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Teachers Needed: Granada, Nicaragua
Date posted:2006-02-13 | Writer: ABC English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just the facts:
We pay $2/hour.
It will cost you at least $400/month to live here.
We do not provide housing.
We do not provide transportation from your country. We do provide airport pickup.
Work visas are not an issue at this time.
Native English speakers from the United States and Canada are preferred.
Limited ESL/EFL experience is ok. You must be able to teach English grammar.
TEFL, ESL or equivalent is required.
Spanish is not required but it is helpful. We provide one hour of free Spanish instruction per day.
We primarily need teachers for adults and teenagers.
Class sizes are 8 to a maximum of 12 students.
More than just the facts:
If you work 25 hours a week, you will make $200/month.
We have a room in a nice house for $200/month. Two English teachers and I live there.
Homestays with a Granadino family are $300/month, food included.
Most of our students pay $.41/hour for instruction. Many pay less. Per capita income here is about $35/month.
We currently have 4 classrooms and 220 students. We can grow the school to 400-500 and still keep class size below 13 students.
Our mission is to provide Granadinos with skills to compete in the tourist job market, and to own/operate their own businesses.
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 less than half. The people of Nicaragua are friendlier and they are proud of their 500 year history in Granada.
The school owner/operator(a native Granadino), and myself(an unpaid business mentor and interest-free loan provider) are passionate about providing bilingual 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 50 students age 6 to 11.
If you have limited experience, we will support your ongoing progress. We have a Canadian teacher right now who is doing an amazing job teaching 25 hours a week. Spanish is not required, some is helpful. We provide one hour of free Spanish instruction per day, for our teachers.
Our students come from households with incomes of less than $200/month. Many of the households have 6 to 10 family members.
We do provide excellent teaching materials. We have CD players, TV, DVD/VCR player, white boards, and a very clean, comfortable building. We just bought 200 "Larousse Pocket Dictionaries" for our students.
Have questions? We have answers and solutions.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.