Description

Máximo Nivel was founded in Cusco, Peru in 2003, and has since expanded and established offices in Costa Rica and Guatemala.  Today, Maximo Nivel offers its TEFL/TESOL Certification, Native Spanish Program, International Volunteer Program, and Native English Program in all three countries — Peru, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Interested students can select from language immersion programs, volunteer programs, teaching internships and TEFL Certification programs.

Máximo Nivel’s programs are internationally accredited by the Ministries of Education in Peru and Guatemala. We are closely associated with Brookhaven College in the United States, and Universidad Rural in Guatemala.  Because of our accreditations and educational partners, university credit is available for many of our programs.

Máximo 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.

TEFL Certification Programs

Teaching English abroad is a life changing experience—travel the world, immerse yourself in new cultures, get international work experience, and be an ambassador for the English language.

English is the lingua franca of the world, especially in education, business, and popular culture. As the global economy grows and as interest in international travel and study abroad expands, the need for English language skills continues to increase. Even as you read this, all over the world, there are millions of students signing-up for classes and studying at language institutes, schools, and universities to improve their English. This means the demand for qualified instructors to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) is growing exponentially all over the globe!

Thousands of English programs all over the world are hiring qualified ESL teachers from South America to Asia, from the Middle East to Africa, and from Europe to North America. The international standard qualifications for English teachers are TEFL, TESOL, and CELTA certificates—with these certifications, you can apply for great career opportunities teaching English abroad.

TEFL Certification at Maximo Nivel

Since 2003, Maximo Nivel’s TEFL Certification Program has been helping teachers and travelers realize their dreams of working and living internationally. Our TEFL certification courses are internationally accredited and are recognized worldwide by language schools, institutes, and universities. We put a lot into our TEFL program—making it fun, intense, and one of the best learning experiences of your life!

TEFL COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Introduction to learning and teaching theories
  • Introduction to critical ESL techniques
  • Understand English language structure
  • Understand language skills and systems
  • Build classroom management skills
  • Learn how to create effective lesson plans
  • Learn how to engage and motivate ESL learners
  • Learn methodologies for teaching ESL
  • Learn how to assess learners’ English levels
  • Introduction to ESL teaching resources, tools, and materials
  • Introduction to international English exams –TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, etc
  • Career assistance and job finding workshop

Maximo Nivel has successfully trained more than 3,500 TEFL graduates and Maximo-certified people are teaching around the world in countries like China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Korea, France, Russia, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, United States, Canada, and many more. Our Program Advisors coach you on the various TEFL program options we offer and we work with you to select the best location for your training. We help you get started as a professional English teacher!

Most TEFL certification providers only offer TEFL certificates. In comparison, Maximo Nivel is a very successful, functioning language institute offering English, Spanish, TEFL certification, and various study abroad programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Our intensive English programs (IEPs) are recognized for their quality and service, and we take great pride in our standing as a first-class language training center!

Using the feedback we receive each month from our TEFL graduates, we continuously develop our TEFL courses and improve our training and client service. By earning Maximo Nivel’s TEFL Certification program, you can be confident that you’ve completed a rigorous teacher certification that exceeds all global standards.

TEFL Course Standards

Maximo Nivel TEFL
Total hours 150
Highly qualified TEFL trainers Yes
Recognized accreditation Yes
Practical teaching 6 hours
Observation of experienced teachers 6 hours
Trainees teach real ESL classes Yes
Continuous assessment of trainees Yes
Course portfolio required Yes
Job finding assistance Lifetime
Company Details
Main Office | Course Location

7950 NW 53rd Street Suite 337 Miami Florida United States 33166

Course Type(s)
  • Combined TEFL Courses, Online TEFL Courses, On-site TEFL Courses
  • Just Text What's Up
Course Length(s)
  • Long Courses (150+ hours)
Certificate Type(s)
  • TEFL / TESL / TESOL
Specialist Course(s)
  • Teaching Business English (BE), Teaching Exam Preparation
Additional Feature(s)
  • TEFL Internships
  • Judy Berger
    June 26, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I completed Maximo Nivel’s TEFL course in May 2018 in Cusco. I did the fist portion online. I found the in-person component extremely valuable and enjoyable. The online first portion saved me time and money, but could not take the place of the immersive experience with colleagues and the excellent trainer.Our class was small and very mutually supportive. The trainer used humor and games to convey a lot of important material and reinforce key points. I loved staying with a local family while studying and practice-teaching. I don’t know if my current lifestyle (I am retired but have ongoing musical commitments) will enable me to make the contract commitments to work at a school for as much as a semester at a time, but of this I am confident:
    *. I now know how to effectively teach English as a foreign language
    *. I can run workshop or tutor
    *. I can be a far more effective volunteer.One caveat about this program: Expect to put in long (10+ hour) days during the last 2 weeks of the program. Getting good at key skills such as eliciting and concept check questioning, plus reducing habits of echoing and explaining, takes time and hard work. Preparing original materials for lesson plans takes time and creativity. Worth it? YES!

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  • Luna Todd
    June 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Maximo Nivel has been nothing other than great! I totally recommend this program if you are searching for a tefl certification program. The course was thorough and very informative. I felt prepared to teach a classroom the day after graduation. I am a satisfied participant.

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  • Katie
    June 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I highly recommend this course! Such an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. The staff and TEFL instructor at the Maximo Nivel Manuel Antonio location absolutely make the experience. They are so wonderful. It is also truly awesome course. The content and practical teaching have me feeling so prepared and excited to begin my ESL teaching job!

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  • Luis Gobea
    June 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I took the TEFL course in Cusco Peru and let me tell you that this was one of the most memorable experiences I ever had in my career as a teacher,
    I met people from different countries in my TEFL class, we got along very well, I learned different techniques that I’m applying in my classes on real students, I couldn’t be happier now but everything was possible because of Sean, I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher, he is a great teacher and a better person, I really recommend you to take this course.

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  • Aaron Walker
    April 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I just finished the TEFL course in Cusco. It was an amazing learning experience. After all the work and study, I truly feel prepared to teach in the real world. And this is all thanks to Sean, our instructor. You could not ask for a better teacher. He kept the class lively and always laughing. Yet we learned so much throughout the course. He was always available and ready to help, whenever asked. He made it possible for us all to have confidence in ourselves as teachers. It truly was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I would recommend this class to anybody looking to learn, laugh, and travel. Thanks Maximo, thanks Sean!

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