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How much money can you make in Mexico? 🇲🇽 Live in Mexico teaching English – TEFL in Latin America

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How much money can you make in Mexico? 🇲🇽 Live in Mexico teaching English – TEFL in Latin America


what’s it like to teach English in Mexican I’m going to tell you about the good the bad different types of schools how much you get paid what qualifications do you need do you need to speak Spanish and the visa process [Music] it’s a great city I really like it here I’m very happy but we have a whole YouTube channel to tell you about that I’m going to concentrate on what it’s like to teach English first let me tell you about private language Institute’s now this is somewhere where you can pay a monthly fee and go for a set amount of classes some of these give classes to children and adults but in my personal experience the most popular classes are for young professional people but there’s a lot of international investment and this means that people need to be able to speak English to get a good job people who are willing to pay for private classes or even better for them their companies pay for them now the good thing about working at a private language institute is a student’s a great Mexican people love talking they’re very easy to get on with I really enjoy the classes is I would currently work at a language institute it’s such a joy I never dread going to work it’s very very easy to maintain a conversation the students are very motivated and it’s really good fun now the bad thing about these language Institute’s or the bad thing about teaching Beast is that the students generally need to take their classes outside of working hours this means that the majority of people in this line of work are working split shifts the busy times are from 7:00 till 9:00 in the morning and then from about 5:00 until 9:00 in the evening this can be a real pain it really eats into your free time while you’ve got time off everybody else is at work often you’ll be traveling to companies to give the classes on the premises so this takes up a lot of your time I worked at the high school too the hours there are much better schools in general here starts at 7:00 in the morning and finishes around 2:00 in the afternoon now occasionally you’ll have to do extracurricular activities which make the day a bit longer you get a lot of holidays short days free time or your work-life balance is much better this also gives you the opportunity to pick up some extra classes in the afternoon to boost your income now the downside to working at a high school the students are much less than motivated now this is the case all over the world the students had a lot less respect for their teachers although I’ve only worked at one high school this is an opinion that I hear over and over again when I told two foreigners who have also worked in public school when I talk to foreigners who have also worked with the kids here everybody’s on their phones zero help with organizing your lessons as the students are paying for their classes they feel entitled at the end of a semester or the end of a period to go and beg their teachers to change their grades now I was never comfortable with this I never acquiesced but that didn’t stop the same problems from happening senior teachers would ask me to change students grades for them I’ll give you one example I had one class of which I had little to no control over they would throw water shout during the classes they were absolutely impossible to control for about 14 or 15 years old 35 to 40 students as I remember now one of my techniques to try to improve participation was to make twenty percent of their grade participation grade and if I saw somebody with their cell phone if I saw somebody throwing things or fighting in class and I would drop their marks as a result of this being as the class was so badly behaved over half of the class failed my course as I submitted to the grades to my superiors I was told that this was not acceptable and that I was not allowed to fail these students and I had to improve their fates in a system like that not surprising that the students were less than motivated to do their work when they knew they’d be passing anyway [Music] so I quit my job at the high school and back in the Language Institute and to be honest I don’t regret it at all [Music] in all seriousness if you’re a native speaker you can possibly find a job many schools that I’ve seen require you to get a temple or a t-cell certification to be able to teach I think that all of the teachers that I know here have done some sort of course that many teachers here don’t have a bachelor’s degree if you’re in that situation Mexico could well be an option for you if you’re thinking about coming to Mexico and you’re not certified yet probably it’s not necessary to pay for more expensive qualifications like the Selter if you do then it will probably work in your favor but if it’s just for a couple of years in Mexico is probably not worth it [Music] now how do visas work in Mexico in most countries you need a job to get the visa many language Institute’s will expect you to start working illegally before they sponsor you for your visa this is because the visa is quite a lengthy and expensive process fools want to make sure that you’re going to stick it out one of the important things about the visa is you can’t start the process from within Mexico your employer needs to sponsor you from here and you need to start your end of the process outside of Mexico after finding a job I had to go to Guatemala to start the visa process from that point I came back to Mexico spent a lot of times queuing up in the immigration office after about two weeks I was able to start working the high school that I was due to start working for wouldn’t let me start until I had the requisite paperwork and rightly so as a result that meant that I had a couple of weeks unpaid that I wasn’t expecting if you’re working legally in Mexico remember it’s going to take at least two weeks after you arrive before you can start working [Music] many places in Mexico are far from safe I can’t speak for the whole country well I can say is that I really love living in querétaro it’s a great city it’s really beautiful I recommend you check out our other videos to find out more about it in all honesty I never worried for my safety ghetto is a very safe place but it is quite close to some places which are quite the opposite depending on where you want to end up in Mexico I would definitely do your research first now I’m sure you’re wondering about what the salaries are like is Mexico well I’m sure it’s not going to surprise you to hear that they’re not very high on a global scale I’m going to have to be careful how I describe this because for an English teacher is definitely possible to earn more money almost anywhere else in the world but at the same time many people are not earning as much as English teachers do here bear that in mind see the cost of living here is much lower than in many parts of the world check out their other videos to find out more about them so I’ve heard of language institute jobs paying from around ten thousand pesos a month to fourteen pesos a month after tax now that’s equivalent to about 500 to 700 dollars a month now that doesn’t sound like a lot but in Mexico you can definitely live on that fairly comfortably things like rent and food are quite cheap compared to other places what is more complicated though is things that are the same price everywhere if your laptop breaks then it’s going to cost you the same or more and back in your home country buying clothes taking a flight back home to visit your relatives all of these things represent enormous expenses if you’re living in Mexico having said that on an English teacher’s salary you can live quite well but not extravagantly as for working your private high schools well I can tell you that I was earning fifteen thousand five hundred pesos after tack which is about seven hundred and seventy five dollars which in Mexico represents a decent wage although there are definitely a lot of people earning more than that unlike in the UK where I’m from a lot of people’s compensation from jobs comes from benefits these are things like your Christmas bonus often jobs will give you food vouchers to help with your shopping in the supermarket it’s difficult to compare wages just looking at the simple numerical value in my experience teachers don’t get that many benefits compared to workers in other companies do you need to speak Spanish in Mexico well I would say yes I think you miss out on a lot of opportunities if you don’t speak any Spanish I do know several foreigners teaching here who speak hardly any Spanish and they seem to get along fine all in all I really like living in Mexico it has its challenges and I wish the wages are a little higher it’s got a lot to offer the cultures nice as you can see if the weather is lovely on this January day I really enjoy my job so if you’re already financially independent if you just need enough money to cover your expenses then Mexico is a fantastic place to live you can have a very enjoyable stress-free job and I highly recommend it unfortunately it’s very people to save any money here if that’s your priority then maybe at the moment Mexico is in video I definitely recommend it for a visit it’s really a great place if you want to come and live in Mexico for teaching English or for any other reason then please feel free to give us a comment below and we’ll do our best to help you we’ll keep uploading videos in the hope that they’ll be of use to some of you and to give you a bit of an insight as to what it’s like to live here if you enjoyed this video if it was useful for you then please click Subscribe it would really help us out and feel free to click on any of the videos appearing around my head right now to find out more

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35 thoughts on “How much money can you make in Mexico? 🇲🇽 Live in Mexico teaching English – TEFL in Latin America”

  1. world record egg says:

    En que escuela fue donde había corrupción?

  2. medina hernandez official says:

    buen video saludos👍👍😁

  3. Maria Peres says:

    Hola qtal se la pasaron en navidad espero q muy bien

  4. Abby Scott says:

    very informational. I am thinking of going to Mexico to teach English in hopes of learning Spanish and start living on my own. I have never lived on my own before and it would be the first time. I want to make sure it is the reasonable choice for me. Thank you

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  11. Fernando Núñez says:

    We miss you Dave, we wish you all the best!! I still remember the Wikipedia article 😂😂👍

  12. Just4FunDslee1 says:

    What does your wife do for a living

  13. Busybee says:

    Thank you for this video. I am Canadian and planning on spending 4 months a year. I am looking to teach English on a temporary basis but this is difficult as most jobs hire permanent basis. Winters in Canada are unbearable and I'm really looking to escape but I could not afford 4 months of no work, therefore, this may be an option. Any ideas on if schools would hire teachers on a short term contract?

  14. Steve S says:

    Hi, thanks for the video. Do any companies or schools offer health insurance for their English teachers?

  15. Elizabeth Cox says:

    What cities that you know of that are unsafe communities?

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  17. Steve S says:

    Do you need a bachelors degree to teach for a company in Mexico or is a tefl certificate enough?

  18. Paul JH says:

    Great Video!

  19. Matt Romero says:

    I'm in qro right now. Any suggestions on where I could teach English?

  20. Giovanni Ortega says:

    I am planning to move to queretaro and my plan is to be an english teacher could you be nice and giving me some personal advice it would be cool to actually meet someone who has experience could you email me [email protected]

  21. 1 deepIsraelite says:

    I have a TEFL but no degree, any suggestions on where I can apply to teach english there?

  22. chris walker says:

    I’m 17 years old from Toronto Canada. My mom is Mexican I plan on getting dual citizenship because it’s very easy for me to get it cause my mom is one. I want to move there for a few years just to experience it if I love it more then Toronto which would be hard to beat then who knows maybe it’ll become my first home and Toronto will become my second. If I do plan to stay can I advance as a English teacher and make a really really good salary like 20,000 to 30,000 mxn plus

  23. alain delon says:

    Interesante !?;🤔🤑

  24. Neil Pyper says:

    Out of interest, how are online Tefl certificates viewed in Mexico?

  25. Yum Arya Kaithal says:

    how I get find a job and how I can apply work visa in Mexico. I am from India

  26. Evan Sad says:

    Your British accent is very cute but too hard for me, lmao

  27. callous21 says:

    What if I don't want to do it full time? Could I start a business as an English tutor?

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  29. Alejandro Turner says:

    I would like to learn more about jobs in Mexico and living there. Thank you

  30. Through English says:

    Hi there Dave, thanks for sharing this information. You mentioned something about the 20 % for participation, I`ve been teaching English in private schools and what I noticed is that here in Mexico they won`t ponder the evaluations because most of the students will fail the entire semester. I just moved here to Querètaro and it`ll be great to hang out around someday. My regards to you and Karen !

  31. Victor Hernandez says:

    Are you a certified teacher?

  32. Katie Bates says:

    Hello! Thank you for the video. I have just completed my CELTA and am really wanting to move to Mexico to teach. Do you have any advice on getting a job?

  33. L Green says:

    Thank you for posting this. Very good information for people considering moving to Queretaro.

  34. AfFrontal Cortex says:

    why not just teach online for 15 – 20/hr US?

  35. Alejandro Solis says:

    What about some kind of health care insurance in Mx? Or is there free healthcare?

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