Fiesta Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate as an English Teacher in Mexico

The city of Puebla was the site of the 1862 battle that is celebrated on Cinco de Mayo

While Cinco de Mayo may not be the Mexican Independence Day most gringos think it to be, it is an important holiday that recognizes an enduring sense of Mexican and Mexican-American patriotism. May 5th, 1862 is remembered as the date of a famous victory over an army of better-equipped French soldiers in the Mexican state of Puebla. While working as an English teacher in Mexico, kick back and celebrate the triumph of Mexican forces against the French. Enjoy a delicious margarita or two and toast to yet another one of France's military misadventures.

10 Reasons Why You Should Teach English Abroad in Mexico

By: Helen Schenck

Wait, isn't Mexico just a vacation spot? 

No — Mexico flies under the radar and is one of the hidden gems in Latin America for teaching English abroad.

Mexico has a strong economy that boasts a terrain, history, and cuisine as diverse as its people. Mexico also offers fantastic benefits for TEFL Certified English teachers. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should teach English abroad in Mexico in 2017!

Chicago Girl in Guadalajara... Teaching English in Mexico

 

By: Taylor A. Sands


Teaching abroad is a dream come true for me.  I studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago for five years to be an Elementary school teacher.  When I was unable to find a job in Chicago Public Schools, I was devastated, until I heard about the International TEFL Academy.  I was so excited because I was finally able to combine my passion for teaching and traveling into one amazing experience.

I took the onsite TEFL class in Chicago, Illinois.  Going into the class, I was fairly confident about my teaching skills and abilities.  After all, I had studied for five years to be a teacher.  Nothing could have prepared me for what I learned in my TEFL class.  I thought I knew how to teach, but the TEFL class really helped me learn new methods and helped me embrace new ways of thinking about quality instruction.

Top Destinations to Explore while Teaching English in Mexico

 
 
By John Bentley

  • Do want live in a warm-weather foreign country with thousands of miles of coastline and beaches?
  • Do you want to discover the secrets of great ancient civilizations while exploring centuries-old temples and pyramids?
  • Do you enjoy cosmopolitan cities that combine centuries of history, with dynamic culture and colorful street life?

Top 12 Reasons to Teach English in Latin America

1. A Great Job Market for Teaching English Abroad

The emerging economies of countries like Brazil, Chile, and Colombia (just to name a few) have generated huge demand for qualified native English speakers to teach English in Latin America. When Latin American companies conduct business with American, British, and even Chinese or Japanese companies, the language used is primarily English, so as Latin American countries integrate with the global economy, the need for English education becomes greater. In addition, booming tourism throughout the region requires many businesses and individuals to gain fluency in the English language. As a result, thousands of schools and language institutes employ tens of thousands of new teachers across the region each year.