Our training center in Ecuador is located in the city of Loja, the capital of Loja Province in the south of the country. Loja is a peaceful city known as the Music and Cultural capital of Ecuador because of its rich tradition in the arts with public art dotted throughout the city and an extremely active music scene. There are many examples of colonial architecture such as the beautiful Church of San Sebastian and the city gates.
Throughout the year there is always some kind of musical or cultural event taking place in one of the city’s squares and it is always a pleasure to wander around the cobbled streets taking in the atmosphere and enjoying the entertainment. Just ten minutes outside of the city is the Podocarpus National Park, a large cloud forest covering over 1460 square kilometers. Cycle paths run next to the Rio Zamora and Rio Malacatos, the two rivers that flow through the city and you will also find free gyms in the local parks.
Loja is the only city in Ecuador to run a recycling scheme and is a very clean city. The city is 2060 meters above sea level and the temperature ranges between 16 and 30°C. Although a small city Loja has plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes and you will also find organic markets selling fresh produce on Saturdays and Sundays.
Taking your TEFL course in Loja, Ecuador is an excellent way to discover the culture and history of South America while earning your teaching certificate.
Our training center in Loja, Ecuador is located in the same building as the language school where you will complete your observed teaching practice sessions. The school teaches children and adults and is also a Cambridge Preparation Center.
The center is in a modern three storey building with reception and classrooms on the first two floors and some accommodation on the third floor. During your course you will have access to teaching resources as well as computers and there is Wi-Fi in the building.
All our trainers have plenty of teaching experience with both children and adults and training native English speaking teachers. Throughout your time with us you will learn how to teach effective lessons by studying the theory and putting that theory into practice with students of all ages and levels.
We have a number of accommodation options available for you to choose from during your stay with us in Ecuador. These include accommodation at the training center, in the home of a British family or at a hostel or hotel. Accommodation is not included in the course fees but we are able to provide you with a list of our recommended options once your place on the course has been confirmed. Please let us know if you have any special requirements and we will do what we can to assist you.
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. However, we should be able to negotiate a 10-15% reduction for two-week or four-week periods.
- 22 July 2019 - 16 August
- 30 September 2019 - 25 October
- 28 October 2019 - 23 November
- 25 November 2019 - 20 December
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.