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Teaching in Ecuador Questions
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- Which visa do I need to work legally in Ecuador? Legally you need a work visa to teach in Ecuador. However, as it’s very difficult to get work visas from countries like the US, UK, Ireland and Canada, most teachers usually enter Ecuador on a tourist visa, then head over to Peru to get t...(read more)
- How long are teaching contracts in Ecuador? Contracts range from six to 12 months, depending on where you’re working. Shorter term contracts are sometimes available, but you’re unlikely to get your hands on these unless you’re in-country....(read more)
- How many hours a week do TEFL teachers in Ecuador usually work? This just depends. If you’re working in a private language school you could end up working just early mornings and evenings to avoid the midday heat, or your hours could be closer to 9-5. On average though you’ll have 25 contact hou...(read more)
- How much tax will I have to pay on my earnings in Ecuador? Depending on how much you’re earning, you’ll pay up to 25% of your salary as tax....(read more)
- Will my employer pay for the cost of my flight to Ecuador? This is quite unusual, however if you negotiate hard enough with your employer they may include the cost of your flight as an end-of-contract bonus....(read more)
- How much TEFL training do I need to teach in Ecuador? Most schools in Ecuador will want to see that you’ve done at least 120 hours of TEFL study either online, in the classroom, or a mixture of both, especially if you don’t have previous teaching experience. These courses will all qual...(read more)
- Do I need to speak Spanish in order to teach English in Ecuador?No, not at all. Employers will want you to create an English-speaking atmosphere in your classes, so you won’t be expected to speak Spanish in a work context. However, you might want to learn a few key phrases to help you in your day-to-...(read more)
- How much can I earn teaching in Ecuador? Salaries for full-time jobs start at around US$400 per month (the dollar is Ecuador’s official currency), rising to up to $600 per month for experienced teachers. While this is low by international standards, you’ll be earning almos...(read more)
- Do I need a degree to teach in Ecuador? No, Ecuador welcomes teachers who haven’t been to university. ...(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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