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Teaching English in Mexico: Hermosillo, Sonora

About the city of Hermosillo: The Majestic “City of the Sun”

Hermosillo is the Capital City of the State of Sonora located 2,037 km from Mexico City, along federal highways 57, 45, 110, 90 and 15 in Mexico. Hermosillo is also known as the City of Oranges due to the abundance of oranges in its territory. Called the majestic “City of the Sun,” it is a sister city to Phoenix, Arizona. It has a population of close to one million residents and is highly bilingual, and English is highly 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, the Plaza de Zaragoza and its Moorish kiosk, The Cathedral of La Asunción, The Capillas del Carmen and Espíritu Santo, The modern building of the Autonomous University of Sonora. , where the State Museum is located. There are also: Parque Madero, Casa de la Cultura, Plaza de los Tres Pueblos and Iglesia Batuc. Nearby, on Cerro La Campana (the Cerro de la Campana), there is a viewpoint from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Another attraction is the Abelardo L. Rodríguez Dam, an ideal place for fishing. Hermosillo has several hotels and restaurants where tourists can taste the famous regional cuisine. The main festival in Hermosillo is the Fiesta de la Vendimia, which takes place from June 21 to 26, with a parade of floats and an industrial exhibition.

How about teaching English in Sonora?

High School Soria Institute

Hermosillo, Sonora

Contact: Selma Guerra, Coordinator of the Language Program

Email: [email protected]

The program is constantly improving, monitored by educational researchers who work within our Grupo Educativo Soria. Our language program includes English and French. There are currently about 600 students. The campus is located in the center of the city, close to the commercial and financial area of ​​the city. Our teachers work 40 hours a week, 20 teaching hours and 20 hours organizing and preparing material, lesson plans, attending workshops and other activities related to the field. Our groups vary from 10 to 25 students. Teaching at the Soria Institute is a great opportunity for teachers: the school was founded in 1918 and is located about three hours from the border with the United States. You will have access to the Pacific Ocean, which is located about an hour from the city. The weather is very hot, so we ask our prospects to have been in hot weather before applying. The requirements for this full-time position are: native English speaker, a bachelor’s degree in a related field (this is required), some teaching experience, minimum age 26; You must be willing to work in a team, be sociable, dynamic and flexible with an excellent personal appearance. Some ability to speak Spanish is also desired.

Northwestern University

Hermosillo, Sonora

Contact: Carmen García, Coordinator of the Language Department

Email: [email protected]

University looking for 3 full-time English as a Foreign Language teachers with experience working with groups of up to 20 students. Requirements include a Master’s Degree in a related field (MANDATORY), ability to speak Spanish at a basic or intermediate level. You must work well with others and enjoy teamwork, be patient, and be able to multitask. A willingness to learn and participate in another culture and a good sense of humor are also required. Your job responsibilities would include a work schedule that varies from 7 am to 6 pm with 40 hours per week. (20 teaching hours and 20 hours for administrative tasks). He would teach up to 3 classes a day, offer tutoring, plan classes, and perform administrative duties, as well as attend meetings, seminars, and occasionally conduct trainings and workshops.

The university is located in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora. It is a border state, which means that it is significantly different from the tourist areas of Mexico. It is definitely Mexico but the influence of the United States is evident. Life here is often dictated by the weather, which exceeds 110 F during the summer months, which is a great time to spend a weekend in the vicinity of Kino Bay or San Carlos. Students here are very interested in learning English and have ample opportunity to practice as there is a close relationship with Arizona. However, English is not their first priority as they are in professional degree programs at UNO. The University fully supports the learning of English and highlights its importance for the various programs.

Mexican American Institute of Cultural Relations

Boulevard. Navarrete and Monteverde

Hermosillo, Sonora

Phone: 526 214 – 0781

Contact: Patricia Arias

Most of the English programs here are for teenage students. For your latest requirements, general information, salaries and positions, or to apply, call or write the school directly. They are primarily interested in teachers with experience and teacher certification. Teachers with experience and knowledge in other subjects and subjects can also apply.

Individual English

Calle Morelos (near the corner with Miguel Alemán Centro)

Obregón, Sonora 85000

Phone: 413 – 6793, 413 – 2862

Fax: 413 – 8089


Email: [email protected]

Contact: Rosy Espinoza, Administrator

A school with offices throughout Mexico that specializes in small classes. They have extensive audiovisual facilities, including their own closed-circuit television network. Conversation club classes and sponsored video sessions are a normal part of student learning activities. They would like to have certified and experienced teachers, but will consider enthusiastic and outgoing applicants who have a strong desire to enter the field of teaching English. Additional contact information for their many online locations can be obtained at their website address listed above.

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