Chile is one of the most prominent countries of Latin America. Like other parts of the continent, there are plenty of ESL jobs in Chile. Spanish is the official language of this country and is used widely. The recent bout of globalization has hiked the demand of English teachers in Chile. Native English speakers can teach English in this country without any teaching certificate, but those with a certificate will get better higher paying jobs.
ESL teachers can apply for teaching positions via the Internet. Jobs at many big and medium sized Chilean schools can be found right here on our website in our ESL job resources. It is possible for Canadians to teach in Chile with a tourist Visa for less than three months. Knowledge of basic Spanish will definitely help while teaching English in Chile. The wages are great in Chile, and the cost of living is relatively low. The schools are usually open six days a week. Outside the classroom, the English teachers in Chile can enjoy quite an adventurous life.
|Requirements : Sometimes a Bachelor Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification
Typical Contract : Six months or one year
Peak Hiring Season : February to March or November
Teaching Hours/Week : 15 – 30
Monthly Salary* : 500,000 – 1,500,000 CLP
Private Tutoring : 6,000 – 20,000 CLP/hr
Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 1,750 CLP
Income Tax : 0 – 20%
Accommodations : Seldom included
Airfare : Seldom included
Health Care : Seldom included
Holidays : Seldom paid
Visa : Seldom included (tourist visa mostly)