Course Info

Teach English in Peru or anywhere in the world


TEFL Zorritos is a TEFL training institute which offers a 4 week, 120 hour TEFL Certificate course in the idyllic coastal town of Zorritos and in the beautiful colonial city of Arequipa. Our course will qualify you to teach English in Peru, South America, or anywhere else in the world. 

Read Jemma’s blog about living and teaching in Arequipa

Read Sonya’s blog about her experience getting TEFL certified with TEFL Zorritos


2020 – AREQUIPA 
3rd February – 28th February COURSE FULL
23rd March – 17th April CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
4th May – 29th May CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
22nd June – 17th July CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
31st August – 25th September CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
23rd November – 18th December ENROLL NOW US$200 DISCOUNT

** In order to ensure a personalized delivery of your course we have a maximum of 12 trainees per group, so enroll early to secure your place.


1) 4 week, 120 hour TEFL Certificate course – please contact us for cost


  • All course materials
  • Welcome Information Pack and assistance planning your trip 
  • A teaching placement with an institute in Peru upon graduation

2) 4 week, 120 Hour TEFL Certificate course and accommodation package – please contact us for cost


  • All course materials
  • Welcome Information Pack and assistance planning your trip
  • A teaching placement with an institute in Peru upon graduation
  • A private room including breakfast daily for the duration of the course

* Enroll with a friend for a US$100 discount



  • An internationally accepted TEFL qualification including all course materials. Our TEFL qualification is accepted worldwide. 
  • Our small groups allow for one on one feedback for your teaching practice classes, crucial to ensuring your development as a teacher.
  • Most TEFL & CELTA courses expect you to teach yourself grammar prior to the course, we have included a complete overview of English grammar as part of our course.
  • Our course includes 120 hours of training with 10 hours of real, observed teaching practice of local students, including adults and young learners and covering all levels.
  • TEFL Zorritos graduates will benefit from our job placement program in Peru, including positions with a work visa and incredible benefits. 
  • Our courses have a maximum of 12 trainees to ensure a personalized experience and a high level of attention from our trainers.
  • A unique, practical approach that focuses on developing your teaching and communication skills as opposed to a purely academic method – our course will prepare you for a teaching job in the real world.
  • Trainees have the opportunity to complete an additional 10 Advanced Certifications at for only US$100 (valued at US$1,000) – Teaching Business English, Young Learners, English for Academic Purposes, Specific Purposes, Teaching Online Students, Tutoring EFL Students, IELTS Preparation, TOEFL Preparation, TOEIC Preparation and PET Preparation.
  • Participants will enjoy a rich cultural experience in Peru while gaining everything they need for a teaching position anywhere in the world. 


Our TEFL Certificate course in Arequipa is held at Samana Wasi Hospedaje, which is located in the historic city centre of Arequipa.  It is a five-minute walk from the famed Plaza de Armas and within walking distance from restaurants, cafes and bars.

Learn more about our course in Arequipa


Our TEFL Certificate course in Zorritos is held at Pinamar Hotel in our beach-front outdoor training centre, surrounded by palm trees and just metres from the ocean, offering our trainees the opportunity to study in a beautiful, natural setting.

Learn more about our course in Zorritos

“Well, I did not expect that I would enjoy living in a small village, but it is definitely one of the best things that has ever happened to me – the beach, the fresh affordable food and the sunsets were everything I needed that month. Also, I find the community in Zorritos amazing – the fact how friendly and helpful they are and their desire to come to classes after full day at school/work was one of the main reasons why I fell in love with Peru.” Gabriela Georgieva, Bulgaria

“The town of Zorritos is beautiful with lovely people. It is a wonderful place to complete the course as being a small town it is not too overwhelming with the challenges of the course and being in a new country.” Jessica O’Donnell, Australia


Many TEFL providers will offer job placement or assistance that only extends to providing a contact list of different schools and institutes in the country you’d like to teach in.

This is what makes TEFL Zorritos different. TEFL Zorritos graduates will benefit from our job placement program in Peru, including positions with a work visa, paid holidays, health insurance and other incredible benefits. The positions in Peru have been established through our relationships with local institutes and are located in cities and provincial areas throughout Peru. Please note that salaries are relative to the local cost of living and range from approximately S/1,200 – S/2,000 per month (although in Lima you can earn more) for teaching 20-30 hours per week. Rent for a furnished room in an apartment or house costs approximately S/300 – S/500 per month.

  1. During your course we contact the local institutes we work with, focusing on the cities our teachers are interested in, and get details of the available positions.
  2. In the last week of the course we coordinate with our graduates to place them in available and suitable positions and provide them with information about living and working in that city. Although we will take your preferences into account before placing you, where you will be placed will be based on the availability of positions at that time.
  3. Once you are placed we stay in touch with you, and the institute you are working for, to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Here is some information about the different cities our teaching positions are offered in: 

  • Arequipa is known as the “White City” due to its historic city centre which is constructed of white volcanic stone and is surrounded by three volcanoes. It is Peru’s second largest city and the most popular tourist destination after Cusco.
  • Cusco is a Spanish colonial city in the Andes mountains, it was the capital of the ancient Inca empire and is the gateway to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Trujillo is a city in the north of Peru, popular with expats due to its different archaeological sites and Huanchaco, a popular surfing spot and community.
  • Tarapotois a city in north of Peru in the Amazon region and is known as the “City of Palms”. It is popular with tourists because of its magnificent scenery and local cuisine.
  • Huaraz is a small city ideal for mountain lovers and is the best place in Peru for winter sports and adventures such as climbing, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding.
  • Cajamarcais a city in the north of Peru in the Andes mountains. The centre is filled with Baroque colonial architecture which surrounds the historic main square.
  • Chachapoyasis a town in the Amazon region, located in a valley surrounded by cloud forest. It is the gateway to Kuelap, an archaeological site from the ancient Chachapoyas civilization.
  • Chiclayo is located on the north coast and is a city full of history. It was founded near an important archaeological site, the Northern Wari ruins, which are the remains of a city from the seventh century.
  • Lima is the capital of Peru, its most modern and populated city, with a vibrant art and culture scene and a large expat population.

Our January 2014 Course


  • Theories of Language Learning & EFL Methodologies
  • Lesson Planning
  • Development of Teaching Materials
  • Teaching Pronunciation & Phonetics
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Speaking
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Classroom Management
  • Overview of English Grammar
  • Teaching English to Young Learners & Business English
  • Preparation for International English Exams
  • Peer Teaching
  • 10 Hours of Observed Teaching Practice
  • Effective Resume Writing and Interviewing
  • Culture, Travel and Living Advice
  • Job Opportunities Worldwide