We are an ESL academy in the heart of Loja, nestling in the southern mountains of Ecuador. Catering to children from 4 years of age through to adults. This is a great place for either a seasoned teacher or a new teacher with a year under the belt.
The job is to teach general English courses at our new building in Loja teaching either children or adults in the following timeslots. We also offer Cambridge ESOL courses too such as KET, PET and FCE.
Curriculum: Following course books teaching grammar, listening, speaking, writing, use of English. Calendars detailing which unit you should be teaching at any point in time are provided as well as tests to administer.
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/th ings-to-do
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 $4 an hour. Wages are paid every 2 weeks. There is accommodation available too which is deducted on a 2 weekly basis. The room has private bathroom with hot water and free internet. There is a shared fridge with the other teachers and cooking facilities. Most teachers are on around 4 hours+ a day.
Languages: Knowledge of Spanish is desirable