Job Teaching English in Jamaica

Date posted:2018-04-26 | Writer: Jamaica Language School | Email: [email protected]

Jamaica Language School is an ESL school in Ocho Rios, within walking distant of the beach, where cruise ships dock. Ocho Rios is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world and one of the most visited tourist towns in Jamaica. If you are a TEFL trained teacher with excellent verbal skills, and dedicated to help our language learners overcome their communication barriers and meet our minimum requirements, then were are looking for you.  Our instructors enjoy flexible hours and schedules, extensive training, competitive pay, and excellent opportunities for advancement, promotion, and bonuses. But best of all Jamaica Language School instructors enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they are part of a team using their talents to help others overcome their communication barriers.


 In order to apply to become a Jamaica Language School Instructor, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. Have excellent native proficiency in English.  Complete grammatical and lexical command as well as literacy skills equivalent to those of an educated native speaker of the language.

2. Hold a bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to language education (e.g.) applied linguistics, ESL/TESOL/TEFL, language education, foreign languages) or for English/ESL instructors whose degree out of field, hold a relevant qualification in addition to the bachelor's degree (such as a CELTA, Graduate Certificate in TESOL, TEFL Certificate, etc.)

3. Have experience relevant to teaching ESL or foreign languages to students at the post secondary adult education level.

4. For instructors of languages other than English, have at least intermediate proficiency in written and spoken English.

5. Have legal authorization to work in Jamaica at the time you apply.

6. Reside near our school at the time you apply.  Due to the volume of applications we receive and the nature of our new instructor screening process, we cannot accept applications from candidates who reside beyond the regions we serve. If you plan on moving to Jamaica, please wait until after your relocation to the area has been completed before you apply.


If you meet these qualification and wish to embark on an exciting new journey as part of the Jamaica Language School team, then please e-mail your resume with a cover letter to Dr. Roxan Richards, CEO and Director of Programs and Professional Development at the the email address given on the job heading.  

We carefully review and consider all submitted resumes.  However, not all applicants are invited to participate in all steps of the screening process.  Please note that these are our minimum application requirements. Meeting our minimum  application requirement  alone does not guarantee that you will be selected. Candidates with a master's degree in a relevant education or language-related field and prior experience teaching ESL or a foreign language are given very strong priority in our selection process.

Jamaica Language School

Turtle River Road/Island Village

Ocho Rios, St. Ann,


TEL: 1-876-632-4784,

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


The unit is about the teaching receptive skills: reading and listening. We were given the reasons and the explanation how we read and listen. The unit is full of examples the exercises for each part of the lesson according to these skills. The colorful extract is very helpful for us as for new teachers. These skills are really important while we are learning or teaching the language.This unit focused on the complexity of the future tense. The tense that were discussed were simple, perfect and continuous. The usage for each tense depends on the intent of the individual using the tense. The future tense is generally confusing for students because they have difficulty grasping the idea of something that has not happened already and describing it as it has happened.