Taking the CELTA in Colombia
In recent years Colombia’s popularity as a tourist destination has rightfully increased, so why not take your CELTA course in Colombia and enjoy the country’s impressive natural beauty and historical sights? Better still, you will find the cost of living there low, making it a great value location to take your TEFL course.
From the Andes mountains to the Amazon rainforest, which covers almost 40% of the country, Colombia is considered one of the world’s most biodiverse countries with a huge range of species of animals, plants and ecosystems. Colombia has the perfect environment for many outdoor activities including rock climbing, surfing, whale-watching in the Pacific, snorkeling, kitesurfing in the Caribbean, trekking in the Amazon and lots more! From the Deserts of La Guajira and Tatacoa to the coastlines of the blue Caribbean and Pacific this country has it all!
For those with an interest in history, the Ciudad Perdida (The lost city) which is an archeological site believed to be 650 years older than Peru’s Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu might appeal. Or you might celebrate completing your teacher training course with a visit to the islands of Providencia and Santa Catalina to visit the third largest coral reef system on Earth.
If you like to party, you might want to schedule your teacher training course in Colombia to coincide with the Carnival in Barranquilla, one of the largest carnivals in the world, with four days of street dances, music and masquerade parades.
The capital of Colombia is Bogota where you can visit the The Botero Museum, or take a graffiti tour and see how Bogota’s city walls have become canvases for some of the world’s most loved street artists. As Colombia’s capital city, Bogota’s nightlife has a wonderful mix of different musical influences and traditions.
International House has two CELTA centres in Colombia, one in the capital of Bogota and the other in Medellin.
CELTA in Bogota
Taking your CELTA Teacher Training Course in Bogota will allow you to train to become a professionally qualified TEFL teacher and explore the beauties of this amazing city. Eating out and accommodation is relatively cheap so you can enjoy the delights Bogota has to offer whilst studying.
The training centre is located in a modern building in the financial district of Bogota, close to local bars, cafes and restaurants. The famous barrios of Rosales and Nogal are not far away. The centre is close to several universities and so lots of the students studying English at the centre are from the university.
CELTA in Medellin
You can choose a CELTA teacher training course in Medellin, a city known as the ‘The city of eternal Spring’ because of its pleasant climate. In 2013 Medellin won the Urban Land Institute award for being the most ‘innovative city’ due to its art galleries, civic spaces, culture and cable car network.
Medellin is loved by visitors for its lively nightlife. For example, the popular neighborhood El Poblado is full of bars and nightclubs. The live music scene is also very active with festivals and live music events regularly happening in the city. The people in Medellin know how to have a good time.