TESOL Certifications in Bogotà | TESOL in Colombia

Visiting Colombia’s capital, Bogotá is a truly unique experience. Located high in the magnificent Andes Mountains at a breathtaking 2,640 meters, Bogotá is one of the highest capitals in the world, it is also home to Colombians from all over the country.

Visitors to Bogotá are never short of anything to do during their time in the city. Whether it’s experiencing the local culture in the old downtown area, or exploring the city’s outskirts to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and fascinating wildlife, there is always something to do. Bogotá is a haven for foodies with quality restaurants dotted about the place. History buffs will enjoy the old houses, churches and convents dating back 300 hundred years. Bogotá also has numerous parks where you can exercise and be entertained by films concerts and more.

La Candelaria is home to several different attractions including Calle del Embudo; a cobblestoned road lined with beautifully decorated walls covered in brightly colored paintings. Calle del Embudo leads you into Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo where it is thought that Bogotá was founded by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada in 1538. The Botero Museum, Colón Theater and Gold Museum are some of the other interesting places in La Candelaria.

Bogotá is home to a flourishing group of expats and English teachers. Several events cater to expats and English speakers or others trying to learn English routinely take place in the city. These are great places to network and make new friends during your time in Bogotá.

By choosing to study on our course in Bogotá, Colombia you are putting yourself in a great position for making the most of the job opportunities available in the region and you could be teaching in as little as four weeks!

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The School

The Bogotá TESOL training school is close to the business and financial part of the city. The surrounding streets burst into life at lunch time as the locals rush to their favorite “menu del día” spot. There are many attractions to enjoy within the neighborhood around the training centre including restaurants, malls, parks, and cafes.

The training center has all the facilities you could need for your studies and our instructors are experienced and qualified English teachers who will do all they can to help you succeed. On the course you will study a range of topics including teaching methodologies, classroom management, English grammar, lesson planning and more.

Accommodation

The TESOL course price does not include accommodation, but we do have an accommodation option available with our guesthouse partner. This is a furnished room in a guesthouse with large common areas. Services available include Wi-Fi, weekly room cleaning, private or shared bathroom and laundry services. If you choose to stay at our guesthouse accommodation, we would be able to organize this for you.

You do not have to arrange your accommodation through us and are free to book your accommodation independently. We will be more than happy to provide advice you should you wish to make your own arrangements.

Course dates

2020

  • 7 September 2020 - 7 October
  • 3 November 2020 - 1 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
USD 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
USD 990
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

4 weeks in-class course in Bogotà
special price on offer from
$ 1590
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I make my deposit and final payment?

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    The $600 deposit can be paid either by credit card or via bank transfer.

    For the final payment, there are a couple more options:

    • Bank transfer
    • Cash on arrival - you can make the payment at the center upon your arrival in COP (Colombian Pesos) based on the exchange rate of the date.
    • Credit Card - you can use your credit card to pay for both your deposit and your final payment.
    • Paypal - if you decide to go for this option, let us know and we’ll guide through the process.
  • What does the program look like?

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    The class size can be anywhere from 6 to 12 TEFL participants. We keep our groups small so that you can get all the help and support necessary for a new teacher from the trainer. You will be sharing the program with international participants: both natives from English speaking countries and non-native speakers with a proficient level of English.


  • What is a normal day like for a TEFL candidate?

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    Class time generally runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will have a one-hour lunch break, and two shorter breaks: mid-morning and afternoon. The first half of the course is focused on providing candidates with the theoretical aspects of teaching, while the second part will be more practical, and candidates will be teaching and preparing lessons with the support of the teacher trainer.


  • Who are the students for the teaching practice?

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    Our classes are of around 8 to 15 Colombian students. As they are not paying for this course, you can be sure the students in your group are here because they are passionate about learning English. Colombians are warm, enthusiastic and competitive, so you will have lots of fun in your teaching practice!


  • What is the program accommodation like?

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    Accommodation is not included in the price of the TEFL course, but we do offer an accommodation option with our guesthouse partner. This option consists of a furnished room in a guesthouse with large common areas. Once your place on the course has been confirmed we will send you further information on the accommodation options available.


  • What is the TEFL job market in Colombia like? Will I have trouble getting a job?

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    The TEFL market is alive and well here in Colombia, but as with most countries, it depends on where you choose to live. Bogotá being the largest city in the country, it has ample amount of job opportunities. However, smaller towns will not be able to provide you with the wealth of opportunities larger cities will.


  • When do I need to start looking for work in Colombia? Where do I start?

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    Upon completion of your course, or even slightly beforehand we would recommend you begin your application processes with as many employers as you like. If you are on a tourist visa, you will have 90 days in the country before needing to leave, so beginning the process early will be to your benefit.


  • What will you do to help me secure employment?

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    We provide an orientation session on how to start your job hunt towards the end of your course. We cannot guarantee that you will find a position; however, we will do all we can to help you with your job search.


  • What is the average salary like for a teacher?

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    In Colombia, the average monthly salary for an ESL teacher is somewhere between $700-1,000 depending on your contract, hours, and employer. Bear in mind that the cost of living in Colombia tends to be lower than other places like the US, Europe, or Asia.


  • What is a typical teaching position like?

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    A typical teaching position in Colombia looks like one of two options, teaching children, or adults. Teaching English to children happens mostly in what is known as a colegio, or elementary school. Teaching English to adults normally takes place through different English institutions, many times geared towards business.

    For the most part, both options are either Monday through Friday, or Monday through Saturday.


  • Can I return to my own country and teach with my certificate?

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    What country you are from, and if English is considered one of its official languages, will determine whether or not you can return home and teach English solely with your TEFL certificate.


  • What are the average housing and living expenses in Colombia?

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    Depending on your particular lifestyle, you could end up spending anywhere from $350-1,000/ month on housing and living expenses. It more or less all depends on the area of town that you choose to reside in. If you choose to live closer to your job, you could end up paying a little more in rent, but you would pay less in public transportation, because you have the availability to walk, etc.


  • What travel documents do I need to bring for Colombia?

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    All visitors to Colombia are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. The documents you may need to enter Colombia depend on your country of origin. Please contact your nearest Colombian Embassy for more information.*

    * 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 Colombia consulate or embassy.


  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?

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    There are two distinct types of climates in Colombia (rain and less rain).

    Colombia consists of mostly tropical climates interrupted by the Andes Mountains which are high in elevation, ultimately producing cooler climates. Basically, anywhere you go in the country that is not high in elevation will be very warm.

    • Bogotá is normally between 7-18 degrees Celsius (45-65 degrees Fahrenheit).
    • Medellín is normally between 23-30 degrees Celsius (75-85 degrees Fahrenheit).
    • Cartagena/Santa Marta/Cali is normally between 29-37 degrees Celsius (85-100 degrees Fahrenheit).


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