Director of Studies in Peru

Director of studies wanted by International House Lima First work day: 2019-06-03
Proficient speakers
Min. 5 years
BA in any subject
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
We are looking for an experienced DoS who loves his/her job and takes care of his/her teachers.

Job details


Director of studies

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Student type:

1-5 years , 6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years , 18+ years

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Contract term:

1+ year

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Institution type:

Language school

School authority:


He/she should be warm and sociable, creating the kind of IH school culture that we all know and love. He/she should provide evidence of having created and maintained a corporate spirit among teachers, a favourable psychological environment at school, and created a team of like-minded people in previous positions.
We are a small and growing school so it is important that the new DoS also contributes towards the growth of the school in all areas – English, teacher training and international exams. We have plans to expand and move to a larger location within the next year in order to offer more in-house classes. A new ‘Teacher Trainer and Exams Trainer’ will also be starting with us in June as part of this expansion project and will be working closely alongside the DoS and the team of 12 teachers to help us reach our goals.
We are a small and friendly team and we put effort into creating a pleasant working environment. We would be looking for someone easy going and flexible as well as dedicated to joining us on our mission.
Since we run CELTA courses, it would be desirable if the new DoS were also a CELTA tutor or had an interest in being trained up. There will be other teacher training opportunities assisting on CELT-P and CELT-S and other Cambridge courses.

Lima, Peru

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

  2. Experience

    Min. 5 years

    (A minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a DoS. Experience training/developing primary/secondary school teachers. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in teaching: o YLs aged 6-17 o VYLs aged 3-5)

  3. Qualification

    BA in any subject + Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.

    (You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification. You must have a DELTA, DipTESOL, or MA TESOL. You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc). You must have a YL qualification)

What we offer

  1. Flights: Up to $500 to pay for arrival flight
  2. Accommodation: First weeks accommodation supplied
  3. Visa: Resident visa
  4. Holiday: Standard holiday allowance

Lima, Peru

Job location

International House Lima

About the employer

Lima is a vibrant and exciting city, situated on top of the cliffs overlooking the sea, it has become a premiere travel destination for those wishing to explore the rich culture and biodiversity of the country as well as enjoy the famous gourmet local food.
Lima and Peru in general are growing and developing, and there is much to do here in terms of English teaching. We are establishing ourselves as the first place to go for teacher training and are well known within the local teaching community.

We have been offering English services to individuals and companies in Lima since 2004.

We teach English at all levels, both to individuals and corporate clients. Exam preparation classes are our specialty and include Cambridge First, Advanced and Proficiency as well as IELTS.

As a school we are growing, offering teacher training courses (at present we are the only school in Peru offering Cambridge teacher training courses - CELTA, CELT-P/S, Train the Trainer, and (soon) Delta).
We are a British Council IELTS test centre and offer prep courses for IELTS and also the Cambridge suite of exams.
Future plans include YL programmes as well as increasing general English courses.

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