About Teaching English in Uruguay
Uruguay offers the perfect escape from fast-paced cities, with its beautiful coastlines, charming cities, and relaxed lifestyle. The cuisine is similar to that of other countries in the region, featuring big steaks and even bigger glasses of wine. Venture outside of the capital city, and chances are you will feel like the only foreigner in the country.
English teachers in Uruguay typically find teaching jobs start in February through March and again in July and August. Teachers most commonly interview in person in Uruguay and are also responsible for their own airfare and housing. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share a flat with coworkers.
A solid hourly wage allows English teachers to live a comfortable lifestyle. Schools typically offer around 20-25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore. Teachers aren't required to have a bachelors degree, but it is often times preferred by employers. Teachers are also required to have an accredited TEFL certificate.
In order to teach English in Uruguay, 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 Uruguay is about $900 - $1,300 USD per month.
Most teaching jobs are found in Montevideo, Canelones and other major cities throughout Uruguay.