Teacher Testimonials

“The job is going OK.  The children have certainly been a challenge. I don’t know how anyone could do this job very well without some knowledge of Spanish. I have to speak Spanish a lot, especially in Kinder 3, because if I didn’t they would not know what is going on.  Getting and keeping their attention is difficult enough!  All the people at the school are friendly and very good to work with.  I am enjoying Guadalajara and all the things a big city has to offer. My apartment is quite close to the city center, so I can walk almost everywhere I want to go including to my job. It’s also easy to get to one of the bus stations when I need to get out of town. The apartment costs more than I would like to pay, but the location and other things about it (including this internet) make it worth the cost.   Thanks again for all your help.”

All my experience with Teach-English-Mexico has been very positive and professional. Marlene and
the rep in Guadalajara have both been quite helpful throughout the whole process by answering all my
questions and mending my own snafus. My job in Guadalajara and a temporary place to live were even
arranged before I arrived, so I was able to start work immediately. Teaching and living in Mexico is a
wonderful experience, and I say, “Give it a try!”

Marilyn, Alaska

“Sorry that it has taken me so long to check in with you.  I have been very busy and it has been very hot! Everything is as you said it would be.  The apartment is very nice with marble floors and tile everywhere.  It is an easy 10 minute walk to the school.  I am teaching four classes a day at four different levels.  They are providing Spanish lessons for me and have been very helpful with making arrangements for my grandson to participate in the youth program.  The staff are very friendly and helpful in every way.  …… is a wonderful little town – the perfect old time Mexican experience. Thanks for all your help.  I´ll keep in touch.”

Linda, Oregon, Summer Teacher

“Really loving it here. Teaching is fun. I don’t know what I was worrying about. I
have been having such a good time here and I feel this teaching experience
will be one I will never forget.”

Layla,  England

“I am so excited.  I am so impressed with how organized you are and all the
information you have provided. I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and help.”  Alison S. New York

“I’m loving it and can’t wait to start work, the students all seem so nice. Thanks for setting this up for me – it’s an experience of a lifetime. Take care”

Alison, England

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience your program has given me. It truly was incredible: one that I would recommend to everyone! Since I’ve been here I’ve learned so much about myself, about the Mexican culture and the people. Not to mention my Spanish has improved tremendously.In my time here I have travelled all over! I’ve been to San Miguel de Allende, Morelia, Guadalajara, Anguahuan, Uruapan, Patzcuaro, Mexico City, Ixtapa and countless other places. I have seen so much of Mexico that I feel exhausted!  Teaching was fantastic. It gave me a chance to meet people and really get involved in the community. Without teaching I think acclimating to the culture would have been so much more difficult. In short this trip was everything I thought it would be. I’ve grown as a person and have made longtime friends. My Spanish is much more fluent and comes so much easier to me now. The travelling I’ve done has opened my eyes in ways they never would have had I not travelled.  Thank you again for the experience–I’ll never forget it!!!

Mimi P., Massachusetts

“I am having an excellent time.  I love the city, the people, the food, and could live here for the rest of my life.  We are always slammed with invitations to go and do and have soooo many friends. The teaching was hard to get used to at first, but each day I learn more and it gets easier week by week.”

LC,  Louisiana

“Words cannot describe how grateful I’m to you!!!! Thank so much for all the information.  There’s no way that I could have done it without your help.

Helene S.  S.Africa

“Hi there! Just wanted to say hello and that I hope all is well. I CANT BELIEVE I LEAVE NEXT FRIDAY! I have to say that this has had to be one of the best experiences of my life….really! I have learned so much and have enjoyed the job tremendously!”

Camelia Herrera, Socorro, New Mexico

“Well, I believe the decision has been made: I am going to stay for a bit longer. I just love it here and I enjoy my students so much that I can’t tear myself away yet.”

Catie, Macon, GA

“I went to Uxmal with the other teacher, Heather, and a friend of mine, and then the 3 of us spent a week in Palenque and San Cristobal and we had a great time there…!! I still like Campeche a lot – my work situation is still the same (kinder, institute, private classes). I am quite used to it… so all is fine!”

Delphine Lefebvre, Le Perray En Yvelines, France

“I start this coming Monday for ETIKA. I’ll be teaching two classes of about four engineers each. I’m now rooming with a teacher you placed from New York named Walter. As far as my documentation, the Director of ETIKA is very knowledgeable in this area and I should have no problems. Hector, the rep here in Monterrey, has been incredibly helpful!” Jason L, San Jose, CA

“I am still at the same company. I enjoy my work very much. My time in Mexico has been wonderful. Something wonderful happens everyday if you keep your eyes peeled. I am currently looking for an institution to do some volunteer work in, if you have any suggestions. I would like to start volunteering a couple nights a week, now that I have a better grasp of the Spanish language. Also I am looking for some cheap Spanish classes, if you have any suggestions.”

Jessica, Winona, MN

“I am really enjoying the stay here in Mexico City!! I really like the places where I am working, the people are really friendly and nice. I feel that I will be an effective teacher who will instill confidence so that the students will be able to comfortably speak, understand, and write English. The people that I am being housed with are super sweet and nice, it is an older woman who lives with her brothers, and it is very close to one of my jobs. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that everything is going okay and that this weekend I will definitely keep myself busy with site-seeing and traveling around. I know that I will have plenty of time to do this and plenty of places to go and see. Have a great weekend – I know I will!!”

Paul B, Whittier CA

“It’s Corinne and I am just writing you to thank you for placing Roger and I in such a nice place. We love it here and our place is nicer than I imagined. We are both having fun teaching and Dayna is very nice and has been such a big help. I will definitely recommend InternetWorks to anyone wishing to teach English in another country. Thanks again”, Corinne M and Roger H, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

“Mexico is beautiful, and thanks again for all your help. Our rep is amazing. She is a lot of fun, and goes out of her way to make our transition go smoothly. She consistently takes the initiative to get us acquainted with the town and help us get settled. I couldn’t have asked for a more helpful, considerate, and motivated contact. She’s great. Thanks again” –

William Snyder, Wilmington, NC and Thomas G, Florence, SC

“This city is so beautiful, and it has everything I could ever need and want within bus or walking distance. I stayed in a hotel last night which was good. I got a very needed good night of sleep, and Luis (my rep) picked me up at 11am to go to meet the school owners, and also to my new place of residence. I actually have not seen the school yet, but I went to the owners home and office, and discussed all the job details. It is like an absolute dream job. I get to ride the bus with the students in the morning, which picks me up at a place about a five minute walk from where I live. I am living with a divorced woman named Bertha Rojas, and her maid Marta. They are both very sweet and friendly, and my Spanish is improving by the minute. Their lunch here is the biggest meal of the day and it is served usually around 2 or 3, and then around 8 or 9 they have a lite dinner, like a sandwich. And siestas seem to be a good part of the culture. I took one after I unpacked. I already love the pace here too. Nobody is really in a hurry to get anywhere. I am really looking forward to getting to know the city and more people too. I have met nothing but generous people, and they talk to me even though I might not know exactly how to talk back.”

Carley R, Chicago, IL

“Luis emailed me with the requested information. I am thoroughly convinced that he will most definitely take care of me in all respects regarding housing, job(s), etc. He is an excellent communicator and has kept me up-to-date and informed regarding all of my requests and questions. A sincere thanks to everyone; Mark, Luis, and the remaining staff members, have all done an excellent job in making the transition from the US to Mexico a successful dream come true! I literally cannot wait to arrive and get back into the city!” Michael S, Milton, FL

“It is Dan down in Cancun. Things are going well here. I am working at a great school and really enjoy my students a lot. My Spanish is improving daily!” Daniel K, Lexington, KY

“I have already made friends in town that invited me to watch the sunset at the scenic Mirador tonight. I am pleased overall and hope that I can stay in Guaymas longer than originally planned.”

H. C, New York, NY

“Its Lynn Denis here, came back from Guadalajara two months ago now. It proved to be a very fun but challenging experience. I am glad I got the living abroad bug out of me…I had wanted to live overseas for such a long time. Thanks for providing me with the opportunity!”

Lynn D, Cambridge, MA

“I have finally returned home and there is snow on the ground! When I left Mazatlan, I thought I was going to be able to come back through and say my goodbyes. I had a wonderful time and it was a great learning experience for me. You were very helpful and kind Marlene. Well, once again thanks for all that you did for me.”

Jodie O, Boulder, CO

“Now, I am a licensed teacher at an alternative high school in Minneapolis, MN. Almost all of my students are from Mexico, so really, I’m doing the same job now as I was in Queretaro! Its keeping me very busy, but I’m getting paid to do something I love. Without having had the experience in Queretaro on your program, I really don’t think I would have the confidence to do what I do now. (I also don’t think they would have hired me!)” Joseph M, Bloomington, MN”My class on Monday was awesome, I thoroughly enjoyed my students. It is a class of five twelve year olds. They are eager to learn, attentive and really intelligent. I can’t wait for my next class with them. There is one boy and he talks and talks and talks. He tells me that he is going to learn Japanese next.” Jill R in Mazatlan from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Four program participants enjoying a day off from teaching.Read a comprehensive JOURNAL from one of our program participants. Read about his adventures including sight-seeing, day trips, night life fun, and horseback riding! Many photos too!! On the right is a photo from the journal.

An entry from his journal: “So anyway, once I had decided to do this, I searched around for a way to get set up. I eventually found this website. That’s who I am going through, and so far I have been very impressed. I have been in Email contact with the local representative, Luis, who is a really cool guy – I look forward to meeting him face to face. He is the guy who is setting me up with a job and a place to stay.”


**Don’t let this happen to you.   Apply to our program and feel secure! These people were NOT on our program.  They  went to Mexico on their own.):FROM A SCHOOL: Hello InternetWorks: “Elena got here and she is already working, she is happy and we are very pleased to have her as part of our staff. Thanks a lot for all your work!!” Saludos, J. Jesus Ledesma Lopez, Escuela Bilingue Jose Vasconcelos

“I had one of those unfortunate instances where after working at a large University here, they refused to pay me. I had to find a lawyer and sue them.  Fortunately, I found a very good one. Unfortunately they have some pull at immigration and even though publicly there are no more bribes or “mordidas”,  they managed one more. I was just informed my FM3 has been revoked and I have been given 30 days to clear out of the country.” Brian

“I recently arrived in Mexico but have been greatly misled by a company that has not even had any teachers yet.  The schedule and hours have been changing and the living accomodations will not be ready for a week or more, they are not sure yet. So far I am their only teacher and I am not sure of anything…. but it is quite evident that this company is unstable and failed other teachers right now as well with no students to teach.”  BG
**PLEASE NOTE:  If you contact us for placement AFTER arrival in Mexico,  it will be difficult for us to help.