Mexico is a delightful and welcoming country with a wealth of teaching opportunities. Although there is a slight preference for American English, this is not overwhelming. The key requirements are often native speaker ability and simply being there.
Mexico has often experienced turbulent economic times which have meant that pay has not always kept up with spiralling inflation. However, this has calmed down over the past few years, although you are still likely to be paid in the local currency, Pesos, rather than American dollars. But do be aware that their value is limited outside of the country. There are also some areas of the country that are not considered particularly safe, so do check out your own government's advice on where to travel.
English teachers are awarded a high status and there is likely to be demand in even the furthest outpost for your services. You should note that the rainy season lasts from May to October, and when it rains, it really rains. The electric storms over Mexico City as you travel home on the bus at night are spectacular!
From business English to teaching children, to freelancing, the demand to learn English is strong, and you can improve your Spanish at the same time.
Tips for teaching English in Mexico
* you'll need the Premier 120-hr TESOL for Mexico as your basic qualification
* add the 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners course
* consider the 30-hour Teaching Business English for Mexico if you would like to teach in this sector
* Learn a little Spanish to help you get started
* view comments from a TESOL graduate teaching English in Mexico
We suggest one of these courses for this country: