TEFL Qualified Teachers Needed in Lima, Peru

Date posted:2011-07-05 | Writer: Asociacion Cultural Peruano Britanica | Email: [email protected]

Asociacion Cultural Peruano Britanica has openings for TEFL qualified native English speaking teachers with at least one year's experience. We were established in 1937 and now have 11 centres in Lima, all specially designed for teaching English. Applicants should be capable of teaching a variety of ages and levels. We offer a 14 month contract, of which the first two months is an induction period when new teachers will be able to visit our centres, observe lessons and get familiarized with the teaching material.MORE DETAILS: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. We have 11 centres in Lima, specially designed for teaching English. Something that characterizes our teaching is the “Active Learning” system, a method focusing on communication, where participation and interaction play fundamental roles.COURSESWe offer two types of courses: regular and special and we have programs for adults, young learners and children.REGULAR COURSESADULTS (aged 15 plus)Divided into three phases:• Basic Phase• Intermediate Phase• Advanced PhaseYOUNG LEARNERS AND CHILDREN• Juniors (aged 11 to 14)• Kids (aged 8 to 10)• Pre kids (aged 6 to 7)• Infants (aged 4 to 5)SPECIAL COURSES• Preparation courses for international certificates• Conversation sessions• Pronunciation and grammar courses• English for business programme• English for professionalsTEACHERS SCHEDULETeachers will be mainly engaged in teaching general English courses. These courses are generally organised in monthly “cycles” of 27 hours (90 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 only be allowed to work once the contract has been approved by the Peruvian Ministry of Labour and the Immigration authorities.ABOUT LIMAClimate: 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 8.5 million inhabitants.Recreational facilities: many and for all budgets, cinemas, discos, pubs, theatres, museums, restaurants, gymnasiums, beaches.REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:Language: Native speaker of EnglishMinimum age: 25Experience: At least twelve months teaching English as a foreign language experienceQualification: 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 an advantage.If you are interested please send us your CV to Maria Jose Cordova at the e-mail address given on the job heading.Contact information:Name: Maria Jose CordovaOffice phone: (51-1) 615-3497

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.


Unit 11 focused on receptive skills which are very important for language students. As mentioned in a previous unit a student's receptive skills are far more developed than their productive skills and this unit explains how as a teacher I can effectively use the ESA framework to construct my lesson plan in a way that will increase students confidence and further help them to hone their receptive skills.Testing is a very regular part of academic life but need not always be stressful. Although placements are indicative of future performance it is not set, and the learner should not feel this way. A good teacher will do smaller tests more regularly to monitor the class performance and also individual performance, to ensure that everything is going well and to nurture strengths and weaknesses in students.