News & Stories/2020

Teach and Travel in Mexico

Mexico is a large diverse country that offers something of interest for everyone.10,000km of coastline makes Mexico a great place for beach lovers: the large beach resorts of Cancun and Player del Carman attract visitors from all over the world. For adrenaline junkies, a range of world class adventure experiences are on offer, scuba diving, kayaking along the coast, zip lining or white-water rafting through the jungle. Did you know that Mexico has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country? In addition to the sites, UNESCO awarded the cuisine of Mexico with World Heritage Status. The food alone is enough to make anyone want to visit this country! Whatever you like to do with your spare time you will find plenty of things to keep you busy outside of the classroom.

Why should I go? World class cuisine, history and beautiful beaches.

Working in Mexico
A great way to find work in Mexico is to head out there, to the area you want to work in and approach schools with your CV. The benefit of this is that the school can interview you in person and you will also be able to meet other teachers and view the school’s facilities first hand. Many school’s don’t advertise their jobs online so it is easier finding work once in the country. Alternatively you could work as a freelance teacher for a combination of companies or work full time in a language school. The wages are higher for freelance work, however the hours are unpredictable.

Where will I work?
Central Mexico is home to one of the biggest capital cities in the world, Mexico City. The region is an ideal place to look for TEFL work as there is a high demand for English tuition from students and business people. If big cities aren’t your thing and you fancy a more relaxed atmosphere, you can head to the coast to the holiday destinations of Cancun and Player del Carman. There are plenty of EFL jobs available in the area, either at language schools or tutoring local children.

Finding a job
Teaching jobs can be found all year round, however if you apply for a job at a university, employment will be arranged just before the start of each term.

How much will I get paid? Approximately £500 each month
Work requirements: A TEFL certification 
Language: Spanish
Currency: Mexican Peso
Time zone: GMT -6
Climate: Hot and humid on the coast, inland at altitude is warm and spring like year round.  

Take a course with UK-TEFL and you will be in a perfect position to find work in this wonderful country. Not only do you get access to TEFL Connections, our online jobs portal with up-to-date contacts worldwide, you also get a FREE Finding Work Guide to help with your first steps in moving abroad and landing your dream job, as well as a FREE CV MOT to make sure your CV is in tip-top condition for bagging your ideal role!

Find your qualification to teach in Mexico here