At a Glance: Teaching English in Guatemala
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Teaching English in Guatemala: At a Glance

ESL opportunities in Guatemala are often volunteer-based, as the country has a large underprivileged population in need of teachers. Those seeking a rewarding teaching experience in Guatemala will find themselves in the heart of the Mayan empire, surrounded by ancient pyramids, tropical jungles, and more than one active volcano.

Monthly Salary*:
0 - 7,500 GTQ
Private Tutoring per Hour:
20 - 200 GTQ
Income Tax††: 0 - 5%
Ability to Save per year: None
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays: Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): January/February or July/August
Application Timeline: 1-3 months
Work Visa: Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred

Other Latin America Countries:

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

Although teaching positions in Guatemala may not be as lucrative as those in wealthier nations, they can be some of the most memorable. From the Mayan Ruins of Tikal to colonial Antigua, Guatemala’s history is as rich and diverse as its landscape.

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 Guatemala 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.