While at CEDEI, teachers can take free Spanish classes each cycle provided by our Spanish Department.

 

Spanish and dance classes:

While at CEDEI, teachers can take free Spanish classes each cycle provided by our Spanish Department. There are ​five ​levels: ​low ​beginner​, high beginner​ ,​ low​ intermediate ​, high intermediate​, and advanced. To determine the teacher's level, each person needs to take the Spanish placement ​ test​. Spanish classes take place twice a week ​ ​in the mornings.

Teachers can also take dance classes on Fridays. Ideal for those teachers who would like to learn how to dance merengue or salsa!

Insurance:

There is insurance available through CEDEI. Teachers interested in being covered need to request it once they are on staff. More information is given personally to those interested.

 

Professional Development:

CEDEI organizes around two professional development workshops each 10-week class cycle ranging from topics about classroom tips, disciplinary advice, networking within the industry and assimilation to new cultures.

Support with Travel and Settling In:

CEDEI is committed to helping all our new teachers through the Visa process. The process can be daunting and patience is required while completing it, but with CEDEI always available for questions and help, we hope the make the process as smooth as possible.

Additionally, upon arrival in Cuenca, we have established resources to help you find a suitable home for the duration of your stay. We generally recommend that teacher’s come to Cuenca and secure a rental unit once in the country as to ensure best pricing and understanding between landlord and renter, especially if you are less confident with your Spanish skills. 

 

Other services CEDEI provides to its teachers can be found here.