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Speak To Us About This Program:
(+1) 916 692 0226 (USA/ CAN)
(+44) 208 1333 885 (UK)

Cusco TEFL / TESOL 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 / TESOL team. The TEFL / TESOL 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!

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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. 

Megan Preece

​ See full review on the Go Overseas website >>>

Key Program Details

  • Fully Accredited TEFL /TESOL Certificate qualifying you to teach English anywhere in the world
  • Job placement services from our team in Cusco and a guaranteed paid work in Peru within 30 days of finishing the course 
  • Pre-departure guidance on visas, accommodation choices, types of work available, costs of living and salary guides, connections with previous teachers - everything you need to be as prepared as you can be for your paid teaching abroad experience
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    Airport pick-up with personal meet and greet to get you settled into your new location  
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    Cultural Program including a local cultural tour, Spanish language lessons, Salsa dancing classes and authentic Spanish cooking classes   
  • Lifetime worldwide job assistance from our team so you can find work in other countries after your first session teaching abroad
  • Friends come naturally on this program. There are typically 6 or more candidates on the course every month, meaning acquaintances become close friends really quickly

Peru - Home of the Incas

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.

You Will Be Fully Qualified After TEFL / TESOL Training

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 Peru.

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.

A Time to Make Friends

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.

Finding Work is Easy Through Our TEFL / TESOL Team

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.

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.

Eligibility for the Program 

You must be a native English speaker to be eligible for this course. 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.

Accommodation is Affordable on a Teaching Salary

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.


Minute Consultation CALL

With one of our travel experts to answer any questions you may have about teaching English abroad.

On the call you will discover

  • All of the teaching programs and locations available
  • Program eligibility and criteria
  • More information about the TEFL training period and types of teaching placements on offer
  • The chance to ask us any questions you have 

Program Fees

The full price of the this program in 2019 is $1700 US dollars.  This gives you a 4-week long, fully accredited TEFL / TESOL 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 $1150 US dollars is due no less than 30 days before your course start date. Please note there is an additional charge of $150 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.

Start Dates

2019 Start Dates

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)

Monday 23rd September - Friday 18th October  (Spaces available)

Monday 21st October - Friday 15th November  (Spaces available)

Wednesday 20th November - Tuesday 17th December  (Spaces available)

2020 Start Dates

Monday 20th January-Friday 14th February (Spaces available)

Wednesday 19th February -Tuesday 17th March (Spaces available)

Monday 23rd March- Friday 17th April (Spaces available)

Wednesday 22nd April- Tuesday 17th May (Spaces available)

Monday 25th May- Friday 19th June (Spaces available)

Monday 22nd June-Friday 17th July (Spaces available)

Monday 20th July- Friday 14th August  (Spaces available)

Wednesday 19th August- Tuesday 15th September (Spaces available)

Monday 21st September-Friday 16th October (Spaces available)

Wednesday 21st October -Tuesday 17th November (Spaces available)

Monday 23rd November-Friday 18th 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.

Christina Romeo

 TEFL Teacher Peru

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Useful BLOGS

5 Things I’ve Learned in Cusco, Peru – Christina Romero
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Interview with Laura Hayes, Peru Q & A
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