Achives: teaching English in Peru

by Jess Feehan
Jess Feehan works for Real Peru Holidays

TEFL Teaching in Deepest, Darkest Peru

By Martin St-Amant (S23678) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

As we all know, TEFL can be a great way to see the world, and Peru is one country that’s on most people’s bucket list. Whether it’s trekking to lost Inca cities, exploring the Amazon rainforest, or just enjoying tropical beaches, it’s one of those countries that’s got it all. But if you’re planning to use your TEFL skills to spend some time in Peru, where should you base yourself? We take a quick look at 3 of Peru’s TEFL hot-spots…

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By Grace Chinn

Teaching in Latin America: Peru

By Gvillemin (photo prise au pérou) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

For many of us, our main motivation for teaching English is to have the opportunity to experience new and exciting cultures first-hand, whilst learning another language. If this sounds like you, then Latin America could just be the perfect place for you to start or continue your TEFL career.

Those who wish to earn buckets of cash or live in the lap of luxury would be better looking elsewhere though, as the teaching experience in Latin America is in no way for the faint-hearted! From first hand experience, I can safely say that some jobs out here are a dream, but you have to look hard to find them. The blog entries to follow will chart my progress as I travel from Nicaragua back to Peru- where I started my EFL career- as I gather information on the ground about the EFL industry. My goal: to find a job somewhere near the ocean, so I can combine my two passions; teaching and surfing!

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