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.

Program Overview

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!

Includes a Hands-On 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

Thank you for your interest in onsite TEFL/TESOL training. Due to COVID-19, Bridge recommends that you contact one of our program advisors to learn more about dates, program availabilities, and tuition. Click here to contact an advisor. Please include the program you are interested in within the comments section.

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).

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.)

Step 3

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.

  • Requirements

    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.

  • Hiring Season

    Since most teachers will work for language institutes, positions are available just about year-round.

Kevin Mermel
International Program Advisor

Questions about the TEFL Course in Antigua?

Would you prefer to get TEFL certified online?

Bridge offers advanced-level, 100% online TEFL/TESOL certification for those who cannot attend a classroom-based program. The 150-hour Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELTOnline™) is a 12-week, interactive program with optional teaching practicum that can even be taken for university credit!

150-hour TEFL/TESOL Certification

150-hour TEFL/TESOL certification with optional teaching practicum exceeds international hiring standards for most jobs

Fully accredited by ACCET

Fully accredited by ACCET, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

earn graduate-level credit

May be taken for transferrable university credit toward a graduate certificate, master’s program, or a scholarship at our Pathway Partner universities and others

Interactive structure

Interactive structure, with cohort of international trainees

Qualified instructors

Qualified and experienced master’s-level instructors

Fully accredited by ACCET

Includes personalize job placement assistance: access to a Jobs Advisor the Bridge Job Board.

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Our most advanced online TEFL/TESOL course is a pathway to an M.A. in TESOL or related degree at these Bridge university partners:


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