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Puerto Vallarta TEFL Program Summary
Start your TEFL training and certification in Puerto Vallarta – a jewel on the Mexican pacific ocean – and then prepare to teach English in Mexico!
You will study and train in a state of the art facility within a centralized and authentic Mexican atmosphere. After you have completed your 140 hour TEFL course, we will ensure you get your dream teaching placement in Mexico. Placements could be anywhere in the country and are mostly in primary and secondary schools, working Monday to Friday.
Teaching English abroad is a rewarding experience in more ways than just a salary. You are able to experience first-hand a new and very different culture to your own, all the while making a positive contribution to the local Mexican community!
The TEFL course was great. The instructors are caring and help you with whatever it is you need. They have a great system for job placement and will put you where is best for you. I made some wonderful friends through the course, and am actually still living in Puerto Vallarta working as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher.
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Key Program Details
Mexico is one of the largest economies in the world. With jungles, deserts, bustling cities, fiesta’s and world class cuisine, this country is diverse in landscape and culture. As the Tropic of Cancer effectively divides this country into temperate and tropical zones, this creates a mega-diverse country which holds over 200,000 different species. Mexico is home to 10-12% of the worlds biodiversity.
The ‘real’ Mexico is not defined – the further you explore the more you will define for yourself. Mexico is jam packed with culture and history, it’s pre-Hispanic civilisation built some of the world’s great archaeological monuments, the capital city Mexico City is built directly over an entire ancient city. Aztec and Mayan ruins and artefacts are still being discovered to this day and are wide spread.
Puerto Vallarta is surrounded by the radiant blue Bahia de Banderas (Bay of flags) and backed by the evergreen covered jungle mountains, this city is enveloped by stunning natural scenery. This historic city has vast amounts to keep you entertained in the evenings and weekends. The cobblestoned centre is home to the ornate church Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe along with a wide range of restaurants and bars to satisfy all of your culinary needs. In addition to the bustling city centre, there is the renowned beach-side promenade dotted with contemporary sculptures, nightclubs, lounges and bars which comes alive in the evenings.
This program consists of 4 weeks TEFL training, which will be a mixture of daytime study and some evening work and assignments. TEFL trainers will make sure you have everything you need to become a confident teacher of English (TEFL) in Mexico.
Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL certificate. The TEFL certificate is externally accredited and accepted worldwide.
After gaining skills, making friends in this period is what it is all about. Spending so much time each day around the same people who are in the same situation means friendships solidify quickly. Everyone wants to support each other. It's one of the great benefits of starting your journey teaching abroad in this way.
During the TEFL training period, we give you all the tools, resources and contacts you need to secure a paid teaching job. Most jobs are secured within a few weeks after the course, and sometimes even shorter than that. A great benefit is to have our experienced in-country TEFL team at your disposal recommending good places to work, and where to avoid applying for jobs.
In Mexico, teaching jobs can be found in both language centers and schools. In language centers, you will be teaching adults, with some younger classes, depending on the employer. It's also common to travel to corporate locations and teach company staff English, as well as have private students to tutor. Jobs are all year round for language centers.
If you decide to teach in a school, the school year runs from August to June, and you could be teaching primary or secondary students.
Contract lengths are for around 6 months or more. Salaries vary, but are around the equivalent of 700 US dollars per month, and for living cost you would spend about just over half of that each month. For a clearer idea of costs, one of our teachers, Kelly, wrote a Mexico Salary vs. Livings Costs Guide for you.
Anyone can come on this course and teach English in Mexico. In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know that there is no native English speaking requirement, and you do not need to hold a bachelors degree. Jobs are normally secured within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter.
Those who are not native English speaking can also attend this course and receive job placement services - no need to worry. There is no requirement to hold a bachelors degree for this program. See more about eligibility on this page.
Accommodation costs during training are around 500 USD for 4 weeks and that is for staying in the housing provided near our training center in Puerto Vallarta.
After training and when you are in your teaching job, accommodation is much cheaper, at around 200 USD for a shared apartment. Doing the course with others helps you to make friends and it's common to share accommodation with those friends afterwards when you start your teaching jobs.
Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and places fill up fast. Mexico is a popular location for teaching English abroad, so we suggest you apply early in order to get your desired start date.
Go here to see all start dates and prices of this program.
You learn loads about teaching as well as about yourself, actually. The teachers are brilliant at the school that I teach at - and the kids are amazing!
TEFL Teacher Mexico
Immerse yourself in the Spanish language by teaching English in a S
panish-speaking country! You'll be fluent in no time!
In life, relationships matter! Your relationship with your students will be the thing you treasure the most in your time abroad.
It's easy to visit other Latin American countries when you are already on the continent, and there so many interesting ones to choose from!
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