Want to Teach English in Chile?
The country of Chile stretches from the stark Atacama Desert near the Peruvian border, through the lush vineyards of the central region, south to the frozen fjords of Patagonia. Its capital, Santiago, nestles in a valley at the foot of the Andes.
Training & Certification
LanguageCorps offers the following Program in Chile:
- TESOL Certification
The four-week training course includes 140 hours of classroom time and, and a minimum of 6 hours of observed Teaching Practice with local EFL students.
The Training Center is conveniently located in Providencia, an upscale neighborhood of tree-lined residential streets, high-rise office buildings, and plenty of shopping and restaurants. The Center is only a few blocks from the city's sparkling metro system, and a five-minute walk from Suecia, a five-block hotspot hosting dozens of restaurants and nightclubs.
The Training Center's modern facilities include 17 fully equipped classrooms, central air-conditioning and heating, a library of teaching materials, plus access to fax, phone, e-mail and the Internet. Trainees have the full support of the administrative staff, who can help new teachers get settled in Santiago by recommending medical services, housing, restaurants, activities, and explanations of how things work in the city. The Center can also arrange language-tutoring exchanges, trading your English classes for Spanish instruction. We highly recommend this tactic!
The TESOL Certification Program includes:
- TESOL Certification course
- Job placement assistance
- Optional week of complimentary Spanish lessons before or after the TESOL course
The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Chile is US$1,995.
Accommodations during the four week program are available with host families near the Training Center for an additional cost of US$900 (which includes three meals per day), or in a shared apartment for US$680. Airport pick-up can be arranged for $25.
If you are interested in brushing up on your Spanish and learning more about your new location, you have the option of one complimentary week of intensive group Spanish classes plus cultural excursions. These take place in the week before or after your 4-week TESOL Certification Program. There is no cost other than housing and $50 for a book that is required.
The following are NOT included:
- Round-trip airfare to host country
- Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
- "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
- Visa costs and fees
Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.