Teaching English in Chile: At a Glance

Sandwiched between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Chile has everything to offer an adventurous English teacher. Chile is comprised of a range of climates with the world's driest desert (the Atacama) in the north, glacial fields in the east and south east, as well as volcanoes, lush forests, and grazing lands in the southern regions - all are accessible in the many national parks.

Monthly Salary*:350,000 - 700,000 CLP
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays:Paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):March, August, or year round
Application Timeline:1 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:6,000 - 10,000 CLP
Income Tax††:5 - 15%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 2,050 CLP
Exchange Rate:As of 10-23-2014
1000 CLP = 1.71 USD
1.00 USD = 584 CLP
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree
Additional Notes:Candidates are encouraged to apply in person






Other Latin America Countries:

Argentina ~ Brazil ~ Chile ~ Colombia ~ Costa Rica ~ Ecuador ~ Mexico ~ Panama ~ Peru




More adventurous teachers might enjoy the many incredible ski resorts in the Chilean Andes, which boasts the best snow in the Southern Hemisphere; four of the top resorts are located right outside the Chilean capital of Santiago. If traveling south of the capital, keep in mind that food portions only get bigger! Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean is also one of the top tourist destinations in the region.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Chile and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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