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Riviera Maya

CELTA Riviera Maya

Teaching House Riviera Maya:



Calle 14 Norte, 171, Entre 5 y 10 Avenida, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, in the heart of the Riviera Maya, is a marvellous place to spend a month taking the CELTA. It has all the advantages of a Mexican Caribbean resort – a dazzling, white sand beach, turquoise sea, a huge range of bars, restaurants and places to stay – and yet it has managed to retain a relaxed, village atmosphere. There is plenty to do and see in Playa and the town is growing fast.



Playa is home to people from all over Mexico, as well as significant numbers of foreign residents from Italy, Argentina, France, the USA and Canada.  And of course, the tourists are the lifeblood of the town and, although there are visitors here all year round, there are distinct high and low seasons.  There are direct flights from most major cities in the USA and Canada to Cancun International Airport which is just 60 km (40 miles) north of Playa. The Riviera Maya offers famously remote beaches on the Caribbean, Mayan archaeological ruins, coral reefs that offer heavenly snorkeling and diving, and much more.

Teaching House Riviera Maya offers a relaxed atmosphere where you will feel like part of a family. The school consists of two adjoining buildings: a colonial style house with a domed roof and terrace at the front which houses the reception, two large student apartments and a new, purpose-built building at the back that contains the teachers' room, the study room, the Internet access room, offices, the classrooms and two more student apartments.



The building is located right in the heart of Playa, but is a quiet oasis of tranquility set back from the main street with a shady courtyard full of exotic trees, plants and a café where delicious Mexican food can be made to order. Alternatively, students have the bars and restaurants of 5th and 10th Avenues just a few steps away.



Teaching House's CELTA trainees have a dedicated resource room full of reference materials and with a quiet place to work. There are 10 spacious classrooms in total. The computer room has internet access and printing and copying facilities, and the building has free WiFi access, so you can use your laptop inside or out. The teaching rooms are on the top floor and have palette desk chairs, a large whiteboard, CD player and (most importantly!) air conditioning.



As a CELTA trainee, you will also have access to our new CELTA Wiki which gives detailed information about the CELTA syllabus and grading, advice on coming to Mexico and living in Playa, and access to all the resources and documents you will need during your course.



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Sample Course Schedule and Fees

INTENSIVE FULL TIME (4 WEEKS)
Monday to Friday 9:30 - 19:00

Sometimes trainees will have to stay at the center from 7 pm to 9 pm in order to observe real classes of experience CELTA qualified teachers.

PART TIME (14-16 WEEKS)
Saturdays 9:30 - 20:30

COURSE FEES
Riviera Maya CELTA courses

Intensive full-time: $1,795 USD

Extensive part-time: $1,795 USD

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

15% discount for full payment 12 weeks prior to start date
10% discount 10 weeks prior to start date
5% discount 6 weeks prior to start date

PACKAGES CELTA AND ACCOMMODATION
See the Accommodation FAQ on this page for information on CELTA + Accommodation packages

INCLUDED FOR ALL CELTA CANDIDATES:
All Mexico CELTA candidates receive a complimentary 20 hours of Spanish lessons, and for those looking for work locally, exclusive access to a network of employers in Mexico, with preferred applicant status once graduated.



Because places are limited on the Teaching House CELTA (the maximum ratio of trainees to teacher trainers is 6:1), it is advisable to apply for a place as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please contact us for additional information USA: 1.800.756.20

CELTA Facilities

Teaching House Riviera Maya is located in International House Riviera Maya, which was opened in 2004. The school has become an important centre for language teaching, teacher training, study tours and related activities in Mexico. The school's main areas of activity are teaching Spanish to students from all over the world, teaching English to the local population and training teachers of Spanish and English.

Teaching House Riviera Maya offers a relaxed atmosphere where you will feel like part of a family. The school consists of two adjoining buildings: a colonial style house with a domed roof and terrace at the front which houses the reception, two large student apartments and a new, purpose-built building at the back that contains the teachers' room, the study room, the Internet access room, offices, the classrooms and two more student apartments.

The building is located right in the heart of Playa, but is a quiet oasis of tranquility set back from the main drag with the shady courtyard full of exotic trees, plants and a café where delicious Mexican food can be made to order. Or, alternatively, you have the bars and restaurants of 5th and 10th Avenues just a few steps away.

Teaching House's CELTA trainees have a dedicated resource room full of reference materials and with a quiet place to work. There are 10 spacious classrooms in total. The computer room has internet access and printing and copying facilities, and the building has free WiFi access, so you can use your laptop inside or out. The teaching rooms are on the top floor and have palette desk chairs, a large whiteboard, CD player and (most importantly!) air conditioning.

As a CELTA trainee, you will also have access to our new CELTA Wiki which gives detailed information about the CELTA syllabus and grading, advice on coming to Mexico and living in Playa, and access to the documents you will need during your course.

What are the accomodation options?

Teaching House Riviera Maya offers students an unbeatable range of accommodation options in Playa del Carmen at very competitive prices. Our aim is to cater for all needs and the options include:

ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES

CELTA + Accommodation + Airport Pickup + breakfast $2,500


STUDENT RESIDENCE
The majority of our CELTA course trainees stay at our new student residence in Playa del Carmen, where we offer special prices for those staying more than 27 nights (details below). It is located in the centre of Playa del Carmen, in a very quiet street, beside the town's main church and just two blocks (a 5-minute walk) from the school.

The ground floor has the reception area, an office, the kitchen and 5 bedrooms; there are a further 10 bedrooms on the first floor and the second floor has 6 bedrooms and four terraces. Laundry facilities and storage are housed in the basement. All 21 bedrooms have twin beds and each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Bedrooms also have a desk, a TV, ceiling fans and air-conditioning, as well as a small fridge.

Rooms can be booked for individual use or be shared with other students - but note that shared rooms are for couples and friends coming together.

You can choose between bed and breakfast and half board (evening meal), where meals are served in the school, not in the residence itself. If you prefer, you can have the "no meals" option, in which case you can use the fully-equipped kitchen in the residence.





STUDENT RESIDENCE PRICES

Per night (inclusive of 10% VAT), for stays of 27 or more nights:

·       Single room, no meals: 30 US$

·       Single room, with breakfast: 35 US$

·       Single room, with half board: 45 US$

·       Shared room, no meals: 20 US$ pp

·       Shared room, with breakfast: 25 US$ pp

·       Shared room, with half board: 35 US$ pp



APARTMENTS
We can provide fully-furnished self-catering apartments within walking distance of the school for those taking the CELTA course. Trainees can request a 1 or 2-bedroom apartment for their own, exclusive use, or you can request to have an apartment with some of our other students. In this case, you have you own bedroom but kitchen, bathroom and living space is shared.

Note that the other students you are sharing with may in fact be taking a Spanish course rather than a CELTA course.  The apartments are subject to availability.

Apartments (per night, inclusive of 10% VAT)

·       Single room in an apartment sharing with other students: 40 US$

·       Double room in shared apartment: 28 US$

·       Exclusive use of 1 bedroom furnished apartment: 70 US$

·       Exclusive use of 2- or 3-bedroom furnished apartment: 85 US$

For further options in apartments and condos in central Playa del Carmen, we can put you in touch with a real estate agent.  Details on request.

School Map

FLYING INTO MEXICO

You should fly into Cancun International Airport, which is just a 45-minute drive north of Playa del Carmen.  From there, we can arrange private transportation to your lodgings in Playa del Carmen (c.$75 US dollars).  Alternatively, there is a bus service from the airport to Playa (outside the National Arrivals Terminal) called ADO, which only costs $110 pesos.  This will drop you off at the bus terminal on Av.5 and Av Juarez in town and from there you can walk or take a taxi locally.  A taxi from Cancun Airport to Playa will be c. $400 pesos.

MAP AND LOCATION

IH Riviera Maya is located on calle 14 Nte, between 5 Av and 10 Av, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen.  It´s tucked behind Byblos Restaurant, opposite The Hot Bakery.

The Student Residence is located on calle 12 between 15 Av. and 20 Av, on the left hand side of the church, very close to Bus Terminal 2 and Walmart and Mega supermarkets.

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