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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Chile

Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Chile

 

  • Education: 
    Preferably a BA/BS though not compulsory for teaching English in Chile
  • TEFL Certification: 
    Many schools prefer a 120 Hours’ TEFL/TESOL or a TEFL Diploma
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Middle of February to March and July-August
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private tutors and teaching in English schools, public school teaching assistants through the Open Doors program
  • Citizenship Requirements:  
    Preference given to citizens of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Canada, UK, and USA though this is not always a requirement
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Face to face interview mostly while some schools taking interview in advance over phone
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-30 hours in the classroom in addition to preparation hours
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals, school children and private students
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    650 - 1000 USD (425,000-650,000 CLP)
  • Visas: 
    Work visa sponsored by most schools
  • Visas Fees: 
    470 USD for a temporary work/residency visa and another 270 USD in processing fees payable over a 3-month period
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    750 - 1000 USD (490,000-650,000 CLP)
  • Start –up cost: 
    1850 - 2250 USD (1,200,000-1,500,000 CLP)
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
    Break-even
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    None
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
    None
  • Vacation:  
    Depends on the employer
Teaching English in Chile

Chile stands separated from the remainder of South America as quite possibly the most created and progressed economies in the district. This makes the country one of the top job markets for those needing to teach English on the continent. The long stretches of March and April, and again the ensuing time of July-August is when the greater part of the recruiting happens.

There are unlimited reasons that would attract anybody to live and teach in Chile. The nation has perhaps the most different landscapes on the planet, including as its feature a coastline that extends more than 2,400 miles. The Chilean Andes rank among the most delightful and most noteworthy mountains on the planet with some top-notch skiing locations. Differentiation to that the Atacama Desert is considered to be the driest place on Earth. There is rich arable land and grape plantations existing at the core of the country and is known for delivering the absolute best quality of wines on the planet.

Advance interviews via email or telephone are quite common in Chile, yet an increasing number of chances can be found by those showing up for in-person interviews on the ground in the country. Airfare and lodging charges should be borne by the teachers. Many favour sharing a common living space with their colleagues. A significant angle that is unique in relation to a portion of the other South American countries is that Chilean schools offer their teachers a lawful work visa for business.

Voluntary teaching openings are likewise accessible with lodging and payment on proposal in the limit of showing aides at a portion of the nearby state-funded schools through the "English Opens Doors" Program supported by the Chilean government.

English can lead a comfortable life on the strong time-based salaries the nation offers. A week's worth of work is generally 20 to 25 hours in length which leaves a lot of time for traveling and exploring. For TEFL-certified teachers keen on a teaching opportunity in Chile, occupations can be commonly found in significant urban communities like Vina Del Mar, Concepcion, Serena, Valparaiso, and Santiago.

A Bachelor's degree doesn't count as a necessity for getting recruited in Chile however most managers will in general have a solid fondness for up-and-comers having one. Those not having a degree can hope to face some serious job search procedures.