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TEFL in La Antigua | TEFL Guatemala | ITTT

Our TEFL course in Guatemala is located in one of Central America’s best-kept secrets. La Antigua is a thriving former capital and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Throughout the city you can find well preserved examples of colonial architecture as well as fascinating ruins and the city has rightly been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to Guatemala is like stepping into another world with Mayan ruins, colonial buildings and cobbled streets all resting in the shadows of magnificent volcanoes. At 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) above sea level, La Antigua’s location in the central highlands of Guatemala make it the ideal jumping off point for trips to the Pacific coast, the beautiful Lake Atitlan and the Mayan ruins in Tikal. In addition to all that Guatemala has to offer, our TEFL course in La Antigua provides high quality training and lifetime employment assistance after you graduate, a combination that makes our TEFL course truly excellent value for money.

La Antigua has a large number of quality restaurants as well as plenty of small shops and boutiques selling souvenirs, traditional textiles, ceramics, antiques and other products. The city centre and surrounding villages are well known for their handicraft and open-air markets where locally produced goods can be bought. Besides shopping and dining there are many other activities to occupy your free time, including hiking active volcanoes, coffee plantation tours and zip lining. All this is available to those participating in our Guatemala TEFL course, and while our certificate is your passport to teaching jobs all over the world, you may find that you never want to leave the paradise that is Guatemala.

If you apply for our TEFL course in Guatemala now, you could soon be having the experience of a lifetime in a beautiful country with warm, friendly people and a low cost of living. Bear in mind that training in with us in Guatemala does not mean you have to stay here to teach. Our internationally recognized certificate and lifetime job placement assistance will help you find work wherever you choose to go after graduation.

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The School

ITTT’s TEFL training centre in Guatemala is located in the beautiful city of La Antigua. The school is in a historic Spanish colonial building with classrooms overlooking a pristine central garden. The main TEFL classroom is located on the second floor of the building with a covered patio that looks out over the city and provides magnificent views of Agua Volcano. The school has updated, modern amenities with free Wi-Fi, a computer lounge with internet access, a small café and large common areas. In the area around the school you will find a number of restaurants and banks and the computer lounge and Wi-Fi are available seven days per week at the school.


There are several accommodation options for trainees on our Guatemala TEFL course, including home stays, private apartments and hostels. Our training centre in Guatemala can arrange home stay accommodation if notified in advance. This option includes a private bedroom in the home of a local family with breakfast and dinner provided seven days per week. This is a great choice for those wanting to practice their Spanish skills and to have an authentic experience of Guatemalan culture. Please note that home stay accommodation needs to be arranged at least one month before the start of your course.

Other recommended accommodation options include local hotels, hostels and private apartments. Once your place on the course has been confirmed, we will send you more detailed information on the options available.

Course dates


  • 24 June 2024 - 19 July 2024
  • 24 July 2024 - 20 August 2024
  • 26 August 2024 - 20 September 2024
  • 23 September 2024 - 18 October 2024
  • 23 October 2024 - 19 November 2024


  • 20 January 2025 - 14 February 2025
  • 17 February 2025 - 14 March 2025
  • 19 March 2025 - 15 April 2025
  • 21 April 2025 - 16 May 2025
  • 19 May 2025 - 13 June 2025
  • 18 June 2025 - 15 July 2025
  • 21 July 2025 - 15 August 2025
  • 20 August 2025 - 16 September 2025
  • 22 September 2025 - 17 October 2025
  • 22 October 2025 - 18 November 2025
  • 24 November 2025 - 19 December 2025

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.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
US$ 695
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$ 665
(to be paid on arrival)

Shared room

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US$ 795
(to be paid on arrival)

Private apartment

and up
US$ 570
(to be paid on arrival)

Host family, private room, two meals (breakfast and dinner)

4 weeks in-class course in La Antigua
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US$ 1295
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Deposits for the course must be paid directly to our administrative centre. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest ways to pay, but payments via Western Union, PayPal and bank transfer are also accepted. While there is not a deadline for making your deposit payment, courses can fill up quickly and your place on the course will only be reserved once the deposit has been paid.

    After the deposit has been paid, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Guatemala itself. The balance of your course fees is payable in cash, by credit/debit card or via PayPal and is due before your course begins. Once you have been in touch with the Guatemala centre and have made your accommodation and course package selections, an invoice will be emailed to you with additional payment instructions.

    Please read through the welcome information that will be sent to you from the Guatemala centre carefully so you are aware of what materials you will need to bring with you and what services may or may not be available at our overseas centre.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    Our recommended accommodation option for the course is to stay with a local family. The home stay option provides you with an authentic experience of life in Guatemala with a friendly local family. You will have a private room in the family home and delicious meals will be served for breakfast and dinner daily. The families have all been chosen for their warmth and desire to host foreign students and are located within a 10-25 minute walk or a 5-15 minute taxi ride away from the TEFL school. The cost of this option is US$ 545.

    Our second accommodation option is a private apartment which can be rented at a cost of US$ 600 in 2015, or US$ 695 in 2016.

    Course accommodation is available starting the day before the first day of the course through to the day after the last day of the course. If you choose to arrive before or stay after the course, you may do so based on availability and at an extra cost of US$ 25 per night in 2015 or US$ 30 per night in 2016.

    Students are also welcome to arrange their own accommodation within the La Antigua area.

  • What travel documents will I need for Guatemala?


    Visitors to Guatemala from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the European Union nations can enter the country without a visa. All visitors to Guatemala are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date and can remain in the country for 90 days.*

    * 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 Guatemalan consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?


    The course is run full time over a period of four weeks. The course either starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday or starts on a Wednesday and ends on a Tuesday depending on your chosen month. The first two weeks comprise of classroom based study for six hour each day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The final two weeks are focused on lesson planning and teaching practice. On the first day of your course you should arrive for orientation at 9:00 AM. At this time you will be given a detailed course timetable. On the last day of the course, there will be a graduation party, so you should plan your departure from La Antigua around this if possible.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    We invite local Guatemalan students for your teaching practice. Guatemalan students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to!

  • Who usually attends the course?


    Typically we have around 5-15 trainees. If course numbers exceed 18, the trainees are divided into two classes that are taught simultaneously. 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?


    Trainees are allowed to dress casually for their lessons but the dress code for teaching practice sessions is more formal. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need to wear collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

    When packing for a trip to Guatemala you should aim to pack for both the cooler, highland climate of La Antigua as well as more tropical climates in other areas. Weather in the interior highlands and around La Antigua is spring-like with warm days and cool nights, whereas the coasts tend to be hot and humid. In all cases, you should be prepared for rain, which is common throughout Guatemala.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    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?


    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. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if you want to drive in Guatemala.