Qualified EFL Teachers Needed in Ecuador

Date posted:2013-04-23 | Writer: Centro de Estudios Interamericanos | Email: [email protected]

The Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI), a non-profit academic institution with over 19 years of experience dedicated to the understanding of languages and cultures of the Americas, is situated in Cuenca, Ecuador. CEDEI seeks TEFL qualified teachers to begin September 2013 teaching children, high school, and adult groups. CEDEI has three sites in Cuenca offering English classes to more than 700 students with a staff of at least 40 teachers. Cuenca, Ecuador is located high in a valley in Ecuador's southern Andes. Cuenca is a city of more than 400,000 people and is the third largest city in the country. Cuenca enjoys spring-like temperatures year round. In 1999, Cuenca 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.      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 7 years old to adults, teaching Business English, Pronunciation, and TOEFL Preparation.    Duties: 15-20 contact hours per week with opportunities for extra tutoring and conversation classes. 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, September 16, 2013. Teachers are expected to arrive a week prior to the start date of each teaching cycle for orientation and arrangement of accommodations.    Interested Candidates:    Please send the following to the e-mail address given on the job heading:    ▪ Current resume    ▪ 2 Letters of recommendation – one of your references should be able to describe your teaching abilitiesUpon receipt and approval of your résumé, 2 letters of reference, and our application form, we will schedule a telephone interview with you.    Compensation: $6.50 an hour (50-hour / 40-hour courses), $7.50 an hour for Saturday courses.Instructors teach at least four classes and are able to request additional classes and/or tutorials. 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. 

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.


This unit taught about modal verbs, clauses, and phrasal verbs. This unit is helpful for me because my students struggle with phrasal verbs a lot. It really confuses them that the meaning of the word changes when you add a particle, and they struggle to understand that a verb can be two words. Reading this unit has given me better insight into how to guide them in recognizing such verbs in the future.This unit focused on teaching specific groups such as young learners. It gave examples of groups teachers might teach in the future and tips on how to conduct a lesson with them. It also discussed the different size and background of the individual or group. I learned that there are many different styles of teaching that can be used to accommodate different groups whether they are students or clients.