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We are hiring English teachers!

For a private school in Quetzaltenango (Xela), we are looking for English teachers. The school has job openings for 7 teachers, working in different grades. The school teaches outside of the traditional Guatemalan teaching methods. Their philosphy is based on personalization, innovation and ecology, motivating the kids to use creativity and initiative. The school has modern facilities where the use of technology is found very important (computers, tablets, multimedia equipment). The school shows a lot of professionalism, both in their administrative structure as in their teaching style.
The classrooms are relatively small, with an average of 15 students per classroom (max. 20).

The grades you can choose to work are from pre-kinder (4 years old) to 6th grade (12 years old), plus some specific courses for middle school age. This is a rough overview of each grade and the subjects to teach:
- Pre-Kinder and Kinder: Social & Nature, Phonics, Vocabulary and Art
- 1st grade to 6th grade: Language, Writing & Spelling, Grammar/Skills and Reading
- Basico grade: Science
- Bachillerato level: Social Studies, English Intermediate and Advanced level

All courses are taught fully in English. books, materials, planning, and other resources are provided by the school, so assure consistency in the kids´ study program. You will also be provided with a uniform.

The school year is divided in 4 modules of 10 weeks, starting in January. The school needs teachers for the whole school year (January-October), but you can start working already by committing for 1 module of 10 weeks at a time. The 10 weeks are divided in:
* 1 week introduction at the school by the English-speaking coordinator
* 8 weeks of classes
* 1 week of exams

We are recruiting teachers coming from abroad, as well as teachers already living in Guatemala. The job specifics slightly differ per group:

Job specifics teachers coming from abroad:
* Free pickup and transportation to Quetzaltenango
* 2 weeks of free housing in a local host family (private rooms, 3 meals a day, wifi)
* Attractive payment each 10 weeks in Quetzales
* An extra bonus for completing the school year
* Work days from 7am - 2pm (Mon-Wed-Fri) and 7am - 4pm (Tue-Thurs)
* Transportation in school bus from city center to the school 
* 24/7 emergency contact in the center of Quetzaltenango, English-speaking
* 24/7 medical assistance
* A great experience by working in Guatemala, enjoying a cultural exchange!

Job specifics teachers living in Guatemala:
* Attractive payment each month in Quetzales 
* An extra bonus for completing the school year
* Work days from 7am - 2pm (Mon-Wed-Fri) and 7am - 4pm (Tue-Thurs)
* Transportation in school bus from city center to the school 
* 24/7 emergency contact in the center of Quetzaltenango, English-speaking
* 24/7 medical assistance
* A great experience by working in Guatemala, enjoying a cultural exchange!

Requirements:
* Availability for a minimum of 10 weeks, for any module during the year (ideally the 40 weeks)
* Must be native speaker or have an advanced English level with fluent pronounciation
* Ideally aged 25-40 years old
* Ideally have experience or a degree in teaching / humanity studies


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