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TESOL Cusco | TESOL Peru
As a former Incan capital, the city of Cusco is steeped in the history of this lost civilisation and serves as the gateway to the famous Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Cusco is a bustling city of more than 400,000 and there is always plenty to see and do. Within the city are a number of museums, markets, cultural and historical sites which give a fascinating insight to the past and present of Peru. Outside of the city you can take a number of trekking and adventure tours to the surrounding places of interest such as Machu Picchu, Sacsaywaman, Q’oricancha, and the Sacred Valley.
Our training centre in Cusco, Peru provides the perfect atmosphere for studying towards your TESOL qualification. The centre has modern facilities with well-equipped classrooms. Teaching practice sessions take place with real English language students to ensure you receive an authentic classroom experience while honing your teaching skills. Outside of the classroom, you can spend your free time visiting the many interesting sites around the city or taking a trip to the Incan city of Machu Picchu.
If that isn’t enough to satisfy you, you can be sure that our TESOL course will give you high-quality training so that you get the most out of your time with us. Once you graduate, we will provide lifetime employment assistance to help you secure your first teaching job. Completing your TESOL training with us in Peru not only gives you the chance to experience this wonderful country first hand but also opens up teaching opportunities around the world. However, you may find that you are so taken with the beauty of Peru that you never want to leave.
Sign up for our TESOL course in Peru now and you will be learning how to teach English in one the most popular travel destinations in the world. Choosing to train in Peru does not mean that you have to stay here and teach after you graduate. Our TESOL certificates are recognised internationally and we offer lifetime employment assistance worldwide.
Our Peru training centre is located in downtown Cusco and is just a short way from the famous Plaza de Armas and across the street from a Spanish colonial church that was the site of the Q’oricancha, one of the most important Incan temples. The main TESOL classroom is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The centre also has a small café, large common areas, free Wi-Fi and a computer lounge with internet access. The computer lounge and Wi-Fi are available at the centre seven days per week. Nearby you will find plenty of banks and restaurants and other amenities.Apply Now!
Trainees on the Peru TESOL course have a number of accommodation options to choose from. These include home stays, private apartments and hostels. To secure a home stay, please contact the centre in Peru in advance and they will make the necessary arrangements. The home stay includes a private bedroom in the home of a local family in Cusco as well as breakfast and dinner served seven days per week. Home stays are a great way to experience authentic Peruvian life and culture and give you the opportunity to practice your Spanish skills on a daily basis.
We also have a list of recommended accommodation options at local hotels, hostels and private apartments. Once your place on the course has been confirmed you will receive additional information on the accommodation options to help you choose the one that best suits your needs.Apply Now!
What are my payment options?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?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. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if you want to drive in Peru.