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April 23, 2007

Teaching Spots- Guatemala City

As the capital and largest city in Guatemala and the largest city in all of Central America, Guatemala City (or Guate, as it's locally known) is located in a mountain valley in the southern part of the country that is home to the Agua Volcano. It is split between the new city and the old city, and includes approximately 20 zonas. Though some say that Guatemala city has...

...lost its luster, there are fascinating nearby cities, like Antigua Guatemala, which can easily make up for that.

As a teacher, the pay is low, but so is the cost of living.

Here's a recent job advertisement for an English Teacher in Guatemala:

Job Title: English Teacher
Job Location: Guatemala City - Guatemala
Job Description: 100% bilingual. Teacher, secretary or high school degree. Single, between 18 and 23 years old. Dynamic, extroverted, tender and responsible.

Skills Required:
Language Requirements: English-Very Good; Spanish-Very Good
Employment Type: Full Time
Yearly Salary: 1700 USD

Education & Experience
Education level required: Unspecified
Experience (in years): No experience

For an up-to-date list of jobs available in Guatemala City, go to the ESL Employment website at the following address: http://www.eslemployment.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=DCForumID4&conf=DCConfID1

Here is a list of English schools in Guatemala City:

Berlitz Guatemala www.berlitz.com
Hemphill Schools www.hemphillschools.com
Instituto Guatemalteco-Americano www.iga.edu
The American School of Guatemala www.cag.edu.gt

For a more comprehensive list of schools in Guatemala, go to the following link: http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/esl/teaching_english_in_guatemala_resources.shtml

For more information about living in Guatemala City, go to the following link: http://guatemalacitygt.ags.myareaguide.com/

If you have lived or worked in Guatemala City, feel free to add comments about your experience in the comments section below.

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at April 23, 2007 05:00 AM

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