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.
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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.
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.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Loja and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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.
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.