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1. Posted by Megan_3 (Budding Member 66 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I was just wondering if anyone had any experience working in South America? I'm hoping to travel there the end of this year for as long as possible and if I could work there that would extend my time. I have loads of hospitality experience and would consider a TEFL course. I'm from the UK and hope to have some conversational Spanish by the time I go. Any advice?
Thanks! :)

2. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Working almost anywhere in South America requires pretty decent Spanish at the very least (outside of Brazil, which requires Portuguese of course) and some kind of qualification/skill that can't easily be found within the local workforce.

You have to consider who you're competing against and realize you need to bring something to the table that the employer can't find easier/cheaper locally. They don't hand out Work Visas like they used to...

Good luck.


3. Posted by eliasbg (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Megan,

I am working in English institute in LIma Peru and I think that this Institute will want an english teacher. I can help you if you are interested. This institute is UkVivential

You can write me to my email for more details.



4. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Dear Elias,

Megan, the Original Poster, is not TEFL certified and that's a minimum requirement at UK Vivential.