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EFL Teachers for Cuenca City, Ecuador

The Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI) is situated in Cuenca, Ecuador. The organization seeks qualified EFL teachers for October 2008. The Center is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning founded in 1992, dedicated to the study of American languages and cultures. To foster understanding among the people of the Americas, their organization sponsors a variety of academic activities independently and in conjunction with universities in North and South America. CEDEI has three locations in Cuenca, offering English classes to more than 700 students with a staff of at least 40 teachers.

Cuenca is a province of Ecuador and it is located high in a valley in Ecuador's southern Andes. Cuenca city has more than 400,000 inhabitants and is the third largest city in the country (after Quito and Guayaquil). Cuenca enjoys spring-like temperatures year round, during night time it's a bit chilly. In 1999, Cuenca was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site

The positions available are EFL teachers for children, high school, and adult groups.

Qualifications required: a Bachelor's Degree, a TEFL/CELTA/TESOL or other related certificate, and must be a native English speaker. Desired qualifications also include experience working with all ages starting at 7 years old to adults, teaching Business English, Pronunciation, and TOEFL Preparation.

Teachers are expceted to work between 15-20 contact hours per week with opportunities for extra tutoring and conversation classes. Most classes are Monday-Saturday but teachers will have a five-day week. CEDEI [es] also offers an environment where teachers are supported in their professional development with frequent workshops, curriculum shares and a well-stocked resource room.

If you meet the needed qualifications send via e-mail your updated resume and attach letters of recommendation – one of your references should be able to describe your teaching abilities.

Starting pay is $275 USD per 50-hour adult class, $220 USD per 40-hour children’s class, and $234 USD per 36-hour Saturday class. They offer classes over a 10-week and 5-week teaching cycle. Starting pay for tutorials is $5.50 per hour. While teachers don’t earn a lot of money by international standards, they do earn enough to live comfortably in Ecuador and gain much in teaching experience and cultural exchange. There are other perks included.

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