Education Coordinator for TEFL in Santiago, Chile

Date posted:2002-10-01 | Writer: The meeting point - English institute. | Email: [email protected]

The Meeting Point - English Institute is a small English institute established about 2 years ago in Providencia, Santiago, Chile, which offers courses in general, academic and business English. The majority of classes take place off-site in companies with the remainder of classes, to both adults and children, taking place in the institute.

The institute is also the only Solution Provider in Chile for the award-winning ELLIS (English Language Learning Instruction System - see Contact us), a North-American multi-media system for the teaching of English and has a modern computer laboratory dedicated to the use of the system, as well as a small cafeteria.

Ideally, you will: - be a native speaker of English or native speaker level - be a permanent resident of Chile or be prepared to commit to a long-term contract i.e. 2+ years - speak competent Spanish - be qualified to degree level in ideally English, modern languages or a business subject - have a post-graduate qualification in the teaching of English as a Foreign or Second Language or Applied Linguistics, ideally RSA DELTA or MA TEFL/TESOL/Applied Linguistics - have significant experience teaching general English to both adults and young learners and business English, preferably to Spanish speakers

Experience in a similar management/administrative position would be an advantage.

You will be responsible for programme and course design and direction; teacher recruitment and training, carrying out teacher observations and giving feedback; scheduling; student counseling and related administrative tasks. Additionally, you will be required to give academic support in the use of the ELLIS multi-media system in the institute, companies and other organizations and institutions and carry out presentations of the system to potential clients.

You should be dedicated, flexible and resourceful, able to multi-task, possess excellent people and communication skills and have a good sense of humour. You should also be a team player and be keen to get involved in the growth of all areas of this small business.

Salary, contract and conditions negotiable.

Please e-mail or fax your CV/resume with covering letter and references to: The Meeting Point - English Institute, Los Leones 475, Providencia, Santiago, Chile. Tel: +56-2-246-8261/334-8481. Fax: +56-2-334-8489. E-mail: [email protected]

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


In this unit I've learnt about the qualities,roles and responsibilities of both teachers and students in the classroom.I've found out that the teacher might be in the different roles for students in the different situations.Learned what makes a good teacher and what makes a good learner. I've learned more about the kids ages and what they can do during the lesson, found out what difficulties students encounter during language learning.Generally knowing what type of material suits the level of students ,authentic or created material and how to exactly put the material in ESA techniques is extremely helpful . This unit coveredall the need of a teacher how to choose the meteril and to use them with details. To know the advantages and disadvantages of the coursebooks and either using authentic or created meterials in right way will help to avoid the lesson being boring.