ESL Schools Abroad

ESL Schools in South and Central America

The world is increasingly global and English continues to persist as the world’s global first language. As businesses expand and foreigners travel around the world the demand for English teachers to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) increases.

There are many ESL programs around the world. University intensive English programs are typically hosted by universities and colleges and are intended to assist students as they try to develop their intellectual side and as they attempt to expand their academic experience. Private Language Schools can also offer IEP and are directed at students who are not necessarily concerned about learning English and who also focus on learning more about cultural values. In comparison to University based IEPs, IEPs located in Private Language Schools are more diverse and provide students with a wider range of programs. This is owed to the fact that students attending these courses are likely to spend shorter periods of time abroad and to be more interested in the interactive part of their experience.

ESL Schools in South and Central America

In the big cities, the largest demand for English teachers comes from the business community. And because of the strong link between North and South America, the demand tends to be high for American English. The two most important providers of English Language Training are American Bi-National Centers and Cultural Centers. In Brazil alone, there are over 25 Brazilian-American Cultural Institutes. Many South American nations have British or American style bilingual schools.

ESL Salaries in South America

The salary package for any English teacher abroad will depend on a multitude of variables, such as the experience of the teacher or the resource availability of the hiring institution. Still, at a general level, estimations have been completed below of the salary packages offered by some of the more popular destinations of English teachers. While Educators Overseas does not place teachers in all these locations and individual compensation will differ, this will give you an idea of what to expect as an ESL teacher no matter who you teach through.

 Country  Monthly Salary  Airfare  Health care  Teaching hours per week
 1. Brazil  950 – 2,500 BRL Sometimes included Sometimes included   20 – 30
 2. Chile  500,000 – 1,5000,000 CLP Seldom included Seldom included   15 – 30
 3. Mexico  6,000 – 12,000 MXN Sometimes included Usually included   12 – 35
 4. Peru  1,300 – 3,300 PEN Seldom included Not included   20 – 35