Teaching English in Public Schools in Chile Through the “English Opens Doors” Program


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.

Teaching English in Colombia: Public School Opportunities

By Doug Waxman

Note: This article was originally published on September 19, 2015. I has been updated and republished on March 30, 2017 for freshness & accuracy.

Looking to teach English in one of the most dynamic and beautiful nations in Latin America?

The Government of Colombia has recently announced a program to recruit Americans and other native English speakers to teach English in public schools throughout Colombia. This initiative provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for native English speakers to immerse themselves in the heart of Latin America while making a meaningful contribution to local communities across this beautiful nation.