Experience Mexico like a local when you study and teach through myTEFL’s Internship. Sample authentic food stalls, get tipsy on craft beer, enjoy the salsa scene at speakeasies rarely visited by tourists. Work through your 140 Hour TEFL with other interns, and then get placed in a teaching job locally. Win!



Accredited TEFL certificate recognized worldwide


Real teaching experience that employers love to see


Furnished, modern, private accommodations are provided for $300 per month


You'll be placed in a fully paid teaching position in Mexico after completing your TEFL


$900 - $1,200 USD per month


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Pre Trip

  • Submit your deposit
  • Complete an application form
  • Complete an interview
  • Purchase a plane ticket
  • Pack your bags!

We’ll meet you at the airport and transport you to your new home away from home. Furnished, modern, private accommodations are provided for approximately $300 per month. This includes utilities and internet; no bills! Aside from being close to training, accommodations are safe, comfortable and regularly vetted by staff members.

Once settled in, you will begin your intensive 140 hour TEFL course. The course runs for 4 weeks and covers all aspects of teaching EFL. Plenty of observed and actual teaching practice is interspersed throughout the course to allow for application of new knowledge.

An accredited 140 hour TEFL certificate is awarded upon successful course completion.

It’s not all work! Aside from evening jaunts to the local cantinas, weekend excursions are often arranged for a change of scenery. These are a great way to explore more areas of the country with other interns and experienced local staff.

Afraid you’ll have a hard time because your Spanish is…. rusty? One week of professional Spanish lessons are included to ensure you know the basics. Salud!

At the end of the course, our placement team will find a paid teaching position for you in Mexico.

Most placements are full time positions in public schools, where you will work from Monday to Friday. Some positions are with adult students, in corporate settings and/or test preparation.

You can expect to earn between $900 to $1,200 USD per month as a new teacher. Bear in mind the cost of living in Mexico (outside of the resorts) is very low and your salary should cover your expenses and then some.

Besides getting your 140 Hour TEFL certification, you will gain valuable teaching experience through the program. This will go a long way when applying for future teaching positions anywhere in the world. Many of our graduates choose to travel throughout Latin America, while some decide to stay on in Mexico and continue teaching. If you would like to be placed in a different area of the country, or in a different job environment our team on the ground will help make it happen.

What’s Included

  • 140 hour onsite TEFL course (1 month)
  • classroom observation
  • teaching practice with real EFL students
  • pre-departure preparation assistance
  • guaranteed job placement
  • $900 – $1,200 monthly salary
  • accommodation assistance
  • professional Spanish lessons (1 week)
  • 24/7 on the ground assistance in Mexico
  • no Covid restrictions or quarantines


  • applicants should be 20 years old or higher
  • native English speaker (degree preferred but not necessary)
  • or a non-native English speaker with a Bachelor degree or higher
  • no other commitments for the 1 month duration of the course
  • 12 month commitment if attending post-course job placement

How to Apply

  • Click the “Book” button and place your deposit
  • Within 3 days of Booking, email the following to intern@mytefl.com
    • Cover letter
    • Recent photo
    • CV or resume
    • Scan of your passport
    • Scan of your degree (if applicable)
  • One of our coordinators will be in touch to process your application!
TEFL Mexico
TEFL Mexico

How to Apply

  • Click the “Book” button and place your deposit
  • Start working on your TEFL
  • Within 3 days of Booking, email the following to intern@mytefl.com
    • Cover letter
    • Recent photo
    • CV or resume
    • Scan of your passport
    • Scan of your degree (if applicable)
  • One of our coordinators will be in touch to process your application!

TEFL Mexico


TEFL teachers in Mexico can expect to earn around $900 to $1,200 USD per month.

Yes, non-natives with a neutral accent, a degree, and a good command of English are eligible to apply for our Mexico TEFL internship.

Standard job placements are 12 months in length. Shorter durations (6 months) are also available.

Accommodations are not included in the Mexico TEFL program. We offer furnished accommodations near our campus for approximately $300 per month. Upon job placement, we will assist in finding suitable accommodations that are safe, convenient, and within your budget.

A formal report is not needed. Teachers should disclose any significant mental or physical health conditions when signing up for the Mexico internship.

You may bring a well behaved pet, but be aware most hotels and apartments will not accept pets. You would need to rent a house to keep a pet.

Knowing Spanish is not necessary, but learning a few phrases and words will make you a hit with the locals. In addition to TEFL training, a week of professional Spanish classes are included in your program to ensure you know the basics.

Your placement in Mexico will mainly be at private language training centres which have adult and young learner classes. Some positions may be within the public school system, or corporate training.

For the training portion, teachers will arrive on a tourist visa/visa on arrival. Participants are expected to obtain their tourist visa independently. When a work contract is signed, it is converted to a work visa.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, though mature, serious 18-20 year olds may be considered. There's no upper age limit, and mature teachers are often preferred in some schools.

If you are a native English speaker a degree is not needed. If you are a non-native English speaker a Bachelor degree or higher is required for a job placement in Mexico upon course completion.

Our Mexico TEFL program does not have a passport requirement. All nationalities are welcome.

Yes, friends and couples are welcome to apply to TEFL in Mexico together. Flexibility in location is key to ensuring a placement in the same school, or at least in the same area.

We recommend having at least US $1,500 to bring with you to cover personal costs and having a safety buffer before you receive your initial salary payment.

There is no criminal record check required for the TEFL Mexico internship.

The majority of English teaching jobs in Mexico are located in various cities across the country. Placements occur in Guadalajara, Morelia, Nayarit, Mexico City, Queretaro, Tampico, and Veracruz. In the southern region, opportunities are available to teach English in Merida, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Villahermosa, Cuernavaca, and Tlaxcala.

TEFL training in Mexico is conducted over 4 weeks in-person. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with sessions on teaching skills, lesson preparation, and teaching practice. Observed teaching practice forms a cornerstone of the TEFL course in Mexico.

TEFL Schools in Mexico hire throughout the year. The only time hiring may slow down is around Christmas.

Our team on the ground in Mexico along with your employer will help you find housing. There are various types of accommodations and locations available, and the decision on where to live is based on personal preference. At no point are you accommodation hunting "on your own" during the training and placement.

Medical insurance is not included. All myTEFL Mexico interns need to procure their own medical insurance coverage.

First, carefully review the requirements and FAQs. If you're eligible to apply, place a deposit using the Enroll/Booking button. This will grant you immediate access to your online TEFL course and provide a link to an application form. Complete the form and submit the listed application documents. One of our friendly Coordinators will reach out via email within 2 days of booking to continue the process.