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Teach English abroad in Colombia, a nation born of diversity. Fabulous, tasty diversity. The Spanish conquistadors influence extends from the customs, the architecture, and yes—the food. The indigenous Amerindian cultures, and the country’s proximity to the Caribbean islands has also influenced the melting pot that is Colombian culture.
Prepare to share your English skills in the classroom and celebrate your successes over tasty patacones con hogao (fried plantain with salty sauce) with new amigos.
No country on earth is more geographically blessed than Colombia, with its mountainous peaks, lush jungles, miles of coast, and wildlife-rich rain forest. As an ESL teacher in Colombia you will have the feeling that you’ve landed in paradise in no time.
Colombians are known around the world for their laid back, outgoing, and friendly nature. They’ll be keen to learn everything about you. Join us next semester!
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Fully Inclusive Programme
- 120 hour accredited online TEFL course
- Rent-free family homestay
- 2 week orientation
- Visa assistance
- 6 month teaching placement
- Ongoing & emergency support
Your Trip Itinerary
Travel to El Dorado International Airport (BOG) on your specific internship arrival day, for airport pick up and transfers to Zipaquirá for orientation.
Full two week long orientation to learn about Colombia culture and training sessions to prepare you to be confident in the classroom. You’ll learn a few local phrases and discover true Colombian hospitality.
At the end of the orientation you’ll travel by bus to your homestay location in the urban areas of Zipaquirá city.
Your teaching experience
It’s time to get into the classroom! You’ll be confident after already completing 120 hours of certified teacher training plus the workshops during orientation.
You will work in an English language academy Monday to Friday, with one Saturday per month. Students are aged six to adult, with mixed English ability, giving you an incredible first-time teaching experience. You can expect around 30 hours of hands-on teaching per week, plus some time to plan lessons following the in-house curriculum.
Your goal will be focused on conversational English practice, helping your eager students to feel confident as they develop their skills for better job opportunities or access to improved education. You’ll be able to ask advice from local teaching colleagues but don’t forget to bring your own creativity and ideas into the classroom, this is your chance to shine!
On weekends off and your salary to enjoy, you will have a long list of sightseeing and travel plans. Relax and enjoy the Salt Mine tour to discover the underground cathedral, find the best local street food to try out, and make it to a night of Colombian traditional singing and dancing. Prepare to check off a few amazing bucket list items!
After your internship
Congratulations, you did it! Make sure to celebrate this achievement. It’s time to decide if you’d like to see more of Colombia, traveling or teaching (or both).
You might decide to extend your stay at your placement and teach for longer. The possibilities are endless for you now as a confident and experienced TEFL teacher.
Essential information about this trip
What our interns say
Discover if teaching English in Colombia is for you with the help of our past interns.
After you settle in, you will spend six months teaching in stunning Colombia. Locations are: in urban areas of Zipaquirá city.
How it works
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.
Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked. We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Colombia towards the top!
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