What do you know about Mexico?
Coming to Mexico to do your TEFL training and teach is quite an experience. Today, there are many misconceptions of the country and the experience it has to offer. Let’s cover some of the basic features this country has to offer you as a new English teacher.
Covering over 760,000 sq miles, Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the thirteenth largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 119 million, it is the eleventh most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country. In terms of its economy; Mexico has the 13th largest nominal GDP and the 11th largest by purchasing power parity. GDP annual average growth for the period of 1995–2002 was 5.1%. The Mexican economy is expected to nearly triple by 2020. According to Goldman Sachs, by 2050 Mexico will have the 5th largest economy in the world.
So these are some of the facts that are simply not well known about Mexico. Teaching EFL in this country presents a great assortment of opportunities to begin a new career or simply to immerse yourself in a different culture for an extended period of time without having to accumulate massive savings to do so.
The cost of living in Mexico is very low when compared to other countries. You can easily get by, comfortably, with less than $600.00 USD per month.
Here, you will find online Travel Agents, general travel sites and links related to the ITTO Tefl Certificate Course.
Please consult the following web sites for well-priced airfares to Guadalajara, Mexico.
Flights deals, travel agents, plus links to other travel sites
Explore our travel forums and directory of travel resources.
Discount flight specialists.
Bob Geldof’s on line venture, drawing on a wide range of airlines.
Discounts airfares, all-airlines search engine and daily deals.
Good range of value flights to Latin America
Online air travel info and reservations site.
Bookings from the U.S only. Last – minute savings of up to forty percent on regular published fares. Travellers must be at least 18 and there are no refunds, transfers or changes allowed. Log- in required.
Offers good last – minute holiday package and flight-only deals.
Phone # 1-877/970-3500,
Travel club specializing in stand-by flights and packages; based in Canada.
Bookings from the US only. Name-your-price website that has deals at around forty percent off standard fares. You can not specify flight times (although you do specify dates) and the tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-changeable.
Bookings from the US only. Auction tickets and travel packages using a “second bid” scheme. The best strategy is to bid the maximum you’re willing to pay, since if you win you’ll pay just enough to beat the runner-up regardless of your maximum bid.
Phone # 1800/781-4040,
Worldwide discount travel firm specializing in student/youth fares, with branches in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston areas; also student IDs, travel insurance, car rental, rail passes and so on.
Budget travel specialists down under
Phone # 1800/667-2887 (Canada only) or Phone # 416/979-2406
Organization specializing in student fares, IDs, and other travel services, with branches all over Canada.
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Destination guides, hot Web fares and best deals for car hire, accommodation and lodging as well as fares. Provides access to the travel agent system SABRE, the most comprehensive central reservations system in the US.
Australian site with a good range of packages and good-value flights.