English Teacher Training Torreon
The Teacher Training Centre
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
The CELTA centre in Torreón is situated right in the centre of the city. It is conveniently located close to several low budget Mexican food restaurants, bars and cafés, within access of several other shops, such as pharmacies and supermarkets. For those with a finer taste, Torreón also offers a wide array of gourmet dining restaurants in the city centre. Getting around is also very easy in Torreón, with many buses circulating from the city centre to the outskirts. Bus services are also available for other destinations, such as neighbouring cities and the U.S. Renting a car or cycling are two other options in the city, with several agencies to choose from, you’d have more freedom to explore interesting and less known sights.
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 Torreon, 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 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.
In terms of accommodation, if you are interested in doing your CELTA in Torreón, then you’re in luck; the main budget hotels are located right in the city centre for more convenience.
We suggest you use sites such as www.airbnb.com and www.booking.com to organise your own - alternatively, see below to receive housing assistance from the tutors in Torreón.
How to Reserve Accommodation
Check the box in the application form and you can arrange accommodation with the course tutor upon interview.
Torreon and Surroundings
The city of Torreón, located in the northeastern part of Mexico, is a leading capital of agriculture. The city meanders along the river Nazas, which fuelled the city’s growth in the middle of the 19th century with its natural source of water. The accessibility to the river also cultivated the now prosperous farming and ecotourism industries of the city, as it facilitated the irrigation of the land. The city also boasts cultural and historical places and sights, such as the Arocena Museum, with art dating back to the pre-Hispanics, and the statue of Christ, which is the third tallest statue in South America. Shopping is also prominent in Torreón, with several shopping malls, such as Galerias Lagunas and Intrmall.
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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...