Employment teaching TEFL in Chile

Date posted:2006-02-09 | Writer: Curtis Language Consulting | Email: [email protected]

Would you like to live and work in the safest and most economically stable country in South America? Do you want to visit the driest desert in the world, see snow-capped volcanoes and get close to Antarctica? Curtis Language Consulting is now hiring full-time teachers for the 2006 academic year.

We need:
-3 teachers to work in new office in CONCEPCION, the second biggest city in
Chile, 6 hours south of Santiago. Must be in Santiago to start training on
March 6th and will travel to Concepcion on Thursday 8th in order to start
classes around the 13th.
-2 teachers in April (first week) and 3 in May (first week) in SANTIAGO.

We offer:

-Leading teacher salaries in the market
-Work with adult students in top companies, teaching private students and
groups (up to 8 students in each group)
-Work Visa
-Assistance with housing placement and acclimation to Chilean culture
-A pleasant office environment in a convenient location
-Lesson plans and teaching materials.

We require:

-USA citizens with a college degree. (We are not discriminating against other native english speakers, it's just that work visas are free for US citizens and cost around 100 USD for everyone else).
-TEFL or CELTA certification.

-Commitment to a one year contract
-Dynamic, flexible individuals with a real desire to teach
-Basic Spanish is desirable but not required
-Preference will be given to teachers who own laptop computers. If you have
one and are willing to use it for work, Curtis will insure your computer.

If you wish to apply for the position we will need an up to date resume, a recent picture and at least three references. Due to virus problems, please send your resume in the e-mai and not as an attachments to:
Mr. Brent Curtis,
Academic Director
[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 we learned about the methods of testing students, and the purpose of each method. Practice and diagnostic exams are used to place the student in the correct level as well as to discover weaknesses that are prevalent for teaching. We also use progress testing to continually check on the students' grasp of previous lessons, and will use practice tests to help them prepare for internal or external examinations.This unit was about teaching a new language. Lessons need to include vocabulary, grammar and functions, though not all at the same time. The ESA approach can be easily used depending on the lesson. It is important to always begin with ENGAGE and end with ACTIVATE. Lessons should be level appropriate and relevant to the students' lives. I believe that this will engage them and make the process more meaningful for them.