ITTT's TEFL training course in Colombia is located in Chía "The Moon City," a municipality located 20 minutes by car or bus from Bogotá. Bogotá is the capital and the most important city of Colombia and its natural charm makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latin America. It is the city that most represents life in Colombia with good coffee, Latin rhythms and buildings from the colonial past. Located in the heart of the South American continent, Colombia is a fascinating country full of historical and cultural heritage along with beautiful landscapes.
The country has 53 natural parks and protected areas, along with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean providing over 300 beaches to suit any preference. Colombia is an amazing place to visit, live, and work. Chía offers the same comforts of the city, but away from noise and pollution and surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Along with the warm and welcoming hospitality of the Colombian people, beautiful landscapes, tropical climate, and unique Latin culture, it is not surprising that our TEFL course in Colombia is a popular place to complete your TEFL training and earn an internationally recognized teaching certificate.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our TEFL training center in Colombia is located in the municipality of Chía, just 20 minutes by car or bus from Bogotá, the capital of the country. The school is located in front of the main road with easy access to several shopping centers and malls, surrounded by restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and is only a 5-minute walk from Ospina Park, Old Historic Town Square, and the Historic District. The school has 12 classrooms and is fully equipped with internet, TV and video facilities, whiteboards, student and teacher resource centers, and a library with a wide range of teaching resource materials. Because the school is also a language institute with a focus on English courses for Spanish speakers and Spanish courses for foreigners, your English teaching practice will be with real Spanish speaking students so that you can experience authentic language lessons. Our TEFL trainers have extensive experience in teaching English to young people and adults. Current government plans for bilingualism in Colombia meant that the demand for teachers of English is quite high, which will allow you to get an English teaching job very easily in public or private schools, and language institute throughout the country.
We have several options for your accommodation in Chía. We offer comfortable rooms with shared bathroom, rooms with private bathrooms, hotels up to 3 stars, or stays in family homes, for those who want to immerse themselves in the culture and learn Spanish faster.
We have accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes. The price of the course includes accommodation in a comfortable private room with shared bathroom in the school’s apartment complex. These rooms are located just 10-minutes walk from the school or 5 minutes by bike (the school rents bicycles). The lodging is in a quiet, safe area and is surrounded by restaurants and supermarkets. The price of the course does not include food, but the apartment has a fully equipped kitchen for students to prepare their own meals, although there are many inexpensive restaurants surrounding the apartment and in the area.
If you have any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation, please let us know at the time of registration to ensure that we can meet your individual needs.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Chia and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does the tuition for the program include?Close
Total tuition: $ 1795.00USD
$ 600.00USD non-refundable initial deposit
$ 1195.00USD final payment. This price includes tuition, course materials, certification, lodging in shared apartment with private room and shared bathroom, transportation to and from the airport. No food or airline tickets are included.
What are the payment options?Close
Course deposit of 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, Colombia, and Chía 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.
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 is an average program day like?Close
Classes generally begin at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., you will be learning all the aspects that will make you successful in the classroom. From 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., you will be preparing to teach and preparing the corresponding materials for your students. From 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the first two weeks, you will be observing experienced teachers in real classroom environments and in the final two weeks, you will gain teaching practice by teaching real students under the supervision of experienced teachers and TEFL trainers.
How many students on average are in the program each month?Close
The maximum number of TEFL students per course will be 8 students. Most of the participants are from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and non-native speakers who have a C1 certificate of English proficiency.
What daes teaching practice involve?Close
Because the training center is also a language school, we have many local students for the teaching practice sessions. Colombian students are friendly and enthusiastic and are very motivated to learn English. There will be students from universities with a high degree of education, professionals from companies and students who want to improve their opportunities at work or who want to live or study abroad.
What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located?Close
For obvious reasons, our most popular accommodation choice is our free accommodation included in the cost of our program. You will have a private bedroom and shared bathroom, with access to shared kitchen facilities (where you can cook for yourself), shared living room, and shared dining room areas with free Internet. The apartments are a ten-minute walk from the school, in a comfortable and private place, with all the amenities an apartment in the city offers. You will have nearby shops, drugstores, stores and everything is within reach in a few minutes. There are many restaurants nearby with good Colombian food and there are also sports centers and gyms nearby.
Hotels and home stays are also available and can be arranged prior to your arrival. There are numerous 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 Colombia 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 Colombia?Close
All visitors to Colombia are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. Visitors to Colombia from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in Colombia for a maximum of 90 days with a tourist visa. If you wish to stay and work in Colombia, 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 Colombia consulate or embassy.
Is there a dress code?Close
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 flip-flop or sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are 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 do I need to bring for the course?Close
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.