Paid TEFL Internship in Chile - Travel, Teach, Earn - Premier TEFL

TEFL Internship in Chile

Teach English and explore Chile whilst experiencing its fiesta-loving culture.

Start: March

5 – 12 months

WAS: £729 NOW: £469

WAS: £729 NOW: £469

*Bonus* 3 month extra study time FREE

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Monthly allowance of 625,000 Chilean Pesos (CLP) (US$985/€840/£740)

240 hours of TEFL Training

70+ page Grammar eBook

Arrivals & transfer advice

Full welcome orientation

Accommodation assistance

Subsidized transport

Spanish online lessons

Ongoing professional teacher development

Weekends off

All public holidays off

Cultural excursions

Visa assistance

Chilean health insurance

Ongoing in-country support

TIP  You don’t need to have previous teaching experience to apply for this internship.

TEFL Internship in Chile

Teach English and explore Chile whilst experiencing its fiesta-loving culture.

WAS: £729 NOW: £469

WAS: £729 NOW: £469

*Bonus* 3 month extra study time FREE

Find out more, we will call you

Overview

The distinct Latin American culture, fascinating history, and diverse population, Chile offers vibrant experiences to be discovered—and that’s just outside the classroom.

A pinnacle for adventurous English teachers keen to explore, and hike the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. Chile will not disappoint wine connoisseurs or coffee cravers either.

There’s no better place than Chile’s capital, Santiago, to experience a five (to twelve) month TEFL internship. And no better placement than with our B Corp partners, who are on a social mission you’ll be proud to support. You’ll soon feel at home amongst the palm-lined streets with buzzing Hispanic culture.

If you’ve teaching experience already under your belt; be one of our lucky teachers to be placed in a stunning northern region of Chile, famous for winemaking and ’Pisco’ (brandy) production.

Chile has it all, exciting teaching schedule with access to clear blue seas for chill-out time. Pichilemu, south west of Santiago, is revered as the top spot to hang ten. Surf anyone?

On arrival in Santiago you’ll be classroom-ready and fully prepared to teach having completed the 240 hour TEFL Expert Course. This is our most comprehensive package.

Dive into the wealth of Hispanic heritage and experience the indigenous Chilean culture in one of the most welcoming nations in South America.

During your arrival orientation you’ll participate in a two week orientation where you will become familiar with local customs, culture and prepare for class with English teaching workshops and practice sessions. You’ll feel at home in no time.

Up to 50 students

Internship requirements

  • Be aged 21+
  • Be a native English speaker
  • Passport holder from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • TEFL qualified (included)
  • To be physically and mentally fit
  • To be culturally sensitive, respectful, adaptable, patient and flexible
  • Highly developed intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, efficiency and a positive attitude in an environment that demands flexibility and patience

Note: the desire to learn or ability to speak Spanish is advantageous

Regional (north) interns must also have

  • 12 months of teaching or formal tutoring experience
  • Experience living in a foreign country
  • Intermediate/Advanced Spanish

How it works

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and you’ll be ready for Chile.

Getting there

All qualified applicants will fly into Santiago International Airport (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez). You’ll have all the information you need to make the transfer downtown; you can drop luggage to your accommodation and make your way to the office.

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights
  • Police check: Need to have police clearance
  • Budget: You’ll need to budget for your first eight weeks in Chile, around US$1300 (€1,100/£1,000)
  • Travel insurance: This is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel!
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
  • Visa: While you’ll have full support and guidance you should budget around US$800 (varies per nationality)
  • Health check: You may be requested to pass a medical

Your teaching experience

Your Monday to Friday working week, allows for weekends and bank holidays all to yourself.

Your work week will be split between 25 hours of teaching and 20 hours for travel and lesson planning.

Your schedule will be varied and fun as you deliver English classes all over Santiago. It’s the best way to get to know the city like a local.

You’ll be placed in the English institute with a social initiative. You’ll teach professionals the business language of the world and for every corporate class you teach a class is donated to underprivileged children.

The combination of teaching scenarios allow you to gain experience in various English teaching roles.

Teachers who thrive in Chile love the challenge of the fast-paced mobile schedule, and are ready to embrace the organisation’s social mission.

The fulfilling aspect of of this internship is one of the most rewarding you’ll find.

The 240 hour course will fully prepare you for teaching in any kind of classroom. Couples and friends can even share this amazing experience together.

Location

After you settle in, you will spend the semester either teaching in Chile’s capital, Santiago or the northern regions of Vicuña and Pisco Elqui.

Outside the classroom

Living in Chile will allow you to experience what Hispanic culture really is.

Your team in Chile will provide you with insider hints and tips on where you should eat, places to visit and best activities to do that are off main tourist trails.

Loosen your hips by mastering the nation’s favourite music and dance, cueca (short for zamacueca), and hitting the beach during chill time while building an appetite, sink your teeth into a ‘completo’ Chilean hotdog topped with delicious freshly-chopped avocado/GUAC.

Breathe in the air of driest desert in the world, Atacama, followed by a jeep excursion over to the neighboring Bolivian salt flats. For those teaching interns based in the South, the penguin tour of Patagonia is hugely popular, with the added bonus of whale watching too.

No trip to the countryside would be complete without donning traditional Chilean dress. Colorful striped ‘chamantos’ or ponchos with straw hats called a chupalla for the boys and elaborately decorated full-skirted dresses for the ladies.

Allowance

Chile has much lower living costs compared to Western standards. Your monthly salary of 625,000 Chilean Pesos (US$985/€840/£740) is plenty to support your living expenses.

When budgeting your money, living with fellow teachers or local Chileans in a shared apartment will bring benefits, plus transport between classes will be subsidized, however teachers should expect to get themselves to their first class and home from their last class.

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