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Located in the south of the country in the city of Loja, our Ecuador TEFL course is ideal for those wanting to earn their TEFL certificate in South America. Loja is the capital of Loja Province and is home to two major universities which are in the top ten of the whole country. It is an important center of arts and culture in Ecuador and is known as the Music and Cultural capital of the country. All over the city you can find artwork on public display as well as any number of musical and cultural events happening in the city’s squares.
Loja’s Colonial District is a lovely part of the city in which to spend a day wandering through the quaint cobbled streets exploring the many interesting building and soaking up the atmosphere. Although small, Loja has plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as shops and local markets to visit. The magnificent Podocarpus National Park is located just a few minutes away. It is a large rain forest that spreads over 1460 square kilometers and is home to wide variety of flora and fauna.
Loja is a clean city with Ecuador’s only recycling program and with average temperatures between 16 and 30°C, it has an enjoyable climate throughout the year. With a population of around 180,000 people, Loja is small and getting around on foot is manageable. However, taxis and buses are relatively cheap and are a good alternative if you prefer.
Studying with ITTT in Loja, Ecuador is one fo the best ways you can earn your TEFL certificate while exploring the fascinating culture of this wonderful country.
Our training center is located in the same building as a language school, making it the ideal place to take your TEFL course. The school is where your observed teaching practice will take place and is also a Cambridge Preparation Center catering to students of all ages from children to adults.
The TEFL center and language school are in a modern three storey building with classrooms and reception on the first two floors and accommodation on the third floor. It is well equipped with access to computers, Wi-Fi and teaching resources.
Our TEFL trainers in Loja all have plenty of experience teaching English to young learners and adults as well as training students from abroad to become successful English teachers. They will support you throughout the course and do their utmost to ensure you become an effective and confident teacher of English.Apply Now!
We have a variety of accommodation options available to you while you study with us in Loja. We have rooms available at the training center, in the home of a local British family and at hotels or hostels. Accommodation fees are not included in the price of the TEFL course but we will send you a list our recommended options once your place on the course has been confirmed. If you have any specific requirements or needs, please let us know and we will do our best to help.
On site: (based on availability) rooms on the top floor of the school. This is based on shared accommodation, closet, hot running water and Wi-Fi. Prices range according to room size and availability from $225-$275 per month.
Home stay: With British family. Your own private room, bathroom and internet in the home of a British family with meals included - $350 per month.
Hostel/Hotel: We can arrange options close to the school according to your budget and requirements and forward details. Prices generally start at $10 per night for the most basic private room and range upwards.Apply Now!
What are my payment options?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. The fastest and cheapest way to pay is by credit or debit card, but we also accept payments via Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
On payment of the deposit, we will send you an informational packet with detailed information about the course and Ecuador.
The balance of the course fees is to be paid on the first day of your course.
All course related services are included in the course fees and you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for these. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Accommodation options include onsite at the training center, hotels, homestay, and hostels. We will send you further information about our recommended accommodation options on request. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will do all that we can to help.
What is the course schedule?Expand
On the first day of the course at 08.30 a.m. there will be an orientation where you will receive a full course schedule. The first class will follow at 8:30 a.m. A typical day starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with breaks in the morning and late afternoon, plus a lunch break.
All course participants are expected to attend all of the training sessions on the schedule unless a medical condition or emergency makes it impossible in which case medical treatment is required. It is extremely important for trainees to be present at every Teaching Practice (TP). These sessions are difficult to organize and rescheduling is difficult which may result in an additional fee for the trainee.
Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?Expand
You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.
hile you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English.
We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For most sessions at the school, there will not be a strict dress code requirement. However, the school is full of educators and professionals and we want to maintain a level of professionalism thus please dress appropriately and be mindful of others. The school is a place of work, and we would like to remind you to be respectful to those around you.
There will be a dress requirement during the Teaching Practice (TP) sessions. During the Teaching Practice the trainees will be required to dress in business attire and follow some guidelines.
Shoulders must be covered. Low-cut necklines or short skirts will not be permitted. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Flip flops, Bermudas, or sandals are also not permitted.
Slacks or khakis must be worn, jeans are not appropriate. Either short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable so long as there is a collar. A tie is not required but if you would like to, you may. Dress shoes or loafers are required. Tennis shoes, sandals, or Bermudas, are not acceptable. Long hair should be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We strongly recommend you also bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training centre.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
Of course, you will need your passport. When you secure work you may also be asked to provide copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts.
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