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TESOL Certifications in La Antigua | TESOL in Guatemala

ITTT’s TESOL course in Guatemala is located in the city of La Antigua. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Antigua is a popular tourist destination with fine examples of colonial era architecture and interesting ruins throughout the city. The city is situated 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) above sea level and rests in the shadow of Agua Volcano. A visit to Guatemala is like travelling to another world with its historical architecture, ruins of the Mayan civilization and looming volcanoes there is plenty to see and do in Guatemala. La Antigua’s position in the central highlands makes it the ideal base for exploring the many interesting and beautiful sites the country has to offer. Trips to the Pacific coast, Lake Atitlan and the Mayan ruins Tikal can all be arranged from La Antigua. With the stunning beauty and fascinating history of Guatemala combined with our excellent course and lifetime job guidance, ITTT’s TESOL course in La Antigua represents excellent value for money.

There are a large number of quality restaurants in La Antigua and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to tasting the local cuisine. The city is also home to several small shops and boutiques selling souvenirs, antiques, traditional crafts and other products. In the city centre and in the surrounding villages you will find handicraft markets and open-air markets selling a wide range of locally produced items. Beyond eating and shopping you can hike a volcano, visit a coffee plantation or go zip lining plus many other exciting activities. There’s so much to see and do here that you may decide you never want to leave and whether you decide to leave or stay in Guatemala, you can be sure that our TESOL certificate will give the skills you need to teach English all over the world.

By choosing our TESOL course in La Antigua, you are choosing to study in a beautiful city where every morning your walk to the school will take you past fascinating ruins and historic buildings as you take in breathtaking views of Agua Volcano. The training centre itself is located in a colonial building with fully updated and modern facilities, the classrooms are well-equipped and our students are real spanish speakers who are keen to learn English.

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The School

Located in a historic colonial building, ITTT’s training centre in La Antigua is the ideal place for taking your TESOL course. The school has updated and modern facilities and classrooms overlooking a central garden. The main TESOL classroom is on the second floor and has a covered patio with views looking out over the city and the magnificent Agua Volcano. The school has a small café onsite for refreshments and it also has large common areas, free Wi-Fi and a computer lounge with internet access. In the area around the school you will fine numerous restaurants and banks and the Wi-Fi and computer lounge are available at the school seven days per week.

Accommodation

There are a number of accommodation options for trainees taking our TESOL course in Guatemala. The most popular is the home stay option but private apartments and hostels are also available. Our centre in Guatemala can arrange a home stay in La Antigua if notified in advance. This option includes a private bedroom in the home of a local family with breakfast and dinner provided seven days per week. As well as giving you an authentic taste of Guatemalan culture this option gives you plenty of opportunity to practice your Spanish language skills. Please note that home stays should be booked at least one month before the start of your course.

Other options include local hotels, hostels and private apartments. When your place on the TESOL course has been confirmed, you will receive further information regarding the accommodation options that are available to you.

Course dates

2019

  • 24 June 2019 - 19 July
  • 24 July 2019 - 20 August
  • 26 August 2019 - 20 September
  • 25 September 2019 - 15 October
  • 21 October 2019 - 15 November
  • 22 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$ 935
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.

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US$ 350
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US$ 495
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US$ 665
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4 weeks in-class course in La Antigua
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Deposits for the course must be paid directly to our administrative centre. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest ways to pay, but payments via Western Union, PayPal and bank transfer are also accepted. While there is not a deadline for making your deposit payment, courses can fill up quickly and your place on the course will only be reserved once the deposit has been paid.

    After the deposit has been paid, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Guatemala itself. The balance of your course fees is payable in cash, by credit/debit card or via PayPal and is due before your course begins. Once you have been in touch with the Guatemala centre and have made your accommodation and course package selections, an invoice will be emailed to you with additional payment instructions.

    Please read through the welcome information that will be sent to you from the Guatemala centre carefully so you are aware of what materials you will need to bring with you and what services may or may not be available at our overseas centre.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Our recommended accommodation option for the course is to stay with a local family. The home stay option provides you with an authentic experience of life in Guatemala with a friendly local family. You will have a private room in the family home and delicious meals will be served for breakfast and dinner daily. The families have all been chosen for their warmth and desire to host foreign students and are located within a 10-25 minute walk or a 5-15 minute taxi ride away from the TEFL school. The cost of this option is US$ 545.

    Our second accommodation option is a private apartment which can be rented at a cost of US$ 600 in 2015, or US$ 695 in 2016.

    Course accommodation is available starting 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$ 25 per night in 2015 or US$ 30 per night in 2016.

    Students are also welcome to arrange their own accommodation within the La Antigua area.

  • What travel documents will I need for Guatemala?

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    Visitors to Guatemala from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the European Union nations can enter the country without a visa. All visitors to Guatemala are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date and can remain in the country for 90 days.*

    * 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 Guatemalan consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    The course is run full time over a period of four weeks. The course either starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday or starts on a Wednesday and ends on a Tuesday depending on your chosen month. The first two weeks comprise of classroom based study for six hour each day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The final two weeks are focused 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 La Antigua around this if possible.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    We invite local Guatemalan students for your teaching practice. Guatemalan students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to!

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    Typically we have around 5-15 trainees. If course numbers exceed 18, the trainees are divided into two classes that are taught simultaneously. 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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    Trainees are allowed to dress casually for their lessons but the dress code for teaching practice sessions is more formal. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need to wear collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

    When packing for a trip to Guatemala you should aim to pack for both the cooler, highland climate of La Antigua as well as more tropical climates in other areas. Weather in the interior highlands and around La Antigua is spring-like with warm days and cool nights, whereas the coasts tend to be hot and humid. In all cases, you should be prepared for rain, which is common throughout Guatemala.

  • 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 Guatemala.


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