Experienced and Successful Teachers Needed in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, South America
Experienced and successful teachers to focus on higher level general English and/or FCE/CAE levels required. If you have a desire to teach multicultural young adults to a very high standard of English language proficiency and like warm weather and friendly people, then we need you at Cambridge English Centre, which is part of Cambridge College in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, South America!
We wish to recruit native/near-native (C2) English-speaking teachers with experience at teaching B2 (Upper Intermediate) level and higher. In particular, we are seeking career teachers with proven recent success in exam preparation at FCE/CAE levels in order to prepare teenage and adult students to achieve the exacting standards demanded by University of Cambridge International Examinations.
Therefore, we are looking for someone with a minimum of two years’ experience and the ability to deal with students from Bolivia and other Latin American countries that have had prior English language knowledge. Having earned a reputation for high academic standards, Cambridge English Centre is well established and have a working environment which is friendly and mutually supportive.
New teachers have joined us for a variety of reasons, such as the desire to experience teaching in a Latin American country, to improve their Spanish, to examine at close quarters the social and political hurdles faced by an emerging developing country or simply an interest in exploring Bolivia’s extraordinarily diverse natural environment.
Santa Cruz is Bolivia’s largest and fastest growing city, having expanded from a small village of about 50,000 to a sprawling metropolis of over two million in the last 50 years. It is an agricultural region located on Bolivia’s fertile eastern plains, rather than the high altitude environment of the Andes with which Bolivia is often associated. The city is on the edge of the awe-inspiring Amboro National Park, and a short distance from the jungles of the Pantanal, made famous in John Gresham’s book “The Testament”. A few hours’ drive away, you can admire the magnificent 18th Century Jesuit Missions ( as seen in ´´The Mission´´, starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons), which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every two years, the region celebrates its internationally renowned Baroque Music Festival.
Recent high level of English and exam preparation experience are musts. Effective class management and a proven ability to direct group work is crucial to the success of the students.
Preferred qualification: DELTA, CELTA or recognized TESOL qualifications
Preferred English proficiency: Native English speaker/s or Non-native with a CPE certificate or equivalent
Teaching experience: Minimum 2 years full-time
Our monthly salary based on 25 contact hours/week is US$1000 to US$1400, depending on qualifications and proven experience. These hours are typically in the form of four groups onsite in split shifts 7:00 – 8:15 Monday through Friday and afternoon/evening classes Monday through Thursday. However, full contract contact hours can also be achieved by the inclusion of offsite one-to-one/small group business classes.
Contracted teachers could be asked to co-teach apart from contract hours conversation classes as they arise on a pro-rata rotational basis. i.e. maximum of 6 hours over a month period.
Health insurance.- Private health care is available at teacher´s cost for a monthly fee of approximately USD 50 - 65.
End of year bonus.- Employees will receive an end-of-year bonus, equivalent to a month´s salary.
Vacation.- Employees receive two weeks winter vacation (July) and five weeks summer paid vacation (mid-December to third week in January). In addition, there are a number of National Holidays).
Visas.- The school will cover the total cost of the visa for the first year of the contract. For the second year, the school will pay 50% of the cost.
• For one year contracts, 60% of return ticket flight refunded upon successful completion of the contract.
• For two year contracts, 100% of return ticket flights refunded upon successful completion of the contract. Inbound flight ticket refunded after successful completion of the first year. Outbound flight ticket Refunded upon successful completion of the contract.
o Note.- Both must be direct flights from Santa Cruz, Bolivia and do not exceed the amount of 1000 USD.
• Meeting at the airport on teacher's arrival.
• Furnished and equipped shared accommodation provided (not paid for) by the Centre.
• Paid induction period up to two weeks before a semester starts.
• Free survival Spanish lessons (10 hours).
• Mobile phone with some credit per month, meant to keep teachers connected with School and each other, especially in case of emergencies.
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