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Loja, is the capital of Loja Province and is a city with a rich history in the arts.
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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.

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The School

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.

Accommodation

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.

Course dates

2019

  • 22 July 2019 - 16 August
  • 30 September 2019 - 25 October
  • 28 October 2019 - 23 November
  • 25 November 2019 - 20 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
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 990
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.

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.

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US$ 225
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Loja
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$ 1590

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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. The fastest and cheapest way to pay is by credit or debit card, but we also accept payments via 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.

    On payment of the deposit, we will send you an informational packet with detailed information about the course and Ecuador.

    The balance of the course fees is to be paid on the first day of your course.

    All course related services are included in the course fees and you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for these. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Accommodation options include onsite at the training center, hotels, homestay, and hostels. We will send you further information about our recommended accommodation options on request. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will do all that we can to help.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    On the first day of the course at 08.30 a.m. there will be an orientation where you will receive a full course schedule. The first class will follow at 8:30 a.m. A typical day starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with breaks in the morning and late afternoon, plus a lunch break.

    All course participants are expected to attend all of the training sessions on the schedule unless a medical condition or emergency makes it impossible in which case medical treatment is required. It is extremely important for trainees to be present at every Teaching Practice (TP). These sessions are difficult to organize and rescheduling is difficult which may result in an additional fee for the trainee.

  • Who can attend the TEFL course? Do I need to be native English speaker?

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    You need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course. There is no maximum age, but do keep in mind that some institutions may not employ teachers beyond a certain age.

    hile you don’t need to be a native speaker to attend, you do need to be fluent in English.

    We define fluency as having at least a C1 level on the CEFR scale of language proficiency.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For most sessions at the school, there will not be a strict dress code requirement. However, the school is full of educators and professionals and we want to maintain a level of professionalism thus please dress appropriately and be mindful of others. The school is a place of work, and we would like to remind you to be respectful to those around you.

    There will be a dress requirement during the Teaching Practice (TP) sessions. During the Teaching Practice the trainees will be required to dress in business attire and follow some guidelines.

    Women:

    Shoulders must be covered. Low-cut necklines or short skirts will not be permitted. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Flip flops, Bermudas, or sandals are also not permitted.

    Men:

    Slacks or khakis must be worn, jeans are not appropriate. Either short or long sleeved shirts are acceptable so long as there is a collar. A tie is not required but if you would like to, you may. Dress shoes or loafers are required. Tennis shoes, sandals, or Bermudas, are not acceptable. Long hair should 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 strongly recommend you also bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training centre.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    Of course, you will need your passport. When you secure work you may also be asked to provide copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts.


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