Teacher Training in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Teacher Training Center

The school consists of two adjoining buildings: a colonial style house with a domed roof and terrace at the front which houses the reception, two large student apartments (not to mention an exclusive French restaurant called Byblos!); and a new, purpose-built building at the back that contains the teachers' room, the study room, the Internet access room, offices, the classrooms and two more student apartments. There are 10 spacious classrooms in total, all with air-conditioning and views of the garden, which is full of exotic trees and plants. There is also the bar area in the garden where students can relax and socialise after class.

Our school includes:

  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • A small library area dedicated to CELTA students
  • An area with tea and coffee making facilities
  • A central location with excellent transport links
  • Cafés, restaurants and convenience stores within a couple of minutes walk

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Our English Teacher Trainers in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The CELTA tutors are highly experienced teachers who have also received CELTA Trainer accreditation through the University of Cambridge. They have completed both the CELTA and Delta qualifications and have many years of both teaching and training experience. Some of them have MAs in TESOL, Teacher Education, Applied Linguistics and ELT. We also have two CELTA Assessors on our team of trainers (Orlando Delgado Mata and Edna Equihua), and one Delta Assessor (Orlando Delgado Mata, our Teacher Training & Development Coordinator).

Teacher Training Manager: Orlando Delgado Mata

Orlando holds Delta and an MA TESOL (Teacher Education) from the University of Manchester. He is a teacher trainer for TKT, ICELT, CELTA and Delta, and he frequently travels around the world as a CELTA & Delta Assessor, assessing CELTA courses and Delta candidates at other Cambridge centres. He also collaborates with the British Council and IH London as a Distance Delta Local Tutor and Orientation Course Trainer. He is an ICELT moderator as well as a trainer for online courses with IHWO. He is also currently manager for CELTA, ICELT & Delta courses  at  IH in Mexico.

CELTA Tutor: Ricardo Fajardo

Ricardo Fajardo has taught English for 16 years, 8 as a teacher trainer. At IH he is currently a TKT, CELTA and ICELT tutor. He specialises in business English and teaches specialist courses including Language Awareness, Methodology and Phonology, amongst others. Furthermore, he examines IELTS and Cambridge exams and coordinates TKT for IH Mexico.

CELTA Tutor: Richard Davies

Originally from London, Richard did this BA in English Language and History at Oxford University. He took both CELTA and DELTA and worked as a language teacher in Spain, Turkey, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. He has an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Kent, UK) and an MA in Stylistics and Modern English Language  (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK).  He has worked on CELTA and DELTA courses and on BAs and MAs in ELT. He once was an ICELT Moderator and DELTA assessor and now collaborates with the CELTA training centres in Mexico.

CELTA  Tutor: Edna Equihua

Edha has been with IH Mexico as a teacher and trainer since 2000. She tutors CELTA through Mexico and assesses it abroad. She also tutors TKT, ICELT and has recently been approved as a Distance Delta Orientation Course Tutor. She previously worked as DOS at the Anglo-Mexican Cultural Institute and has held various posts at the TEC de Monterrey.

CELTA Tutor: Jean Pender

Jean Pender is a teacher trainer and ELT consultant. She has worked in Mexico, the UK and Japan. She has Delta, a PGCE from the University of London’s Institute of Education and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. Since 2009, she has taught CELTA and ICELT courses and summer pre-sessional courses for the University of Southampton.

CELTA Tutor:  Liz Fishwick

Liz began her teaching career in Japan in 1997 and has worked in Poland, Russia, Syria and Brussels where she was an Academic Coordinator. In 2007 she was awarded the Cambridge DELTA before moving to Mexico City, working with the British Council. She is now a CELTA and ICELT tutor and a Local Tutor for Distance-Delta.

CELTA Tutor: Juan Pablo Monfón

Pablo Monfón started teaching English in 2002 and has worked at many top companies and has gained ICELT and DELTA. Besides teaching English, he is also a Cambridge oral examiner and Teacher Trainer for TKT and recently CELTA. He tutors the Language Awareness and FCTBE courses and is an ICELT tutor as well.

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Accommodation

New student residence

Many of our CELTA course trainees stay at our student residence in Playa del Carmen, where we offer special prices for those staying more than 27 nights (details below).

School Apartments / Studios

For students who are staying in Playa for 4 or more weeks and who like to have access to kitchen facilities, we can provide fully-furnished self-catering studio apartments on campus. In this case, you have you own room with mini-fridge, TV and bathroom but the kitchen is shared with others. (Subject to availability)

Hotels and Apartments/Condos

Playa del Carmen has a number of hotels and some of the best are within a 5-minute walk of the school. Single or double rooms with private bathroom are available all year round and the rooms always come with breakfast. The prices vary depending on the facilities they offer and the season. There are many choices of short-term rental apartments and condos, which also vary in price. We can put you in touch with companies who rent out apartments and you can see what there is on offer.

Accommodation for CELTA Students in Riviera Maya
2015 Prices
Student ResidencePrices in USD/night. In parenthesis, price per night for students staying 27 or more nights.
Single room, no meals 36 (33)
Single room, with breakfast 42 (39)
Shared room, no meals 26 (23)
Shared room, with breakfast 28 (25)
School ApartmentsPrices in USD/night
Single room in an apartment sharing with other students 43
Shared room in apartment 30
Exclusive use of 1 bedroom furnished apartment 70
Exclusive use of 2/3-bedroom furnished apartment 90
Hotels / Apartments and CondosPrices vary considerably according to category and season.
Further details on application for the CELTA course.

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Riviera Maya and Surroundings

The Town

Playa del Carmen is a marvellous place to spend time. It has all the advantages of a Mexican Caribbean resort - a dazzling, white-sand beach, turquoise sea, a huge range of bars, restaurants and places to stay - and yet it has managed to retain a relaxed, lowrise village atmosphere which has nothing in common with the large-scale tourist resorts elsewhere on the coast.

There is plenty to do and see in Playa and the town is growing fast. But the atmosphere is anything other than hectic and it is the gentle surf that seems to dominate the pace of life.

Getting There

There are direct flights from most major cities to Cancun International Airport which is just 60 km (40 miles) north of Playa del Carmen. The journey from the airport to Playa del Carmen by taxi or bus should take less than 1 hour. Alternatively the school can arrange an airport meeting and transfer service on request.

Weather in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has a sub-tropical climate, which means it's almost always warm. The annual average temperature is about 27C or 80F. Humidity is also quite high. Regardless of what time of year you come, you will have great beach days and the sea is always warm enough to swim in.

Seasonal variations: February to May Spring is a beautiful time of year, with little rain and flowers everywhere. The sea is calmer and gets steadily warmer as temperature rises. Nights can still be cool, but a sweater is rarely needed.

June to August The summer in Playa del Carmen is hot. The water is so warm you can stay in for hours. Blue skies prevail. There is some rainfall with short heavy showers in the afternoon or evening. Nights do not get much cooler.

More information for Riviera Maya: www.visitmexico.com/en/mayan-riviera

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Teacher Training in Mexico City, Mexico

The Teacher Training Center in Mexico City

The CELTA training centre is located in Colonia Condesa, one of the most emblematic and picturesque places in Mexico City. Studying in such a central area allows you to move with ease to all sights like the Luis Barragan House study, the National Sound Archive, Chapultepec, the Zocalo, the house of Frida Kahlo, the Palace of Bellas Artes, the Templo Mayor Museum and spend time among the streets which are full of bohemia and the cultural atmosphere of  Colonia Roma and Condesa.

Our school includes:

  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • A small library area dedicated to CELTA students
  • An area with tea and coffee making facilities
  • A central location with excellent transport links
  • Cafés, restaurants and convenience stores within a couple of minutes walk

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CELTA Course in Mexico City

Our English Teacher Trainers in Mexico City, Mexico

The CELTA tutors are highly experienced teachers who have also received CELTA Trainer accreditation through the University of Cambridge. They have completed both the CELTA and Delta qualifications and have many years of both teaching and training experience. Some of them have MAs in TESOL, Teacher Education, Applied Linguistics and ELT. We also have two CELTA Assessors on our team of trainers (Orlando Delgado Mata and Edna Equihua), and one Delta Assessor (Orlando Delgado Mata, our Teacher Training & Development Coordinator).

Teacher Training Manager: Orlando Delgado Mata

Orlando holds Delta and an MA TESOL (Teacher Education) from the University of Manchester. He is a teacher trainer for TKT, ICELT, CELTA and Delta, and he frequently travels around the world as a CELTA & Delta Assessor, assessing CELTA courses and Delta candidates at other Cambridge centres. He also collaborates with the British Council and IH London as a Distance Delta Local Tutor and Orientation Course Trainer. He is an ICELT moderator as well as a trainer for online courses with IHWO. He is also currently manager for CELTA, ICELT & Delta courses  at  IH in Mexico.

CELTA Tutor: Ricardo Fajardo

Ricardo Fajardo has taught English for 16 years, 8 as a teacher trainer. At IH he is currently a TKT, CELTA and ICELT tutor. He specialises in business English and teaches specialist courses including Language Awareness, Methodology and Phonology, amongst others. Furthermore, he examines IELTS and Cambridge exams and coordinates TKT for IH Mexico.

CELTA Tutor: Richard Davies

Originally from London, Richard did this BA in English Language and History at Oxford University. He took both CELTA and DELTA and worked as a language teacher in Spain, Turkey, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. He has an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Kent, UK) and an MA in Stylistics and Modern English Language  (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK).  He has worked on CELTA and DELTA courses and on BAs and MAs in ELT. He once was an ICELT Moderator and DELTA assessor and now collaborates with the CELTA training centres in Mexico.

CELTA  Tutor: Edna Equihua

Edha has been with IH Mexico as a teacher and trainer since 2000. She tutors CELTA through Mexico and assesses it abroad. She also tutors TKT, ICELT and has recently been approved as a Distance Delta Orientation Course Tutor. She previously worked as DOS at the Anglo-Mexican Cultural Institute and has held various posts at the TEC de Monterrey.

CELTA Tutor: Jean Pender

Jean Pender is a teacher trainer and ELT consultant. She has worked in Mexico, the UK and Japan. She has Delta, a PGCE from the University of London’s Institute of Education and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. Since 2009, she has taught CELTA and ICELT courses and summer pre-sessional courses for the University of Southampton.

CELTA Tutor:  Liz Fishwick

Liz began her teaching career in Japan in 1997 and has worked in Poland, Russia, Syria and Brussels where she was an Academic Coordinator. In 2007 she was awarded the Cambridge DELTA before moving to Mexico City, working with the British Council. She is now a CELTA and ICELT tutor and a Local Tutor for Distance-Delta.

CELTA Tutor: Juan Pablo Monfón

Pablo Monfón started teaching English in 2002 and has worked at many top companies and has gained ICELT and DELTA. Besides teaching English, he is also a Cambridge oral examiner and Teacher Trainer for TKT and recently CELTA. He tutors the Language Awareness and FCTBE courses and is an ICELT tutor as well.

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Accommodation Mexico City

Per night:

  • Host family with bed and breakfast: 30 USD$
  • Host family with half board: 35 USD$

Note:

  • All accommodation is arranged from the Sunday evening before the course starts to the Saturday morning after the end of the course.
  • Extra nights can normally be arranged
  • We can also provide you with transportation from the airport to the host family place for the cost of 50 USD$.

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CELTA Courses in Mexico City

Mexico City and Surroundings

One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, Mexico City has 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods.

Seat of the executive federal power of the Mexican Republic, the Federal District is one of the oldest cities in America. It was recognized as Heritage City in 1987 due to its Historic Center and its Xochimilco National Park.

The Historic Center, was recognized because of its historical and cultural value meanwhile, Xochimilco holds the title of World Heritage Site due to its chinampas (floating gardens or small areas of fertile soil on the surface of lakes) which demonstrate the work carried out by its ancient inhabitants in order to build their habitat in a less than favorable territory.

Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live mariachi music.

More information for Mexico City: www.visitmexico.com.mx/en/heritage-city-mexico-city

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Teacher Training in Guadalajara, Mexico

The Teacher Training Center

The CELTA Training Center in Guadalajara has been in its present location, since the beginning of 2012. Our school includes:

  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • A small computer room
  • 2 medium sized and 2 smaller classrooms
  • A small library area dedicated to CELTA students
  • An area with tea and coffee making facilities
  • A central location with excellent transport links
  • Cafés, restaurants and convenience stores within a couple of minutes walk

Cambridge Examinations

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Our English Teacher Trainers in Guadalajara, Mexico

The CELTA tutors are highly experienced teachers who have also received CELTA Trainer accreditation through the University of Cambridge. They have completed both the CELTA and Delta qualifications and have many years of both teaching and training experience. Some of them have MAs in TESOL, Teacher Education, Applied Linguistics and ELT. We also have two CELTA Assessors on our team of trainers (Orlando Delgado Mata and Edna Equihua), and one Delta Assessor (Orlando Delgado Mata, our Teacher Training & Development Coordinator).

Teacher Training Manager: Orlando Delgado Mata

Orlando holds Delta and an MA TESOL (Teacher Education) from the University of Manchester. He is a teacher trainer for TKT, ICELT, CELTA and Delta, and he frequently travels around the world as a CELTA & Delta Assessor, assessing CELTA courses and Delta candidates at other Cambridge centres. He also collaborates with the British Council and IH London as a Distance Delta Local Tutor and Orientation Course Trainer. He is an ICELT moderator as well as a trainer for online courses with IHWO. He is also currently manager for CELTA, ICELT & Delta courses  at  IH in Mexico.

CELTA Tutor: Ricardo Fajardo

Ricardo Fajardo has taught English for 16 years, 8 as a teacher trainer. At IH he is currently a TKT, CELTA and ICELT tutor. He specialises in business English and teaches specialist courses including Language Awareness, Methodology and Phonology, amongst others. Furthermore, he examines IELTS and Cambridge exams and coordinates TKT for IH Mexico.

CELTA Tutor: Richard Davies

Originally from London, Richard did this BA in English Language and History at Oxford University. He took both CELTA and DELTA and worked as a language teacher in Spain, Turkey, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. He has an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Kent, UK) and an MA in Stylistics and Modern English Language  (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK).  He has worked on CELTA and DELTA courses and on BAs and MAs in ELT. He once was an ICELT Moderator and DELTA assessor and now collaborates with the CELTA training centres in Mexico.

CELTA  Tutor: Edna Equihua

Edha has been with IH Mexico as a teacher and trainer since 2000. She tutors CELTA through Mexico and assesses it abroad. She also tutors TKT, ICELT and has recently been approved as a Distance Delta Orientation Course Tutor. She previously worked as DOS at the Anglo-Mexican Cultural Institute and has held various posts at the TEC de Monterrey.

CELTA Tutor: Jean Pender

Jean Pender is a teacher trainer and ELT consultant. She has worked in Mexico, the UK and Japan. She has Delta, a PGCE from the University of London’s Institute of Education and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. Since 2009, she has taught CELTA and ICELT courses and summer pre-sessional courses for the University of Southampton.

CELTA Tutor:  Liz Fishwick

Liz began her teaching career in Japan in 1997 and has worked in Poland, Russia, Syria and Brussels where she was an Academic Coordinator. In 2007 she was awarded the Cambridge DELTA before moving to Mexico City, working with the British Council. She is now a CELTA and ICELT tutor and a Local Tutor for Distance-Delta.

CELTA Tutor: Juan Pablo Monfón

Pablo Monfón started teaching English in 2002 and has worked at many top companies and has gained ICELT and DELTA. Besides teaching English, he is also a Cambridge oral examiner and Teacher Trainer for TKT and recently CELTA. He tutors the Language Awareness and FCTBE courses and is an ICELT tutor as well.

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CELTA Course in Guadalajara Mexico

Accommodations

As a small school we do not offer an accommodation service as such, but can recommend a few options near to the school.

There are various options close to the school, depending on your taste and budget! One of the most popular with past CELTees is the ‘Residencia San Martin’ (www.residenciasanmartin.com) where a room for 1 or 2 people with private bathroom comes in at $7,000 pesos per month.

Residencia San Martin

Lion Hostal

  • Monthly rate: From $ 2,100.00  a $ 7,400.00
  • Address: Miguel De Cervantes Saavreda # 46
  • www.lionhostel.com

Tequila Hostal

  • Monthly rate: Individual room $ 4,500.00 with bath
  • Shared room from $ 2,800.000 P/Pers. With bath
  • Av. Hidalgo # 1260 Col. Centro
  • www.tequilahostel.com

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Full Time CELTA Courses in Guadalajara Mexico

Guadalajara and Surroundings

For Before or After your CELTA Course!

Guadalajara is Mexico’s second city. It is the birthplace of many things for which Mexico is recognized on an international level.  Tequila and Mariachi music both have their routes in the state of Jalisco. During your stay you can sample both the old and the new, from nearby archaeological sites to the historic downtown and famous cathedral to the bustling shopping malls such as ‘Plaza Andares’ and ‘Plaza Galerias’. At the ‘hospicio cabañas’ a series of monumental frescoes depicting Mexico’s revolution bring the history of the city to life.

If arts and crafts are your thing you can while away many an hour in the markets and stores of Tlaquepaque and Tonalá. In the neighborhoods of Chapultepec and the colonia Americana, you can enjoy a bohemian atmosphere, with many great restaurants and watering holes to refresh you after a long day’s study.

Guadalajara has a very vibrant nightlife and social scene; the weather is perfect, never dropping below 10 degrees C at night and maxing out at 35 in the summer and 25 in the winter; it is relatively close to the beach and surrounded by forests and mountain ranges; there are a lot of job opportunities for teachers of English once they have completed their CELTA.

More information for Guadalajara: www.visitmexico.com/en/guadalajara

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