Teaching English in Peru: At a Glance

Ancient cities clinging to the sides of the Andes, the remains of 5,000 year-old civilizations, lush expanses of the Amazon rain forest, and giant sand dunes - Peru is famous for its otherworldly beauty. This country is a popular destination for ESL teachers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Monthly Salary*:1,000 - 2,300 PEN
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Rarely included
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 35
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):Feb/March or year round
Application Timeline:0 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:20 - 50 PEN
Income Tax††:15 - 30%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 10 PEN
Exchange Rate:As of 09-01-2014
10.00 PEN = 3.52 USD
1.00 USD = 2.84 PEN
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




The people and places of Peru, with their colorful traditions, are wonderfully refreshing. One of the modern Wonders of the World, the intriguing ruins of Machu Picchu call out to those with a thirst for ancient history and a spirit of adventure. Likewise Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, will fascinate the beholder.

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 Peru 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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