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TESOL Loja | TESOL Ecuador
Located in the city of Loja in Loja Province, our Ecuador TESOL training center is the ideal place to earn your TESOL certificate in South America. This provincial capital is home to two major universities which are in the top ten of the whole country and is an important center of arts and culture in Ecuador. Loja is known as the Music and Cultural capital of Ecuador and throughout the city you will find artwork on public display as well as any number of musical and cultural events happening in the city’s squares.
The Colonial District is the ideal place to spend the day wandering through the quaint cobbled streets taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Although it is not a big city, Loja has plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars not to mention shops and local markets to visit. Outside of the city is the magnificent Podocarpus National Park that spreads over 1460 square kilometers and is home to wide variety of plant and animal life.
With Ecuador’s only recycling program, Loja is a clean city and with average temperatures between 16 and 30°C, it is a pleasant place year round. The city is small with a population of around 180,000 and is easy to get around on foot. However, taxis and buses are relatively cheap and are a good alternative if you prefer.
Attending a TESOL course with ITTT in Loja, Ecuador is a great way to explore the culture and history of South America while earning an internationally recognized teaching certificate.
Our training center in Loja is located in the same building as a working language school and the school is where you will complete your observed teaching practice session. It is also a Cambridge Preparation Center and caters to students of all ages.
The training center and the language school are in a modern three storey building with reception and classrooms on the first two floors and accommodation on the third floor. During your course you will have access to computers, Wi-Fi and teaching resources to help you plan your lessons.
All our TESOL instructors have experience teaching children and adults as well as training new English teachers. Throughout your course they will offer advice and training to help you become a confident English teacher.Apply Now!
During your stay with us in Loja you will have a number of different accommodation options to choose from. These options include on-site at the training center, in the home of a British family or at a hostel or hotel in the city. Please note that accommodation is not included in the course fees but you will receive a list of our recommended accommodation options when your place on the course has been confirmed.
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.Apply Now!
What are my payment options?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. The fastest and cheapest way to pay is by credit or debit card, but we also accept payments via 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.
On payment of the deposit, we will send you an informational packet with detailed information about the course and Ecuador.
The balance of the course fees is to be paid on the first day of your course.
All course related services are included in the course fees and you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for these. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Accommodation options include onsite at the training center, hotels, homestay, and hostels. We will send you further information about our recommended accommodation options on request. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will do all that we can to help.
What is the course schedule?Expand
On the first day of the course at 08.30 a.m. there will be an orientation where you will receive a full course schedule. The first class will follow at 8:30 a.m. A typical day starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with breaks in the morning and late afternoon, plus a lunch break.
All course participants are expected to attend all of the training sessions on the schedule unless a medical condition or emergency makes it impossible in which case medical treatment is required. It is extremely important for trainees to be present at every Teaching Practice (TP). These sessions are difficult to organize and rescheduling is difficult which may result in an additional fee for the trainee.
Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?Expand
You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.
hile you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English.
We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For most sessions at the school, there will not be a strict dress code requirement. However, the school is full of educators and professionals and we want to maintain a level of professionalism thus please dress appropriately and be mindful of others. The school is a place of work, and we would like to remind you to be respectful to those around you.
There will be a dress requirement during the Teaching Practice (TP) sessions. During the Teaching Practice the trainees will be required to dress in business attire and follow some guidelines.
Shoulders must be covered. Low-cut necklines or short skirts will not be permitted. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Flip flops, Bermudas, or sandals are also not permitted.
Slacks or khakis must be worn, jeans are not appropriate. Either short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable so long as there is a collar. A tie is not required but if you would like to, you may. Dress shoes or loafers are required. Tennis shoes, sandals, or Bermudas, are not acceptable. Long hair should be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
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?Expand
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.