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TEFL TESOL Courses in Guadalajara

Nestled in the heart of Mexico, Guadalajara (the second largest city in Mexico) enchants visitors with its rich cultural heritage and dynamic atmosphere. From the towering Guadalajara Cathedral to the savory delights of birria and tortas ahogadas, the city offers a diverse tapestry of experiences. Mariachi music reverberates through its streets, embodying its status as the birthplace of this iconic genre. Tranquil retreats like Parque Metropolitano contrast with the lively energy of markets such as Mercado Libertad.

As a gateway to natural wonders like the Tequila landscape, Guadalajara warmly welcomes visitors with its friendly locals and vibrant neighborhoods, including the globally recognized Colonia Americana, that was named the "coolest neighborhood in the world to visit" by Time Out magazine. Moreover, its proximity to destinations like Puerto Vallarta makes it an ideal hub for exploring Mexico's Pacific coast.

Mexico itself stands as a vibrant mosaic of culture, history, and natural beauty, beckoning travelers with its myriad attractions. Its rich cultural heritage is evident in ancient ruins like Chichen Itza and colonial towns such as Oaxaca. Culinary enthusiasts delight in its diverse cuisine, from street tacos to regional specialties. Breathtaking landscapes span from the Riviera Maya's beaches to the Copper Canyon's rugged terrain. Festivals burst with color and tradition, celebrating Mexico's vibrant cultural tapestry.

Historic landmarks like Palenque and Mexico City's cathedrals offer glimpses into the nation's storied past. Warm hospitality greets visitors at every turn, fostering memorable experiences. Adventurers find thrills in activities like surfing and zip-lining, while Tequila and Mariachi music provide cultural immersion. Guadalajara's charro culture showcases Mexico's equestrian heritage, adding to the nation's diverse offerings. From ancient ruins to modern cities, Mexico captivates travelers with its allure, leaving an indelible mark on those who journey through its landscapes.

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The School

Welcome to our training centre in Mexico, your gateway to an enriching educational journey in the heart of Guadalajara! Nestled amidst the vibrant cultural tapestry of this historic city, our training centre in Mexico stands as a beacon of excellence in teacher training. What sets us apart? It's our unwavering commitment to empowering English Teachers worldwide with cutting-edge teaching methodologies, practical training, and unparalleled support with our Lifelong Guaranteed Paid Job Placement Program. Please note that this applies to Mexico only.

We believe in the transformative power of education. Our dynamic programs not only equip aspiring teachers with the essential skills and knowledge but also foster a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and teaching philosophies. Whether you're embarking on a new career path or seeking professional development, our courses offer a unique blend of theory and hands-on experience, ensuring you're well-prepared to make a meaningful impact in the classroom.

But what truly makes our training centre in Mexico special is our vibrant community of worldwide job contacts, trainers, and graduates. From interactive workshops and cultural excursions to collaborative projects and networking opportunities, you'll be immersed in a supportive environment that nurtures growth, creativity, and lifelong learning. And with our prime location in Guadalajara, you'll have the chance to explore the city's rich heritage, vibrant arts scene, nightlife, and culinary delights, adding an extra layer of excitement to your travel experience.

Join us at our training centre in Mexico and embark on a journey of discovery, empowerment, and endless possibilities. Whether you dream of teaching English abroad, expanding your horizons, or making a difference in the lives of others, our school is the perfect place to start. Come be a part of our thriving community and let your passion for teaching ignite brighter futures around the globe!

The accredited course in Guadalajara is operated by an independent organization that issues its own certificate on completion of the course.

Accommodation

Hostel

Located just a brief stroll from our Training Center, the hostel offer private rooms. Each room comes with access to a communal kitchen and dining area, perfect for mingling with fellow guests, catching up on cable television, or simply unwinding with a cup of coffee, all while enjoying complimentary WIFI.

Prices range from 5,000 pesos to 9,000 pesos for four weeks, depending on the accommodation type. For extended stays, please inquire about rates.

Hotel: Three Stars

Conveniently situated within walking distance, the Three-star hotel boast exceptional amenities in both single and double rooms. Guests can enjoy access to a communal kitchen and dining area, lounge living room, room cleaning, and complimentary Wi-Fi in both rooms and public areas. The hotel provides a tranquil environment, ensuring a relaxing ambiance amidst the bustling city. The hotel is centrally located, offering easy access to the downtown historic area, to the globally recognized Colonia Americana (that was named the "coolest neighborhood in the world to visit" by Time Out magazine) and many other attraction sites.

Price 8,500 pesos for four weeks, varying based on accommodation type.

Furnished Apartments

Choose from a selection of furnished apartments, ranging from good to best available options. These modern one or two-bedroom apartments typically range from U.S. $550 to $1500 per month. Some feature additional amenities such as swimming pools, air conditioning, and onsite dining facilities. Please note, we do not facilitate roommate arrangements for apartments.

For personalized fee quotes based on your desired starting date, please reach out to us directly.

Homestay Experience: Immerse Yourself in Mexican Culture

Indulge in the warm embrace of a traditional Mexican family during your stay! For $400 USD per four weeks, you'll enjoy three daily meals and the comfort of a private bedroom.

This exceptional housing opportunity offers the chance to reside with one of our carefully selected host families, who have graciously welcomed our trainees for many years. Each family undergoes meticulous screening to ensure suitability for our trainees. Immerse yourself in the heart of Mexican culture, hone your Spanish language skills, and forge lasting friendships.

While Guadalajara boasts both residential and commercial districts, our privileged location in the Downtown Historic Area means host homes are not within walking distance. However, rest assured that all host families reside in safe, centrally located neighborhoods, approximately a 40-minute bus ride from our school. On the first day of classes, a member of your host family will accompany you to school and ensure a smooth daily commute.

Our homestay program offers:
  • Three daily meals, which also include a packed lunch for school.
  • Accommodation starts one day before the course begins and extends until one day after it ends. Additional nights are charged at $20 USD each, while extra weeks cost $100 USD per week.
  • Laundry facilities are available for students' personal use.

Course dates

2024

  • 1 July 2024 - 26 July
  • 29 July 2024 - 23 August
  • 26 August 2024 - 20 September
  • 23 September 2024 - 18 October
  • 21 October 2024 - 15 November
  • 19 November 2024 - 13 December

2025

  • 6 January 2025 - 31 January
  • 4 February 2025 - 28 February
  • 3 March 2025 - 28 March
  • 31 March 2025 - 2 May
  • 5 May 2025 - 30 May
  • 2 June 2025 - 27 June
  • 30 June 2025 - 25 July
  • 28 July 2025 - 22 August
  • 25 August 2025 - 19 September
  • 22 September 2025 - 17 October
  • 20 October 2025 - 14 November
  • 18 November 2025 - 12 December

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
USD 550
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
USD 945
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.

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.

Starting from
Pesos 5000
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Guadalajara
special price on offer from
$ 1495
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the admission requirements for the course?

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    Applicants must: Be aged 21 or over. (18 to 20 year olds can be considered based on an admission interview)
    Have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables the trainee to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels.
    All candidates whose first language is not English must be interviewed and take a language awareness test.
    Have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers, to successfully complete the written assignments and perform in the observed teaching practices.
    Have a positive attitude towards team work and experiential learning activities. This includes acknowledging the relevance of these in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and willingness to participate in all course dynamics.
    Have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into university.
    Please note that although it is not compulsory for applicants to possess a university degree to enroll in our program, many foreign countries prefer college/university degrees from their EFL teachers. Candidates to our TEFL program are usually college/university graduates.

  • What if I already have accommodation?

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    If you have arranged your own accommodations, we can still arrange your airport pickup to your accommodation free of charge.

  • Do I need a special visa to take the course?

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    If traveling from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Western Europe, you only need the standard tourist visa issued upon entry to Mexico.
    A 30 day visa gives you enough time to complete the course, a 60, 90 or 180 day visa can be requested instead of the 30 day.
    To obtain either one, you will only need your passport. If in doubt please contact the nearest Mexican consulate.


  • What is the course schedule?

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    The Course Timetable Monday through Friday:

    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Input sessions covering grammar, phonetics, teaching skills, and classroom management
    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch
    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guided lesson preparation time
    3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Class observation or teaching practice


  • Does the course include any teaching practice?

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    Yes. Teaching practice will take place nearly every afternoon. You will have 10 teaching classes, two conversation classes, 1 on 1 assessment classes and the opportunity to observe real EFL teachers at least 6 classes, spread as evenly as possible over the four weeks of the course.
    It is important to mention that your practices will not be done with volunteers or teaching your peers in class, but real EFL students.


  • Why do I want to take my TEFL course in Guadalajara Mexico?

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    We are conveniently located in Guadalajara Mexico, second largest city in Mexico and recognized as the most traditional Mexican city, birthplace of Mexico´s most emblematic icons: Tequila (our national drink), Mariachi music and Typical Mexican cuisine. In addition, the world-renowned Time Out magazine has named Colonia Americana in Guadalajara Mexico as the ‘Coolest Neighborhood in the World’ to visit, the Guadalajara TEFL training center is located in the historic downtown area, just a few blocks from the World’s Coolest Neighborhood by Time Out Magazine.
    In addition, In 2023 The New York Times recognized Guadalajara as one of the greatest cities to visit, calling it a “compulsory stop” in 2023.
    Guadalajara has been on a roll lately! Nominated for the Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the best positioned cities in the world, it’s being recognized alongside some of the most iconic destinations out there. Think Amsterdam, Madrid, Hamburg, Berlin, Cannes, Bruges, Brasilia, Atlanta… the list goes on!


  • What text or materials do I need to bring to the course?

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    Everything that you may need for the course and the teaching practices will be provided to you. We also have a large EFL selection of books, teaching aids and materials available for our trainees to use.
    Should you feel in need to buy teaching materials, you can easily find them in Mexico.


  • Do you provide job placement assistance?

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    Yes. The Guadalajara training center is able to guarantee graduates paid teaching positions practically in all major cities around the world. All graduates receive individual counseling and assistance with finding a teaching job. Please note that this guarantee applies to graduates of the Guadalajara course only.
    As the Guadalajara training center is part of an international organization it has contact with many schools worldwide and can often place graduates within its own network of language schools.
    The staff in Guadalajara will help with all aspects of job seeking from CV/resume construction and interview techniques to arranging job interviews.


  • Do I need any teaching experience?

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    No. the Guadalajara TEFL Certificate course includes all the teaching practice you may need to become an effective TEFL teacher, we include 10 hours of real EFL teaching experience, and more available upon request.


  • Will I be able to find work at the end of your course?

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    Yes, our trainees are usually placed within two weeks after the completion of their course; however, very often they are employed by the time the course finishes.
    Before graduation we conduct job workshops to prepare you for your job search. The job guidance is a service we offer to our graduates for a lifetime.


  • What documentation should I prepare for job hunting post-course completion?

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    Although not mandatory for all employers, it's advisable to have your degree, academic transcripts, birth certificate, and any pertinent certifications. Copies typically suffice in most instances. It's recommended to keep access to the originals readily available to avoid the need to retrieve them from home. Upon fulfilling the course requirements, you will be issued the original TEFL certificate.


  • How should I dress?

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    Most of our students prefer to dress casually during the day and dress professionally for teaching practices in the late afternoon.
    During morning sessions and lesson preparation sessions, you are welcome to dress casually, feel free to wear what makes you more comfortable You are requested to dress professionally for your teaching practices in the afternoon (Sandals, shorts, torn items, T-shirts, low collar in blouses, mini skirts, jeans, tennis shoes or sneakers are not acceptable.).
    This is a standard in the world of teaching which you are invited to follow during your teaching practices, at job interviews and as you teach in your newly acquired profession.


  • What are the Free added values for this program?

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    • One week of Spanish Lessons at the most accredited Spanish school in Mexico. $240 USD Value. Your Spanish lessons do not take place at just any Spanish Language school. The school is one of only three in Mexico to be accredited by Instituto Cervantes, the world authority in the accreditation of Spanish Language Schools. As a matter of fact, it is the most accredited Spanish Language School in Mexico.
    • NEW! Bike it the way you Like it !!! FREE Monthly membership of the bicycle share program: Ride wherever you want to go, you may take your bike on a trip to a light rail station, our training Center, an all-day adventure, and everything in between.
    • In-class cafeteria service – coffee every day.
    • All course materials, stationery supplies,  printing, and photocopying.
    • 11 Micro Credentials on specific TEFL techniques and teaching skills. Each is valued at $80 USD. Individual feedback from trainers is included.
    • Unlimited WIFI /Internet Access.
    • Airport reception and transportation to your lodging. $30 USD Value.
    • A Graduation Dinner.
    • An e-Book with hundreds of ready-made EFL/ESL lesson plans and activities on: business English, phrasal verbs, idioms, prepositions, verb tenses, and much more.
    • Free Tequila city tour! The birthplace of one of Mexico´s most emblematic icons: Tequila (our national drink)


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