Teach English in Dominican Republic

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How to Begin Teaching in Dominican Republic

Geographically and culturally diverse, boasting stunning natural scenery with a dash of colonial architecture.

The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse countries.

The Dominican Republic is the most-visited destination in the Caribbean, and for good reason. If you can imagine gorgeous beaches, lush green forests and colourful colonial cities, then you have an idea of the beauty of the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is a great destination for adventure lovers. It offers swamps, mountain ranges, tropical rainforests, sugar plantations and even deserts to explore. It’s the top golf destination in the Caribbean. From above-ground adventures, underwater activities or safari trips, the Dominican Republic has a lot to offer. 
For the more culturally minded, colonial architecture can be found in the capital of Santo Domingo, while there are numerous small villages to walk around. The people of the Dominican Republic know how to enjoy themselves and there are many celebrations and festivals to enjoy throughout the year. If you can dance (or enjoy trying), you should definitely take some time to learn the merengue.

Teaching Opportunities

Tourism is a growing industry and there is a growing demand for English – with tourism comes a need for English. You can look for opportunities in schools, language schools and universities with English programmes. Most positions will be located in Santo Domingo and Santiago.
A degree is required, and a level of Spanish and teaching experience is not essential but would be beneficial. The salaries are not particularly high but they are more than adequate to live comfortably. Schools may also provide accommodation or reimburse you for your flights, so while salaries may not be much more than the cost of living, it is much more manageable if you do not have to pay for accommodation. Having said that, the Dominican Republic is not a place to go to save money but rather to enjoy the interesting culture and great location.

 

 

Teaching Requirements

Degree Requirement Typical Contract Length Peak Hiring Seasons Visa Info Typical Students Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency
BA/BS required6 – 12 months Year-round Work visa Students, university students DOP 13 500 – DOP 22 400 (£205 – £340) DOP 18 000 – DOP 27 000 (£272 – £ 410)
BA/BS required
Work visa
Students, university students
DOP 13 500 – DOP 22 400 (£205 – £340)
DOP 18 000 – DOP 27 000 (£272 – £ 410)

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