Course Duration: 4 weeks Tuition: $1,995 (only $500 to reserve your space)
Stretching over half the length of South America, Chile offers the gamut of natural wonders - from the driest desert in the world (near San Pedro de Atacama to massive glacial fields. Filling up the in-between are volcanoes, geysers, beaches, lakes, rivers, steppe and countless islands.
Thanks to a steady economic growth, the country's capital Santiago has transofrmed into one of Latin America's most modern metropolitan areas, with a diverse and cosmopolitan culture. Set between the snowcapped Andean peaks to the east and a smaller coastal range to the west, Santiago boasts an eclectic downtown area, high-rise architecture, world-class cuisine, a booming cafe culture, exotic suburban parks, fine museums and a flourishing arts scene.
Located in central Santiago, TEFL Chile provides the standard 150 hours of coursework and combines it with hands-on community teaching experience.
Students will complete 130 hours of coursework and training. Topics covered in the 4 week onsite course include speaking, listening, reading and grammar. In order to satisfy the certificate requirements students must also complete 20 hour of TEFL Practicum. The practicum will be comprised of a combination of classroom observation, tutoring and student teaching designed to help students gain additional hands-on experience.
TEFL Chile is located in the municipality of Providencia in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Take a walk around the neighborhood and you will find some of Santiago's top restaurants, coffee shops, theaters, banks, gyms, and the River Mapocho with a number of parks and running/bike paths. Jump on the convenient metro train to explore other areas like Mount San Cristobal Park which contains the Santiago Zoo, Japanese gardens, more running/bike paths and pools. Or hop across the river to the west and snag some deals on lapis lazuli. Looking to check out the thriving art scene in Santiago? Head to nearby Bellavista neighborhood to enjoy the bohemian style and creativity of Chile's local artists, from craft vendors to upscale galleries.
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Santiago has an abundance of housing options to fit your budget. Hostels are located throughout the city, ranging from $10 - $20 a night. Hotels and guest houses can also be rented by the night from $20 and up.
Short-term apartment rentals are also an option for those studying in Santiago and can range in price depending on number of roommates, amenities and neighborhood.
Santiago is home to Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benitez, also known as Pudahuel, which is a hub for both domestic and international flights. Once in country, there are a variety of bus services ranging from basic to luxurious for any budget to travel around the region.
Santiago itself has a very modern transport infrastructure, including the steadily growing underground Santiago Metro, South America's most extensive metro system. In addition to the Metro, there are also local bus systems run through Transantiago, as well as a communter rail, Metrotren, which serves suburban rail service to and from the city.
Santiago experienes a cool Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers November to March and cold humid winters from June to August.
Tuition DOES NOT Include:
TEFL Institute course fee
Job placement assistance
Pre-enrollment and departure advice
Accommodation and meals
Travel to and from the course
Visa, if needed (TEFL Institute cannot provide student visas)
Medial INsurance (TEFL Institute can recommend medical insurance)