After toying with the idea of teaching English abroad you finally decided that now is the time to “go for it”. The first step is choosing which TEFL course is the best option for you. Here are some tips to help you decide and make the best decision:


Is the TEFL course you’re going for internationally accredited? Be sure to ask the TEFL school you wish to study with if their curriculum is accredited by international academic organizations and if the course guidelines adhere to international standards. Getting your TEFL certificate from an institution that is not accredited will result in zero employment options for you once you graduate.


Does the school offer job placement and job guidance? Many schools out there do not count with the administrative infrastructure, reputation, or the contacts to assist you with and much less guarantee a teaching job for you upon completion of the course. Only schools with a solid reputation and qualified staff are able to offer you this feature.


Qualified and experienced TEFL Trainers. Do the trainers who will be training you how to teach English count with the required experience in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language? Credentials are also very important so make sure that the trainers themselves are TEFL certified and count with the corresponding university credentials. But most important of all, that they themselves have travelled the world teaching so that they are able to share their real life experience with you.


Teaching Practices. Internationally accredited TEFL courses must offer at least 6 hours of observed teaching.  Good courses included 10 hours of teaching practice but only the best courses, like ICEP TEFL Training, includes 20 hours of real classroom teaching practices. If the course you have in mind does not include this component then you should pass on to another.


Back Up Administrative Features? The majority of TEFL courses out there are very small in terms of staff, facility, and network which means that the level of service and features they can provide you will be limited. Make sure that you choose a TEFL course which is offered by a reputable institution that has the organizational muscle and qualified staff to assist in arranging your housing, airport transportation, guaranteed job placement, visa assistance and orientation, alumni network and more.


Now  that you know what to look for, get out there and start teaching English Abroad!


The ICEP TEFL Training Course offers all of the above and much more. Come to Puerto Vallarta and after 4 weeks of TEFL Training, you will be on your way to a new and exciting life changing experience.
We want to present you with 5 Advantages that we can offer you that no other TEFL provider can.


1. Puerto Vallarta has been declared as one of the safest travel destinations on the planet thanks to its majestic beaches, safe environment, happening nightlife and friendly people. However, Puerto Vallarta has much more to offer. With a local Mexican population of 120,000 and a booming demand for quality education, Puerto Vallarta is consolidating itself as one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico. You have a perfect balance between the look and feel of a relaxed beach town and the hustle and bustle of a developed city.


2. Guaranteed Job Placement: Our Job Placement service goes over and beyond any other you will find in the market. Don’t be fooled by providers that say they will give you “Job Guidance” for these schools are only looking to give you a couple of e-books on how to get jobs and send you on your way. ICEP TEFL contacts employers for you directly and arranges the interviews so all you have to do is choose the employer you wish to go with. We also place you on tip of the spear when it comes to career development since we will create a digital teaching portfolio for you online so you can contend for the most competitive employment options worldwide.


3. Excellent Training Facility: Our training facility in Puerto Vallarta is fully equipped, modern, and specifically designed for education.  Unlike many other providers who have retrofitted administrative offices or old buildings to accommodate their students, ICEP TEFL Training’s facility is a functioning school designed to house 1,000 students and located in of the best areas of Puerto Vallarta.


4. Exclusive Student Apartments: For housing you will not be sent to a random hotel. At ICEP TEFL Training we have apartments exclusively set up for our students. You will be housed with other TEFL trainees taking the course so that you can share your experience with fellow teachers in training.


5. Extracurricular Activities: We know that TEFL training is not about all work and no play which is why we provide you with FREE excursions to nearby beaches and a tour of Puerto Vallarta. On Sundays one of our staff members will organize the group and take you to the awesome beaches of Sayulita and San Pancho as well as give you the “Welcome to Puerto Vallarta” tour where you will be able to get to know all happening hot-spots in town.


These are just some of the advantages we have to offer.