Teach English in Chile at the Beach

Date posted:2008-08-26 | Writer: Pichilemu Institute | Email: [email protected]

TEFL position beginning October 2008 We are a small English/Spanish language school in ’surf city’ Chile. Pichilemu, population 12,000, is a small town with many Chilean summer tourists and a growing number of international tourists and surfers. The Pichilemu Institute of Language Studies opened in October 2005. We are looking for 1 teacher or a couple willing to share the workload with the following requirements:

  • Native English Speaker
  • BA in a relative subject and experience or
  • BA and a TEFL certificate or demonstrated (3 years) experience in ESL.
  • Our Teacher must:

    • Enjoy working with children
    • Be flexible and creative in their lesson plans

    We are offering an 8 month contract with a possible extension. The salary is minimal $200,000 ($400US) pesos/month but includes housing at the school, most utilities, and Spanish classes. You work no more than 25 class hours/week with 2 full weekend days off and 1 week paid vacation over the Christmas holidays. Our classes are mostly private and small group, with ages ranging from 5 to adult. It’s an ideal position for someone looking to work and surf in a relaxed environment.  Interested teachers can send their CV’s via email to the address given on the job heading page.

    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.


    This unit helped me gain a grasp on the ability to manage and lead a classroom. It was very informative on ways to set up your classrooms layout and arrangement. It also gave me very good information on ways to set up teaching lessons and subjects that include student interaction. It gave me a great sense of understanding the different ways you can take a lesson and have your students get the most out of it.Good unit, lesson planning is important to me since in my past experiences teaching english my lessons plans were not completed properly and this led to disorganisation. Good coverage of course books and how they are useful to class / becoming very familiar with the ESA methodology. Always good to have more coverage / discussion on disciplinary issues. It's important to have many resources to deal with students