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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Uruguay

Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Uruguay


  • Education: 
    Preferably a BA/BS though for teaching English in Uruguay it’s not required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A TEFL/TESOL certification is necessary
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    February-March and July-August
  • Citizenship Requirements:  
    Preference given to citizens of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Canada, UK, and USA though this is not always a requirement
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private students, adults, and students in English language schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Local in-person interview
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-25 hours in the classroom plus preparation hours
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    900 - 1300 USD (30,100-42,000 UYU)
  • Visas: 
    Residence visa
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    900 - 1300 USD (30,100-42,000 UYU)
  • Start –up cost: 
    1600 - 2200 USD (52,300 – 71,200 UYU)
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
    Break-even market
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
  • Vacation:  
    Depends on the employer
Teaching English in Uruguay

Those searching for a break from the speedy city life can turn their consideration to the South American country of Uruguay that includes a casual way of life, enchanting urban areas, and wonderful coastlines. It has a cuisine that isn't excessively unlike what others in the district have to bring to the table with its enormous steaks and generously greater glasses of wine. An outing outside the capital city can make one feel like being the solitary foreigner in the entire country.

Teachers coming to teach English in Uruguay generally secure teaching jobs in the time of February-March and July-August. They also need to pursue ESL/EFL teaching courses for securing good jobs. In-person interviews are the standard and applicants are required to bear their lodging costs and airfare. Teachers are frequently seen living in lofts recently leased by different teachers while many share living space with their colleagues.

After pursuing TEFL/TESOL course in Uruguay, English teachers will lead a life of solace because of the strong hourly pay packages on offer. A workweek is typically close to 20 to 25 hours in length which gives a lot of time for them to travel and explore the place. A four-year college degree isn't required for teaching in the nation, yet applicants having one are normally preferred while a TEFL certification is compulsory. Significant urban communities, for example, Canelones and Montevideo are the ones where the majority of the teaching jobs can be found.

While it isn't important to have a Bachelor's degree for getting some work in Uruguay, most employers will favour competitors with one. Not having a degree could mean a long and strongly serious job search process.