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TESOL Certifications in Chiapas | Mexico

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Our tesol course in Mexico is located in the nation’s most southern state, Chiapas. The beautiful Pacific Ocean is to the south, while Tabasca (north), Veracruz (north-west), Oaxaca (west) and Guatemala (east) share borders with Chiapas.

The TESOL training centre is based n the small colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo. The town is often overlooked, which if anything adds to its easy going, provincial charm. Despite this, there is no doubting its beauty and attraction, something that was heavily emphasized in a recent edition of the Mexico Lonely Planet.

You will be welcomed into the community after only a couple of days, as despite being on the routes of most tour-bus companies, most trips are restricted to one day. If you are there two days in a row, you are one of them! The tourism is expected and understood, as Chiapa de Corzo and the surrounding areas really do have a lot to do and see.

Chiapas is at the mouth of the Sumidero Canyon, on the banks of the Grijalva River. Our TESOL facility is only 20 minutes away from the state capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez, where the nearest major airport can be found. With an amazing natural country side surrounding us and other towns to explore, there is plenty to keep you busy for a short or longer stay.

There are plenty of things to explore and discover. Days can be spent on visits to waterfalls such as El Chorreadero or El Chiflon, while a weekend can be spent enjoying the lakes and ruins of Comitan. Not far away from here is the beautiful, colonial town of San Cristobal, which is perfectly located an hour and a half up the mountain so you can discover this picturesque town while enjoying the cooling mountain breeze. Another option is the world famous Mayan ruins of Palenque. The history and ancient culture that is displayed here is well worth the seven-hour drive from Chiapas.

The nightlife in Chiapas is perfect for those who like things relaxed and laid back. You can spend your evenings, after a day of teaching, in some of the town’s cafes and bars. If you are looking to the party night away, Chiapas may not be for you, but if you want to immerse yourself in the true Mexican way of life, it certainly is. Here you will be joined by local Chiapacorceno who will tell you about the traditional Feria de Enero, as well as other days given to commemorate long ago battles, heroes and saints, with pride. If you do want to visit large shopping centers, cinemas and discos, you can travel 20-minutes by bus to nearby Tuxtla Gutierrez. Chiapas is also well known for local traditions and handicrafts. You can have a go at these by visiting the Cultural Center, Casa Escuela de Tradiciones. Here you will be able to enroll in some of their free workshops.

Arriving at the TESOL course in Mexico can be easily done via direct flights into Tuxtla Gutierrez airport. If you are struggling to find reasonable flights here, you can travel into the larger Mexico City (1.5 hour flight away from Tuxtla) or Cancun. Those who enjoy the experience of travelling can also arrive in Tuxtla by one of the countless bus services available.


*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

4 weeks in-class course in Chiapas
special price on offer from
$ 1690

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Our TESOL training facility is well located within walking distance from all accommodations, cafes, restaurants and amenities, around two blocks from the main town square. We encourage all trainees to bring their lap tops as we have free and unlimited Wi-Fi access.

The school will provide all the resources you require, including textbooks, grammar guides, activity books, flash cards etc. We also have a free photocopying service to help with your lesson plans.

Some of the main benefits of our program are:

  • Class sizes of a maximum of 6 students, allowing the optimum amount or personal attention.
  • The opportunity to have up to 12 hours of hands-on teaching practice, with a variety of ages and language levels. This will provide all the experience TESOL employers are looking for.
  • A qualified teacher trainer who will provide one-to-one feedback on your lessons.
  • The experience of teaching in an authentic language learning classroom from the very first week.
  • High quality, worldwide accepted certification which will help you find work all over the world.

Included in the course fee in addition to tuition:

  • Free home stay accommodation with a local family
  • All lesson materials and resources
  • The opportunity to provide a meaningful service and contribution to the local community and the opportunity to help local children gain access to English.

*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Accommodation

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Our Chiapas TESOL school offers free home-stay accommodation with local families. All our home stay locations offer a private bedroom and bathroom, although meals and laundry are not included. You will however, have access to the family kitchen where you can cook for yourself if you wish. All homes are within walking distance of the TESOL facility and have internet access available for 250 pesos for the month.

Our host families have been interviewed, pre-screened and checked by our TESOL staff, with their homes regularly visited. If this is your first home-stay experience, you can rest assured that our families will do all they can to make you feel at home and are very friendly.

If you would prefer to stay in a hostel or hotel during your TESOL course, we can help you find suitable accommodation. There are numerous options available in the area of varying prices and standard.

Wherever you choose to stay, you will be within a short walk from the TESOL school and we are confident you will have a pleasant stay.


*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Course dates

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Chiapas and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.





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*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Course fees

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

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$ 1090
to be paid on arrival

Special offer: course fees now include five hours of free Spanish lessons

Accomodation Fees

We provide free home stay accommodation for all our trainees for the duration of the course. Meals and laundry services are not included and there is a small charge of 250 pesos if you require internet access.

You are not obliged to use our free accommodation option and are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. We can also recommend local hotels and guest houses which should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival.

Homestay
Free!
Hotel
US$ 350
(to be paid on arrival)

*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

4 weeks in-class course in Chiapas
special price on offer from
$ 1690

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. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, 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.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Chiapas itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    For obvious reasons, our most popular accommodation choice is our free home stay option. You will have a private bedroom and bathroom, with access to shared kitchen facilities (where you can cook for yourself) and living room areas. Internet is also available with a one off charge of 250 pesos.

    Hostels and Guesthouses are also available (US$ 350 and up) and can be arranged prior to your arrival. There are numerous hostels and hotels in the area with varying prices.

    Your accommodation is available from 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the course begins through to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Chiapa de Corzo by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins.

  • What travel documents will I need for mexico?

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    All visitors to Mexico are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date.

    Visitors to Mexico from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in Mexico for a maximum of 180 days with a tourist visa. Post course, if you wish to stay and work in Mexico your employer will assist you with obtaining a work permit.*

    * 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 Mexican consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    Class time is generally 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a mid morning break. Then you will return for a second session from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You will start teaching on the second day of class. By the end of the first week you will have taught your first complete one hour lessons. Between class work, teacher observation and homework you can count on being busy for about seven hours a day.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    We use local students for the trainees’ teaching practice. The class sizes vary, but rarely exceed ten, so the teaching practice is generally with small groups. The groups are also divided by age and by language level, allowing trainees to practice on a wide range of abilities.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    We accept ten trainees per group, if there are more than this then the group is divided to ensure maximum trainer-trainee attention. 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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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always 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 also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.


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