered with fine examples of colonial architecture and you are sure to find some kind of musical or cultural event happening in the city squares. Cycle paths run along the Rio Zamora and Rio Malacatos rivers and there are a number of free gyms in the city parks. Nearby is the Podocarpus National Park which is a large cloud forest where you can take hiking and camping tours. The park is known as the “Botanical Garden of America” due to its diverse plant and animal life.

Loja has a population of around 180,000 and is one of the cleanest cities in Ecuador with the country’s only recycling program. There are two major universities in the city the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja and the Universidad Nacional de Loja both in the top ten universities in the country. Although the city is small are plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes and local shops. As the city is small, getting around by foot is easy but s but taxis and buses are available if you prefer.

Loja is a great city in which to experience the culture and language of South America while you enjoy studying for your TESOL certificate.

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

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

The training center where your TESOL course takes place is in the same building as a working language school. This language school is where your observed teaching practice will take place. The school is also a Cambridge Test Preparation Center that caters to students from children to adults.

Our training center and the language school are located in a modern three storey building with all the resources you could need throughout the course. The reception and classrooms are on the first two floors an there is some accommodation on the third floor. Wi-Fi is available and you will also have access to computers and teaching materials.

Our course trainers have plenty of experience teaching English to students of all ages as well as training course participants to become successful teachers. During your course you will learn how to teach effectively by putting the theory into practice with students at the training center.

Accommodation

We have a range of accommodation options available to you for your stay with us in Loja. These include a room in the home of a British family, a room at the training center itself or at a local hotel or hostel. When your place on the course has been confirmed, we will send you a list of our recommended accommodation options. Please note that accommodation is not included in the course fees but if you have any queries, please let us know and will do our best to help.

On site: (based on availability) rooms on the top floor of the school. This is based on shared accommodation, closet, hot running water and Wi-Fi. Prices range according to room size and availability from $225-$275 per month.

Home stay: With British family. Your own private room, bathroom and internet in the home of a British family with meals included - $350 per month.

Hostel/Hotel: We can arrange options close to the school according to your budget and requirements and forward details. Prices generally start at $10 per night for the most basic private room and range upwards.

Course dates

2020

  • 6 January 2020 - 31 January
  • 2 March 2020 - 27 March
  • 6 April 2020 - 1 May
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 May
  • 8 June 2020 - 3 July
  • 30 September 2020 - 2 October
  • 4 November 2020 - 29 November

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
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 990
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

from
US$ 225
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Loja
special price on offer from
$ 1590

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. The fastest and cheapest way to pay is by credit or debit card, but we also accept payments via Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    On payment of the deposit, we will send you an informational packet with detailed information about the course and Ecuador.

    The balance of the course fees is to be paid on the first day of your course.

    All course related services are included in the course fees and you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for these. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Accommodation options include onsite at the training center, hotels, homestay, and hostels. We will send you further information about our recommended accommodation options on request. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will do all that we can to help.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    On the first day of the course at 08.30 a.m. there will be an orientation where you will receive a full course schedule. The first class will follow at 8:30 a.m. A typical day starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with breaks in the morning and late afternoon, plus a lunch break.

    All course participants are expected to attend all of the training sessions on the schedule unless a medical condition or emergency makes it impossible in which case medical treatment is required. It is extremely important for trainees to be present at every Teaching Practice (TP). These sessions are difficult to organize and rescheduling is difficult which may result in an additional fee for the trainee.

  • Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?

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    You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.

    hile you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English.

    We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For most sessions at the school, there will not be a strict dress code requirement. However, the school is full of educators and professionals and we want to maintain a level of professionalism thus please dress appropriately and be mindful of others. The school is a place of work, and we would like to remind you to be respectful to those around you.

    There will be a dress requirement during the Teaching Practice (TP) sessions. During the Teaching Practice the trainees will be required to dress in business attire and follow some guidelines.

    Women:

    Shoulders must be covered. Low-cut necklines or short skirts will not be permitted. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Flip flops, Bermudas, or sandals are also not permitted.

    Men:

    Slacks or khakis must be worn, jeans are not appropriate. Either short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable so long as there is a collar. A tie is not required but if you would like to, you may. Dress shoes or loafers are required. Tennis shoes, sandals, or Bermudas, are not acceptable. Long hair should be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We strongly recommend you also bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training centre.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    Of course, you will need your passport. When you secure work you may also be asked to provide copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts.


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