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Our Ecuador TEFL training center is located in the south of the country in the peaceful and safe city of Loja. Loja, is the capital of Loja Province and is a city with a rich history in the arts. In almost every square around the city you will likely find some musical or cultural event happening and Loja is known as the Music and Culture Capital of Ecuador. Throughout the city you will find examples of public art as well as exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the city gates and the Church of San Sebastian.

Loja is not a big city but it has plenty of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops and you can spend a pleasant day wandering through the cobbled streets of the colonial district. Outside the city there is the Podocarpus National Park, a vast cloud forest covering an area of over 1460 square kilometers considered the Botanical Garden of America due to its diverse plant and animal life. It is a great place for trekking with short guided trails or longer trails for those wanting to camp.

Loja is a very clean city and is the only one in Ecuador to have a recycling program. It is also home to two universities that are in the top ten of the whole country; the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja and the Universidad Nacional de Loja. Due to its size, you are able to walk to most places but you can always take a taxi or bus if you prefer.

If you are serious about experiencing the best South America has to offer, then taking your TEFL course with us in Loja, Ecuador is the best decision you could make.

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

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Located in the same building as a working language school, our Loja training center is the ideal place to take your TEFL course. The school is also a Cambridge Preparation Center that caters to students of all ages from children to adults and is where you will complete your teaching practice sessions.

The training center is in a modern three storey building with classrooms and reception on the first two floors and accommodation on the third floor. It is well equipped with access to computers, Wi-Fi and teaching resources.

Our Ecuador TEFL trainers all have experience teaching English to young learners and adults as well as training native English teachers. They are here to support you throughout the course and will do their best to help you become an effective and confident teacher of English.

Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options available to you during your stay with us in Loja. We have accommodation on-site at the training center, in the home of a local British family and at hotels or hostels. Accommodation is not included in the price of the course but we will provide you with a list our recommended options once your place on the course has been confirmed. If you have any specific requirements or needs, please let us know and we will do our best to help.

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.

Course dates

2019

  • 25 November 2019 - 20 December

2020

  • 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

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
USD 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
USD 990
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.

from
USD 225
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Loja
special price on offer from
$ 1590

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are my payment options?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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.

    Women:

    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.

    Men:

    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?

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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.


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