At a Glance: Teaching English in Peru
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|
|Health Care:||Rarely included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 35|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||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|
As of 05-22-2013
1.00 CAD = 2.57 PEN
10.00 PEN = 3.89 CAD
|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|
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The people and places of Peru, with their colourful 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 Certification and our 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 1-800-269-6719, 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.