Qualified EFL Teachers Needed in Ecuador (2)

Date posted:2016-03-02 | Writer: Centro de Estudios Interamericanos | Email: [email protected]

The Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI), a non-profit academic institution with over 20 years of experience dedicated to the understanding of languages and cultures of the Americas, is situated in Cuenca, Ecuador. We seek TEFL qualified teachers to begin April 2016. CEDEI has three sites in Cuenca offering English classes to more than 1,000 students with a staff of at least 50 teachers.

Cuenca, Ecuador is located high in a valley in Ecuador's southern Andes and enjoys spring-like temperatures year round.. Cuenca is a city of more than 500,000 people and is the third largest city in the country. In 1999, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and in the last few years has been considered one of the best places to live and retire.


EFL teachers for children, high school, and adult groups

• Qualifications:

Qualifications required: a Bachelor's Degree, a TEFL/CELTA/TESOL or other related certificate, and must be a native English speaker or native-like fluent English speaker. Desired qualifications also include experience working with all ages starting at 8 years old to adults, teaching Pronunciation, Speaking and Listening courses, and TOEFL and IELTS Preparation.

Duties: 15-20 contact hours per week with opportunities for extra tutoring and conversation classes (generally four classes assigned per cycle). Most classes are Monday-Saturday. CEDEI also offers an environment where teachers are supported in their professional development with frequent workshops, curriculum shares and a well-stocked resource room.

Term Start Dates: Monday, April 4, 2016. Teachers are expected to arrive by Tuesday, March 30, 2016, to be part of a three-day orientation before the cycle starts (Wed, Thurs, Fri) and to arrange accommodations.


$6.75 an hour (50-hour / 40-hour courses), $7.75 an hour for Saturday courses. Teachers with an MA in Education are paid $7.25 an hour (50-hour/40-hour courses).

Instructors teach at least four classes and are able to request additional classes and/or tutorials, if available. CEDEI is a non-profit organization and while teachers don’t earn a lot of money by international standards, they do earn enough to live comfortably in Ecuador and gain much in teaching experience and cultural exchange.

Other perks include free Spanish classes and computer use with internet access (wireless at all our sites). Salsa dance instruction and an available lending library are accessible to all teachers. CEDEI offers help finding accommodations in Cuenca. CEDEI offers optional low-cost health insurance. Visa and airfare fees are the teacher's responsibility. CEDEI sponsors an intercultural visa in order to teach in Ecuador. Preference is given to teachers able to make a minimum nine-month commitment.


Interested candidates, please send the following to the email address given on the job heading:

Current resume

Copy of TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate

2 Letters of recommendation – one of your references should be able to describe your English teaching abilities

Upon receipt and approval of your résumé, 2 letters of reference, and the online application form, we will schedule a telephone interview with you.


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.


It was quite interesting to be aware of difference of age groups and how to target them and planning the lessons. How to create the learning environment was also very helpful for future lesson. Many of these things were never concerned into the lesson plan before. I'm exciting to teach children yet am nervous about it, yet this lesson gave some idea of how to focus into the lesson plan.In this unit, I learnt about the teaching materials, for a inexperienced teacher, maybe for the start period, we will rely on the course book, which is tried and used for many time, but when we getting experienced, we can add in some authentic materials or do some supplementary creation for the course book, that will make our class more interesting and motive student when studying English.