Teachers required for General and Business English in Chile

Date posted:2008-07-22 | Writer: English for Life | Email: [email protected]

English for Life is a small friendly school run by teachers, which is an Associate Member of International House. Classes are off site in companies or government offices and involve some traveling and split shifts. The majority of classes are in the evenings. There is an emphasis on teacher development with regular input sessions and observations. Teachers generally work Monday to Thursday with some classes on a Friday. There are 20 days paid holiday a year (10 days for a 6 month contract) and contracts and visas are provided. Contracts are for a total of 30 or 35 hours a week (including teaching, planning, travel and meetings). Required TEFL, Trinity TESOL or IH Certificate or equivalent (courses including teacher practice of at least 100 hours duration) will be considered. Arrive to Chile in July (flights to Chile are not paid). For further information please send CV with two references to the email 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.


In this unit, several class types were discussed---ranging from children to adults, from one to one lessons, to group lessons, from young learners with no experience in English, to adult learners in English for Specific Purposes classes. General do's and don'ts were highlighted. Preparation, or actually, the need to be over prepared, was stressed as a key component of the English as a foreign language teacher.I learned that there is no problem with testing as it is meant to assess the learners' individual strengths and weaknesses and properly instruct the class. It should not be something to excessively stress over but it is definitely something that needs appropriate preparation and should be taken seriously. This unit also taught about the multiple different types of tests that would be useful for English learners.