Arequipa, Peru


Situated in the Southern Peru Tourist Corridor, Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru (around 1 million inhabitants), yet it possesses a distinctly “small town” charm.  With its proximity to the Andes Mountains, countless winding rivers, and the Pacific Ocean, Arequipa is an extremely popular destination for lovers of nature and outdoors adventuring.  If you’re considering taking your TEFL course in Arequipa, in your free time, you can expect to climb a volcano, go whitewater rafting, take some Peruvian cooking lessons, or even take a helicopter tour of the mysterious Plains of Nazca.  Peru boasts one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and the ESL job market is growing at an equally impressive rate.   If you want to experience a rich mix of Spanish and indigenous local cultures in a UNESCO Human Heritage site, Arequipa is the only city for you. 

Course Location

Our Partner TEFL TESOL school is located in a residential neighborhood across from a beautiful city park near the Chili River. We have 13 classrooms for both English language training and TEFL preparation. Furthermore, we offer a computer lab with WiFi access, free coffee and tea, and a patio to enjoy the daily sunshine of the Andeas. Our front office staff is ready and willing to help you with any questions you may have.

Course Fee

$500 deposit + $1175 balance due upon arrival (excluding accommodations) 

Special Offers:

Book together with a family member or friend, pay cash upon arrival, and receive a discount of $200 each!

Individuals who pay cash upon arrival: $100 discount

Free job placement assistance for all students.



If you request it, your course center will book housing accommodations for you. Most of our various options are located within a 15 minute walk from our training center. Your housing will never be more than 10 minutes by taxi. Should you have other requirements, we will happily work to meet your needs and make your stay enjoyable.

Shared Apartment: You may book a single or shared room in our apartment. This apartment is shared by Via Lingua students and teachers from Extreme English. The apartment is fully furnished, to include Wi-Fi. You will be provided with a change of towels and linens once a week. Single room: $350 for four weeks or a shared room for $250.

Family-stay: We work with several local families to provide private rooms and two meals per day. One major advantage to a family-stay is the opportunity for you to practice your Spanish and learn more about Peruvian culture. Most family-stays cost $400 for a four week stay.

Hostel: We work with two hostels to offer our students private rooms/private baths near our training center. If you prefer more privacy, this may be the best option for you. Prices vary depending on the time of year. Rates range between $480 and $600 for one month.

Hotel: We can make arrangements with many local hotels, depending on what you desire. We have contacts with everything from three to five star hotels. If you're interested in this option, please contact us so that we can make arrangements.


Course Dates

  • January 6 - 31, 2014
  • February 3 - 28, 2014
  • March 3 - 28, 2014
  • April 3 - 30, 2014
  • May 5 - 30, 2014
  • June 2 - 27, 2014
  • July 2 - 29, 2014
  • August 4 - 29, 2014
  • September 1 - 26, 2014
  • October 1 - 28, 2014
  • November 3 - 28, 2014


Teaching English in Peru

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