Benefits of Onsite Certification
Take your TEFL course onsite in the country where you would like to teach and you’ll meet TEFL qualifications to teach English anywhere in the world! You'll also get lifetime TEFL job placement assistance, including guidance applying for local jobs after your course and support with future jobs, wherever your TEFL certificate takes you.
Like all the onsite TEFL certification courses we offer, the course in Antigua is 4 weeks-long, has a full-time schedule Monday through Friday, and covers the essential topics in teaching English as a foreign language. All onsite courses also include Specialized Certification in Teaching English Grammar and an observed teaching practicum with real students. You'll get the experience you need to prepare for the classroom.
Internationally Recognized Certification
Graduates of onsite teacher training programs are issued an internationally-recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate that meets the 100-hour industry standard for certification required by most language centers in Guatemala and worldwide!
TEFL/TESOL Certification with Teaching Practicum!
TEFL in Antigua, Guatemala Course Dates
Onsite TEFL Courses in Antigua fill up quickly! It is recommended you sign up for your course 30-60 days in advance to secure a space
How to Apply:
You must be 18 years old to take this course, and either a native speaker of English or a non-native English speaker with a C1 English proficiency level or higher (proof of level required prior to course acceptance).
To begin the admission process for the TEFL course in Antigua, click “Enroll” to choose your start date, complete the online application form, and pay a non-refundable deposit of USD $495.
A Bridge Admissions Advisor will then contact you to confirm your registration. (If you are not a native English speaker, you’ll be asked to verify a minimum C1 proficiency level or take the Bridge Online Language Test, prior to final acceptance.)
Once you are notified of your acceptance into the TEFL course in Antigua, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course start date.
About Antigua, Guatemala
La Antigua, or simply Antigua, is located in the central highlands of Guatemala at an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level. Characterized by Spanish colonial architecture and surrounded by volcanoes, Antigua is considered Guatemala's most popular tourist destination. The central plaza is located in the heart of the city and its tree-lined park offers plenty of benches to watch the constant bustle of locals and international visitors. TEFL trainees will enjoy exploring Antigua's shops, boutiques, and handicraft markets during their free time. The city also offers lively nightlife and traditional or modern music can be enjoyed in numerous bars and cafés.
As the gateway between Mexico and Central America, Guatemala is a portal to another world. The lush countryside is dotted with timeless architecture, cobblestone streets, archeological ruins, and impressive volcanoes. Guatemala was home to the classic Mayan civilization and the remains of this powerful empire can be seen throughout the country. English language instructor trainees based in Antigua will have plenty of opportunities to explore the best of the country, from the beautiful Lake Atitlan to the Mayan ruins of Tikal, to the relaxing beaches of the Pacific Coast.
About the TEFL Training Center
- Central Location: The center, housed in a 17th-century colonial building, is located just two blocks from the city's lively central plaza.
- Great Facilities: The center has been recently remodeled and provides first-class amenities such as wireless Internet, a computer lab, and a snack bar.
- Accommodations available near the center: Housing options are a short taxi ride or 20-minute walk away from the center. Options include host families, shared apartments, and school residences.
TEFL Jobs in Guatemala
Types of Schools
The demand for learning English is on the rise in Guatemala because of the opportunities the language creates for work. Jobs are availabe at language institutes in cities such as Antigua and Guatemala City. Expect to teach mostly adults, with a focus on tourism and international business. There may also be opportunites to teach at bilingual primary and secondary schools.
Although requirements are more flexible in this region, classroom-based TEFL certification is highly regarded. In some cases, a bachelor's degree may also be required, though not always. Positions teaching children in a K-12 setting may have additional requirements, such as specialized certification or experience with young learners.
Since most teachers will work for language institutes, positions are available just about year-round.
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