Length of training: 4 weeks
Tuition: $ 1,995
($ 495 Deposit, $ 1,500 Balance)
(housing costs are not included)
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Santiago Chile TEFL Class
The capital of Chile, Santiago is nestled in a valley at the foot of the picturesque Andes. The city of six million residents has a mild, Mediterranean climate and is centrally located, making it the perfect base from which to explore. In less than two hours in either direction, you can be strolling on the coast of the Pacific Ocean or skiing in the snowcapped Andes.
Chile boasts one of the most stable economies in South America, with an unemployment rate that is among the lowest on the continent. Santiago’s dependable financial system, modern facilities and general receptivity to foreigners make it a great place to get certified—and to teach English.
Read more about teaching English in Santiago Chile.
Read about one of our staff's experiences being TEFL certified in Chile and teaching there for 2 years.
International TEFL Academy offers lifetime job placement assistance for all our graduates.
The TEFL TESOL School
At International TEFL Academy, we are the experts on teaching English in Chile, with our partner training schools having over 15 years of experience in the country. Our TEFL training center in Santiago was founded in 1990 and is now the largest of our South American schools. The center’s modern facilities offer 17 fully equipped classrooms, central air-conditioning and heating, plus access to fax, phone, e-mail and the Internet.
The training center is conveniently located in Providencia, an upscale neighborhood with tree-lined residential streets, high-rise office buildings, and plenty of shopping and restaurants. It is also only a few blocks from the city’s sparkling metro system, and just a five-minute walk from Suecia, a hotspot for nightlife that hosts some 50 restaurants and nightclubs.
Tuition fee covers:
- TEFL TESOL course fee
- Country orientation, arrival and housing assistance
- Job guidance advice in Santiago, throughout Chile and lifetime assistance worldwide
Tuition does not cover:
- Personal Expenses
- Course Text Books
- International Flights
- Visa, Insurance, Airport Pick up
- Housing is paid directly to hostel & apartments in Santiago
On request, International TEFL Academy’s partner can help arrange housing accommodations. Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school.
Apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated. Any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation can be specified on the course application form. Our partner will do its best to meet these needs. While it should be stated that the standards of accommodation are generally less luxurious than those found in the UK and North America, apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated. Any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation can be specified on the course application form.
You may choose from the following housing options:
Home stays are a good way to get to know the local culture and to practice the local language. Host families provide breakfast and dinner, and enjoy spending time during meals chatting with students. In order to be accepted into our program, families are carefully screened and must meet International TEFL Academy's stringent requirements. Many families have been in our program for years and have consistently received excellent evaluations.
All of our host families are middle-class, many are single-parent households, and they may or may not have children living at home. All host families live in attractive homes in safe neighborhoods. Distances from the schools vary from a few-minute walk to a 30-minute bus ride, depending on the size of the city. In your host family's home, you will have your own bedroom and either a shared or private bathroom. You will be given a key to the house or apartment and are free to come and go as you please. However, as a guest living with a host family, you should be sure to respect the routine of the people you are staying with.
In many locations, trainees have the option of staying in a shared apartment with a local resident. Shared apartments are ideal for trainees who want to live with local people, but who prefer to maintain more autonomy than in a host family. In a shared apartment, you will have your own bedroom, but you will generally share a bathroom and a kitchen. Meals aren’t included as they usually would be with a host family, but you can prepare your own food in the communal kitchen. In some course locations, you can choose to rent a private apartment. Please inquire for more information about private apartments.
A housing option in several TEFL training locations is the school residence. Residences are often located near the training centers, and usually offer fully equipped kitchens, dining rooms, and private or shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Some may also provide additional amenities such as Internet cafés, swimming pools, and/or entertainment centers. Prices vary depending on whether you choose a private, shared, or dormitory room and on whether or not you would like meals to be included.
Hotels and apart-hotels are available within a short distance of every training center. In most locations, you will find that shared apartments, host families and school residences provide a more economical alternative to hotels. However, if you are interested in staying in a hotel during your course, please contact your onsite coordinator for more information.
Chile is on the leading edge of the push for English fluency—since 2004, the Chilean government’s English Opens Doors program has been placing native speaking teachers in classrooms around the country. And nowhere is the need for English more apparent than in the business world. A prime source of TEFL jobs in Chile is private or group classes for company employees and executives.
Because Santiago is Chile’s economic, political, and cultural center, the majority of English teaching positions will be found in and around the capital. However, teaching jobs are available nationwide, ranging from the northern cities of Arica and Iquique, to the central coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, to Concepcion, Valdivia, and Puerto Montt further south.
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