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Although there are no hard-and-fast requirements for qualifying to teach EFL or ESL in Chile, a prospective ESL teacher would be well advised to obtain a TEFL certificate. Individual teaching academies prefer it, with some actually requiring certification. And should you be lucky enough to obtain a position in a government-run school, you will find it to be a requirement, as is a teaching degree and a lengthy CV.

You will stand a better chance of finding a position if you are actually in Chile. EFL or ESL teaching jobs are seldom advertised unless there is an urgent requirement for a teacher. If you do happen to find an academy that is hiring online, do your due diligence. There are numerous stories of academies that sound good in the ad, but when you arrive to claim your job, you find that the salary which sounded so good is actually at the bottom of the scale as far as ESL schools are concerned in Chile. The perks, such as health care, turn out to be minimal. And remember – employers do not pay an upfront airfare – some, however, will reimburse at the end of a contract.

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When you make the rounds of the schools, do not expect the receptionist with whom you leave your CV to rush it straight to the director of the school. Try to hand your résumé to the director or another ESL teacher. Engage them in a discussion, ask your questions, get a feel for the place. The best time to search for an ESL or EFL position is at the end of February and beginning of March. Exercise caution when choosing a school. Many academies are more concerned with making a profit than they are with providing quality education.

You will, in all likelihood, be responsible for finding your own accommodation. Unless you are in possession of a Chilean ID number (R.U.T), you will be unable to rent your own apartment. But fear not, there are plenty of rooms to rent and if you wish, many shared apartments for rent. Check the newspaper classified ads – you will find something acceptable. If you go the shared route, you will make some friends. You may want to forgo living with other ex-pats and consider sharing an apartment with Chileans – it will give you a first-hand look at the culture and language, and enrich your time in Chile.

From the Andes mountains to the coast, Chile is only 300 kilometres wide, making for very diverse recreational opportunities – all within a reasonable distance of wherever you may happen to be living. With a major portion of the country being classified as mountainous, Chile is known as a hikers’ paradise.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the country and opportunities for a game with your fellow ESL teachers and locals will undoubtedly arise. For something a little less taxing, you might want to go to a club and enjoy some Chilean wine. Chile is the world’s largest exporter of wine, a source of great pride to the country.

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