Teach in El Salvador

View our guide to teaching in El Salvador for more information about teaching jobs and advice for international TEFL teachers. If you have ever been to teach in El Salvador and would like to share your experience or any recommendations please get in touch. Or if you would like to advertise teaching positions in El Salvador here contact us.

 
 

Teaching, Language & TEFL Jobs in El Salvador

Teach English in El Salvador

Guide to Teaching English in El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America but there are lots of opportunities to teach English here. El Salvador is a developing country and big progress has been made in the past decade, the economy is now one of the strongest in the region. El Salvador has a population of around 6 million people and many now want to learn English to improve their career prospects. Tourism is set to keep growing and this industry employs a lot of people especially in coastal locations.

 

 

Popular Places to Teach English in El Salvador

Most TEFL jobs are in the capital, San Salvador but there are also opportunities to teach in places like Mejicanos, Snata Ana and Soyapango.

 

 

Salary for Teaching in El Salvador

You will be paid in U.S. dollars which is the official currency of El Salvador.

 

 

How to Get a Teaching Job in El Salvador

Most jobs are advertised in-country rather than online and most employers will require you to have a face-to-face interview. We also recommend finding the addresses of language schools and going to visit them direct.

 

 

Teaching Jobs in El Salvador

Types of Teaching Jobs in El Salvador

  • Businesses
  • International Schools
  • Private Language Schools 
  • Public Schools
  • Private Lessons

 

 

Visa 

Some people enter El Salvador on a tourist visa and work without a work permit. But to legally teach in El Salvador you will need to obtain a work permit which your school or employer can do for you. There is a fee you will need to pay to get the permit but this isn't too expensive.

 

 

Requirements and Qualifications Needed

If you have a degree, a teaching certificate and experience you shouldn't find it too difficult to get a teaching position. Most employers will ask to see if you have a degree but a lot hire international teachers without certification courses. If you are not yet certified you might want to view our TEFL courses in Central America.

 

 

Salary for Teaching in El Salvador

You will usually get a better salary if you have good qualifications and experience.

 

 

Cost of Living

El Salvador is a very cheap country to live, rent, food, transport and going out is very cheap especially compared to countries like Mexico and Costa Rica.

 

 

TEFL El Salvador

What to Do in Your Spare Time

The country shares land borders with both Guatemala and Honduras and you might want to explore more of this region.

 

 

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