The TEFL teacher-trainer is responsible for teaching and managing Maximo Nivel’s internationally-accredited, TEFL Certification program.
This position is based in one of 4 locations : Cusco, Peru; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; or Antigua, Guatemala.
The TEFL Trainer is responsible for delivering the TEFL Certification program including the onsite (4 week course), the Hybrid TEFL course, and the online TEFL course.
The Trainer often needs to balance training in all 3 modalities each month. The TEFL course is fully-developed and the program has been functioning on a monthly basis since 2004.
The course is offered 11 months per year mid-January through mid-December.
The primary goal of the course is to train new ESL Teachers, who will accept teaching positions with language schools and institutes around the world.
Maximo Nivel’s TEFL Certification course is well-known and is exceptionally well-reviewed by past participants. Maximo’s TEFL Certification program is known for being 1) intensive and demanding, 2) fun and entertaining, and 3) very supportive.
The TEFL Trainer is expected to maintain these high standards!
The TEFL Trainer leads the certification course on a daily basis, grades papers, and manages participant scheduling onsite and online.
The Trainer provides coaching and feedback to trainees this is the most important part of the position. Trainers also provide feedback and coaching on résumés / CVs and job-finding.
For the onsite course, the TEFL Trainer works Monday-Friday from 8 : 00am to 6 : 00pm. The first 3 weeks of the course are easier as no long evening hours are required other than regular course management and required office hours.
During the final 4th week of the course, the Trainer must also work in the evening to observe and evaluate trainees. Note that this often requires 12 14 hours per day.
For the online TEFL course, the TEFL Trainer schedules Skype meetings with participants on a regular and as-needed basis.
The exact schedule is determined by each TEFL client. The TEFL Trainer simultaneously manages both onsite and online courses and this requires excellent scheduling and priority-
setting from the TEFL Trainer.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree is highly preferred
TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA certification is required
At least 5 years of ESL teaching experience
Strong work ethic; Happy to work long hours and deal with tough days
Passionate about teaching and training people; Capable of setting a high standard, consistently modeling that high standard, and holding trainees to attaining it
Excellent sense of humor and ability to laugh at yourself
Professional and self-confident
Teaching Style : Energetic and passionate; Organized and well-planned; Empathetic to trainees; Fun and entertaining you must enjoy humor and making people laugh
The minimum position duration is 22 months