At a Glance: Teaching English in Mexico
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At a Glance: Teaching English in Mexico

Teaching English in Mexico is perfect for those who want world-famous beaches and snorkeling, like that found on the Oaxaca coast; or for those who are interested in the rich culture and history of Mexico, which can be seen in the ruins of the Mayan civilization on the Yucatan Peninsula, and the continuing Spanish influence throughout the country.

Living and Teaching in Mexico
Mexico: At a Glance
Mexico: Living in Mexico
Mexico: Teaching ESL in Mexico
Mexico: Financial Snapshot
Monthly Salary*:
5,000 - 20,000 MXN
380 - 1,530 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
250 - 400 MXN
19.00 - 30.50 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 10 - 21%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 7,700 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Rarely included
Holidays: Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20-35
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): August or year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 3 months
Work Visa: Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Work visa application in home country may be required; contact the Mexican Embassy/Consulate for up-to-date information

Other Latin America Countries:

Argentina ~ Brazil ~ Chile ~ Colombia ~ Costa Rica ~ Ecuador ~ Guatemala ~ Honduras ~ Mexico ~ Panama ~ Peru

From the beautiful white sands of the coastal beaches to the lush green mountains, Mexico has something for all ESL teachers. Visit the ancient ruins of the Maya and Aztec civilizations or enjoy native art, dance, and culture. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the famous Mariachi and Marimba music as you saunter through street fairs and plazas. Teaching in Mexico opens opportunities to see ancient cultures, beautiful scenery, and white sandy beaches.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Mexico and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.