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keepwalking



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
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Location: Peru, at last

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:59 pm    Post subject: Teaching in Trujillo Reply with quote

I have been coaxed out of lurker status into posting something which I hope will be useful. A few people have requested information on Trujillo which is where I am currently lucky enough to be based. So here goes.

So far I have unearthed 4 sources of work of varying sizes/reliability. The average pay seems to be around 14 soles an hour, which isn't much but this is the provinces apparently and so doesn't compare with Lima. (Thank god for small mercies!)

One place is BetaTech. They teach computer studies, hence the name, but also randomly offer english courses! These don't seem to be highly popular so I wouldn't rely on them as a main source of income. Having said that, I dropped my CV in on the off-chance and was working there a week later...

The biggest language institute here is El Cultural which boasts 7000 students, teenagers through to adults, at all levels. They offer long term contracts and don't actually take on anyone for less than 6 months. If appearances are anything to go by, they are organised, professional and popular.

I am currently attached to CIDUNT, the centro de idomas at the natonal university. They offer courses in the evening and at weekends, to students of the university and anyone else who wants them. They can never guarantee work from month to month because students have to re-register each month for the next level. that said, there is always work. They pay a flat rate per course, of 300 soles, and you usually get 3 courses a month.

You can find all these places via google. The best approach would seem to be get one firm offer and then when you are here, drop your CV in everywhere you see 'Ingles' advertised. And there are a lot.

Living costs in Trujillo are low - a menu costs between 3 and 6 soles (up to 10 if you splash out in the tourist streets), a large beer is 4 or 5 soles, there are combis everywhere for 1 sole 40 (a recent 40% hike after the strike!) and you can get a room with bathroom for about 200 soles a month, or a good two bed apartment for $200-$250 dollars a month. And Tuesday is two for one at the cinema!

I came here just over a month ago, with a firm offer of work from CIDUNT and since then have been offered 4 or 5 other contracts based purely on my experience (2 years tefl plus 6 years high school in the uk) and the fact that I am a native speaker. You won't get rich here, but you can live reasonably well and Trujillo is a beautiful city. And then there's Huanchaco.... Oh the joys of the beach after 2 hours work!
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good info. You should post it in the job info journal. I have also heard good things about El Cultural.
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jessicah632



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't forget the casinos! Wink
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keepwalking



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget what I said about Beta Tech! They pay peanuts. In fact, it is more like peanut shells, not worthy of the nut itself.

Still loads of other work here though, and loads of casinos....
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard that Fleming College and Communiquette are good places to work as well.

Here's some info about the TEFL course in Trujillo and Trujillo in general.
http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=45123
http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=40745
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keepwalking



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Communiquette is now an ex-parrot, it has gone to join those great tEFL institutes in the sky....

Fleming is ace! but only for long termers, 2 year contracts.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for letting us know about Communiquette, I'll take them off the list. Are there any new places worth working at?
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keepwalking



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that I've heard of, but if I do, I shall let you know
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tspuckett



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Accent bias? Reply with quote

I'm planning to be in Trujillo looking for English teaching work soon. I was wondering if Fleming has a bias towards british english speakers or if there are various accents and backgrounds on staff. Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
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keepwalking



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although Fleming is a British-Peruvian school, we have Americans, Australians, Peruvians and Brits in the department. The first thing we look for is enthusiasm for teaching and a team player. Qualifications and experience are also highly valued. If we have candidates who are equal in all respects except one is British, then we would probably favour that person simply because we use the British curriculum here and need people who know their way around the National Curriculum and IGCSE syllabi, either as teachers or beacuse they took those exams themselves as students.

I've got your CV I think! We'll be in touch.
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Profe



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am an English teacher with a TEFL certificate looking for work for 2008 in Trujillo.

Since I currently live out of the country, I send my resume via email to El Cultural and CIDUNT. I have yet to hear back from anyone. I now have the impression that I will probably continue to be ignored unless I present myself in person.

Does anyone who currently lives there have an advice for my job search? Are there any other institutions I should look into? Do you think itís possible to get hired through the Internet? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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nineisone



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have significant ESL experience and/or an education degree I would suggest applying at several schools or unis. Lima has the most options. If you are looking to catch on at a lang. institute, you will almost certainly have to present yourself in-person for consideration.

Employment with El Cultural in Trujillo can be a tough nut to crack. They have a good reputation and haven't had as much staff turnover in the last year than before. In addition to Trujillo, consider Piura, Arequipa, and Cusco for ESL opps. You will achieve the best success if you cast a wide net.

Good luck.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Profe wrote:
I am an English teacher with a TEFL certificate looking for work for 2008 in Trujillo.
Since I currently live out of the country, I send my resume via email to El Cultural and CIDUNT. I have yet to hear back from anyone. I now have the impression that I will probably continue to be ignored unless I present myself in person.
Does anyone who currently lives there have an advice for my job search? Are there any other institutions I should look into? Do you think itís possible to get hired through the Internet? Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Try PMing Keepwalking and Luna Chica, or email them. I think that Fleming still needs some teachers. Why Trujillo, if you don't mind me asking.
About El Cultural, I heard that they're connected with Britanico, or was it ICPNA? IN general, institutes don't pay very very. CIDUNT is where keepwalking worked first in Trujillo, so she might be able to help with some contact info.
If you're open to other cities, usually the UDEP in Piura is looking for teachers.
Lima, I wouldn't recommend it.
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NickImpy



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:37 am    Post subject: Trujillo New home Reply with quote

I will be moving to Trujillo at my in-laws' house later this year. I have an Associate's Degree and am a student of University of Phoenix Online in Global Business Management. 100% Biligual, and a passion for liguistics. My brother-in-law recently graduated from Fleming. I went there to speak to the staff.It seems I need to finish my degree before I am able to ask for employment opportunities. Straight talk, do I stand any chance at all of finding some sort of work to get by until I finish school? I really would like to teach English. Do I have a shot at all anywhere? My wife and I have 2 sons, so I need to do something. Suggestions and advice would be appreciated.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definetly. If you can't teach at Fleming, you could always do privates. Or work at an institute, earning 5 USD an hour. Or do translations.
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