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Teaching in South and Central America

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  • jayo1983
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    12 May, 2010 at 23:33
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    Hi,

    Im writing this e-mail as I am hoping to within the next few months teach in South America. Before I do, however I am carrying out research into what type of jobs are available and other information. I’m a 26 year old Irish national who holds various college and university qualifications. What is generally required in terms of qualifications to teach in the various contries of South and Central America. Would it be possible to get work if you dont have a Tefol, Celta etc course. Any advice would be great.

    Thanks
    Jason

    LS650
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    16 February, 2011 at 18:19
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    Reply To: Teaching in South and Central America

    Latin America is kind of funny. There are a lot of small language schools and private schools with loose hiring standards. If you are willing to work illegally for cash under the table, you can probably find a mediocre, low-paying job just about anywhere.

    The more pieces of paper you have, however, the choosier you can be, and the more easily you can obtain a work visa. My suggestion would be to at least do a simple 4-week CELTA type course. You can take a generic "no name" course in Latin America cheaper than a CELTA back in your home country, and a lot of these TEFL schools also have job placement included at the end of the course.

    dan
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    21 February, 2012 at 16:31
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    Reply To: Teaching in South and Central America

    If you’re interested in Argentina, have a look here – recently updated with information from a survey Eslbase carried out. Other Latin America pages will be updated soon too.

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