Cambridge CELTA Course in Quito

At 2850 meters above sea level, Quito has some of the most well preserved World Cultural heritage sites in the world, offers a distinct mix of Latino culture and a modern atmosphere for you to complete your CELTA course.

TEFL Certification in Quito, Ecuador

Quito, the capital of Ecuador is an exciting city and intriguing location for you to complete your CELTA certification. It is perfect for candidates looking for a big city that provides a town-like feel with a calm vibe not typically found in big bustling capitals.

We offer TEFL teachers a sense of contentment when they choose to study at our Quito training center. Our experienced and well-prepared course tutors provide lots of opportunities to share ideas. The center offers a focused learning environment with a great balance between theory and practice. Moreover, there is a laid back atmosphere to study, relax, or take a break from the intensive coaching.

Our primary aim is to help more established teachers as well as those who are beginners in developing effective English teaching practices and experience. We encourage our teachers to help each other and take full advantage of the opportunities provided for evaluation and feedback. We believe practical learning and interaction are essential to assisting teachers in improving and reflecting on their development.

To make the study period more fulfilling, we offer our CELTA trainees free Spanish classes, which you can complete two weeks before or after the course. We see this as an opportunity to learn the language of your learner (especially for those who will remain in Ecuador) and be able to empathize with them and view issues from their perspectives.

Quito 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.

Quito Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
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Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Quito 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 Quito

Our TEFL training center in Quito is located at a 5 minutes’ walk from Parque Carolina, with easy access to transport, restaurants, big shopping centres and banks. Our parent company was founded in 1965, with over 500 schools and offices located in different countries across the world.

We have the most comfortable and effective facilities available to aid your learning. These include updated study materials, comfortable classrooms, rooftop garden and an excellent team of experienced tutors, friendly, and helpful staff.

TEFL trainees at our Quito center have access to several accommodation options, such as staying with host families, school hostels, or apartments all within a short distance to the training center.

Job Support and Placement: Quito, Ecuador

During and after your CELTA training at Quito, we continue to provide adequate support to help you with job search and placement by connecting you to our worldwide network of TEFL job opportunities.

Usually, there is a session towards the end of your training, which is based on professional development. During this session, you will receive advice and career guidance from experienced professionals as regards building a career in ELT.

Additionally, we encourage our teachers to put us down as their references in their CVs or whenever they are applying for positions. This way, we can promptly provide prospective employers with details of your abilities which can help boost your chances of getting a job.

Why Choose CELTA in Quito?

As one of Ecuador’s larger cities, Quito has a thriving job market and is an attractive place to stay on after your CELTA and begin your career. Many institutions and companies employers in Quito undeniably better regard teachers with a TEFL qualification and those who are native speakers.

Our CELTA graduates can find openings in private language academies, private schools, universities, the tourism industry, and government-sponsored programs. You can also get jobs as a private tutor or as translator especially if you understand both English and Spanish

As an English teacher in Quito, you will have multiple travel opportunities and a contented lifestyle. Average monthly pay is between 500 USD to 1,000 USD, and this provides enough income for most teachers to live comfortably with enough left for a few extras. Also, schools usually expect teachers to work only 20-25 hours per week, which leaves loads of time for you to go out, have fun, and explore.

Things to do in Quito, Ecuador while taking a CELTA

Quito is brimming with sights and activities for visitors, and our TEFL trainees will have plenty to see and discover in the city anytime they step outside the classroom. The town itself is famed as a UNESCO city with lots of beautiful architectural buildings and delicious cuisines.

There is no visit to Quito without a stop at the equator line 'Mitad del Mundo' which means the middle of the world. The site is marked by a massive monument surrounded by a tourist village and a museum right in the center of the structure. The area has many shops, restaurants, and different types of traditional food, as well as local dance performances to enjoy.

The Virgin of Pancecillo is one of Quito's defining landmarks found in the beautiful Old Town. You can climb the statue to enjoy panoramic views across the city.

Quito's Old Town itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to several stunning church buildings and a very calm atmosphere away from the busy noise of the city. Other places to stop and admire include Independence Square, the Plaza San Francisco, and the La Compania de Jesus, also known as the gold church.

Go ahead to tour the Volcano Pichincha by taking the Teleferico tram or using the sky rail. You will see some fantastic views as well or consider horse riding and pop into the amusement park at the base of the volcano. For a dose of adventure and an adrenaline-pumping exercise, climb to the 4696-meter peak by following one of the marked hiking trails.

Ecuador offers a range of delicious food, and you shouldn't miss trying a few during your stay at Quito. Choose from the Andean corn sold as a snack on the street, the more expensive Cuy (guinea pig) or Librillo, the chopped and cooked stomach lining of a cow. Whatever your taste, Quito has something to offer everyone.

Complete your CELTA course in Quito. Enjoy the striking monuments, picturesque plazas, and modern malls as you gain the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to excel in the TEFL teaching world.

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