Teaching English in Colombia: At a Glance

Colombia has changed a great deal in the last decade, having become a safe, stable, and popular place to travel and teach. This paradisal destination offers all that you would expect of the Caribbean coastline - pristine beaches, the Amazon basin, ancient cities, and so far, little tourist traffic compared to the surrounding countries.

Monthly Salary*:800,000 - 3 million COP
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Usually included
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):Year round
Application Timeline:0 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:20,000 - 30,000 COP
Income Tax††:0 - 33%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 8,400 COP
Exchange Rate:As of 09-20-2014
1000 COP = 0.51 USD
1.00 USD = 2000 COP
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred
Additional Notes:Candidates are encouraged to apply in person






Other Latin America Countries:

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




Colombia's capital, Bogota, is a fascinating place to visit as it lies at the base of a mountain range that includes the breathtaking shrine-topped peaks of Monserrate and Guadalupe. Colombia has become much safer for foreigners in more recent years, which makes all that this country has to offer even better.

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 Colombia 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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