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Cusco TEFL Program Summary
The first 4 weeks of this program consist of face-to-face training in Cusco, Peru. This gives you a large amount of time to adapt to the country and time to apply for the jobs that you want, with the help of our TEFL team. The TEFL qualification you will receive at the end of the training is internationally recognised and rated at 150 hours.
Peru is full of culture and history. Home to the Incas, it has various sites you can visit (like the famous Machu Picchu!) and the people are warm and friendly. If you really want an adventure in a Spanish speaking South American country, with a regular income to keep that dream alive, an opportunity to teach English in Peru may be for you!
I´m currently teaching English in Cusco, Peru with my TEFL certification that I completed in March. I actually got hired while still in the course, so I would say finding a job is really easy, especially here in Cusco.
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Key Program Details
Located in Western South America, bordering Colombia and Ecuador in the north, Brazil and Bolivia in the east, and Chile in the south, Peru is a country bursting with life – quite literally! The third largest country in South America hosts a vast variety of landscapes; from mountains, to beaches, deserts and rainforests. Peru is home to an incredibly dense ecosystem of rare and wonderful plants and animals – more so than most other countries. Whilst its capital, Lima, and its Inca capital, Cusco, are bursting with life for much different reasons.
There are 2 main seasons in Peru – summer / low season from November to March, which is the country’s rainy season, especially in the highlands, and winter / high season from June through to September, its dry season and best time for festivals and highland sports.
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 Peru.
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.
Contracts are normally 6 months in length and jobs are available all year round. Most of the positions are in language centers teaching adults. It’s important to note that whilst 6 months is a minimum requirement, there is no upper limit, and so you can extend your contract upon mutual agreement, or seek another position.
Contract lengths are for around 6 months or more. Salaries vary, but are around the equivalent of 460 US dollars per month, which is about how much it costs for living costs but there is a chance to save some money if you budget well. For a clearer idea of costs, one of our teachers, Megan, wrote a Peru Salary vs. Livings Costs Guide for you.
Anyone can come on this course and teach English in Peru. In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know those who are native English speaking with a bachelors degree (in any subject) secure jobs within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter.
Those who are not native English speaking or do not hold a degree can also attend this course and for job placement we advise them to be as flexible as possible as to salary and location. Native English speaking teachers are preferred in Peru, but many employers will accept people not in this category as long as they are fluent in English. Non-native English speakers may have to wait a little longer to get a job in their desired location.
Accommodation costs during training are from 650 USD for 4 weeks. You have the option of living with home stay family or shared apartment for the duration of the course. Our home stay families are carefully vetted, meaning you don't need to worry about who you stay with.
Staying with an Peruvian family is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture – especially if you want to improve your Spanish.
After training and when you are in your teaching job, accommodation is much cheaper, at around 120 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 $1600 US dollars. This gives you a 4-week long, fully accredited TEFL training certificate in Cusco, meaning you can teach English and get paid anywhere in the world, as well as job assistance from our team in Cusco 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 $550 US dollars is due when you book the program. The final installment of $1050 US dollars is due no less than 30 days before your course start date. Please note there is an additional charge of $135 US dollars for required textbooks for Peru.
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 24th September - Friday 19th October (Places filling up fast)
Monday 22nd October - Friday 16th November (Places filling up fast)
Wednesday 21st November - Tuesday 18th December (Places filling up fast)
Monday 21st January - Friday 15th February (Spaces available)
Monday 18th February - Friday 15th March (Spaces available)
Wednesday 20th March - Tuesday 16th April (Spaces available)
Monday 22nd April - Friday 17th May (Spaces available)
Wednesday 22nd May - Tuesday 18th June (Spaces available)
Monday 24th June - Friday 19th July (Spaces available)
Wednesday 24th July - Tuesday 20th August (Spaces available)
Monday 26th August - Friday 20th September (Spaces available)
Wednesday 25th September - Tuesday 15th October (Spaces available)
Monday 21st October - Friday 15th November (Spaces available)
Wednesday 20th November - Tuesday 17th 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.
The TEFL course was absolutely amazing. After the course I felt super confident, and able to walk into a classroom and teach English. The course is definitely worthwhile and a great investment.
TEFL Teacher Peru
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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