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TEFL TESOL Courses in Loja

Loja is the capital of Ecuador's Loja Province and is located in the south of the country. It is a quiet, peaceful and safe city with an abundance of nostalgic charm. The cobbled streets in the colonial district lend it a quaint atmosphere and as you explore the many historical buildings in the district. Loja is also known as the Music and Cultural capital of Ecuador and is home to two major universities both of which are in the top ten of all universities in Ecuador. Loja Province nestles in the mountains and the city is in the valley below.

Throughout the city center you can find many beautiful churches and the town squares always have some musical or cultural event happening. Close by is the National Podocarpus Park, which is a massive cloud forest about a few minutes outside the city. Back in the city itself there are cycle paths that run along the Rio Zamora and Rio Malacatos Rivers that flow through Loja and free gyms in the local parks.

With a population of about 180,000 residents, Loja is small and pleasant. The temperature ranges from 16 to 30°C giving it a very comfortable climate. It is a very clean city and is the only one in Ecuador to run a recycling scheme. Although small, you will find Plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes and local shops and there are organic markets on Saturdays and Sundays. As the city is small you can walk most places but if you prefer a taxi they cost $1.25 or you can take a 30c bus ride.

If you take your tefl/tesol course in Loja with ITTT, not only will you earn an internationally recognized teaching certificate but you will also learn about the fascinating culture and history of this South american nation.

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The School

Our training center in Loja is located in the same building as a working language school and the school is where you will complete your observed teaching practice session. It is also a Cambridge Preparation Center and caters to students of all ages.

The TEFL/TESOL center and language school are both in a modern three storey building with reception and classrooms on the first two floors and accommodation on the third floor. During your course you will have access to computers, Wi-Fi and teaching resources to help you plan your lessons.

All our TEFL/TESOL course trainers have backgrounds in teaching children and adults as well as training new English teachers. Throughout your course they will offer advice and training to help you become a confident English teacher.

Accommodation

During your stay with us in Ecuador you will have a number of different choices when it comes to accommodation. These options include a room at the training center, a private room in the home of a British family or at a hostel or hotel in the city. Please note that your accommodation is not included in the course fees but we will send you a list of our recommended accommodation options once your place on the course has been confirmed.

On site: (based on availability) rooms on the top floor of the school. This is based on shared accommodation, closet, hot running water and Wi-Fi. Prices range according to room size and availability from $225-$275 per month.

Home stay: With British family. Your own private room, bathroom and internet in the home of a British family with meals included - $350 per month.

Hostel/Hotel: We can arrange options close to the school according to your budget and requirements and forward details. Prices generally start at $10 per night for the most basic private room and range upwards.

Course dates

2019

  • 25 November 2019 - 20 December

2020

  • 6 January 2020 - 31 January
  • 2 March 2020 - 27 March
  • 6 April 2020 - 1 May
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 May
  • 8 June 2020 - 3 July
  • 30 September 2020 - 2 October
  • 4 November 2020 - 29 November

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
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Balance
US$ 990
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

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US$ 225
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Loja
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$ 1590
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. The fastest and cheapest way to pay is by credit or debit card, but we also accept payments via Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    On payment of the deposit, we will send you an informational packet with detailed information about the course and Ecuador.

    The balance of the course fees is to be paid on the first day of your course.

    All course related services are included in the course fees and you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for these. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Accommodation options include onsite at the training center, hotels, homestay, and hostels. We will send you further information about our recommended accommodation options on request. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will do all that we can to help.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    On the first day of the course at 08.30 a.m. there will be an orientation where you will receive a full course schedule. The first class will follow at 8:30 a.m. A typical day starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with breaks in the morning and late afternoon, plus a lunch break.

    All course participants are expected to attend all of the training sessions on the schedule unless a medical condition or emergency makes it impossible in which case medical treatment is required. It is extremely important for trainees to be present at every Teaching Practice (TP). These sessions are difficult to organize and rescheduling is difficult which may result in an additional fee for the trainee.

  • Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?

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    You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.

    hile you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English.

    We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For most sessions at the school, there will not be a strict dress code requirement. However, the school is full of educators and professionals and we want to maintain a level of professionalism thus please dress appropriately and be mindful of others. The school is a place of work, and we would like to remind you to be respectful to those around you.

    There will be a dress requirement during the Teaching Practice (TP) sessions. During the Teaching Practice the trainees will be required to dress in business attire and follow some guidelines.

    Women:

    Shoulders must be covered. Low-cut necklines or short skirts will not be permitted. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Flip flops, Bermudas, or sandals are also not permitted.

    Men:

    Slacks or khakis must be worn, jeans are not appropriate. Either short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable so long as there is a collar. A tie is not required but if you would like to, you may. Dress shoes or loafers are required. Tennis shoes, sandals, or Bermudas, are not acceptable. Long hair should be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We strongly recommend you also bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training centre.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    Of course, you will need your passport. When you secure work you may also be asked to provide copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts.