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TEFL Chiapas | TEFL Mexico

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Our TEFL course in Mexico is located within the stunning southern state of Chiapas. To the east, the state borders Guatemala and the southern coastline flanks the Pacific Ocean, while to the north and west you will find the neighbouring states of Tabasco, Veracruz and Oaxaca. The training centre is situated in the small town of Chiapa de Corzo which is a quiet, traditional town that provides an authentic Mexican experience that our trainees will never forget.

Although small in size, the town itself and the surrounding state of Chiapas has plenty to offer its visitors. Just an hour and a half up a nearby mountain you can get a welcome break from the heat in the quaint colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas. This centre of local culture is well worth a visit as you will find numerous small markets and local traders offering all manner of traditional handicrafts along the town’s cobblestone streets.

Not far from San Cristobal is the popular city of Comitán, with many cultural attractions, ancient ruins and beautiful lakes that can be easily visited over the course of a weekend. From the training centre you can also take day trips to several different waterfalls in the area such as El Chorreadero and El Chiflón, both of which offer a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere that is often welcome after your hard work in the classroom.

The nightlife is fairly relaxed in Chiapa de Corzo, although there are a few cafes and bars in town where you can enjoy a nice laid-back atmosphere after a long day of teaching. But if malls, discos, and movie theatres are what you want, they are easily reached by taking a 20-minute bus ride to the nearby city of Tuxtla Gutierrez.

TEFL Course in Chiapa de Corzo

Our training centre is conveniently located in the heart of the town, close to all the main amenities, local transport services and accommodation. We are pleased to offer our trainees the option of free accommodation for the duration of the course. Our free accommodation option consists of a home stay with a local family that includes a private bedroom and bathroom, as well as access to the family kitchen. If the home stay option isn’t for you, there is also a wide variety of hostels and hotels within the town that offer accommodation to suit most budgets and preferences.

The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.

Getting Started

The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in Mexico is to complete a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.

If you decide to enrol on our course in Mexico, it doesn’t mean you have to stay and work there. If you would like to move on after the course we can help you find a job nearly anywhere in the world. Apply today and you will be on your way to starting a new career where travelling and experiencing new cultures are just another day at the office.

*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

4 weeks in-class course in Chiapas
special price on offer from
$ 1690

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

The ITTT training centre in Chiapa de Corzo is conveniently located just two blocks from the main square, within walking distance of the home stay accommodation, restaurants, cafes and bars. Unlimited wireless internet is available at the centre for our trainees to use, although we only have a limited number of computers, so travelling with a laptop is recommended if possible.

All photocopies are supplied by the TEFL training centre, as well as full access to our resource library, which includes games, grammar books, activity books, posters, flash cards, etc.

Benefits of our program include:

  • Small class sizes with a maximum of 6 people, ensuring you receive customized and personal attention.
  • Up to 12 hours of hands-on teaching practice with adults, teenagers and primary aged children; all the experience that TEFL employers look for.
  • One-to-one, post-lesson feedback with your qualified teacher trainer.
  • Exposure to authentic language learning environments and classroom scenarios from day one, as well as teaching practice within the first week.
  • High-quality certification that is recognized by employers worldwide.
  • Included in the course fee, in addition to tuition, are:
  • Free home stay accommodation with a local family.
  • All support materials (handbooks, handouts etc.).
  • You will also be providing a valuable service to the local community by giving local children the opportunity to access English language tuition.

*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.


Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Trainees at our Mexico TEFL centre will have the opportunity to stay for free with a local family for the duration of their course by choosing our complimentary home stay accommodation option. All our home stay families are located within walking distance of the TEFL training centre and provide private bedrooms and bathrooms. Meals and laundry services are not included, although you will be able to cook for yourself using the family kitchen. Internet access is also available for a small fee of 250 pesos for the month.

All our host families have been pre-screened and interviewed to ensure they can provide a comfortable stay for our trainees. All home stay facilities have been visited by our centre’s staff and are regularly inspected to maintain a high standard. This may well be your first experience in a home stay situation, but you can be sure that all our families are friendly and eager to make you feel at home.

Alternatively, if you would be more comfortable in a hotel or a hostel during your TEFL course, we can arrange your stay prior to your arrival. There are a variety of hostels and hotels in the area with varying prices so you should be able to find something to suit your personal preferences. Once again, all our hotel and hostel options are located within walking distance of the training centre.

*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Course dates

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

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*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Course fees

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

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 1090
to be paid on arrival

Special offer: course fees now include five hours of free Spanish lessons

Accommodation Fees

We provide free home stay accommodation for all our trainees for the duration of the course. Meals and laundry services are not included and there is a small charge of 250 pesos if you require internet access.

We can also recommend local hotels and guest houses which should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival.

USD 350
(to be paid on arrival)

*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

4 weeks in-class course in Chiapas
special price on offer from
$ 1690

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, 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.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Chiapas itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    For obvious reasons, our most popular accommodation choice is our free home stay option. You will have a private bedroom and bathroom, with access to shared kitchen facilities (where you can cook for yourself) and living room areas. Internet is also available with a one off charge of 250 pesos.  

    Hostels and Guesthouses are also available (US$ 350 and up) and can be arranged prior to your arrival. There are numerous hostels and hotels in the area with varying prices.

    Your accommodation is available from 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the course begins through to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Chiapa de Corzo by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins.

  • What travel documents will I need for mexico?


    All visitors to Mexico are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date.

    Visitors to Mexico from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in Mexico for a maximum of 180 days with a tourist visa. Post course, if you wish to stay and work in Mexico your employer will assist you with obtaining a work permit.*

    * 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 Mexican consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?


    Class time is generally 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a mid morning break. Then you will return for a second session from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You will start teaching on the second day of class. By the end of the first week you will have taught your first complete one hour lessons. Between class work, teacher observation and homework you can count on being busy for about seven hours a day.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    We use local students for the trainees’ teaching practice. The class sizes vary, but rarely exceed ten, so the teaching practice is generally with small groups. The groups are also divided by age and by language level, allowing trainees to practice on a wide range of abilities.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?


    We accept ten trainees per group, if there are more than this then the group is divided to ensure maximum trainer-trainee attention. 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?


    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.