Teaching English in Chile
Chile is a beautiful Latin American country, which is a well known tourist spot and also an economically strong country. There is a serious demand of ESL teachers in this country and professional English teachers are required in schools, colleges, universities, professional institutes and business houses. The opportunities for the ESL teachers in Chile are also abundant. The strong economy and close trading relation with the United States of American is the main reason behind the growing demand of English with the teachers.
Chile offers a wide spectrum of volunteer and paid ESL jobs. One can also choose a short term teaching opportunity here and also a take up a job as long term career. The cities in Chile hire most of the English teachers as the cities have big business communities. Teaching opportunities in the rural area of Chile is quite limited. Native English speakers are mostly preferred in all teaching positions around the country and teachers with a TEFL certificate and experience can expect a higher salary. The number of students in the lower levels in much higher than the upper levels of education. Teachers who get hired in language institutes have different student profile and working hour altogether. The working knowledge of Spanish is always helpful for getting hired as an ESL teacher in Chile.
The English teachers in Chile can
expect to get paid better than most of the Latin American countries. The
teachers with experience and good academic qualification can expect to get a
salary of about 1500 to 2000 USD per month. Many schools also provide
accommodation, medical insurance and travel expense.