Maximo Nivel’s award winning TEFL Certification Program is a thorough and practical introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). During the 150-hours 4-week course, you become familiar with the principles of successful ESL teaching and you develop real-world skills to be an effective English teacher. The TEFL program focuses on practical teaching, lesson planning, classroom management, and more. The training program includes 100 hours of in-class instruction, 35 hours of required reading and written assignments, and 15 hours of observation and practical teaching.
Practical teaching is the heart of the TEFL Certification program. You begin teaching mini-lessons in week 1 and continue throughout the course. There are also various, short workshops where you practice specific teaching techniques and strategies. The TEFL course also includes 6 hours where you observe experienced ESL teachers leading their classes. In the final week of the TEFL course, you take over a live English class with real, non-native students, and teach 60-minute lessons for 5 days, during which you are observed and coached by your TEFL Trainer. In all you will have 15 hours of practical teaching and observation during the course.
Maximo Nivel offers its TEFL Graduates lifetime job-finding support, which means their team is at your service before, during, and after the TEFL course to make sure you enjoy a successful teaching career.
Maximo Nivel’s success is based on our commitment to quality and the highest level of client service possible. We continuously invest in professional staff and first-class facilities to ensure your overall experience with us is nothing short of excellent.
294 reviews of Maximo Nivel
Review 294 of 294 Maximo Nivel
The TEFL course at Maximo Nivel was incredibly thorough and informative. The instructor, Wayne, is incredibly kind, caring, and an excellent and supportive teacher in every way. I felt like the course exceeded my expectations for curriculum and instruction experience, and I felt supported every step of the way with Wayne and the lovely staff at Maximo Nivel. I feel confident going forward as an English teacher, and look forward to the journey ahead of me
Review 293 of 294 Maximo Nivel
Overall, the TEFL course at Maximo Nivel taught by Wayne Summerbell was such a positive experience! I learned so much about myself and about teaching throughout this program, and felt safe, challenged, and supported throughout the entire process. It’s a huge kudos to the Maximo Nivel program for being structured so well, and to Wayne for delivering it in such an excellent manner. I will remember this program for the rest of my life, and the effect that it, and my instructor had on me will also be with me throughout my lifetime. Thanks to Wayne and Maximo, I feel prepared to teach English to anyone, anywhere in the world; which is no small feeling to have. Thank you guys.
Review 292 of 294 Maximo Nivel
I did the TEFL course in Manuel Antonio March/April 2023.
We had the best trainer who was so competent, clear, and concise. The course was professional, the feedback helpful, and Maximo has been around for 20 years so the course just ran smoothly! You get actual teaching experience (we taught adults) in a beautiful location! It is expensive in Manuel Antonio, so I would suggest the homestay option where breakfast and dinner are included.
Review 291 of 294 Maximo Nivel
I had such an incredible month at Maximo Nivel in Cusco, Peru. We had fun everyday, I learned so much about grammar, teaching theory, and how to be an effect English teacher. Wayne, Annabelle, and Sean were incredibly fun, knowledgeable, kind and offered amazing feedback for how to improve as a teacher. Michelle, Becca, Anthony, and Luzcely were so friendly and helpful. Cusco is one of my favorite cities in the world. What a life-changing month, I can’t wait to come back to work at Maximo in the future.