Cambridge CELTA Course in Bogota

Bogota - a country with full of surprises. The city is an absolute wonder with its colorful street lights and shopping malls. A CELTA from here gives you the opportunity for onward travel and a fulfilling teaching career anywhere in the world.

TEFL Certification in Bogota, Colombia

Famed as the third-highest city in South America, Bogota, Colombia’s Capital city, is an interesting CELTA study location with some of the most beautiful emeralds in the world. The city offers several enjoyable activities, especially for teachers who love to take some time off in between the intensity of study.

Our training center in Bogota offers so much more than just any other TEFL course. The teaching approach is a trainee-centered methodology, ensuring that tutors meet each candidate’s need while considering individual’s learning styles and preferences. Trainees will go through a series of classes where they will learn valuable methods of classroom management and gain a deeper understanding of English language teaching techniques.

Teaching practice is a fundamental part of your training. We ensure that all our candidates take part in teaching practice in small groups of 5-6 with volunteer groups of students from different levels. You will be guided on lesson planning and observed by tutors, who will then give feedback at the end of each practice session.

By the time you complete your CELTA training with us at Bogota, you would have tremendously improved your skills as an English teacher, and be confident to teach any group of students or individuals anywhere in the world. We make sure that all our trainees leave the institute fulfilled and ready to take the next step in their teaching careers, whether they came as starters or as experienced teachers.

Bogota Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Bogota Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in Bogota.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Bogota Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Bogota

Our Bogota TEFL intitute was opened as part of a highly reputed global network of language schools, and is one of the largest language centres in the Andean region of South America - operating for the last 12 year.

In September 2018, the TEFL center was relocated within the heart of Bogota city to a new premises in the modern, financial district of Bogota. The new location is close to many exciting attraction spots, with only a few minutes walk to the main roads like Calle 80, Calle 76, Avenida Caracas, Avenida 15, and and Carrera Séptima. Transmilenio stations (the bus system) is closer to the center making transportation easy.

Our new center is spacious, comfortable and has lots of facilities designed to improve the learning experience of our teachers. There are over 11 modern classrooms and a student lounge where teachers can relax or do some self-study.

We also have computers and internet available for use throughout the center. Finally, there are various accommodation options suited to teachers based on their preferences.

Job Support and Placement: Bogota, Colombia

Based on our knowledge of the local English teaching market in Bogota and the rest of Colombia, we can suggest to our TEFL trainees a number of ongoing job opportunities available within the country.

In addition to this, we provide references to potential employers on behalf of our teachers as these usually go a long way in increasing their chances of getting a job. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always available to offer advise on job search, CV writing, and employment processes.

You can also join our community on social media to mingle with both trainees and alumni. There, you will learn from different experiences as the possibilities and opportunities of getting a job in Colombia and other parts of the world.

Why Choose CELTA in Bogota?

Getting a CELTA certificate is very crucial to expanding your opportunities in the teaching career in Colombia and other parts of South America. Colombia has the second-largest population in South America, and there has been an increasing interest amongst locals to learn the English language. Also, the introduction of Bilingualism in the National Development Plan has indirectly led to a higher demand for ESL teachers across the country.

With your TEFL in Bogota, you will be able to find teaching opportunities in international schools, private language centers, and some public schools as well. Even more, there are opportunities for you to earn extra income through private tutoring for business professionals. You may also volunteer to teach with some programs such as the Teach English in Colombia program facilitated by the SENA National Training Service or teach vocational English to adult students.

Across the different teaching opportunities in Bogota, ESL teachers can earn between 500 USD to 1,000 USD per month for an average of 20 hours work per week. You can make extra of up to 15 USD per hour as a private tutor. TEFL teachers in Colombia enjoy a very flexible work schedule typically 20 hours per week, and jobs can be taken either part-time or full time.

The cost of living in Bogota is relatively low. Teachers are usually able to break even or save depending on their spending style. To teach in Colombia, you need to apply for the work visa, and you may begin the process while you are studying for your CELTA.

Things to do in Bogota, Colombia while taking a CELTA

Bogota is a charming city with a colonial center and fantastic architecture. There are numerous places to visit and a lot of things to do and try for CELTA trainees who love adventure. The city has some of the coolest nightlife scenes and the most exciting street art culture.

A walk around La Candelaria is one of the most important things to do in the city. The historic center is famous for its cobblestoned streets and colorful buildings. The street art is second to none, and there is a line of bars and restaurant where you can stop to relax and have some fun.

The famous Gold Museum, also known locally as Museo del Oro, is another great spot to visit. The museum has a collection of intriguing artifacts and houses over 300,000 pieces of gold. Stroll within the Plaza de Bolivar, one of the city`s colonial plazas. The spot is littered with pigeons and houses the seat of government that is the Palacio de Narino.

After an intensive TEFL session, visit the Cerro Monserate, which you can reach by cable car, for a magnificent view of the city. An interesting day trip from the city is going to see the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita. These sites give you the opportunity to appreciate some of Colombia`s beautiful countryside.

On Sunday mornings, visit one of the thriving markets. Whether it is food, clothes, or crafts you are after, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets in Bogota`s many markets. The Usaquen Park Market, for example, is a great flea market if you are looking for a good bargain.

There is a variety of food to try in Bogota. Some of the locals' favorites include Ajiaco, a soup dish made of potatoes, chicken, corn, rice, and herbs. There is also Changua (heated milk with onions and poached egg), Empanadas, and Homiga culonas.

Get you CELTA certificate in Bogota.  Enjoy the city’s breath-taking street arts, architecture and delicious cuisines while you earn a professional certificate to pursue a teaching career in any country across the world.

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