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Begin your TEFL training in Antigua, Guatemala, before launching into a guaranteed teaching job to teach English in Guatemala!

This program is designed for people who want a supportive landing in Guatemala, making friends with like-minded people and gaining extensive knowledge. We train you in all things TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), help you with CV preparation, and assist you until you land that dream job of teaching in Guatemala. Jobs are guaranteed after the program, so we really do offer the full package!

The first 4 weeks consists of face-to-face training in Antigua, Guatemala. You have a maximum amount of time to adapt to the country and more time to apply for the jobs that you want, with the help of our team. The TEFL qualification you will receive at the end of the training is internationally recognised and rated at 150 hours.

4 weeks face-to-face TEFL training
Qualifies you to teach english abroad anywhere
Guaranteed paid teaching job after the TEFL training
Live and work in one of the most off-the-beaten-track destinations
 Start dates generally every month

paid teaching abroad programs guatemala

You will do a practical teaching module and teaching methodology module. After you complete our program, you are qualified to teach English anywhere in the world!

Contracts are normally 6 months in length and jobs are available all year round. Most of the positions are in language centres 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.

Guatemala is full of culture and history. Home to the Mayan people, it has various sites you can visit and is steeped in history. Many Mayan ruins exist in Guatemala and traditional dress and culture is common among the indigenous natives. Apply now to teach English in Guatemala!

"After trying an online course, I didn't feel quite prepared enough to go straight into teaching, so thought the internship would work better for me… having a network of mates who are all in the same boat has been invaluable. I chose to stay on another term and it just gets better and better."

− Kaye Rawlings



You will be fully qualified to teach English anywhere in the world after the program!


With this program we offer job guarantees to everyone booked. Normally jobs are secured between 0-30 days after the program, and you are assisted with both CV preparation and where to apply for jobs.

The guaranteed job is not pre-sourced and you will have to make efforts to apply for the jobs that you want, but with the support you receive from the TEFL course, you should have no worries. The job guarantee means that as long as you put in the efforts for applying for jobs, you are guaranteed that you will secure one. We guarantee that you will secure a job after the program in this manner.

You decide which jobs to apply to. Teaching positions in Guatemala have an average salary of 400 USD – 550 USD, depending on the level of employer.


Study and learn alongside people in the exact same boat as you – many of whom may become lifelong friends. Getting that kind of support is priceless!


During the training there are a number of options available for accommodation – from hostels to shared housing to host families. We can help you with all of that, so there’s no need to worry.


We will be with you from the moment your plane touches down!


That’s right – time to improve your steps as well as your twists!




Exact Start Date

The start date is the date specified above and is the first date of training in Antigua. This means you need to arrive at least 4 days before the start date of each course in order to travel to the training location and overcome any jet lag. End dates are exactly 4 weeks later and courses end on a Friday.

Not All Future Start Dates Are Advertised

If you are planning ahead and need start dates even further in the future, contact us and we will tell you all future start dates up to 2 years ahead.

Paid Teaching Jobs Start Dates?

The dates that you start teaching vary. With this program, jobs are available throughout the terms. It’s likely you will start teaching mid term in most positions. Generally teaching jobs are secured and started 0-30 days of the end date of the program. Remember, jobs are guaranteed to all degree holders on this program.

Antigua Start Dates

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22nd Jan 201819th Feb 201821st Mar 201823rd Apr 2018
23rd May 201825th Jun 201823rd Jul 201822nd Aug 2018
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6 Months Or More Paid Teaching

4 Weeks TEFL Training In Guatemala

*Required Textbooks

On this program, you are required to buy textbooks amounting to 135 USD.

Antigua Fees

LocationBooking Deposit2nd InstalmentTotal Price
Antigua450 USD1000 USD1450 USD

The total price of this program is $1450 USD. The amounts shown below in other currencies are for reference only. These figures are updated weekly.

Antigua Fees - Other currencies for reference only

CurrencyBooking Deposit2nd InstalmentTotal Price
GBP350 GBP770 GBP1120 GBP

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

− Mark Twain

"Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage."

− Paulo Coelho

"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

− Robert Frost

What Am I Paying For?

 Full TEFL Certification.
A paid teaching job guarantee.
 Accommodation assistance during training.



In recent years, Guatemala has become increasingly popular with graduates and travelers looking to explore countries off the beaten track, and those which are unlike many of the other well-known, developing travel destinations across Asia and Europe. Although we might know it as one of the best known coffee-growing countries, and the birth place of guacamole (definitely worth a mention!), Guatemala has far more going for it than just its famous exports…


On the surface, Guatemala can be best described as a country of mountains, beaches and volcanoes (and there are a few!) but its location is just as interesting as its diverse landscape: Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salavador are all border countries, as well as the Pacific Ocean to the south-west. Its central location makes it a great access point to the surrounding countries within the region and for those of you looking to tick off some famous “must-see” tourist spots across the region, Guatemala is a good place to start given its central position.

The country itself has a rich history, which is still present in the landscape and culture today. The people of Guatemala have carefully preserved their links to the Mayan civilization the country was once a part of in the 9th century – before collapsing in the 10th century. Today, Guatemala is home to some famous World Hertiage Sites sights where the ruins and remains of the old Mayan civilization can still be seen. Maya women continue to weave clothes in the style and fashion of their ancestors. The bright clothes and distinct style is popular amongst the indigenous people within the region who keep to the traditions of the Mayans – it is thought that approximately one-third of the population still live in the cool, highland villages of the mountains.

Many people believe that the name Guatemala comes from the Mayan word, “Guhatezmalh”, meaning the Mountain That Vomits Water, which denotes the name of a volcano located in the capital city of Antigua. Today it is known simply as “The Volcano of Water” – an easier name on the ear by far so we approve of this rewording!


The official language in Guatemala is Spanish – although the old Mayan language is still prevalent in certain parts of the country, amongst indigenous people in particular. Like the language, the culture is a blend of new and old, progression and tradition, which gives it its charm and character.

There are various modes of transport open to you for getting around Guatemala – walking (there are also lots of hikes you can do!), cycling, motorbike, tuk tuk or “chicken bus” – a colloquial name given to the brightly coloured buses used to get around town (don’t worry, it’s not a name to be taken literally!).

There are also plenty of markets and food is cheap (approximately 2 or 3 dollars a plate). The food you’ll encounter here, and what most Guatemalans eat, is mainly comprised of corn, rice, beans and tortillas. There are also a lot of similarities between Guatemalan and Mexican cuisine in general: meals like nachos and enchiladas are eaten regularly here so it’s unsurprising that so many tourists and travellers rave about the food in this region!


There are two seasons that you’ll need to know about in Guatemala: the low season, when there is typically more rain than usual and cooler, falls between the months of April and September. This is when there are less tourists and prices drop.

By October, the rain starts to decrease, making it a good time to travel about and hike some of the mountains and valleys in the area! Between December and May is high season, when more tourists start to arrive and the weather is clear and dry!


La Antigua, Guatemala, used to be the capital city until a large earthquake in 1773 destroyed most of the city and the Spanish moved the capital and ordered everyone to leave. Not everyone left and it bustled into a lively town of sorts.  Antigua is compact, easy to walk around, and there are many historic buildings, monuments and ruins to see.

Since Antigua is the most popular place to learn Spanish in the whole of Guatemala, you will find many Spanish schools here, and lots of foreigners.

Many people come to Antigua as a base to visit the many active volcanos that surround Antigua. It’s not uncommon for tourists to cook marshmallows with the heat that rises out of the ground of these volcanos. Lava can be readily viewed although we would caution anyone going near these places as one false move and you could lose a body part to molten rock in an instant!