Teach English in Nicaragua

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How to Begin Teaching in Nicaragua

Volcanic landscapes, colonial architecture and sensational beaches

Nicaragua is an interesting mix of cultures, architecture, food and music.

Fun, adventurous and cheap, Nicaragua is one of the safer countries in the region. Only recently discovered by the tourist hordes, it is no surprise tourists are now making a beeline for this Central American country. Colonial architecture, white sandy beaches, volcanoes, lakes, and diverse flora and fauna are just a taste of what you can discover in Nicaragua. 

With a multi-ethnic population of Europeans, Africans, Asians and those with Middle Eastern origins, Nicaragua is an interesting mix of cultures, architecture, food and music. Granada should be your destination if you enjoy wandering the streets admiring colourful Spanish buildings and churches; head over to San Juan del Sur to surf and hang out at a cheap bar on the beach; or go to Ometepe Island to hike a volcano.  

Teaching Opportunities:
Don’t come to Nicaragua to get rich. Instead, Nicaragua should be considered if you are looking for a really special teaching experience and an adventurous lifestyle. There are language schools, universities and international schools where you can find a TEFL position, mostly in Leon, Managua, Granada, and San Juan del Sur. Schools hire year-round, except for December, when everyone is on holiday.  

Employers prefer to do interviews face-to-face rather than on Skype so it is preferable to be in the country when you are looking for a position. It is common to arrive and work on a tourist visa, though this is not strictly legal. 

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 preferred1 month – 12 months January-February and July, year-round tourist visa, work permit children, adults 15 000 – 23 500 NIO (400 – 645 GBP) approx. 15 000 – 70 000 NIO (400 – 2 000 GBP)
BA/BS preferred
1 month – 12 months
January-February and July, year-round
tourist visa, work permit
children, adults
15 000 – 23 500 NIO (400 – 645 GBP)
approx. 15 000 – 70 000 NIO (400 – 2 000 GBP)

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