• Guatemala
    • Antigua
150 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
TEFL TEFL (Hybrid)
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
– Airport pick-up
– Program and safety orientation
– Walking tour
– Official TEFL/TESOL Certificate
– Letter of recommendation
– Lifetime job-finding assistance
– Free Tandem Conversation Program
– Free office-wide WIFI
– Free Salsa dance classes
– Free cooking classes
– Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
– Institute is open 7 days/week
– Emergency contact number 24/7
What's Included
Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
Mar 04, 2022
Mar 22, 2023
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About Program

Become a certified English teacher by earning a TEFL certification with Maximo Nivel in Antigua, Guatemala. TEFL Certification is your passport to living and working as English teacher anywhere else in the world!

The 4-week/150-hour certification program includes more than 15 hours of practical English teaching and observation of experienced teachers. Groups are small with usually 2 to 14 people.

The TEFL Program consists of 14 modules:
1. Approaches to Learning & Teaching
2. Critical ESL Techniques
3. Class Management
4. Lesson Planning
5. English Grammar Review 1
6. English Grammar Review 2
7. Teaching Grammar
8. Teaching Vocabulary
9. Teaching English with Games
10. Teaching Speaking & Writing
11. Teaching Listening & Reading
12. Assessing Learners
13. Introduction to International English Exams
14. Practical Teaching

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Program Highlights

  • Accredited certification accepted worldwide
  • Highly qualified TEFL Trainers
  • 15 hours of practical teaching and observation
  • Continuous coaching during TEFL course
  • Lifetime job-finding assistance

Program Reviews

4.98 Rating
based on 130 reviews
  • 5 rating 98.46%
  • 4 rating 1.54%
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  • Benefits 4.8
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.95
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Safety 4.85
  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Value 4.85
  • Academic Rigor 4.55
  • Job Assistance 4.9
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Charlie Miles TEFL Review Maxiomo Nivel Antigua Guatemala

I cannot recommend the TEFL course at Maximo Nivel in Antigua enough. It has been such a fantastic experience. Challenging yet fun. I have made some great friends, in the classroom and outside of the classroom. The TEFL was taught so well by our TEFL trainer Mackenzie with endless amounts of support and guidance to get us through and prepare us for the teaching world. The school is a wonderful learning environment. All the teachers are great people and offer support themselves. Definitely do it.

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TEFL Máximo Nivel

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Faultless TEFL Instructor

Mackenzie was a quality teacher. He made each lesson interesting and enjoyable but most importantly he teaches you using the TEFL teaching methods. This means that by the time you get up in front of students you have seen hours of the methods in practice. I would 100% recommend this course to anyone. All the teachers very friendly and will give you all the advice you will ever need. Maximo Nivel also provide all the resources that you will need both for the program itself and for your teaching in the future.

  • Amazing teacher
  • Fun organisation
  • All the resources for the course and for teaching in the future
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TEFL course

I am so happy that I decided to come to Antigua, Guatemala for my TEFL course. There's always a small part in each of us that's fearful of trying something new, but I can honestly say this was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The environment is incredible and my instructor left me truly feeling prepared to start teaching. He not only taught us by using the methods that we ourselves should use in the future, but he showed us that he really cares for our success by always making as much time as he could for us. I would recommend this to anyone!! If you are scared to try, don't be, because I promise it is worth it!

  • Education
  • Leaves you with lifelong experience
  • Life long friendships
  • A lot of homework (not really a con)
3 people found this review helpful.
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Best people, best place, best program!

I had the pleasure of spending one month in Antigua, Guatemala getting TEFL certified through Maximo Nivel. I joined the program having no previous experience and left the course confident in my abilities.

Thank you, Mackenzie for being such a wonderful TEFL instructor. Mackenzie provided timely feedback, quality support, and professional insight.

I definitely would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in TEFL as this is the best place to be with the best training. Thank you so much!

  • 24/7 support and assistance through Maximo Nivel
  • Incredible staff and teaching opportunities
  • Lots of great restaurants and places to explore
  • Antigua is expensive
3 people found this review helpful.
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Best thing ever!

Mackenzie is the best TEFL instructor you could ask for with a course like this. He has been an English teacher and lived in Latin America so he has a ton of experience when it comes to the course. Even with a large group of students he managed to make time for all of us to make sure we had everything we needed to succeed. Not only did he give us all the techniques we needed to teach English but he also gave us several resources for job finding and offered his own personal support and connections. Getting to actually get up and teach the students before even being certified was an incredible experience and helped us learn how to do it with support before doing it on our own. Overall an amazing course and instructor! I highly highly reccomend!

  • Lifetime job finding assistance
  • An actual certification for a resume
  • A week of practical teaching experience
5 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic and Flexible

I had to change last minute to the program in Guatemala due to the political unrest in the Peru location. They made this process so incredibly easy. Once I got to Guatemala, the class was really well structured and we got to see how to use ESL teaching techniques first hand as Mackenzie used them to teach TEFL, we then got amazing and practice and feedback during Practical Teaching Week. Overall I feel very prepared to teach English. Especially as I would have been so poorly prepared without it

  • Guatemala Program is pretty affordable
  • Teachers genuinely want to see you succeed
  • Provide the textbooks
  • Antigua is more expensive than I thought it would be
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TEFL Guatemala

Getting TEFL certified was hands down the highlight of 2022 for me! It has opened doors for me allowing me to continue teaching at Maximo in Guatemala as well as supporting my plans to travel to Indonesia this summer through online teaching :) Mackenzie was great, one of the best teachers I have had and he really supported me through the most challenging aspects of the course and made the whole experience enjoyable. He made every aspect enjoyable and fun through his teaching techniques, many of which I use in the classroom now. 10/10 would recommend!

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Questions & Answers

I'm in the states right now....but looking forward to heading to Cambodia to teach at a school there. I was teaching for Oxford Language in Guatemala since 2 weeks after my certification.