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The TEFL training centre in Puerto Vallarta is part of a popular language center in the city. With two decades of experience in education, the program introduces trainees to a modern and effective approach to teaching English as a Foreign language through the Communicative Approach. Our program is fully accredited by the Mexican Department of Education making it valid worldwide. Our institution counts with hundreds of active students and thousands of TEFL alumni that have been placed in teaching positions around the world.
Finding a place to stay in Puerto Vallarta is not a difficult task. We recommend that our trainees find a housing option of their preference and budget through AirBnB. We can provide a series of recommendations and options based on the search parameters that you provide for our TEFL Advisors. Accommodation during the course can go for as long as $250 USD or as high as $800 depending on the amenities and features you opt for in your housing.
If you need accommodation, the staff in Puerto Vallarta ask for a budget and begin a search through AirBnB. They then present all viable options within your specified budget and give you the pros and cons of chosen location and venue. You decide which option accommodates you best and reserve directly through the AirBnB website.
- 8 January 2024 - 2 February
- 6 February 2024 - 1 March
- 1 April 2024 - 26 April
- 6 May 2024 - 31 May
- 3 June 2024 - 28 June
- 1 July 2024 - 26 July
- 5 August 2024 - 30 August
- 2 September 2024 - 27 September
- 1 October 2024 - 25 October
- 4 November 2024 - 29 November
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 does the tuition for the program include?Expand
Your tuition includes a four-week 140 hour program. Two excursions are also included and are scheduled upon your arrival and are attended to as part of the group of trainees joining your course state date.
How do I pay for the course?Expand
Tuition is payable with any Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX credit or debit card. Tuition must be paid in full at latest 30 days prior to your arrival.
What is the daily schedule like?Expand
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Input Session: During this time, the trainer provides the trainees with the theoretical component of the program by which the student will learn of the different teaching methodologies and English grammar form and use for delivery in the EFL classroom. This time includes a range of class activities, dynamics, and approaches which at times may include silent reading so that the trainee can formulate an opinion or critique for the next part of the activity based on the text they had read.
2:00 to 4:00 PM Guided and Independent Lesson Planning During. During this time the trainee will be putting together the lesson plans that they will require to conduct their teaching practices as well as clarify any questions that they may have with the Lesson Planning Trainer. The LP Trainer is not always the same trainer that does the morning input session, we have other trainers that assist in this task.
These two components bring our TEFL course to 120 hours. The remaining component is practicum which is composed of 10 Hours of Teaching Practices, 6 Hours of Observations, and 4 Hours of Written Assignments required to graduate.
How many students are there on average in the program?Expand
The average class size is 4 to 6 trainees per session. The maximum number of trainees per session is 8.
What are the teaching practices and students like?Expand
The teaching practices are conducted with local EFL students that come to our partner language academy to learn English. The ages of students vary but are predominantly between the ages of 16 and 40.
What is accommodation like?Expand
We recommend that accommodation be sorted through AirBnB thus you have the option of choosing a venue that tailors precisely to your needs, preferences, and budget.
What is the TEFL job market like in Mexico?Expand
English as a Foreign Language is in high demand in Mexico. Teaching positions are readily available throughout the country and during the entire year. There are peak hiring seasons at the beginning of the school year which is during the months of July and August.
How do you find a job as an English Teacher in Mexico?Expand
The best way to secure a teaching position in Mexico is by contacting schools directly since virtually all schools prefer dealing with candidates directly. A simple internet search will tell you of the schools that are around your area of interest and you can begin to contact them directly. Of course, this is a bit more complicated due to an evident language barrier when you don’t speak the local language but through our Job Placement Program we can take care of this critical process for you.
How does the job placement process work?Expand
It is very direct and simple. After almost two decades in the market, our TEFL training center has positioned itself quite well and counts with an extensive network of schools that are always looking to recruit our alumni. We will contact these employers with your CV and Job Placement resources we prepare for you so that you simply have to attend the interviews.
What is the average salary for an English teacher in Mexico?Expand
Salaries range greatly based on the candidates´ profile and background. A teacher just getting started in the field can expect to earn anywhere between $12,000 to $16,000 pesos per month. The figures rise as of that bracket depending on experience and performance.
Do schools provide accommodation for teachers?Expand
It is not common but there are some schools that provide their teachers with housing or housing assistance. Although, in most cases it is best to find a place on your own since you have full control over the features and conditions of the place you choose to stay in.
Do schools provide health insurance?Expand
Yes. All schools that legally employ their teachers offer their employees IMSS social security which is Mexico’s Universal Healthcare Program and it is 100% full coverage.
Do schools provide assistance with the work visa process?Expand
Yes. Most schools will provide you with assistance in obtaining your work visa and in some cases, they will take care of the entire process for you.
What is the teaching position like?Expand
Typically, you can expect to work a 30 to 44 hour week. This depends on the type of school you choose to work with. You can work at a Language Center, a K-12 School, or Training Center. In all cases the workload tends to be the same. The changing factor will be the students’ background and ages.
What is the typical cost of living in Puerto Vallarta?Expand
The cost of living for a single person in Puerto Vallarta is around 8,000 to 10,000 pesos per month. Of course, lifestyle choices and spending habits will greatly affect the monthly spending budget you set for yourself.
What do I do if I get sick?Expand
Visiting a local doctor is a walk in the park. Quality medical services abound in Puerto Vallarta so you will not have any difficulty walking in for a doctor consultation throughout the city.
What is public transportation like?Expand
In the city of Puerto Vallarta you will find an extensive public transportation network in the form of buses (most units are airconditioned) that can transport you throughout the city.
What documents should I bring?Expand
The only document you really need to have with you in original is your passport. All other documents such as degrees or background checks can be presented in copies or digitally.