English is the language of business so the need for native instructors is thriving especially in the capital of Quito. The city of Guayaquil as well as the beautiful city of Cuenca are good centers to find work. Most classes are conducted for university students and business people.Because of the climate, early classes are preferable to the students as are evening classes. Many language centers exist and some are owned by expatriates so finding a job is a relatively easy task. The best schools pay a salary of about $950 to $1100 US per month. There exist many living arrangement possibilities, apartments in the cities can cost up to $250 US per month.
Living expenses are very low and one can expect to spend only a few hundred US dollars per month. Most experienced teachers have given the advisement that not a lot of money is left over for savings, but one can expect to have the extra money to be able to travel around the area and to live an affordable existence while in the country. Due to its size, the cities in Ecuador are very easy to network in, so it is wise to keep open ears for various tips on setting up and any opportunities that can be found to decide which are most suitable.
Collin, Peter and Collin, Simon.Guide to English Language Teaching 2005.Modern English Publishing Ltd. 2005p. 202.
Griffith, Susan.Teaching English Abroad.WorldView Publishing Services. 2001 pp. 515-516.
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