Suriname is an extremely small country and you won’t find many available teaching positions. Salaries are very small, but the cost of living is also very low. Having said that, most teaching positions probably won’t pay enough to cover your basic living costs. This Dutch speaking country is like no other in the region and if you are lucky enough to find a job, you will get an experience that isn’t like anything else in the world. Read more about teaching English in Suriname here.
Uruguay is a relatively small country and you won’t find lots of teaching opportunities, but you will stumble across a few. You also won’t get rich working in Uruguay, but you should earn enough money to pay for your basic living costs and a little more. This isn’t a popular destination for TEFL teachers and you don’t always need to have qualifications and experience to find teaching work. But if you’re looking to live somewhere that is a bit off the TEFL beaten track, then this might just be the place for you.
Paraguay isn’t a very popular destination for TEFL teachers, but there are many reasons to consider it. The country is very beautiful, the people are very welcoming and although you won’t find many teaching opportunities in the country, you are likely to find some. You won’t necessarily earn a lot of money, but you should earn enough to have a pretty good standard of living as your salary can go quite far. Read more about teaching English in Paraguay in this helpful post.
Most people only teach English in Venezuela for a few months before moving on to pastures new. Few teachers live and work in the country for longer periods of time, and it can be difficult to make a life in the country due to the low salaries and the unstable political situation in the country. You should earn enough money to cover your basic living costs, but it is unlikely that you will make a lot of money unless you find a job in an international school or a university, but you will need to be well qualified for that.
David Pratt has lived and worked as a teacher in Arequipa in Peru for some time and he gives you the complete low-down of his experiences in this blog post. You can find out what to expect including salaries, the cost of living, how to find work as well as minimum requirements for teaching positions. This isolated city can lead you to have a unique living experience that you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the world. Read all about it here.
Peru is a unpopular destination for TEFL teachers, but it is a good choice. You will find that there is an increasing demand for native English speaking teachers and it is pretty easy to find a job even if you don’t have experience or qualifications. You should be able to find a job that pays enough salary to cover your basic living costs. If you choose to live in Peru, you will be surrounding by natural beauty with gorgeous beaches and the stunning Amazon rainforest right on your doorstep.
You won’t find that there are many paid teaching opportunities in Guyana, but as more and more people are becoming interested in learning English, more and more language schools are starting to open. Therefore, the demand for English teachers is rising, albeit quite slowly. You will find that there are more volunteering opportunities available rather than paid ones. If you are lucky enough to find a well paying teaching job, then this stunning country would be a great place to live.
There is a growing demand for native English speaking teachers in Chile and although it is possible to find work without a teaching certificate or a degree, you will find better paying jobs if you have both. Most jobs will pay you enough money to cover your cost of living and a little more. With a growing demand, fairly good pay and ease of finding a job, Chile is a good option for any TEFL teacher. Find out more about how to find a job, minimum requirements, cost of living and more right here.
You don’t go to teach English in Bolivia for the money because you won’t earn a lot of money. You should find a job that pays your basic living costs and not much more. However, the diverse culture that is like no other country attracts most teachers. The people are very friendly and welcoming and you will be surrounded by beautiful landscape at every corner. There is more to life than money, and TEFL teachers in Bolivia know just that!
There is a real demand for native English speaking teachers in Brazil and the demand continues to grow. You will find many jobs available and even those without the correct qualifications and experience should find something. As ever, there is a big different in salaries on offer, and those with qualifications and experience are likely to get the higher salaries. You’re not going to make a lot of money in Brazil, but you will make enough to cover your living costs. Read more about it here in this blog post.