ELC is proud to host an internationally recognized Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) / Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) dual certificate course.  We are the only known location abroad offering dual certificates from both a university and a well-respected TEFL provider.  Via Lingua International and Universidad La Salle Peru offer a dual certificate 120 hour TEFL/TESOL course at ELC.  The course is taught by native English speakers with professional degrees and training in the area of English language teaching.  TEFL students also have wonderful opportunities to complete student teaching practice with real students at ELC.  Many TEFL course locations do not have this option.  Our program immerses you in a real language school, with nearly 1,000 adults and kids.  Real teaching experiences truly prepare you to begin teaching after course completion.  For more information about the course, please take a look at the following website:

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Certificate Course


Professor Christian Larsen is the founder of ELC and the director of Via Lingua International throughout Latin America. Via Lingua is a teacher training organization, with locations in Europe, North America and Latin America. Professor Larsen has a bachelor's degree in education/teaching and a master's degree in curriculum design from universities in the United States. Additionally, Christian earned his U.S. Department of Education accredited TEFL certificate (Teacher of English as a Foreign Language) while in Denver, Colorado, USA. Mr. Larsen taught high school in the United States for 7 years prior to coming to Peru in 2004. He founded ELC in 2005. During his time as the executive director of ELC, he has also served as the director of foreign language centers at two universities in Arequipa. Professor Larsen has also been a trainer and speaker at national conferences for English teachers in both Peru and Panama.


Emma Wing is an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher at ELC and a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course instructor through Via Lingua International. Emma grew up in a small town called Killingworth in the US state of Connecticut. She has a degree from Binghamton, a State University of New York, in Spanish Language and Literature with minors in Global Studies and Translation, and received her TEFL certificate in February 2016 in Arequipa, Peru. Since then, she has pursued her passion for teaching and instructing teachers of English. As Academic Coordinator of ELC, Emma enjoys helping her peers through workshops, curriculum designing, and creating classroom games and activities in addition to reading and researching the best practices in the field.

Prof. Christian Larsen

Emma Wing

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson, M.Ed., MATESOL, works as Academic Co-coordinator at Extreme Learning Centers, where he is also an English language teacher; and he is employed by Via Lingua/Universidad La Salle as a TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification course instructor. – So, he teaches English, teaches people how to teach English, and oversees and supports teachers of English. He holds master’s degrees in education (1993, University of Hartford, CT, USA) and in teaching English to speakers of other languages (2018, The New School, NY, USA), in addition to an undergraduate degree in history with a minor in mathematics (1989, Columbia University, NY, USA). Bill has taught throughout his adult life, including social studies, mathematics, and the English language. He has lived in various parts of the United States as well as England and now Peru.

For more information about Via Lingua, please take a look at the following:



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NOTE: There are partial scholarships for Peruvian students who can prove financial need.  For more information concerning this program, please contact the program director, Professor Larsen.  You can email him at teflperu@gmail.com


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