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TESOL Certifications in La Antigua | Guatemala

ITTT’s Guatemala tesol course takes place in the beautiful city of La Antigua. A popular place for tourists and locals alike, La Antigua sits at 1,500 (5,000 feet) meters above sea level and its well preserved colonial buildings and cobblestone streets lie in the shadow of the magnificent Agua Volcano. Visiting Guatemala is like visiting another time and place. With its historic architecture, fascinating ruins and volcanic landscape it is easy to see why La Antigua has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s central highland location make it the ideal base for exploring further afield, with trips to the Pacific coast, Lake Atitlan and the Mayan ruins at Tikal just a few hours away. Our TESOL course in La Antigua offers you the chance to study in a thriving city amidst spectacular scenery. Not only will you receive excellent training from our qualified instructors but on graduation you will also receive lifetime job placement assistance wherever you decide to teach.

There are plenty of activities to take advantage of in your free time; whether it’s spending the weekend hiking one of the volcanoes, taking a tour of a local coffee plantation or simply walking the city and exploring the many and fascinating shops, markets and boutiques selling souvenirs, textiles, ceramics, antiques and other products. You certainly won’t go hungry during your time with us as La Antigua has many quality restaurants serving delicious local food to sustain you as you explore all this city has to offer. Guatemala is such a fascinating country, you may find that you never want to leave but if you do decide to travel elsewhere, our lifetime job assistance will help you find a job that’s right for you.

Taking your TESOL course in Guatemala gives you the chance to earn your TESOL certificate in stunning surroundings. Our well-equipped training centre is in a Spanish colonial building that has all the charm and atmosphere of the past but with modern, updated facilities. Your morning walk to the training centre will take you past several historic colonial buildings as well as some fascinating ruins and Agua Volcano rising majestically in the distance.

4 weeks in-class course in La Antigua
special price on offer from
$ 1535

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The School

ITTT’s La Antigua training centre is located in a historic Spanish colonial building with classroom overlooking pristine central garden. The facilities at the school are thoroughly updated and modern. The main TESOL classroom is on the second floor of the building with a beautiful covered patio looking out over the city and Agua Volcano. The centre has a small café on site and large common areas. There is also a computer lounge with internet access and free Wi-Fi. Nearby you will find a number of restaurants and banks and the computer lounge and internet are available at the school seven days per week.

Accommodation

A number of accommodation options are available for trainees taking our TESOL course in Guatemala. These options include private apartments, hostels, hotels and home stays. If our centre in Guatemala is notified in advance, it can arrange a home stay in the home of a local family in La Antigua. This option includes a private bedroom with breakfast and dinner provided seven days per week. This is a great choice for those wanting to practice their Spanish skills and to experience authentic Guatemalan culture. Home stay accommodation should be secured at least month before your course start date.

We also have a list of recommended accommodation at local hotels, hostels and private apartments. When your place on the TESOL course has been confirmed, you will receive further information regarding the options available.

Course dates

2019

  • 26 August 2019 - 20 September
  • 25 September 2019 - 15 October
  • 21 October 2019 - 15 November
  • 22 November 2019 - 17 December

2020

  • 20 January 2020 - 14 February
  • 19 February 2020 - 17 March
  • 23 March 2020 - 17 April
  • 22 April 2020 - 17 May
  • 25 May 2020 - 19 June
  • 22 June 2020 - 17 July
  • 20 July 2020 - 14 August
  • 19 August 2020 - 15 September
  • 21 September 2020 - 16 October
  • 21 October 2020 - 17 November
  • 23 November 2020 - 18 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
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
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Balance
US$ 935
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.

and up
US$ 350
(to be paid on arrival)

Shared room

and up
US$ 495
(to be paid on arrival)

Private apartment

and up
US$ 665
(to be paid on arrival)

Host family, private room, two meals (breakfast and dinner)

4 weeks in-class course in La Antigua
special price on offer from
$ 1535

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are my payment options?

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    Deposits for the course must be paid directly to our administrative centre. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest ways to pay, but payments via Western Union, PayPal and bank transfer are also accepted. While there is not a deadline for making your deposit payment, courses can fill up quickly and your place on the course will only be reserved once the deposit has been paid.

    After the deposit has been paid, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Guatemala itself. The balance of your course fees is payable in cash, by credit/debit card or via PayPal and is due before your course begins. Once you have been in touch with the Guatemala centre and have made your accommodation and course package selections, an invoice will be emailed to you with additional payment instructions.

    Please read through the welcome information that will be sent to you from the Guatemala centre carefully so you are aware of what materials you will need to bring with you and what services may or may not be available at our overseas centre.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Our recommended accommodation option for the course is to stay with a local family. The home stay option provides you with an authentic experience of life in Guatemala with a friendly local family. You will have a private room in the family home and delicious meals will be served for breakfast and dinner daily. The families have all been chosen for their warmth and desire to host foreign students and are located within a 10-25 minute walk or a 5-15 minute taxi ride away from the TEFL school. The cost of this option is US$ 545.

    Our second accommodation option is a private apartment which can be rented at a cost of US$ 600 in 2015, or US$ 695 in 2016.

    Course accommodation is available starting the day before the first day of the course through to the day after the last day of the course. If you choose to arrive before or stay after the course, you may do so based on availability and at an extra cost of US$ 25 per night in 2015 or US$ 30 per night in 2016.

    Students are also welcome to arrange their own accommodation within the La Antigua area.

  • What travel documents will I need for Guatemala?

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    Visitors to Guatemala from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the European Union nations can enter the country without a visa. All visitors to Guatemala are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date and can remain in the country for 90 days.*

    * 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 Guatemalan consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    The course is run full time over a period of four weeks. The course either starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday or starts on a Wednesday and ends on a Tuesday depending on your chosen month. The first two weeks comprise of classroom based study for six hour each day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The final two weeks are focused on lesson planning and teaching practice. On the first day of your course you should arrive for orientation at 9:00 AM. At this time you will be given a detailed course timetable. On the last day of the course, there will be a graduation party, so you should plan your departure from La Antigua around this if possible.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    We invite local Guatemalan students for your teaching practice. Guatemalan students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to!

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    Typically we have around 5-15 trainees. If course numbers exceed 18, the trainees are divided into two classes that are taught simultaneously. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian, or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    Trainees are allowed to dress casually for their lessons but the dress code for teaching practice sessions is more formal. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need to wear collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

    When packing for a trip to Guatemala you should aim to pack for both the cooler, highland climate of La Antigua as well as more tropical climates in other areas. Weather in the interior highlands and around La Antigua is spring-like with warm days and cool nights, whereas the coasts tend to be hot and humid. In all cases, you should be prepared for rain, which is common throughout Guatemala.

  • 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. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if you want to drive in Guatemala.


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