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TEFL in Cuenca, Ecuador
Date posted:2007-05-22 | Writer: Centers for Interamerican Studies | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEDEI is situated in both Gualaceo and Cuenca, Ecuador. CEDEI seeks qualified EFL teachers for July and October 2007. CEDEI is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning founded in 1992, dedicated to the study of American languages and cultures. To foster understanding among the people of the Americas, our organization sponsors a variety of academic activities independently and in conjunction with universities in North and South America. CEDEI has three sites, two in Cuenca and one in Gualaceo, offering English classes. For all three sites, English instruction is offered to more than 800 students with a staff of at least 40 teachers. Our Gualeceo site is still in its first years but our student population is growing, and now we provide English classes to more than 100 students.
Gualaceo, Ecuador is a pretty town with a population of over 16,000 located on the banks of the Rio Santa Barbara surrounded by mountains. Gualaceo enjoys spring-like temperatures year round. The town offers many of the amenities found in bigger cities. From the town Â centre you have easy access, twenty minutes by foot, to the mountains for hiking and other recreational activities. Families still gather at the city Â centre and a weekly market offers fresh produce, flowers and local crafts.
Chordeleg and Sigsig are towns close by that offer pre-Inca archeological sites and local artists offer their crafts such as jewelry, textiles and ceramics.
Cuenca, Ecuador is located high in a valley in Ecuador's southern Andes. Cuenca is 36 km (22 miles) away from Gualaceo, which is readily accessible by public transport in less than an hour. Cuenca is a city of more than 300, 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
EFL teachers for children, high school, and adult groups
Qualifications required: a Bachelor's Degree, a TEFL/CELTA or other related certificate, and must be a native English speaker. Desired qualifications also include experience working with all ages starting at 7 years old to adults, Business English, Pronunciation course, and TOEFL Preparation.
Duties: 20-25 contact hours per week with opportunities for extra tutoring and conversation classes. Most classes are Monday-Saturday but teachers conduct a five-day week. 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: Tuesday, July 3, 2007 and Tuesday, October 2, 2007. Teachers are expected to arrive a week prior to the start date of each teaching cycle for orientation and arrangement of accommodations.
Please send the following to email@example.com:
· Current resume
· 2 Letters of recommendation - one of your references should be able to describe your teaching abilities
Complete the following steps for the official online application process:
Please go to Contact us and then to the Programs for International Students.
Go to Prospective English Teachers which will lead you to the application form.
Upon receipt and approval of your resume, 2 letters of reference, and online application form, we will schedule a telephone interview with you.
Compensation: Starting pay includes $250 USD per 50-hour adult classes, $200 USD per 40-hour childrení³ classes, and $216 USD per 36-hour Saturday classes. We offer classes over a 10-week and 5-week teaching cycle. Starting pay for tutorials is $5.00 per hour.
Instructors teach at least three 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 however earn enough to live comfortably in Ecuador and gain much in teaching experience and cultural exchange.
At our Gualaceo site we offer free furnished onsite accommodations. Accommodations include a bedroom, communal kitchen and dining areas and roof access. Other perks include free Spanish classes and computer use with internet access in Cuenca and Gualaceo. Salsa dance instruction and an available lending library are at the Cuenca site but accessible to all teachers.
CEDEI offers optional low-cost health insurance. Visa and airfare fees are the teacher's responsibility. Preference is given to teachers able to make a minimum six-month commitment.