Teaching English in Guatemala
13 February 2014
Guatemala is one of the most bio-diverse and historically
significant countries in Central America and the demand for TEFL
teachers in Guatemala has peaked over the past years.
TEFL Org UK graduates can apply for teaching positions in
Guatemala through our TEFL Jobs Centre. A lot the work
teaching English in Guatemala is done on a voluntary basis but with
an official TEFL certificate you will be qualified for paid
teaching positions that language school offer.
Quetzaltenango, or Xela as it is more commonly known, is
considered the "educational centre" of Guatemala, and recognized
as a good place to search for work as a TEFL teacher. The
city hosts a dramatic backdrop, surrounded by no less than 10
volcanoes! The rapid growth of the population fuels demand for
education and English learning. There are five universities and
numerous language schools dotted throughout the city.
The demand to learn English in Guatemala comes from students
just out of secondary school who need to show language proficiency
in order to enter university or improve their career options. Other
Guatemalan people are simply interested in learning English because
they like American culture and want to improve their English
TEFL Jobs in Guatemala
Some TEFL jobs in Guatemala include benefits such as free
Spanish lessons. The best time to get hired is during the spring
months for the term commencing in the autumn. The salary for
English teachers is estimated between $2.00 US to $5.00 US per hour
in language schools; $5.00 US to $8.00 US per hour for private
lessons. Furnished one bedroom apartments can range between $250 US
to $360 US per month and shared accommodation can run at slightly
cheaper rates. Much like the rest of Central America, the living
costs in Guatemala are very low.
Check out the latest TEFL Jobs in Guatemala