ESL Classroom Teacher - Chiapas, Mexico

Date posted:2023-06-08 | Writer: Interlink English | Email: [email protected]

Interlink English is looking for a qualified native English speaking teacher (4 year degree required, TEFL certificate a huge plus but not required with sufficient teaching experience) to join our team beginning in August 2023 with a desire to work with younger learners (aged 6-7 and 8-12) but also excited about working with teens and adults.

WHO WE ARE: A small language academy (approximately 300 students) with a focus on fun in the classroom. The bulk of our students is ages 16-25 and come to us because they want to learn, not because their parents drop them off at our doorstep. Forget about classroom management sapping your energy and envision a classroom full of smiles and open minds! We also offer young learner classes in the early afternoons for children ages 6-8 and 9-12.  Maximum class size for any age is 12 students making your teaching time far more beneficial for the students and relaxing for you! Some online classes may also be included.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Professional and experienced teachers with the desire to make learning interesting. We have a library of classroom materials and ready-made lesson plans, but always encourage our teachers to make the lessons their own as much as possible. The majority of classes are with young adults (16-25 years old), though we seek a person who is also excited to work with younger learners. Creativity, patience, and dedication are qualities we cherish in a teacher.

WHAT WE ARE OFFERING: We offer $12,000 pesos per month after taxes for a maximum of 5 contact hours per day (Monday -Friday) with no split shifts.  Saturday classes are required for 35 of the 52 weeks of the contract with no salary decrease for the Saturdays off. At the completion of a 12-month contract we offer a cash bonus of $5,500 Mexican Pesos. Five weeks of paid vacation (2 for spring break and 2 for Christmas and 1 summer) are included as well as 5 long weekends per year. We also pay all visa expenses at the completion of the first 12-month contract and pre-pay any additional contract visas. Furthermore, we offer a furnished, air-conditioned apartment with $2,000 being deducted from the monthly salary to ease your transition into town.

WHAT TUXTLA IS LIKE: Tuxtla is a safe city with very few foreigners which means your Spanish will truly take off. The city itself has all the comforts of home (4 movie theaters, Sam's Club, Starbucks, and a variety of nightlife options) without taking away from the wonderful experience of living in beautiful Mexico. Day and weekend trips to quaint colonial towns, jungles ruin, and of course the beach are feasible and encouraged by our staff!

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, a recent photo (a casual shot is just fine!), proof of undergraduate completion and a letter of introduction to the Academic Administrator, Tobin Hoffman at the address in the job heading.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!