Teaching English in Ecuador: At a Glance

Enjoy the warm climate and dense Amazon rainforest while teaching English in Ecuador. This is a unique opportunity for a TESOL/TESL/TEFL certified teacher looking to teach English abroad and looking for an adventure off the beaten path.

Monthly Salary*:400 - 1000 USD
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Rarely included
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:16 - 25
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):April, September, or year round
Application Timeline:1 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:9 - 12 USD
Income Tax††:0 - 10%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 3.50 USD
Exchange Rate:USD is used in Ecuador
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Assistance not typically included
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma, or 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




Nationals believe that Ecuador is nature's greatest achievement. The Andean highlands are a tapestry of color and the Amazon rainforests are a surplus of lush vegetation and exotic wildlife. In your spare time, take the opportunity to visit the enchanting Galapagos Islands. Having risen from the floor of the Pacific Ocean millions of years ago, the remote islands offer unique species of plants and animals that are not found anywhere else in the world. Just outside Quito, the country's capital, ESL teachers can visit the Avenue of the Volcanoes and the Mitad del Mundo, a monument marking the equator. Don't miss your chance to stand in two hemispheres at once!

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad in Ecuador a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Ecuador 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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