Teach English in Puerto Escondido, Mexico



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  • Description


    Teach English in Mexico on a one-year internship working as a language teacher in a prestigious primary school. The theoretical foundation of our teaching includes Constructivism, Neurolinguistics and Critical pedagogy and we aim to update our methods according to the latest research in education. In order to improve learning, we also develop projects in areas such as social skills, the use of technology and physical & mental health, as well as those to promote Mexican culture and arts, community involvement and environmental protection. As part of our community service, we also want to teach English to young adults so they can improve their living standards.

    To be a language teacher intern at our school, you must:
    • be a native-level English speaker
    • be a university student or recent graduate at the start of your post
    • have passed at least two years of university-level education by the time you start your internship. For instance, for British nationals, an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programme, such as a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree are preferred. Alternatively, you could do a degree – this could be in a subject you wish to specialise in like maths, science, or English – then be enrolled in a postgraduate teacher training programme, such as a PGCE or PGDE. Studies to teach English as a foreign language will also be considered.
    • have B1-level Spanish, but not mandatory
    • be available for the full period from early September 2019 to late June 2020

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As an English Teacher, you will:
    • strengthen your CV
    • improve your fluency in Spanish
    • gain skills in communication, presentation, time management, organisation, teamwork, working independently, creative thinking and problem-solving
    • immerse yourself in another culture
    • increase your cultural awareness
    • develop professional confidence
    Teaching time is limited to 20 hours a week, giving you plenty of time to experience the country and pursue other interests. From beaches to ancient ruins and colonial-era towns, Mexico is a beautiful country with warm and welcoming people and exciting cultural traditions.
    In Puerto Escondido you can practice surf, enjoy a quiet beach, take a boat trip to see ocean life or chow down on local seafood. You can also visit nearby beaches such as Chacahua, Mazunte, Zipolite or Bahias de Huatulco.

  • Help


    We need native speakers to teach English to adults in the evenings. If you want to teach children, we encourage you to come for the whole academic year. Volunteers must have passed at least two years of university-level education, preferably in Education, English, Psychology or related subjects. Alternatively, you must have a qualification to teach English.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Clean bedroom with bathroom, centrally located.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We offer accommodation, food and free Spanish lessons.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 671385188673