Position Teaching EFL in Mexico

Date posted:2018-08-07 | Writer: John F. Kennedy High School | Email: gdelsalto@jfk.mx

John F. Kennedy High School is located in the city of Tehuacán, in Puebla State, Mexico, and has an immediate opportunity for a TEFL qualified teacher. The school was founded 47 years ago and it has an excellent reputation as our graduates continue their education in the best Universities of the country. Most of our teaching staff have been with us for more than 10 years and they have created a great team that pursues our philosophy and values in every event and activity. Throughout the school year we hold important artistic, cultural and traditional events which a lot of people in our town look forward to, besides the student community. The school is recognized for its proficiency in English teaching and we started teaching French 8 years ago because we want to expand the students culture, horizons and global awareness, so this time we would like to invite a foreign teacher whose native language is English so they can learn good pronunciation, colloquial vocabulary, appropriate grammar and overall, have an approach to a member of another culture.

REQUIREMENTS:

-Be a native level English speaker

-Have an accredited TESOL /TEFL qualification

-Provide references and resume with certificates

-Be willing to work through the whole school year (from September 2018 through July 2019)

ABOUT THE JOB:

- Five days a week (Monday through Friday)

- 8 hours a day, starting from 7am through 3am with an hour lunch break at 10 am

- Basic level English teaching to groups of 20 to 25 students ages 12 through 16

- Communicative teaching approach preferred 

FACILITIES AND WAGE:

- We can provide furnished private independent accommodation, dinner and/or breakfast, household cleaning and an allowance which will be discussed on the first interview.

THE LOCATION:

Tehuacan is located at the south-center of Mexico. It´s a small town that is about two hours away from many archeological and tourist sites, and three hours away from Veracruz beach. It's a conservative town and is still a place where traditions are kept and experienced. Has a good amount of swimming pool sites for the weather is good most of the year, and the average costs of living are low. There are good gym services and a few hiking places to visit, besides an ecological cactae reservoir.

If you have a true vocational interest in teaching, like working and communicating with young students and want to experience our Mexican culture and traditions first-hand you will be happy to work at John F. Kennedy Highschool.

TO APPLY:

Please send an e-mail to the address given on the job heading with your letter of intent, resume and references. We will set up an online interview to discuss further details, and will provide you with more information about the position.

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 covers teaching on receptive skills, and the part that refreshed my knowledge is on how to choose a proper topic to fit students' interest. Before I always chose my liking instead of students', so I realized that I didn't focus on their favorites and later on it could hinder their learning progress. In addition, patchwork ESA should be applied in lesson on receptive skills.I learned about several types of learning methods, but what interested me the most are the methods/suggestions to engage students in the lesson. For example, by asking them a simple questions of what food they like, what is their favorite sport, or what did they do this weekend? Students might think and speak in English without them noticing that this is actually a part of the class.

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