TOP KEYS FOR GETTING A JOB TEACHING ENGLISH IN ECUADOR
Education: Preferably a BA/BS though for teaching English in Ecuador it’s not required
TEFL Certification: Necessary TEFL/TESOL certification obtainable in Quito or by the 4-week in-person course or 170-hour online TEFL class.
Peak hiring months: Periods of February-March and July-August
Types of Jobs: Private students and private language schools
Citizenship Requirements: Preference given to citizens of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Canada, UK, and USA though this is not always a requirement
Typical Hiring Process: Mostly done in-person by the local schools
Average teaching hours per week: 20-25 hours in the classroom plus preparation hours
Types of Students: Adults
Cost of Living per month: $500-$800 USD
Visas: Tourist visa or work visa
Potential to save: Break-even
Average Monthly Pay: $500-$800 USD
Start –up cost: $1,000-$1,200 USD
Potential to save or break-even: Break-even
Accommodation Benefits: None
Fight Reimbursements: None
Vacation: Depends on the employer
TEACHING ENGLISH IN ECUADOR
The Galapagos Islands is just one among the vast striking elements of geographic diversity that the country of Ecuador has to offer. Alongside a rich indigenous culture and bustling historic cities, this is a growing job market for those who wish to teach English in the Latin American region.
Hiring for the position of English teachers typically takes place in the period of February-March and once again in the months of July and August. Candidates should be prepared for in-person interviews in local schools. Most of the jobs are available in independent language schools while some English teachers are found to be working as private tutors in part-time arrangements.