Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach EFL in Chile

Date posted:2005-07-19 | Writer: TeachingChile | Email: [email protected]

Chile's secondary schools and universities are hungry for native English speakers to assist in English-language instruction throughout the country.

TeachingChile ( Contact us ) is a U.S. company that is managed, staffed and operated from an office in Santiago, Chile. The company?s charter is to help advance English in Chile by recruiting native English speakers to teach or to assist in English instruction in Chile?s schools and universities for one or two semesters (five or ten months)

Chile continually rates highest amongst all Latin American countries for safety, and for economic and political stability.

Chile?s export-driven economy is premised on strong international trade relations, where a command of the English language is a must. However, only 5 percent of Chilean students possess a reasonable English language speaking ability, according to the University of Cambridge English Exam results for Chile?s first and secondary school students, which was released on July 1, 2005.

For those teacher applicants that are reviewed and accepted by a Chilean teaching institution, TeachingChile provides a number of services:
- pre-screening of the most worthwhile teaching opportunities with a monthly stipend of $300, 000 Chilean pesos, an amount sufficient to cover basic living costs at the local standard of living
- assistance in finding affordable lodging with a host family or other shared housing,
- transportation from Santiago airport to location of first night?s accommodation,
- experienced in-country coordinators to provide 24-hour support and services during the participant?s stay,
- a two-week in-country orientation and training,
- a pre-paid insurance package that includes health and accident insurance as well as personal liability and baggage insurance,
- a one-year subscription to an English-language Chilean newspaper,
- and a pre-departure information guidebook to ensure participants are prepared for the trip including visa advice and other recommendations to be sure they are properly equipped.

Skill requirements for applicants vary depending on the needs of the requesting institution. Some positions are conversational in nature requiring no background in teaching English as a foreign language and no knowledge of Spanish; other positions are more specialized such as developing and administering TOEIC workshops at the university level, desiring TEFL certification. Most teaching positions are for 18 hours of classroom time per week.

For more detailed information on the programs available, requirements, schedules, the application process, and methods to contact us, visit our website at Contact us

Click on the link below to read a recent article published in the Santiago Times regarding a recent study confirming the limited language capacity of Chile?s youth:
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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.


Unit 14 discusses the topic of course books and materials. This unit helps a great deal with figuring out how to decide on the materials to be chosen for the students. I appreciate the example materials and even the sources of where I can find and create more useful lesson materials. When I learned Spanish in high school, the teacher provided us students with authentic and created materials such as crosswords and gap-fills.This unit took me a while. I watched the explanation video 2 times, downloaded the chart and will print it to hang above my desk. It's relatively easy to understand the concept, but learning the different letters and especially remembering them takes effort. Even more so with manners + places of articulation. I found the phonemic dialogue in the unit material somewhat incomprehensible, but the questions in the test were ok.