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Teachers Needed in Cuenca, Ecuador

Posted By: Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI) <english@cedei.org>
Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2013, at 10:28 a.m.

Summary:

The Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI), a non-profit academic institution with over 20 years of experience dedicated to the understanding of languages and cultures of the Americas, is situated in Cuenca, Ecuador. CEDEI seeks qualified EFL teachers to begin January 2014. CEDEI has three sites in Cuenca offering English classes to more than 800 students with a staff of at least 45 teachers.

Details:
Qualified EFL teachers needed:
Cuenca, Ecuador
Posted By: Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI)

CEDEI is situated in Cuenca, Ecuador. CEDEI seeks qualified EFL teachers to start January 2014, for a minimum of nine months. CEDEI is a non-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, our organization sponsors a variety of academic activities independently and in conjunction with universities in North and South America. CEDEI has three sites in Cuenca, offering English classes to more than 800 students with a staff of at least 45 teachers.

Cuenca, Ecuador is located high in a valley in Ecuador's southern Andes. Cuenca is a city of more than 500,000 people and is the third largest city in the country. Cuenca enjoys spring-like temperatures year round. In 1999, Cuenca was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and in the last few years has been considered one of the best places to live and retire.

Positions available:
EFL teachers for children, high school, and adult groups
Qualifications:
Qualifications required: a Bachelor's Degree, a TEFL/CELTA/TESOL or other related certificate, and must be a native English speaker or native-like fluent English speaker. Desired qualifications also include experience working with all ages starting at 8 years old to adults, teaching Pronunciation, Speaking and Listening courses, and TOEFL Preparation.

Duties: 15-20 contact hours per week with opportunities for extra tutoring and conversation classes. Most classes are Monday-Saturday. CEDEI also offers an environment where teachers are supported in their professional development with frequent workshops, curriculum shares and a well-stocked resource room.

Term Start Dates: Monday, January 6, 2014. Teachers are expected to arrive a week prior to the start date of each teaching cycle for orientation and arrangement of accommodations.

Interested Candidates:
Please send the following to english@cedei.org:
▪ Current resume
▪ 2 Letters of recommendation – one of your references should be able to describe your teaching abilities

Complete the following steps for the official online application process:

Please go to http://www.english.cedei.org/ to fill out the application form.

Upon receipt and approval of your résumé, 2 letters of reference, and the online application form, we will schedule a telephone interview with you.

Compensation: $6.50 an hour (50-hour / 40-hour courses), $7.50 an hour for Saturday courses.

Instructors teach at least four classes and are able to request additional classes and/or tutorials, if available. CEDEI is a non-profit organization and 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.

Other perks include free Spanish classes and computer use with internet access (wireless at all our sites). Salsa dance instruction and an available lending library are accessible to all teachers. CEDEI offers help finding accommodations in Cuenca. CEDEI offers optional low-cost health insurance. Visa and airfare fees are the teacher's responsibility. CEDEI sponsors an intercultural visa in order to teach in Ecuador. Preference is given to teachers able to make a minimum nine-month commitment.

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