Teach in the Dominican Republic

Looking for a spectacular destination to live and work as a teacher? Consider the Dominican Republic! Local schools and international language schools hire English teachers throughout the year. As well as teaching English, you can work instructing French, Mandarin, Portugese, German and Italian.


Language, Teaching & TEFL Jobs in the Dominican Republic

How to Work as a Teacher in Dominican Republic

Volunteer Teaching Programs Dominican Republic

By applying to teach in the Dominican Republic you will get an incredible experience. Most paid TEFL and language teacher jobs in the Dominican Republic can be found at language schools which help local people learn English and other languages to boost their employment chances.  You can help provide assistance to young people helping them secure a brighter future with English skills. Local companies help to fund and training English courses for local people so they can improve their skills and get a better paying job. International teachers are encouraged to apply all year round.

Generally you will be working throughout the week helping improve students written and oral language skills. In your spare time you might also get to coach sports, help with arts, crafts, music and general assistance. Some jobs can be found at public schools in the country which are often over crowded and don't have the funding to buy new materials and struggle to cope. One rewarding teaching job you can apply for is at the La Colonia Nueva community school which helps children aged 3-18 with school, summer and after school initiatives. 


Popular Places to Teach

The larger towns and cities are the best places to get a TEFL job, we recommend:

  • Santo Domingo
  • La Vega
  • San Cristóbal
  • Santiago
  • La Vega
  • San Cristóbal
  • San Pedro de Macorís
  • San Francisco de Macorís
  • La Romana
  • Higüey
  • Puerto Plata
  • Moca



You will usually be paid in the Dominican peso (DOP, or RD$) but some recruiters might also pay US dollar. The salary can really depend on the employer.


Experience & Requirements

Sometimes no experience is needed but some recruiters will favor applicatants with TEFL certification courses. We also highly recommend learning basic Spanish which will boost your chances of getting paid employment. You could book a Spanish language course in the Dominican Republic which can also be a great way to meet new friends and professional contacts.


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