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.
- 7 January 2019 - 1 February
- 11 February 2019 - 1 March
- 29 April 2019 - 24 May
- 27 May 2019 - 22 June
- 24 June 2019 - 20 July
- 22 July 2019 - 16 August
- 30 September 2019 - 25 October
- 28 October 2019 - 23 November
- 25 November 2019 - 20 December
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.
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.
For further details, see the Accommodation page