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.


based on 49 reviews
  • Benefits 9.6
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 8.2
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Safety 9.8
  • Instruction 9.9
  • Support 9.9
  • Value 9.3
  • Academic Rigor 8.2
  • Job Assistance 9.8
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I highly recommend TEFL in Cusco!

TEFL in Cusco was a truly life changing experience. It gave me the practical skills and the confidence to teach English in any country no matter the local language. I found the program extremely thorough, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to change fields, or who just wants an adventure abroad. The week of practical teaching and intensive guidance on creating lesson plans left me feeling more than prepared to teach my own class.

How can this program be improved?
If I had to change one thing it would be making TEFL a little shorter. As many practical elements that the course had, it also had some filler content that I felt the course could do without. For instance, I would have preferred the last few days to have been strictly about practical teaching techniques and material. I felt that that learning about International exams, as interesting as it may be for some, was somewhat unnecessary for me.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Maximo for Me

I was really nervous when I first arrived, because I had already missed the first day due to flight mix-ups. So I walked in and there were two people in the room, my teacher and fellow student. I got to know them really well. The class was hands on from the beginning. I remember in the first few days I was up giving practice lectures on the board and I taught the macarena to some students at the end of that week (they already knew it, but the students played along). The TEFL course at Maximo was a great experience. All of the staff were extremely supportive and friendly. The night scene is a worthy one as well if you can find the time.

How can this program be improved?
the food was a bit salty, but my host nanna was so stubborn.
Yes, I recommend this program
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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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About Maximo Nivel

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...