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About Guy Courchesne

Guy Courchesne – somebody’s son.

Born in Ottawa, Canada on May 2, 1973. I presume cause I really don’t recall the event.

I’ve been teaching in Mexico since late 2000. Got here rather strangely, expecting to go to Peru, but that plan fell through at the last minute. Undeterred, I found a teaching assignment in Mexico City. Turned out to be a fateful decision.

Over the last 10 years, I opened a language school with my wife in Mexico City, sold it, then went to work for the owners of the reconfigured organization called Innovative English – Teachers Latin America. Then I got divorced, met someone new and still live in Mexico City.

Now, I’m primarily working as the TEFL instructor here. I also work as our Employment Advisor which has really opened my eyes to all the teaching possibilities out there in the world.

I have a background in journalism, but I’m having a hard time finding a use for that. I had hoped to come to Mexico or Peru and do some freelance work on travel and politics, but I haven’t had time for this TEFL career I seem to have. I suppose that this blog will give me a chance to flex my writing skills some.

If you simply must know, here are some other things about me.

Stella and Guy minus some nose

Favorite Movie: Reservoir Dogs

Music you should play to get me going: Jazz, Rage Against the Machine, Tom Jones

Short-term goals: Figuring out what to do further study. Thinking about Political Science, Applied Linguistics, or Diplomacy

Long-term goals: Raising my daughter, now 14 months, born June 19th, 2009 in Mexico City.  She’s of dual nationalty, Canadian-Mexican, and all trouble.

I suppose if you want to know more about me, you’re just going to have to beg.

If you’d like to reach me, I’m at Also on MSN Messenger.
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8 responses to “About Guy Courchesne”

  1. geoffrey says:


    Or should that be Guy but pronounced with a hard g.

    I am a softer g, as in geoffrey

    Yup, its me.

    I tried to access all those wonderful pixes with the xes and pix titles but my computer is too dumb. It´s the hostel´s computer.

    Yup, I was on the way to Belize from Cancun and decided to spend a few days in the Yucatan. Never made it to Belize. Still haven´t been there. As I have been to six countries in my life, Belize would end up being snake´s eyes.

    Patricia Hamer has a line on some private Catholic schools that she is doing recruiting for. That information would be good for you if others come through DF looking for steadier work. I can´t access her leads as Im a direct descendant of Moses. They are specifically looking for observant Catholics. Oh well, I know how to genuflect but not much more than that.

    See ya soon.

  2. guangho says:

    I can not see these pictures either. How’s your neck? Colorful enough to give Ralphie Klein next door a run for his vodka?

  3. admin says:

    My neck is still where in should be…right below my head. It’s red, but Liberal red I do believe.

    I seem to have lost some pictures…apologies to all onlookers and readers…

  4. MR says:

    How R U?

  5. admin says:

    Not doing the greatest…how are you? Can you send me an email?

  6. Anne Cooper says:

    Hola Guy and Kristen,

    just arrived in Buenos Aires. Fabulous city. And just in time to vote in the Oz elections. Did a three week whirlwind of Guatemala, reminded me of a very long school camp. Cuba was interested and there was a price attached to even the smallest request for info. The cabaret was fabulous. Showed those brilliant cuban dancers a thing or two when the house music pumped. Havana is a glorious city.

    Hope this finds you both happy and getting prepared for your trip back to Canada.

  7. admin says:

    Good to hear from you, Anne, and hope to see you again soon in Mexico City. Not too soon though as you’ve got lots more to see and do in South America.

    Havana is fabulous, isn’t it? I’d like to get back there for some fine cigars, daiquiris, and great music.

  8. larry guild says:

    I remember meeting you in september 1998 in the Banff youth hostel, sounds like you’re enjoying life. Larry Scotland

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