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TEFL Jobs in Chile

Chile is an attractive country to teach in, Santiago is a a mix of old and new with colonial-era architecture but there are also modern shopping streets. Santiago is Chile’s economic center and it also has a high population and this means you will find most jobs here. Most companies will expect you to pay for flights and accommodation, it is vary rare to get a job offer which includes this. If you are thinking about teaching English in South America choosing Chile will be a great choice!

In 2003 a free trade agreement was made with the USA and this has made it easier for US nationals to live and work in Chile. Working as a paid English teacher in Chile is an amazing chance to live abroad and possibly improve your Spanish skills. One of the best things about teaching abroad in Chile is you will get the chance to travel and explore in this incredible country. If you enjoy activities like mountain-climbing or skiing you will love Chile but there are also other activites for just about everyone to enjoy. 


TEFL Courses in Mexico

One of the best ways to get a teaching job is to take a TEFL certification in Chile. There are classroom TEFL courses available to book throughout the country where you will be trained by experienced staff and get to hands on tuition which is great if you have no previous experience.

These courses are an internationally recognized and accredited certification boosting your chances of getting a job teaching English in Chile and worldwide. Most TEFL schools offer packages which include accommodation, training, a certification and they also organise excursions and activities.

TEFL companies usually have excellent links with recruiters and some offer guaranteed paid jobs on completion of a course.


How to Find Teaching Jobs in Chile

Teach English in Chile

English teach work can be found in lots of locations like Santiago (as seen in the picture above), this is a great city to enjoy the culture and atmosphere of this country. Other places you can find teaching work include Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Valdivia, Puerto Montt and Concepcion - literally throughout this country you can work as a teacher.



A BA/BS is not required but most recruiters will requre you to have a respected TEFL TESOL certification. If you are not yet certified you might want to view our TEFL courses in Chile. We highly recommend you book a Spanish language course in Chile - this will greatly improve your job prospects.


Average Working Week

You will usually find yourself teaching Monday to Friday around 25 hours. In your spare time you might want to travel and see spectacular Patagonia or Easter Island. Most language schools cater for business professionals and people seeking to improve their career prospects, you can expect local Chilean people to be very welcoming.


Peak Hiring Season

Most teachers are recruited during February and March although some jobs can be applied for all year round. You could work at public schools, language centres and international schools. You could also lead private classes full or part time.


Salary for Teaching in Chile

When working as an English teacher in Chile you can expect to make around £400 (US$750) per month but this can vary depending on the school/recruiter. If you have a degree, TEFL qualification and also speak Spanish you will be able to earn more. If you are applying to volunteer in Chile helping educational programs usually this is unpaid.


Cost of Living 

When you take into consideration rent, food, transport and going out you can expect to have around £400 (US$700) (400,000 CLP) of costs per month. It is possible do live more on a lower budget when teaching in Chile, you could shop for food at local markets or avoid drinking and eating out a lot.


How to Apply

Seach TEFL qualification courses and recruiters on our directory. If you need any help arranging a teaching job in Chile please get in touch.


Chile TEFL Reviews & Testimonials

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

'I am teaching in 2 schools, one is a primary school and the other secondary. I absolutely love my classes with the little ones; whenever they see me they shout ´tia!´ or 'aunty!' They are so energetic and constantly tire me out, but they are a joy to work with.' - Ceri Broussine, TEFL teacher in Chile


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