At a Glance: Teaching English in Colombia
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:||Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|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 = 8,600 COP|
As of 05-19-2013
1.00 CAD = 1800 COP
1000 COP = 0.56 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|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|
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Colombia's capital, Bogotá, 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 Certification and our 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 1-800-269-6719, 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 a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
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.