Teach EFL in Peru (3)

Date posted:2016-03-09 | Writer: Extreme Learning Centers | Email: [email protected]

Extreme Learning Centers, Arequipa, have openings for TEFL qualified teachers in April and May, 2016. ELC has been serving students in Peru for over a decade and in Panama for 3 years. Arequipa is the main city in the southern part of Peru. We are a 45 minutes flight from Cusco. Arequipa is a UNESCO world heritage site, with an amazingly beautiful 400+ year old city center, surrounded by 19,000 ft tall volcanoes. Our teaching team is like a family, with weekend parties, trips, hiking and sports. If you want to explore Peru and make a difference in the lives of Peruvian EFL students, apply today!

ELC serves approximately 800 students of English. The majority of our students are university students as well. Most study EFL for 2 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Class sizes vary from 4 to 15 students, with the average class size of 11. Young children have classes on Saturday mornings. Our adult classes run 18 days per month, so teachers have a break at the end of each monthly cycle. Our ownership and management team are international, with master’s degrees in education, linguistics and business management. Our curriculum is reviewed annually by an international body, in the USA, made up of 5 PhDs working in ESL.

Peru is a developing country, so the cost of living is low. That also means that our students can’t afford to pay a lot for their classes. Our pay is good for the area and you can live on your salary. Most teachers teach 3 groups, 2 hours per day, 18 days per month, plus rotating schedules for Saturday kids. Expect to earn approximately S/1500 per month (Peruvian Soles). This is about $450 to $500 USD depending on the conversion rate which goes up and down. To better understand wages here, minimum wage is approximately $1.12 USD per hour), so our teachers make more than 3 times minimum wage. We can’t pay for airfare or housing, but we do pick up all teachers at the airport, provide full orientation training, introduce you to the staff and help you in finding housing as well. We want your transition to be smooth and positive. Also, we always promote from within when we note teachers who are exceptional and who have a desire to enter management.


Native speaker of English, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate from an accredited institution (with at least 8 hours of observed student teaching practice), a bachelor’s degree in any field, willingness to commit to 6 months, an adaptive personality and an eagerness to be part of our family.


Send your resume (1 to 2 pages) along with a recent photo and a short cover letter to the email address given on the job heading for the attention of J.C. Larsen, Executive Director.

Telephone: 054-250596



Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit breaks down the various elements of pronunciation and phonology. This unit discusses whole sentences as well as individual words. This unit is challenging as a native English speaker, because we do not usually think about where the stress is in words or the intonation of sentences, but rather it is natural. However, it is important to understand it, because it needs to be taught.A good lesson plan is important for teachers, especially for inexperienced ones, to carry out their lessons. The lesson plans can serve as an aid to planning, a working document, and a record. I learned the how to write down a lesson plan and what should be included in a lesson plan. Standard lesson plan format is very helpful for me to refer to if I want to write down my own lesson plans.