Teach English in Granada, Nicaragua

Date posted:2006-05-03 | Writer: ABC School | Email: [email protected]

Two immediate openings. More openings throughout the year.

We pay our instructors $2/hour because our students pay $.58/hour or less. In Nicaragua, per capita income is $35/month.

20 classroom hours a week. (These are semi-volunteer positions paying $160US/month.)

Your cost to live here will be at least $400/month. $600/month to live more comfortably.

We do not provide housing or airfare.

We will help you find housing and pick you up at the airport.

Class sizes are 6 to 12 students.

3 month minimum commitment.

Native North American English speakers preferred. We have hired native British English speakers with neutral accents.

Minimum of 2 months of EFL/ESL teaching experience.

TEFL, TESL, TESOL, or equivalent training is highly desired.

Some Spanish is very helpful. Spanish instruction is available.

Room rentals are available in Granada for $200-$300/month.

Homestays with a Granadino family are $250-$300/month, 3 meals/day included.

We currently have available a furnished room in a very nice house, in a great location, for $225 month, utilities included.

Do you love teaching and have a genuine interest in living in Granada?

If so, please read on because we think we can offer you a very positive experience.

We currently have 4 classrooms and 250 students.

Our mission is to provide Granadinos with skills to compete in the tourism job market, and to own/operate their own businesses.

Our teachers love teaching and are enthused about improving the educational and employment opportunities for the people of Granada.

ABC School is about to receive accreditation from INATEC, the Nicaraguan government's educational agency overseeing technical and vocational training. Businesses and universities recognize the INATEC English certificate when making hiring, promotion and enrollment decisions.

The city of Granada, Nicaragua, is located in Central America.

ABC School is located 5 blocks west of the Central Square. You can walk to anywhere in town.

Granada is the oldest colonial city in the Americas. The ecology is as abundant and diverse as Costa Rica yet the cost of living here is much less. The people of Nicaragua are friendlier and they are proud of their 500 year history in Granada. The government and economy have been stable since 1990, when the civil war ended. The country is peaceful and Nicaraguans are looking for a place in the world economy.

Money sent home from Nicaraguans in the United States and Costa Rica is the primary source of income. The tourism industry is rapidly increasing. In recent years, foreign investment has been in the tens of millions of dollars. Aid and loans from other countries are in the tens of millions of dollars.

The owner/operator (a native Granadino) of ABC School, and myself (an unpaid business mentor and interest-free loan provider) are passionate about providing Granadinos with a means to compete in the booming tourist industry. We are essentially a not-for-profit school run in a professional way. We pay our teachers as much as possible.

Our four-classroom school is clean, friendly, supportive, and filled with motivated, interesting, appreciative Granadinos who are eager to learn English. Most of our students are age 16 to 30. We have 35 students age 6 to 11.

If you have limited EFL experience, we will support your ongoing progress.

We provide excellent teaching materials. We have CD players, TV, DVD/VCR player, white boards, new student desks, and a very clean, freshly painted, comfortable building. We recently bought 350 "Larousse English/Spanish Dictionaries" for our students and teachers.

Have questions? We have answers and solutions.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Scott Banks

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 continued our work on tenses, this time in the past. Four past tenses were discussed, with examples and explanations on when to use it. The four past tenses were past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous. Like in the present tense, I find it difficult to explain when to use them. The usage comes automatically to me, and this prevents me from understanding their usage intellectually.This section described the various teaching equipment that can be used in class including videos, cassette recorders, visual aids, overhead projectors, computers, resource books and more. The section described each of these and gave many websites that can help in teaching English. The coursebooks were described in another section. This section also described advantages and disadvantages of some of the teaching equipment.