Honduras Central America’s second largest country, Honduras encompasses miles of unspoiled beaches, acres of exotic
rainforests and a slow-paced atmosphere that makes every day feel like a vacation.
The tourism industry in Honduras is booming as Tegucigalpa (the national capital), the Caribbean Bay Islands, and the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan become traveling hotspots. This has increased the need for English skills throughout the country, as local residents find it essential to interact with tourists in order to take advantage of the growing market. More than half the population of Honduras lives below the poverty line, making the country Latin America’s poorest. Yet, because it is relatively undeveloped, it is also one of the most pristine. As a TEFL teacher in Honduras, you will typically work in primary and secondary schools with about 25 to 35 students per class. English teachers in Honduras have a rare opportunity to help less-fortunate local students become more successful, while also enjoying perks like free housing and leisure time to explore this exotic country.
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Your English Students •K-12
Best Time to Get Hired •May – August
Typical Start Dates • September
Length of Commitment •10-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules •Full-time and part-time schedules available
Average Pay and Benefits •$150 - $400 USD per month •Free housing provided by employer
Average Cost of Living •$150 - $300 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Requirements •TEFL certification (see recommended courses above) •Native speaker or fluent in English
Dubbed the original Banana Republic, Honduras is a fascinating country with impressive biodiversity. The nation is comprised of hundreds of miles of white sandy beaches, unspoiled exotic forests, and intriguing archeological sites highlighting ancient Mayan culture. A gateway to the Pacific coast, the national capital Tegucigalpa stands 3,000 (914 meters) feet above the sea. This cool, bustling city is nestled between beautiful mountains, and gleams with colonial history and cultural zest. Tegucigalpa has grown from a small mining town to a metropolis of about 1 million people. Embraced by lush forests and natural reserves, the city blends Spanish and indigenous heritages with a pulsing night life. On the whole, Honduras is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural nation, with about 90 percent Mestizos, a blend of Spanish and Indian ancestry. The people embrace a simple, laid-back lifestyle and a friendly, welcoming demeanor.
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Honduras at a Glance
Capital:Beijing Population:1,303,701,000 Currency:Yuan Language(s):Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, other dialects and minority languages Literacy Rate:86% Life Expectancy:71 years
Honduras Fun Facts
•The ancient city of Copan in Western Honduras was the cultural center of the Mayan world and known for its sculptures and artwork. •Made from pineapple skin, Chica is a popular local alcoholic drink in Honduras. •About 40 percent of Honduras is forested—the most heavily forested country in Central America. •The Bay Islands, just north of mainland Honduras, are part of the second-largest barrier reef system in the world. • Honduras fought a six-day “Soccer War” against El Salvador in 1969. The name stems from a match between national teams that ignited underlying tensions.
Regions & Weather
Much of Honduras is hot and humid most of the year, although in the mountainous regions, including Tegucigalpa, the climate is much more temperate. There are two distinct seasons in the nation’s capital—wet and dry. The wet season typically lasts from May to October and is characterized by occasional rain—mostly at night. The dry season in Tegucigalpa lasts from December to May and temperatures cool down from December to January, averaging about 73°F (23°C).