TEFL Job in Lima, Peru

Date posted:2009-08-27 | Writer: PBCA | Email: [email protected]

The Peruvian British Cultural Association was founded in 1937, in order to promote the culture and history of the United Kingdom and strengthen cultural relationships with Peru. Our Association gives Peruvians the opportunity to learn and master English through our Teaching Centres. Promoting British, Peruvian and global culture among students and the general public is one of the most important tasks of the Peruvian British Cultural Association.

TEACHING CENTRES We have 10 centres in Lima, specially designed for teaching English. Something that characterises our teaching is the “Active Learning” system, a method focusing on communication, where participation and interaction play fundamental roles.

COURSES We offer two types of courses: regular and special and we have programs for adults, young learners and children.

REGULAR COURSES ADULTS (aged 15 plus) Divided into three phases:

• Basic Phase • Intermediate Phase • Advanced Phase


• Juniors (aged 11 to 14) • Kids (aged 8 to 10) • Pre kids (aged 6 to 7) • Infants (aged 4 to 5)


• Preparation courses for international certificates • Conversation sessions • Pronunciation and grammar courses • English for business programme • English for professionals


Teachers will be mainly engaged in teaching general English courses. These courses are generally organised in monthly “cycles” of 27 hours (60 minutes each)

Regular allocation to teaching from Monday to Friday:

• From 7:00 to 10:10 a.m. and from 4:10 to 7:30 p.m. • From 8:40 to 12:00 m and from 6:00 to 9:10 p.m.

ABOUT THE CONTRACT: The duration of the contract is 14 months and could be renewed under mutual agreement. There are 2 months induction period, during which teachers will not be formally engaged in teaching. However, they will be able to visit our centres, observe lessons and get familiarized with the teaching material. Teachers will be allowed to work once the contract has been approved by the Peruvian Ministry of Labour and the Immigration authorities.

ABOUT LIMA Climate: the climate in Lima:

• Minimum in winter around 12°C to 13°C (June to September) • Maximum in summer around 28°C, except on years that have “El Niño” phenomenon with up to 30°C to 32°C (December to March) • Humidity: very high all year round.

Population: Lima has around 8 million inhabitants

Recreational facilities: many and for all budgets, cinemas, discos, pubs, theatres, museums, restaurants, gymnasiums, beaches.

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY: Language: Native speaker of English Minimum age: 23 Experience: At least 6 months teaching experience Qualification: CELTA – Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults,University of Cambridge or TESOL Certification -Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages or TEFL -Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Others: Basic knowledge of Spanish is required.

If you are interested please send us your CV to the e-mail address given on the job heading, for the attention of Maria Jose Cordova. Office phone: (511) 6153497

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.


Challenging it is becoming increasingly apparent that the grammatical framework of the English language can be very confusing. The teacher must choose some very specific activities that are fun and stretch the learner but the material must be clear and concise otherwise a student may easily become confused about usage. I love the teaching tips and suggestions for activities in all the sections of the course.There are various schools of thought on his issue. Some theorists suggest that lesson planning is not a good idea as it creates a more fixed, teacher centered lesson. it is a true that too much planning can make lessons rather rigid and stop the teacher being flexible to the needs of the students. However, it is very difficult for the inexperienced teachers to be able to be as flexible as this would require.