TEFL Heaven Puerto Vallarta & Paid Job in Mexico

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Earn a TEFL certificate and get a guaranteed job in Mexico, sounds like TEFL Heaven!

We offer a 4 week, hands on TEFL program in the stunning city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On completion of your training you are guaranteed a job so you won't have that worry of 'will I find work'. The TEFL programs is run by our experienced team and will give you the confidence and knowledge to be able to teach on your own after only 4 weeks.

For more information or to apply simply visit our website of get in touch!

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Reviews

91%
based on 21 reviews
  • Instruction 9.1
  • Support 9
  • Value 8.4
  • Academic Rigor 7.1
  • Job Assistance 8.5
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Daniel
10/10

4 Weeks on the Beach

First of all, Puerto Vallarta is a BEAUTIFUL place worth visiting for any reason. It's the best, though, when you can visit such a place and get something tangibly beneficial out of the experience. VIA provided me with a very comfortable learning environment with down to Earth teachers and real life students to teach. All while living close to the beach and taking in the delicious food and culture of this coastal town.

The most promising part about VIA is that they are on the up and up. I got to work with Raul Gonzalez, who is an experienced, world-traveled teacher with an abundance of insight toward the career of teaching abroad. Raul is writing new textbooks for the entire program and has a vision to turn VIA into one of the best TEFL academies in the world.

I am still fresh out of the program and have not begun teaching abroad yet. Director Alan Davalos is well-connected to potential schools, particularly in Mexico, and found opportunities for my classmates before the course was even over. I, however, am interested in teaching further south in Colombia. Alan has assured me that he will work with me every step of the way to finding a good job and I am confident that we will.

How can this program be improved?
The staff understands that the best way to improve as a teacher is to teach. They throw us right in to the deep end with students and let us swim. I think this is a valid technique but most of the time, there were no experienced teachers observing to provide feedback toward what we are doing wrong/right.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Rob
9/10

Valuable Skill and Experiences

My experience with Vallarta Academy was fantastic. Raul is an instructor with a great deal of experience, and he's eager to share it. He also is willing to answer any questions, including those about scenarios, countries, and what unexpected things that you can expect in this new experience.

One thing that was extremely important to me about doing this program was the ability to get in front of actual students for real experience. That was something that would not be available with domestic and online certification courses.

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked to have seen more of a clear line between who would and would not make the cut. I think that changes could be implemented that would incentivize students to do their best and achieve greater.
Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Rob,
Thanks for your lovely comments, we'll be sure to pass those on to Raul and the team in Mexico! We'll give that feedback to the trainers also, so thank you for the information re the course.
Kind regards,
Charlie - The TEFL Heaven Team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jodie
10/10

Phenomenal School! Thanks Team PV :-)

Studying in Puerto Vallarta was an outstanding experience. The TEFL team & teachers are amazing & helped with everything we needed, my class mates were brilliant and all in a beautiful location. The course itself taught me a lot (turns out I weren't as good as English grammar as I thought!) not only to teach English but how to deal with all kinds of situations, and I developed so many skills including public speaking.
I highly recommend this school, the teachers made it a special experience to teach the locals.
Plus there is amazing taco's next door ;-)
Thank you TEFL Heaven PV!

Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Jodie,
Thanks for leaving such a lovely review! And who can resist a Taco :) We're really pleased you had a fantastic time.
Kind regards,
Charlie - The TEFL Heaven Team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrea
10/10

Great training

Yes, Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful place, but what's really special about the school is the instruction. I feel very fortunate to have had the training I did. It was full-steam-ahead from Day 1. I used to have trouble speaking in public, even in small groups. But our teacher required so much class participation and teaching practice -- the first week, we were already presenting to fellow students -- that I got over my fear in no time, and by the time I started teaching **for real** I felt completely comfortable in front of a class. Another thing I really appreciated were the personal accounts our teacher was able to share, having taught all over the world. He really helped me put things in perspective and realize what I did and didn't want to do (i.e., teach adults, not kids).
I highly recommend the training you'll get at TEFL Heaven.

Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Andrea,
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Full immersion TEFL courses do get rid of any fear or stage fright right from the off! It's great to hear you settled in well and so soon.
Kind regards,
Charlie - The TEFL Heaven Team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Marcell
10/10

The best way to learn how to teach English

I strongly recommend taking this TEFL course. It taught me extremely well how to teach English and prepare for anything that may arise in the classroom. Everyone there is very helpful. Only two weeks into my course and I already had 2 choices where to work. Plus, getting to know people from different parts of the world in such a beautiful city is beyond amazing. The course also teaches you a great deal about yourself. 5 stars all the way!

Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Marcell,
Thanks so much for reviewing the program in Puerto Vallarta. Being given job offers so quickly into the course reflects on what an amazing candidate you are! I'm really pleased you enjoyed your time with the team in Mexico.
Kind regards,
Charlie - The TEFL Heaven Team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sara
10/10

Outstanding Course!

I highly recommend the TEFL course in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This 4-week course well prepared me on classroom management and lesson planning. The staff is incredibly welcoming and helpful. I completed the course in January and after completing my certification, they assisted in finding me a job. The curriculum is outstanding and Puerto Vallarta is a great place to live and work. I could not imagine a better course!

Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Sara,
We cannot agree with you more! Puerto Vallarta really is a paradise to live and work in, and I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed training with the team in Mexico.
Kind regards,
Charlie

Yes, I recommend this program

About TEFL Heaven

Since 2007 TEFL Heaven (formerly Experience Teaching Abroad) has assisted university graduates and non-graduates to secure quality teaching placements abroad. We pride ourselves on being a fun and personable company who like to actively engage with...