The Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI), a non-profit academic institution with over 15 years of experience dedicated to the understanding of languages and cultures of the Americas, is situated in both Cuenca and Gualaceo, Ecuador. CEDEI seeks qualified EFL teachers for October 2008. CEDEI has two sites in Cuenca offering English classes to more than 700 students with a staff of at least 40 teachers.
Qualified EFL teachers needed:
Cuenca, Ecuador Posted By: Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI)
CEDEI is situated in Cuenca, Ecuador. CEDEI seeks qualified EFL teachers for October 2008. CEDEI is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning founded in 1992, dedicated to the study of American languages and cultures. To foster understanding among the people of the Americas, our organization sponsors a variety of academic activities independently and in conjunction with universities in North and South America. CEDEI has two sites in Cuenca, offering English classes to more than 700 students with a staff of at least 40 teachers.
Cuenca, Ecuador is located high in a valley in Ecuador’s southern Andes. Cuenca is a city of more than 400,000 people and is the third largest city in the country. Cuenca enjoys spring-like temperatures year round. In 1999, Cuenca was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site
EFL teachers for children, high school, and adult groups Qualifications:
Qualifications required: a Bachelor’s Degree, a TEFL/CELTA/TESOL or other related certificate, and must be a native English speaker. Desired qualifications also include experience working with all ages starting at 7 years old to adults, teaching Business English, Pronunciation, and TOEFL Preparation.
Duties: 15-20 contact hours per week with opportunities for extra tutoring and conversation classes. Most classes are Monday-Saturday but teachers will have a five-day week. CEDEI also offers an environment where teachers are supported in their professional development with frequent workshops, curriculum shares and a well-stocked resource room.
Term Start Dates: Monday, September 29, 2008. Teachers are expected to arrive a week prior to the start date of each teaching cycle for orientation and arrangement of accommodations.
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Current resume
• 2 Letters of recommendation – one of your references should be able to describe your teaching abilities
Complete the following steps for the official online application process:
Please go to http://www.cedei.org/cedei8/apply/english_teacher.php to fill out the application form.
Upon receipt and approval of your resume, 2 letters of reference, and the online application form, we will schedule a telephone interview with you.
Compensation: Starting pay is $250 USD per 50-hour adult class, $200 USD per 40-hour childrenís class, and $234 USD per 36-hour Saturday class. We offer classes over a 10-week and 5-week teaching cycle. Starting pay for tutorials is $5.00 per hour.
Instructors teach at least three classes and are able to request additional classes and/or tutorials. CEDEI is a non-profit organization and while teachers donít earn a lot of money by international standards, they do earn enough to live comfortably in Ecuador and gain much in teaching experience and cultural exchange. Other perks include free Spanish classes and computer use with internet access (wireless at both our sites). Salsa dance instruction and an available lending library are accessible to all teachers. CEDEI offers help finding accommodations in Cuenca. CEDEI offers optional low-cost health insurance. Visa and airfare fees are the teacher’s responsibility. Preference is given to teachers able to make a minimum six-month commitment.