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TEFL in Cusco | TEFL Peru | ITTT

Our TEFL course in Cusco, Peru is one of the best places in South America to earn your teaching qualification. As the former capital of the Incan empire, Cusco is the ideal location to learn about the history of the Incan civilization. It is also a great place to study to become an English teacher. teaching in peru is a fantastic experience and our TEFL course in Cusco is a popular choice for those starting their English teaching careers in South America.

Known as the gateway to the famous city of Machu Picchu, Cusco is at the forefront of Peru’s tourism industry. The city itself is home to a number of interesting ruins from the Incan period as well as beautiful examples of Spanish colonial architecture exemplified in the city’s cathedral and churches. From the city you can plan weekend and day trips to the surrounding areas including the archaeological sites of Sacsaywaman, Q’oricancha, and the Sacred Valley. Once you have completed your course with us in Cusco, you will be qualified to teach English as a foreign language almost anywhere in the world. Whether you decide to stay in Peru or travel on to new adventures elsewhere, ITTT will be there with our lifetime job support to help you find a job that’s right for you.

If you sign up for our TEFL course in Peru, you will receive high-quality training from experienced teacher trainers at a school with well-equipped classrooms and modern facilities. Your teaching practice sessions will be with real English language students so you can hone your skills in an authentic classroom environment. When you are not studying, the city of Cusco and the surrounding area has plenty to keep you busy. Whether it’s hiking through the Sacred Valley or visiting Machu Picchu, you’ll never be at a loose end during your free time.

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The School

Located in downtown Cusco across the street from the site of the most important temple in the Incan empire, our Peru training centre is an excellent place to study for your English teaching qualification. The centre has modern facilities with well-equipped classrooms that are spacious and comfortable. Onsite you will find a small café for refreshments during the day, large common areas, computer lounge with internet access and free Wi-Fi. Trainees have access to the computer lounge and Wi-Fi seven days per week at the centre. In the area around the school there are numerous banks and restaurants.


There are several accommodation options to choose from for trainees taking the course in Peru, these include home stays, private apartments and hostels. If notified in advance, our training centre in Peru can arrange a home stay with a local family in Cusco. This includes a private bedroom in the family home and breakfast and dinner served seven days per week. This option is ideal for those wanting to practice their Spanish speaking skills and to experience real Peruvian life and culture.

In addition to the home stay option, we also have a list of recommended accommodation that includes private apartments, hostels and local hotels. When your place on the course has been confirmed you will receive further information about 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
  • 25 November 2024 - 20 December 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$ 795
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.

and up
US$ 665
(to be paid on arrival)

Shared room

and up
US$ 595
(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 Cusco
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US$ 1395
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    The deposit for the course must be paid to our administrative centre. The fastest and cheapest way to do this is by credit/debit card, but payments via Western Union, PayPal and bank transfer are also acceptable. While there are no deadlines for making a deposit, places can fill up quickly and your seat on the course will only be reserved once the deposit payment has been made.

    Once the deposit has been paid, you will receive an information packet via email with detailed information about the course in Peru.

    The balance of the course fees is payable in cash, by credit/debit card or via PayPal. The balance is due before the start of your course. Once you have contacted the Peru centre and made your accommodation and course package selections, you will be emailed an invoice outlining additional payment instructions. Please ensure that you read the welcome information that you will receive from the Peru centre so that you are aware of the materials you will be required to bring for the course and what services are available at our overseas centre.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    Staying with a local family is our recommended accommodation option for trainees during their time on the Peru TEFL course. The home stay option is designed to give trainees an authentic taste of life in Peru in a family atmosphere. Students will be provided with a private room in the home of a local family and receive traditional meals for breakfast and dinner each day. All families have been chosen for their warmth and interest in hosting foreign students and are located within 10-20 minute walk or a 5-15 minute bus/taxi ride away from the TEFL school. The cost of this option is US$ 595 in 2015, or US$ 630 in 2016.

    The second accommodation option is a private apartment that can be rented at a cost of US$ 450 in 2015, or US$ 495 in 2016.

    Accommodation for the course is available from 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$ 28 per night in 2015 or US$ 30 per night in 2016.

    Students are also free to make their own accommodation arrangements within the Cusco area.

  • What travel documents will I need for Perù?


    Visitors to Peru from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the European Union nations can enter the country without a visa. Visitors to Peru are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date and can remain in the country 90 days. As you move through Immigrations, you can ask for a 183 day tourist visa. This is not provided automatically, but is usually granted on request.*

    * 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 Peruvian consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?


    The course is full time over four weeks. The course runs from a Monday to a Friday or from a Wednesday to a Tuesday depending on the month you sign up for. The first two weeks comprise of six hours of classroom work every day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The last two weeks of the course are spent 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 Cusco around this if possible.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    Teaching practice takes place with local Peruvian students who are keen to study and are enthusiastic learners. We do not charge these students to attend classes so you can be sure that they are there because they want to be.

  • Who usually attends the course?


    Course numbers are typically around 5 – 15 trainees. If the number exceeds 18, we will divide trainees into two groups taught simultaneously. Most course participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian though the course is open to non-native speakers who have a high proficiency in English.

  • Is there a dress code?


    During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. The key to packing for a trip to Peru, and Cusco more specifically, is to pack for a variety of conditions. Cusco experiences intense sun during the day and cold mountain nights that remind you that you’re at 11,200 feet/3,400 meters. For trips outside of Cusco into the Amazon Basin or to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, you should prepare for the heat and humidity there. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men will need to wear collared shirts, and women will need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men should be clean shaven or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

  • 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 Peru.