About Teaching English in Mexico
In order to teach English in Mexico, you will need a TEFL certificate. A 4-year college degree is preferred but not required. Native English proficiency is also expected to find a TEFL job. The average salary for an English teacher in Mexico is about $500 - $800 USD per month.
Boasting broad cultural and natural diversity, Mexico offers one of the largest job markets for TEFL Certified English teachers. In fact, teaching English as a foreign language is one of the top fields for jobs for Americans in Mexico. Instructors teaching English in Mexico can typically find work year-round (though major holiday periods like Christmas & Easter will be slow). While there are many opportunities to interview in advance over the phone and via e-mail, most English teachers interview in person and are responsible for airfare and housing. Most English teachers live in apartments and many share accommodations with other English teachers.
A solid hourly wage affords English teachers the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Schools typically offer around 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore.
English teaching jobs in Mexico are found in the larger cities of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, Juarez, Puerto Vallarta, and León.