TEFL Positions in Ecuador

Date posted:2014-10-29 | Writer: Centro de Estudios Interamericanos | Email: [email protected]

The Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI), situated in Cuenca, Ecuador, seeks qualified EFL teachers for children, high school, and adult groups to start January 2015, for a minimum of nine months. CEDEI is a non-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 in Cuenca, offering English classes to more than 800 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 500,000 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 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 Pronunciation, Speaking and Listening courses, 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, January 12, 2015. 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 email address given on the job heading:

▪ Current resume

▪ 2 Letters of recommendation – one of your references should be able to describe your teaching abilities

Compensation: $6.75 an hour (50-hour / 40-hour courses), $7.75 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.


In this lesson we learned about teaching equipment. Teaching equipment include black board, interactive whiteboard, overhead projector, visual aids, worksheets, cassette recorder, CD player, videos and DVDs, video camera, dictionaries, course books, resource books, photocopier, computers and online resources. All those should be used during class and we learned how and when to use it properly.Unit two - An enjoyable and educational module, the supporting documentation was extremely beneficial. I found the entire unit two breaks down different roles of a teacher and by simply changing for example the seating arrangements in a class room have effect a lesson both positively and negatively. Having read and studied this many times i do hope this is reflected in the over all test result