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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.
Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and places fill up fast. Peru is a popular location for teaching English abroad, so we suggest you apply early in order to get your desired start date.
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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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