At a Glance: Teaching English in Chile

At a Glance: Teaching English in Chile

Sandwiched between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Chile has everything to offer an adventurous English teacher. Chile is comprised of a range of climates with the world's driest desert (the Atacama) in the north, glacial fields in the east and south east, as well as volcanoes, lush forests, and grazing lands in the southern regions - all are accessible in the many national parks.

Monthly Salary*:
350,000 - 775,000 CLP
590 - 1,310 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
11,500 - 16,000 CLP
19.50 - 27.00 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 0 - 4%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 1,875 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Rarely included
Holidays: Paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 15 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): March, August, or year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 4 months
Work Visa: Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Teaching Experience and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Candidates are encouraged to apply in person; business experience preferred

Other Latin America Countries:

Argentina ~ Brazil ~ Chile ~ Colombia ~ Costa Rica ~ Ecuador ~ Guatemala ~ Honduras ~ Mexico ~ Panama ~ Peru

More adventurous teachers might enjoy the many incredible ski resorts in the Chilean Andes, which boast the best snow in the Southern Hemisphere; four of the top resorts are located right outside the Chilean capital of Santiago. If traveling south of the capital, keep in mind that food portions only get bigger! Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean is also one of the top tourist destinations in the region.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Chile and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check 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.