Some people prefer the traditional classroom courses in order to get familiar with the place they would like to teach and be able to interact face to face with their teachers and peers.
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Mexico City has been and continues to be Mexico’s very heart as well as the historical and cultural capital of the Americas. Since its foundation by the Aztecs in 1325, it has been a meeting place for diverse cultures. Like most cosmopolitan cities, Mexico City offers a wide variety of cultural events, shopping areas and tourist attractions. Between CELTA classes, visit the museums to see some amazing collections that depict the evolution of Mexico’s art and history, from the pre-Hispanic era to present day.
If shopping is your thing, the city has numerous bazaars, plazas, malls and exclusive boutiques where you’ll find crafts, brand-name clothes and jewelry. In the neighborhoods of Coyoacan and San Angel, you can enjoy a bohemian atmosphere, while in Santa Fe and Polanco you’ll experience the glamour of the boutiques and modern hotels.
There is great demand for qualified English teachers all over Mexico, particularly in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Guanajuato, Cuernavaca and along the coast. ESL jobs in Mexico vary from teaching business executives to young learners, and students are generally motivated and eager to learn.
ESL teachers in Mexico typically earn a modest salary, but the cost of living is low, meaning that you can live comfortably. The people of Mexico are warm, friendly and open to foreigners, and Mexico’s culture is rich and varied. Teaching English in Mexico is sure to be an unforgettable experience!
For teachers interested in working in Mexico City, Bridge recommends taking the CELTA course there to gain relevant teaching practice and the opportunity to apply and interview for jobs in-person. Another great option is the IDELT Online, which is accepted by many employers throughout Mexico.