Cambridge CELTA Course in Lima

Lima is Peru’s Capital and also its largest city. Located in the agricultural region known as Limaq, Lima’s economic and cultural attractions propel it to the top of the list of places to take a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Lima, Peru

Lima also referred to as the “city of kings” is known for its variety of world-class cuisine, active surfing culture, and captivating historical buildings. Its nightlife is second to none in Peru, and further cements its status as the choice place to study and have fun all at once.

We have a team of internationally experienced and Cambridge English-approved trainers that ensures we stay committed to giving you the best training.

Our CELTA candidates are trained through a series of highly practical input sessions with a focus on teaching practice sessions. Other sessions include course inputs on lesson planning, language skills, language analysis, and awareness.

Continuous assessments are also vital parts of our training at Lima’s CELTA center. This is to ensure proper monitoring of our trainees’ progress and to give necessary feedback during the training.

Lima 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.

Lima 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 Lima.

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

Lima 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


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 Lima

Our Lima CELTA center is located in the district of Miraflores, a highly residential district, which also serves as home to lots of tourists. It is easily accessible by several transport systems and is close to the Markham college and the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca mud-brick temple considered an archaeological site.

Our CELTA center in Lima offers the best facilities and equipment necessary to ensure an optimal study experience for our teachers. These facilities include comfortable classrooms, a quiet space for group meetings, and a library with the latest and up to date materials on Language and Teaching.

Job Support and Placement: Lima, Peru

At our center in Lima, we strongly believe in helping achieve a progressive career path after graduation. We have strong affiliations to several language schools and institutes in Lima that usually have openings for qualified teachers. Our network would come in handy in landing your first job after training.

We offer career advice and guidance to our graduates. Letters of recommendation are available per request to our graduate to help their employment chances.

Our reputation for producing the best English tutors gives our graduates an advantage over others in any interview within Lima. A good percentage of our graduates get employment shortly after graduation.

Why Choose CELTA in Lima?

Lima’s status as the nation’s capital makes it home to a lot of economic and strategic activities. These activities reflect the growing dominance of the English language even in a Spanish speaking country, and as such, translates to employment opportunities for English tutors, especially those with a recognized certificate like the CELTA.

Lima is home to a lot of public and private schools who hire English language teachers and instructors. Embassies and courts and tourism companies are institutions in the capital that also hire English Language tutors as translators.

Lima is quite an expensive city to live in with the average cost of living estimated at about 1200 to 1500 USD. However, the cost of living in Lima is almost the same as the average salary rate for teachers, and so there is a chance to break even. It is advised you cut down on traveling and make your meals rather than order-ins.

Generally, Lima is a great place to study and work. The people are friendly, you have an opportunity to learn Spanish, and there are lots of historical sites and picturesque beaches to visit.

Things to do in Lima, Peru while taking a CELTA

Lima is home to such beautiful works of nature and human ingenuity that it is easy for you to fall in love with the town and its people as you pass through. It is known for its black beaches with black sands on the shores and breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline.

Lima is home to an amazing wildlife fantasy. Swimming with Sea Lions at the Palomino Island is a lifetime adventure you shouldn’t miss. This island is also known for its large amount of seabirds. Also, visit the Pachacamac referred to as Lima’s Machu Picchu.

For food, you should try out the delicious Ceviche, which is Peru’s national dish. Ceviche is made from salt, garlic, onions, hot Peruvian peppers, and raw fish that are all marinated in lime.

For sports, Lima also has a lot to offer. Golf enthusiasts can also visit any of the seven international golf courses in the city.

Don't miss the Bullfights which are a popular attraction. These fights are held yearly at the historic Plaza de toros de Acho, located in the Rímac District, just a few minutes away from the Plaza de Armas.

Get your CELTA in Lima. The city provides the perfect atmosphere for studying as well as breath-taking sights and beaches for relaxation to obtaining a world recognized teaching qualification.

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