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Thinking of returning to Lima.

 
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mattyd



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Thinking of returning to Lima. Reply with quote

I was in Lima back in 2007 for a stay of 6 months. I did not teach and now i want to return and jump in the EFL waters. I went back to school and got a BA in English from a university in the states. I have read every thread on this forum and i thank all of you for taking the time to post the wealth of info. I saw Britanico was hiring and i think i read somewhere that they provide you with a resident visa? i have wrote to the lady who posted the ad, Maria Jose Cordova, and have yet to receive a response. I was also wondering if anyone is familar with their salary and benefits package if there are any benefits? i would also appreciate if anyone knows of any other jobs available to pass on the info. Once again, thanks for everything that you have shared thus far. I hope when i land i can contribute something valuable to the community. Ciao!
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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Location: home sweet home

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lima? Really? DId you like it here. Britanico DOES; and is the only institute that WILL get youa resident visa. I'm guessing that they've already hired teachers, but now working illegally, is easier. You get up to 183 days on a tourist visa. Pay is only 6 to 8 usd an hour.

I just PMed you. I know A LOT about teaching in Peru, so feel free to ask questions.

You won't need a BA in English to teach in instittues. To teach in schools, you will need a license. There's one uni in Piura that you could work for. It's in one of the links that I sent you on the TEFL Tips website.

OK, Britanico pays 700usd a month. NOt much. If you teach at insitutes expect to earn about that, but you'll have times you earn more or less due to holidays, cancelled classes, etc.
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x3r0



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey naturegirl,

I have read the plethora of posts you have made on this forum and I really appreciate the honest replies you give on this board. Thanks.

So I just had a quick question for you (forgive me for the hijack of this thread). Would you advise acquiring a TEFL certificate even though it is not required to teach in Peru? Is it worth it for the knowledge you get from taking the course? I have some experience as an English teacher in Brazil but I am thinking about teaching in Lima for 6 months. I have been planning to take the TEFL course anyway but I would likely do so after experiencing Peru.

Thanks.
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Prof.Gringo



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
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Location: Dang Cong San Viet Nam Quang Vinh Muon Nam!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:20 am    Post subject: TEFL=Good! Reply with quote

x3r0 wrote:
Hey naturegirl,

I have read the plethora of posts you have made on this forum and I really appreciate the honest replies you give on this board. Thanks.

So I just had a quick question for you (forgive me for the hijack of this thread). Would you advise acquiring a TEFL certificate even though it is not required to teach in Peru? Is it worth it for the knowledge you get from taking the course? I have some experience as an English teacher in Brazil but I am thinking about teaching in Lima for 6 months. I have been planning to take the TEFL course anyway but I would likely do so after experiencing Peru.

Thanks.


By all means take a TEFL course as it will make you both a better teacher and open more doors for you.

If you plan on being in a country for a while, it's usually best to take a TEFL course there (if it's a generic one) but you should be OK if it's taken in Mexico and then you go to Peru for example.

A CELTA is recognized everywhere but it costs more and it's more difficult to pass (folks actually fail after paying big $$$ Shocked ).

Bueno suerte!
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