4 Rules to Follow When Finding a Job Teaching English in Chile

By: Scott Mistler-Ferguson

For starters, let me explain my job in Santiago. I currently work at Adolfo Ibañez University located east of Peñalolen. I teach a prep course for the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For anyone who’s unfamiliar with the exam, it basically serves as a proficiency test in English for potential students who are not native English-speakers. It is required for entry into universities in the USA, UK, Australia, and many other English-speaking nations.

Top Ten Cities to Teach English Abroad in Latin America

By Glenn Schneider

1. Bogota, Colombia

2. Mexico City, Mexico

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Santiago, Chile

5. Montevideo, Uruguay

6. Guadalajara, Mexico

7. San Jose, Costa Rica

8. Medellin, Colombia

9. Quito, Ecuador

10. Sao Paolo, Brazil


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.

10 Great Places You Must See While Teaching English in Chile


  • 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.

Santiago, Chile English Teaching Q&A With Alyssa Bown


What is your citizenship?        

United States

What city and state are you from?     

Arcadia, Wisconsin

How old are you?       


What is your education level and background?      

Bachelor's Degree

Have you traveled abroad in the past?     

Some international travel with friends, family, business, etc.