If you are in Lima, there are many congresses and conferences for you to attend. If you are in the provinces, there are opportunities to go to conferences, just not as many as in Lima. Peruvians stress training sessions, so your school may offer these free to their employees. If not, try to attend a conference, as it allows you to do some networking.
Try to have a section on your CV that lists a few of the recent conferences that you have attended. There are lots of sample CVs and resumes out there to help you create a great one.
You can read more about training sessions in the article Conferences and Training in Peru. In addition, there are quite a number of professional affiliations that you can join. Some offer discounts for conferences and others publish newsletters.
One tip to remember is that speaking Spanish will help you greatly. You'll be treated differently than if you speak English all the time, it'll help you assimilate to Peru, and it'll make networking easier. If you're looking to learn Spanish, check out Fluenz Spanish, Rosetta Stone, and Synergy Spanish.
Month-long intensive certification courses
- Bridge Linguatec
- Cactus TEFL
- English Abroad
- INTESOL International
- Language Corps
- Maximo Nivel. Read my Interview with Maximo Nivel.
- Britanico offers a part-time CELTA course for its teachers.
Distance / Online Programmes in TEFL
There are many programmes out there. Click on the links below to find out more information.
- Certificate and Diploma Courses
- Diplomas and MA degrees
- How to Teach English Online and Get Money
- Master Degrees
- Teach English Abroad: The Complete Guide
- The Ultimate Teaching Position
Conferences and Training
Professional Affiliations links
- Asociacion Peruana de Profesores de Ingles
- The British Council’s ELTeCS
- The British Council’s ELTeCS yahoo
- Peru Teacher Network
- Sociedad de Profesores de Ingles del Peru
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