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.
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.
- 22 July 2019 - 16 August
- 30 September 2019 - 25 October
- 28 October 2019 - 23 November
- 25 November 2019 - 20 December
- 6 January 2020 - 31 January
- 2 March 2020 - 27 March
- 6 April 2020 - 1 May
- 4 May 2020 - 29 May
- 8 June 2020 - 3 July
- 30 September 2020 - 2 October
- 4 November 2020 - 29 November
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.
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.