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TEFL TESOL Courses in Chiapas

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Our tefl/tesol course in Mexico is based in the state of Chiapas which is bordered by Guatemala in the east, the states of Tabasco, Veracruz and Oaxaca to the north and west, as well as the Pacific Ocean in the south. ITTT’ training school is located in the small provincial town of Chiapa de Corzo. The town is a peaceful and traditional location which provides our trainees with an authentic mexican experience that will stay with them for many years to come.

Despite the town’s size, there is still Plenty to see and do in and around the local area. Just a 20 minute bus ride away you will find Tuxtla Gutierrez, the state capital. This large and modern city provides all the amenities you could need such as bars, restaurants, cinemas and plenty of shopping opportunities. The city is also home to a variety of cultural attractions including museums, galleries and other exhibitions.

Another great place to visit during your free time is the old state capital, Cristobal de las Casas. The city is situated in a beautiful mountain setting and is known as the cultural capital of the region. Here you will find a distinctive spanish atmosphere, with old colonial buildings and cobblestone streets surrounding the central plaza area. The city is also famous for its local handicraft markets and is a great place to get a taste of the local culture and to pick up a bargain or two.

Also on the must see list is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palenque. These world famous Mayan ruins Date back to the 1st century BC but were abandoned during the 8th century and gradually reclaimed by the surrounding jungle. This magnificent site remained hidden for centuries until their recent discovery and subsequent excavation.

Within easy reach of the training centre you will also find several stunning waterfalls that are well worth a visit. The town’s cultural centre also puts on regular workshops which focus on local traditions and handicrafts, these free activities are a fantastic way of getting to know the history and culture of the local people.

Travelling to our training centre in Mexico should be relatively straightforward as you will find a modern international airport in Tuxtla Gutierrez which has direct routes with many countries. Alternatively, you can fly to Mexico City from anywhere in the world and then catch an internal flight or bus connection to Tuxtla Gutierrez. As long as you have paid your course fee in advance we will be happy to provide a free pick up service from the airport or bus station in Tuxtla Gutierrez.


*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

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The School

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Our TEFL/TESOL school in Chiapa de Corzo is located near the main square and within comfortable walking distance of our accommodation options, as well as other amenities such as cafes, bars and restaurants. The school is well equipped with all you will need to successfully complete your course including Wi-Fi internet access, photocopying facilities and an extensive resource library. However, we do recommend that you bring your own laptop computer if possible, as computer access is limited.

The main features of our course include:

  • A limit of six trainees per course ensures that you always receive plenty of assistance and personal attention from our trainers.
  • As much as twelve hours of teaching practice in the classroom with all types of students including adults and young learners of various ages.
  • Constructive feedback and individual progress reports from our experienced and professional trainers.
  • A well respected TEFL/TESOL certificate that is recognised by employers in all parts of the world.

Also included in the course price:

Free home stay accommodation with a local family

All the materials you will require during your training, such as course books and handouts.


*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Accommodation

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Our training centre in Chiapa de Corzo is happy to offer our course participants free home stay accommodation for the duration of the course. Our popular home stay option includes a private bedroom and bathroom in the home of a family in the local area. All our home stay families live within a short walk of the school building and are happy for you to use the family kitchen to prepare your own meals if you wish. Our home stay option includes a cleaning service but laundry and meals are not included. Access to the internet is available for 250 pesos for the month.

We interview all our host families and regularly inspect the accommodation to ensure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Don’t worry if you have never experienced a home stay environment before because our host families are all friendly and welcoming and happy to do all they can to make you feel at home.

If the home stay option is not for you, we can also offer you a variety of hotels and hostels within the immediate area of the training centre. Once we have confirmed your place on our course we will send you the details of all the available options.

If you would like any more information regarding our accommodation options in Mexico, do not hesitate to contact us.


*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Course dates

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.



Coming soon...



We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Chiapas 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...






*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

Course fees

Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

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
+
Balance
US$ 1090
to be paid on arrival

Special offer: course fees now include five hours of free Spanish lessons

Accomodation Fees

We provide free home stay accommodation for all our trainees for the duration of the course. Meals and laundry services are not included and there is a small charge of 250 pesos if you require internet access.

You are not obliged to use our free accommodation option and are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. We can also recommend local hotels and guest houses which should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival.

Homestay
Free!
Hotel
US$ 350
(to be paid on arrival)

*Balance of course fees must be paid in advance to qualify for free homestay accommodation.

4 weeks in-class course in Chiapas
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$ 1690
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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. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, 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.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Chiapas itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    For obvious reasons, our most popular accommodation choice is our free home stay option. You will have a private bedroom and bathroom, with access to shared kitchen facilities (where you can cook for yourself) and living room areas. Internet is also available with a one off charge of 250 pesos.

     

    Hostels and Guesthouses are also available (US$ 350 and up) and can be arranged prior to your arrival. There are numerous hostels and hotels in the area with varying prices.

    Your accommodation is available from 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the course begins through to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Chiapa de Corzo by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins.

  • What travel documents will I need for mexico?

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    All visitors to Mexico are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date.

    Visitors to Mexico from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in Mexico for a maximum of 180 days with a tourist visa. Post course, if you wish to stay and work in Mexico your employer will assist you with obtaining a work permit.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Mexican consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    Class time is generally 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a mid morning break. Then you will return for a second session from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You will start teaching on the second day of class. By the end of the first week you will have taught your first complete one hour lessons. Between class work, teacher observation and homework you can count on being busy for about seven hours a day.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    We use local students for the trainees’ teaching practice. The class sizes vary, but rarely exceed ten, so the teaching practice is generally with small groups. The groups are also divided by age and by language level, allowing trainees to practice on a wide range of abilities.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    We accept ten trainees per group, if there are more than this then the group is divided to ensure maximum trainer-trainee attention. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always 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 also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.