TEFL International UK TEFL International
Site Home
Site Map
Contact TEFL

TEFL TESOL Course Colombia - Cartagena

Vibrant cities with streaking metros and soaring skyscrapers. Elegant port towns cut by cobbled alleys and graced with bougainvillea-shrouded balconies. Spectacular national parks ranging from Garden-of-Eden-tropical to heavenly-high-alpine. Cruise boats, party buses, late night salsa dancing and shopping glory. Yes, this is Colombia.

Colombia is a thriving country with a rising middle class, some of the best health care and universities in South America, and an improved level of security. It's true that Colombia also faces massive challenges in dealing with poverty, rebels and the long-standing Drug War, but security improvements have made many tourist destinations accessible to travelers.

Now is the time to go. Costs are low, the welcome is warm and Colombia's sour reputation has kept it off the 'gringo trail.' Many travelers consider Colombia a way station between better known overland destinations, such as Peru and Costa Rica. But once you've explored its wealth of colonial-era towns, swam over its pristine reefs and trekked in its mountains, the land of myths, emeralds and El Dorado may become a highlight of your South American sojourn.

TEFL International courses are held in the city of Cartagena. The city (founded June 1st, 1533) is located in northeastern Columbia, right on the Caribbean coast. Declared by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1984, Cartagena possesses not only rich colonial, republican and modern architecture, but also an intense night life, cultural festivals of international renown, awesome scenery, beautiful beaches, excellent cuisine, and a hotel infrastructure for practically any budget.


Our school in Cartagena is located just four blocks from the main entrance to the “Old City” in a colonial house with a Caribbean atmosphere that you will love. We offer cozy, air-conditioned classrooms, to provide you a maximum learning experience. Our staff of qualified, experienced teachers will be at your side during your training process. Friendly, professional administrative assistants are waiting to support you for a comfortable stay.


  • On the North Eastern coast of Colombia
  • Steeped in cultural heritage and nightlife to rival the best in the world



  • An internationally recognised qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
  • Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
  • Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
  • Low student to teacher ratio


Most accommodation is in the vicinity of the school, from which you can easily access public transportation to get to other places. Home-stay: Live with a†carefully selected Spanish-speaking family. Half-board accommodation and laundry once a week for USD 140 per week. Apartment: we can apartments for you, from USD 50 a day. Hotel: There are hotels for all budgets ranging from USD 20 per night to 5-star hotels. The hotels that we recommend are always well located, and they have been rated as satisfactory by other students, regardless of the hotelís price. Pesnion / B&B (Bed & Breakfast) accommodation is also available. Live at the school in Cartagena: If you are looking for a pretty basic, clean, convenient, and affordable place to stay in Cartagena, you can stay at the school, for USD 100 per week. Please be assured that any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation will be taken into consideration, and TESOL International will make every effort to honor such requests.


  • Tropical Colombia at its best.
  • Explore the plazas and markets, dine in the cafes and restaurants and dance all night in the bars and clubs
  • Cartagena is the most popular destination in Colombia. It has very nice hotels, the antique city is gorgeous
  • Enjoy beautiful beaches. 1-hour trip in boat to the Rosario Islands.
  • The TEFL market in Colombia is well-established and continuing to grow


  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
  • The locals are friendly, helpful and charming people who like spending time with foreigners

Country Costs

Colombia is one of the least expensive South American countries.

Visa Requirements

UK nationals / Americans/Canadians/Australians/New Zealanders: require no visa for a stay of up to 180 days.  Nationals will be issued with an entry stamp on arrival which will be valid for up to 90 days (nationals are often only given 30 or 60 days); extensions for up to a further 120 days are available from the Department of Administration and Security in Colombia; all nationals are permitted to stay for a maximum of 180 days in any 12-month period.

Cartagena Course Schedule

  • 05 Jan - 30 Jan 2009
  • 02 Feb - 27 Feb 2009
  • 02 Mar - 27 Mar 2009
  • 06 Apr - 01 May 2009
  • 04 May - 29 May 2009
  • 01 Jun - 26 Jun 2009
  • 29 Jun - 24 Jul 2009
  • 03 Aug - 28 Aug 2009
  • 07 Sep - 02 Oct 2009
  • 12 Oct - 06 Nov 2009
  • 09 Nov - 04 Dec 2009

How to Apply

Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the stunning natural beauty of Cartagena Bay.


    US$ 1990 (excluding accommodation)
  • Accommodation from US$ 100 per week
  • US$ 200 discount in April!


Useful Links

Tourism and Travel Cartagena



Location Map

Cartagena Map


Quick Links:

TESOL Certificate


Postal address

TESOL International

c/o Nueva Lengua

Calle del Pozo 25 - 95

Cerca a la Plaza de la Trinidad



Copyright © 2005-2006  TEFL International. All Rights Reserved
Site Design :: www.mmc-design.co.uk