Teaching English in Mexico – A Guide

Amber's images of Mexico

So, you’ve gained your TEFL qualification and started processing which area of the world you want to start making a difference in, am I right?

If money is not your main desire, but fascinating culture, mind-blowing food, incredible people and insanely confusing political situations are…then Bienvenida Mexico!

From the hot and dusty cartel controlled areas around Nogales and Chihuahua to the surf loving South West of Oaxaca this is a vast and wide land that promises you more than just teaching others English, but learning about yourself.

If you have been looking online and cannot find a job through a reputable website or will not be considered due to being out of the country then the route I have taken (which has proven successful and fun on the way) is just to turn up!

At the airport you are immediately granted a 180 day visa and then you can decide where you want to travel and where you want to try and gain employment.

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Top 5 getaways while teaching in Mexico

By Roy Duffield

Top 5 getaways while teaching in Mexico

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Mexico. The word alone conjures up a plethora of exciting images. Mexico has always been the land of adventure, freedom and escape. Relaxing siestas, crazy fiestas and the dusty, open road. While many travellers are avoiding the country in recent years, there really is no reason not to take up the abundance of TEFL opportunities on offer. Practice your Spanish over a quesadilla con chorizo and a can of Tecate at your local taco stand. Watch the sunset, sipping cocktails and with fine dining on a tranquil beach. An experience that anywhere else would cost an arm and a leg, here in Mexico is a nightly pastime. Paradise!

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