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Teaching English in Mexico 101

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.

Living as a local in Mexico, you'll have the chance to truly recognize the extent of its awe-inspiring cultural and natural attractions. Whether browsing the wares of street vendors in Mexico City, soaking up the sun in Acapulco, or exploring ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum, the history and culture of Mexico are among the most captivating in the Western Hemisphere. Mexico is an ideal choice for those looking to improve their Spanish language skills!

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. While English teachers are not required to have a bachelor’s degree to teach in Mexico, it is preferred. An accredited TEFL certification is typically essential to teach English in Mexico. English teaching jobs in Mexico are found in the larger cities of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, Juarez, Puerto Vallarta, and León.

Please note, that while a Bachelor’s degree is not required to secure a job in this country, it still can be strongly preferred by employers. If you do not have a degree, you should be prepared for a more competitive job search.

For more information about teaching English in Mexico, check out our Mexico blog!

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