Want to Teach English in Peru?
The beauty of its various landscapes, the abundance of its wildlife, its rich and diverse cuisine, and the strong and colorful character of its people make Peru arguably the most exciting of all South American nations. Perched 11,000 feet high in the southwestern Andes, Cusco is known as the archeological capital of the Americas. The city has long made a name for itself as the gateway to nearby Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, both national treasures and remnants of Peru's ancient past.
Training & Certification
LanguageCorps offers the following Program in Peru:
- TESOL Certification
The four-week training course includes 140 hours of classroom time, and a minimum of 6 hours of observed Teaching Practice with local EFL students.
The training center in Cusco is located in a modern office building in the center of town, and is fully equipped with up-to-date conveniences and facilities. The training center offers classrooms for group and private classes, a library, and laptop computers with high-speed Internet connections. Every classroom has comfortable furniture, a whiteboard, and a cassette and CD player. There are also common areas where trainees can study, socialize, or grab a cup of coffee or tea served piping hot each morning.
The TESOL Certification Program includes:
- TESOL Certification course
- Job placement assistance
- Optional week of complimentary Spanish lessons before or after the TESOL course
The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Peru is US$1,995.
Accommodations during the training can be arranged with host families for an additional cost of US$545 (private room) or US$490 (shared room), which includes breakfast and dinner each day, or in an apartment for US$450 (private apartment) or US$375 (shared apartment). Another option is the Family House, in which teachers have a private room in a school residence near the training center, with three meals daily, for $515, or a shared room for $440.
If you are interested in brushing up on your Spanish and learning more about your new location, you have the option of one complimentary week of intensive group Spanish classes plus cultural excursions. These take place in the week before or after your 4-week TESOL Certification Program. There is no cost other than housing and $50 for a book that is required.
The following are NOT included:
- Round-trip airfare to host country
- Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
- "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
- Visa costs and fees
Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.