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Unread postby michellemm » 26 Jan 2007, 18:39

My partner and I were hoping to teach english in Mexico towards the end of this year, does anyone know how much emphasis is placed on actual teaching experience as I will have none! also any schools that I should look at in particular or look out for? thanks
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Unread postby keith » 09 Feb 2007, 09:21

There's some good advice about teaching English and living in Mexico here.

Also, This Guy is Teaching Abroad has some comprehensive information. Have a look at the Categories on the right hand side of the page.

Good luck, Keith
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Unread postby obatala » 26 Mar 2008, 01:28

If you are native speaker, you have huge advantage over non-native speakers like me, also, depends a lot the school you select, of course it has to be a private school, but the best ones ask for a working visa and of course teaching experience, but there are some small schools where they accept Americans or native –speaking people without requirements.
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Unread postby marhunter » 01 Apr 2008, 04:13

I am in Guadalajara taking the EFL class at ITTO right now. They will help their graduates with jobs in Mexico. It sounds like there are plenty. Some of the recent graduates teach at a sister school IMAC here. They come and they go. Good luck
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Unread postby marhunter » 01 Apr 2008, 04:17

A lot of experience in other fields can be converted to usable teacher skills. I dont have teaching experience or a BA but apparently its not a problem in Mexico. I am a respiratory therapist who has managed people and taught Sunday School. it gives me a good resume. Naturally I cant teach is some schools but there are places I can.
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Unread postby ocumare » 20 Jun 2008, 12:41

If you are interested in teaching at a university in Mexico, check out La Universidad del Noroeste (UNO) in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Their English department seems to always need native speakers of English with degrees not necessarily in second-language acquisition. Just a thought... Buena Suerte!

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Unread postby DavidB » 18 Mar 2010, 03:54

Looks like this is a real old post, but for anyone else interested in Mexico:

I started in Mexico, and it is a very easy place to find a job. Native speakers can walk into most ESL schools and get a job. Blue eyes and blond hair? Even better.

However, the money does not come close to what most ESL teachers are making in Asia or Europe. And yes, the cost of living is lower, but it still doesn't make up for the low wages that teachers receive in Mexico.

On the bright side, it's a beautiful country and a wonderful experience.
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Unread postby Professor » 25 Apr 2011, 02:05

I will start with the language institutes you need to stay away from.
1. Wall Street Institute. They do not pay on time if at all and many of their centers have closed due to a lack of business.

2. Instituto Hamer Sharp. They usually pay very low. Eighty pesos an hour and you DO NOT get paid for holidays.

3. Harmon Hall. You may have many classes one semester but then hardly noe the next. Plus they sometimes do not pay you the total that they owe you.

4. Quick Learning or Quit Learning as it is known in Mexico City. They practice age descrimination all of the time and you have to become a religious nut to really fit in. Finally...they DO NOT like Americans.

5. The Anglo. Again, a place that does not like Americans and pay very little.

You basically need to stay away from the language institutes in Mexico and EFL for that matter, if you want to make enough money to live and save. You need to teach something besides English at a colegio.

Good luck.
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Unread postby SerjeBD » 20 May 2011, 16:34

Professor wrote:1. Wall Street Institute.
2. Instituto Hamer Sharp.
3. Harmon Hall.
4. Quick Learning .
5. The Anglo.
You basically need to stay away from the language institutes in Mexico and EFL for that matter, if you want to make enough money to live and save. You need to teach something besides English at a colegio.

Good luck.

Thank you, Professor! It's really useful information! My sister want to go there. I need to show it her :)
Best regards, Serje BenDer.
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Unread postby pmcguire » 25 Jul 2011, 09:49

Professor wrote:I will start with the language institutes you need to stay away from.
1. Wall Street Institute. They do not pay on time if at all and many of their centers have closed due to a lack of business.

2. Instituto Hamer Sharp. They usually pay very low. Eighty pesos an hour and you DO NOT get paid for holidays.

3. Harmon Hall. You may have many classes one semester but then hardly noe the next. Plus they sometimes do not pay you the total that they owe you.

4. Quick Learning or Quit Learning as it is known in Mexico City. They practice age descrimination all of the time and you have to become a religious nut to really fit in. Finally...they DO NOT like Americans.

5. The Anglo. Again, a place that does not like Americans and pay very little.

You basically need to stay away from the language institutes in Mexico and EFL for that matter, if you want to make enough money to live and save. You need to teach something besides English at a colegio.

Good luck.



Looks like I will give Mexico a pass.
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Unread postby iWorthington » 28 Feb 2012, 01:06

These institutes apart, what rates of pay are likely?
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