• Mexico
    • Puerto Vallarta
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement


Starting Price
Feb 15, 2024
Feb 13, 2020
17 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Looking for a little adventure but don't want to do it on your own?

TEFL Heaven offers a 4 week TEFL program in the stunning city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Get your TEFL certificate in a paradise location surrounded by aspiring teachers!

Make new friends but also experience our hands on, face to face TEFL training which includes at least 6 practical teaching hours giving you the confidence you need before stepping in to the classroom.

Our Mexico program comes with a GUARANTEED, pre-sourced paid job within 30 days completion of the course giving you peace of mind before even leaving your home country!

Getting your TEFL Certificate means that you will be qualified to teach English anywhere in the world afterwards! You will also receive continuous support from our team including lifetime, worldwide, job assistance!

Click our link and to see how you can apply and talk to one of our Abroad Advisors!

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Program Highlights

  • Full TEFL/ TESOL Certification
  • Guaranteed, pre-sourced job placement in Mexico
  • Pre-departure guidance on visas, accommodation choices, types of work available, costs of living and salary guides, connections with previous teachers.
  • Extra paid opportunities through our Digital Marketing Consultant course
  • Continuous support from TEFL Heaven and our onsite team

Program Reviews

4.79 Rating
based on 24 reviews
  • 5 rating 87.5%
  • 4 rating 8.33%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 4.17%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Instruction 4.7
  • Support 4.65
  • Value 4.45
  • Academic Rigor 3.75
  • Job Assistance 4.45
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great classroom experience.

No complaints with the classroom experience at Vallarta International Academy. Excellent instruction and support from Alan and Fabian. The teaching practices were very helpful. Rachel and Nick gave "firm but fair" scores along with good advise on how to improve. I feel much more confident and prepared to teach after my four weeks at VIA.

What would you improve about this program?
There is definitely mixed messages from TEFL Heaven and VIA regarding what happens job-wise after completing the course. This initially led to confusion and misunderstanding. We're back on track now, though. Looking forward to finally getting started in a teaching position.
172 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience!

I loved my experience, it was great! Not only was the course engaging and challenging, but fun at the same time. I could learn a lot and made so many friends!
It’s an eye opening experience, that will change you and open so many doors for the future!
I was given all the support I needed, and found a job the week after the course ended. I am improving and learning new things every day, and enjoying the beautiful Mexican culture and lifestyle. It was also great we could do excursions together on weeekeds so we could get to know the place and enjoy beautiful Puerto Vallarta too! Our trainer was really knowledgable and really prepared us well for our future jobs. I felt really comfortable when I taught my very first class in the langauge centre where i work!
Really recommended, I would do it again!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Give 100 percent during the course, be motivated and enjoy the experience!
188 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Loving life in Mexico!

I had an incredible experience with this program! From the moment I had my interview, I felt that the company was extremely passionate about helping me find the perfect fit! The love they have for education and providing international opportunities to their participants is reflected in their work. I received regular contact via e-mail that provided me with every detail the I needed to know to help me prepare for the big move. I really appreciated receiving the names and contact information of other participants prior to leaving, as we were able to communicate with each other before we even arrive in Mexico! When I arrived, I was met by someone who picked me up from the airport and took me to our house. I was very nervous, so I really appreciated not having to arrange a ride to my house! On the way, he provided lots of details about Puerto Vallarta! The program itself was great! The teacher has a lot of really great tools and methods that helped me improve my teaching style! Not only did we have class, but we also had the opportunity to teach real students in an orphanage and at a language center. This provided me with experience, prior to applying for jobs! The school also helps prepare your resume, apply for jobs and organize interviews. I really appreciate the guidance and support I received from TEFL Heaven directly, as well as the school in Puerto Vallarta!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
One night we were walking to the beach and there was a water-way with a path that took you to the beach. As we were walked, we saw a sign that had a crocodile on it. We were all very confused. The next day, we took the same path and actually saw REAL CROCODILES in the water-way. It seems silly, but I had no idea that there were crocodiles in Puerto Vallarta and near the beach! hahah!
184 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Heaven Puerto Vallarta & Paid Job in Mexico

I never thought about obtaining my TEFL certificate in a different country so going to Mexico of all places was an unique experience within itself. TEFL Heaven made the process fairly easy and comforting. They were really responsive with any questions I had. I liked that they offered housing so I didn't have to search and find a place to stay on my own. The instructors were great and were very helpful. The content covered in class is relative and useful for any English teaching job. I loved that we got a chance to observe real classrooms and teachers and then were able to make our own lesson plans and teach real students at a real school. I believe that aspect of the course has impacted my life and my teaching style the most.

What would you improve about this program?
I believe I am prepared and I have the skills to teach an English class of young children or adults. I feel some aspects of teaching could have been elaborated more within the course. This program could also improve more on assisting its participants after they have finished the course.
183 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Puerto Vallarta

I learned a lot of new things about English language as a teacher student. I liked the fact that you did not need to be a native speaker of the language in order to to become a teacher of the language. Meeting the former teacher students from previous courses helped a lot during that one month, support from them and their friendship during the month was very valuable. Even though the course was really demanding from my point of view I would totally recommend it to everyone. With this kind of job you are able to travel and see new places and have an awesome job which will bring you joy and that excitement when you realize that your students are learning new things.

What would you improve about this program?
Better advertisement for people from Europe. Quick responses to email requieres.
176 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Experience

For several years I considered earning my TEFL certificate. Every few months, I found myself looking for programs and reading reviews. After researching, I found this program and I'm glad I did. I found this program to be a truly enjoyable experience. The school is located right on the beach in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. The housing provided was incredibly convenient and safe. I lived with three other girls in a house right across the street from the school, a bank, shops, and restaurants.

Alan (the program director) was readily available and took care of everything we asked for from housing requests to information on the course, the city, and teaching prospects. Monday through Friday we met in the classroom under the instruction of Raul. Every day in the classroom was exciting and different. Each lesson was thoughtfully planned with information relevant to teaching. Raul has years of experience teaching abroad. He is an excellent source of information (and great stories) as he has taught in several different countries.
This course requires the completion of teaching hours. The opportunity to teach English in real situations with real students, who are eager to learn, is what sets this program above the rest. Teaching was by far my favorite part of this experience.

Job support and resume assistance is extremely helpful. Upon completion of the course you earn a certificate and a professional video resume. I used Alan and Raul as references for jobs and graduate school. I also made great friends that I still stay in touch with. I recommend this program for anyone considering teaching. The experience as a whole was inspiring and I left filled with motivation and gratitude.

179 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Heaven Mexico

Fantastic course! Raul who delivers the course instruction has years and years of experience to draw upon for learning how to teach, he's taught in every form imaginable as well so is a fantastic source of advice for any doubts or worries you might have in terms of what type of teaching your going into. Alan is fantastic on the job placement side of things, really knows the market and the people to get you a good job that you want in a short space of time, he is genuinely fantastic at it and you are in great hands with the both of them. Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful city with a lot to love and overall the course is a great way to introduce yourself into the world of teaching as it provides you with so much insight into how the job is, which gives you a real confidence boost when you start teaching English out in the great unknown.

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly the best way to improve the program would be the addition of more air conditioning in the city of Puerto Vallarta, but then you cant really come to Mexico and complain about the heat.
177 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Landed in heaven

I had never been to Mexico before, or even Latin America. Most of my travels have been in Asia and around Europe. When I landed into Puerto Vallarta and saw the blue sky and palm trees, I knew I had landed in heaven.

The apartment we stayed in was a short 10 min bus from the school and easily located when using public transport! I had a pool, that was very much needed after walking around in such humidity. My course fell in rainy season, so we got used to the 4pm rain shower (the most rain I have ever encountered).

The teacher, Raul, was very engaging and kept the classes unique and fun so that it didn't feel like we were studying in a mundane way. I wont lie, the course is intense and as much as you can still have a great time exploring the city and hanging out at the beach, you need to work hard. But, it really pays off.

I feel like I learnt a lot about myself during this course, while being able to have a mini holiday at the same time. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in trying out Teaching Abroad!

What would you improve about this program?
I think that the communication prior to the course beginning could have been clearer.
The accommodation prices were a bit over-priced.
That's all.
176 people found this review helpful.

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