About Teaching English in Ecuador
Boasting a striking array of geographic diversity (including the Galapagos Islands) in addition to bustling historic cities and
Hiring for English teachers in Ecuador is typically conducted in February-March and again in July and August. English teachers should expect to interview in-person locally in Ecuador. Most English teachers work primarily at independent language schools, and many
A solid hourly wage and a low cost of living enable English teachers to live modestly, but comfortably. Schools typically offer around 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel and explore. English teachers do not need to have a BA to teach in Ecuador, but a TEFL certification is absolutely necessary. Major cities for English teaching jobs are Cuenca, Quito, and Guayaquil.
Please note, that while a Bachelor's degree is not required to secure a job in Ecuador, it still can be strongly preferred by employers. If you do not have a degree, you should be prepared for a more competitive job search.
To teach English in Ecuador, you will need a TEFL certificate. A 4-year college degree is not required but is strongly preferred. Native English proficiency is also expected to find a TEFL job. The average salary for an English teacher in Ecuador is about $500 - $700 USD per month.