Occupying a long and narrow coastal strip between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the picturesque republic of Chile is a country of marvelous contrasts and extreme natural beauty.
Chile TEFL Facts:
Your English Students
Best Time to Get Hired
March – August
Typical Start Dates
March – August
Length of Commitment
6- to 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules
Full-time and part-time schedules available
$500 – $900 USD per month
Average Cost of Living
$500 – $800 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Benefits may include
TEFL certification (see recommended courses above)
Native speaker of English
Pass a basic training program, onsite
Free Spanish lessons
Travel stipend for off-site classes
Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
Reimbursement of airport pick up
Demand for English Teachers
Chile is on the leading edge of the push for English fluency in Latin America. While language skills are important throughout the nation, nowhere is the need for English more apparent than in the business world. A prime source of TEFL jobs in Chile is private and group classes for company employees and executives. Because Santiago is Chile’s economic, political, and cultural center, the majority of English teaching positions will be found in and around the capital. Your students will generally be adults and professionals who need to know English for their careers, their travels, and their personal growth.
Chile is a land of extraordinary extremes and stunning natural beauty. The country boasts over 2,700 miles (4,300km) of coastline and encompasses a wide variety of geography. Chile is bounded by the Andes Mountains to the east, the Atacama Desert to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Patagonia region to the south. Journeying from the lush vineyards of central Chile to the snowcapped volcanoes of the south, you’ll find it hard to believe that all this variety—and all this beauty—can be found in one place.
Against this striking natural backdrop exists one of the most stable economies in South America. Chile has one of the lowest rates of unemployment on the continent, and in recent years has negotiated free-trade agreements with nations worldwide. The country’s dependable financial system, modern facilities and general receptivity to foreigners make it a great place to teach English.
Recommended TEFL Courses
In Chile, you’ll find that online and classroom based courses are accepted.
We recommend a course of at least 100 hours to increase your chances of getting hired!