TEFL in Chile / Santiago

Date posted:2006-05-31 | Writer: Teachers Needed: Santiago Chile | Email: [email protected]

We are an associate member of International House World Organisation and have been operating since September 2004. We are a small school in the centre of Santiago with the majority of courses off site. We offer quality language classes based on levels similar to the ALTE (Beginner - Proficiency) and use standard coursebooks. We operate with local quality standards and the ISO9001.

We are looking for teachers to join our teaching staff to teach adult learners on and off site. We teach mainly general English, with some business English courses, Cambridge Exam Preparation courses and teacher training.

The school was set up by and is run by IHWO teachers and has an Academic department with a part time DOS, 2 part time ADOS's, a senior teacher and several teachers and a teacher's room with photocopier and usual resources. The school is in a small house with 4 classrooms, kitchen and garden. We do teacher developement with weekly teacher training workshops and regular observations. There is a friendly atmosphere and plenty of teacher support. Teachers have the possiblity of using the IHWO transfer system.

At the present time there are only 6 month contracts available either part or full time to last for the academic year (which runs until December). We are looking for someone to start asap, i.e. late June or early July at the latest.

This would be ideal for someone who is interested in trying out South America for 6 months and then wants to go travelling, with the possibility of returning to work a few months later. The applicant would have the possibility of starting again on a longer contract in March / April 2007.

We are looking for CELTA, TESOL or IH Certificate qualified teachers, preferably with at least one year's experience and are particularly interested in teachers with experience teaching exam preparation classes and higher levels.

Please only apply if you have these qualifications and can be in Santiago by the start of July.

The salary is 600.000 Chilean pesos and there are compulsory 20% deductions (some of which it is possible to claim back when leaving). There is a 10% increment for teachers with the DELTA. To share accommodation in Santiago is likely to cost around 100.000 a month and to live on your own between 150.000 and 200.000. The monthly food bill would be around 80.000 and going out and transport is fairly cheap.

The school pays the cost of travelling to off site classes and extra travel time where the classes are more than 15 minutes from the school. Contracts are given and visas paid. There are 30 days paid holiday (pro rata).

The position would probably involve working some split shifts and include early morning classes (7.45am start).

Flights are not paid.

Anyone interested should PLEASE APPLY to [email protected]

Due to time restraints only successful candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear within 2 weeks you can assume your application has not been successful.


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.


Thinking over the lesson development based on the ESA has made me much more confident when it comes to be teaching. Even though I am being an English teacher for almost 2 years I still have gaps that this online course is helping to fill out. Create a balanced lesson (covering the four language skills - reading, writing, listening, speaking) is really important in order to take fully advantage of the class environment.Tenses are often difficult for ESL students, but they can be difficult for native speakers too. I didn't realise just how many variations on the future tense there are until now; I had assumed the future tense is about as difficult as the past or present, but I was mistaken. Now I'm trying to decide what the best way to approach the different categories, and at what skill level a student should be before attempting it.