Teach English in Mexico - TEFL Connect Teaching English Worldwide
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Teach English in Mexico

Mexico - To teach English

Mexico TEFL Program Summary

  • 4-week TEFL certification
  • Pre-arranged accommodation, ready for when you arrive
  • Job placement assistance in Mexico
  • Two weekend excursions
  • Airport meet and greet service
  • Small course groups

$1299 USD

(see www.xe.com for the most up to date conversion into your currency)

When can I start my TEFL?

Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and we recommend you apply early as courses fill up fast.

Teach English and live an adventure in Mexico

Mexico is a fantastic place to study TEFL due to the high demand for English teachers and the stunning cultural offering that it boasts. With jobs aplenty all year round and immersion in the Spanish language, Mexico offers the chance to get out and live something new and exciting.

Teaching in Mexico - TEFL


Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful city, right on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It boasts fantastic beaches, historical streets and vibrant nightlife. The white sandy beaches line the coast, perfect for some down time after a busy day in class.

For the thrill seekers, there are extreme sports waiting for you; skydiving, eco exploration, zip-lining – and more. There’s something for everyone to enjoy whilst you’re training.

Mexico itself has such a diverse landscape. There are the huge bustling cities of Mexico City and Guadalajara, tropical jungles in between, and beautiful beaches galore. Mexico is a foodies dream. The street foods on offer will keep you well fed, at an extremely low cost. Churros, burritos, and the famous tacos. For the more adventurous, some flying ant salsa perhaps?!

The country’s capital, Mexico city, is actually built upon an ancient civilisation! There are ruins and temples dating back to the Aztec and Mayan times. There are museums dedicated to the discoveries, and are dotted throughout the country.

The overall economy is currently booming, industry is growing as a result. Meaning there is a huge increase in the demand for TEFL teachers. There are jobs all over the country, in bigger cities and towns. Ranging from state schools, to universities, to private language centres. You’ll have a range of options when it comes to securing your teaching role.

You can expect to earn between $500 and $800 USD per month in Mexico, which will pay for all your monthly outgoings and leave you with spare income to enjoy all that Mexico has to offer.

The cost of living ranges between $300 and $700 USD per month, including housing, food, bills, transport. If you’re smart with your money then you will have a couple of hundred dollars a month minimum to spend or save as you please. Bearing in mind that the average meal out in a restaurant in Mexico costs $3, you should have plenty to enjoy your time there.

It’s recommended to have savings of approx $1500 – $2000 USD before you begin your program, to live comfortably until you’re paid by your employer, which is usually at the end of your first month teaching.


The TEFL training team in Puerto Vallarta work with you to secure your preferred housing for the TEFL training period. Options include local hostels, hotels, Air BnB and so on. There are options to suit every budget and prices start around $450 USD per month.


Rent is inexpensive in Mexico, so you’ll have a range of options to choose from! Most people tend to rent a single apartment, or share a larger one! Depending on what you choose, rent will cost you around 185 USD per month outside of the city centre, and 270 USD if you’re right in the heart of a big city. You’ll have assistance from your employer and the training team to secure something amazing before you begin working.

  • Course format

The TEFL course is 140 hours in total, completed over 4 weeks. You will be training Monday to Friday, from 09:00 am to 16:00 pm. Teaching practicals will take place in the evenings outside these times. You’ll also be required to do some research, homework and lesson planning during your downtime. There’s a lot to cover, but it’ll prepare you to be a fantastic TEFL teacher.

  • Teaching practices

There are 10 hours of observed general teaching practices, plus you’ll have the opportunity to teach 5 hours of language lessons and another 5 hours of practicals. In total, 20 hours of teaching with students.

  • Type of assessment

You will be constantly observed and assessed throughout the course. There is an exam and coursework. This is all externally moderated and approved by the accreditation board.

  • Course location and center

The TEFL center is around 5 blocks from the beach right in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. It’s a modern, bright building, with the language school attached. Meaning you don’t have to travel for your teaching practicals.

  • Requirements

To take the TEFL course you need to be at least 21 years old (although each application is considered on a case by case basis). You can also be a non-native speaker of English as long as you have a level C1 or above, which will be tested during the interview. You do not need a Bachelors degree, nor need to know any Spanish – although it’s useful for day to day living.

  • Job market and employment possibility

There are a number of TEFL jobs throughout the country. You’ll have full assistance in securing your TEFL role after training. The team will ensure your needs are met. There are opportunities in schools, language centers, and depending on experience, universities.

  • Visa Requirements

Visa information changes all the time. Most candidates enter on a 180-day visa on arrival, meaning there’s no paperwork to prepare in advance. Following the course and once you’ve secured your new job, you’ll be guided through the process of applying for a work permit. This is correct at the time of publication, for accurate up to date information, please email/contact us.

In Mexico, there are English teaching jobs throughout the country. The most popular locations are Mexico City, Leon, San Luis Potosi, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and Tuxtla Gutiérrez to name just a few.

There are teaching positions in two different settings. Public schools make up around 50% of roles, and the other 50% is in language centres. Schools adhere to traditional terms-time schedules, and language centres operate all year round, so you’ll secure a new teaching job with ease at any point in the year.

Public schools teach a range of ages, from kindergarten to high school. In language centers you can expect to teach a wide range of students, from children all the way to business professionals and adults. Our team work with you during the course, to secure the role you’d prefer in your chosen location in Mexico.


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