TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Certificate Program
(Teacher of English as a Foreign / Second Language / Cross-cultural Awareness)
Quito, Ecuador
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Cross-cultural Awareness (CCA)

We believe that teachers can be successful with foreign students, especially in a foreign country, only after they have had some preparation in cross-cultural awareness. Therefore, in addition to the academic areas mentioned in the program, we have developed a module on cross-cultural awareness which will not only help you to understand the global village we live in, but also teaches you to prosper in a foreign country with foreign students. This module includes:

    • The world we live in
    • Exploring your own cultural identity
    • Personal cultural values and beliefs
    • Learning about another culture: how cultures differ
    • Stereotypes and the consequences
    • Culture shock
    • Adapting to your new culture

Besides formal sessions in these areas, you will be getting to know participants from a variety of countries, as well as groups of aspiring Ecuadorian students.

You can always extend your stay in Ecuador to study Spanish and learn more about Ecuadorian culture.


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What participants have said about CCA...

"The cross-cultural awareness section was especially interesting because it is vital to someone who is interested in going to other countries."

Georgia Peterson

Georgia Peterson

"The TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Certificate Program creates the appropriate ambiance to share teaching experiences from trainers and colleagues in a cross-cultural basis, which makes it more valuable."

Nadya Zuñiga

Nadya Zuñiga

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Continuing Education Center - National Polytechnic School
(Centro de Educación Continua - Escuela Politécnica Nacional)
Edificio Aulas y Relación con el Medio Externo
Av. Toledo N23-55 y Madrid (60 m al sur de la calle Madrid), Quito, Ecuador
Teléfonos: 2500068 - 2553605 ext: 201/202