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

The TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Certificate Program is an internationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language course that is the first of its kind in Quito, Ecuador's capital city. This program is offered by CEC-EPN, Continuing Education Center - National Polytechnic School (Centro de Educación Continua - Escuela Politécnica Nacional). It is a 150-hour program that includes a unique CCA (Cross-cultural Awareness) module and 6 hours of officially observed classroom practicum. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates receive an internationally accepted certificate in the teaching of English as a second or foreign language.Read more...

Why take the TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Certificate Program?


Les EmbletonThe course offers high-quality instruction equal to that offered by the best courses in North America and Great Britain.  The trainers have many years of experience in the fields of EFL instruction and teacher training.  They also have the know-how to help you prepare for new teaching experiences that only comes from many years of living and teaching in an overseas environment.

The course includes 80 hours of classroom instruction from highly-qualified instructors. Read more...

Practicum, Tutorials and Assignments

One of the biggest advantages of our course is the crucial hands-on teaching experience you will receive.  At CEC-EPN we recognize the importance of acquiring hands-on experience before starting a teaching career.  The course practicum, tutuorials and assignments will give you the important edge you need to begin your career in TEFL.

The TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Certificate Program includes 70 hours of tutorials, practicum (6 hours of which will be officially observed) and assignments. Read more...

CCA (Cross-Cultural Awareness) Program

A common pitfall of new TEFL graduates is their lack of awareness of the multicultural world we live in. Graduates of TEFL programs tend to underestimate the importance of learning cultural sensitivity and understanding before beginning work in an overseas culture. The TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Program, however, will equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in a foreign culture. In addition, you will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the friendliness and hospitality of Ecuadorian culture.

The CCA Program includes 10 hours of course lectures and student presentations.

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

The Continuing Education Center - National Polytechnic School (Centro de Educación Continua - Escuela Politécnica Nacional) has maintained the ISO 9001:2008  Certification of Total Quality Management (TQM) since March of 2006.

TEFL Library

We have an extensive selection of TEFL-related material in our library for trainees to use. Read more...

Other reasons to choose the TEFL/TESL/CCA Certificate      Program

The program offers you the unique opportunity to not only learn and practice TEFL, but also the chance to live the lifestyle of a TEFL teacher in a foreign Student country!  Through every step of the program, from your arrival in Quito, through the course lectures until the completion of your practicum, you will receive the following by taking your TEFL at CEC-EPN:

  • assistance in finding appropriate accommodation
  • first-hand insight into living in a foreign culture from instructors and guest-speakers with experience living in Quito and abroad
  • computers with high-speed Internet access
  • job placement assistance and career guidance

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Paola Cristina

"My life has radically changed after this training. Before I joined it, I was a trailing spouse, confined at home and, many times, bored and alone. Now, I find that my TEFL/TESL/CCA™ is a widely recognized and appreciated certificate here in Indonesia, where I live at the moment. I am now a successful and highly-respected professional, a better and happier human being. I have nothing but infinite thank yous to all the team for making this training possible and sharing their own experience with us. This program will certainly open new and great doors in your life; I am proof of that!"

-Paola Cristina, TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Certificate Program Graduate

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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