Teach English in Colombia
CITY: Ibague, Pereira
START DATE: ASAP
SALARY: A salary of 1,100,000 Colombian Pesos monthly (approx. $600.00 Canadian).
Native Tongue is Canadian owned and operated, in its eleventh year of operation in Colombia and is registered with the Secretary of Education. We operate schools in the cities of Ibague and Pereira.
We are looking for experienced teachers to start work IMMEDIATELY. A clear voice with a neutral “North American” accent is important. An outgoing, energetic person is a must. Spanish is an asset, however not necessary.
Please note: There are currently two positions open, one in Ibague and one in Pereira. Although you may be required to teach various different levels and age groups, we are specifically looking for someone who is comfortable teaching children as young as three years old.
-A salary of 1,100,000 Colombian Pesos monthly (approx. $600.00 Canadian).
-Airfare compensation bonus of 300,000 Colombian Pesos (approx. $150.00 Canadian) per month, paid upon completion of your contract.
-A written contract which meets all local standards and practices.
-Full assistance in obtaining a work-visa, paid for by the school. All foreign teachers at Native Tongue require a work-visa. For your own security please do not accept positions at other schools without a visa. It is illegal and has serious consequences in Colombia.
-Medical insurance (after 60 days) arranged for and paid in part by the school. This is a broad coverage including emergency and regular care as well as drug and dental.
-Apartment rental supplement of $375,000 Colombian Pesos paid by Native Tongue.
-Full academic support including the direction and materials needed to teach your classes.
-Possible contract renewals including other school locations and management positions.
-A native English speaker willing to sign an 11 month contract.
-Experience in teaching English, preferably EFL overseas.
-An English teaching certificate is a must* (TESOL etc.). No degree is required.
-28 hours per week of in-class teaching at various times from 7:00am – 9:00pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm. The school is closed on Sundays. You may be required to work “split-shifts”, for example mornings and evenings.
-One to teach classes of all levels and ages. The majority of students are young adults and class sizes are typically up to 15 (occasionally special groups are larger).
-A professional attitude. Although teaching overseas is all about the experience of travelling and being immersed into new cultures, Native Tongue abides by its contracts and expects teachers to do the same.
To be considered for a position:
Send by e-mail a cover letter and complete resume including a telephone number and your photo.
DO NOT attach certificates, diplomas or letters of reference (these may be requested at a later time).
Your e-mail will be reviewed ONLY if you follow these instructions.
Please be prepared to demonstrate your English by phone. If English is not your first language please do not apply.
If you are not serious about accepting this position, or are not available when required please do not apply at this time.
If you qualify you will be contacted, at which time we will answer any questions you may have. Due to the volume of e-mails received, not all applicants will be contacted, but please watch for future job postings and re-apply.
*Applicants without an English teaching certificate may also apply, however must agree to be trained through Native Tongue’s “Teacher Preparation and Placement” department at their own cost.