The 4-week 150-hour onsite TEFL certification course in Guatemala is one of our more intimate TEFL courses with groups ranging from only 4 to 10 participants. The small size of the TEFL program means you get even more personalize attention from your trainer. Our language-training center in Antigua has a very successful ESL program and the ESL classes you teach during your course average 8-12 English students. Feel free to dress casually during TEFL class, but bring more professional clothes for your teaching practice. It is best to dress in layers in Antigua as there are warm days, but rather cool nights and chilly mornings.
Our TEFL Trainer, Karen, is thoughtful, insightful and very experienced. She is a classically-trained school teacher with many years of experience in both traditional schools, adult learning centers, and as an ESL teacher and TEFL Trainer. She has lived in Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and has taught English all over the world. She has been with the Maximo Nivel organization since 2012 and has worked as a TEFL Trainer in our language-training centers in Costa Rica, Peru, and Guatemala.
The TEFL training center in Guatemala, provides a peaceful home base in the world famous city of Antigua. The training center is located in a beautifully restored colonial building, surrounded by cobblestone streets. The town of Antigua is most famous for its well-preserved architecture and colonial ruins–so much so the entire city has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site by the United Nations.
The training center has 22 classrooms and a lovely central garden with a fountain, so you never feel confined to a boring, traditional classroom. The rooftop terrace is the best place to study and has magnificent views of Volcan de Agua and provides the perfect break from your TEFL course. The training center has nice open common areas, WiFi, computer lab, and snack bar. The institute is open 7 days/week including holidays.