Teach English in Central America

Does the idea of working in Central America appeal to you? Turn this idea into reality by applying to teach English. This will be like nothing you have ever experienced before! You will get to experience exotic relaxing beachside locations, bustling cities and get paid. Search TEFL jobs today.


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Guide to Teaching English in Central America

Teach in Central America

Central America is a safe region to visit and very few internationals encounter any issues teaching here although you shoudl read up on destinations to see where appeals to you and also get tips of staying safe. Living and working in Central America is a lot cheaper than other locations e.g. Europe, you will be able to get by on a shoe string if you choose your accommodation carefully. Don't expect jobs to just fall to you, we recommend putting a lot of effort in to make contacts and also seek out reputable opportunities. Most schools who employ internationals in this region prefer you to stay long term so if you are flexible you will stand agood chance of getting a good position.


Where to Seek Employment

  • International Schools
  • Public / Private Schools
  • Private Lessons


Salary for Teaching in Central America

For an average TEFL job in Central America you can expect a salary form anywhere between £250 - £1300 ($500 - $1500) but this can vary depending on the job, country, recruiter and experience.



To stand a best chance of gaining employment you will need to be a native speaker, have a reputable TEFL certification, have experience and a good education e.g. a Bachelors degree. This continent also attracts lots of newbies too so don't be put off if this is your first time teaching abroad. Don't be put off by volunteering to teach English in Central America, this can be a great way to increase your experience/knowledge, meet new people and also add depth to your CV / resume.


Top Tips for Landing a Teaching Job in Central America

Central America TEFL

  • Learn Spanish words and phrases
  • Know the best times and places to find employment
  • Research work permits in advance before departing 
  • Work out how much you will get paid to what the cost of living is
  • Learn about local culture and etiquette
  • Consider un-paid positions to gain experience


Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging a teaching job in Central America please get in touch.


Central America TEFL Reviews & Testimonials

Teaching Jobs Central America

If you have ever taught in Central America and would like to write about your experience, review an organisation or share any recommendations please contact us.

"It is a pretty cool thing to be able to interact and communicate with children when you cannot speak their language. Although the children's English wasn't the strongest, their spirit and enthusiasm overpowered any language barrier that we encountered. Teaching was not only an amazing learning experience, but an experience, that I believe, is enriching for every person that comes here to teach. We leave with having a new-found confidence (especially if your classes were 40 excited children!) as well as knowing that these kids have touched your heart whether it be through a smile, a hug or just hearing Hola Miss! as you walk through the streets. It truly is something that I will never forget." - Julie S


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