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TESOL Certifications in Cusco | Peru

Once the capital of the Incan empire, Cusco is rich in the history of the Incas and the Spanish colonialists and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city serves as the gateway to Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and is a great base from which to explore the wider region. A number of day and weekend trips can be planned from the city as well as treks and adventure tours to surrounding sites such as Sacsaywaman, Q’oricancha, and the Sacred Valley and local villages. In the city itself you can visit the many fascinating museums and historical sites as well shop at the numerous local markets.

Our training centre in Cusco, peru has modern facilities and well-equipped classrooms. Teaching practice is done with real Spanish-speaking students to give you a truly authentic classroom experience as you train. Outside of the classroom you will find plenty to occupy your free time whether it’s visiting Machu Picchu, exploring the many interesting sites in the city or hiking in the beautiful Sacred Valley.

Peru is an amazing place to earn your TESOL certification and if you sign up for our tesol course today, you could be studying in one the most popular destinations in South America before you know it. Bear in mind that completing your training here does not mean that you have to stay in Peru to teach. Our certificates are internationally recognised and our lifetime jobs guidance will help you find work wherever you decide to move onto next. However, after experiencing all that Cusco and Peru have to offer, you may well decide that you never want to leave.

4 weeks in-class course in Cusco
special price on offer from
$ 1735

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

The ITTT TESOL training centre is located in the heart of Cusco and is just a short distance from the famous Plaza de Armas. Also nearby is the site of the Q’oricancha, one of the most important temples in the Incan empire. The site is now home to a beautiful Spanish colonial church which was built on the foundations of the temple. The school building has modern facilities and the main TESOL classroom is well-equipped, spacious and comfortable. There is a small café onsite for refreshments throughout the day. Other features include large common areas, free Wi-Fi and a computer lounge with internet. The computer lounge and Wi-Fi are available at the school seven days per week. Nearby you will find a number of banks and restaurants to meet your daily needs.

Accommodation

Trainees on our Peru TESOL course have a number of accommodation options to choose from including home stays, private apartments and hostels. If notified in advance, our training centre in Cusco can arrange a home stay with a local family. This includes a private bedroom in the family home and breakfast and dinner served seven days per week. The home stay option should be secured at least one month prior to the start date of your course. This is the most popular accommodation option as it provides trainees an authentic experience of Peruvian life and culture; it is also a great way to improve your Spanish skills.

Other accommodation options include local hotels, hostels and private apartments. You will receive further information on the accommodation available once your place on the course has been confirmed.

Course dates

2019

  • 24 July 2019 - 20 August
  • 26 August 2019 - 20 September
  • 25 September 2019 - 15 October
  • 21 October 2019 - 15 November
  • 20 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$ 1135
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$ 385
(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 Cusco
special price on offer from
$ 1735

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are my payment options?

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    The deposit for the course must be paid to our administrative centre. The fastest and cheapest way to do this is by credit/debit card, but payments via Western Union, PayPal and bank transfer are also acceptable. While there are no deadlines for making a deposit, places can fill up quickly and your seat on the course will only be reserved once the deposit payment has been made.

    Once the deposit has been paid, you will receive an information packet via email with detailed information about the course in Peru.

    The balance of the course fees is payable in cash, by credit/debit card or via PayPal. The balance is due before the start of your course. Once you have contacted the Peru centre and made your accommodation and course package selections, you will be emailed an invoice outlining additional payment instructions. Please ensure that you read the welcome information that you will receive from the Peru centre so that you are aware of the materials you will be required to bring for the course and what services are available at our overseas centre.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Staying with a local family is our recommended accommodation option for trainees during their time on the Peru TEFL course. The home stay option is designed to give trainees an authentic taste of life in Peru in a family atmosphere. Students will be provided with a private room in the home of a local family and receive traditional meals for breakfast and dinner each day. All families have been chosen for their warmth and interest in hosting foreign students and are located within 10-20 minute walk or a 5-15 minute bus/taxi ride away from the TEFL school. The cost of this option is US$ 595 in 2015, or US$ 630 in 2016.

    The second accommodation option is a private apartment that can be rented at a cost of US$ 450 in 2015, or US$ 495 in 2016.

    Accommodation for the course is available from 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$ 28 per night in 2015 or US$ 30 per night in 2016.

    Students are also free to make their own accommodation arrangements within the Cusco area.

  • What travel documents will I need for Perù?

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    Visitors to Peru from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the European Union nations can enter the country without a visa. Visitors to Peru are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date and can remain in the country 90 days. As you move through Immigrations, you can ask for a 183 day tourist visa. This is not provided automatically, but is usually granted on request.*

    * 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 Peruvian consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    The course is full time over four weeks. The course runs from a Monday to a Friday or from a Wednesday to a Tuesday depending on the month you sign up for. The first two weeks comprise of six hours of classroom work every day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The last two weeks of the course are spent 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 Cusco around this if possible.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    Teaching practice takes place with local Peruvian students who are keen to study and are enthusiastic learners. We do not charge these students to attend classes so you can be sure that they are there because they want to be.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    Course numbers are typically around 5 – 15 trainees. If the number exceeds 18, we will divide trainees into two groups taught simultaneously. Most course participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian though the course is open to non-native speakers who have a high proficiency in English.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. The key to packing for a trip to Peru, and Cusco more specifically, is to pack for a variety of conditions. Cusco experiences intense sun during the day and cold mountain nights that remind you that you’re at 11,200 feet/3,400 meters. For trips outside of Cusco into the Amazon Basin or to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, you should prepare for the heat and humidity there. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men will need to wear collared shirts, and women will need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men should be clean shaven or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

  • 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 Peru.


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