At a Glance: Teaching English in Panama
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At a Glance: Teaching English in Panama

A pivotal trade route for over 500 years, Panama is surprisingly lacking in tourist traffic. As a result, its beautiful beaches, mountains, rain forests, and colonial towns remain largely untouched and waiting for those looking for a destination off the beaten path.

Monthly Salary*:
800 - 2,600 PAB
1,010 - 3,290 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
10 - 30 PAB
12.75 - 38.00 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 0 - 15%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 14,980 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Rarely included
Holidays: Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 25
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): February/March or July/August
Application Timeline: 0 - 3 months
Work Visa: Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply in person

Other Latin America Countries:

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

Panama's landscape is about as diverse as it gets. This small isthmus can be traversed quickly, and in just a couple weekends visitors could take in the Panama Canal, Panama Viejo (founded by the Spanish in 1519), Casco Antiguo (Panama's artistic center), and the tropical rainforests.

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 Panama 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.