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1. Posted by triggerj (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

Hi folks,

Has anyone here got any experience with teaching English in South America?

If so, any advice or recommendations would be much apprecated as I'm more than ready to head over from Europe to sample what looks like a beaut of a continent.

Cheers for any response.

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 10y

I taught Business English in Santiago for a few months. It was pretty effortless really. A small bit of preparation for classes, but it mainly just revolved around chatting to the students and exploring ideas.

I didnt need a TEFL, and there seems to be a drive on to employ British English speakers as opposed to American English speakers right now (in Chile at least).
If I was to pick somewhere to live and teach, in hindsight, it would be Buenos Aires, mainly because its such a great place, but also the type of Spanish you will learn to speak there is easier on the ear than in Chile.

Im sure you could also teach all over the continent, but I imagine rates of pay are the best in Chile and Argentina.

If you want to find names of English schools in Santiago...check out this link .

I found it very helpful in applying for jobs.

Hope that helps!

3. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Hey Arturo

I taught English in Buenos Aires for a few months.

A great experience for anyone, a great city always buzzing with plenty to experience and do. Search this forum for threads on this subject.

Although the money is not always the best, for me it was the great experience that made it all worthwhile, also because I was able to live in such a vibrant and exciting city such as Buenos Aires.

I'd recommend it for sure if it's the experience you're after more so than the money.