University TEFL Position Available in Mexico

Date posted:2017-08-16 | Writer: Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca | Email: utmcdi@mixteco.utm.mx

Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca (UTM) has a full time TEFL position with attractive benefits starting in September 2017. Teachers teach 3-5 classes daily and have the opportunity to contribute to other areas of the faculty and the local community.

We are the flagship university in the SUNEO system of public universities in the state of Oaxaca, and are considered one of the leading institutions in southern Mexico. Our Language Institute is a vibrant, professional and supportive workplace comprised of language instructors of different nationalities and educational backgrounds.

Aside from providing quality instruction to students, the department focuses on both professional and community development and we are looking for motivated, self-starters who are willing to participate in projects outside of classes.

LOCATION:

University/college campus in Huajuapan de León, a city of about 80,000 people situated in the beautiful state of Oaxaca, halfway between the colonial cities of Oaxaca City and Puebla.

Please note that all travel to the university, housing expenses and visa fees have to be paid for by the teacher. The university does not pay for travel expenses, housing or visa applications (initial or renewals).

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Wage: Take home pay is approximately $13,500 – 16,000 MXN per month, depending on qualifications and experience, which is a very competitive local salary. Teachers also receive benefits including healthcare, savings plan, bonuses and 5 weeks paid vacation.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Native speaker competence

• Successful applicants will have a B.A. + CELTA, TEFL, TESOL or equivalent or an M.A. in a relevant field and classroom teaching experience

• A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement for teaching at university level in Mexico, so we cannot consider applicants who do not have a Bachelor´s degree.

• Specific TESOL/TEFL training is also a requirement of the university’s Academic Council

• Although it is not a requirement, ability in Spanish or another foreign language would be a definite asset

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your CV and cover letter to the address given on the job heading.

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 focuses on the course books and other materials that teachers use in the classroom. There are many advantages and disadvantages of using coursebooks. However, I believe that the advantages prevail and it is generally a good idea to have books to base the syllabus around. At the same time, teachers should also employ other types of activities and not focus solely on the books.This unit took me a lot of time to understand as it gets confusing with usages. This future tense unit which discuss the 7 most common system are not common to me. It's enlightening in a way as it is confusing in some ways. I will try to dig dipper as i go through for more depth to this unit. Going to future and the present simple are so new to me. It's really good to learn new things.

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