TEFL Certification Course
Get certified to teach English abroad with our month long, 120 hour TEFL certification course! The course includes 100 hours of training and 20 hours of in-class teaching right here in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Extend your stay and gain even more experience with our TEFL Internship program or by volunteering with us after your certification course! Job guidance and post-certification support provided! Our TEFL Course is Certified by the International TEFL Accreditation Council (ITEFLAC) so that your certification will be recognized internationally!
What is TEFL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Also known as TESOL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, ELT, English Language Teaching, and ESL, English as a Second Language. The field of TEFL/TESOL is one of the fastest growing educational fields in the world and a great opportunity to work and live abroad!
Why do I need a TEFL Certification?
You will need a TEFL Certification to Teach English as a Foreign Language in a non-native English speaking country. Your TEFL certification is the minimum requirement to get a job teaching English abroad!
Why become a TEFL certified teacher?
- Live and work abroad with a respected career as a TEFL teacher!
- Make money while you travel!
- Get immersed in new cultures and learn new languages
- Develop professional skills to help you in the future
Taught by Jennifer Jackson, Masters of Education & TEFL Certified
After completing her Masters Degree in Education at Assumption College in Massachusetts, Jennifer moved to Costa Rica 2015 to obtain her TEFL Certification and then worked at a private school teaching English for two years. After multiple visits to Bocas del Toro, Jennifer had a dream to open a TEFL Certification Course on the islands and thus partnered with Give & Surf to make this dream a reality.
TEFL CERTIFICATION COURSE SCHEDULE
September 4 – September 29
October 9- November 3
January 8-february 2
February 12-march 9
March 19-April 13
April 23-may 18
May 28-June 22
July 2 –July 27
August 6-August 31
September 10- October 5
One-month certification class: $1,799
Plus accommodations & weekly weekend excursions (optional): +$600
Requirements: Must be 18+, must be a native English speaker or have advanced fluency
TEFL Certification Internship
Stay after your certification course for any length of time to get additional hands-on teaching experience leading free English classes for locals. A great way to build your resume, earn university credit, and get more experience under your belt!
TEFL Certification + Volunteering with Give & Surf
Come before your certification course or stay afterwards and volunteer with Give & Surf. Help out with our preschool and after-school programs and teaching English classes to children.
TEFL Certification + Spanish Language training at Habla Ya Spanish School
Come before your TEFL course and be immersed in the local language and culture by taking Spanish classes and/or doing a homestay with a local family.
*Package prices will be tailored to you based on your length of stay and accommodations.