TEFL in Mexico (Michoacan)

Date posted:2004-11-26 | Writer: The New York School of English | Email: [email protected]

LA PIEDAD, MICHOACAN, MEXICO - 2 HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS NEEDED for the period of January 29th, 2005 - June 30, 2005

The New York School of English currently holds two full time ESL teaching vacancies, here in La Piedad, for the Spring semester.

La Piedad is a modern city, holding on to a great variety of old tradition, located in Central Mexico. The city offers a great opportunity to experience 'real' Mexico. The city is approximately 2 hours from Guadalajara, 2 hours from Guanajuato, 4 hours from Mexcio City, 4 hours from Puerta Vallarta, and 6 hours from Alcapulco.

At the New York School of English, we take pride in offering an English Educational experience centered on PROFESSIONALISM, DEDICATION, AND PRIDE OF A JOB WELL DONE. This means our teachers need to be dynamic, energetic, positive, outgoing, thorough, and completely flexible. A GREAT ATTITUDE is a must. A PERSONAL DESIRE TO EXCEL is a must.

All teachers must realize they are entering a different culture. There are different values, different ways of thinking, and a different way of life in Mexico. If you have an open mind, and are willing to accept and welcome such differences, then Mexico is a fabulous place to live, work, and explore. The school respects and embraces this philosophy.

Teacher Requirements:

1. Teach one morning class, ranging from 8-9am
2. Teach five afternoon/evening classes, from 3-8pm
3. Teach one Saturday morning class, when needed
4. Professional dress
5. ESL/TOEFL/TESOL degree or certificate
6. Teaching experience
7. Minimum age requirement - 25 years of age

New York School of English offers:

1. $3500 - 4000 pesos per month, depending on class load
2. Paid housing with Mexican family: private, completely furnished room, cable
3. Fully furnished classroom: television, vcr, stereo system, Whiteboards,
Personal computers, etc.
4. 2 Week Easter Vacation
5. Family owned, professional managed, ESL school
6. Native New Yorker, experienced in business, and completely versed in the living abroad experience: which means all the headaches and hassles have been targeted and eliminated for our teachers.

Please, only persons who meet all the above requirements and qualifications, forward your resume, a current photo, and a minimum of three references (with emails and phone numbers). Please send the above material to the following email address: [email protected]

All three items, (resume, photo, references) need to be sent in order to process your application and to be considered for a position.. We will be hiring relatively quickly, therefore please don't delay.

After reading the description of the positions, the school, and La Piedad, if you are ready and enthusiastic about a position, we would love to hear from you. Again, reply to the following email: [email protected]

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
New York School of English - [email protected]

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.


I think this unit was a great refresher on how to build rapport with students. It really is true that you can't make a first impression twice, and the activities and ice-breakers listed are great for a new teacher to use with an existing class of students. Although many teachers approach their classes differently, the variety of suggestions for group and pair work definitely come in handy for even the most seasoned of teachers!Evaluation is important. Students and teachers alike need testing. Placement test are important to put a student in the appropriate class while progress tests show how much the students have retained throughout their lessons. Then there are practice tests to get the students ready for the big one which may lead them to their final goal. Although as a student tests were annoying and stressful, there is no doubt they are helpful.