Santiago - TEFL Course
The capital of Chile, Santiago is nestled in a valley at the foot of the picturesque Andes. The city of six million residents has a mild, Mediterranean climate and is centrally located, making it the perfect base from which to explore. In less than two hours in either direction, you can be strolling on the coast of the Pacific Ocean or skiing in the snowcapped Andes.
Chile boasts one of the most stable economies in South America, with an unemployment rate that is among the lowest on the continent. Santiago's dependable financial system, modern facilities and general receptivity to foreigners makes it a great place to get certified and to teach English.
Our TEFL training center is very conveniently located in an upscale neighborhood of Santiago, with tree-lined residential streets, high-rise office buildings, and an array of shopping and restaurants. Just a few blocks from the city's brand new metro system, and just a five-minute walk from Suecia, a hotspot for nightlife that hosts some 50 restaurants and nightclubs, it is a perfect location to study and train.
Chile is on the leading edge of the push for English fluency-for several years now, the Chilean government's English Opens Doors program has been placing native speaking teachers in classrooms around the country. And nowhere is the need for English more apparent than in the dynamic business world. An excellent source of TEFL jobs in Chile is private or group classes for corporate employees and managers.
Since Santiago is Chile's economic, political, and cultural center, many of the English teaching positions will be found in and around the capital. However, teaching jobs are available throughout the country, ranging from the northern cities of Arica and Iquique, to the central coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, to Concepcion, Valdivia, and Puerto Montt further south. All in all, the demand is very strong!