TEFL Certification in Antigua, Guatemala

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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 12 modules:

- Learning & Teaching Theory
- Lesson Planning
- Class Management
- Critical ESL Techniques
- English Grammar I
- English Grammar II
- Teaching Grammar
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Teaching Speaking & Writing
- Teaching Listening & Reading
- Teaching English with Games
- Assessing & Testing Learners
- Introduction to international English exams: TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge

Maximo Nivel is internationally accredited and the Maximo Nivel TEFL Certificate is accepted by institutes, language schools, and universities around the world.

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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.


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A truly amazing experience that I'll never forget!

I wasn't sure about all of the hype about the "teach English in another country" on the Internet, but I decided to go for it. As it turned out, it was much more than I had hoped for. The TEFL class was amazing and the TEFL instructors couldn't have been better. The course is rather intense which helped all of the students bond like family. It was truly an amazing experience. The staff at Maximo is just as fantastic. They are there for our support and will do whatever it takes to help you succeed. During the course, we had the opportunity to give mini lessons to actual students to develop what we were taught in class. The course culminated with a practical teaching week where we took over an actual class for a week. The students here are amazing and the whole course, although a lot of work, was very fun.

I have come from other careers in the helping professions such as firefighter, paramedic, police and private security. This is the last career that I will have before retirement in about 5 years. It is a satisfying endeavor and a perfect note to end my professional life on. Although I'm close to retirement, the age group of the students in my class varied from 19 years old to 57. I would recommend not only Maximo Nivel as a school to obtain your TEFL certificate, but also teaching English as a foreign language, whether you are starting out your career or ending it like I am. Either way, there are jobs available all over the world. I have been offered several since I've been in Guatemala. A TEFL certificate is really a ticket to see the world and live in other cultures.

A truly amazing experience that I'll never forget!

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Take TEFL, I say!

Maximo Nivel's TEFL course in Guatemala was spectacular! I learned that is possible to be completely yourself while teaching. You don't have to keep a facade to seem a higher person because you're not a higher person. You're just a teacher, and what would you be without your students? A person with markers and a lot of grammar knowledge. That was something that made me very uncomfortable about teaching--that you stand at the board, everything centers around you and what you say. But, now I've been introduced to student-centered learning. I've taken a breath of fresh air. It's a beautiful thing. The students believe that you're teaching them, but really you're just guiding them. They're teaching themselves, and each other. You just gave them the opportunity and the materials. I love that. It's a beautiful way to see teaching. I learned that you can teach in so many different ways, and still be effective. In fact, the difference in teachers' teaching styles is beneficial to students. If all they see is one style, that's all they'll know, and all they'll learn.

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Máximo Nivel (Maximum Level)—The Intercultural Center of Latin America

Máximo Nivel is a family-owned, social enterprise founded in 2003. Our three intercultural centers are locally-based organizations focused on international education and cross...