TESOL Jobs in Chile

Chile’s economy is relatively healthy compared to other Latin American countries, and the demand for TEFL jobs in Chile has grown along with the economy. The market for positions teaching business English is thriving, and there is a growing demand for teachers to teach younger learners of English. Chile has lots of private language academies, especially in Santiago, the capital. If you have a well recognized TEFL certificate, you shouldn’t have difficulty finding an adequate job.

How to Find a TEFL Job in Chile

Schools advertise TEFL jobs in Chile frequently on major TEFL web sites. It’s a good idea to contact these schools six months before you plan to arrive in Chile. Make sure you provide them with a professional resume that is up to date and that emphasizes your education, TEFL experience and training and your international experience. But don’t limit yourself to schools advertising TEFL jobs.

You can get contact information for other schools from business directories like the white pages, language school directories, and English and Spanish language national newspapers. Make sure you keep track of who you’ve contacted and be sure to follow up a couple of weeks after the initial contact. If a school doesn’t have a position available at the time, this might change in a couple of weeks, so stay in touch.

When to Apply for a TEFL Job in Chile

It’s best to apply for jobs by October for the next school year in Chile, which starts at the end of March. Schools may not contact you until the New Year, if you apply early. Schools also often have to recruit at the last minute, when previously made arrangements fall through, so there are opportunities before March as well.

Once you have the attention of a school, they will want an interview either by phone or in person. Once an offer has been made, you should give them your decision within a few days. Schools tend to want a firm reply fairly quickly. They are required to offer you a contract.

Good TEFL Jobs - Good TEFL Habits

Make sure you have answers to all questions regarding salary or hourly pay rate, whether you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated for this time and reimbursed for expenses, what kind of material resources the school has for lesson planning and teaching materials, what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have, etc.

A contract is necessary to get a work visa. Ask the school if they will help you with this process. It can take some time in Chile to get through this process, but most schools can at least help you with prolonging your initial visa. Most schools in Chile will want to put you through their own training program, but if you have a TEFL certificate from a 4-week course or a 100-hour online course, this requirement is usually waived.

Your class sizes will vary from individuals up to 12 students. Teaching hours can be patchy with classes early and then late in the day, but this leaves you time in the middle of the day to catch up on sleep, lesson plan or just have fun. We hope you find this information useful and you enjoy your TEFL job in Chile.

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Check out ITTT's Blog Posts

Compare the Online Course Packages to find
the best one that suits your needs
Introductory Standard Advanced
60 Hour Course 60 Hour CourseWith Tutor Support and Video 120 Hour Course 120 Hour CourseWith Tutor Support and Video 220 Hour Master PackageWith Tutor Support and Video 250 Hour Diploma CourseWith Tutor Support 470 Hour Professional PackageWith Tutor Support and Video
Technical Support
Supplementary Materials
Free Lesson Plan Access
Grammar Units
Phonology Units
Video Lessons
Full Tutor Support
Job Guidance Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
120-hr Course + Videos
CTBE Course
CTEYL Course
Diploma Course + Tutor
PDF Certificate
Embossed Certificate
Internationally Accredited
$ 299
$ 199
more infoapply now
$ 380
$ 235
more infoapply now
$ 340
$ 239
more infoapply now
$ 495
$ 349
more infoapply now
$ 699
$ 399
more infoapply now
$ 1390
$ 599
more infoapply now
$ 1298
$ 799
more infoapply now
Apply for your TEFL/TESOL Course!
  • 1The application process is free and does not commit you in any way.
  • 2Anyone fluent in English and aged 18+ is eligible for our courses.
  • 3No previous experience or qualifications are required.
  • 4Apply today and receive a free e-guide covering the basics of TEFL/TESOL.
  • 5Sign up for your course before Oct, 27 2019 and receive an additional course free of charge.*
* Applies to in-class courses, combined courses, diploma courses and 120-hour online course with tutor and videos
Personal data
Course Details
Additional Info

Where would you like to teach? (optional)

The personal information we collect on this page will be treated in accordance with our privacy policy.
By submitting this form you declare to have read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions.