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1. Posted by Narcissus (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hello forum! I am new here. I did a search but couldn't find any posts in this forum that were directly related to my question.

I am planning a trip to South and Central America next winter (beginning January or February 2011). By that time I will be a BC, Canada certified teacher (High school science). I am currently completing a practicum in China and have travelled to Ecuador before. I would really like to find somewhere to teach in South or Central America. My time frame may not fit the school year system, but I am hoping to find some work filling in for maybe a sick teacher or maternity leave, etc. My questions are:
-does anyone know of any schools in SA or CA that use Canadian curriculum and teachers?
-any leads for schools that are actively recruiting?
-any recommendations for finding international teaching jobs?
-any ideas about pay ranges for non-ESL teaching
-are there any places in SA or CA where I will make decent money as an ESL teacher (I do not have an ESL certificate but will have a BA and a BEd)

Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by jonniej (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I have a few friends in Ecuador that teach in international schools.. I will ask around..

3. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Now is the time to apply to the 'International Schools' their school year ends late May, begins late in August, as long as you are a certfied teacher at home, contact tehm online, foreign hires often get benefits or RT ticket, free or discounted lodgings provided by the School and better salary than local hire, the International School also assists you in getting a work permit, the International Schools provide local health insurance for teachers. 1 year (9 month school year) contract. All schools have websites. You are able to take spanish classes and expand your horizons after arrival. Here in El Salvador The British School may hire you, as they hire only UK or Commonwelath teachers. Sorry, all my info is on an Ex Pat site, I am Ex Pat, not 'traveler' so send me a private message on TP requesting the info.

Any rate, all salaries in Latin America are low compared to US, Canada, EU and UK, China, Japan, Taiwan, etc. Cost of living lower. People are friendlier. MaƱana rules.

International Schools never hire 'black' locally(no work permit) as do many ESL, EFL Academies in Central and South America, no benefits, low salary average $5.00USD hour,, stagerred hours, early morning, noon and evening classes, most teachers without work permit leave country every 90 days to for 72 hours to renew tourist visa.

I have all teh information on a

4. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I know one person who just got a teaching job at Guatemala's leading International School, she told me she is getting $1,700 USD Month she must pay her own apartment and commute, though. Minimum wage in guatemala is $225USD a month