Our TEFL course in Ecuador is in the city of Loja, the capital of Loja Province in the south of the country. Loja is a quiet and safe city known as the music and cultural capital of Ecuador because of its long history in the arts. Throughout the city are public displays of art dotted such as statures and frescoes and a thriving music scene. The colonial district is home to many example of Spanish architecture such as the beautiful Church of San Sebastian and the city gates.
Throughout the year you are sure to find some type of musical or cultural event happening in one of the city’s squares and it is truly a pleasure to walk around the cobbled streets soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the entertainment. Just a short journey outside of the city is the Podocarpus National Park, a large rain forest of over 1460 square kilometers that is home to many different species of animals and plants. The Rio Zamora and Rio Malacatos rivers run through the city and you can make use of the cycle paths that follow them.
As the only city is Ecuador with a recycling scheme, Loja is a very clean city. It is 2060 meters above sea level and the temperature ranges between 16 and 30°C. Despite its small size there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes along with organic markets selling fresh produce on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Our training center is in the same building as the language school where you will do your observed teaching practice. The school caters to children and adults and is also a Cambridge Preparation Center examiner.
Both the school and center are located in a modern three storey building with classrooms and reception on the first two floors and accommodation on the third floor. You will have access to teaching materials, computers and Wi-Fi in the building during your course.
Our trainers all have EFL experience and strong backgrounds in teaching children and adults as well as training people to be English language teachers. They will help you to learn how to be an effective teacher and you will have the opportunity to put into practice what they teach you by teaching class at the language school.
Accommodation is not included in the TEFL course fees but we have a number of recommended accommodation options to choose from. These are a room at the training center, a private room in the home of a British family or stays at a local hotel or hostel. Once you have confirmed your place we will send you more information on the options available. If you have any special requirements, please let us know.
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.
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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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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.
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.
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?Expand
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?Expand
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.