Teach English in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a really up and coming teaching abroad destination, there is a stable government and economy whilst this country is also very safe. You can choose to teach in large bustling cities or pretty beach towns - the choice of places to live is incredible. View our guide to teaching English in Nicaragua and get inspired to go to this spectcaular country.


TEFL Jobs in Nicaragua

Guide to Teaching in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is an increasly popular destination to work as an English teacher. This country is beautiful with a warm climate almost all year round. Nicaragua is one of the safest countries to teach in Central America and a very low cost of living. We highly recommend you try to learn the basics of Spanish if you don't already know, you might want to combine experiences and book a Spanish class in Nicaragua


Popular Places to Teach English in Nicaragua

The capital of Nicaragua and where a lot of English schools are located. There is a population of over 1 million people living here and if city life appeals to you these Managua is our top recommendation. The city is not the pretiest in the world but you will soon settle into teaching life here. One of the benefits of working as an English teacher in Managua is the wages here are generally higer than the rest of the country.

One of the most scenic cities in the country with history around every corner.

The colonial city of Granada is beautiful and a popular base for many English teachers. This destination is very popular with people seeking to work as teachers and it is easy to see why, there are friendly locals and also a laid back atmosphere.

San Juan del Sur
A beautiful beach town where you can also learn to surf. There are some local English schools here which hire international teachers.



  • BA/BS are not required to teach in Nicaragua but it will help your chances of getting employment if you do have 
  • TEFL courses are usually required


Best Time to Get a Teaching Job

Every month of the year, usually January, February and July are the best time for jobs becoming available


How to Get a TEFL Job in Nicaragua

You can find work at:

  • English language schools
  • Universities
  • Giving private lessons (it is popular to give tuition to business professionals)


Recruitment Process:

See jobs online, or in-country locally. You will usually need to have a face to face or Skype interview


Working Week

20–25 classroom teaching hours per week


Cost of Living

Around £100 - £300 (US$250–$500) per month will be more than enough to live on. This country is very very cheap compared to other destinations in the region like Costa Rica and Mexico.


Nicaragua TEFL Salary

Around £150 - £450 ($300–$600) per month. You will usually be paid in the local currently, Cordobas. This equats to around C$ 7,000 - C$15,000 per month. If you are looking for a rewarding experience there are lots of volunteering programs in Nicaragua where you won't get paid but you will get to give back.


Nicaragua TEFL Reviews

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