Opportunities in Colombia For TEFL Qualified Teachers

Date posted:2015-11-17 | Writer: Bento Group | Email: [email protected]

Heart for Change, the Colombian Ministry of Education and Bento Group are looking for TEFL skilled fellows to teach English throughout the country in order to build a bilingual Colombia. Fellows will be teaching low-income kids, teenagers, and/or adults in Colombia’s public educational institutions for 1 or 2 semesters. Applications are on a rolling basis, keep in mind there are 2 annual intakes: January 2016 and March 2016. Upon successful completion of the application you will be contacted within 1 week.  Continue reading below for all the details and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further questions email us at the address given on the job heading.

We have a specific volunteer profile and are looking for our Fellows to be hardworking, socially oriented, adaptable, flexible, motivated and able to work independently. 

These are the program requirements:

Native English speaker or non-native English speaker with Level C1 certified

Professional (BS, BA or its equivalent)

Must be between 21 and 50 years old (up to 55 for specific program)

Signed Fellowship Agreement

Health Clearance Form signed by a doctor

Biography (a paragraph about yourself)

Currículum Vítae

Mental and physical capacity to teach students and facilitators (both children and adults)

Maturity, flexibility, accountability and ability to demonstrate commitment

Clean criminal record

1 Recommendation Letter and 1 Letter of intent

Commitment deposit in USD, refundable at the end of the program

International Medical insurance that covers the full duration of the program

We also look for the following desired qualities:

Experience of having traveled or lived in another country, especially in Latin America

TEFL / TESOL Certification

Teaching experience

Basic level of Spanish

There are plenty of reasons why this program will be a great lifetime experience for you, here are just a few of them:

Gain meaningful life experience while making a difference

Immerse yourself in a new culture as part of a safe, supportive, and fun environment

Monthly stipend of $1,500,000 COP to each fellow

Gain experience working with seasoned Colombian educators

Have access to a program support system for fellows

Your next adventure could take place in one of several cities throughout Colombia, you could live in the mountains thousands of meters above the sea, in a low valley enjoying the view, near the jungle for fun adventures or the beach to get some sun. The program offers plenty of options and program staff will try to accommodate your preference​.

Please contact us via email at the address given on the job heading to register your interest.

Tel: (+57) 318-678-8203


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 was very informative and attractive for me. At this moment young learners interest me more as they often lack of motivation, they don't see the benefits of learning the language and most probably haven't made a choice to study. And in my experience, it is true that they can pick up really quick in learning. I've got lots of information in this unit to make use of it in the future.The unit covers the types of materials available to the teacher. These may be adapted from existing sources to cover a certain topic or created by the teacher or educational companies for use in the classroom. The form and structure of a typical lesson plan is also reviewed to cover a verb lesson. Sources, both electronic and written, are also given to aid a teacher find teaching materials.