Teach English in Chile

Introduction to the country


Chile is a country full of natural beauty. Hugged by the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, this narrow country is home to volcanoes, glaciers, deserts, islands and open plains. All of this make it the perfect place for outdoor exploration and adventure sports.


This is a travel photo from Chile related to teaching English (ESL) overseas.

Main Attractions

From the vibrant capital of Santiago de Chile to far flung locations like Atacama and Rapa Nui, there is something in Chile for everyone. The seaport of Valparaíso is best known for its bright coloured homes, hilly terrain, and colourful street art. Viña del Mar is a booming beach town, and home to the nation’s best known music festival which takes place every February. Puntas Arenas is located in the Straight of Magellan and is the southernmost city in Chile, earning it the title ‘fin del mundo’ or ‘end of the earth’. Lastly, known for its mysterious stone busts scattered across the island, Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island, is a plane ride away from the capital.

Monthly Salary

$350,000 – 1.5 million Chilean Pesos

$1 USD = $518 Chilean Pesos


This is a travel photo from Chile related to teaching English (ESL) overseas.


Working Conditions


The best way to obtain a job teaching English in Chile is by searching once you’re in the country, or going through a placement agency in your home country.

Most contracts do not provide airfare or housing, but health care is usually included.

Teaching hours range between 25 and 40 hours a week.

Income tax is 0 – 12 percent.

One year contracts are most common, but shorter 6 month contracts can also be found.

The ability to save in Chile is low, but it is a great opportunity to develop your teaching skills and explore a beautiful country.



Visa and Education Requirements


To teach in Chile you will require a university degree combined with a TESL certificate.

It is possible to enter the country without a working visa and obtain one once you are there. Most English teachers arrive on a tourist visa and initiate the process with the school’s assistance.


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