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TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL)

Vancouver Language Centre/Guadalajara invites you to "The City of Roses" in Mexico to study in our economical, one-month TEFL teacher preparation course.

Established in 1997, VLC/Guadalajara ? the sister school of Vancouver English Centre in Vancouver, Canada ? has certified hundreds of teachers of all ages and from a variety of home countries to Teach English as a Foreign Language.

The modern school is in a quieter part of Guadalajara, yet only 15 minutes by bus from the central cathedral. VLC?s 20 bright classrooms overlook a large central garden. VLC offers many TEFL graduates a job in VLC?s own language school or we assist them in landing jobs elsewhere.

Inquire or enroll now: Contact (51-33) 3615-7074 / 75,
studentservices@vlc.com.mx

Why study in Guadalajara?

Guadalajara (pronounced "guah-dah-lah-h?h-rah") is Mexico's second largest city, and is regarded as far safer than Mexico City and border cities. Guadalajara is situated in highlands in the heart of the country, where the climate ? similar to San Diego's ? is springlike year round. It's not hot! (Well, maybe a little, during the summer.)

Guadalajara is famed for its trees and flowers, its mariachi music, its wealth of educational and cultural institutions, and its proximity to Lake Chapala with a large, foreign community. The city's friendly and sophisticated populace, complete bus/light rail system, safe taxis, and famed cathedral make it a tourist destination. The opulent Teatro Degollado draws top classical musicians from around the world. Guadalajara is alive with art galleries. It has about 10 vegetarian restaurants. It is located amidst nearby agave plantations, the source of the world's finest tequila. There are two English newspapers published in the area and many more Spanish newspapers.

Read on to learn the advantages of studying at VLC/Guadalajara. We hope we see you soon!

VLC/Guadalajara ? Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Check these benefits and features of TEFL course:
Instructors VLC instructors are native speakers of English. This makes VLC unique among Guadalajara TEFL schools.
Accommodation VLC coordinates your homestay (with meals), apartment or posada.
Job placement Most VLC/Guadalajara TEFL grads accept jobs in VLC?s adult courses or primary school. Plus, in Week 4, instructor accompanies you to seek jobs at Guadalajara?s many other language schools.
Teaching Practicum You teach 11 hrs. of adult class, more if desired, with observation and feedback from two experienced mentors.
Free Spanish classes VLC-TEFL grads may take 20 free hours (2 weeks) of Spanish in our multi-level program.
Books Two classic textbooks & VLC-method grammar book (US$90 value) included in your materials fee. See curriculum.
Airport reception Students can be picked up by VLC staff at Guadalajara?s airport and taken to accommodation.
Tech facilities Students may use school computers with Internet connection, wireless network for your laptop, fax.
Assistance, Customer Services Bilingual Student Services Coordinator provides ongoing advice as needed (banking, transportation, etc.). City maps & guidebook provided. Contact Pepe Lopez, studentservices@vlc.com.mx
Visa, residency permit Tourist visas are generally obtained easily at entry point. Newly hired teachers: VLC does legwork & paperwork for FM3 permit so you need not hire a lawyer ? new teacher covers state & VLC fee. (Subsequent annual FM3 permit: VLC does legwork & paperwork ? teacher covers subsequent state fee only.)
Activities Daily social events scheduled (many are free), e.g. salsa club, outing to Pre-Hispanic pyramids, visit to Orozco murals at Caba?as Institute, art gallery opening, etc.
Graduation Lunch and certificate presentation on final Friday
School facilities VLC/Guadalajara has 20 modern, bright, quiet classrooms, a lovely garden and sociable cafeteria.
Cost, hours, dates US $1,095 (plus application fee US $85; book fee US $85). Mexican students receive special discount. 140 hrs. in 4 weeks, including 11 hrs. or more actual teaching & 77 hrs. observation. Course opens first of each month.
Inquire or enroll now:
VLC/Guadalajara Student Services Coordinator, studentservices@vlc.com.mx or (51-33) 3615-7074

Why study in Guadalajara?

Guadalajara (pronounced "guah-dah-lah-h?h-rah") is Mexico's second largest city, and is regarded as far safer than Mexico City and border cities. Guadalajara is situated in highlands in the heart of the country, where the climate ? similar to San Diego's ? is springlike year round. It's not hot! (Well, maybe a little, during the summer.)

Guadalajara is famed for its trees and flowers, its mariachi music, its wealth of educational and cultural institutions, and its proximity to Lake Chapala with a large, foreign community. The city's friendly and sophisticated populace, complete bus/light rail system, safe taxis, and famed cathedral make it a tourist destination. The opulent Teatro Degollado draws top classical musicians from around the world. Guadalajara is alive with art galleries. It has about 10 vegetarian restaurants. It is located amidst nearby agave plantations, the source of the world's finest tequila. There are two English newspapers published in the area and many more Spanish newspapers.

Read on to learn the advantages of studying at VLC/Guadalajara. We hope we see you soon!

VLC/Guadalajara ? Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Check these benefits and features of TEFL course:
Instructors VLC instructors are native speakers of English. This makes VLC unique among Guadalajara TEFL schools.
Accommodation VLC coordinates your homestay (with meals), apartment or posada.
Job placement Most VLC/Guadalajara TEFL grads accept jobs in VLC?s adult courses or primary school. Plus, in Week 4, instructor accompanies you to seek jobs at Guadalajara?s many other language schools.
Teaching Practicum You teach 11 hrs. of adult class, more if desired, with observation and feedback from two experienced mentors.
Free Spanish classes VLC-TEFL grads may take 20 free hours (2 weeks) of Spanish in our multi-level program.
Books Two classic textbooks & VLC-method grammar book (US$90 value) included in your materials fee. See curriculum.
Airport reception Students can be picked up by VLC staff at Guadalajara?s airport and taken to accommodation.
Tech facilities Students may use school computers with Internet connection, wireless network for your laptop, fax.
Assistance, Customer Services Bilingual Student Services Coordinator provides ongoing advice as needed (banking, transportation, etc.). City maps & guidebook provided. Contact Pepe Lopez, studentservices@vlc.com.mx
Visa, residency permit Tourist visas are generally obtained easily at entry point. Newly hired teachers: VLC does legwork & paperwork for FM3 permit so you need not hire a lawyer ? new teacher covers state & VLC fee. (Subsequent annual FM3 permit: VLC does legwork & paperwork ? teacher covers subsequent state fee only.)
Activities Daily social events scheduled (many are free), e.g. salsa club, outing to Pre-Hispanic pyramids, visit to Orozco murals at Caba?as Institute, art gallery opening, etc.
Graduation Lunch and certificate presentation on final Friday
School facilities VLC/Guadalajara has 20 modern, bright, quiet classrooms, a lovely garden and sociable cafeteria.
Cost, hours, dates US $1,095 (plus application fee US $85; book fee US $85). Mexican students receive special discount. 140 hrs. in 4 weeks, including 11 hrs. or more actual teaching & 77 hrs. observation. Course opens first of each month.
Inquire or enroll now:
VLC/Guadalajara Student Services Coordinator, studentservices@vlc.com.mx or (51-33) 3615-7074