English Teacher Training Guadalajara
About the Teacher Training Centre in Guadalajara
The CELTA training centre in Guadalajara has been in its present location, since the beginning of 2012. It is in the Vallarta district, nearby the Parroquia Maria Madre de Cristo, with many eateries close by to choose from. 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
Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.
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.
CELTA Tutor: Ricardo Fajardo
Ricardo Fajardo has taught English for 16 years, 8 as a teacher trainer. 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.
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 a teacher and trainer since 2000. She tutors CELTA in 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.
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
- Monthly rate: From $ 3,500.00 a $ 7, 500.00
- Address: General San Martin # 123
- Residencia San Martin on Facebook.
- Monthly rate: From $ 2,100.00 a $ 7,400.00
- Address: Miguel De Cervantes Saavreda # 46
- Monthly rate: Individual room $ 4,500.00 with bath
- Shared room from $ 2,800.000 P/Pers. With bath
- Av. Hidalgo # 1260 Col. Centro
How to Reserve Accommodation
Check the box in the application form and you can arrange accommodation with the course tutor upon interview.
Guadalajara and Surroundings
Guadalajara is Mexico’s second city. It is the birthplace of many things for which Mexico is recognised 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 neighbourhoods 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.
Blog articles about Mexico
Other than being a fantastic city to study in and explore (and enjoy tacos and tequila!), the Mexico CELTA course also has a fantastic employment rate for those who have just obtained that oh-so-important CELTA qualification. To prove my point, take a look at the stats of CELTA course finishers earlier this year in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Riviera Maya below. Certainly something to take into account when considering where to take the CELTA course. Read more...