International House Guadalajara

International House Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexico

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8.8 / 10

(25 student reviews)
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School Description

Ih is the pioneer in teacher training around the world. With presence in over 54 countries, IH World Organisation provides a wide range of teacher training courses that cater to all needs, from initial teacher training to specialised teacher development in different areas of ELT.
Being trained under International House quality standards is a synonym of excellence and professionalism

IH Mexico runs a wide range of teacher training courses for those who want to get started in the profession, and those with years of experience who equally want to develop their practice further. We offer course at all different levels, from the early stages of development up to first degree and master’s degree level: TKT, CELTA, ICELT, IH CAM, and Delta.

We run around 20 CELTAs, 16 ICELTs and 2 Delta every year. We are the largest training centre in Mexico and the third largest IHWO centre in the world. We have part-time, full-time and on-line options, including Blended Delta and Online CELTA.

20hrs Spanish hours for free if you take CELTA with us (IH Mexico, IH Riviera Maya and Ih Guadalajara)

Help with Employment

If you're looking for a job as an English teacher either in the Mexico or abroad, you're on the right track taking the course with IH Mexico. We have seen our staff and trainees use their Cambridge CELTA qualification to go in many different directions with their careers, part-time jobs and hobbies, as well as travels.

First-time teachers have gotten jobs teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to adults in language schools and international companies in Mexico and other locations in different countries overseas.
Experienced teachers have also taken the course and used their CELTA qualification for professional development and to expand their repertoire to teaching ESL students within their schools as well as to travel and work abroad.
Some teachers have also used the CELTA certificate to get volunteer and paid work teaching immigrant students in the the UK and the US and some have taught ESL in refugee camps overseas.

The possibilities for types of employment, types of students and job locations are endless.

Whatever it is you choose to do, taking CELTA at Ih Mexico prepares you for all of the above possibilities and more. Not only does the CELTA give you the practical, hands-on training that you need to be completely prepared and confident to walk into an EFL/ESL classroom anywhere in the world and teach English, but being affiliated with International House World Organisation offers world-wide recognition with language school employers who give strong preference to teachers who have successfully completed a CELTA training course.

There are several more ways Ih Mexico helps our teachers find work. It is our aim to make sure that each of our teachers has the ability to find teaching positions where they want and we are very proud of the places where our teachers go on to work.

With Ih Mexico the process of getting our teachers the right job starts before the course has even begun. Our trainees write out their resumé and bring it with them to the start of the course. Over the last week week of the course, our tutors give support to help trainees write their CV to send out to schools. One of the most powerful tools for finding work is the Ih Mexico School Database. This is a purpose-built database of information on schools in Mexico and around the world. So whether our trainees wish to teach English in Mexico or X’ian, Barcelona or Isreal, we have listings of all the major (and quite a few minor) schools in the district with contact details including email and postal addresses as well as phone numbers.

With the Ih Mexico School Database, our teachers are able to contact schools directly, bypassing the crowd who can only apply for teaching positions once they have been advertised. The best jobs rarely get advertised on the Internet and are taken by teachers who can apply directly to the principal of a school who does the hiring. Our teachers have access to the right people through the School Database. And access does not stop once a teacher has got their first job; our teachers have access to the Ih Mexico House School Database as well as job assistance and advice from our tutors for life. Remember, in the ELT profession, which is a versatile international field, you want to make sure your teaching qualification is just as versatile and international! We ensure quality training, experienced staff and long-standing internationally-recognized certification with CELTA. Combined with access to the Ih Mexico School Database and our expert assistance in job hunting, you will be well on the way to getting the job you want!

Please note: We do not charge our teachers extra for access to the Ih Mexico School Database or to give references. Furthermore, we do not accept payment from schools who wish to employ our graduates. As such, we never accept payment from either our graduates looking for work or the school hiring, and we would be very wary of any teacher training centre which did.

Accommodation

As part of the application process we will ask you if you need help with accommodation. If you do, we will send a list of housing options to all candidates coming from outside Mexico. The school's accommodation runs from 30 to 40USD per night, or around 400USD per month.

Refund Policy

Candidates need to make a deposit of 500USD within the first week of being accepted. Tuition fees are not refundable but can be transferred to a subsequent course.

Details and Comparisons

Contact International House Guadalajara

In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House Guadalajara needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

Justo Sierra No. 2626
Col. Ladrón de Guevara.
Guadalajara Jalisco C.P. 44600

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates
12 Nov 2018 -
07 Dec 2018
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Student Reviews

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It was a great experience, with lots of things to do and learn. Tutors were great and willing to help.

, CELTA student,

It was an amazing course and the tutors were great! The quality of the house is really good. The only thing I would improve is the amount of computers used to print materials for classes, since it can get very crowded when several courses are running at the same time.

, CELTA student,

The best growing experience.

, CELTA student,

Everything was fine. Thank you

, CELTA student,

The tutors are amazing and experienced people who are always there to help the trainees in everything they need. The content of the course is awesome as well; however I would've liked to learn how to teach English to a person who has never, ever studied it before.

, CELTA student,

The course was challenging and interesting. It more than met my expectations for the Delta and I would highly recommend the course at IH Mexico City.

, DELTA student,

It was a great experience. I learned how to teach English in a very nice and friendly way.

, CELTA student,

One of the most memorable experiences of my life. Thank you Liz, Richard and Miranda.

, CELTA student,

I enjoyed taking the course quite much. My tutors were honest and professional at all times. The only inconvenience was not having Wi-Fi as we had most sessions in the building around the corner.

, CELTA student,

More or less satisfactory with regard to the instructors, however there were several issues regarding infrastructure. The internet service was terribly inadequate. The wifi did not work properly and there were not enough printers to satisfy the needs of the class. the printing queues were quite long at times.

, CELTA student,

It was an amazing experience.

, CELTA student,

It was great and intense, I would recommend it any time.

, CELTA student,

Fantastic course and great tutors. It really helps develop you as a teacher in a short time!

, CELTA student,

The course tutors were amazing and very knowledgeable. The course fully lived up to my expectations.

, DELTA student,

It was a worthwhile experience. I had the opportunity to improve a lot as a professional. My course tutors were much more than great. Really good professionals and human beings. They were always there to support us in different ways!!

, DELTA student,

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