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Teach ESL in Sonora, Mexico

Colegio Navarrete
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Teach ESL in Sonora, Mexico

ESL/EFL Teachers needed for a private PreK-High School regular school. Content-based, all-skills ESL program.

Institution: Our school is a non-profit regular school providing PreK-High School instruction in content areas (English, Spanish, math, science, etc.), accredited by the State of Sonora, Mexico. A major goal on the past 10 years has been to have English class (ESL PreK-High School) taught by native speakers with TESL training and experience and/or Teacher training and experience.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Education or ESL Certification or Teacher Certification, teaching experience in regular school (desired).
Teaching Duties: Teachers are expected to work Monday to Friday, from 6:45 am to 3:00 pm. (class time, recess and students´ entrance and exit supervision, weekly class planning). Included in the time between 6:45 and 3:00 there is a weekly staff meeting and an individual weekly meeting with the academic coordinator. These meetings are where teachers and the academic coordinator have the opportunity to review lesson plans, test design, observations, student performance, and general school happenings. In addition to the regular school day, there is a monthly training session and several special events that the school holds throughout the school year where teachers are expected to participate (Christmas Play, Parents meetings, one sport event, etc.).

We ask for flexibility in our teachers, and at the same time strive to respect personal preferences, leaving open the possibilities for changes in classroom assignment according to the needs of the school. Generally, each English teacher teaches at different grade levels at a time.
Teachers at our school are expected to participate actively and implement the discipline rules the school sets, inside and outside the classroom, working as a team with the rest of teachers and school officials.

Contract Period: Scholastic year contracts: Now - June 30, 2017 (with possibility of renewing for next school year).

Transportation: Transportation to the city of Guaymas is at the teachers expense. Guaymas has an international airport with flights to the U.S., and the city is a five-hour drive from the Arizona, USA border on a modern four-lane divided highway (foreign cars do not need special permit). Another (and maybe more affordable) option is to fly into Tucson or Phoenix, AZ and then take a bus into Guaymas. Also, the city of Hermosillo, Sonora´s capital, is an hour drive from Guaymas, providing a very wide choice of national and international flights, especially to Mexico City.

Location: Guaymas is a seaport of about 100,000 inhabitants on the Gulf of California, backed by the Sonoran desert. A few miles from Guaymas is the beautiful seaside resort of San Carlos, a fast-growing recreational area with beautiful cliffside homes and great recreational activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and water sports.

Many Americans and Canadians own homes in San Carlos due to its proximity to the border and its beauty. Because of its southerly latitude (mid-Florida) and location on the Gulf, summers are hot and winters are mild and sunny, with very warm water temperatures.

1) A detailed and current resume, with picture.
2) Three teaching references that include telephone and email contact, along with letters of reference.
3) A cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your qualifications.
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Gerardo Rodriguez

ESL/EFL Certificate needed, teacher certification desired, experience at regular school desired

Salary and Benefits:
Payment Schedule: Salary paid at end of each contract month and on the 15th of each month (two payments per month).
Salary: Salary will be paid in pesos. The monthly salary will be $10,774 pesos cash.
Renewal: Each annual contract is subject to renewal with increase in salary, dependent upon successful completion of the contract, quality of performance, positive evaluations, and mutual consent of the teacher and the administration of Colegio Navarrete. Teachers with a multi-year commitment to Mexico and the institution are encouraged to apply.

Vacation Leave: Two major holiday periods occur during the school year--- Christmas vacation and Spring Break---each of which is approximately two to three weeks, plus various other Mexican holidays.
These are paid holidays. They cannot accrue as cash and must be taken during the scheduled holiday dates.
Sick Leave: Colegio Navarrete will provide 3 days of paid sick leave. After the expiration of these 3 days, teachers who find themselves in a position of needing more leave, upon presentation of proof, will be granted leave with a deduction in pay at the daily rate. The school does not provide Mexican school medical insurance.
Medical facilities are available in Guaymas and in Hermosillo, and Tucson, Arizona is only an hours flight from Guaymas, and 5 hour drive.

Housing: Colegio Navarrete does not have faculty housing available. However, the institution will assist new teachers in finding suitable housing. We suggest that teachers arrive, at latest, 3 days before start of contract for the purposes of getting settled. We will provide host housing for three days, during which time teachers can look for an apartment, with our help. After the three day period has expired, we respectfully request that teachers who have not yet found housing, relocate at their own expense. It is estimated that a one- or two-bedroom furnished apartment, either in Guaymas or in San Carlos, can be rented for between $2000 - $3500 pesos per month, depending on the location. Also, sharing housing with other ESL teachers is possible.

Visa, Mexican: Colegio Navarrete will facilitate application for the visa to work in Mexico and reimburse all visa fees at end of contract.


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