ESL Job in Colombia
Ibague is 200 km. South-West of Bogotá with 600,000 inhabitants and has most modern amenities. The city is situated in a valley surrounded by tropical mountains and has a climate that is near perfect, normally reaching 28 daily and dropping to 18 at night.
The people are very sociable and Ibague is vibrant with activity and nightlife. A new, much larger school has just been built, accommodating up to 18 teachers. The classrooms, equipment and ideas are all modern and classes are very dynamic for both the student and teacher.
We are looking for experienced teachers. An outgoing, energetic person is a must. Spanish is an asset, however not necessary.
Although you will teach various different levels and age groups, you must be comfortable teaching young children.
Recent changes in Colombian government policy require all teachers to take an English proficiency test at some point during your contract.
-A competitive monthly salary of approximately 2.450.000 Colombian Pesos for 28 hours per week of in-class teaching PLUS an annual bonus, equivalent to two-month’s salary.
-15 days paid vacation.
-Medical insurance (after 30 days) arranged for and paid in part by the school. The policy has broad coverage including emergency and regular care as well as drug and dental.
-A written contract which meets all local standards and practices.
-Full assistance in obtaining a work-visa, paid for by the school.
-Full academic support including the direction and materials needed to teach your classes.
-Possible contract renewals including management positions.
-A native English speaker willing to sign a 10 – 12 month contract.
-A TESOL Certificate. No degree is required.
-Availability of a minimum 28 hours per week of in-class teaching at various times from 7:00am to 9:00pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm. There are no classes on Mondays and the school is closed on Sundays. You may be required to work “split-shifts”, for example mornings and evenings.
-One to teach classes of all levels and ages. The majority of students are young adults and class sizes are typically up to 16.
-A professional attitude.
The cost of living in Ibague is relatively low, even compared to Bogota. Our salary is very competitive and sufficient to live comfortably including regular eating-out and entertainment.