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Maximo Nivel’s online TEFL course gives you the theory, the opportunity to discuss theory and practice with your TEFL Trainer, and you teach 5 hours with live English students! The online TEFL course includes 10 hours of tutoring and coaching by Zoom with your TEFL Trainer.

May 02, 2023
Jun 25, 2024
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About Program

Welcome to online learning, teaching abroad, and international travel. This is not your Mom's Online TEFL Course

Yes--you can learn to teach English at a professional level by taking a self-paced, online course with Maximo Nivel.

Other online TEFL courses simply concentrate on ESL theory—they are automated, online courses. This is known as one-way learning, because you miss the class interaction and the practical teaching component that the best TEFL courses offer. Maximo Nivel's one-on-one, personalized online TEFL training course makes you a better teacher! During the online course, you become familiar with the principles of successful ESL teaching. Your TEFL Trainer provides written and verbal feedback through the Learning Management System (LMS), email, and Zoom meetings. During the practical teaching module, your trainer observes your online teaching and provides feedback and coaching to help you improve.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

At Maximo Nivel, we deeply value diversity in all its forms. We maintain an open-minded approach, recognizing the significance of varied perspectives, intelligent discourse, and the transformative power of a positive mindset. We warmly welcome and respect individuals from all backgrounds, irrespective of politics, gender, gender identity, age, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Whether it’s volunteering, Spanish immersion, TEFL certification, international internships, university courses, or GAP year experiences, members of the LGBTQIA+ community are wholeheartedly invited to participate in our programs.


Ethical Impact

At Maximo Nivel, we work in close partnership with our local communities in Latin America to ensure that volunteer projects align with genuine local needs, fostering meaningful and relevant impact. We emphasize sustainable initiatives designed for enduring change, rather than short-term interventions. By promoting cultural sensitivity, we facilitate enriching exchanges rooted in mutual respect, and our commitment to local employment further integrates and supports the communities we serve.

Program Highlights

  • 10 hours of tutoring and coaching by Zoom with your TEFL Trainer
  • 5 hours of practical teaching
  • Accredited certification accepted worldwide
  • Teach real ESL learners!
  • Guaranteed Job Placement

Program Reviews

4.88 Rating
based on 25 reviews
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  • 4 rating 12%
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  • Benefits 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.2
  • Facilities 4.35
  • Safety 4.85
  • Instruction 4.6
  • Support 4.9
  • Value 4.3
  • Academic Rigor 3.9
  • Job Assistance 4.8
  • Content 5
  • Engagement 4.8
  • Support 4.9
  • Platform 4.55
  • Value 4.9
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Mary Dudley
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

I had a great experience with this program. Prior, I had no idea what to expect and no idea how to be an effective ESL teacher. I can now proudly say that I learned so much and feel very confident in my abilities moving forward. My advisor Sean was incredibly helpful, very friendly, and was always able to answer all of my questions. I felt very supported and encouraged. The online platform and being able to do it on my own time worked really well for me and I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I ended up taking my sweet time to complete it, so I probably would have done it a bit faster.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A rewarding experience

The online TEFL program was enlightening. You will learn how to be an effective ESL teacher; completing the program will give you great insight into your motivations and the kind of teacher you want to be. Best of all, you get to see the reward for your hard work during the practical teaching week. My TEFL trainer, Sean, was helpful and provided advice and guidance quickly after any inquiry was made—excellent service, and a rewarding experience. Based on my experience, I recommend this program to anyone seeking a TEFL certificate.

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

Great Program!

I decided to do the online TEFL courses through Maximo Nivel, while I’m still in college. The courses were still manageable during this time and also very informative. Throughout these courses, I have learned a lot and also had a great instructor who was always there if need be. Mackenzie helped me through the process and gave me helpful & supportive feedback to get me where I should be. Along with this, the practical teaching online is very rewarding and the students are very patient with you, as is the instructor. I highly recommend this course and program!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Honestly, if you’re planning to travel and want to teach abroad this is the program for you! You can take this knowledge and learn/teach from anywhere you are at in the world, which I think is pretty incredible.
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3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Solid program and great support

In the midst of a career change and a big move, I started the TEFL program. I needed to leave it for a bit, and my mentor supported me through the process of taking time and coming back. In the end, I had a great experience, completed the course and really enjoyed the teaching experience in the program. I look forward to using my certification to teach and tutor in Central America and online, as a paid teacher and volunteer. This has been one of my favorite learning experiences after several university degrees and vocational programs.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Preparing to teach online with students who don’t show their faces. After about 10 minutes of introductions, I felt like I could “see” them all and enjoyed their participation over the next week. Leaning into the Maximo “listen more than you say” model was a huge help! Students need to and love to hear themselves using a new language. They were so appreciative of the chance to speak with gentle and supportive correction.
  • My mentor was a huge support
  • The online format was easy to use and 100% fit my lifestyle
  • The teaching videos made the model clear and easy follow
  • The course requires more writing than I expected
  • I wish I was in country to do part of the course in person
  • I wish students shared themselves on video at least to get a sense of what they looked like.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I learned a lot.

I've been an English teacher for 20 years and I had never taken a TEFL course before. I decided to take Maximo Nivel's course because of all the wonderful reviews and ratings (I visited webpages that selected the best TEFL Programs and Maximo Nivel was one of them). I’d say this course is worth it. It teaches you things to help you teach, and in my case, since I did it online, this also helped me improve my discipline and perseverance. If you're a teacher like me, I can tell you, it helps you improve your technique. I also learned things that I didn't know and that was really nice. I immediately started including all the new knowledge in my classes and I liked what these new techniques and ideas were helping me achieve. Overall, I’d say go for it!

What would you improve about this program?
More practices would be great (to get better and better) and after that, a job offer :D
  • I improved my teaching
  • I learned to be more disciplined
  • You have possible job opportunities
  • Webpage could be better
  • In my opinion, the online program is mostly for people who have had some experience teaching
21 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend

I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to go into the exciting and fulfilling venture of English Teaching. I have had experience teaching English in the past, but this really helped me to strengthen my knowledge and made me a lot more competent.

What makes this course unique is the amount of support you get from their team. Everybody I spoke to was amazing and really friendly. A big shout out to Annabelle, who really helped me to increase my confidence and inspired me throughout! :)

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Teaching my first lesson online!! The nerves were quickly settled because of how nice and friendly the students were. Plus, the more I did it, the more I enjoyed it and realised how unique and fulfilling English Teaching can be.
  • -Great support from my tutor
  • -You learn a lot and the course is very practical
  • -Easily accessible
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13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Course and Staff

The Maximo Nivel online TEFL course was comprehensive and hugely informative. This course gave me all the necessary tools to teach English as a second language. The layout of the course was easy to navigate and arranged in such a way that the course work never seemed too daunting or unachievable in any way. Additionally, the support I received throughout the course was amazing. My trainer MacKenzie was always only an email away, and gave great advice during the process. I recommend this course to anyone seeking a TEFL certification.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you have a little extra money to spare, taking an in-person TEFL course is super fun and leads to meeting tons of new friends.
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  • Rigorous studying
28 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great online TEFL, followed by job opportunities.

I took up the Maximo Nivel online TEFL course after A LOT of research. It seems the online TEFL world is full of scams, and Maximo combined the reassurance of learning from an established ESL institution with a great price. They really know what they're doing from seasoned experience in the classroom, teaching the same techniques that work for them in the institute.

I know this because after completing my TEFL, I was offered a job in Cusco, Peru. It's been a fantastic opportunity to put what I learned into practice, and so I know fully well just how effective the teaching of this online course is.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing that could be improved, in my opinion, is the removal of infrequent bugs. Sometimes I would complete the content of a module, but would need to scroll back over the content for it to register as completed and allow me to move on.

That's it. That's the only thing.
  • Personal tutor was readily available to help.
  • Self-paced.
  • Well-explained and well-tested content.
  • Occasional software bugs
  • That's it.
  • No, really, that's it.
29 people found this review helpful.

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