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Puerto Vallarta TEFL/TESOL Program Summary
Start your TEFL/ TESOL 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/ TESOL 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 from 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/ TESOL training, which will be a mixture of daytime study and some evening work and assignments. TEFL/ TESOL trainers will make sure you have everything you need to become a confident teacher of English (TEFL/ TESOL) in Mexico.
Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL/ TESOL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL/ TESOL certificate. The TEFL/ TESOL 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/ TESOL 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/ TESOL 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.
You must be a native English speaker to be eligible for this program. In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know that 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.
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.
The full price of the this program in 2018 is $1500 US dollars. This gives you a 4-week long, fully accredited TEFL / TESOL training certificate in Puerto Vallarta, meaning you can teach English and get paid anywhere in the world, as well as job assistance from our team in Puerto Vallarta and worldwide lifetime job seeking assistance from TEFL Heaven.
This is split into 2 payments - a booking deposit to secure your place (after a successful Skype / FaceTime interview), and then a final payment normally due 30 days before your selected start date.
The first installment of $750 US dollars is due when you book the program. The final installment of $750 US dollars is due no less than 30 days before your course start date. You have to pay the first installment in US dollars, so if this is different than your own currency, please see www.xe.com for current exchange rates, which change daily.
Monday 19th November-Friday 14th December (Almost full!)
Monday 7th January-Friday 1st February (Spaces available)
Monday 4th Febuary-Friday 1st March (Spaces available)
Monday 4th March-Friday 29th March (Spaces available)
Monday 1st April-Friday 26th April (Spaces available)
Monday 6th May-Friday 31st May (Spaces available)
Monday 3rd June-Friday 28th June (Spaces available)
Monday 1st July-Friday 26th July (Spaces available)
Monday 29th July-Friday 23rd August (Spaces available)
Monday 26th August-Friday 20th September (Spaces available)
Monday 23rd September-Friday 18th October (Spaces available)
Monday 21st October-Friday 15th November (Spaces available)
Monday 18th November-Friday 13th December (Spaces available)
Things to Note:
We work on a first come, first served basis, and places fill up fast. Make sure you apply early to get your desired start date.
Not all future dates are advertised. Get in touch if you want to book a date further in the future.
We advise you to arrive at least 4 days before the advertised start date to overcome jet leg and get used to the country at least somewhat before you start training.
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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