By: Michael Kunik
While it is true that the vast majority of English teaching positions available overseas are with private language schools, there are a variety of really popular government sponsored teaching programs that offer foreign instructors opportunities to teach in a public school setting. Among them is the “English Opens Doors” (EOD) program offered by The United Nations Development Program and the Chilean Ministry of Education for teaching English in Chile. The Chilean Ministry of Education recruits volunteers to teach in public schools in exchange for a modest stipend and a homestay with a local family.
- Thinking about teaching English abroad?
- Want to discover the fantastic cultural, historical and natural offerings of Latin America while getting paid?
- Do you want to live in a dynamic, cosmopolitan city offering world-class cuisine, nightlife and architecture?
Boasting one of the top job markets for teaching English in South America, the nation of Chile can be a great adventure for those who love to experience everything and anything from the driest desert in the world to glacial reserves, fantastic mountains, beautiful wine country and spectacular coastlines. For those who venture to teach English in Chile, here are ten gems you will want to be sure to experience.
A Native of Santiago, Chile Shares Her Insights Into One of the Most Cosmopolitan Cities in South America
Reflecting the country's wide array of climates and topography and melding the influences of both indigenous traditions and immigrants from the world over, Chilean cuisine boasts some of the tastiest and more diverse culinary offering of any country in the world.
The north is always warm and dishes are fresh, including fantastic seafood, while central Chile is home to some of the highest quality farms and vineyards in the world. The south, where the temperatures can get low, is known for its barbeque, soups, and stews. No matter where you live, travel or teach English in Chile, you will discover a world of flavors that you can't resist!
We’re here with Karen Crone, Director of Student Affairs at International TEFL Academy. Karen’s department manages TEFL classes; they provide support and assistance to students who have already enrolled in a course; and they provide Job Search Guidance to students and graduates to assist them with finding jobs teaching English around the world. Karen completed her own TEFL certification in Chile and taught English in Chile for two years and we’re glad she’s here today to share some of her experiences.