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English Teacher for trainee missionaries in Guatemala

Are you a native English speaker with some TEFL training? You are needed in the city of Huehue-tenango, famous for its coffee plantations and Mayan textiles.

Come teach English to Spanish-speaking missionary apprentices, at WEC's new cross-cultural training school in Guatemala. Help us prepare them to work in multi-national teams around the world.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

English is your mother tongue, and and you have some teaching experience.

You have had basic TEFL training, and enjoy helping others communicate the gospel. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not necessary.

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About Teaching English

Fluency in English provides students with a vital skill. By teaching English you have a chance to build relationships with students, and can provide opportunities to share the gospel.

You can use your TEFL or TESOL training on a short-term mission experience with WEC. Have an opportunity to travel and experience a new culture.

TEFL training: You can study English Teaching online, or gain qualifications with one of our partners, ChristianTEFL.org

Every year there are opportunities in Brazil to teach our trainee missionaries. Here's a taster:

Jacquie taught English in Guinea-Bissau on a short term mission with WEC. Read Jacquie's story.

About Guatemala

About Guatemala

Guatemala in Central America is bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. 

With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated country in Central America. Its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

The territory of modern Guatemala once formed the core of the Maya civilization, which extended across Mesoamerica. Most of the country was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, becoming part of New Spain. Guatemala attained independence in 1821.

From the mid to late 19th century, Guatemala experienced chronic instability and civil strife. Beginning in the early 20th century, it was ruled by a series of dictators backed by the United Fruit Company and the United States government.

From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala endured a bloody civil war fought between the US-backed government and leftist rebels, including genocidal massacres of the Maya population perpetrated by the military.

Since a United Nations-negotiated peace accord, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections, though it continues to struggle with high rates of poverty, crime, drug trade, and instability. 

95% call themselves Christian
24% call themselves evangelical Christians

Source: Wikipedia (2019)

Pray with us for:
– young people. 75% of the population are under 30-years-old
– church planting among the Mayan peoples
– Amerindian people groups and their response to the gospel
– the JESUS is available in 13 Guatemalan languages
– SIL are overseeing New Testament translations in  38 Amerindian languages.

Source: Operation World (2010)

Pray for Guatemala using Operation World’s online resources.  

or pray using a Prayercast video here.

WEC in Guatemala

Within the Americas, WEC’s emphasis is on mobilizing and recruiting new workers, and on church planting amongst indigenous peoples.

Contact WEC Latino here


Position Type
Education & Training

Commitment Type
1-2 years i Ideal commitment is at least 12 months, but with options to stay longer, if willing to undergo training as required.

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