TEFL Course in Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru - An incredible destination for a TEFL course
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An incredible destination for a TEFL course
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What can be said about Arequipa that you don’t already know?

TEFL Course in Arequipa

"Home to the empire of the Inca and the Aztec, the Amazon rainforest and the Andes; Latin America offers a rich and varied travel experience "


Most people who come to Peru are familiar with its capital and Machu Pichu; however, Peru has so much more to offer. One of its gems is Arequipa, a city that combines the cosmopolitan Lima with the historical Cusco. Here are five reasons to come to this northern Peruvian location.

Reason 1
As a city, Arequipa offers a number of English-teaching opportunities to select from. You have international schools there besides regular language schools. International schools usually pay a better salary than the rest.

Reason 2
Arequipa’s museums offer the best of the best if you are interested in the history of the Incas. A real attraction is the frozen Inca girl.

Reason 3
Climb to the top of a real volcano. How many people have done that in their life?

Reason 4
If you enjoy biking, going up and down Canyon Colca is a special treat for those who love downhill biking.
In summary, if you are looking for some of the best teaching opportunities in Peru, interesting historical monuments of the Incas and unforgettable outdoor experiences, Arequipa is the place to go. We guarantee you, you will be glad you did.

Our tefl arequipa institute

Arequipa, the volcano-ringed, colonial-era city in Southern Peru, has remain an off-the-beaten-path destination. That is until Forbes released and included Arequipa in their article, “The 10 Coolest Cities Around the World to Visit in 2018.” Though it is the second most populous city in Peru, Arequipa offers a blend of Cusco and Lima’s best qualities in a quieter, less congested environment.

The way Arequipa, arrived at her final list of ten was by talking to the experts at various high-end travel agencies, the ones “keeping their ears on their clients’ interests and their eyes on the adventures they themselves have in every corner of the world.” As a high-end travel agency, we weren’t surprised to see Arequipa make the shortlist. These are the reasons for why Arequipa is worth a spot on your Peru itinerary, but here is how the super-agents swayed Forbes to include Peru’s “White City” on the list.”

Arequipa’s “Andean vistas and colonial splendor” are two qualities you’ll notice immediately upon arrival and they certainly do leave an impression. With three snow-sprinkled volcanic peaks looming behind a white sillar stone cityscape, the visual impact of Arequipa is memorable. There’s really no place like it in Peru. Wander its cobble-stoned streets, quaint antique shops, and narrow, stepped passageways and you’ll have to remind yourself that you’re in South America, not Europe.

A city that’s played a fundamental role in Peru’s gastronomic renaissance” Arequipa’s claim to gastronomic fame is its picanterías, traditional, communal-style restaurants that serve up a host of spicy dishes. Forbes calls out a few of the most famous of these dishes, including rocoto relleno (stuffed spicy red peppers), chupe de camarones (prawn chowder) and ocopa (boiled potato in a creamy, spicy sauce). Arequipa’s cuisine is a point of pride, and not just for local Arequipeños, but for the nation as a whole.

“Notable sights” Come to Arequipa on your Peru holiday and you certainly won’t be bored. There are so many sights to see, from touring the clock towers of the gigantic cathedral in the Plaza de Armas to stepping inside the Museo Santuarios Andinos for a look at the world’s oldest mummy, Juanita. There’s also the picturesque Santa Catalina Monastery, a must-see when in Arequipa for its stunning aesthetic and architecture rooted in Moorish influences. Also, you will have afternoons free to enjoy and visit the historical places in Arequipa. During weekends you can travel for yourself to Paracas, Huacachina, Macchupicchu the Seven Wonder in the World. Our program takes place in a beautiful, historical Center of Arequipa city. This area is a lovely, safe student environment. Our course cover full accommodation and tuition. We are just a short distance to the most historical buildings, cafes, theaters and dance clubs. Also, you would be able to do tourism paid along with your registration fee on weekends. You will be able to visit The Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. Titikaka lake is one of the included destinations with your TEFL Course.

work in peru as a tefl trainer

There are plenty of English teaching positions in Arequipa and in other major cities such as Lima, Cusco, etc. Even the English school associated with our TEFL training program is willing to hire excellent TEFL certification graduates from our course if teachers are needed. As the largest city of Peru, Lima has most of the English-teaching job opportunities. Many of those jobs involve adults in business or students at private language schools.

It is generally difficult to secure a teaching job before you arrive in Peru. In most Peruvian schools, employers will want to meet you before having you sign a contract. Employers might also have you take English or physiological tests and perform a demo lesson. This is all part of the interviewing process. Also, make sure that your CV has a professional photo on it. CVs without a photo will most likely be thrown aside. If you have a teaching certificate, you can get a job just about anywhere. Although schools like to see a BA and a TEFL/TESOL certificate, some will hire you with a TEFL/TESOL certificate only.

Compensation for teachers in Peru varies widely and depends on your qualification, the amount of hours you teach per week, and the length of your contract. Hourly salaries run around US $5-6 per hour outside Lima and US $6-10 in the capital. It seems little; however, the cost of living in Peru is so low that with such a salary you will still have a great living standard.

  • Average Monthly Salary: US $400 – 600
  • Average Cost of Living: US $300 – 500
  • Monthly bonus: US $100 – 300

Benefits may include transport, insurance, lunch, a housing stipend, and paid vacations. Make sure you clarify everything with your employer and sign a contract. You will usually have one month of vacation unless you work at a school, in that case you will probably get more than a month of vacations. Some schools may put you on planilla. That means that you get an extra month salary in July and December. You also get another bonus in June, called CTS. This is an unemployment fund. You’re allowed to take half of the money out every six months. If you quit or get fired, you’re allowed access to the funds after completing the necessary paperwork.

Some people are certain as to what city they want to live in while others are not. Many people want to go to Cusco. This city is overrun by tourists because it’s in close proximity to Machu Picchu. Maybe you prefer the beach. Then you have to go to Piura and Chiclayo. You will find Trujillo interesting as a university town. Lima is the center of everything. Arequipa is famous for its volcano. Puno has snow. Iquitos is in the jungle. The question is what experience you really would like to have.

As this is just a short introduction to working as English teacher in Peru, your career-support counselor in Peru will assist you in getting work there.

TEFL Courses in Arequipa fill up quickly!



Total tuition: US $1,800 (incl. VAT)

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $1300 (due at the center in Arequipa 10 business days before course start)
Teaching Practicum Dates

    Complementary add-on specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL preparation or Young Learners.

    Special Features
    Tourism program paid
    2 full days one night to Colca Canyon
    2 full days one night to Titikaka Lake

    We have a merger with traditional communities in Colca Canyon. You will be able to do your practicum for a week with them while enjoying their culture.

    Short Courses

    With our TEFL/TESOL program you will receive Spanish classes and a photography course.

Course Dates

  • 4 April – 29 April 2022
  • 2 May – 27 May 2022
  • 30 May – 24 June 2022
  • 4 July – 29 July 2022
  • 1 August – 26 August 2022
  • 5 September – 30 September 2022


75% on-line/25% on-site training

Total tuition: US $1,400 (incl. VAT)

Deposit: $500 due at registration.

Tuition Balance: $900 (due at the center in Arequipa 10 business days before the start of the teaching practice).

This is an on-line/on-site combination course. The online section can start any day and comes with a tutor. You can work at your own pace–fast or slowly. The online part takes about four weeks with daily study; it takes about double the time if you only study on weekends. If you register for teaching practice and cannot finish the online part, you may change the date of your teaching practice.

Teaching Practice Dates
  • 13 April – 01 June 
  • 12 July – 11 October