E-mail to Kenny 5.3.2003

So you’re finally going to graduate huh!  Wow, it’s only been what, 7 years?
Ha ha ..
Man actually I’ve been missing Ohio State and doing all those school
activities.  It was a good time.  Congratulations wey.  So what degree did
you finally end up getting anyway?

Regarding a job in Mexico, all I can say is good luck.  As you know Mexico
is poor and millions of Mexicans come to the USA for work.  But as you know
there is one skill that we can do down there they can’t, and that of course
is speak English.  You are going to have some stiff competition though
because most Americans want to go to Mexico or South America rather than
friggin Asia like me to teach English.  If you came to Asia your job search
would be extremely easy.  But if it’s Mexico only then you’ll have to work.
The best website for International English teachers is www.daveseslcafe.com
there is also a section for job postings http://www.eslcafe.com/joblist/ .
It’s cool because on the site you can read the comments of teachers who have
taught there and get the real scoop on the company.  For example I taught
for the most famous English school among teachers and almost all of their
comments were extremely acrimonious.  In all honesty, I had a fine time
teaching for the company and I think most of the complaints are coming from
losers who would complain about most things (although there is a bit of
truth to their comments).

A specific international English teaching company I can recommend is
Berlitz.  They are famous, international, and won’t cheat you.  Again,
competition must be pretty stiff, so good luck.

I recommend that you stress any English teaching abilities and or experience
you have (anything at all).  I wouldn’t stress your Spanish ability so much
because most places employ the total English method where you’re not allowed
to speak in the students native language.  The company I worked for was
super strict about this, but it really didn’t matter because what gringo
speaks Japanese you know.

Good luck man and check my website in about a month or so.  I’m getting a
digital camcorder and will have video up soon.

Mateo de la Villa


—– Original Message —–
From: Kenny
To: “Mateo
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 3:18 AM
Subject: looking for a job in Mexico…

> Hey bro word up… how’s japan treatin you? Are planning on staying there
> for a couple more years or do you got some other plans?
> Well I’m graduating this quarter!!! And I wanna find a job in Mexico…
> hopefully monterrey or morelia… since you seem to have some insight in
> international job searches, I was wandering if you could give me any
> whether it’s a corporate job or something similar to what you’re doing,
> teaching English…
> Later wey…
> Lic. Kenny G.

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/