Teach English in Ecuador

Date posted:2010-05-31 | Writer: The Canadian House Center | Email: michelle@canadianhousecenter.com

The Canadian House Center is an Independent Language School in Ecuador where all its teaching staff are native English speakers. There are three different locations, Loja, Machala and Manta. Our main office is located in Loja and we hire TEFL qualified teachers year round. Please click on the job heading for full details.

The Canadian House Center is an Independent Language School In Ecuador where all its teaching staff are native English speakers. There are three different locations, Loja, Machala and Cuenca. Its main office is located in Loja and we hire teachers year round.
Employer: Canadian House Center - Independent Language School in Loja, Machala, and opening JUNE 2010 in Cuenca, Ecuador
Cycle Start Dates: September, February, April
Wage: $320 monthly minimum. Average national wage is $150-$200
Accommodation: School apartments $70 monthly + $70 deposit (approx)
Hours per week: Minimum 4 hours a day which includes lesson planning time
Work days: Five days per week and Saturday rotation
Overtime: Opportunity for additional work through private tutoring and Saturday.
Holidays (days and dates): Negotiable
Sick Days: 2 per 6 month contract, 4 per 1 year
Health Insurance: Not provided but can be arranged
Class size: Varies – maximum 20
Class Age: All ages – children from 4; adolescents and adults. In some cases you may find yourselves teaching at additional private institutes.
Colleagues: English, American, Australian, Irish, and Canadian etc.
Teaching task: Grammar, oral and listening English as well as partaking in all aspects and activities at the school, including culture days and events, supervision in end of year exams and administrative and organizational duties. All text and grammar books are provided. It is an easy to follow system.
Orientation course: Workshop to go over books, lesson planning and school rules. There is a buddy system to help out new teachers with experienced teachers.
Social events: Integration events with students and other teachers
Age of applicants: 24 to 50.
Education background: TESOL/TEFL/CELTA Certificate. Degree preferable but not necessary.
Language: Basic Spanish – not necessary but useful
Contract time: Ideally 1 year but 6 months would be considered
Additional information: We also pride ourselves on supporting the local communities at our own cost such as Street Children, projects with the blind and the local indigenous communities. Contact:Michelle Castro at the e-mail address given on the job heading for more details and to apply.

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.

 

Unit 3 describes common theories and methodologies used in teaching, the preferred ESA model, variants of it, and teaching tools to incorporate into the lesson. I found the lesson planning guidance most useful, as it gives the teacher a framework which is flexible enough to use through his career. The different games will come in handy while creating interesting and educational \"engage\" phases in lessons.This unit was quite difficult to understand at first because it is like learning another language. Granted, it is easier to pick up than a full language but it looks foreign. Learning the terms for phonology seems obscure and possibly unnecessary, but it adds depth to English and it will allow me to teach with more accuracy. This will definitely be a section that I will reread to further grasp the concepts.

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