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Teaching in Mexico – A State by State Look

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

I’ve been writing up a state-by-state look at teaching in Mexico, trying to bring together several years’ worth of discussion topics over at Dave’s ESL Cafe Mexico forum. Many of the regular posters over there have given out a wealth of advice and job information which is sometimes hard to find. This entry is a way to bring it all together in a more easily searched format.

Mexico Map

thank you,

Here’s a state-by-state look at Mexico – a work in progress.

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TEFL Watch – Look Out for the Bad Apples

Friday, January 12th, 2007

The website slogan says it all…

Truth and Justice in TEFL World

Snarling Doggy has been providing warnings, advice, and a voice to TEFLers around the world since January 2006. The TEFL world has a lot to be ashamed of, from nasty recruiters, to shoddy schools, to complete shams and fraud. TEFL Watch’s mission statement sums up why such a website is needed:

TEFLWatch is a site for and by teachers. TEFLWatch aims to provide a place on the internet where teachers can freely discuss issues affecting their careers and report on both good and bad schools, agencies and recruiters. TEFLWatch is pro-teacher and will support teachers in all instances where treatment of teachers is unethical, unjust, immoral or illegal. TEFLWatch will always offer all schools and other employers a right of reply, but will routinely report any attempted threats or intimidations to our general readership.

Let’s get an in-depth look at TEFL Watch. I interviewed moderator and co-administrator, “Eugene”, of TEFL Watch.

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TEFL Course Videos – Students in Action

Friday, January 12th, 2007
TEFL Mexico Ever what wonder what's in store for you in a TEFL course? I regularly capture our TEFL students' efforts in the practical teaching component on video to be able to offer post-class feedback ... [Continue reading this entry]

Work Permits (FM3 Work Visa) in Mexico

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
TEFL Passport I've been working in Mexico for 6 years now, and much of my job as both a TEFL course instructor and employment advisor revolves around the issue of the work permit. I work ... [Continue reading this entry]

TEFL Courses – Online or In Class?

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
These days, there are many choices on TEFL courses. You can take them abroad or in your home country. You can now also choose to take them online or to take them in a class with other students. Which ... [Continue reading this entry]

TEFL – Teaching About Culture…But How Much?

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
A debate has developed over on one of my favorite EFL employment discussion forums, regarding how far one should go when bringing the idea of cultural points of view into the EFL classroom in foreign countries. The debate is ... [Continue reading this entry]

Answers to Mexico Questions

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
Humble Me If you know me from Dave's Cafe forums, from This Guy is Teaching Abroad, or from Teachers Latin America, you'd ... [Continue reading this entry]