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.
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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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.