Teaching English in Ecuador
"The market for English, particularly American English, continues to thrive despite grave economic difficulties in the country. Dozens of language academies and institutes can be found in Quito, the second city Guayaquil, and in the picturesque city and cultural center of Cuenca in the southern Sierra." — Susan Griffith in Work in Latin America.
CEDEI — Centro de Estudios Interamericanos
Needs university-educated native speakers to teach for at least 6 months. Recruitment information available online. CEDEI offers 3-week TEFL training course in January.
Contact: Luis Cordero 5-66 y Juan Jaramillo, Casilla 597, Cuenca, Ecuador. Tel.: +593-7-283-4353;
|English Without Borders—Ecuador's Pacific Coast
This program focuses on teaching English in public schools in Puerto Bolivar, the main port of EL Oro province. The program aims to increase English instruction from 45 minutes a week to at least one hour a day. In exchange for your work, the Government of El Oro covers the cost of expenses, including accommodation and offers a monthly stipend to the teachers. The placements are in the south of Ecuador, close to the Peruvian border and minutes from the Pacific beach.
Dates: School Session: April- December
Contact: Lead Adventures, Mariscal Foch E8-42 Planta Alta, Quito – Ecuador
Tel.: (593) 2 2501332, Mobile: + (593-2) 250-1332 (ext. 104). Fax: + (593-9) 9249-1575
Berlitz Language Center
Berlitz also has Language Centers across Latin America in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico.
Caledonia Languages Abroad
Spanish and voluntary work programs organized in Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador, year round. Community and environmental projects and teaching English, depending on skills and level of language ability.
Contact: The Clock-house, Bonnington Mill, 72 Newhaven Rd., Edinburgh EH6 5QG, Scotland; 011-44-131-621-7721; www.caledonialanguages.co.uk.
EF English School Quito (English First)
15 CELTA-qualified teachers for at least 6 months. Accommodation arranged.
Contact: Catalina Aldaz No. 363 y Portugal, Quito; 011-593-2-224 8651; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reputable Fulbright exchange program version in Ecuador.
Seeks native English speakers. Preference given to those with inlingua experience.
Teaching English in Ecuador
Program include TESOL certification, guaranteed paid jobs, regional excursions, host country language instruction, support of a local "Corps Advocate," a prepaid cell phone, visa preparation, and pre-departure and re-entry packages.
Contact: email@example.com, www.languagecorps.com.
10-week semesters begin; January, April and October.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nexus.edu.ec.
Teach in Ecuador
Nonprofit organization which places several hundred graduates as volunteer teachers of EFL or ESL in Ecuador for the for one full year and for the summer.
Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA; tel. 857.259.6646 ext. 201, fax 857.259.6638, www.worldteach.org.