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ONSITE TEFL
CERTIFICATION

150-HOUR 4-WEEK

TEFL certification is your ticket to travel and teach as a professional English instructor anywhere in the world. Be the best teacher you can be! Maximo Nivel’s 4-week, 150-hour TEFL Certification Program is a thorough and practical introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). It is fun, intense, and pushes aspiring teachers to hone their classroom skills.

During the 4-week course, you become familiar with the principles of successful ESL teaching and you develop real-world skills to be an effective English teacher. The TEFL program focuses on practical teaching, lesson planning, classroom management, and more. The training program includes 100 hours of in-class instruction, 35 hours of required reading and written assignments, and 15 hours of observation and practical teaching.

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– At least 18 years of age
– Academically prepared for university-level work; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
– Proficient at speaking and writing English
– Able to use computers, internet, MS Office, or G-Suite
– 2 academic papers required during course
– Final portfolio required

2019/2020 Onsite TEFL Dates

TEFL certification programs 11 months out of the year. New courses begin every 5 weeks.

MONTHSTARTFINISH
August26-Aug20-Sep
September23-Sep18-Oct
October21-Oct15-Nov
November20-Nov17-Dec
January (2020)20-Jan14-Feb
February (2020)19-Feb17-Mar
March (2020)23-Mar17-Apr
April (2020)22-Apr19-May

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ProgramsGuatemalaPeruCosta Rica
Onsite
TEFL Certification
$1,400$1,600$1,700
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Textbooks
$150$150$150

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Why I Maximo Nivel

I had a really goot time in Manuel Antonio. The course isnt easy, and you will spend lots of time doing work on assignments, lesson plans, and teaching prep, but it is worth it. The course gives you 2 three day weekends we used to travel, and on other weekends hung out at the beautiful beaches/natural parks. Our instructor was a blast, and really fun person who kept the class fun, interesting, but also laid back. She understood that this experience is about fun too!

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Onsite TEFL Certification Modules

TEFL COURSE MODULES

Maximo Nivel’s TEFL Trainers take an eclectic approach including in-class lectures, group work, presentations, individual projects, and teaching practice. You are challenged to think creatively and analytically. We strongly encourage you to strive and get the most out of the course—the more you put into your TEFL training, the more you get out it!

There are 14 modules in the TEFL Certification course.

TEFL Course Modules
1. Approaches to Learning & Teaching
2. Critical ESL Techniques
3. Class Management
4. Lesson Planning
5. English Grammar Review 1
6. English Grammar Review 2
7. Teaching Grammar
8. Teaching Vocabulary
9. Teaching English with Games
10. Teaching Speaking & Writing
11. Teaching Listening & Reading
12. Assessing Learners
13. Introduction to International English Exams
14. Practical Teaching
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PRACTICAL TEACHING

Practical teaching is the heart of the TEFL Certification program. You begin teaching mini-lessons in week 1 and continue throughout the course. There are also various, short workshops where you practice specific teaching techniques and strategies. The TEFL course also includes 6 hours where you observe experienced ESL teachers leading their classes. In the final week of the TEFL course, you take over a live English class with real, non-native students, and teach 60-minute lessons for 5 days, during which you are observed and coached by your TEFL Trainer. In all you will have 15 hours of practical teaching and observation during the course.

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TEFL Certification Practical Teaching Component
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Maximo Nivel’s TEFL Certification is a rigorous teacher training course that exceeds all global standards. We have trained more than 4,100 ESL teachers since 2003. Schedule a call with a program advisor today!

WHY GET TEFL CERTIFIED AT
MAXIMO NIVEL?

When you earn your Maximo Nivel TEFL Certification, you have completed a rigorous teacher training course that exceeds all global standards. We have successfully trained more than 4,100 TEFL graduates since 2003, and Maximo alumni are teaching all over the world. We go way beyond all other TEFL certification programs. Maximo Nivel is a well-known, first-class language training center in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru with 3,000+ English students enrolled every month. We are the local organization and we teach English abroad every day.

  • Onsite TEFL course tuition from $1,400
  • Accredited certification accepted worldwide
  • Highly qualified TEFL Trainers
  • 15 hours of practical teaching and observation
  • Teach real ESL classes
  • Continuous coaching during TEFL course

LIFETIME JOB-FINDING

CAREER SUPPORT FOR TEFL GRADUATES

Maximo Nivel offers lifetime job-finding support for all our TEFL graduates. Your TEFL course includes a workshop and resume/CV preparation to find the best international teaching positions. Our professional team is always at your service to make sure you enjoy a long and successful teaching career. Get the job you earn!

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