ESL Job in Peru:
Come experience Amazing Peru! Extreme Learning Centers (ELC) is hiring native English speaking TESOL certified instructors for teaching positions starting on March 1st, April 1st and May 1st, 2024. ELC has been an accredited institute in Peru since 2005, serving over 500 daily students. Our average class size is 10 students, with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 16. Adult classes meet 2 hours per day during the week, with a monthly cycle of 18 days of classes, including exam days. Our kids’ classes meet on Saturdays for 2.5 hours. Please note that we are not looking for “lecturers” but rather, we are looking for individuals who will use our materials to focus on high student production of language (speaking and writing in meaningful ways). We emphasize a student-centered approach at ELC. Also, we are looking for teachers who will spend at least 3 months at our institute.
We are focused on supporting our teachers by providing you with training, exams, teacher books, and ELC guides for lesson plans which show you which units to cover and how to teach those units each day. This is a big plus, as it makes planning time minimal.
We are located in the beautiful city of Arequipa, which is set in a picturesque valley, surrounded by 19,000+ foot (6000 meter) tall mountains and El Misti Volcano. The weather is fantastic, with 300 sunny days per year and temperatures between 65 and 80-degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The valley is fed by three rivers; thus, it has many parks and green areas. We are also located 80 miles from beaches on the Pacific coast and only a one-hour flight to Lima or Cusco.
Peru is a developing country, so our students can’t afford to pay a lot for their courses. Therefore, we can’t provide airfare. However, it is important to understand pay and the cost of living in Arequipa. Our teachers earn, on average, about $5 to $6 USD per hour. This may not seem like much, but minimum wage in Peru is about $1.40 per hour. So, our teachers earn much more than local workers and can live comfortably on their pay.
If you are the type of person who is flexible, enjoys helping others learn and enjoys discovering new cultures, ELC is the place for you! If you do not have an in-person TEFL or CELTA certificate, with observed student teaching, please note that we are the host location for a Via Lingua TEFL certification course, and ELC hires most of the graduates for their first teaching experience.
Ready to join the ELC teaching family? If so, please send your resume and a recent photo to the following individual:
Christian Larsen, Executive Director: email@example.com
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org