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Colombia's capital Bogotá is a very special city.

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TEFL Bogotà | TEFL Colombia

Colombia's capital Bogotá is a very special city. Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,640 meters, it is one of the highest capital cities in the world and is home to people from every corner of Colombia. Bogotá serves as the vibrant centre of a variety of Colombian cultures as well as those of other South American countries.

You will always find something exciting to do in Bogotá, whether it’s enjoying the local culture in the cobbled streets of the historic downtown of La Candelaria, or heading out to the areas around the city to experience the country’s beautiful views and diverse flora and fauna. The city has restaurants, clubs, cafes and bars dotted amongst old houses, churches and convents dating back 300 hundred years. Bogotá also has numerous parks which play host to a variety of events such as concerts, plays, film showings and much more.

La Candelaria itself is home to several attractions you’ll not want to miss including Calle del Embudo; a cobblestoned street lined with brightly colored buildings decorated in street art or graffiti. Calle del Embudo leads to Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo where it is thought Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded the city in 1538. Other attractions in La Candelaria include the Botero Museum, Colón Theater and Gold Museum. Zona Rosa is the nightlife centre of Bogotá where you will find a number of nightclubs as well as pubs serving craft beer and upscale restaurants. It is the most tourist-centered part of the city with plenty to see and do for international travelers.

Bogotá is home to a thriving expat and ESL community. There are many events for expats (Gringo Tuesday), and English speakers (Dame Tú Lengua), or people trying to learn English going on regularly. These events are good places to find long lasting friendships to accompany you for all future endeavors here in beautiful Bogotá, Colombia!

Take our TEFL course in Bogotá, Colombia and you could be teaching here in just a matter of four short weeks! Our outstanding training and quality service will ensure upon graduation, not only that doors will open for you, but that you will be well equipped to succeed in all future EFL endeavors!

The Colombia Ministry of Foreign Affairs can take up to 30 days to answer visa applications, and sometimes additional documents are requested which extends the response time. They can take three to four weeks to deal with the extra documents, which means you should allow up to two months for a Colombia visa application.

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

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Our training facilities are located close to the heart of the business and financial district. During lunch time, you will find the streets teeming with life as people rush to their favorite “menu del día” spot. That being said, there are many different attractions to enjoy in the local neighborhood including restaurants, malls, technology centers, parks, and cafes.

Our offices are equipped with all necessary amenities that you would expect a school to have. The course instructors are capable and accomplished educators who will give their very best to help you succeed. Our TEFL trainers will guide you towards your goals of being a compelling educator through an interesting and entertaining TEFL program. Throughout your course, you will be introduced to a range of topics including teaching methodologies, classroom management, English grammar, lesson planning and more.


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. 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 need to take this option and are free to arrange your own accommodation if you so wish. In this case we would be more than happy to provide advice and information to help you find something suitable.

Course dates


  • 29 July - 27 August 2024
  • 2 September - 27 September 2024
  • 7 October - 5 November 2024
  • 18 November - 13 December 2024


  • 6 February - 7 March 2025
  • 28 April - 26 May 2025
  • 9 June - 8 July 2025
  • 4 August - 2 September 2025
  • 6 October - 4 November 2025
  • 18 November - 16 December 2025

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.


USD 600
to be paid in advance
USD 990
to be paid on arrival

Accommodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

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.

Starting from
USD 750
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Bogotà
special price on offer from
$ 1590

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I make my deposit and final payment?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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).