Hi, I'm Daniel and my wife Kerly and I own a small educational center in Ambato, Ecuador. It's called SmartCenter. We teach academic reinforcement in English, math and language arts. At the moment, we have 3 talented teachers, but would love to have native English speakers join our team.
My wife and I have 2 children (ages 6 and 1). I am from Utah, USA and my wife is from here in Ecuador. We would love to host native English speakers here in Ambato, Ecuador!
Prática de idiomas
Ambato is the city if flowers. My family and I love this beautiful, small city in Ecuador! It's a great place to live as it is right in the center of the country and close to many popular areas. We are right between Quito and Guayaquil, not far from the beach to the west and the jungle to the right.
If you like a beautiful city that is also not overly touristy, Ambato is a perfect place to get to know Ecuadorian culture from locals living their everyday lives. The cost of living is lower compared to some more touristy locations such as Baños or Cuenca. There are stunning parks, nice restaurants, malls and beautiful places to go hiking all around the city (it's located in the mountains). The weather is wonderful, not too cold, not too hot. Bring warm clothes as it gets cold at night.
The neighborhood we live and work in (Ciudadela España) is clean, peaceful, safe, colorful and has an incredible view of the surrounding mountains.
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We are requesting help from native English speakers to teach English to elementary school children 5 days a week, part-time or full-time for at least a 1-year commitment. We require that you be TESL or TEFL certified with at least a year of teaching experience. Spanish fluency is not a requirement. Experience in Elementary education, specifically math and language arts is a plus.
The pay is equivalent to the Ecuadorian minimum wage. Depending on your preference, you can stay in our home and eat at our table free of charge. With this option, you will be able to save essentially all of your earnings. Alternatively, for more privacy, you can find a place to rend for as little as under $100 a month in some cases. The cost of living is very low compared to the United States.
Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
I am a native English speaker and am fluent in Spanish. My wife is a native Spanish speaker learning English. I would love for her to practice more English and we would love to practice Spanish with you as well.
We have a spare room in our spacious 4-bedroom apartment that you are welcome to stay in free of charge. There is a large window and plenty of closet space. We also have carpeted floors (not common in Ecuador) and curtains. The room has a lock and key. You are welcome to eat meals with us for free as well. We have two young children and staying with us would be almost like becoming a member of the family. We ask that you chip in cleaning, wishing dishes, and perhaps cooking from time to time if you feel so inclined.
In Ambato, here are some typical prices:
Traditional lunch — $2.00 - $3.50 (soup, rice, salad, some kind of meat, maybe some beans, maybe some plantains, maybe a slice of avocado and of course, fresh juice)
Taxi — $1.25 minimum, $2 across the city
Bus fare — $0.30 (within' the city)
Movie tickets — $2 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Clothes — comparable to US prices, but there are places to find cheap clothes
Shoe shine — $1 (very important... don't let them tell you a shine costs $13.50, speaking from personal experience)
Electronics — more expensive here than in the US
Parks — free
Walking — free
Biking — not recommended as cars don't respect bikers here, unfortunately
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
We have a good internet connection in our spare room as well as plenty of space for your to set up a personal office. If you have online work or projects during your spare time, there is no problem.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week