• Mexico
    • Mexico City
    • Guadalajara
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Apartment Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
There are 2 recommended TEFL course options for teaching English in Mexico:

- ITA's 4-week Full-Time TEFL Course in Guadalajara, Mexico. Tuition for this course is $1,495.
- ITA's 11-week Part-Time Online TEFL Course. Tuition for this course is $1,449.

Lifetime job search guidance is included in course tuition.
What's Included (Extra)

✔️ University-level instructors
✔️ Award-winning accredited TEFL courses
✔️ Personalized pre-enrollment guidance
✔️ All courses include live practice teaching

Dec 26, 2022
Jun 12, 2018
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About Program

By earning your accredited TEFL certification with International TEFL Academy (ITA), you can teach English online, in Mexico, and in 80+ countries worldwide.

Boasting broad cultural and natural diversity, Mexico offers one of the largest job markets for TEFL Certified English teachers. Mexico is also an ideal choice for first-year teachers and for those looking to improve their Spanish language skills.

A solid hourly wage affords English teachers in Mexico the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. While English teachers are not required to have a 4-year university degree to teach in Mexico, an accredited TEFL certification is essential to teach English in Mexico.

We’ve helped more than 40,000 people get TEFL certified & experience the world. Join the movement, get TEFL certified, make a difference, and earn some money along the way.

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Why is International TEFL Academy the Right Choice?

  • One-on-One Pre-Enrollment Guidance: What TEFL class is best for teaching English in Mexico? Is Mexico the right country choice for me? How much money do I need to bring with me to Mexico & what kind of visa do I need? Your personal ITA Advisor will help you navigate these questions about TEFL certification & teaching English abroad in Mexico, including detailed information about English teaching jobs in popular cities like Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, Juarez, Puerto Vallarta.
  • Professional TEFL Certification Courses: We offer accredited TEFL certification courses online (11 weeks online) and in-person (4 weeks) in 25 locations worldwide, including in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Ciudad Guzmán. All of these classes would qualify you to teach English in Mexico. Every ITA TEFL class exceeds international professional standards for instructor qualifications, accredited curriculum, and student teaching hours.
  • We Have Been in YOUR shoes: Everyone on the ITA staff has extensive international experience. Travel is in our blood. It’s our passion to help people realize how realistic this dream of living & working abroad can be. We all appreciate the challenges & rewards of living, traveling, and working abroad.
  • One-on-One Job Search Guidance for Teaching English in Mexico: How do I actually find a teaching job in Puerto Vallarta or Puebla? Once enrolled in any ITA TEFL class, you’ll work with our team of expert Student Affairs advisors to help you prepare for your job search in Mexico. Enjoy access to the most comprehensive job resources & guidance on the planet to help you navigate international job markets across Mexico, Latin America, and in 80 countries worldwide.
  • Access to ITA Worldwide Alumni Network: Don’t know anyone in Mexico? No problem! Mexico has a tight-knit group of ITA alumni and you’ll be able to connect with some fellow teachers before you head abroad. As an ITA alumni you have exclusive opportunities to network, connect, and correspond with our 20,000 ITA alumni teaching English across the globe. This is a great way to meet friends before you leave for Latin America & get all of your questions answered by current ITA alumni on the ground abroad in Mexico!

How Do I Get Started?

Contact International TEFL Academy for your starter brochure or call us directly at 773-634-9900 & start working with your personal Admission Advisors. Your advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your all of your questions, go over your options & set up your game plan to see the world. Your advisor will be happy to speak with you as many times as you need to go over job markets, hiring requirements, TEFL course options & much more.

Your journey begins now so let’s get in touch & let’s get started!

Program Reviews

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  • Benefits 5
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  • Fun 5
  • Facilities 5
  • Safety 5
  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Value 5
  • Academic Rigor 3.4
  • Job Assistance 3.8
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Yes, I recommend this program


I really enjoy the support I receive from everyone at ITA! From the beginning to now, they have always been willing and happy to answer every question I have had. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The class is interesting, but not terribly challenging. It is easy to manage while working, student teaching, or going to school. The ITA also provides many other resources available to students that I find really useful. They include information about regions/countries, culture, and lifestyle that are accurate and can help students make important decisions.

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88 people found this review helpful.
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ITA TEFL Certification in Guadalajara (Mexico)

ITA's TEFL program in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is great! The partner school, ITTO, that runs the TEFL Certification course really gives you all of the tools you need to go above and beyond in the TEFL world. The course is intense, don't get me wrong, but it is so worth the long days and somewhat sleepless nights. You really have to work hard- it's 4 weeks of early mornings and late nights, occasional weekend work, homework, lesson plans, student work, a little bit of tears (stress), and tons of laughter. My favorite part of the program was going over to the English language school around the corner for the teaching practicum everyday. Having the privilege of working with students throughout the certification process is something that I am so grateful for. Your fellow TEFL classmates become your family for that month- you eat most meals together, lesson plan together, bounce ideas off each other, and help each other through everything the 4 weeks throw at you. At the end of the 4-week intensive course, you get out there and the job search begins. You not only have ITTO's help, but you also have full access to guidance from ITA- that's double the opportunity to land a job. I highly recommend the program to anyone who is interested!

72 people found this review helpful.
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Guadalajara TEFL Course

The TEFL course in Guadalajara was an excellent choice for me. The city is amazing and full of opportunities to teach English. The course was challenging enough to adequately prepare me for teaching but also left plenty of free time and energy to explore the city and its surroundings. I really enjoyed the small class size and the staff were very accommodating and attentive. Our teaching practice at the partner school was great for feeling more comfortable in front of a classroom. After completing this course I felt prepared to teach and have stayed in Guadalajara teaching since.

84 people found this review helpful.
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TEFL certification in Guadalajara, México

My experience getting certified in Guadalajara greatly exceeded my expectations. It is a city oozing with charm, friendly people, rich Mexican culture, and still the benefits of a larger city. The staff at this location made us feel like a family throughout the whole month of the course. I never felt like i wasn't recieving the support or attention that i needed to succeed. It was the perfect balance of a friendly yet proffesional environment. We got to teach lesson plans that we made in class to actual students at the language school right across the street.
I felt extremely prepared to start teaching with real life practice, feedback, guidance, knowledge of methods, focused grammar training, a portfolio of my lesson plans and a CV for teaching that was created with proffesional guidance. Anyone looking for a super affordable country to get your TEFL certification that also offers a lively, cultural city experience should consider Guadalajara, México.

What would you improve about this program?
host family placements closer to the school.
87 people found this review helpful.
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Guadalajara ITA TEFL Course

I LOVED my Guadalajara, Mexico TEFL course. The course was challenging enough that it prompted me to learn a lot, study, and work hard. It did not feel gratuitously difficult, or like busy work though. My instructor was very sweet, helpful, and really cared about and supported her students. I enjoyed the small class sizes, and the regular practice class with feedback. This program really shaped and refined my teaching skills, confidence, and classroom management. I am very happy with the results of the program, and would recommend it to anyone!

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

I Laughed, I Cried, I Cursed, I Graduated

What good is an ESL Diploma if you do not have a Bachelor's Degree and are over 50?
Did you know the following sentence is grammatically correct?
He said that, "that 'that' that that" man used was wrong.

How are these two questions related? First there are many opportunities being over 50 with an ESL Diploma and no Degree. I have taught in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and am packing my bags for China. Second, you start remembering grammar rules but now you find them exciting (which I still find odd in my world). You also now know why you should have paid more attention to your high school English teacher. He said that, "that 'that' that that" man used was wrong is a grammatically correct sentence and I now know why. Come on! Mrs. Phillips would be very proud if I had not been chased from her class oh so long ago, but that is a story for another day.

These two outstanding realizations came to fruition as a result of time well spent with the International TEFL Academy in Leon Nicaragua. What easily could have been a minefield of challenges, Heather, Carmen and Jon took me by the hand and led me with great methods of understanding. As I do have the attention span of a goldfish never did their professionalism or skills waver. If I did not understand there was always a new patient way to show me which as it turned out I was actually showing myself.

The environment was inviting and the teaching observers, Luis, Amanda and Anna were genuinely excited to be a part of the teaching process. Post practicum (a word we all learned to fear) feedback was genuine, both positive and "needs improvement", which I respected. We had the resources and hot coffee to get through the never ending supply of assignments, projects, lesson planning, online quizzes and Thursday Night Salsa. Toss in a bit of Volcano Boarding, a few trips to the Beach and the views from the Cathedral and you have the ability to have a life changing experience.

Put your head down and pin your ears back for 4 weeks. You can do this but you must be ready to do the work! You will get all the tools and support you need to succeed. Now it's up to you.

82 people found this review helpful.

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