Travel and Teach in Mexico
There is something incredibly mysterious about Mexico's Aztec temples and pyramids. They are steeped in history and mystery, capturing the mind with exotic and tantalizing wonderment. Mexico is also a central spot for enjoying colourful fiestas with parades, floats, costumes, music and dancing in the streets. What's more, it is one of the world's best diving destinations with unique reef diving, wreck diving, and cave diving experiences. Be sure to check out Tulum, Paradise Beach, Templo Mayor, Basilica de Zapopan, and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival. Whether its strolling on white sandy beaches, snorkeling in multi-coloured coral reefs, or sauntering through world-class ruins, Mexico has it all!
Prospects for Teachers
A teacher's qualifications are very important in Mexico. Without some kind of teaching certificate, securing work can be very challenging. That being said, there are hundreds of jobs for certified teachers in private schools, and colleges and universities, as well as teacher training institutes around the country. Teachers in the large cities across Mexico may find themselves teaching Business English, or classes to hotel staff in the travel and tourism industry. By and large, there presently doesn't seem to be a short of work for English language instructors in Mexico.
Conditions of Work
|Requirements||Be a native English speaker in order to obtain a work permit; hold an English teaching qualification in order to get work.|
|Peak Hiring Season||All year round|
|Contract Length||3, 6 and 12 months|
|Teaching Hours||Full-time teachers can usually be expected to teach 25+ hours a week|
|*Monthly Salary||From 6,000 to 12,000+ pesos per month depending on qualifications, experience and location|
|Saving Potential||Depending on spending habits, how much overtime has been worked, and if private tutoring has been undertaken, teachers can save anywhere from $200 to $500+ per month.|
|Airfare||Typically not provided by the employer|
|Accommodation||Sometimes provided by the employer|
|Health Insurance||Sometimes provided by the employer|
|Work Visas||Employer assisted|
Are you teaching and living in Mexico? Do you have any information you'd like to share with us? Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
*Please note: wages may vary according to the fluctuation in exchange rates. For this reason, teachers should regularly monitor exchange rates, convert their foreign income into the currency of their home country, and have it transferred to their local bank accounts on a regular basis.