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TEFL Jobs in Mexico
Because of its proximity to the United States, there are a very large number of TEFL jobs in Mexico. Practically every city and town are in need of native English speaking instructors, so teachers with a good TEFL certificate should be able to choose their preferred location and find a TEFL job in Mexico. The demand for teachers to teach business English in the largest cities is high, and those with experience in business or teaching business English will find it even easier to find a good job.
Mexico TEFL Job Requirements
For the most part, a university degree and a TEFL/TESOL certificate from a four-week, internationally recognized course are required to secure a decent TEFL Job in Mexico. Some larger language schools are willing to hire teachers with only a TEFL certificate. At the other end of the spectrum, universities generally like to fill their positions with those who hold a Master’s degree in education or TEFL.
Applying for a TEFL Job in Mexico
You can apply for a TEFL job in Mexico while not being in the country. Many jobs are posted on different TEFL related web sites, and many schools will be satisfied with a phone interview, but face-to-face interviews are still preferred.
While jobs are to be found in primary and secondary schools and in business settings, the great majority of English teaching positions in Mexico are with private language academies and universities.
Jobs at universities pay better and offer a better benefit package. While this is true, pay, benefits and overall work environment can vary a lot at universities, and they tend to hire only before a new semester.
It is often easier to find work at a private language school. There are more of them, they usually don’t require as much experience and they will hire at any time of the year.