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Teach English in Latin America

"The vast continent of South America holds an almost infinite range of opportunities for anyone who wants to share their native English. From the specialized training for the business communities of Santiago and Brasilia to the informal conversation exchanges with Mexican fishermen and Venezuelan waiters, the English language provides a link between visitors and residents.

Apart from a few popular cities, seldom do you find the glut of teachers you find elsewhere in the world, possibly because South America is often pictured as a place of poverty and crime, danger and corruption, dictators and drug barons. In fact, South America is home to a staggering variety of charming and generous people from café-culture urbanites to street kids, many of whom are eager to meet travelers and improve their knowledge of the gringos’ native tongue. The stampede to learn English seems unstoppable.

In the big cities the greatest demand for English comes from the business community. And because of the strong commercial links between the two American continents, the demand tends to be for American English. The whole continent is culturally and economically oriented towards the U.S."—Susan Griffith in Work in Latin America.

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See a daily selection of the Top ESL Jobs in Latin America courtesy of ESL Job Feed.

If you do not see the jobs or training program you want in Latin America, check our Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico pages for much more country-specific information.

Teach English! TEFL Certification + TEFL Job: Mexico
ITTO's reputation and the high quality of its course allow us to guarantee our graduates paid job placement in Mexico and direct employment contacts worldwide, upon successful completion of the TEFL / TESL / TESOL course. International recognition of the ITTO certificate is a quality we have proudly displayed over the years. Send us an email info@teflcertificatecourses.com now to provide you with complete course information.
Dates: All year round
Cost: Only $1,538.00 Including 5 weeks of housing!.
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Contact: International Teacher Training Organization, Madero No.469 (Historic Downtown Area), Guadalajara, Jalisco 44100, Mexico.
Tel: 52 - 33 - 3614-ITTO. Fax: 52 - 33 - 3658-5858.
TOLL FREE: USA: 1-866-514 7479; Canada: 1-877-442-0843; England: 0-800-404 9800; Australia: 0-1800-603-827; New Zealand: 0-800-441 330.
Email: info@tefl.com.mx
Website: www.tefl.com.mx
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TEFL in Peru
Learn TEFL in Peru with ViaLingua
Via Lingua TEFL Certification in Peru
Via Lingua provides international TEFL certificate courses in many of the world's most popular teaching destinations. With courses in 15 countries, Via Lingua is one of the world's largest and most respected global TEFL course providers.

Our programs in Arequipa and throughout Peru offer 130 hours of training, including 10 hours of assessed teaching practice. The Via Lingua course exceeds all professional guidelines for the regulation of international TEFL certificate courses, and is moderated by the ELT Institute, Hunter College and accredited by the College of Teachers in England, and is recognized by the British Council. Graduate credits are also available.

Dates: Courses are offered monthly throughout the year
Cost: $1550 for tuition; $400 for accommodation
Contact: Via Lingua International TEFL Programs
Tel.: 1 888 835 6207
Email: info@vialingua.org
Website: www.vialingua.org
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TEFL in Peru
Learn TEFL in Panama with ViaLingua
Via Lingua TEFL Certification in Panama
Via Lingua provides international TEFL certificate courses in many of the world's most popular teaching destinations. With courses in 15 countries, Via Lingua is one of the world's largest and most respected global TEFL course providers.

Our programs in Panama City offer 130 hours of training, including 10 hours of assessed teaching practice. The Via Lingua course exceeds all professional guidelines for the regulation of international TEFL certificate courses, and is moderated by the ELT Institute, Hunter College and accredited by the College of Teachers in England, and is recognized by the British Council. Graduate credits are also available.

Dates: Courses are offered monthly throughout the year
Cost: $1950 for tuition; $600 for accommodation with meals
Contact: Via Lingua International TEFL Programs
Tel.: 1 888 835 6207
Email: info@vialingua.org
Website: www.vialingua.org
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Teach English Abroad in Latin America with LanguageCorps
LanguageCorps TESOL programs in Central and South America are popular options for people who have varied levels of fluency in Spanish and want to improve, or who are interested in immersing themselves in a Latin culture. A mix of old world elegance, indigenous cultures, and breath-taking scenery make our Latin American locations very attractive places to teach English abroad; whether in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico or Peru.
Teaching English with LanguageCorps in Latin America Dates: Several times a month year round.
Cost:
From $1695
Contact: LanguageCorps, 53 Whispering Way, Stow MA, 01775
Tel.: 978 562 2100
Email: info@languagecorps.com
Website: www.languagecorps.com
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Berlitz Language Center
Berlitz also has Language Centers across Latin America in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico.

Contact: www.berlitz.com

Caledonia Languages Abroad
Spanish and voluntary work programs organized in Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador, year round. Community and environmental projects and teaching English, depending on skills and level of language ability.

Contact: The Clock-house, Bonnington Mill, 72 Newhaven Rd., Edinburgh EH6 5QG, Scotland; 011-44-131-621-7721; www.caledonialanguages.co.uk.

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Teach English in Chile

In Chile, Teach Abroad assignments vary widely. Depending on yours, you might live in the capital city of Santiago, the port city of Valparaíso, or the resort town of Viña del Mar. There, you might teach English to students enrolled at DuocUC, a system of technical community colleges affiliated with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Or you might find yourself teaching a subject you studied in college to Chilean students in English at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago. Or you could become an English teacher in a private primary or secondary school in one of the affluent neighborhoods surrounding Santiago. Regardless of where you teach, you’ll have your own Chilean adventures inside and outside the classroom.

Contact: 300 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA; tel/fax. 1.800.407.8839; 1.800.553.4299; teach@ciee.org; www.ciee.org/teach

ISSO — International Student Services Org
International TEFL Training Program
A 120 hour interactive International TEFL Certificate Course that is an efficient and fun way to learn to teach English as foreign language worldwide. It is the most widely recognized international qualification for English teachers. Cali, Bogota, Medellin. Colombia South America.

Contact: tefl@estudiosexterior.com; www.estudiosexterior.com

Projects Abroad
Volunteer English language teaching assistants — and other projects — in Mexico, Chile and Peru and many countries worldwide. No TEFL background required.

Contact: info@projects-abroad.org, www.projects-abroad.org

Teachers Latin America: TEFL Certificate Program
TEFL Certificate program with guaranteed job placement throughout Latin America. Accommodations provided during study. Job placement programs and internships also available.

Contact: teachers@innovative-english.com, www.innovative-english.com

TeachingChile
Teacher of English in Chile
TeachingChile is a recruitment and placement company, headquartered in Santiago, Chile. We provide full-service assistance for qualified applicants to receive an express-mailed job offer from a reputable Chilean school / university, visa processing arrangements, and preferred housing reservations, all of which are confirmed before the accepted applicant boards the airplane to teach in Chile.
TeachingChile works closely with Chilean schools and universities, the Chilean Ministry of Education, foreign embassies, and many corporate leaders, all with the common goal to advance the nations working knowledge of English. We provide teachers placement into a reputable teaching institutions ranging from university-level students through adult. All job placements are paid teaching positions at competitive market rates.

Contact: TeachingChile, Avenida Vitacura 3355 Dept. 113, Comuna Vitacura, Santiago, Chile. Tel. 720-221-3831 (U.S. telephone); Email: info@teachingchile.com; Website: teachingchile.com.

WorldTeach
Teach in Latin America
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WorldTeach offers opportunities for volunteers to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and teaching in developing countries countries including Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guyana for one year, Panama for a semester, Costa Rica and Ecuador for the summer. All programs include: full-time in-country coordinator; intensive in-country orientation including language and TESOL training; room and board with host families/apartments. Requires: native level of English fluency; BA or equivalent for year-long programs. Fee covers program costs, including health insurance, airfare, housing, teaching placement, and in-country support.

Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA; tel. 857.259.6646 ext. 201, fax 857.259.6638, www.worldteach.org.

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