TEFL Certification in Cusco, Peru

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Become a certified English teacher by earning a TEFL certification with Maximo Nivel in Cusco, Peru. 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.

Questions & Answers

Hello! Our TEFL course is 150 hours total. This includes 100 hours in class, 6 hours observing other teachers, 6-8 hours practical teaching, 37 hours assigned reading, lesson planning, and Grammar Paper and Personal Development Paper. Please note that the course is intensive and tends to be the participants' main priority. Most students find that they dedicate the majority of their day to the...
Here's the link to the website page that breaks down housing by week and price! http://maximonivel.com/tefl-tesol/prices/
You can find all of the program dates here: http://maximonivel.com/tefl-tesol/program-dates/
The cost is $1700 but if you volunteer with the Maximo Nivel program before or after the TEFL course you can receive a $700 discount. Classes are offered once a month and start around the third week of the month.


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Zero Regrets

I have nothing but great things to say about the TEFL program through Maximo Nivel in Antigua. I should add that my original purpose for going to Antigua was to volunteer. It was after I heard several people rave about the TEFL program at Maximo that I decided to join the bandwagon and my oh my am I glad I did. Maximo's program not only provided excellent resources and support for me to develop my growth as an English teacher, but they left me feeling confident to jump into the international teaching world. They do a good job keeping the class sizes small so each student gets the individual attention he/she needs and there are many opportunities to apply what you've learned to an actual class of ESL students. The entire staff at Maximo in the Antigua location (I can't speak for Peru or Costa Rica since I haven't been there but I'm sure they're great too) treated every single TEFL student like a VIP member. While you're in your TEFL course at Maximo Nivel in Antigua, Guatemala, you'll notice that you've joined an intimate community. I wouldn't change the experience for anything.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Máximo Nivel TEFL Program in Cusco, Peru

I completed the TEFL Certificate program with Máximo Nivel in Cusco, Peru in May of 2012. It was an excellent experience for me, and Máximo is a first class organization. They were accommodating and helpful when I was new in Peru. They organized a home-stay for me and helped me find my own apartment when I was hired as a full time ESL teacher (after the TEFL Course). The TEFL trainer in Cusco is phenomenal, and you'll learn more about teaching ESL from her than you could ever imagine. I 100% recommend this program to anyone who seriously wants to be an ESL teacher. The TEFL Course is grueling, but it's fun and it's definitely worth it. Teaching ESL with Máximo has been one of the best experiences of my life.

Yes, I recommend this program


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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...