Ancient civilizations and Spanish colonization have helped shape Mexico’s rich culture and illustrious history. The remnants and relics of its past, from Mayan ruins to colonial churches, underpin its survival instinct. The country has endured revolutions, dictatorships and recession to become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and a top travel destination to boot. Beach havens like Acapulco and Cancun attract worldwide visitors, while Mexico City has a frenetic energy all its own.
With more than 100 million inhabitants, it ranks as the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world. Testament to its cultural mix, it also has pockets of indigenous-speaking people and native languages like Mayan are still widely spoken in some regions.
- High demand for teachers
- Good salaries
- The chance to save money
- Beautiful country with varied landscape
- Fascinating culture
Things you might not know about Teaching English in Mexico
- Mexico has more Spanish speakers than any country in the world: three times as many as in Spain itself!
- Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world, with over 17 million inhabitants
- Cuexcomate, in Puebla, is the smallest volcano in the world, standing at only 13 meters tall.
- Mexican children take the surnames of both parents, to preserve the heritage of the mother and the father.