By joining our TEFL course in Peru you are choosing to study in one of the most fascinating cities in South America. Cusco is the historic capital of the Incan Empire and a gateway to exploring the history of the wider region. Many people find teaching English in Peru to be a truly rewarding experience and our TEFL course in Cusco is increasingly popular. Once you have graduated, we will provide you with lifetime job placement guidance helping you to find work in Peru or wherever else you choose to move onto.
The city of Cusco is Peru’s premier tourist destination and has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It serves as a jumping off point for those wishing to visit Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and other historical sites in the region. There are a number of day and weekend trips you can take to surrounding points of interest such as local villages and the archaeological sites of Sacsaywaman, Q’oricancha, and the Sacred Valley. Cusco is also home to many fascinating sites itself with a large number of museums, markets, ruins and buildings dating from the Incan and Spanish colonial times.
By signing up for our TEFL course in Cusco, Peru you can be sure that you will receive high quality teacher training in well-equipped classrooms with real English language students. The training centre has modern facilities and provides the perfect environment for studying to become a teacher. Outside of the classroom there is plenty to occupy your free time including hiking through the beautiful Sacred Valley and visiting the famous Incan city of Machu Picchu.
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Our training centre is located in downtown Cusco, and is just a couple of blocks from the Plaza de Armas, the site of many important events in the history of the Incan and Spanish empires. Across the street from the school is the site of the Q’oricancha, the most important temple in the Incan empire, which is now home to a Spanish colonial church. Inside the training centre you will find the main TEFL classroom to be well-equipped as well as spacious and comfortable. There is a small café, large common areas, free Wi-Fi and a computer lounge with internet access. The computer lounge and Wi-Fi are available at the school seven days per week. You will also find several banks and restaurants in the area around the training centre.
There are a number of accommodation options for trainees on our peru TEFL course, these include home stays, private apartments and hostels. Our centre in Peru can arrange home stay accommodation if it is notified in advance. This option includes a private bedroom in the home of a local family in Cusco with breakfast and dinner provided seven days per week. As well as giving you the chance to practice your Spanish skills, this option provides an authentic experience of Peruvian life and culture. Due to the popularity of this option it should be secured at least one month before the start date of your course.
We also have a list of recommended accommodation options at hotels, hostels and private apartments. Further information on the accommodation options available will be sent to you once your place on the course has been confirmed.
- 14 February 2022 - 11 March
- 16 March 2022 - 12 April
- 18 April 2022 - 13 May
- 18 May 2022 - 14 June
- 20 June 2022 - 15 July
- 20 July 2022 - 16 August
- 22 August 2022 - 16 September
- 19 September 2022 - 14 October
- 19 October 2022 - 15 November
- 21 November 2022 - 16 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.
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
The deposit for the course must be paid to our administrative centre. The fastest and cheapest way to do this is by credit/debit card, but payments via Western Union, PayPal and bank transfer are also acceptable. While there are no deadlines for making a deposit, places can fill up quickly and your seat on the course will only be reserved once the deposit payment has been made.
Once the deposit has been paid, you will receive an information packet via email with detailed information about the course in Peru.
The balance of the course fees is payable in cash, by credit/debit card or via PayPal. The balance is due before the start of your course. Once you have contacted the Peru centre and made your accommodation and course package selections, you will be emailed an invoice outlining additional payment instructions. Please ensure that you read the welcome information that you will receive from the Peru centre so that you are aware of the materials you will be required to bring for the course and what services are available at our overseas centre.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Staying with a local family is our recommended accommodation option for trainees during their time on the Peru TEFL course. The home stay option is designed to give trainees an authentic taste of life in Peru in a family atmosphere. Students will be provided with a private room in the home of a local family and receive traditional meals for breakfast and dinner each day. All families have been chosen for their warmth and interest in hosting foreign students and are located within 10-20 minute walk or a 5-15 minute bus/taxi ride away from the TEFL school. The cost of this option is US$ 595 in 2015, or US$ 630 in 2016.
The second accommodation option is a private apartment that can be rented at a cost of US$ 450 in 2015, or US$ 495 in 2016.
Accommodation for the course is available from the day before the first day of the course through to the day after the last day of the course. If you choose to arrive before or stay after the course, you may do so based on availability and at an extra cost of US$ 28 per night in 2015 or US$ 30 per night in 2016.
Students are also free to make their own accommodation arrangements within the Cusco area.
What travel documents will I need for Perù?Expand
Visitors to Peru from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the European Union nations can enter the country without a visa. Visitors to Peru are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date and can remain in the country 90 days. As you move through Immigrations, you can ask for a 183 day tourist visa. This is not provided automatically, but is usually granted on request.*
* 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 Peruvian consulate or embassy.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The course is full time over four weeks. The course runs from a Monday to a Friday or from a Wednesday to a Tuesday depending on the month you sign up for. The first two weeks comprise of six hours of classroom work every day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The last two weeks of the course are spent on lesson planning and teaching practice. On the first day of your course you should arrive for orientation at 9:00 AM. At this time you will be given a detailed course timetable. On the last day of the course there will be a graduation party, so you should plan your departure from Cusco around this if possible.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Teaching practice takes place with local Peruvian students who are keen to study and are enthusiastic learners. We do not charge these students to attend classes so you can be sure that they are there because they want to be.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
Course numbers are typically around 5 – 15 trainees. If the number exceeds 18, we will divide trainees into two groups taught simultaneously. Most course participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian though the course is open to non-native speakers who have a high proficiency in English.
Is there a dress code?Expand
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. The key to packing for a trip to Peru, and Cusco more specifically, is to pack for a variety of conditions. Cusco experiences intense sun during the day and cold mountain nights that remind you that you’re at 11,200 feet/3,400 meters. For trips outside of Cusco into the Amazon Basin or to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, you should prepare for the heat and humidity there. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men will need to wear collared shirts, and women will need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men should be clean shaven or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.
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. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if you want to drive in Peru.