We are a fairly new ESL academy in the heart of Loja, nestling in the southern mountains of Ecuador. Catering to children from 6 years of age through to adults. This is a great place for either a seasoned teacher or a new teacher starting out. The current owner was over 6 years running another academy in Loja but for quality reasons withdrew to set up her own.
The job is to teach general English courses at our new building in Loja teaching either children or adults. We also offer Cambridge ESOL courses too such as KET, PET and FCE.
3-4pm – 5-6 / 7-8 yr olds
4-5pm 9-11 yr olds
5-6pm 12-14 yr olds
6-7pm 15-17 yr olds
Curriculum: Following course books teaching grammar, listening, speaking, writing, use of english
Loja: 160k inhabitants. Loja is the city of music and culture and one of the friendliest cities I know. 30 mins away is Vilcabamba and Malacatos. Vilcabamba is a haven for retirees and foreigners in general. It is called the Village of Long Life, some of its inhabitants are over 100 years old and its known for its healing springs. There are lots of museums etc, bars, restaurants. Its not a noisy city though. Not sure if this website is any good but you could check it out http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador/the-southern-highlands/loja/things-to-d o
Climate: Around 25-30 degrees C. However, being in the mountains it seems hotter. It can be cool in the mornings/evenings so a jacket, a couple of sweaters are advisable.
Salary is $360 per month for 4 hours a day paid every 2 weeks in cash. Most teachers are on around 5 hours+ a day.
Visa: We suggest you come on a 6 month consulate visa 12-IX
Age: 23-45 years old
How to get here: You can enter perfectly well on a one way ticket into Ecuador, should you wish. The Ecuadorians are pretty lax and never really ask questions.
How to get to Ecuador and Loja: From Quito/Guayaquil/Cuenca. As the new airport in Quito has recently moved its become expensive to trek into Quito city to catch a bus therefore it is recommeded if possible to fly into Guayaquil or indeed Cuenca. From Cuenca you can either catch a bus or flight to Catamayo. From Guayaquil it is a bus ride to Loja.
We can help with accommodation - private room, private bathroom, water, electricity and internet in a new building $100-$120 per month which can be deducted from wages
New intake: Our next new intake is 8 September 2014 but suggest arriving a week before for acclimatization. Next steps send resume with photo