About the City of Hermosillo: "The Magnificent City" City of the Sun "
Hermosillo is the Capital of the State of Sonora located 2037 km from the city of Mexico, through the federal highways 57, 45, 110, 90 and 15 in Mexico. Hermosillo is also known as the City of Oranges because of the abundance of oranges in its territory. Called the majestic city "City of the Sun," it is a sister city in Phoenix, Arizona. It has a population of close to a million and is bilingual, with English widely promoted and widely spoken – especially in tourism-related businesses.
Among the main attractions you can visit in Hermosillo are: The Government Palace, which has interesting murals, Zaragoza Square and its Moorish kiosk, La Asuncion Cathedral, Del Carmen and Espiritu Santo Chapels, the modern building of the Sonora Autonomous University, where it is located. State Museum. There are also: Madero Park, House of Culture, Tres Pueblos Square and Batuc Church. Nearby La Campana Hill (Bell Hill), there is an observation from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Another attraction is the Abelardo L. Rodriguez Dam, an ideal fishing spot. Hermosillo has several hotels and restaurants where the tourist can enjoy the famous regional cuisine. The main holiday in Hermosillo is the Feast of Decision, which is celebrated June 21-26, with a float parade and an industrial exhibition.
What about teaching English at Sonora?
Soria Institute High School
Contact: Selma Guerra, Language Program Coordinator
The program is constantly improving, monitored by education investigators working within our Soria Education Group. Our language program includes English and French. There are currently about 600 students. The campus is located in the city center, close to the city's commercial and financial district. Our teachers work 40 hours a week, 20 hours of instruction and 20 hours of organizing and preparing materials, lesson plans, attending workshops and other activities related to the field. Our groups vary from 10-25 students. Teaching at Instituto Soria is a great opportunity for teachers: the school was founded in 1918 and is about three hours from the US border. You will have access to the Pacific Ocean, which is about an hour away from the city. The climate is very hot, so we ask our prospects to have been in hot weather before applying. Requirements for this full-time position are: Native English, a Bachelor's degree in a related field (this is compulsory), a teaching experience, minimum age 26; you have to be willing to work as part of a team, be sociable, dynamic and flexible with a great personal appearance. Want some Spanish speaking skills too?
Universidad del Noroeste
Contact: Carmen Garcia, Language Department Coordinator
University seeking 3 full-time EFL teachers with experience working with groups of up to 20 students. Requirements include a MANDATORY, Spanish speaking proficiency at a basic or intermediate level. You need to work well with others and enjoy teamwork, be patient and able to perform multiple tasks at once. A willingness to learn and participate in another culture is also required, and a good sense of humor. Your work responsibilities will include a work schedule ranging from 7am to 6pm. with 40 hours a week. (20 hours of instruction and 20 hours of administrative tasks). You will teach up to 3 classes each day, provide teaching, do classroom planning and administrative tasks in addition to attending meetings, seminars and occasionally conducting training and workshops.
The university is located in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora. It is a border state, meaning it is significantly different from the tourist-oriented parts of Mexico. Definitely definitely Mexico but the US influence is noticeable. Life here is often dictated by the climate, which is above 110 F during the summer months, which is a great time to spend a weekend in the Gulf of Cinema or nearby San Carlos. Students here are very interested in learning English and have ample opportunities to practice as it has a close relationship with Arizona. However, English is not their first priority as they are in UN professional degrees programs. The university fully supports the teaching of English and emphasizes its importance for the various programs.
Mexican Institutes Americano Cultural Religions
Blvd. Navarrete y Monteverde
Phone: 526 214 – 0781
Contact: Patricia Arias
Most English programs here are for teenage students. For their latest requirements, general information, salaries and positions or to submit a claim, call or write directly to the school. They are mainly interested in experienced teachers and teacher certification. Experienced teachers and knowledge in other subjects and topics are also welcome to apply.
Calle Morelos (near the corner with Miguel Aleman Centro)
Obregon, Sonora 85000
Phone: 413 – 6793, 413 – 2862
Fax: 413 – 8089
Contact: Rosy Espinoza, Administrator
A school with offices throughout Mexico that specializes in small classes. They have extensive audio-visual facilities including their own closed-circuit television network. There are chat club classes and sponsored video sessions as a normal part of student learning activities. They would like to have certified, experienced teachers, but will consider enthusiastic, outgoing applicants who have a strong desire to enter the English teaching field. Additional contact information for their multiple locations can be obtained online at their website address listed above.