INTESOL offers ALAP accredited courses in La Paz in the exciting country of Bolivia.
2017 dates and course fees can be found below.
La Paz, Bolivia is an amazing city nestled high in a valley of the Andean plateau. The city has good infrastructure and there is access to cheap and reliable transportation, cafes, restaurants for all tastes and enough cultural events and festivals to keep life interesting! There is easy access to the local mountains where trekking and climbing options are endless, while just on the other side, the mountains fall down to the tropical jungle and Amazon Rainforest.
Intesol Bolivia works hand in hand with Instituto Exclusivo, a language school offering courses in Spanish and English to provide language and teacher training in a professional and friendly environment. The school provides a comfortable setting for trainees to work together with experienced teachers while providing access to computers and internet, printing and photocopying necessities as well as a basic kitchen with coffee and tea.
Intesol Bolivia offers an intensive one-month course at our institute location in La Paz, Bolivia. The average training day runs from 10am through until 6pm from Monday to Friday. Teaching methodology and grammar sessions are conducted for the first 3 sessions of the day, while lesson planning, observations and teaching practicums take up the final 2 hour session of the day.
The big advantage of Intesol Bolivia is the minimum 6 observations of experienced teachers as well as a minimum 6 practicum classes where the trainee has support lesson planning and gets into a real class with real students to apply what they have learnt! At Intesol Bolivia, we believe in the old Confucian saying,
“Tell me, I forget.
Show me, I remember.
Involve me, I understand.”
We also offer a mixed-mode program for those who may not have the necessary free time for the intensive course. In this program, the required tasks and readings are completed and submitted online. This is followed by the observations and practicum classes which must be completed in a 1-2 week period in-person at the school in La Paz, Bolivia.
We offer two housing options for students taking the course:
With our homestay options you can live with a Bolivian family and practice some Spanish while completing your TESOL course. In all our homestays, you will have your own room and share a bathroom with other homestayers. This price includes breakfast and you will have access to the kitchen. All homestays have wifi and are located within walking distance of the school.
We have options in both 2 and 3 bedroom apartments where you would have your own bedroom but share a bathroom and the rest of the common areas. The apartments are fully furnished so you won’t need to bring anything with you. All our private room apartments are located in Sopocachi, where the school is based and San Pedro which is a 20 minute walk/10 minute minibus ride from the school.
The onsite course director will assist you with all accommodation reservations after you have paid your course deposit and indicated which month you will take the course. All accommodation must be paid for onsite in cash.
$1495 USD per course.
Promotions and special offers are available from time to time.
4 WEEK TEFL Course Dates: 2017
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To be accepted onto the course you don’t need to have prior teaching experience or teaching qualifications. This is an initial teaching qualification in the specialized field of TEFL. If you do not hold a university degree, you should hold qualifications for entry to tertiary level education (e.g. A levels, High School diploma, etc), although exceptions are made with those candidates who demonstrate their suitability for the course through the questionnaire questions in the application form. Non-native English speakers will be accepted onto the course on equal terms to native English language speakers provided that they demonstrate a high command of the language. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old.
A deposit of £172 per person, payable to INTESOL WORLDWIDE Ltd is required in order to secure your place on the course (refundable if your application is refused or the course is full). This can be paid through the secure payment facility on the INTESOL website at www.intesoltesoltraining.com. The balance is payable direct to INTESOL Bolivia who will contact you as soon as the deposit has been processed.
Please book early as places are limited.