TESOL Certificate Course – Quito, Ecuador

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The TESOL Certificate Course is offered in a blended/intensive format every summer.



Course dates: May 24 – July 9

Online classes: May 24, 31, June 7, 14

On-site in Quito, Ecuador June 18 – July 9




Three classes and an orientation will be held online before departing to Quito.

Once in Quito, classes and practicum are Monday-Friday, excursions are every weekends.


$3197.00 USD, course & Ecuador adventure
$2397.00 USD, course only

Class Location

Equinox Spanish School, Quito, Ecuador


$3197.00 inclusive: course, excursions, and stay in Quito, OR
$1997.00 USD for course only

Are you traveling to Quito? Your $3197.00 USD includes:

  • TESOL Course and Practicum
  • Homestay with private bedroom
  • Daily meals
  • Laundry service
  • Airport pick-up
  • Weekend excursions (2 day-trips and one weekend overnight to see the sites of beautiful Ecuador)

Do you live in Quito? Your $1997.00 USD includes:

  • TESOL Course and Practicum

Application Fee

$100.00 USD non-refundable, deducted from the total tuition, reserves your space in the course of your choice.

Application Deadline

The last day for registration is April 1st but, as we keep our classes small, we will accept only the first 20 people who apply. To reserve your space in the course and have enough time to complete everything necessary for international travel, PLEASE APPLY EARLY.

How Do I Register?

Register for the course in Quito online. Once we have processed your application, we will call you for a telephone interview to answer any additional questions you have about the course. After you are accepted into the program, we will be in touch regularly to complete the additional steps and help you prepare for the course.

More about Quito, Ecuador

Quito, (pop. 1,865,541) has one of the most magnificent settings in the world. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, Quito boasts one of the finest colonial centers in Latin America. The city offers a vibrant cultural life with theaters, museums, indigenous open markets, universities, unique cafes, shops and restaurants. The surrounding area also offers an incredible geographical diversity: the Andes mountains, the valleys, the Pacific coast and the Amazon rainforest.

All classes will take place at the Equinox Spanish School, a well-known Spanish language school, in the heart of the tourist district of Quito, Ecuador.

The Accommodations

If you do not currently live in Quito, we will arrange a homestay for you with a local family. Students living with a host family have their own private room and bathroom. Three meals a day, seven days a week, laundry service, and transportation to and from the airport also are included. Houses are typically located within walking distance or a short bus ride to school and city amenities.

The cost of the homestay for the duration of the month is included in the price of the course.

The Excursions

In addition to the Spanish classes during the week, it’s important for our participants to experience the life and beauty of Ecuador. Why would you visit another country and stay only in the classroom? For that reason, we have also included the following weekend excursions (subject to change)  in the cost of the course:

  • An opening gathering with information about the culture and language of Ecuador and a walking tour of the historic downtown.
  • An afternoon at “el mitad del mundo” where you can stand on the equator line and enjoy Ecuadorian culture.
  • A day trip to Otavalo, one of the most well-known indigenous markets in all of Latin America.
  • An overnight trip to Baños, a town of mountains and jungle at the edge of the Amazon basin, and of course the natural thermal springs Baños was named for.

Photo Gallery of Quito, Ecuador