Teach in Peru
400-450 USD / Month
As a foreign language teacher you will be responsible:
Teach English in small groups of up to 12 people
Exchange teaching practices and experiences with other national and international teachers to improve the overall quality of education at the school
Represent your culture to improve global understanding and acceptance
Create your own lesson plans and exams, with the guidance of the Academic Director
Work 3 or 6 hours a day with us
Must be at least 20 years old
Native or non-native speaker of English with excellent communication skills
Willing to stay for a minimum of 3 months contract
Preferred Additional Qualifications:
Intermediate Spanish Language Proficiency
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Languages
Language Teaching Certifications (TESOL, TEFL , etc)
3 months practical experience teaching
1) What are the average class sizes? – There are on average 4-12 students per class. We also offers private classes as well.
2) How long does each class last? – 1.5 hours to two hours per class. We have some classes in the mornings but most of the classes are in the evenings from 5:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Some specialty classes have longer class times of 4 hours each. Weekend classes run in the mornings and afternoon at 4 hours each as well.
3) What are the standard school days and hours?– Teachers mainly work in the weekday evenings, 4:00 p.m. -10:00 pm. However, there may also be classes between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on weekends Saturdays and Sundays. Other specialized class weekend hours may be scheduled.
4) How many hours each day will I actually teach English? – An estimated 4-6 hours per day, dependent on demand. This does not include class preparation, exam creation and correction, or weekly teacher meetings.
5) How many hours will I need to devote to school related functions? – An estimated 10-15 hours per month on lesson planning and preparation, plus another 5-6 hours on revising and grading exams and workbooks.
6) Are the students children or adults? – We have classes for all ages. We can offer teachers classes comprised of preschoolers, children aged 7-10, teenagers, or adults. Previously, the majority of our classes were adult, but we are now seeing a higher population of teenaged students. Normally, we offer new staff classes of teenagers and adults, in a mixed schedule, with the option to teach children if you wish.
7) How many teachers are at the school? – We have had staff of as many as twenty-two teachers, Peruvian and International, in the past, but the number of teachers on campus varies on a monthly basis, according to need. Most months, you will find 4-5 regular teachers, with local staff taking other lessons as required. The majority of our staff is qualified with 4-15 years of experience.
8) Do I need to know the Spanish language? – Our classes are conducted entirely in the target language, so Spanish is not necessary; but outside of the school few people in Amazonas speak any English. Therefore, some conversational Spanish is strongly advised. We have found that teachers who don’t make any serious effort to learn Spanish, or engage with local people are those who in two months get bored, feel isolated, or leave early. We also offer Spanish Classes at discounted rates to our teachers.
In general, for teachers who wish to travel independently in Peru, outside of the Cusco/Machu Picchu tourist zone, it is necessary to be able to communicate in Spanish.
|Posted on||December 4, 2018|
|Number of Vacant Positions||10|
|Employment dates||hiring year round|
|Hours per week||15-20|
|Accommodation (cost if not included)||help provided|