TEFL jobs in Chile
The peak hiring times in Chile are in March and July. Many TEFL teachers choose to wait until they have arrived in the country to find a job. Schools prefer doing face-to-face interviews and can hire on the spot, so be sure to shop around and don’t just accept the first job you’re offered. Jobs aren’t usually offered before you’re in the country.
Where to find work in Chile
The sujeto a contrato visa is tied into your work contract, so if you change jobs, you’ll need to get a new visa and your work will need to be for a minimum salary of 100,000 pesos per month. Another option is the visa de residencia temporaria, which is more flexible but comes with extra paperwork. It’s not legal to work on a tourist visa, so when you have an interview, check which kind of visa your employer will support – don’t accept institutes that say it’s fine to work on a tourist visa and renew every 90 days. Visa fees are more expensive for British people than Americans. Look for working holiday visa opportunities too, depending on where you’re from. You’ll find the most opportunities in Santiago, and while positions in smaller places are not as well paid, the cost of living will be lower, as will competition for positions. Most teachers coming to Chile are American, so some schools will pay a premium for British accents which are harder to find.
Employers in Chile
The Academia de Idiomas del Norte looks for TEFL qualified teachers for 6 to 9-month contracts. Shared apartments are sometimes available. Teaching both kids and adults.
The Association of British Schools in Chile is a great place to seek out elite educational facilities that might be looking to hire, but these positions will be for well-qualified and experienced teachers only.
British Council has positions for Assistant Language Teachers in Chile if you are a UK/Irish passport holder and have a B1 level of Spanish. Teaching 20 hours a week, usually in a university, pay is around 430,000 pesos per month. 1-year contracts.
ChilEnglish hires TEFL qualified teachers with previous experience preferred. 25-30 hours a week, classes between 8am and 9pm, usually Monday to Friday. 500,000 pesos per month (average).
Executive English Solutions hires TEFL qualified teaches with a degree and 1+ year of experience. Contracts for 6 to 12-months, working up to 25-30 hours a week, Monday to Friday. 8,000 – 12,000 pesos per hour.
EF English First is a global company mainly in China, Indonesia, and Russia, but they also have schools in Chile.
English Opens Doors Program is a popular voluntary government-sponsored program in Chile, with placements across the country. Work as a teaching assistant in public schools, with 24 hours of English teaching and 11 hours of extracurricular activities per week.
Grant’s English hires TEFL qualified teachers with a BA degree, 1+ year of experience, and native ability, who are currently in Santiago. 6-month contracts, 20-30 hours per week minimum, pay is from 9,000 pesos per hour.
Instituto Chileno-Britanico de Cultura is made up of eight branches. They look for native speakers with a degree in English or Modern Languages, as well as either a TEFL certificate or teaching experience. 1-year contracts (March to February), teaching 30 hours a week, mostly evening work. £700 per month and a settling-in-grant towards accommodation.
Instituto Chileno-Norteameri-cano de Cultura looks for American/Canadian teachers with a teaching related degree plus a TEFL certificate and at least 6 months of teaching experience. 1-year contracts starting in March, 30 hours a week. Kids, teens, adults, Business English and Academic English. There are also part-time roles available. Around $1,100 per month.
Redland School hires teachers with a degree and teaching qualification, but pre-university applicants can apply for gap-year placements. Contracts of 1 to 3-years, starting in late February. Classes are 8am until 3.30/5pm, teaching students aged 4-18. Free lunch and CPD available.
Check out the The TEFL Org Jobs Centre for listings of current teaching positions in Chile.
VE Global is a popular volunteering operation in Chile with high competition for places. Positions are for a minimum of 4 months. Working with at-risk children, teaching English will be part of the role.
Wall Street English operates across the globe, and they have 10 language centres across 8 cities in Chile.