TEFL Certification Program — Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

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Get TEFL certified now and start your career as a professional English teacher. English teachers are in high demand all over the world! Maximo Nivel offers our 4-week internationally recognized TEFL Certification course every month at our institutes in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; Antigua, Guatemala; and Cusco, Peru.

The TEFL program is 4 weeks/150 hours long, including 15+ hours of practical English teaching and observation of experienced teachers.

The TEFL Certification course consists of 12 modules that provide you with an important set of competencies to effectively teach English in foreign countries, including:

- Learning and Teaching Theory
- Lesson Planning
- Class Management
- English Grammar Review, Part 1
- English Grammar Review, Part 2
- Teaching Grammar
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Teaching Speaking
- Teaching Writing
- Teaching Reading
- Teaching Listening
- Assessing Learners

Plus an introduction to international English exams (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

Travel Grants Available for a Limited Time!

Ready to work as an English teacher abroad? Register today for our award winning TEFL Certification in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru and apply for a special travel grant.

Questions & Answers

https://maximonivel.com/tefl-tesol/program-dates/ Maximo makes arrangements via phone for potential applicants & then books them wherever they want to go & depending upon program availability. T

The program fees for the TEFL program in Guatemala was around $1,350 but that was in 2013, I am not sure if prices have changed since then. As for accommodations, the school did not provide that and I lived about one mile away from the school in an apartment with 2 other teachers that I paid rent for. If you speak with the corporate team at Maximo, however, they would have recommendations on where...


based on 36 reviews
  • Benefits 9.7
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 8.9
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Safety 9.6
  • Instruction 10
  • Support 9.3
  • Value 8.7
  • Academic Rigor 9.3
  • Job Assistance 10
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TEFL Course in Antigua

I first signed up for the course thinking it was just a means to help me continue to travel and get paid while doing it. By the end of the first week though, I realized how much I truly enjoyed it. Everything you learn is relevant to what you will actually need to know once you start working. Along the way you have mini lessons, which are 20 minutes long, with real students so you can work on the techniques you are learning. For your last week you take over an existing class and teach for the full hour every day. It was great experience because your trainer is observing the class so you know exactly which areas you need to work on.

Be prepared, it is a lot of work but Maximo Nivel has a great support system and trainers who go out of their way to make sure you get as much out of the course as possible. They even help with your job search process which is super useful since applying internationally is a whole new ball game. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to get the TEFL certification!

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Travel and Teach anywhere in the world

For me Antigua was the perfect backdrop for this course. Climb a volcano over the weekend and make up a lesson plan about it for practical teaching week! Why not?

The material is intense, but I had an excellent teacher that made learning more fun than I have ever had in classroom.

You won't regret making the choice to learn at Maximo. Find Audra.. best teacher hands down.

TEFL can open doors to an unknown world of opportunities and Maximo comes highly recommended.

What would you improve about this program?
Can't think of much to change at this time.
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Maximo Nivel, Antigua

This course was amazing! I wanted to do a TEFL course, and at first I was thinking about doing one online or something in the states, but I am SO glad I chose to do this one instead. Antigua is beautiful on its own, and definitely worth visiting, but I thought it was such a perfect location to take this course as well. Also doing this through the Maximo Nivel program was amazing. They were very accommodating, professional, and I felt very comfortable with all the staff that were involved in the program. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone thinking about getting the tefl certificate.

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TEFL Certification at Maximo Nivel in Cusco, Peru

I took the TEFL certification course at Maximo Nivel in Cusco, Peru in September of 2015. I came into the course not really know what to expect. I realized pretty quickly that this was a very intense course...but I also realized all of the things I would be able to do with my TEFL certification. The course was a lot of work but was also a lot of fun. Claudia was an amazing instructor who put a lot of effort into making each day entertaining. She was available 24/7 to help us with any questions that came up, whether they were about class, Cusco, life, etc. I was really nervous going into practical teaching but I'm really glad that that was part of the course because I probably learned the most during that week. Although there were difficult times in the course, I would highly recommend it and say that it was definitely worth it in the end.

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TEFL on, my friends

Getting my TEFL/TESOL certification was not what I expected but it ended up being one of the best experiences of my life. It had been a few years since I had been in school so I was a bit intimidated. However on the first day of class, I was met by a smiley, energetic, and kind teacher. Claudia is amazing instructor and brings energy and passion to the classroom. She is a great role model and I strive to teach my classes as she teaches hers. The long class hours flew by quicker than I could have imagined. Although there was a fair amount of classwork, Claudia was always available for help and guidance. She found local jobs as well as jobs around the world that we could apply to. Claudia also promised lifetime guidance with finding teaching jobs across the world as well as write a letter of recommendation.
During the four weeks, my class got extremely close and I found many of them to be great friends. Each person brought different strengths to the classroom and I was able to learn many things from them. I am looking forward to staying in touch with my TEFL family and I cannot wait to see where my certification takes us - the possibilities are endless!

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TEFL Course Guatemala

I attended the TEFL course through Maximo Nivel July-August 2015. My course took place in La Antigua Guatemala. Not only did I fall in love with this gorgeous city, but I fell in love with the people and the culture I was surrounded by. Everything about my experience in Guatemala was absolutely incredible. Not only did I enjoy the sights and scenes, but the TEFL course as well. I was very skeptical of this course before I arrived, but it prepared me to teach English abroad more than I could have ever imagine. The course was definitely very intense, but very informative and well rounded. You would think long hours in a classroom would be terrible, but our instructor, Audra, made the course fun, interesting, and definitely worth while. I learned amazing techniques on how to teach English as a foreign language, now I feel genuinely prepared to teach abroad! I am still in awe of the amazing and impacting experience Maximo in Guatemala provided for me. I would recommend this course and place to anyone!! If you have the opportunity for this experience, do not pass it up!!!!