Travel & Teach - Mexico

Travel and Teach

One initial option is to contact the British Council in Mexico City, which holds a list of some schools at the upper end of the market (see the Useful Contacts section). A number of American/Mexican centres employ hundreds of graduates nation wide so one idea might be to contact IMARC (again see the Useful Contacts). However, these institutes would prefer to hire native speakers locally. Speculative CV’s are normally welcome but local interviews are often required. In short, securing a job from outside the country can be difficult unless you are very well qualified and experienced.

Once there, the Mexican Yellow Pages, English and Spanish papers such as El Universal, carry adverts. Teachers can also advertise in the English speaking ‘The News’. Stay long enough in even the smallest town and it is likely that potential students will seek you out. There are excellent prospects for freelancing or setting up your own enterprise teaching in companies. Some working Spanish would obviously help here.

Many institutions have few resources or training facilities. Competition between schools is fierce in the major towns and the emphasis is often on keeping students entertained and happy so they keep coming back rather than the teaching of English. If applying from home ensure your CV is professionally presented and highlight any business or commercial qualifications or experience. Similarly it may be wise to dress in a business like manner to create that vital first impression at interview. You might find the guide to writing your CV on our site quite helpful here. 

Although you may end up teaching classes of children and young adults, the institute is likely to deal with businesses also.  

Our recommended courses for Mexico are:

All Global English accredited courses now include online English teaching as standard, which is important, as post pandemic much teaching has gone online, and may stay that way in some form.


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