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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Nicaragua

Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Nicaragua

 

  • Education: 
    A BA/BS is required although for teaching English in Nicaragua it’s not required.
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A TEFL/TESOL certification is necessary
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Mostly in middle of January to February and again in July but contract turnovers take place every month to keep the hiring process running all through the year
  • 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, positions in universities and English language schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Face to face interview for locals in Nicaragua only
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-25 hours in the classroom plus preparation hours
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals and adults
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    300 - 600 USD (9,400-18,800 NIO)
  • Visas: 
    Tourist visa
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    300 - 600 USD (9,400-18,800NIO)
  • Start –up cost: 
    1,000 - 1,200 USD (32,650-39,150NIO)
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
    Break-even market
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    None
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
    None
  • Vacation:  
    Depends on the employer
Teaching English in Nicaragua

Unlike places like Panama and Costa Rica, Nicaragua is a place that is left generally unseen by travellers. A flourishing English-teaching job market, Nicaragua additionally stands apart as the most secure country in the area. New teachers are very much in demand with hiring regularly occurring all over the year apart from the Christmas time to mid-January. Nearby, in-person interviews are the standard for the recruiting process.

Minimum pay packages are offered to English teachers in the country; however, the lower cost for basic items, in contrast with Europe or the USA, permits an average and pleasant lifestyle. Monthly rent hardly goes past a limit of 150 USD while other fundamental necessities, for example, public vehicles and food are a lot more reasonable. Weeks comprise of 20 to 25 hours of work which leaves a lot of time for pursuing different interests and in voyaging and exploring around.

A four-year degree for teaching in Nicaragua, however excessive, is generally preferred. TEFL accreditation is another normal prerequisite. Bilingual schools typically offer a maximum number of teaching opportunities with children making the most of the student populace. Bigger urban communities, for example, San Juan del Sur, Granada, Managua, and Leon ordinarily have the most instructing openings. English teachers regularly work on a tourist visa, renewable like clockwork by methods for a short excursion to Costa Rica.

While it isn't important to hold a Bachelor's degree for getting some work in Nicaragua, numerous businesses will in general incline toward applicants with one. Those without a degree should prepare themselves for a serious pursuit of job search.