Since 2015, English 1 International Educational Services has given back to the community in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

We offer a scholarship to a Mexican National in each in-class TESOL Course.  The person must have fluent spoken English and also be ready to give back to their community after they receive their TESOL Certificate.

We also support the Volcanes Community Project and the Boca de Tomatlan Education Project by promoting volunteerism and sponsoring teens who have chosen to stay in school and work hard.   

Why are we giving back to the community in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

  • To promote cultural awareness between Canada, the USA, and Mexico.

The TESOL course was first taught in Canada in 2012. At that time we worked closely with Korean students wishing to learn English and eventually students from all over the world.

We began offering the TESOL Course In Mexico in 2015 where TESOL students could actually be immersed in the culture.  It quickly opened up a lot of student’s eyes to the necessity of locals learning English to make their lives better. There are many jobs available for the locals if they can speak English in Puerto Vallarta, which is a very popular tourist destination. Many of our TESOL grads from Canada and the USA volunteer time with organizations to teach English while they are in Puerto Vallarta over the winter.

The volunteer director for the Boca de Tomatlan Community Education Project, Cynthia Leigh, moved from Canada to Mexico a few years ago.  Cynthia teaches English to children and adults and she also instructs the TESOL Course in Boca.

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