Hybrid On-line/Onsite TEFL Class in Leon, Nicaragua
Take the 11 week online course, and then come to Leon, Nicaragua for 1-4 weeks of observed practicum, to gain real world experience in Latin America. You can complete all of your mandatory practicum hours at our language school in Leon, Nicaragua. The Hybrid TEFL Class Tuition is an add on to the ITA Accredited online TEFL certification.
Length: 1 week of observed student teaching in Leon, Nicaragua after you have completed your 150 hour online course. You can complete all of your 20 hour requirements here in Nicaragua.
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International TEFL Academy Nicaragua’s Hybrid class option is an add on to the 11 week online course, with 1 week of observed practice teaching and invaluable feedback from one of our professors. How do you know if your lesson was good, bad, or could use some improvement? After taking our hybrid course, you will be a fully functioning English teacher who is confident in the classroom.
Students complete the standard 11 week online TEFL class (young learners and business professional units for free if you so choose in weeks 12-14 as an option). Participating students can complete the online portion of the course from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Students will receive basic Spanish introduction and classroom time with discussions lesson plan preparation with an instructor, and role play, before heading off to their teaching practicum in the evenings.
While in Leon teacher trainees will receive:
- One on One instructor feedback for 3 student teaching sessions (Beginner, intermediate, advanced level learners.)
- Advice and assistance in arrival into Leon Nicaragua, housing assistance,
- Crash course on survival Spanish
- Culture and sensitivity training,
- Additional focused lesson plan development instruction,
- Classroom management focus,
- 2 hours of observation in EFL classroom
- 6 hours teaching time with EFL students observed by one of our onsite professors, at our language school.
- Also have the capabilities to complete the balance of your 12 hours of practice teaching at our language school unobserved.
- ITA specific job search guidance workshops during training
- Networking in person with other ITA students and alumni at graduation party and other class outings
Requirements to participate in the hybrid in Leon, Nicaragua:
To participate in the on site practicum/ teacher development you must complete all course work from ITA’s online course and a minimum of 14 hours of observation/teaching prior to arrival in Leon, Nicaragua.
What to expect while in Leon.
On the first Monday of the week, teacher trainers will receive orientation to the program as well as a tour/highlight of the attractions not to be missed while here in Leon. Students have teacher guided instruction for 2-3 hours per day. There is a professor available throughout your planning time during the day to assist you with lesson planning. Student will complete observation on Monday and practicum teaching for 2 hours a day Tuesday – Thursday. Friday is a follow up on your job search and graduation. Participants will complete a minimum of 6 hours of practicum teaching hours in Leon Nicaragua at the Centro de Idiomas.
Interested in participating in the hybrid course through International TEFL Academy Nicaragua? Here is how to get started.
1.Speak with someone in student affairs.
2.Choose a start date that works best for you.
3.Register with International TEFL Academy Nicaragua today.
1 – 4 Week TEFL Practicum Course
Have you already completed one of ITA’s online or on-site TEFL Certification courses?
You can take the 1-4 week Practicum Course in Leon.
Cost: $ 450
1 week observed practicum, orientation, job search guidance and everything included above.
If you have already completed or are currently completing a TEFL certification program with ITA you can sign up for your one week of practicum/ teacher development in Leon, Nicaragua. Request a callback from one of our admissions advisors and begin your adventure today.
Cost of Hybrid if you have already registered for ITA’s online TEFL Certification is $450. The cost of housing, food, and transportation is not included in this price.
Sample Hybrid Schedule (CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
*We will have a teacher available to you in the afternoons Monday – Thursday and in the mornings Tuesday – Thursday. During this time you can request and receive additional lesson planning support.
|10:00 – 11:30||-Introductions: Overview of schedule and Practicum-Spanish to use public transportation and the local bus system||Intro to Spanish*||Nicaraguan Culture*||Most common Spanish phrases*||Final Course evaluation.Resume and job search follow up session|
|12:30-1:30||Guided introduction to Leon /Lunch||Graduation and Lunch|
|1:30 – 3:00||*||#|
|3:30- 5:30||Meet and Greet&Orientation||Classroom Management||Resume workshop/ Teaching in Latin America and the world wide job market feedback time with instructor.||Common Language Problems||Cultural Sensitivity & Culture Shock/Tips on living in NicaraguaFeedback time with instructor.|
|6:00-8:00||Observation of EFL Classroom in Nicaragua||EFL Practicum||EFL Practicum||EFL Practicum|