English Teachers Needed 6 or 12 Month Contract Starting January 2014 in Guatemala

Teach English Abroad

Teach English in Guatemala

CITY: Guatemala City
START DATE: January 2014
SALARY: Q4, 500-5,500 per month (USD 550-650)

If you are a young enthusiastic teaching professional who is looking to gain valuable experience and further your career, then Oxford Language Center has a great opportunity for you! OLC offers the chance to acquire skills in teaching a variety of students at different levels with an easy and comprehensive curriculum that helps students become immersed in the language in an environment of cultural exchange. We offer small class sizes in a round table setting for a more personal experience. Those looking for a bigger challenge can teach in our Academic Program, which provides training to teach preparation classes for the TOEFL, TOEIC, and ELASH English proficiency exams and positions working with private schools teaching the staff, teachers and students. Teachers can also receive training to first master and then teach preparation classes for university exams such as the SAT, SAT MATH, GMAT, and GRE. Many of our teachers go on to use these skills to get highly paid positions in other markets.

Rich in culture, Guatemala City has a variety of activities and places of interest for those who wish to call this “land of eternal spring” their home. From the historic National Palace and Central Park to the very lively “Zona Viva” with modern cuisine and bars to something a little more local like “comedores” and street food, experience Guatemala’s many different characteristics. During your six month or one year stay, you will also have the chance to take advantage of weekend trips to the old capital of Antigua, rich in history and nightlife or to enjoy the majestic beauty of Lake Atitlan which sits in a mountainous valley about 2 hours west of the city. Of course, apart from all the fun, we expect our teachers to be professional, dedicated, hardworking and creative. Learn more about us at www.olcenglish.com or www.facebook.com/oxfordlanguagecenter

1. Position: Full-time English Teacher
2. Contract: 6 month renewable contract
3. 22- 25 teaching hours per week
4. Five and a half day work weeks (Sundays off)
5. Salary: Q4, 500-5,500 per month (USD 550-650)
6. Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala C.A.

(A) Necessary Requirements
1. Native English speaker
2. Bachelor’s degree
3. Positive, flexible, hardworking, self-motivated and disciplined
(B) Preferred Requirements
1. Enjoys teaching a wide range of levels and ages
2. Is able to plan enjoyable, quality lessons for a variety of class types
3. Has experience living overseas for 6 months or more

1. Cover letter
2. Resume/CV
3. A recent photo
4. Letter of recommendation if available
5. Email information to [email protected]

Teach English in Guatemala ( General Information )

Guatamala is a country with a rich culture and strong national identity. About 70% of the country consists of mountainous regions, and the economy is largely based on agriculture, with fruits and vegetables a major export. It’s an attractive destination for teachers seeking a slower pace of life.

There is a strong demand for EFL teachers in Guatemala because competency in English is important for students applying to unversity and is a requirement for most good jobs in the country. …  Read More 

Teach English in Guatemala ( Cost of Living )

The monthly salary for foreign English teachers in Guatemala is between US$500-800. The normal per hour rate is around US$2-5 in language institutions, US$5-8 for private students and US$10-18 per hour tutoring employees in big companies. Most schools also offer free Spanish lessons to their teachers and some provide teaching resources and training, if needed. …  Read More

Teach English in Guatemala ( Visa Requirements )

To legally teach in Guatemala, you need to apply for both a residence visa and a work permit. Citizens of the  USA, Canada and EU countries are allowed to enter Guatemala without visas for a maximum of 90 days. Citizens of other countries are required to apply for visas. …  Read More